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School of Law First-Year Orientation

Dear Fordham Law Student,

Welcome! We are looking forward to the start of the fall 2020 semester and to welcoming you to Fordham Law. Here you will find basic information that is relevant to your arrival, to orientation, and to the fall semester. Visit our LawNET page for details on schedules, sections, and more.

Important Orientation Dates (subject to change due to COVID-19)

  • Thursday, August 13, 2020: Orientation begins for evening division
  • Monday, August 17, 2020: Orientation begins for day division
  • Thursday, August 20 and Friday, August 21: Tentative in-person meetings for day division
  • For our in-person meetings, please be sure to bring your own notebooks, writing utensils, laptops, etc.

We have a section of our website dedicated to news about the fall as it relates to planning and the impacts of the pandemic. There is an FAQ and we will update the site regularly, so please visit it and review it.

We are always here to answer your questions, so please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Student Affairs at


Kimathi Gordon-Somers
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Diversity

Office of Student Affairs

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

Tel: 212-636-7155

Fax: 212-636-7167