The fifth annual Pre-Law Institute began at Fordham Law School on June 30, drawing 46 participants representing some 25 undergraduate colleges and universities across the country and internationally. This year, the program is being held online due to COVID-19 safety restrictions.
The Pre-Law Institute is open to all, but is designed primarily for undergraduate students and others who are thinking about attending law school. The program provides an introduction to the U.S. legal system and substantive areas of law that are core to the J.D. curriculum. Faculty members are drawn from Fordham Law’s full-time and adjunct faculty. This year’s adjunct instructors include two New York State Supreme Court judges—Justice Ethan Greenberg and Justice Gerald Lebovits. The program also features a virtual visit to the law firm Morgan Lewis and a panel composed of public interest practitioners. There are also optional sessions on law school admissions and what every 1L should know.