A leader in American legal education, Fordham Law School has provided a complete education in the law for more than a century. While the legal profession has changed during that time, the core mission of a Fordham Law education has not. We value academic excellence, the pursuit of justice, and the ethical practice of the lawyer’s craft. We impart the warmth of community within the School and wherever Fordham Law alumni are found around the globe. Fordham lawyers are dedicated to the highest standards of the legal profession and using the law “in the service of others.”
The School, centrally located in New York City, is one of the most selective law schools in the United States, and five of its specialty programs have been ranked among the nation’s top 25: international law, intellectual property, dispute resolution, trial advocacy, and clinical training.
The School’s student journals are some of the most cited in the legal profession: the Fordham Law Review is the 7th most-cited review in judicial opinions, and all six of Fordham's journals are among the top ten most-cited journals of their respective fields.
The Fordham Law alumni community is a global network. Graduates can be found in all 50 states and 74 countries around the world. Our graduates hit the streets running, joining an ever-growing alliance of doers and thinkers, organizers and inspirers, justice-makers and jury-swayers, movers and shakers. We’re at the front of courtrooms and classrooms. Deep inside the ranks of law firms of every size and specialty. We’re transacting big business. Defending the underdog. Addressing cutting-edge theoretical issues. Solving real-life legal problems. Creating leaders. Making the world a better place. In short, we’re doing everything possible to connect Fordham Law graduates to the people, places, ideas, and career opportunities that matter most.
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