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Fordham Law Kimani Paul-Emile in classroom

Fordham Law’s deep curriculum enables students to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to make an impact on the crisis in access to justice.

Fordham currently offers courses such as Poverty Law, Consumer Protection Law, Disability Law, Environmental Justice, Race and Law, Immigration Law, Juvenile Justice, and International Human Rights. The School also offers directed courses of study through the Stein Scholars Program and the Leitner Center for International Justice. And numerous other courses are central to the provision of access to justice.

The Law School’s expansive clinical program and its popular public service projects serve as major sources of engagement with access to justice issues. During any given semester, the Law School offers approximately 15 different clinics that serve individuals who are facing difficult legal situations and who may not otherwise have the resources for legal representation. The clinics are supervised and taught by our outstanding clinical faculty. Many of the clinics operate through the School’s own law firm, Lincoln Square Legal Services.

Additionally, the Law School will widen its instructional reach by exploring ways to engage non-lawyers in closing the justice gap and helping to expand the pipeline of students from marginalized and low-income communities into the legal profession.