Build Your Career

Femal student in business suit talkingFrom a career in the private sector to practicing public interest law, New York City offers boundless opportunities to shape your future as a lawyer. As you embark on your career journey, the Fordham Law community will be there to support you every step of the way.

94% of 2021 Fordham Law graduates employed 10 months after graduation (2022 ABA Employment Summary).
#3 in employment of law school graduates by the top 100 law firms in their New York City offices (AmLaw 100/ALM Legal Compass, 2024).
#7 in the nation for alumni promoted to partner (National Law Journal).
#21 “Go-To Law School” according to National Law Journal.
Kim Coopersmith

"My path to being a lawyer began with a strong legal education—and I can’t help but note the role of women in my education. I should have appreciated how amazing it was in 1981 that two of my four first-year professors were women. I wish I could do law school again… the gift of practicing law is that you’re doing something incredibly interesting all the time.”
—Kim Koopersmith ’84, Chairperson of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Abdulai Turay

“My parents always placed a high value on education, and I always thought of law school as a way to empower myself and others. After speaking with my mentor, a Fordham Law alum, it became clear to me that Fordham provided the best opportunity for my professional growth. Since attending Fordham, I’ve been able to learn from some of the most amazing professors and peers. These lessons will stick with me throughout the entirety of my legal career.”
—Abdulai Turay ’22, Law Clerk for Hon. Denny Chin ’78, National Jurist 2021 Law Student of the Year