Courses

Your interests, your future. At Fordham Law, you can select from nearly 300 elective courses that will help you discover your legal interests while developing expertise in specific legal areas.
A Representative Sample of Electives

Corporate & Finance

Corporate & Finance

  • Advanced Business Bankruptcy
  • Advanced Business Law
  • Banking Litigation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Broker-Dealer
  • Business Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Commercial Drafting
  • Commercial Finance/Secured Transactions
  • Commercial Transaction
  • Comparative Corporate Law
  • Compliance
  • Corporate Crisis Management
  • Corporate Crisis Management and International Investigations
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Finance: Legal Aspects
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Reorganization Under Bankruptcy Code
  • Corporate Strategy and Taxation
  • Corporate Sustainability, Transnational Business, and Human Rights
  • Corporate Tax
  • Corporations
  • E-Commerce
  • Employment Law
  • Global Capital Markets and Governance
  • Global Corporate Compliance
  • Globalization of American Corporations: Tax and Regulatory Policy
  • Income Taxation
  • Insurance Law and Litigation
  • International Banking
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Commercial Law Seminar
  • International Trade Law
  • Introduction to the Deal
  • Law and Professional Sports
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Partnership and LLC Law
  • Public Finance Law and Practice
  • Real Estate Drafting
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Securities Litigation
  • Securities Regulation
  • Securities Regulation: The Broker-Dealer Perspective
  • Securities Regulation Drafting
  • Securitization
  • Trust and Wills

Litigation & Civil Practice

Litigation & Civil Practice

  • Civil Litigation Drafting
  • Complex Litigation
  • Criminal Litigation Drafting
  • Discovery and Pretrial Process
  • Domestic Arbitration Practicum
  • Evidence
  • Federal Courts
  • International Arbitration Practicum
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Land Use Law
  • New York Practice
  • Patent Litigation
  • Professional Responsibility: Civil Litigation
  • Role of the Attorney General’s Office in Civil Litigation
  • Transnational Litigation and Arbitration

Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

  • Advanced Trial Advocacy
  • Externships:
  • Civil Government and Non-Profit
  • Civil Government Litigation
  • Criminal Justice
  • Environmental Law – NYC Law Department
  • Housing Litigation
  • Intellectual Property/Media
  • Judicial
  • New York City Council
  • New York City Special Federal Litigation Seminar
  • Queens District Attorney Seminar
  • Stein Scholar
  • Voting Rights – NYCLU
  • Fundamental Lawyering Skills
  • Trial and Arbitration Advocacy

Clinics

Clinics

  • Community Economic Development
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Criminal Defense
  • Entrepreneurial Law
  • Family Advocacy
  • Federal Litigation
  • Federal Tax
  • Immigrant Rights
  • International Human Rights
  • Legislative and Policy Advocacy
  • Mediation
  • Queens DA Prosecution Clinic
  • Rule of Law Clinic
  • Samuelson-Glushko Intellectual Property and Information Law
  • Securities Litigation and Arbitration

Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration Practice
  • Conflict Management Systems Design
  • Domestic and International Arbitration Practicum
  • Fundamental Lawyering Skills
  • International Arbitration
  • Introduction to the Deal
  • Negotiations
  • Trial and Arbitration Advocacy

Constitutional Law & Policy

Constitutional Law & Policy

  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Constitution, Presidency, Law & National Security
  • Current Supreme Court Controversies
  • First Amendment
  • Language of the Constitution
  • Law of the City of New York
  • State and Local Government
  • United States Constitutional History
  • United States Foreign Relations Law
  • Regulation of Financial Institutions
  • Slavery and the Constitution

Criminal Law

Criminal Law

  • Anti-Money Laundering Law
  • Capital Punishment
  • Complex Criminal Litigation
  • Criminal Law Theory
  • Criminal Litigation Drafting
  • Criminal Procedure: Adjudication
  • Criminal Procedure: Advanced Topics
  • Criminal Procedure: Investigative
  • Discovery and Pretrial Process
  • Discovery Drafting
  • Environmental Law
  • Ethics in Criminal Advocacy
  • Evidence
  • Internet-Based Crimes
  • New York Criminal Procedure
  • Organized Crime
  • Psychology and Criminal Law
  • Race, Gender & Crime
  • White Collar Crime
  • White Collar Criminal Investigations and Parallel Civil Proceedings

Environmental Law

Environmental Law

  • Climate Change: Law and Policy
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • International Environmental Law

Fashion Law

Fashion Law

  • Cosmetics Regulation
  • Fashion Ethics, Sustainability, and Development
  • Fashion Law and Finance
  • Fashion Law and International Trade
  • Fashion Law and Social Justice
  • Fashion Law Practicum
  • Fashion Licensing
  • Fashion Modeling Law
  • Fashion Retail Law

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

  • Advanced Legal Research: Copyright, Trademark, and Patent
  • Art and Cultural Heritage Law
  • Blockchain and Smart Contracts
  • Blockchain, Virtual Currencies, and Tokens: Business and Legal Issues
  • Copyright Law
  • Counseling and Advocacy in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Matters
  • Digital Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
  • Fintech and Artificial Intelligence: Regulatory and Corporate Law Framework
  • Intellectual Property and Advanced Technology: Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Patent Law
  • Patent Litigation
  • Patent Practice Skills
  • Smart Securities and Blockchain Regulations
  • Trademark Law

Comparative, International & Human Rights

Comparative, International & Human Rights

  • Advanced Legal Research: Foreign and International
  • Admiralty and International Maritime Law
  • Antitrust – International Cross-Border Mergers
  • Antitrust Law
  • Asian Americans and the Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Comparative Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Sustainability, Transnational Business, and Human Rights
  • Crimmigration: The Intersection of Immigration and Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Law Practice
  • Human Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Human Rights Law
  • Immigration Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Human Rights Scholarship
  • International Law
  • International Litigation and Arbitration
  • International Taxation
  • International Trade Law
  • Labor Law in International Context
  • Market Structure
  • Mediation: International and Comparative Perspective
  • National Security Law
  • Nuclear Weapons and International Law
  • Protection of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Under International Human Rights Law
  • Refugee Law and Policy

Labor & Employment Law

Labor & Employment Law

  • Disability Law
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Law Practice
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Law
  • Labor and Employment Arbitration
  • Labor and Employment Law Drafting
  • Labor Law
  • Law and Professional Sports
  • Role of General Counsel: Counselor, Strategist & Manager
  • Workers, Law & Changing Economy

Legal History & Legal Theory

Legal History & Legal Theory

  • American Legal History
  • Colloquium in Law and Philosophy
  • Corporations, Race and the Law
  • Criminal Law Theory
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Family Law
  • Gender, Sexuality, and the Law
  • Natural Law & Social Justice
  • Positive Lawyering
  • Poverty Law
  • Race, Gender & Crime
  • United States Constitutional History

Property/Real Estate Law

Property/Real Estate Law

  • Clinical Housing Litigation Seminar and Fieldwork
  • Community Economic Development Clinic Seminar and Fieldwork
  • Cooperatives and Condominiums
  • Land Use
  • Land Use and Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Drafting
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Residential Landlord-Tenant Law

Professional Responsibility

Professional Responsibility

  • Advanced Seminar in Public Interest Lawyering
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Ethics
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Ethics in Criminal Advocacy
  • Ethics in Public Interest Law
  • Professional Responsibility: Lawyers and Justice

Race, Gender, Sexuality, and the Law

Race, Gender, Sexuality, and the Law

  • Access to Justice
  • Anti-Discrimination Law
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Gender, Sexuality, and the Law
  • Gender, Violence, and the Law
  • Health Law & Biomedical Ethics
  • LGBTI—International Human Rights
  • Market Structure and the Pandemic
  • Race and the Law
  • Race, Gender, and Crime
  • Slavery and the Constitution
  • Special Victims, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Crimes

Public Interest Law

Public Interest Law

  • Administrative Law
  • Advanced Legal Research: Public Interest
  • Advanced Seminar in Public Interest Lawyering
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • Disability Law
  • Election Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Environmental Law
  • Ethics in Criminal Advocacy
  • Ethics in Public Interest Law
  • First Amendment
  • Future of American Democracy
  • Healthcare Policy and the Law
  • Health Law & Biomedical Ethics
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration Law
  • International Human Rights
  • Law and Medicine
  • Law and Policy of Climate Change
  • Nonprofit Law
  • Poverty Law

Tax Law

Tax Law

  • Accounting for Lawyers
  • Advanced Legal Research: Taxation
  • Corporate Strategy and Taxation
  • Corporate Tax
  • Globalization of American Corporations
  • Income Taxation
  • International Taxation
  • Tax Policy and Distributive Policy
  • Trusts and Wills

Technology

Technology

  • Advanced Legal Research: Law Practice Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence & Law Practice Today
  • Blockchain and Smart Contracts
  • Blockchain, Virtual Currencies, and Tokens: Business and Legal Issues
  • Compliance, Technology and Financial Services
  • Counseling & Advocacy in Intellectual Property & Information Technology Matters
  • E-Commerce
  • E-Law in the Global Setting: Data
  • Electronic Discovery and Information Governance
  • Fintech and Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Law Survey
  • Information Privacy Law
  • Intellectual Property and Advanced Technology: Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain
  • Internet Law
  • Law and Neuroscience Seminar
  • Mass Media Law
  • Technological Change and the Law