Fordham Law LL.M. Feerick, Treanor, and Martin Scholarships
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 LL.M. 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 LL.M. 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 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 LL.M. 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 LL.M. 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 LL.M. 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 LL.M. 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 LL.M. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 LL.M. 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.