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Fordham Law School

Rank 37 (USNWR 2022)
166
Median LSAT
3.7
Median GPA
17.7%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Fordham Law School
  • Fordham University
  • FORDHAM UNIVERSITY
  • Fordham FLS

Fordham Law School is a law school located in Bronx, New York. The school was ranked 37 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Fordham Law School is approximately 453.

Admissions website: https://www.fordham.edu/info/20346/school_of_law

Admissions email: llm@law.fordham.edu

Admissions phone: 212.636.6883

Can I get into Fordham Law School with aGPA andLSAT?

Fordham Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 164 166 168
GPA 3.51 3.7 3.8
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 7882 96
# Admissions offers 1394 -
Class size 453 97
% Accepted 17.7% 88
% Yield 31.3% 50

During the 2022 application cycle, 7,882 people applied and 1,394 were offered admission.

Fordham University has a 1L class size of 453, and yield of 31.28%. 436 out of 1,394 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 31.28% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Fordham University has a median LSAT of 166. The 25th percentile LSAT is 164 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 168.

The median GPA is 3.7. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.51 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.8.

Fordham Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 1,175 applicants for the 2021-2022 application cycle.

The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.

Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.

Click on a data point to see that user's profile.

25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

How much does Fordham Law School cost per year?

$66,750.00
Tuition
93rd percentile
$96,262.00
CoA
92nd percentile
61.80%
Grads with debt
9th percentile
$143,976.00
Average debt
80th percentile
$126,250.00
Salary, 25th %
90th percentile
$190,000.00
Salary
100th percentile
$65,000.00
PI Salary
81st percentile
72.50%
Employment rate
83rd percentile
90.00%
Bar pass rate
52nd percentile

Cost of attending Fordham Law School

In 2022, tuition was $66,750 and the annual cost of attending was $96,262 (tuition plus living expenses).

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.

Fordham Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from Fordham University make $190,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $65,000.

74.0% of law graduates from Fordham University go directly to work for law firms, while 4.4% clerk for a judge. 5.0% of graduates go into public interest.

90.0% of Fordham University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Fordham Law School

Fordham Law School’s LLM programs combine rigorous study and a warm and welcoming environment, all in the heart of New York City—the nation’s legal, financial, and cultural capital.

The Fordham Law curriculum offers a perfect mix of courses devoted to theoretical inquiry as well as practical exposure. LLM students have the opportunity to enroll in drafting courses, clinics, and externships that offer them hands-on legal experience. LLM students may also apply for special staff positions on student-run journals. Each year LLM students also serve on the boards of student organizations, such as the Student Bar Association.

Fordham Law offers the flexibility to accommodate today’s global professionals. You can begin your studies in either August or January. Our dual-concentration program allows you to study for three semesters and have the unique advantage of receiving the LLM in any two of our areas of specialization. We have a robust evening curriculum to enable working students to advance their studies. Our professional track allows busy professionals maximum flexibility in scheduling their studies over a period of up to two years. Students also have the option of taking our Legal English Institute (LEI) on a credit basis as part of a dual-concentration LLM program in US Law and a second concentration of their choice.

Fordham Law has a state-of-the art building just steps from Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, blocks from Central Park, and a short walk or subway ride from all that New York City has to offer. In addition to innumerable social and cultural opportunities, Fordham Law’s location offers students unparalleled access to networking and other professional opportunities.

Fordham Law professors are as well known for their teaching as they are for their scholarship. Our faculty members devote themselves to the educational experience, and do so with a personal touch. Our full-time faculty is supplemented by a cadre of adjunct professors, drawn from some of the most prestigious law firms, companies, and international organizations in the world.

Application opens: September 15

Application deadline: March 31

Admissions website: https://www.fordham.edu/info/20612/school_of_law_admissions

Admissions email: llm@law.fordham.edu

Admissions phone: 212.636.6883

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^ me too! have not heard anything since only one date change for me
No date changes for me still :(
bagels11
13:47
when do we think holds will come out
13:53
last year hold decisions didn't begin coming out until 2/10, but the previous year they started 1/29, so somewhere in between there (earlier pls)
13:58
also spooked because last year pretty much no holds converted to As, only WLs & Rs, but again there were more As from holds in 2020 so it could be anything i suppose!
15:07
any idea on when there may be a wave?
16:11
has anyone without any date changes gotten a decision yet? cause I’ve been stuck at 12/1 😭😭
16:12
but I applied for the evening program idk if that even means anything tbh
are holds different than WLs?
12:43
yuh
Will we be notified if placed on hold or do we have to contact them?
12:21
why are the times in this chat session so different?
12:43
anyone on here waiting patiently
@RANDO2: because they don"t include the date sent. those can be yesterday, the day before that, etc.
15:24
so how are they ranked in order on this column?
15:31
@RANDO2: They're ranked chronologically, with the latest appearing most recently.
does anyone know if fordham is using the same decisions timeline as last year? or know when we can expect another wave? looks like last year there was on on this friday/monday
the last couple of waves have been consistent with last year, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything
does fordham give a lot of scholly
does any1 knowww
pleasetakemenow
21:15
merit based is capped at 45k a year
17:11
wonder when the next wave is
AbusiveRaggedCheetah
11:33
if youre at 45k merit can you still get some need based aid?
RandomSportsGuy
12:48
^No the need based + Merit based is capped at 45k
StartledGreyPigeon
13:00
@AbusiveRaggedCheetah: Based on this, I believe so https://www.fordham.edu/info/21347/fordhams_financial_aid
16:56
update: next wave is now
I guess Fordham WL/R on Mondays do we know when A day is?
i saw someone on reddit who got an A from fordham today. who knows
PremiumHuskyOstrich
21:47
Has anyone gotten in from Fordham after a hold?
PremiumHuskyOstrich
21:47
It looks like everyone on here was either waitlisted or rejected after a hold