JD Career Support

Fordham Law Professor Jennifer Gordon and student Razeen Zaman

As a JD student at Fordham Law, you have a wealth of career support available to you across the school. That support continues for alumni through the Career Planning Center, Public Interest Resource Center, and Fordham Law Alumni Association, as well as the faculty committees on clerkships and fellowships.

Career Planning

Fordham Law’s Career Planning Center offers comprehensive career development services and resources to JD students and JD alumni.

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Public Interest Resource Center

PIRC provides career support to current Fordham Law students and alumni who are seeking internships, fellowships, and entry-level positions with public interest, government, and nonprofit employers.

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Clerkships

Clerkships are a great way to begin or distinguish your career. Members of the Fordham Law faculty clerkship committee work with the Career Planning Center to assist and mentor students and alumni throughout the post-graduate judicial clerkship application process at federal, state, and local courts across the country. Detailed information is available to current JD students and JD alumni via the Careers tab in LawNet (login required).

Fellowships

Fellowships offer an entry point for employment in public interest and nonprofit careers. Available in a wide range of practice areas, fellowships may support work in the United States or abroad. Members of the Fordham Law faculty fellowship committee, in conjunction with the Public Interest Resource Center, present workshops and panel discussions on fellowship opportunities and mentor students and alumni through the post-graduate fellowship application process.

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Experiential Learning

Fordham Law offers a range of immersive, experiential opportunities for students to develop practical legal skills that prepare them to excel in their legal careers. Learn more about the School’s nationally ranked clinical program and externships.

Concentrations

Customize your JD degree with one or more concentrations in five different fields of law.

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Fordham Law Alumni Association

Fordham Law alumni form a vibrant, successful and loyal community. Our 17,000+ alumni work in diverse careers around the globe—from top law firms and leading public interest organizations to some of the world’s top companies. Students enjoy free membership in the Fordham Law Alumni Association and are encouraged to tap into the many networking opportunities available through affinity groups, alumni events, and FLAA chapters.