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Amendments to Law School Application

Fordham University School of Law Application Amendments:
All Fordham Law students certify that the information they provided on the application “is true, correct, and complete to the best of my knowledge.”

You are also under a continuing obligation to promptly amend your application and notify the Law School if you need to change or have omitted any fact in your initial application. You are also under a continuing obligation to update your application with any instances that occur during law school that you would have been required to disclose during your initial application.

Any misrepresentation or omission of the requested information may be grounds for discipline and expulsion and further such information will be reported to the Committee on Character & Fitness and may be grounds for a delay or denial of admission to the Bar.
Any information provided on your bar application should be consistent with the information contained in your law school application. You must memorialize the disclosures and retain copies with all related documentation (including correspondence with the Law School relating to any amendment) which should be attached to the application for bar admissions.

We urge anyone planning to apply to the New York Bar to review the “Law Student Guide” found on the Committee on Character and Fitness for the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department.

We also strongly urge you to review your answers to the "Character & Fitness questions found on the Fordham Law School application, which read as follows:

Have you ever been placed on probation, dropped, suspended, expelled, or otherwise been subjected to discipline by any institution of learning above elementary school level for conduct which might reflect upon your character?

Have you ever, either as an adult or a juvenile, been cited, ticketed, arrested, taken into custody, charged with, indicted, convicted or tried for, or pleaded guilty to the commission of any felony or misdemeanor or the violation of any lase, or been the subject of any juvenile delinquency or youthful offender proceeding?  Traffic violations that occurred more than ten years before the filing of [your] application need not be reported, except alcohol - or drug - related traffic violations, which must be reported in all cases, irrespective of when they occurred.  Do not report parking violations.  Note:  Although a conviction may have been expunged from the records by order of a court, it nevertheless should be disclosed in answer to this question.

Have you ever been a complainant, party or witness to or otherwise involved in any civil or criminal action, proceeding or investigation?  


Incoming Admitted Student: Amending your Application with the Admissions Office
During the Admissions process and up to the first day of Orientation, if you need to amend your application, you must contact the Admissions Office.


Current Student or Recent Graduate (who has not yet submitted a Bar Character Application): Amending your Application with the Office of Student Affairs
After the first day of Orientation and prior to submitting a bar character application, if you need to amend your application, you must seek approval(s) for such amendment(s) through the Application Amendment Process
Note: You must have related documentation (letters, citations, court documentation, disciplinary documentation, etc.) in a PDF format before filing a request for an amendment.

Graduate: Seeking an Application Amendment Dean’s Approval Letter
If you are a graduate who has received written notification from a Bar’s Character Committee requesting that you obtain a Dean’s Letter approving an application amendment, you must seek one through the Application Amendment Dean’s Letter Process

You will need to have your Access IT ID available in order to log into LawNet.
Note: You must have related documentation (letters, citations, court documentation, disciplinary documentation, etc.) in a PDF format before filing a request for an amendment.


If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at lawstudentaffairs@fordham.edu