Law School Overview
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#3 in Part-time Law
Law School Overview
The School of Law at Fordham University has an application deadline of March 1. The full-time program application fee at the School of Law at Fordham University is $70. The part-time program application fee at the School of Law at Fordham University is $70. Its tuition is full-time: $49,526 per year and part-time: $37,216 per year. The student-faculty ratio is 13.7:1. The School of Law at Fordham University has 233 full- and part-time faculty on staff.
Fordham University Law School offers a both a day and evening program for students pursuing J.D.s. Law students can also complete dual degrees, including a J.D./M.B.A. through the Martino Graduate School of Business Administration and a J.D./Master of Social Work through the Graduate School of Social Service at Fordham University.
Law students can get hands-on legal experience through 15 legal clinics, such as the Queens DA Prosecution Clinic, which puts students to work alongside public defenders and police officers. Pro bono work is a major focus at Fordham Law, and students can find service opportunities through the school’s Public Interest Resource Center. Fordham Law has more than 15 centers and institutes, including the world’s first Fashion Law Institute, as well as more than five legal journals, including the Media & Entertainment Law Journal, the Fordham Law Review, and the Fordham Urban Law Journal. The law school offers a variety of international experiences, including a unique summer program in Ghana. On-campus housing is available to interested law students.
Notable alumni of the Fordham Law School include Geraldine Ferraro, a former U.S. Representative from New York and the first female vice presidential candidate, and John Mara, president, co-owner, and chief executive officer of the New York Giants.
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|Law school designation||National|
|Application deadline||March 1|
|Full-time program application fee||$70|
|Part-time program application fee||$70|
|Admissions Phone||(212) 636-6810|
|Full- and part-time faculty||233|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2011-2012||487|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $49,526 per year
|Room and board||$18,960|
|Employed at graduation 2||43.9%|
|Median private sector starting salary||$138,000|
|Median public service starting salary||$52,125|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||639,226|
* Law School Overview details based on 2012 data