Graduate Academic Support Program
Fordham Law School and Fordham University offer a number of resources to help graduate students succeed in their studies. All students should be aware of these resources so they may take advantage of them if and when they are needed.
The Academic Enrichment Program comprises a series of seminars designed to help graduate students succeed in their studies. It covers a wide variety of topics, including case analysis, outlining, exam preparation, and scholarly writing. The first sessions of the Academic Enrichment Program take place each semester during Orientation; thereafter, sessions are offered periodically throughout the semester. Academic Enrichment seminars are required for first-semester exchange students, M.S.L. students, and LL.M. students who do not hold a J.D. from a U.S. law school. Students may view the International and Graduate Student eNewsletter to see the dates of these sessions. Questions regarding the Academic Enrichment Program should be directed to Anthony Agolia, [email protected].
The Graduate Student Language and Mentorship Group is led by two very experienced retired lawyers, and meets weekly to practice language skills and discuss issues relating to law study, the job search, and more. Information regarding scheduling and signing up are available in the International and Graduate Student eNewsletter.
Graduate students are welcome to make use of the Fordham University Writing Center, located in Room 302E of the Lowenstein Building. The Writing Center can assist students with writing skills in connection with a specific assignment or to improve writing skills more generally. Students may not consult with the Writing Center on an assignment in connection with the Legal Writing and Research course without prior written authorization from his or her instructor in that course.
Fordham University’s Institute for American Language and Culture offers workshops on pronunciation, grammar, and conversation throughout the academic year for students who are not native English speakers.