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About the Curia Society
Over 80 years ago, students at Cornell Law School established an unrestricted club under the ancient Roman name "Curia" in order to effectuate Myron Taylor's belief that law should serve a wide range of social needs. Curia continued at the Law School until the turmoil of World War II forced the organization to disband, never to return to the student body. However, Curia had a second life. The Curia Society continued as an amorphous, informal alumni group in the New York metropolitan area; its principal function was to hold an annual dinner at which the camaraderie and memories of law school could be renewed. The custom of holding annual dinners under the name Curia has continued unbroken to this day. At the annual Curia Society Dinner, the camaraderie and memories of Law School are renewed, and a distinguished speaker addresses the audience on a topic of current interest. The list of those who have appeared as guests of Curia is long and illustrious. It includes most of the Law School's Deans, many of its faculty and other noteworthy individuals. In addition to the annual dinner, Curia Society members have provided leadership and guidance to the Law School as officers of the Cornell Law Alumni Association, as members of the Law School Advisory Council, and as generous benefactors. Participation in the Curia Society is open to all alumni of Cornell Law School, and we encourage you to join us and assist in the planning of future Curia Society Dinners.

Curia Charter Members

Past Featured Speakers

Curia Planning Committee