Direct Your Giving

Fordham Law relies on your generous contributions to fulfill its mission. Your gift can address current needs through the Law School scholarship, building, and annual funds. You can also establish an endowed fund to support these or other areas of the School.

Law Annual Fund

The Fordham Law Annual Fund pools gifts of varying amounts to provide unrestricted support for all of the resources needed to educate future Fordham Lawyers. With your Annual Fund gift, you become a partner in training the next generation of men and women who will uphold and shape the rule of law, protect civil and human rights, and advance our individual and shared wealth in business and industry. Your contributions give the School fiscal flexibility to enhance student and faculty recruitment, career planning services, scholarly research, student organizations, and hands-on training through clinical education. Learn more about ways to give.

Make a gift online now.

Law Building Fund

The new law school building, designed to reflect the excellence of the school’s faculty and students, features spacious simulation rooms, modern clinic areas, and public spaces that foster collaboration and innovation—as well as state-of-the-art technologies. It provides a fitting home for Fordham Law students to learn the law and its practice as it is conducted in the 21st century.

It also benefits from your generous support of its annual operation and maintenance costs, which cover everything from lightbulbs in classrooms to technology systems in simulation rooms. Learn more about ways to give.

Make a gift online now.

Naming Opportunities 

The new law school building offers a variety of naming opportunities to honor family, colleagues, friends, and members of the Fordham Law community who made a difference in your life. Giving levels range from $1,000 for furnishings or a locker to $25 million to name the building. For more information or for a complete list of available naming opportunities, please contact Brian S. Lenker at blenker@law.fordham.edu or 212-636-6569.

Law Scholarship Fund

Creating a scholarship is one of the most important ways you can assist students and leave a legacy at Fordham Law School. It's also a meaningful way to honor family and friends. 

Current-use scholarships have an immediate impact on Fordham Law students. Every dollar donated goes directly to a student in need. The combination of multiple gifts to the Scholarship Fund enables the School to provide more financial aid to students. These gifts ensure that every deserving student, regardless of his or her financial situation, has the opportunity to attend Fordham Law. Learn more about ways to give.

Make a gift online now.

Build a Legacy through Endowed Scholarships 

Endowed scholarships are designed to be permanent and can be created with gifts totaling a minimum of $100,000. You can also designate a scholarship gift in your estate plans. Learn more about planned gifts.

To learn more about creating an endowed scholarship, contact Brian S. Lenker at blenker@law.fordham.edu or 212-636-6569.

Faculty Chairs

At the heart of Fordham Law School—indeed, of any great law school—is our faculty. The School's exceptionally qualified legal scholars are published in leading law reviews and maintain the best traditions of Fordham Law's scholar-teachers: They collaborate with one another and with students, sharing ideas freely, and fostering open academic discourse that transforms students into the legal leaders of tomorrow.

At Fordham Law, donors have established endowed faculty chairs in key scholarship areas. These include advocacy; business law; evidence; information law; intellectual property; international law and human rights; legal ethics, morality, and religion; real estate, land use, and property law; and urban legal issues.

Additional faculty chairs will enhance the classroom environment for students in areas such as compliance, trial advocacy, and entrepreneurship.

To learn more about creating an endowed faculty chair, contact Brian S. Lenker at blenker@law.fordham.edu or 212-636-6569.

Centers & Institutes

Fordham Law's centers and institutes are a tangible expression of the School's motto, "in the service of others." 

They advance scholarship on critical legal issues. They provide hands-on training and continuing legal education. They deliver desperately needed legal services to the poor. They enrich the lives of students and alumni by exploring diverse perspectives on national and international legal issues.

Research projects and reports completed by our centers and institutes shape policy and legislation in fields as diverse as human rights, intellectual property, securities, housing, privacy, and professional responsibility and ethics.

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Development

Fordham University School of Law
Office of Development
150 West 62nd Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10023

Tel: 212-636-6529

Email: lawdevelopment@law.fordham.edu