Fordham Law Student Profiles

For the convenience of interested employers, this section of our website collects useful information about Fordham Law School, our students and our grading system.

Class Entering Fall 2022

Applications Received  6898
Class Size – 423
75% LSAT/GPA – 168/3.81
50% LSAT/GPA – 167/3.72
25% LSAT/GPA – 164/3.55
Female – 55%
Male – 45% 

Self-identified Minority – 34%
Asian/Pacific American – 9.7%
     African/Black-American – 8%
     Latin American – 13%
     2 or more races – 2.6%

White – 61 %
Unknown – 2.4%
International – 3%

Class Entering Fall 2021

Applications Received  7905
Class Size – 456
75% LSAT/GPA – 168/3.80
50% LSAT/GPA – 166/3.70
25% LSAT/GPA – 164/3.51
Female – 55%
Male – 45%

Self-Identified Minority – 32%
     Asian/Pacific American – 11.6%
     African/Black-American – 7.2%
     Latin-American – 9.2%
     2 or more races – 3.3%

White – 60.5%
Unknown – 4.2%
International – 3.3%

  • The Law School's Academic Calendar is available at

  • Evening Division

    The course of study for the degree of Doctor of Law extends over four academic years in the Evening Division and equals that required in the three years of the Day Division. All required courses are taught by the full-time faculty and Evening students are subject to the same grading system as the Day students. In addition to their studies, a majority of students enrolled in the Evening Division maintain full-time employment.

    JD Program Grading System

    Student grades are calculated on both a letter and a numerical scale. There are no official class standings. At the end of the 2018-2019 academic year, a student who attained a true weighted average of 3.559 or better made Dean's List for that year. While students may not round up to compute Dean's List or awards, students may round up to the nearest hundredth of a point when reporting GPAs on their resumes (i.e., "3.278" can be presented as "3.28"). The faculty has adopted a numerical equivalent for letter grades.

    Prior to Fall 2014

    A+ 4.300
    A 4.000
    A- 3.700
    B+ 3.300
    B 3.000
    B- 2.700
    C+ 2.300
    C 2.000
    C- 1.700
    D 1.000
    F 0.000
    P Not in GPA
    S Not in GPA
    * Not in GPA

    Effective Fall 2014

    A+ 4.333
    A 4.000
    A- 3.667
    B+ 3.333
    B 3.000
    B- 2.667
    C+ 2.333
    C 2.000
    C- 1.667
    D 1.000
    F 0.000
    P Not in GPA
    S Not in GPA
    * Not in GPA

    Fordham Law School does not rank or provide official class standings; however, below are the approximate or estimated class standings as of the end of the Fall 2019 semester.

    Approximate Class Standings (as of the end of the Fall 2019 semester)

    Class of 2021 (3LD/4LE)
    10% - 3.62
    25% - 3.49
    33% - 3.44
    50% - 3.32

    Approximate class standings for the Class of 2022 (2LD/3LE) were not calculated at the end of the Fall 2019 semester, nor at the end of the Spring 2020 semester, but will be calculated at the end of the Fall 2020 semester.

    Fordham Law has established scholar designations associated with certain approximate class standings. Please review the description of these Scholar Designations to learn more about these achievements.

  • Employers are understandably interested in learning as much as they can about the students at the schools where they recruit. This section of our site contains information about our JD student body.


    Each year Fordham Law School welcomes a diverse and highly talented entering first year class. We encourage you to view the below links which provide a glimpse at our current students. In addition, we encourage you to view our Fast Facts Brochure and Student Performance Profile to learn more about the selectivity of the Fordham Law student body.

    • Class Profiles
    • Top 10 Feeder Schools
    • Top 10 Feeder States
    • Top 10 Pre-Law Majors
  • Fordham Law School has a tradition of active student involvement in journals, moot court and organizations. These activities provide our students with substantial opportunities to gain leadership, research, writing, oral advocacy and other skills while in school.

    Employers are encouraged to contact student organizations directly to co-sponsor programs and other activities.