Fordham Law Welcomes New Class of LL.M. Students


Fordham Law is delighted to welcome 138 new graduate law students. These individuals include 120 new students in eight  LL.M. degree program; 16 new students in the in-person M.S.L. programs; and two new doctoral degree candidates, both of whom received their LL.M. degrees from Fordham, and who will be working under the supervision of Professor Martin Flaherty and Professor Chi Mgbako.  This new group of students joins the 58 LL.M., 26 M.S.L., and nine doctoral students who are continuing their studies for a total of 231 graduate students. This semester also marks the start of our online M.S.L. program in corporate compliance.

Orientation events for master students include introductory lectures on the U.S. legal system, study tips panels, a professor panel, an event at which incoming students have the opportunity to meet Dean Matthew Diller and other members of the senior administration of the Law School, a scavenger hunt, a welcome reception, and small dinner parties with graduate program administrators.

The graduate students come from more than 40 countries and often have significant work experience in their respective areas of expertise.

“Our graduate students enhance our community enormously,” says Assistant Dean Toni Jaeger-Fine, who leads the graduate programs. “They bring a level of diversity and experience to Fordham Law from which we all benefit greatly. This year is especially significant, because we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of our LL.M. program.”

For more information about each of Fordham Law’s graduate programs, visit the LL.M. program page, the M.S.L. program page, and the S.J.D. program page.

The fall 2020 application cycle opens September 15 for all three degree programs. The spring 2020 application (LL.M. only) is available now.


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