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Visiting Program

Visiting applications may be submitted in the fall and spring (note: spring admission is only available for visiting students). Spring 2022 visiting applications may be submitted between October 15, 2021 and December 15, 2021. Fall 2022 visiting applications may be submitted between March 15, 2022 and June 15, 2022. If you're interested in visiting during a summer or winter session, please contact Registrar at registrar@law.fordham or 212-636-6900 for more details. Please submit an application before submitting supporting documents. Visiting applicants must submit the following:

  1. A completed Fordham Law application with the $75 application fee
  2. A complete transcript that includes all law school work. Please submit an application before submitting a transcript.
  3. A letter from the Dean of the applicant's current law school stating that the applicant is in good academic standing and eligible to continue their law studies. The letter of good standing should also include a statement setting forth the conditions under which the credits completed at Fordham Law will be accepted for transfer. We highly recommend that this is emailed to lawadmissions@law.fordham.edu. If email is not possible, it can be mailed to the Office of Admissions.
  4. An official CAS report from LSAC. LSAC should be able to release this to Fordham Law's Office of Admissions after an application is submitted. If not, an applicant can ask their current law school to email a copy of the CAS report to lawadmissions@law.fordham.edu (we only need the first page). 
  5. A statement detailing why the applicant wishes to be a visiting student at Fordham Law. This should be no longer than two double-spaced pages.

Please see below for FAQs regarding the visiting program.

Do you provide application fee waivers for visiting applications?

Unfortunately, we do not have application fee waivers for visiting applications.

Is there a limit to the number of visiting students Fordham Law can enroll?

No.

Does Fordham Law have a minimum GPA requirement for visiting students?

We generally admit visiting students who have above a 3.0 GPA. This is not a hard cutoff; we will consider everything submitted with your application.

If admitted as a visiting student, how long will I have to make a decision?

Admitted visiting students are given approximately two weeks before they’re asked to make a $400 deposit.

Do visiting students have access to Fordham Law’s Career Planning Center (CPC)?

Yes, visiting students have access to certain services and programs through CPC.

How do visiting students register for classes?

After submitting your deposit, someone from the Registrar’s Office will be in touch to assist with class registration.

How many classes can I take as a visiting student at Fordham Law?

This will depend on the terms agreed upon with your current law school.

Will my financial aid transfer over as a visiting student at Fordham Law?

Financial aid usually transfers over for visiting students, but they will be paying Fordham Law’s tuition so there may be a difference.

Can I apply as a visiting student during the winter or summer?

Yes, but the Registrar’s Office handles winter and summer visiting applications. For more information, they can be reached at registrar@law.fordham.edu or 212-636-6800.

Can visiting students live on-campus?

Unfortunately, no.

Can visiting students participate in clinics?

Yes.

JD Admissions

Fordham University School of Law
150 West 62nd Street, Suite 4-104, New York, NY 10023

Tel: 212-636-6810

Fax: 212-636-7984

Email: lawadmissions@law.fordham.edu