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Fordham Law in Top 15 at Leading Firms

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Fordham School of Law is among the 15 law schools that leading law firms turn to most often when they hire new lawyers, according to a study by Brian Leiter of the University of Chicago.

Leiter, whose law school rankings website is an influential source of analysis of the comparative strengths of leading law schools, described Fordham as “long a favorite with New York firms.” In the October 13 report, he attributed Fordham’s presence among the top 15 sources for elite law firms, in part, to its New York City location. New York is home to more elite law firm headquarters and branch offices than any other American city. The results are posted at

“Fordham’s presence in New York, the superb quality of our education, and our fiercely loyal alumni combine to give our graduates virtually unrivalled career opportunities,” said William Treanor, dean of Fordham’s Law School. “This survey is simply further evidence of the fact that Fordham Law prepares its students for great success, regardless of what career path they follow.”

The new ranking is the latest affirmation of the strength of Fordham School of Law. Fordham Law is one of the 15 most selective schools in the nation as measured by LSAT scores of the most recent graduating class. Six of the Law School’s programs are rated among the top twenty, and it is one of the top five law schools in the country as measured by the number of attorneys working at the top 30 law firms.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 14,700 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in Westchester, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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