Fordham University School of Law

Fordham University School of Law

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Basic Information
Type: 
Private
Religious Affiliation: 

Catholic

Enrollment: 
1245

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. It is among the top law school buildings according to preLaw magazine.

“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 has 77.6 percent employment rate 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.

Admission Profile
Application Deadline: 
3/31
Application Fee: 

$70

Financial Aid Deadline: 

4/15

 LSATGPA
75th Percentile1663.71
Median1643.60
25th Percentile1613.40
Financial Profile
 ResidentNon-Resident
Tuition$60,406$60,406
Tuition Part-time$45,432$45,432
Living Expenses
Median grant$21000
Percent receiving grants74.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
 Rate
Post-grad employment 84.40%
NJ Employment77.6
Bar Passage87.74%
State80.60%
Academic Profile
Best Law Schools 2019: Most Diverse: 
B+
Concentrations: 
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business, Corporate, Banking
Criminal Law and Procedure
Employment and Labor Law
Entertainment Law
Environmental/Natural Resource Law
Estate Planning
Family Law/Child & Family
Governmental Affairs and Regulations
Health Law
Human Rights
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Litigation
Public Interest/Social Justice
Public Policy
Tax Law
Technology Law
Trial Advocacy
Website: 
http://law.fordham.edu
Phone: 
212-636-6000