Thank you for your interest in our Master of Laws program. Here are some of the things that are special about the Fordham Law LLM experience:
Our Community is Invested in Your Success
Enroll in the LLM program at Fordham Law and become part of a community invested in your success. The moment you join Fordham Law, you become part of a welcoming family that includes the LLM program leadership, your professors, your classmates (who typically come from more than 40 countries), and the more than 21,000 Fordham Law alumni who work across the globe.
This is more than a community—it is a network that connects you with opportunities and advances your interests and goals. Check out what some of our LLM alumni are saying about their Fordham Law experience and tips for professional success.
Flexibility to Accommodate Your Busy Schedule and Diverse Interests
We understand that it may be difficult to find the time to pursue your graduate legal education. That is why we offer part-time and full-time divisions and offer the option of beginning your studies in the fall (August) or spring (January) semester. We also offer the professional track LLM, which enables students to return to their home country in between semesters for work or other obligations.
Our nine areas of specialization allow each student to pursue her or his path and gain knowledge and expertise in today’s most dynamic areas of law. Those who take advantage of our dual concentration option receive their LLM degree in any two areas of specialization. We also offer a fully online LLM program in U.S. Law or Corporate Compliance, which can be taken on a part-time or full-time basis starting either in January or August. Our online LLM degree in Corporate Compliance has the additional option of starting in May.
Gain Eligibility to Sit for the New York Bar Exam
Most of our international LLM students use our in-person LLM program to gain eligibility to sit for the New York bar examination.
Individualized Career Guidance
For our in-person students, our Graduate Professional Development Program (GPDP) helps students navigate their careers by offering individualized guidance in defining their professional goals and moving toward them. Fordham Law is one of a select number of U.S. law schools that take part in the International Student Interview Program, a major job fair in New York City for LLM students that attracts over 160 employers from top law firms each year.
More than Theory
Our professors are some of the nation’s most respected scholars, teachers, and practitioners, and they deliver an engaging and deeply critical style to legal questions. Your classes also will bring a practical perspective to the learning experience. You will learn drafting, problem-solving, dispute resolution techniques, and other tools of the craft of lawyering. Your classroom work is supplemented by real life opportunities through our clinics, externship program, and membership on some of our top-rated journals. Students engage in serious inquiry and debate through our centers and institutes. LLM students are part of the Student Bar Association and are encouraged to take part in any of our student organizations.
Thank you for exploring our programs. Please also read this letter from Assistant Dean Toni Jaeger-Fine and send us any questions you may have!
Fordham University School of Law
International and Non-JD Programs
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