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Pre-Law Advising

Pre-law faculty advisers are available for consultation, and students interested in law school should contact one of the advisers well before their anticipated application to law school.

Advisers

Director, Pre-Law Advising, FCRH and FCLC
Hillary Mantis, Esq.
mantis@fordham.edu
212-636-6281

Pre-Law Adviser, Gabelli School of Business
Dennis Cappello, Esq.
dcappello@fordham.edu
718-817-1010

3-3 Program

The 3-3 Program enables students to move on to Fordham School of Law after three years of study at Fordham College. The BA or BS is awarded following the completion of the first year of law school. Participation requires that students:

  • Complete all core and major requirements and at least 92 credits before beginning law school.
  • Have a very strong LSAT score. It is preferable that the LSAT scores be available by December of the academic year in which the application is made.
  • Maintain a superior grade point average, including transfer credits.

Students who meet these criteria become eligible to be considered for application to the Fordham School of Law during their junior year. Interested students should meet with their academic advisers early on to make sure they complete all necessary undergraduate courses and credits.

Students who intend to participate in the 3-3 Program must have an interview with a pre-law adviser, who may then forward your name to the director of admissions at Fordham's School of Law. Admission is not guaranteed and is very competitive. You should meet Fordham University School of Law’s criteria for admissions, which can vary from year to year.

Pre-Law Society

The Pre-Law Society is a student organization whose purpose is to gather and disseminate information and services to students interested in law. It offers programs, workshops, and activities throughout the year. Both the Lincoln Center and Rose Hill campuses have a Pre-Law Society that is open to all current students at that campus.

Pre-Law Society email list:

Have additional questions about Pre-Law at Fordham? Check out the list of FAQs.

Pre-Law and Law Related Websites

Admission to Law School
Law School Admissions Council
ABA-LSAC Online Official Guide to ABA Approved Law School-- Links to each law school
Boston College Law Locator

Financial Aid/ Financing Law School
Access Group
Federal Student Aid
Fast Web (scholarship search)

Information About the Legal Profession and Law School
American Bar Association
Pre-Law Insider Magazine
National Jurist Magazine
N.A.L.P. Law Schools Online

Information about the Careers in Law
National Association for Law Placement
Vault
FindLaw
Law.com
Lawcrossing
Martindale Hubbell Law Directory

Information About Pro Bono/ Public Service
Equal Justice Works
ABA Pro Bono Programs
Idealist