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Fordham University
140 West 62nd Street

New York, NY 10023
Phone: 212-626-6810
E-mail Admissions

Basic Information
Class Profiles
Electives and Specialties
Tuition and Fees
Admissions and Applications

BASIC INFORMATION
Accreditation: ABA, AALS
Degrees Granted: J. D., LL.M

A private institution, Fordham University was founded in 1905. The 8-acre campus is located in the urban, Lincoln Center area of New York City. Special, student-centered facilities include a 250-seat amphitheater, two cafeterias, two computer labs, on campus bookstore, student journal offices and a chapel. While a 250-bed facility offers on-campus housing, the majority of students travel from surrounding areas.
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CLASS PROFILE

2001-2002 Enrollment
Men
727
50%
Women
732
50%
Minorities
350
24%
Out of State
598
41%

Diversity
African American
8%
Asian American
8%
Hispanic
8%

LSAT Scores
Percentile
92%
Median Score
164

Placement
Average Starting Salary
$60,000 to $140,000
Placement by Graduation
90% of class
Placement within 9 months
99% of class

Areas of Placement
Private practice 2-10 attorneys
6%
Private practice 11-25attorneys
4%
Private practice 26-50 attorneys
2%
Private practice 51-100 attorneys
6%
Private practice 100+ attorneys
43%
Government
13%
Business/industry
8%
Unknown
n/a
Judicial clerkships
4%
Public interest
4%
Academic
1%

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ELECTIVES AND SPECIALTIES

Special concentrations offered include: corporate, criminal, entertainment, environmental, international, labor, litigation, family, media, securities, constitutional, maritime, sports, tax, European Community law, commercial and antitrust law.

In addition to the media law specialization, students edit the Fordham Law Review, Fordham Urban Law Journal, and Fordham International Law Journal. The newspaper, Columbia Law School News, and yearbook, In Summation, are also edited by students.

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TUITION AND FEES

*all numbers are estimated annually
Tuition
On-campus room and board
Books and Supplies
EST. TOTAL
RESIDENT
$28,446
$13,400
$800
$42,646
NONRESIDENT
$28,446
$13,400
$800
$42,646

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ADMISSIONS AND APPLICATIONS
Fall: March 1
Spring: not applicable
Fee: $60
Online application

Candidates must take the LSAT and have a bachelor's degree with a 2.0 grade point average. The school does not require any specific undergraduate courses and candidates are not interviewed.

Admission decision notifications are on a rolling basis, but accepted students must submit a $250 deposit by April 1, which is applied to tuition, and a $500 deposit by June 1. The February LSAT is the latest score accepted.

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