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“Solid School”
July 2018FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Location, faculty was knowledgeable and relevant, new facilities. Location, location, location.

Downers

No very collegial. So many other law schools in the region, FLS is often an after-thought.

Comments

If Columbia, NYU and Cornel are out, and you want to be in NYC, FLS is a decent option. But be sure to graduate high in your class.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Genuinely Good School”
May 2018FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Being taught by actual legal professionals is a major upside- and the purely academic professors aren't too bad either.

Downers

The lack of schedule choice for year one is terrible.

Comments

Bear in mind that prices will increase on you but scholarship amounts remain the same.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“An Objectively Great School”
April 2018CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

The law school is in a great new building with great facilities. There are interesting events and speakers, including Supreme Court justices. Fordham also hires well into big law.

Downers

While personal to the individual, I think many feel a relative insecurity in being at Fordham Law rather than a higher ranked university. This feeling may be heightened by, if not entirely drawn from, the fact that NYU and Columbia are situated so closely nearby.

Comments

If you want to work in NY, especially in big law, Fordham Law is great.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Collegial School with Great Alumni Network in Heart of NYC”
February 2018FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Great professors, student organizations, fun events, awesome location, very collegial environment

Downers

NYC in general and Fordham in particular are very expensive. The school also doesn't have the same name recognition as other top law schools, particularly outside the NY market.

Comments

If your plan is to stay in NYC and you get a scholarship, you really can't do better than Fordham.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Good School”
December 2017FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

The curriculum definitely prepares students for the practice of law. In the same vein, there are some absolutely fantastic professors.

Downers

The career office is borderline useless; they can't be bothered to help any students find jobs. The administration also sucks.

Comments

Keep in mind that Fordham does decently well at biglaw placement in NYC, but isn't on par with NYU or Columbia. Only the top of the class gets biglaw positions.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“1L”
August 2017CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

pretty good professors but only a few great ones for each subject

Downers

unfortunately more competitive than higher ranked schools, especially in NYC

Comments

same advice for any other law school student - work hard and be friendly

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Amazing school with a friendly culture”
July 2017CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

The people- everyone is willing to help each other excel

The professors- everyone is so well educated and approachable

The location- right by Lincoln Center- it does not get better than that

Downers

The lack of diversity overall. While there is a good balance between females and males... there are not many cultures reflected in the student body.

Comments

If you are looking for a competitive environment with friendly people and extremely intelligent professors- this place is perfect for you.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Fordham is a better choice”
March 2017FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Great professors who have actual legal work experience and teach real world materials.

Downers

The course offerings do not include practice areas geared towards a big law career.

Comments

The night program is top quality and allows working students to graduate from a high caliber school while still working.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Fordham Law”
December 2016FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Excellent professors, excellent career opportunities, first class facilities, and excellent library resources

Downers

Many interesting courses are taught in the evenings, which is sometimes inconvenient and many of the best classes had overlapping time

Comments

Fordham is a great place to go to school, but understand that it is a NYC-based school and will not provide you with geographic mobility from a job perspective

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Fordham”
October 2015FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Access to all the highest regarded law firms in the country. Great alumni network. Evening division.

Downers

Administration is a nightmare. Impossible to speak with someone that can actually help if there is a problem.

Comments

Disproportionate number of alumni that are or have been federal or state judges. The school attracts people that work harder than most and that give back.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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