Fordham Law

Fordham Law School Establishes Exchange Program with Waseda Law School

June 02, 2008

Fordham Law School has established a student exchange program with Japan's Waseda Law School, one of the leading law schools in the country.  Under the agreement, Fordham J.D. students may spend the fall semester of their third year at Waseda, where they can study Japanese law in either English or Japanese classes.  In turn, Waseda students may spend up to two semesters at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus in New York City.

Assistant Dean Toni M. Fine, head of Fordham Law School's international programs, said, "The program offers our students the opportunity to learn Japanese law at one of Japan’s finest law schools.  Waseda has a tradition of educating the nation’s future leaders of the legal community.  The chance to meet and work with Waseda students adds to the value of the experience."  Fordham is one of a small number of elite American law schools that have forged a relationship with Waseda.

Fordham Law's Dean William Michael Treanor noted, "I am very excited about the fact that our students who are interested in international law can now study in Japan.  Understanding the laws of one of our country’s major trading partners is clearly an asset.  Dean Fine's work has opened one of Japan’s finest law schools to Fordham Law students."

Under formal agreements, Fordham students have the opportunity to study abroad for a semester in one of 15 different foreign law schools.  In addition, the school offers summer study programs in Great Britain, Ireland and Korea.  Students may also pursue individual study abroad programs.

For additional information about international, please contact Toni M. Fine, Assistant Dean for International and Non-J.D. Programs, at


Contact: Stephen Eichinger