Pre-Law Program at Fordham; a great opportunity for students who are sophomores this year

IDEAL - Increasing Diversity in Education and the LawAs part of Fordham Law School’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we are happy to announce that applications for the IDEAL Program is NOW OPEN! This two-and-a-half-year program offers participating students early exposure to the study and practice of law. Additionally, participants will earn a stipend of $1,475 for each summer session they are enrolled in the program.Program Highlights: Enrollment in Fordham’s Pre-law Summer Institute Participation in The Council for Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) Jumpstart LSAT ProgramPaid summer internships with public interest organizations, district attorney offices, NYC law firms, and moreEnrollment in an LSAT preparation course (cost covered by the program)Mentoring, networking and training opportunities throughout the year
Eligibility: Undergraduate students enrolled in a full-time program at an accredited college or university within the Fordham University CUNY, and SUNY EOP network Students must be in their sophomore year at the time of the application (entering junior year Fall 2023)Demonstrates an interest in pursuing a law degree or an interest in the law. Learn more and apply at
Priority Deadline:
Feburary 13, 2023

Final Deadline: March 6, 2023
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We welcome the opportunity to meet with students. The following form allows you to schedule a visit with prospective applicants:
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Past IDEAL students have interned with: Children’s Defense Fund, Bronx Legal Services, District Attorney’s Offices, New York City, New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), udges Offices
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