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Spring 2015 Graduate and Exchange New Student Orientation

January 3 - 10, 2015

The Graduate and Exchange New Student Orientation program for students entering in the Spring 2015 term will take place January 3 - 10 (Orientation will meet Saturday, January 3 and Saturday, January 10, but not Sunday, January 4).  Please note that this program will meet on a full-time intensive basis from January 3 to January 10, even for those students who have been admitted on a part-time basis.  Because orientation is scheduled for full days, (approximately 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. each day), we advise students to arrive in New York City at least one week before the start of orientation to get settled and make housing and other arrangements.

Orientation is mandatory for all S.J.D., LL.M., exchange, and international visiting students, so please plan accordingly.  All students are required to be in attendance for full days throughout the entire orientation period.

Registration for the orientation program is required.  Please visit and click on 'Accepting Our Offer' to register. 

Please click here for the spring 2015 orientation schedule.

Note that LL.M. students who hold a J.D. from a U.S. law school need not attend the full orientation period, but rather will attend an abbreviated orientation. 

Please click here for the tentative spring 2015 abbreviated orientation schedule for students who hold a J.D. Degree from a U.S. law school.

Introduction to the U.S. Legal System

Use the left-hand navigation to access the syllabus and other materials for the Introduction to the U.S. Legal System course, which will begin on January 3. 

Academic Calendar

Students should plan to be in New York before the start of the orientation program on January 3.  Students should report to Fordham Law School on January 3 at 8:45 a.m., at least 15 minutes before the start of the first mandatory orientation session.  

For a complete timeline of the academic year, please consult the academic calendar.

Orientation Materials

Academic Enrichment: The LL.M. Experience

Academic Enrichment: Case Analysis, Briefing, and Outlining

Bar Exam Info Session