Fordham Law Summer Institute


July 6–24, 2015

Launched in 2007, the Fordham Law Summer Institute in New York City provides foreign-trained lawyers and students with an introduction to the U.S. legal system and various topics of U.S. law that are most important for lawyers in today’s global economy.  The program also includes social events and other opportunities that allow participants to develop friendships and expand their professional networks. Typically, the program welcomes over 100 participants, coming from more than 20 countries from around the world.

Click here to view the 2014 program schedule. The 2015 schedule will be posted once it is available.


2015 Program Registration

Please check back soon for 2015 program registration.

Program Classes

The Summer Institute typically offers classes in Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure and Litigation, Constitutional Law, Contract Law, Corporate Reorganizaton in Bankruptcy, Corporations, Corporate Compliance, Evidence and Trial Practice, Financial Crime and Compliance, Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Arbitration, Introduction to the U.S. Legal System, Labor and Employment Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Product Liability Law, U.S. Tax Law and Policy.

Fact SheetLegal English and Special Workshops

The Summer Institute offers optional workshops to strengthen participants' legal English skills.  These include sessions on Contract Dafting and Negotiation, Memorandum Drafting, Legal Research, and Litigation Documents.  Students may also attend workshops on Applying to LL.M. Programs and Preparing for the LL.M. Program – a specially designed seminar for students who will begin an LL.M. program at Fordham or elsewhere upon completion of the Summer Institute.

Social Events

Social events in the past have included an opening reception, happy hour at a local bar, a baseball game, and a closing dinner and certificate ceremony.