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Cornell University
Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: 607-255-3626
Fax: 607-255-7193
Website: www.lawschool.cornell.edu
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The Basics

Type of School
Private
Term Semester
Application deadline
11/1/2013  1/6/2014  2/1/2014
Application Fee
$80
Financial aid deadline
3/15/2015
Can first year start other than fall?
No


Curriculum (2012-2013 academic year)

    Full-Time Part-Time
Typical first-year section size
  34 0
Number of classroom course titles beyond first-year curriculum
  157  
Number of upper division classroom course sections Under 25 45  
  25 - 49
24  
  50 - 74
9  
  75 - 99
5  
  100+ 4  
Number of positions available in simulation courses   344  
Number of simulation positions filled
240 0
Number of positions available in faculty supervised clinical courses
243  
Number of faculty supervised clinical positions filled
218 0
Number of field placement positions filled   48 0
Number of students who enrolled in independent study   68 0
Number of students who participated in law journals   288 0  

Number of students who participated in interschool skills competitions   90 0  

Number of credit hours required to graduate   84    


J.D. Enrollment and Ethnicity (2013-2014 academic year)

  Men   Women   Full-Time   Part-Time   First-Year Total     J.D. Deg
  # % # % # % # % # % # % Awrd
Hispanics of any race 30 9.2 30 10.8 60 9.9 0 0 12 6.2 60 9.9 26
Amer Ind/Alsk Native 2 0.6 9 3.2 11 1.8 0 0 1 0.5 11 1.8 1
Asian 35 10.8 43 15.4 78 12.9 0 0 21 10.9 78 12.9 30
Black/Afr Amer 10 3.1 27 9.7 37 6.1 0 0 8 4.1 37 6.1 15
Nat Haw/Pac Isl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Two or more races 13 4 14 5 27 4.5 0 0 21 10.9 27 4.5 0
Total Minority 90 27.7 123 44.1 213 35.3 0 0 63 32.6 213 35.3 72
White 181 55.7 113 40.5 294 48.7 0 0 86 44.6 294 48.7 109
Nonresident Alien 35 10.8 31 11.1 66 10.9 0 0 28 14.5 66 10.9 12
Race/Eth Unknown 19 5.8 12 4.3 31 5.1 0 0 16 8.3 31 5.1 0
Total 325 53.8 279 46.2 604 100 0 0 193 32 604 100 193

Transfers (2012-2013 academic year)

Transfers In
13
Transfers Out
17

Tuition and Fees (2013-2014 academic year)

  Resident Non-Resident
Full-Time $57,351 $57,351
Part-Time $ $
Tuition Guarantee Program
  No


Living Expenses (2013-2014 academic year)

Estimated Living Expenses for singles

Living on Campus
Living Off Campus
Living at Home
$19,755 $19,755 $19,755

GPA and LSAT Scores (2013 calendar year)

  Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of apps
4,096 4,096 0
Number of offers
1,226 1,226 0
Number of matrics
193 193 0
75% GPA
3.73 3.73 0.0
Median GPA
3.66 3.66 0.0
25% GPA
3.52 3.52 0.0
75% LSAT
167 167 0
Median LSAT
167 167 0
25% LSAT
165 165 0

Faculty and Adminstrators (2013 calendar year)

  Total Men Women Minorities
  Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall
Full-Time 46 50 26 30 20 20 9 11
Other Full-Time 1       1      
Deans, librarians & others who teach 10 10 4 4 6 6 2 2
Part-Time 28 37 25 25 3 12 1 1
  85 97 55 59 30 38 12 14
Student faculty ration  10.32 to 1       

Grants and Scholarships (2012-2013 academic year)

  Total   Full-Time   Part-Time  
  # % # % # %
Total number of students
596 100 596 100 0 0
Total number receiving grants
284 47.7 284 47.7 0 0
Less than 1/2 tuition
244 40.9 244 40.9 0 0
Half to full tuition
40 6.7 40 6.7 0 0
Full tuition
0 0 0 0 0 0
More than full tuition
0 0 0 0 0 0
75% grant amount
  $25,000     $0  
Median grant amount
  $15,000     $0  
25% grant amount
  $10,000     $0  

Note: The law school does not offer conditional scholarships as defined by Section 509(e) and Interpretation 509-4 of the ABA Standards for Approval of Law Schools.


J.D. Attrition (2012-2013 academic year)

  Academic Other Total  
  # # # %
1st year
0 0 0 0
2nd year 0 17 17 8.9
3rd year 0 4 4 1.9
4th year 0 0 0 0

Bar Passage Rates (February and July 2012)

First-Time Takers:
191    
 
Jurisdiction
Takers Passers
Pass %
State %
Diff. %
New York
131 120 91.60 81.55 10.05
Massachusetts 15 15 100.00 85.20 14.80
     Reporting %: Avg. School
Pass %
 Avg. State
Pass %
 Avg. Pass
Diff. %
     76.44  92.46 81.92 10.54

Bar Passage Rates (February and July 2011)

First-Time Takers:
193    
 
Jurisdiction
Takers Passers
Pass %
State %
Diff. %
New York
133 122 91.73 85.03 6.70
    Reporting %: Avg. School
Pass %
Avg. State
Pass %
Avg. Pass
Diff. %
    68.91 91.73 85.03 6.70

Bar Passage Rates (February and July 2010)

First-Time Takers:
192    
 
Jurisdiction
Takers Passers
Pass %
State %
Diff. %
New York
139 129 92.81 84.92 7.89
California 15 10 66.67 71.24 -4.57
    Reporting %: Avg. School
Pass %
Avg. State
Pass %
Avg. Pass
Diff. %
    80.21 90.26 83.59 6.67

 

Graduate employment data

Transfers and transfer credit policy (pdf)

Curricular offerings, academic calendar and academic requirements

Tuition refund policy (pdf)