Clinics

Leah and Mike

To our students:

No matter which of the 18 clinics you choose, you will receive the best of what Fordham Law has to offer -- the individual and personalized expertise of our full-time professors who are also practicing supervising attorneys and specialists in their field. You will learn to work with each other, real clients, the courts, opposing attorneys, community organizations, and the legislature to solve real problems for individuals, and for our society. 

Thank you for all that you do,

Leah Hill, Associate Dean for Experiential Education
Michael W. Martin, Director of Clinical Programs

Appellate Litigation

Advocate for clients in federal and state courts, in criminal and civil matters. Depose witnesses. Draft appellate briefs. Develop effective strategies to serve you throughout your legal career.

Learn more about the Appellate Litigation clinic.

Community Economic Development

Support local efforts to shape development. Provide desperately needed services and opportunities to childcare centers, health clinics, cooperatives, and other grassroots organizations. Empower local communities.

Learn more about the Community Economic Development clinic.

Consumer Litigation

Advocate for low-income consumers. Represent them in federal, state, and local courts against lenders, debt collectors, and merchants.

Learn more about the Consumer Litigation clinic.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Promote sustainability and profitability at the same time. Help businesses maximize their social, environmental, and financial outcomes.

Learn more about the Corporate Social Responsibility clinic.

Criminal Defense

Defend the vulnerable and underrepresented. Represent clients in Manhattan Criminal Court and argue before a judge for their immediate release.

Learn more about the Criminal Defense clinic.

Entrepreneurial Law

Students will help in this clinic's formation, represent clients, participate in community outreach, and provide services to entrepreneurs via pop up clinics.

Learn more about the Entrepreneurial Law clinic.

Family Advocacy

Be an advocate for children. Help find appropriate educational services and programs from the NYC Department of Education for the city’s most vulnerable.

Learn more about the Family Advocacy clinic.

Federal Litigation

Represent clients who have been accused of serious federal crimes and face the possibility of long prison terms. Depose witnesses, argue motions, and try cases.

Learn more about the Federal Litigation clinic.

Federal Tax

Help underrepresented individuals with their legal disputes involving the IRS. Craft tax-efficient strategies for small business owners.

Learn more about the Federal Tax clinic.

Immigrant Rights

Provide direct legal representation in a range of immigration matters. Help indigent non-citizens avoid deportation or gain legal status from federal immigration authorities.

Learn more about the Immigrant Rights clinic.

International Human Rights

Become a social justice advocate. Defend the human rights of marginalized populations at home and abroad.

Learn more about the International Human Rights clinic.

International Law and Development in Africa

Gain a better understanding of the realities and challenges of development work in Africa. Partner with African law students to create sustainable projects designed to promote growth and alleviate poverty.

Learn more about the International Law and Development in Africa clinic.

Legislative and Policy Advocacy

Advocate for important changes to New York State and City law to promote civil rights and protect the disenfranchised.

Learn more about the Legislative and Policy Advocacy clinic.

Presidential Succession

Now is the time to take a scholarly but practical look at the adequacy of the Presidential Succession process... And take political action to improve it.

Learn more about the Presidential Succession clinic.

Queens DA Prosecution

Help ensure justice is served. Work with police officers, interview victims and witnesses, determine charges, and representing the People of the State of New York.

Learn more about the Queens DA Prosecution clinic.

Mediation

Students work with disputing parties outside the courtroom and assist them in resolving their conflicts through problem-solving negotiation skills.

Learn more about the Mediation clinic.

Samuelson-Glushko Intellectual Property and Information Law

Students assist authors, artists, musicians, actors, playwrights, designers, inventors, entrepreneurs, small business owners and non-profit organizations in one of five categories: litigation, deals, risk counseling, Patent applications and Trademark registrations.

Learn more about the Samuelson-Glushko Intellectual Property and Information Law clinic.

Securities Litigation and Arbitration

Protect small investors. Advocate for people whose claims oftentimes represent their life savings.

Learn more about the Securities Litigation and Arbitration clinic.