Fordham Law School

Rank 37 (USNWR 2022)
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Also known as

  • Fordham Law School
  • 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

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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 1,171 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?

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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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so does a date change mean you are UR? I had one today (went complete 1/13)
Hi all, how long does it take to hear back from the school on a scholarship decision?
@AverageWrongForest: i think it varies per person. i asked admissions and they said if i received one ill know within a week fo acceptance
@pleasepleasegivememoney: Thank you for the response! Congrats on getting into the evening program. I also got accepted today and waiting to hear back on the scholarship info.
@AverageWrongForest: congrats to you too! Hoping we get shcolarship info soon!
Does Fordham have a lot of waitlist movement? Asking as I got ‘priority waitlist’
status check?
I hate this process
@Lilabeans12: what did your "priority waitlist" email say?
nothing special @typicalmeanorangutan
"therefore it is necessary to create a priority WL for a select group of individuals w the hope that we may be able to make a number of offers in early spring"
if youre interested they asked us to fill out a google form
im kinda stunned tbh ol
this sucks
really tough I guess its supposed to be YP but man this WL wave was brutal
i feel like they forgot about me lol. my date changed two months ago :/
Has Fordham released bulk of decisions?
Or is there a ways to go
@Kvttykat66: Their class size last year was in the mid 450’s and their acceptances are in the 200’s — alongside the fact that probably about half accepted aren’t gonna go there they definitely have let in less than half of their class so far
This is obviously just based on this website but based on that I don’t think they let in a majority of their incoming class yet
waitlisted :( frustrating when my stats are on par but alas
@TennisLover: i dont think that's a correct way of looking at the numbers, despite it providing an optimistic outlook which I wish for as well
their TOTAL class size was 450, meaning in real life. The acceptances you see here, being 250 or so, are just the acceptances reported on LSD, not what is going on in real life.
If you look at previous years of LSD data, like 2022, 2021, etc., you see that the total acceptances reported to LSD have been between 200-260 or so, out of 1000-1400 reported applications on LSD (much more in real life obviosuly)
that being the case, it does look like things are tightening up, and i think thats the case at a lot of schools, but surely there will be movement over the next few weeks because I think there are still a lot of open applications and peoplle who have yet to deposit
@Kvttykat66: best of luck!
any movement from fordham today?