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Annual Fund

Cornell Law School Annual FundCornell ranks as one of the best law schools in the country at combining world-class scholarship and inspirational teaching within an intimate and friendly community.

It costs Cornell more than $50 every minute of the year to deliver its high-caliber legal education. Every minute at Cornell Law School students tackle a challenging curriculum, learn from distinguished faculty, and create life-long personal and professional connections.

When our alumni and friends give to the Law School Annual Fund, they support:

  • An innovative and challenging curriculum in one of the best law schools in the country
  • Financial aid and scholarships
  • Our ability to grow faculty and key programs in strategic ways in order to remain competitive

Your gift ensures that when it comes to a Cornell Law School education, students continue to get the very best.

We invite you to make a gift today.

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Kristen Burke
Director, Annual Fund
(607) 255-5877

Christian Shaffmaster
Associate Director, Annual Fund
(607) 254-4722

Joel Thomas
Leadership Gifts Officer
(607) 254-2839