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School of Law Diversity Initiatives

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Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Fordham Law was founded to expand opportunity for those who had traditionally been excluded from the legal profession. At the same time, we have significantly more work to do--especially now--and we are committed to ensuring that all of our students, especially those from underrepresented communities, experience a learning environment that is supportive and free from bias. 

Moving forward requires deep reflection on our past and thoughtful collaboration on building a strong community that is racially just and inclusive. We are committed to:

  • Expanding the diversity of our community and enhancing support systems for these diverse students

  • Working to fundamentally change the environment at Fordham Law to make our community more welcoming and inclusive; and

  • Committing as a community to fighting to dismantle structural racism and for racial justice in our society in the best tradition of our motto, “In the service of others”

We define diversity broadly while also focusing on those who are underrepresented in the legal profession because of their race, color, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, and socioeconomic status.

Through a range of diversity programs, we are focused on promoting justice and the full participation in the life of the School of all members of the Fordham Law community. Our efforts include a wide range of initiatives organized by the administration, faculty, centers and institutes, students, and organizations. In addition, through our pipeline programs and partnerships with professional associations, we are working to expand the diversity of the legal profession.

Our ultimate goal is to foster an inclusive community and atmosphere where people of  all backgrounds are welcomed, able to express their views, and thrive.

Diversity Initiatives

Fordham University School of Law
150 West 62nd Street
Fourth Floor, Suite 4-101
New York, NY 10023

Tel: 212-636-7155

Fax: 212-636-7167

Email: LawDiversity@fordham.edu