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Fordham Law School

Rank 33 (USNWR 2024)
167
Median LSAT
3.75
Median GPA
21.1%
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 33 in 2024 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Fordham Law School is approximately 423.

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 164 167 168
GPA 3.55 3.72 3.81
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 6727 96
# Admissions offers 1264 -
Class size 423 98
% Accepted 18.8% 87
% Yield 32.5% 61

During the 2024 application cycle, 6,727 people applied and 1,264 were offered admission.

Fordham University has a 1L class size of 423, and yield of 32.52%. 411 out of 1,264 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 32.52% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Fordham University has a median LSAT of 167. The 25th percentile LSAT is 164 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 169.

The median GPA is 3.75. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.57 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.84.

Fordham Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 1,011 applicants for the 2022-2023 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?

$69,166.00
Tuition
92nd percentile
$100,260.00
CoA
91st percentile
93.70%
Bar pass rate
68th percentile
$190,000.00
Salary, 25th %
100th percentile
$215,000.00
Salary
100th percentile
$70,000.00
PI Salary
96th percentile

Cost of attending Fordham Law School

In 2024, tuition was $69,166 and the annual cost of attending was $100,260 (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 $215,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $70,000.

68.8% of law graduates from Fordham University go directly to work for law firms, while 8.8% clerk for a judge. 5.7% of graduates go into public interest.

93.7% 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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FrequentImaginaryCockroach
14:50
I had a status update in April 18 and silence since
21:01
I had another status update for 5/2
applied feb 13 was put on the waitlist last week
they claim they have no idea how many people are on the WL
Not sure how they don't know that information
literally what
FrequentImaginaryCockroach
17:11
Just got thrown on WL
SplittingbutReverse
18:23
I still have nothing... what does it mean
i saw on reddit that some people have gotten accepted off the wl already... if its true thats wild they would do that before giving everyone an inital decision on their application
I think that post you're referring to is from for years ago.
nah there have been recent posts about it, and even some reported here on lsdlaw
which is wild to me
why make your deadline 3.15 if your planning on filling all your seats well before reviewing applications that came in feburary
feels like it should have been a 2.15 deadline
dude where are they i cannot take this waiting game anymore!!! crazy they're taking people off WL apparently and i have not yet received an initial decision. this is painful.
@HugeSlowSatyr: bro this is likely untrue. they put a deadline of 3/15. and it says in their process that they need 8-10 weeks.
idk i hope its not true but ive seen multiple posts from people that atttended the WL zoom that this was true, and multiple posts of people WL >A. Again, self report, so interpret it how you wish, but seeing several of them makes me nervous that its true.
I called them a week or two ago and they said its more like 10-12 weeks, they also have 10-12 weeks listed on a different page on their website, which is frustrating that they dont have that adjusted on every page on the website. Just a bit sloppy for a prestigous instution like fordham imo
but again, this information (regarding WL Zoom and WL>A) is all from reddit and lsd.law, just something to keep in mind
14:46
Received an A today, email came at 2:30PM
I was WL 3 weeks ago and just received an acceptance today!!
congrats!! and thanks for sharing the info I appreciate it!
I still have not heard back
same and im starting to lose it
i had an update on 5/2 and its been radio silence since
Got the R today after 4 month wait
GG and good luck to everyone this cycle 🫡
GreasyWorkablePotato
11:40
i'm still getting ghosted after 3 months
GreasyWorkablePotato
11:40
already got feelers/admits off other WLs that i applied to at the same time
a part of me wants to reach out to them and see what on earth is going on. but i am scared of the answer. i need them to answer with quickness.
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