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Applying online through LSAC is strongly preferred. If you need a paper application, please email lawadmissions@law.fordham.edu and we can send you a PDF to download. If you submit a paper application, the processing time will be longer. The application fee is $70. If you’re applying electronically through LSAC, you will need to pay with a major credit card. If you submit a paper application, please also send a check or money order (details available on the downloadable paper application). For more information, we recommend reading about our Application Procedure and Requirements.

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Important Dates

Applications for Fall 2021 will be accepted between September 15, 2020 and March 15, 2021. The last LSAT we're accepting for Fall 2021 is February 20, 2021. Fordham Law only enrolls students in the fall.

To qualify for our nonbinding Early Action program, an applicant must submit their completed application (including a valid LSAT score) by October 15, 2020. The last LSAT we're accepting for the Fall 2021 Early Action program is October 3, 2020. Any applicant who abides by these guidelines will receive a decision by December 15, 2020.

Applications are reviewed in the order they're received, on a rolling basis, so it's advantageous to apply sooner rather than later. Generally, applications are processed within two weeks. Applicants can expect decisions within 6-8 weeks of their applications becoming complete. Applicants can view this date with the online status checker.

Application Fee Waivers

In order to apply for a need-based fee waiver, you must fill out the fee waiver application. In addition to the completed form, please include a copy of one of the following documents: Pell award letter; most recent W-2; or current pay stub. Completed fee waiver applications should be emailed to lawadmissions@law.fordham.edu.

We're also happy to provide fee waivers for those who have served in the U.S. military, Teach for America, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and Jesuit Volunteer Corps. To be eligible, please submit a letter of service to lawadmissions@law.fordham.edu.

If approved for a fee waiver, you will receive a code via email so you can apply electronically through LSAC.

Fee waiver requests for Fall 2021 will be accepted between September 1, 2020 and March 12, 2021. Fee waiver codes expire on our deadline (March 15, 2021).

We do not offer merit-based fee waivers or CAS report fee waivers.

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Tel: 212-636-6810

Fax: 212-636-7984

Email: lawadmissions@law.fordham.edu