Having been ranked 3rd by the New York Law Journal for its General LLM program, it is not surprising to find many LLM aspirants applying for an LLM degree at Fordham University School of Law. Since the applications for the Spring intake are now closed, candidates will have to apply for the Fall semester.
For the August 2018 LLM classes, the application deadline is 1 March 2018. Those who will apply for scholarship (the Feerick, Treanor, and Martin Scholarships or Graduate Student Scholarships) must complete their applications by February 1. Admission decisions are made upon receipt of applications, thus the importance of early submission. Those who submit late applications may still be considered on a space-availability basis.
Currently, Fordham Law School offers a number of LLM programs. Only last September 2017, the Professional Track LLM program was launched. This is an executive Master's level degree designed for foreign-trained lawyers who are unable to attend the standard full-time 9-month LLM classes due to their busy careers. Besides this, the Law School also offers other specialized LLM programs as follows:
- LLM in Banking, Corporate and Finance Law
- LLM in Corporate Compliance
- LLM in Fashion Law
- LLM in International Law and Justice
- LLM in International Dispute Resolution
- LLM in International Business and Trade Law
- LLM in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law
- LLM in U.S. Law
Fordham Law School also offers an opportunity to students to acquire a dual concentration LLM program option, which allows students to stay longer at Fordham Law for another semester to take up another LLM degree after finishing a first one. This can be taken full-time or part-time. By the end of the dual LLM program, the student will receive LLM degrees in two disciplines.