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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 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.


Recent Faculty Scholarship

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