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Law School Coronavirus Updates

Message from Dean Matthew Diller

We are committed to the health, well-being, and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. Updates will be posted here when available. Read the law school FAQ for additional information. For the latest from the University, please visit their pages covering updates and FAQs

Read Fordham Law School Safety Guidelines


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We are currently planning to offer some in-person courses during spring semester. As always, our ability to offer in-person classes is subject to regulation by New York City and State as well as University policies.

Academic Plan

To advance our academic mission and the student learning experience, we are:

  • Providing our typical robust course offerings, grading on our traditional curve, and ensuring clinics can use the building for legal practice.
  • Assisting faculty with virtual learning.
  • Supporting co-curricular activities so these remain a vibrant part of the academic program.
  • Ensuring that the law library delivers engaging remote research assistance and other services and remains open as a controlled, physically distanced study space.
  • Reserving spaces in the building for individual and group study, as well as a limited number of spaces for taking online courses.
  • Enabling students to build an all-online schedule, including all required courses and a robust selection of electives.

Safety Plan


Read Fordham Law School Safety Guidelines

In light of significant health concerns, there are many changes to the way we engage with each. The cornerstone of our approach is an understanding that we all need to change our behavior to protect the health of everyone in our community. Building on the University's plan, the Law School is taking many measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 among our community including:

  • Operating at a lower density and instituting social distancing standards in all facilities.
  • Undertaking enhanced cleaning measures.
  • Requiring the use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Pursuing daily health screening to monitor, trace, and isolate potential infections.
  • Educating around behaviors that minimize risk and support the health of students, employees, and our local community.

For the latest news regarding health requirements, please review the Law School FAQ.

Student Services

Students have access to the full range of student services, including the Career Planning Center, the Office of Student Affairs, and the Financial Aid Office, with most of the services offered remotely. 


Careers - J.D. Students

All Career Planning Center team members are available for remote appointments, mock interviews via skype or Zoom, resume and cover letter reviews, and to answer any question you may have related to your job search.

Careers – LL.M., M.S.L., and S.J.D. Students

Our Graduate Professional Development Program (GPDP) counselor and services remain available to our graduate students. We also host a regular remote professionalism series, as announced on LawNet.

Students in our Compliance programs in addition can contact Robert Mascola for guidance, and students in our Fashion Law programs can contact Ariele Elia.



Our events have moved online. For further information, please visit the events calendar.

Mental Health

Fordham’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) remains committed to supporting students’ mental and emotional health and well-being:

  • CPS is providing essential clinical services, including triages, crisis intervention, individual counseling, psychiatric evaluations and medication management, and can provide these services remotely by phone, Zoom or Web-ex as necessary. Students may schedule an initial screening or crisis appointment by calling 718-812-3725 or 212-636-6225.
  • For students already receiving counseling or psychiatric services at CPS, they can contact their counselor directly to coordinate upcoming appointments.