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Application Procedure

Full-time JD Program and Part-time, Evening JD Program

Step 1: Application

In order to expedite the application process, it is to your advantage to apply electronically via the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) website at If necessary, you can download a paper application or request one via and mail the completed application to our office. Be aware that submitting a hard copy application most likely will cause a delay in the processing time.

Step 2: Personal Statement

The personal statement should demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively and concisely. While you have the widest possible latitude in choosing the substance of your personal statements, experience shows that the most successful personal statements are those which develop a sense of the person, his or her values, aspirations, and concerns. A discussion of the unique contributions you would likely make to the student body, the legal profession, and ultimately the larger society, would also be well received.

We ask that your personal statement not exceed two pages, double spaced.

Note: Additional materials such as videotapes, audio tapes, term papers, theses, dissertations, articles, memoranda of law, legal briefs, etc., cannot be considered, and will not be returned to the applicant.

Step 3: Letters of Recommendation

Fordham Law now requires two letters of recommendation to complete your file. Recommendations from former or current professors are preferred. Please submit the letters through the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS), that serves all member schools and is included as part of the LSDAS Registration subscription. Your letters will be photocopied and sent to us with your LSDAS Report.

Step 4: Resume

Your resume should highlight your professional and academic achievements as well as volunteer experiences and extracurricular involvement. While one page is preferred, you may submit a resume that is longer, but please utilize discretion when determining your resume length.

Step 5: Application Fee

Enclose a check or money order in the amount of $70 (payable to Fordham Law School) for the non-refundable application fee. If you are applying electronically through LSAC, you will need to pay this fee with a major credit card.

JD Admissions

Fordham University School of Law
150 West 62nd Street, Suite 4-104, New York, NY 10023

Tel: 212-636-6810

Fax: 212-636-7984