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Pre Law Summer Courses

Classes listed as "online" during Session I or II will meet synchronously online during a portion of their scheduled meeting times with additional coursework to be completed asynchronously. Session III online courses are all asynchronous (exceptions are noted in course descriptions).

Hybrid courses will meet in person on campus; however, the university will continue to implement the Flexible Hybrid Learning Environment to keep the community safe and allow for the possibility of remote attendance as necessary.

Fordham students please check courses in for the most accurate Attribute listings.

IDIS 0100 L21 - Fordham Pre-Law Institute
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021 
Online: MTWTh, 9 a.m. - Noon

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of the U.S. legal system and U.S. law. Topics include an introduction to the U.S. legal system, constitutional law and legislation/regulation, foundations of private law, criminal justice, civil procedure and litigation, legal ethics and professional responsibility, and legal research and writing. Classes are taught by Fordham Law School faculty, who will introduce the Socratic method of teaching common in legal education. Optional sessions will prepare students for the law school admissions process, the first year of law school studies, and legal professional development. One class will feature a conversation with law graduates working in various legal positions in the public and private sectors. This course is designed for those contemplating law school, but all are welcome. Credit and non-credit options available. To register as a non-credit student, please visit For 3 credits, register through or the Summer Session online form. 

CRN: 12854
Instructor: Jaeger Fine
3 credits