To demonstrate sufficient fluency on the TOEFL, applicants are expected to attain a score of 100 or above on the internet-based TOEFL, 250 or above on the computer-based TOEFL, or 600 or above on the paper-based TOEFL. For IELTS, the minimum score is 7. For Duolingo, the minimum score is 120.
The language assessment score factors strongly into the decision process. However, the admissions committee will consider applicants who do not attain the minimum score. Interviews and a conditional acceptance are sometimes offered to applicants with lower scores, but these options are offered solely at the discretion of the admissions committee; you may not request conditional acceptance or a phone interview.
For applicants unable to demonstrate sufficient English proficiency through our TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo requirement, we are pleased to offer admission contingent on full-time enrollment and satisfactory progress in Fordham Law’s Legal English Institute (LEI). For more information, visit law.fordham.edu/lei.