Legal Writing Program


The Legal Writing Program at Fordham Law School is one of the most extensive in the country, consisting of twenty-five sections in its First Year Program and forty courses in its Advanced Program.

Legal writing courses are taught predominantly by adjunct professors drawn from the highest ranks of legal practitioners, including federal and state judges, assistant United States attorneys and district attorneys, partners in major Manhattan law firms, and directors of legal aid and legal services offices.

The Legal Writing Program also offers workshops and lectures on a variety of legal writing topics.  Some workshops, such as those on contract drafting and citation form, supplement the first-year J.D. curriculum.  Others, such as workshops on scholarly writing and transactional drafting skills, are oriented toward upper-class students.  The Legal Writing Program also provides a Tutoring Program to students at all levels.

Program Administration

Director of Legal Writing – Rachel Vorspan, Professor of Law
Associate Director of Legal Writing – Ted Neustadt

Contact Us

Fordham University School of Law
Legal Writing Program
150 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023

Tel: 212-636-6942

Fax: 212-930-8828