January 3 - 10, 2014
The Graduate and Exchange New Student Orientation program for students entering in the Spring 2014 term will take place January 3 - 10. 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 (please note that the program will also meet on Saturday, January 4). 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 1 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.
>> Click here to view the tentative schedule for the Spring 2014 New Student Orientation Program
Note that LL.M. students who hold a J.D. from a U.S. law school do not need to attend the full orientation period, but rather will attend an abbreviated orientation.
>> Click here to view the tentative abbreviated Spring 2014 New Student Orientation Schedule
Introduction to the U.S. Legal System
We will shortly post course materials and assignments related to Dean Fine's Introduction to the U.S. Legal System course, which will begin on January 3.
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.