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 dispute resolution contests around the nation and the world.
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Top 25

Specialty Areas

In its 2024 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: #6
  • Clinical Training: #9
  • Dispute Resolution: #15
  • Criminal Law: #17
  • International Law: #18
  • Business-Corporate Law: #19
  • Contracts-Commercial Law: #19
  • Intellectual Property Law: #22
  • Tax Law: #24

Jobs by Employer Type (2022)

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:
Jobs by Employer Type (2022)
According to the National Law Journal, Fordham Law ranks 21st nationally in terms of placement of 2022 graduates at the country’s top 100 law firms.
Fordham Law School ranks #4 in the number of graduates employed by the nation’s top 100 law firms in their offices in the country’s largest legal market, New York City.
  • 1. NYU
  • 2. Columbia
  • 3. Georgetown
  • 4. Fordham
  • 5. Harvard
Top 100 largest firms reported by The American Lawyer. Employment data reported by ALM Legal Compass, 2022.
According to the National Law Journal, Fordham Law ranks 7th in the number of alumni promoted to partner.
“2022 Go-To Law Schools: Associates to Partner,” National Law Journal (2023)
Fordham Law’s 20 live-client clinics allow students to solve real legal problems for clients while working with our faculty.
The Class of 2023 performed 129,317 hours of public interest work during their time at Fordham Law.
The Fordham Law alumni community is a global network of over 22,500 alumni. Graduates can be found in all 50 states and in 95 countries around the world.

Nationally Known

Following graduation, Fordham Law alumni fan out across the country to engage in meaningful legal work. The Fordham Law Alumni Association boasts 32 chapters, both national and international, and 12 affinity groups. The highest concentrations of practicing alumni are located in New York, New Jersey, California, Florida, and Washington, D.C.

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Top Feeder Schools, Entering Class Fall 2022

Fordham students are drawn from among the most academically rigorous undergraduate schools in the country.

  • Fordham University
  • New York University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • George Washington
  • Binghamton University
  • UC Berkeley
  • University of Florida
  • USC (Los Angeles)
  • Georgetown (tie)
  • Tulane University (tie)
  • University of Michigan (tie)