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Fordham Law LLM Feerick, Treanor, and Martin Scholarships

Fordham Law LLM Feerick, Treanor, and Martin Scholarships 

Now accepting applications for spring 2022. One full time LL.M. applicant will be awarded to begin spring 2022. The scholarship essay must be received and we must have a complete application on file by October 4, 2021.

We are pleased to announce three new scholarships, named in honor of former Fordham Law School deans who contributed enormously to the development of our LLM programs.  These are the John D. Feerick Scholarship, the William Michael Treanor Scholarship, and the Michael M. Martin Scholarship.  

Recipients will be awarded a scholarship equal to 100% of the LLM tuition.  Recipients will be responsible for student fees, transportation to and from New York, local transportation, books, housing, and all other expenses associated with their studies at Fordham Law School.  These three scholarships will be awarded to exceptional applicants to the full-time on campus program who are found to possess character traits embodied by one or more of these great leaders.  

The John D. Feerick Scholarship

John D. Feerick, Norris Professor of Law, served as Dean of Fordham Law School from 1982 to 2002.  Dean Feerick is also the Founder and Senior Counsel of the Feerick Center for Social Justice.  It was under his leadership that the LLM program was established at Fordham Law School.  When the Master of Laws program was launched in 1989, the Law School offered the degree in Banking, Corporate, and Finance Law and International Business and Trade Law.  By 2002, the LLM program had grown exponentially.  

Read about Dean Feerick here and here.

The William Michael Treanor Scholarship

William Michael Treanor served as Dean of Fordham Law School from 2002 to 2010.  Under Dean Treanor’s leadership, the LLM program continued to grow, adding concentrations in International Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law, International Law and Justice, and U.S. and Comparative Law.  The Law School’s S.J.D. program was also launched during Dean Treanor’s tenure.

The Michael M. Martin Scholarship

Michael M. Martin, Distinguished Professor of Law, served as Interim Dean from 2010 to 2011, and Dean from 2011 to 2015.  Presiding over the move into Fordham Law’s state-of-the-art new building, Dean Martin also oversaw the addition of two new concentrations to the LLM program in Corporate Compliance and Fashion Law, as well as the Law School’s M.S.L. programs.

Read Dean Martin’s faculty bio.

How to Apply

To be considered for the Feerick, Treanor, or Martin Scholarship, applicants must (1) ensure that their on campus LLM application is fully completed, with all supporting materials having been received by our office; and (2) submit a single 500-word essay describing why you believe that you possess the character traits of one or more of these former Law School deans.  The essay should be sent via email to with the subject “Feerick, Treanor, and Martin Scholarship Essay.”  

The Feerick, Treanor, and Martin Scholarships are merit-based and awarded at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.  Along with the essay, the Admissions Committee will make awards based on all materials in each applicant’s file.  Preference will be given to applicants who do not have third party funding already in place.

Recipients will remain responsible for fees and living, travel, books, and other expenses.

Scholarship Deadline: February 1*  
All application materials and the essay must be received by this date to be considered.

*Those seeking to start their LLM studies in spring should submit their applications to the preceding fall term to be considered for the Feerick, Treanor, or Martin Scholarship.  If awarded, recipients may defer their start date to spring.  Freerick, Treanor, and Martin Scholarships may not be deferred for more than one semester.

Fordham Law Graduate Student Scholarships

Fordham Law Graduate Student Scholarships

The admissions committee awards partial scholarships to select on campus and online LLM applicants based on merit. To be considered, check the box on your application stating that you wish to be considered for a Graduate Student Scholarship.  This can be found under the section, "Additional Information."  Graduate Student Scholarships are awarded at the sole discretion of the admissions committee during their review of completed applications.  Priority consideration is given to those with applications completed by the early, scholarship deadline, February 1 (fall) and September 21 (spring). Those applying to our online LLM program in Corporate Compliance for the summer start are also eligible for scholarship consideration. Graduate program staff will notify applicants if they have been selected for a merit scholarship award.

Graduate Student Scholarships may not be deferred to a later semester.  Applicants who defer their admission may request to have their application file reconsidered for a Graduate Student Scholarship during the review process for the semester to which they defer.


The Vivian Leitner Global South LL.M. Scholars Program

Fordham Law offers a scholarship through the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice. This scholarship is restricted to a select few highly qualified LL.M. candidates in international human rights. For application information, including the application deadline, please visit the Leitner Center's webpage

External Scholarships and Resources

You are encouraged to seek additional sources of funding. Our office has gathered together a list of external scholarships and resources that may be relevant to LLM and/or MSL students. You are encouraged to use this list as a starting place in your search.

Cost of Attendance

Fordham Law School's Office of Financial Aid website contains the most up-to-date information about tuition, fees, and other expenses you can expect to pay as a law student at Fordham.  Costs are listed for the current academic year.

Recent Cost of Attendance Information

Note that International Student Health Insurance fees and International Student Service fees may be applicable to international students (in addition to the fees listed on the Financial Aid website).

Tuition Payment

Tuition will be posted to students' accounts. Students are expected to check their accounts regularly and make sure that tuition payments are made on time. Students who do not pay their tuition on time will be assessed late charges by the University.

Any questions about tuition or billing should be directed to the Enrollment Services Office at 718-817-4900 or at

Fordham University offers a monthly tuition payment plan administered by Tuition Management Systems (TMS).

TMS Tuition Payment Plan

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office can assist Graduate Students eligible for federal student loans.

Fordham Law School's Financial Aid Office

LLM Admissions

Fordham University School of Law
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Tel: 212-636-6883

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