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Public Interest and Service
At Fordham Law School, “In the service of others” is more than our motto.
We prepare Fordham Law students to confront the challenges of our times—to become leaders in the legal profession who will effect real change through principled, ethical lawyering; through active citizenship; and through an unwavering dedication to justice.
This is a part of Fordham University’s larger mission and its legacy of creating men and women for others.
Our faculty engages in substantive public service and produce cutting-edge academic scholarship that impact law, policy, and professional practice. Our alumni pursue public service through careers in government; nonprofit, public interest organizations; and through pro bono work at law firms or corporations.
From student-initiated groups and service-oriented legal centers to specialized academic courses, to the experiential learning opportunities of clinics and externships, Fordham Law provides countless avenues for students to pursue public interest and service — and to learn about, practice, and get involved in social justice lawyering.