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Recent Updates Fordham offices remain staffed and operating remotely. The University has released its plan, Fordham Forward, to resume in-person teaching and learning for the Fall semester. Full Details

Application Procedure

  • Create an account with the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and register for the Credential Assembly Service (CAS).
  • Apply online through LSAC. You can also download a paper application, but applying online through LSAC is strongly preferred. If you submit a paper application, the processing time will be longer. The application fee is $70. If you’re applying electronically through LSAC, you will need to pay with a major credit card. If you submit a paper application, please also send a check or money order (details available on the downloadable paper application). Fall 2020 applications will be accepted between September 15, 2019 and March 15, 2020. The Fall 2021 application will open on September 15, 2020.
  • Request transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate institution you attended. Transcripts must be sent to LSAC directly. This also applies to international transcripts, college-level courses taken in high school, institutions you transferred out of, etc.
  • Submit at least one LSAT score. Applications cannot become complete until we have at least one LSAT writing sample on file. LSAT scores are transmitted through LSAC’s CAS service. The last LSAT we were planning to accept for the Fall 2020 application was March 2020. If you were registered for the March 2020 LSAT and rescheduled for the May LSAT-Flex or June LSAT-Flex due to COVID-19, we will honor those test dates. Note: we do not accept GRE scores at this time.
  • Submit at least two letters of recommendation through LSAC’s CAS service. Letters from current or former professors are preferred. If you graduated five or more years ago, professional letters are acceptable. While we require two letters, you can submit up to four.
  • Submit a personal statement along with your application. This should demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively and concisely. While the topic is up to you, experience shows the most successful personal statements are the ones that develop a sense of the person and their 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. Personal statements should not exceed two double-spaced pages. Note: we cannot consider additional materials, such as video/audiotapes, term papers, theses, dissertations, articles, memoranda of law, legal briefs, etc.
  • Submit a resume along with your application. You resume should highlight your professional and academic achievements, in addition to volunteer experiences and extracurricular involvement. While one page is preferred, you may submit a resume that is longer. Please use discretion when determining your resume length.

JD Admissions

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Tel: 212-636-6810

Fax: 212-636-7984

Email: lawadmissions@law.fordham.edu