4 out of 5 Stars
The location. Downtown NYC makes for a good time. The new building is extremely nice, and you won't find one better.Downers
The cost is prohibitive, and not worth it. Unless you finish in the top third of the class Fordham's reputation will not help you.Comments
Do not go to this school unless you will not have to go into debt to do so.Would You Recommend
Full time faculty, namely professors for basic laws such as corporations, secured transactions etc., are good. However, most of adjunct faculty, namely lawyers who teach practical subjects are not good. They did not prepare enough for classes -- they merely said the same things as written in textbooks.
Besides, most of LL.M. students do not have working experience. Thus, they made very basic questions during the classes. This made the contents of the letcures very poor.Quality of Life
Fordham adminsters class time very badly. Classes belonging to the similar law field (ex. "securities regulations" and "venture capital") were held at the same time of the same day. Thus, I could not take the lectures I realy wanted to take. Other LL.M. students also complained to this point.
Hit and miss. There are a few standouts that you can find out about by asking upperclassmen-- they go above and beyond in and out of the classroom. However, many faculty don't seem to care about teaching or whether or not the students are learning. I would say in any given semester, I've had one great professor and the others have been fair to middling.Admissions
essays, lsat. minimal financial aid opportunities.Level
Heavy on theory, with only one grade per class (final exam). Occasional focus on practicality. Workload varies by professor. Some classes have a good amount, others assign unbelievable amounts.Admissions
Typical application process. As with most law schools, a heavy emphasis on LSAT test scores, with minimal focus on actual intelligence or work experience.Level