Part-time, Evening Program

Fordham Law understands the needs of part-time students

For more than 100 years, Fordham Law has welcomed remarkably diverse and academically gifted students balancing career, family, and part-time legal study.

In recent years, a working pathologist, a 10-year army veteran, an entrepreneur, an actor, and a housing rights advocate have all enrolled part-time. Like these students, you’ll be able to complete your degree in eight semesters.

Flexibility is key, which is why we offer class times that fit your schedule—evening classes Monday through Thursday, optional Saturdays, hybrid courses, condensed 7-week courses, and a two-week January term.

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The application process is the same for full-time and part-time JD students.

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Part-time, evening program news

Billions Co-Creator Brian Koppelman ’95 Shares How Fordham Law Influenced His Career

Billions Co-Creator Brian Koppelman ’95 Shares How Fordham Law Influenced His Career

Before he became famous for being the co-creator of the hit Showtime hit Billions, Brian Koppelman ’95 was an evening student at Fordham Law School. He recently told students in …

Fordham Law Kicks Off Spring Semester with New Faces, Classes, and Public Service Initiatives

Fordham Law Kicks Off Spring Semester with New Faces, Classes, and Public Service Initiatives

As Fordham Law students return to classes this week, they can look forward to 13 new courses, the addition of two prestigious faculty members, and a semester filled with interesting …

Meet Five Members of Fordham Law’s Newest J.D. Class

Meet Five Members of Fordham Law’s Newest J.D. Class

As students descended on campus for the first day of classes on Aug. 23, the Fordham Law community was joined by its incoming class of 436 first-year J.D. students. This …

New Biography of Eunice Carter ’32 Explores Her Lifelong Fight for Social Justice

New Biography of Eunice Carter ’32 Explores Her Lifelong Fight for Social Justice

The trial of notorious mobster Charles “Lucky” Luciano and his associates not only captivated the public’s attention, but also took the legal world by storm in the late 1930s. It …

Alumni Spotlight: Union General Counsel and Author Mark Torres ‘08

Alumni Spotlight: Union General Counsel and Author Mark Torres ‘08

Mark Torres ‘08 calls himself “a Teamster with a law degree,” but he’s much more than that. In addition to serving as general counsel of the Teamsters Local Union 810 …

Law Students With Children Share How They Do It All

Law Students With Children Share How They Do It All

Like any parent of an infant, Seth Whiteman ‘21 is eager to hear the first word that comes out of his six-month-old daughter’s mouth. He just hopes it won’t be …

Alumni Spotlight: Fanny Holtzmann ’22, a Trailblazer for Women in Entertainment Law

Alumni Spotlight: Fanny Holtzmann ’22, a Trailblazer for Women in Entertainment Law

“I don’t follow precedent. I establish it,” Fanny E. Holtzmann ’22 was once quoted as saying, reflecting her distinctive brand of confidence. Holtzmann specialized in motion picture and copyright cases …

Alumni Spotlight: Transactional Attorney and Adjunct Professor Sylvia Fung Chin ‘77

Alumni Spotlight: Transactional Attorney and Adjunct Professor Sylvia Fung Chin ‘77

Many attorneys say they were inspired to pursue the legal profession by watching television lawyers like Perry Mason. For Sylvia Fung Chin ‘77, the fictional litigator was more of a …

Physician and Law Student Maureen Zakowski ’20 is on the Front Lines of the Coronavirus Outbreak

Physician and Law Student Maureen Zakowski ’20 is on the Front Lines of the Coronavirus Outbreak

By night, Dr. Maureen Zakowski ’20 is studying to earn her J.D. in Fordham Law’s evening program. By day, she is a pathologist at Mount Sinai Hospital, where healthcare providers …

A Place for  All: Akilah Browne ’19

A Place for All: Akilah Browne ’19

Low-income city-dwellers are struggling to hold on to their homes and neighborhoods—and many are losing the fight. Skadden Fellowship winner Akilah Browne aims to change that. Akilah Browne believes that …

What Happens on the Subway Stays on the Subway

What Happens on the Subway Stays on the Subway

As an evening division student, you learn very quickly that you have to take advantage of small gifts of free time as they come, including your commute. Which leads me …

Fordham Law Student Casey Adams ’19 Wins 2019 Burton Award

Fordham Law Student Casey Adams ’19 Wins 2019 Burton Award

On the same day of his graduation from Fordham Law on May 20th, Casey Adams ’19 was honored with a Law360 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing. Each year, the …

Robert Chislett, From The Army To The Classroom

Robert Chislett, From The Army To The Classroom

Robert Chislett ’21 had an eventful first year at Fordham Law. While attending the School’s evening program, he received an honorable mention for the Peter Fugiel Scholarship, co-founded a tech …

Black Law Student Association Honors Cole

Black Law Student Association Honors Cole

Alumna Janice McKenzie Cole ’79, former district court judge, U.S. attorney and Perquimans County commissioner, was featured in Perquimans Weekly article regarding her being honored by Black Law Students Association …

Akilah Browne Named Runner Up in National Jurist’s “Law Student of the Year”

Akilah Browne Named Runner Up in National Jurist’s “Law Student of the Year”

4L evening student Akilah Browne, who recently received a Skadden Fellowship, has been named among the nominees for the National Jurist’s “Law Student of the Year”. Naming a Law School …

Housing Justice Advocate Akilah Browne Awarded Skadden Fellowship

Housing Justice Advocate Akilah Browne Awarded Skadden Fellowship

Native New Yorker Akilah Browne selected Fordham Law School to acquire the legal skills necessary to fight for a cause that is deeply personal to her: housing justice. Beginning in …

Uniting Nations

Uniting Nations

When Teemu Alexander Puutio was studying at Fordham Law, he would complete a twelve-hour workday at the headquarters of the United Nations before traveling across town and taking his seat …

Skadden Fellows for 2019 Pursue Projects in Housing, Education

Skadden Fellows for 2019 Pursue Projects in Housing, Education

4L evening student Akilah Browne, who recently received a Skadden Fellowship, was quoted in a Bloomberg Law article regarding how she plans to use her fellowship to work with low-income …

Paul Washington ’95 Joins Corporate Law Center as Resident Fellow

Paul Washington ’95 Joins Corporate Law Center as Resident Fellow

In his long-running tenure as a top executive at Time Warner Inc., Paul F. Washington ’95 has seen and survived it all: corporate mergers, downsizing, CEO successions, hostile takeover attempts, …

Fordham Law Student Receives Skadden Fellowship

Fordham Law Student Receives Skadden Fellowship

4L evening student Akilah Browne 4L received a Skadden Fellowship. Akilah Browne Fordham University School of Law New Economy Project New York, NY Provide transactional legal services to grassroots organizations …

Depending on your schedule, you’ll be able to participate in the school’s activities, groups, and networking events. Some activities, such as regular pizza nights, are exclusively designed for evening students.

Fordham Law is committed to ensuring you have every opportunity to succeed as a part-time student in our rigorous yet caring academic environment.