Fordham Law

Incoming J.D. and LL.M. Classes Increase Fordham Law's Strengths and Numbers

August 20, 2007

Over 100 new Master of Laws students join Fordham Law this Fall 2007, the largest incoming LL.M. class received by the School to date, and the entering J.D. class is one of the largest Fordham Law has had in several years.

Both groups continue Fordham's tradition of building on the strength of the class that preceded it, and represent a diverse and accomplished group.

The new J.D. students come from 176 different colleges and universities. They speak more than 30 languages, from Arabic to Yoruba; and attended high school in 26 countries and 42 different states. 12% of the incoming J.D. class has advanced graduate degrees, including 3% with doctoral degrees; and they include several former Fulbright scholars, legal assistants, politicians, producers, actors, professional athletes, neuroscientists, engineers, rabbis, and a priest.

The incoming LL.M. class, entering with law degrees from 37 countries, has collectively authored or co-authored over ten books and nine other publications; and represents three former United Nations interns, three M.B.A. recipients, five Ph.D. or pending-Ph.D. graduates, a Fulbright Fellow, and a National Merit Scholar. Additionally, 18 have earned previous LL.M. degrees, and their professional achievements include serving as a naval officer, head of the legal department for a national chamber of commerce, counsel to federal departments, jurist with an international corporation, and vice president of standards and practices with a major television network.

Fordham Law Dean William Michael Treanor said that the incoming J.D. and LL.M. students are very talented both academically and professionally.

"This accomplished group brings a wealth of legal and non-legal talents and experiences to the Law School, these students will make valuable contributions in the classroom and to the Law Cchool community." Treanor said.

Fordham Law is ranked among the 15 most selective law schools in the country, the School was ranked 25th in the 2008 U.S. News report and has seven programs ranked in the nation's top 25. For more information about Fordham Law and its programs, visit the Fordham Facts page.