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Extracurricular Opportunities

Fordham Pre-Law Society

The Pre-Law Society is a student organization whose purpose is to familiarize students with various aspects of the legal field by gathering and disseminating information and services to students interested in law. All interested students are invited to join. The Pre-Law Society holds a variety of workshops and activities throughout the year, including law school counseling with faculty and current law students, discussion of internship opportunities, LSAT advising sessions, and guest speakers from local law firms and recruiters from law schools. Past events have included: visits to court sessions, panel discussions with current law students, and attending the Fordham Law School Film Festival. For further information about the Fordham Pre-Law Society, email fordhamprelawsociety@gmail.com.

Fordham Debate Society

The Fordham Debate Society is the eighth oldest collegiate debate society in the United States and the oldest club on the Rose Hill campus. The society recently hosted the World Debating Championships, only the third U.S. university, along with Princeton and Yale, to host this event. In the past five years, the Society has had Top 5 finishes at nationals, North American championships and major tournaments at Princeton and Columbia universities. For further information about the Fordham Debate Society, click here.

Mock Trial

Established in 2001 under the Pre-Law Society, Mock Trial provides students the opportunity to simulate the legal process and exposes students to the practice and theory of law. Each year, the Mock Trial team receives a fictional legal case from the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA), complete with affidavits, evidence, depositions, and case law. The Mock Trial team creates a legal case and competes at AMTA-sponsored regional- and national-level competitions presided over by district attorneys, lawyers, and judges. Members of Fordham’s Mock Trial teams have competed and won awards at events at Harvard University, St. John’s University, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University. For further information about the Mock Trial team, click here

Internships 

FCRH students interested in a legal career are strongly encouraged to pursue internships. FCRH students intern at corporations, law firms, and nonprofits in New York City and the Bronx. For further information about internships, click here.

Service

FCRH students interested in a legal career also benefit from volunteering. Community service experiences help students learn how they can, in the spirit of Jesuit tradition, use their talents to contribute to the greater good of society. While some preparing for careers in law choose local service learning opportunities, others travel far and wide to learn about and serve different cultures. For further information about service-learning and volunteer opportunities, click here.


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