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Expand Your Horizons
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Expand Your Horizons

Expand Your Horizons

Your education at Cornell Law is what you make it. Whatever issues matter to you, you are sure to find learning opportunities to match.


Every Cornell Law student charts a unique course for his or her education. After the first year, other than courses in legal ethics and advanced writing, no specific courses are required. While other law schools specialize in certain areas of legal practice, Cornell offers an all-embracing curriculum. This allows students to explore the interests and pursue the passions that matter to them.

You will have access to:

Classes on a wide range of topics, including Federal Indian law, cross-cultural negotiations, human rights, and women and justice. You can even take courses in other schools at Cornell University.

Seminars of 16 students or less in which you will confront topics including African-American social history, East Asian law, health care law, and the"War on Drugs."

Clinics and externships will allow you to put your education to work assisting attorneys and clients, such as the LGBT Clinic, Death Penalty Clinic, International Human Rights Clinic, and more.

International programs on and off campus help you understand the law in a global context. You will also have the option of studying abroad.

Cornell Law offers a distinctive in-class experience. The first-year Lawyering course is taught in sections of 34 students, and many classes are even smaller. This allows for an exchange of ideas that is uncommon among top law schools.