Fordham Law Quick Facts
2020
Entering Class
Profile
Data as of August 25, 2020
Applicants
5,395
5,006 Day

389 Evening
Matriculants
416
360 Day

56 Evening
Women
55%
Self-Identified Minority Status
34%
Applicants
5,395
5,006 Day

389 Evening
Matriculants
416
360 Day

56 Evening
Women
55%
Self-Identified Minority Status
34%
LSAT
Sun IconDay
164
Bottom ¼
162
Top ¼
166
Moon IconEvening
160
Bottom ¼
156
Top ¼
164
GPA
Sun IconDay
3.65
Bottom ¼
3.48
Top ¼
3.74
Moon IconEvening
3.52
Bottom ¼
3.32
Top ¼
3.68
Nationally Ranked Programs Award
In its 2021 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News & World Report ranked Fordham Law #27 overall among all law schools, and a number of Fordham Law programs among the top 25 in the country.
Trial Advocacy: #9
Dispute Resolution: #13
Business-Corporate Law: #17
Clinical Education: #17
Criminal Law: #17
International Law: #21
IP Law: #21
Contracts-Commercial Law: #23
Constitutional Law: #25
Top Feeder Schools
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Application Deadlines Calendar
J.D.:

March 15

Transfer and Fall Semester Visitors:
June 15
Spring Visitors:
December 15
(J.D. and transfer students are admitted for fall term only.)
Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition for the 2020–2021 academic year was $63,932 for the day division and $47,950 for the evening division. Fordham offers both need-based grants and merit-based scholarships.
Office of J.D. Admissions
Specialty Degree Programs
Dual Degrees
J.D./M.B.A.
J.D./M.S.W.
J.D./M.A. (IPED)
Graduate Programs
Master of Laws (LL.M.)
Banking, Corporate, and Finance Law
Corporate Compliance
Fashion Law
Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law
International Business and Trade Law
International Dispute Resolution
International Law and Justice
Real Estate
U.S. Law Dual Concentration
Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.)
Corporate Compliance
Fashion Law
Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.)
Journals/Publications
Fordham Law Review
Fordham Environmental Law Review
Fordham International Law Journal
Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal
Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law
Fordham Urban Law Journal
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For Our Profession, Society, and World
Live-Client Clinics
Clinics are run out of Lincoln Square Legal Services, a professional law firm run by the faculty of Fordham Law School’s nationally ranked clinical program.
Community Economic Development
Consumer Litigation
Corporate Social Responsibility
Criminal Defense
Entrepreneurial Law
Family Advocacy
Federal Litigation
Federal Tax
Immigrant Rights
International Human Rights
International Law and Development in Africa
Legislative and Policy Advocacy
Mediation
Democracy and the Constitution
Queens D.A. Prosecution
Samuelson-Glushko Intellectual Property and Information Law
Securities Litigation and Arbitration
Elective Offerings
Students may select from nearly 300 elective course offerings in the following areas:
Antitrust and Economic Regulation
Banking/Finance/Corporate
Civil Practice and Litigation
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Fashion Law
International and Foreign Law
Labor Law
Legal History and Legal Theory
National Security and Foreign Relations
Property and Intellectual Property Law
Public Interest Law
Tax Law
Urban Law
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