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Why Choose Fordham Law?

 

Curious, creative, and committed to the craft. These words describe the people you’ll meet at Fordham Law School.

Located in the heart of New York City, Fordham Law is a vibrant, collaborative, and diverse community of dedicated faculty and engaged, hands-on students who are working together to master the law, understand its role in advancing justice, and make sure that justice is accessible to all. Our approach combines a grounding in enduring legal principles along with emerging theories, techniques, and technologies. We’re creating a community of compassionate and highly capable lawyers who have a larger goal in mind: to make a difference for our profession, society, and world.

The Big Idea with Fordham Law School

 

Fordham Law professors share the big ideas that drive their work.

We asked eight members of our faculty about the big ideas that drive their work, how these ideas can be used in our society today, and how legal scholarship can make a real impact. 

The topics are wide-ranging and include frontline workers’ rights; privacy and crime control; rethinking mutual fund voting; modernizing the constitution; the complexities of bias; the regulation of global trade and its relationship to migration; the changing power dynamic between cities and states; and the impact of inequalities in the nonprofit sector.  Watch all Big Idea videos here.

The Importance of Connection and Community

 

Dean Diller explores the importance of connection and how the Law School’s dedication to service uniquely prepared the Fordham community to weather the past year's storm.

It has been a time of enormous challenges and extraordinary upheaval marked by personal losses and an unprecedented disruption to the way we live our lives. “As we emerge from this era, we have come to understand how critical community and connection are for us to thrive,” says Dean Matthew Diller. “We have a renewed understanding of how we need to affirmatively nurture, build, and treasure our connections and attachments to each other.”

 

JD Concentrations
Business and Financial Law

Fundamentals needed for you to solve complex problems in the world of business.

Intellectual Property and Information Law

A solid substantive grounding in the laws dealing with art, inventions, and information goods and services.

International, Comparative, and Foreign Law

For legal practice in multilateral institutions, government agencies, NGOs, law firms, and private sector work.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Skills to expertly resolve disputes both in and outside the courtroom.

Public Interest and Service

Prepares you to fight injustice and to help empower and advocate for communities.

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Recent Faculty Scholarship

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Faculty Spotlight Journal

Scholarship that makes an impact throughout the legal profession and beyond

Fordham Facts

Explore what sets Fordham Law apart

Fordham Lawyer

Read the magazine of Fordham Law School

The Network Effect

Connecting the people of Fordham Law

Access to Justice

Harnessing the collective public service energy of the School