Juris Doctor at Fordham University

Fordham University School of Law and Stonehill College have arranged for the direct entry admission of qualified Stonehill students to pursue a doctorate in law at the School of Law at Fordham University.  There are two pathways for qualified students:

  • A 3+3 pathway in which Stonehill students spend three years at Stonehill and then three years at Fordham with credits earned at the successful completion of the first year of law school transferring back to Stonehill to satisfy final graduation requirements
  • A 4+3 pathway in which Stonehill students apply to Fordham in their senior year and matriculate at the School of Law after having graduated from Stonehill. 


  • Application fee waived
  • Preferred admission without the competition of the rest of the applicant pool
  • A guaranteed annual scholarship of $15,000 during the three years of law school


  • Third-year students (juniors) or fourth-year students (graduating seniors)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.75 at Stonehill
  • Score at or above 165 on the LSAT
  • Strong recommendation from Stonehill’s pre-law advisor
  • Remain in good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Meet all of the fitness, character and other criteria for admission required by the Office of Admission of the School of Law