By the Numbers
Our stats speak volumes, whether it’s the number of our graduates hired by top-tier law firms, the student publications cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, or the competitions won by our student teams in moot court and mock trial contests around the nation and the world.
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Top 25
Specialty Areas
In its 2020 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News & World Report ranked a number of Fordham Law programs among the top 25 in the country.
  • Trial Advocacy: #9
  • Clinical Training: #19
  • International Law: #19
  • Dispute Resolution: #21
Jobs by Employer Type (2018)
Represents all employment types (long-term, full-time, short-term, and part-time, divided by the total number of employed graduates) from data on the ABA Employment Summary Report:
54.3% Large Law Firm, 18.2% Small to Medium Law Firm, 8.9% Business, 5.8% Clerkship, 5.8% Government, 5.8% Public Interest, 1.2% Academic
According to the National Law Journal, Fordham Law ranks 15th nationally in terms of placement of 2018 graduates in the National Law Journal’s top 100 law firms.
Fordham Law School ranks #4 in the number of graduates employed in the 25 largest law firm offices of the country’s largest legal market: New York City.
  • 1. NYU
  • 2. Harvard
  • 3. Columbia
  • 4. Fordham
  • 5. Georgetown
Top 25 largest law firms reported by the National Law Journal. Employment number compiled by the The Maloney Library in 2019.
According to the National Law Journal, Fordham Law ranks 10th in the number of alumni promoted to partner.
Fordham Law’s 17 live-client clinics allow students to solve real legal problems for clients while working with our faculty.
The Class of 2019 performed over 150,000 hours of public interest work during their time at Fordham Law.
The Fordham Law alumni community is a global network. Graduates can be found in 49 states and in 80 countries around the world.
States of Practice
Following graduation, Fordham Law alumni fan out across the country to engage in meaningful legal work. The five states with the highest concentration of practicing alumni are New York, New Jersey, California, Connecticut, and Florida.
Top Feeder Schools, Entering Class Fall 2018
Fordham students are drawn from among the most academically rigorous undergraduate schools in the country.
  • Fordham University
  • New York University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Georgetown University
  • Villanova University
  • Binghamton University
  • Boston College
  • Rutgers University