Fordham University School of Law

Fordham University School of Law

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Fordham University School of Law consistently ranks among the top 20 law schools when it comes to placement at the nation's largest firms. The campus, located in the heart of New York City, is just two blocks from Central Park and across the street from the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

The Catholic school moved into a new building in 2014, which includes a stunning 60,940 square-foot library. preLaw magazine ranked it as the 17th best in the nation, and second best in the Northeast. 

“Our new building features spacious simulation rooms, modern clinic areas, and public spaces that foster collaboration and innovation," said Stephen Brown, assistant dean for enrollment. "It also more than doubles total instructional space and provides a range of resources to enhance students' learning and their sense of community.”

Fordham Law is one of the top 20 law schools measured in terms of Class of 2014 employment with Big Law (firms with 101+ attorneys) and federal clerkships, according to data reported to the ABA. It also reports a strong bar pass rate.

It is one of the largest schools in the nation, but typical first-year class sizes are only 39 students. It is also one of the most selective schools in the nation, measured in terms of the LSAT scores of the most recent entering class. 

Fordham Law’s Class of 2015 performed nearly 130,000 hours of public interest work during their time in law school.

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75th Percentile1653.67
25th Percentile1593.37
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time$42,196$42,196
Living Expenses
Median grant$20000
Percent receiving grants70.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 84.40%
NJ Employment77.61
Bar Passage90.91%
Academic Profile
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Health Law
Human Rights
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Public Interest/Social Justice
Public Policy
Tax Law
Technology Law
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