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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 $75. 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 PDF application). For more information, we recommend reading about our Application Procedure and Requirements.

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Important Dates

Applications for Fall 2022 will be accepted between September 15, 2021 and March 15, 2022. The Fall 2022 Early Action deadline has passed. For general information about our Early Action program, please visit the FAQ section of our website.

The last LSAT we're accepting for Fall 2022 applications is March 2022. However, we encourage applicants to aim for an earlier test date so they can apply sooner rather than later.

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 approximately 6-8 business weeks after their applications become complete. Applicants can view this date with the online status checker.

The Fall 2023 application will open in September 2022.

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. Please be aware that we receive many fee waiver requests and review/administer them on a rolling basis. After you submit the required documentation, it can take a week or so to receive your code. 

Fee waiver requests for Fall 2022 will be accepted between September 1, 2021 and March 14, 2022 (we encourage applicants to request submit fee waiver materials sooner rather than later). Fee waiver codes expire on our deadline (March 15, 2022).

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

JD Admissions

Fordham University School of Law
150 West 62nd Street, Suite 4-104, New York, NY 10023

Tel: 212-636-6810

Fax: 212-636-7984

Email: lawadmissions@law.fordham.edu