J.D. Admissions

Fordham Law students are engaged with the real world.
They reflect our global society and represent diverse groups, perspectives, and interests. They possess a wide range of experiences and embody the school’s spirit of service. They plan to take full advantage of Fordham’s practical legal education offerings including our highly ranked clinics, externships, Alternative Dispute Resolution program, and competition programs such as Moot Court and Moore Advocates. They understand the value of the Fordham Law difference, our dynamic location, and our reputation for excellence.

Are you among this group of creative learners and critical thinkers? Then start your legal journey with us and consider joining the Fordham Law family!

At Fordham Law, you have options.
Our highly selective Juris Doctor program includes a traditional, full-time degree, as well as a part-time J.D. program and a two-year J.D. program for international students.

We look beyond numbers. 
Your LSATs and GPAs are helpful signposts; they are not the end of the road. We consider your personal statement, letters of recommendation, professional experience, and your complete application. We select applicants who are bright, innovative, and passionate about the law. Learn more about our selection criteria.

Last year, we received almost 5,000 applications, representing individuals from 30 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, as well as from 14 countries. 

Our most recent entering class of approximately 400 students came from diverse careers in the public and private sectors, military academies, music conservatories, liberal arts colleges, national research universities, and distinguished graduate programs ranging from engineering to theology.

Learn more about the application procedure and how to apply


J.D. Admissions

Fordham University School of Law
150 West 62nd Street, Suite 4-104, New York, NY 10023

Tel: 212-636-6810

Fax: 212-636-7984

Email: lawadmissions@law.fordham.edu