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J.D. Admissions

This past admissions cycle, Fordham Law received over 5,000 applications, representing 29 states and 14 countries worldwide. Our most recent entering class of approximately 400 students came from diverse careers in the public and private sector, military academies and music conservatories, and distinguished graduate programs ranging from engineering to theology.

In selecting future leaders and distinguished scholars, Fordham Law looks beyond the numbers. When evaluating applicants, we thoughtfully consider your personal statement and wide range of experiences; we select individuals who are innovative, passionate, and dedicated to the craft of lawyering. We seek students who understand the Fordham Law difference and will take full advantage of our dynamic location and reputation for excellence. In addition, we attract applicants who embody the spirit of service and those who are interested in our many international opportunities. Fordham Law students are not only in touch with the real world but also reflect our global society; they are an international community of creative learners that represent diverse groups, perspectives, and interests.

We encourage you start your legal journey with us and consider joining the Fordham Law family!


     Office of Admissions 
     150 West 62nd Street, 4th Floor
     New York , NY 10023
     Telephone: 212.636.6810