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Fall 2014 Graduate and Exchange New Student Orientation

August 11 - 22, 2014

The Graduate and Exchange New Student Orientation program for students entering in the Fall 2014 term will take place August 11 - 22.  Please note that this program will meet on a full-time intensive basis from August 11 to August 22, even for those students who have been admitted on a part-time basis.  Because orientation is scheduled for full days, (approximately 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. each day), we advise students to arrive in New York City at least one week before the start of orientation to get settled and make housing and other arrangements.

Orientation is mandatory for all S.J.D., LL.M., exchange, and international visiting students, so please plan accordingly.  All students are required to be in attendance for full days throughout the entire orientation period.

Registration for the orientation program is required.  Please visit and click on 'Accepting Our Offer' to register. 

Please click here for the tentative fall 2014 orientation schedule.

Note that LL.M. students who hold a J.D. from a U.S. law school need not attend the full orientation period, but rather will attend an abbreviated orientation. 

Please click here for the tentative fall 2014 abbreviated orientation schedule for students who hold a J.D.

Introduction to the U.S. Legal System

Course materials and assignments related to Assistant Dean Jaeger-Fine's Introduction to the U.S. Legal System course, which will begin on August 11, are posted at

Academic Calendar

Students should plan to be in New York before the start of the orientation program on August 11.  Students should report to Fordham Law School on August 11 at 9:20 a.m., at least 10 minutes before the start of the first mandatory orientation session.  

For a complete timeline of the academic year, please consult the academic calendar.