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Legal Professions at Fordham University

What traits are you looking for in a legal professions school? To help you decide if Fordham University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's legal professions program.

Fordham U is located in Bronx, New York and has a total student population of 16,364.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Legal Professions section at the bottom of this page.

  • Master’s Degree in Legal Professions
  • Doctorate Degree in Legal Professions

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There were 409 students who received their doctoral degrees in legal professions, making the school the #8 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the legal professions majors at Fordham University.

64% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 149 legal professions majors earned their master's degree from Fordham U. Of these graduates, 36% were men and 64% were women.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Fordham University with a master's in legal professions.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 6
Black or African American 18
Hispanic or Latino 16
White 43
International Students 56
Other Races/Ethnicities 10

Legal Professions majors may want to concentrate their studies in one of these areas. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at Fordham University. A concentration may not be available for your level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Law 406
Legal Research 81
Legal Professions (Other) 71

A degree in legal professions can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for Fordham University.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Lawyers 76,840 $167,110
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 25,500 $58,750
Legal Secretaries 15,440 $55,920
Law Professors 3,440 $137,990
Judges, and Magistrates 3,170 $158,970


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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