Engage + Volunteer

Looking for ways to become more involved with Fordham Law?

Check out these opportunities to help advance the School's mission and reputation, collaborate with fellow alumni, work with current students, and engage with the wider Fordham Law community.

Join and Engage with the Alumni Community

Join the Fordham Law Alumni Association: The FLAA is one of the largest law school alumni associations in the country, and is an excellent resource for students and graduates alike. The FLAA serves to deepen the already strong bond between Fordham Law and its alumni, and emphasizes the importance of engaging students with the alumni network from day one.

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Are you in a Reunion Year? Join your Class Reunion Committee.

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Worldwide Alumni Chapters: Alumni chapters are a great way to network and connect with Fordham Law alumni in different areas of the country and around the globe. Moving to a new area? Going on a business trip or vacation? Reach out to the FLAA Chapter President to connect with Fordham Law alumni.

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Networking Affinity Groups: The FLAA has formed a series of Affinity Groups led by one or more alumni and designed to provide forums for alumni to gather socially and network with one another based on shared interests, practice areas, and backgrounds. Groups regularly host networking receptions, panel discussions, and committee meetings.

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Centers and Institutes: Fordham Law’s intellectual culture is enhanced by its vibrant array of academic centers. From ADR to Information Policy, Legal Ethics to National Security, and Social Justice to Urban Law, these centers regularly host forums featuring recognized experts discussing cutting edge developments and issues in their areas. These events are often followed by networking receptions.

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Help Current Students + Recent Graduates

Become an FLAA 1L Adviser: Launched in 2013 by the Fordham Law Alumni Association, the FLAA 1L Advising Program pairs each 1L section with a diverse group of alumni advisors that span different career paths, seniority levels, backgrounds, and experiences. The advisors serve as a resource for students on a variety of topics, including advice about handling 1L year, strategies for interviewing and the job market, and fielding general questions about the practice of law. Advisors will meet with their sections as a whole a couple of times a year, but are also available for students to reach out to on an individual basis. This important program not only provides students with the opportunity to seek advice from practicing lawyers, but also highlights the dedication of the law school’s alumni and introduces students to the alumni association from the beginning of their matriculation. To volunteer email John Gerba '06.

Volunteer to be an FLAA Advisor to a Newly Minted JD Graduate: Each year the Office of Alumni Relations and the Career Planning Center invite Fordham Law Alumni to volunteer as Alumni Advisors to members of the most recent JD graduating class. Alumni Advisors serve the vital function of welcoming our newest alumni into their ranks and providing them with supportive assistance as they pursue their job searches, acting as a sounding board and providing invaluable advice and guidance along the way. Interested in becoming an Alumni Advisor? Send an email to careers@law.fordham.edu with the subject line "FLAA Advisor Program."

Interested in Connecting with LLM students? Reach out to our Graduate Professional Development Program to learn about ways to volunteer and assist our graduate students!

Volunteer to Assist Fordham Law Competition Teams

Brendan Moore Trial Advocacy Center is dedicated to fostering the education of law students in the world of trial advocacy. Each year, the center sends Fordham students around the country to compete at national trial competitions. Under the guidance of practicing trial attorneys, these students devote a great deal of their time and effort to prepare for these competitions. The program refines students’ ability to argue factual inferences, apply facts to legal problems, advocate persuasively, and understand and apply the rules of evidence. Email mooreadvocates@gmail.com to learn about ways you can volunteer.

Dispute Resolution Society (DRS) comprises students who compete in regional, national and international competitions in negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Each year the DRS hosts three events with sponsorship opportunities: (i) the leading pre-moot for the Willem C. Vis Arbitration competition; (ii) a symposium each fall in which leading dispute resolution scholars join us as speakers or attendees; and (iii) a year-end dinner where Fordham deans, professors, distinguished alumni, and DRS members celebrate the year's accomplishments. The DRS also welcomes alumni assistance in coaching students for the various competitions. Email adr@law.fordham.edu to learn about ways you can volunteer.

Moot Court Board is Fordham’s appellate advocacy program. The Board hosts four competitions each year: two intraschool competitions to determine which 2L students will be invited to join the Moot Court Board, and two interschool competitions. The intraschool competitions, Mulligan and Wormser, are held in June/July and September/October respectively. Since each of the multiple rounds of the competitions require a panel of at least three judges, Mulligan and Wormser offer both Fordham alumni and local practitioners a significant and enjoyable opportunity for involvement. Practitioners are eligible to receive CLE credit for their involvement. The two interschool competitions hosted by Fordham are the Kaufman and Mentor competitions. Kaufman (late March/early April) invites schools from across the country to argue securities law issues, and Mentor (November) is hosted for public high school students. Both offer great opportunities for alumni and local practitioner involvement. The Moot Court Board also sends select teams to competitions at other schools around the country throughout the school year. Email mootcourt@law.fordham.edu to learn about ways you can volunteer.

Hiring? Think Fordham Law First!

You are likely already aware that the Law School offers employers a variety of options including on-campus recruitment, resume collections, and an active online job bank.

Recruiting

Interested in recruiting Fordham Law students?

Online Job Bank

If you or your organization have or will have opportunities available for entry-level, experienced, or term-time or summer internship positions, post those positions in our online job bank; simply visit law.fordham.edu/postajob. This is the most direct way for you to demonstrate what we all value most about the Fordham Law community, its dedication to supporting its own.

Alumni Relations

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

Tel: 212-636-6806

Fax: 212-636-6958

Email: lawalumni@law.fordham.edu