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Fordham Law Summer Institute
for Foreign-Trained Lawyers and Law Students

July 5 – August 4, 2022
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (New York time) | Online Via Zoom

About The Program
Launched in 2007, the Fordham Law Summer Institute provides foreign-trained lawyers and students with an introduction to the U.S. legal system and various topics of U.S. law that are at the heart of our legal system. The program includes opportunities that allow participants to expand their professional networks and to learn about the practice of law in the U.S. and U.S. LL.M. programs.

Cost of Attendance

$950 per participant


Electronic Certificates of Completion will be awarded to program participants who attend at least 80% of the required classes.

For more information, go to summerinstitute or email

Topics Covered (tentative)

  • The Art of Advocacy: Case Theory and Storytelling
  • Civil Procedure and Litigation
  • Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Discovering and Defining Your Professional Persona
  • Foundations of Private Law: A Unified Approach to Contract, Property, and Tort Law
  • Intellectual Property and Data Privacy Law
  • Introduction to the U.S. Legal System and Constitutional Law
  • Law Firm Practitioner Panel
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Public Interest Lawyering Panel
  • The Structure of the Law: Legislation/Regulation
  • Virtual Law Firm Visit
  • Applying to, Choosing, and Preparing for an LL.M. Program (optional)
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