Fordham University

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140 W. 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023

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#36 Best Law Schools


Law School Overview

The School of Law at Fordham University has an application deadline of April 15. 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: $50,996 per year and part-time: $38,316 per year. The student-faculty ratio is 14.9:1. The School of Law at Fordham University has 224 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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Year founded 1905
Public/private Private
Law school designation National


Application deadline April 15
Full-time program application fee $70
Part-time program application fee $70
Admissions phone (212) 636-6810
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 224
Student-faculty ratio 14.9:1
Total faculty 256

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 1,109
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 481


Tuition and fees

full-time: $50,996 per year
part-time: $38,316 per year

Room and board $19,168


Employed at graduation2 54.5%
Median private sector starting salary $160,000
Median public service starting salary $55,000


Total volumes and volume equivalents 639,742

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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