School of Law
Why Choose Fordham Law?
Curious, creative, and committed to the craft. These words describe the people you’ll meet at Fordham Law School.
Located in the heart of New York City, Fordham Law is a vibrant, collaborative, and diverse community of dedicated faculty and engaged, hands-on students who are working together to master the law, understand its role in advancing justice, and make sure that justice is accessible to all. Our approach combines a grounding in enduring legal principles along with emerging theories, techniques, and technologies. We’re creating a community of compassionate and highly capable lawyers who have a larger goal in mind: to make a difference for our profession, society, and world.
The Importance of Connection and Community
Dean Diller explores the importance of connection and how the Law School’s dedication to service uniquely prepared the Fordham community to weather the past year's storm.
It has been a time of enormous challenges and extraordinary upheaval marked by personal losses and an unprecedented disruption to the way we live our lives. “As we emerge from this era, we have come to understand how critical community and connection are for us to thrive,” says Dean Matthew Diller. “We have a renewed understanding of how we need to affirmatively nurture, build, and treasure our connections and attachments to each other.”