Fordham Pre-Law Institute

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The Pre-Law Institute at Fordham Law School gives students a strong advantage by allowing them to experience what it takes to succeed in law school. Participants may earn undergraduate credits while spending the summer in New York City and learning the fundamentals of U.S. law. Classes are taught by Fordham Law School faculty, who will introduce the Socratic method of teaching that is common in legal education. In addition to the course topics, optional sessions will prepare participants for the law school admissions process, the first year of law school studies, and legal professional development. Participants may choose to receive 3 undergraduate credits or to take the course without credit at a reduced cost. This course is designed for those contemplating law school but all are welcome!

Proposed topics include:

  • Introduction to the U.S. Legal System
  • Constitutional Law
  • Legislation/Regulation
  • Foundations of Private Law
  • Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure
  • Civil Procedure and Litigation
  • Legal Research and Writing

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