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Annual Fund

The Cornell Law School Annual Fund is essential to sustaining teaching and learning at Myron Taylor Hall, as well as maintaining our infrastructure and supporting its day-by-day operation By providing unrestricted, current-use money to supplement student financial aid, curricular innovation, faculty and staff, digital technologies, facilities maintenance, utilities costs, and other operating expenses, your contribution to the Annual Fund makes every day of "business-as-usual" at Myron Taylor Hall an opportunity for extraordinary achievement.

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Student Support

The total cost of the J.D. program at Cornell Law School for the 2014-2015 academic year is $79,429.

The total cost to attend the LL.M. program is $83,590.

Virtually every student who matriculates at Myron Taylor Hall does so partly on the basis of financial assistance provided by Cornell Law School.  If helping to fund the education of the next generation of great lawyers interests you, please consider establishing a scholarship or contributing to an existing fund.  It is also possible to fund a one-time scholarship expendable during the current fiscal year by designating a gift for that purpose.

Faculty Support

The faculty of Cornell Law School are some of the finest teachers and legal scholars in the nation—and the envy of many a peer institution that would like to have them join its faculty.  To retain our outstanding professors, as well as to recruit the most excellent of each new generation of legal academics, Cornell Law School must be able to offer competitive compensation packages, research, staff, and travel support, and distinguished titles.  Help us achieve these goals with an endowed professorship in honor of a person or persons, and/or in a subject area of special interest.

Programs

In addition to the core courses of its J.D., LL.M., and J.S.D. curricula and the electives associated with these, Cornell Law School maintains an array of academic enrichment programs, legal clinics, and information resources on the strength of its annual operating budget.  Gifts in support of these programs allow them to work more ambitiously and with greater confidence that multi-year projects may be pursued with complete commitment and the expectation of success.  The Legal Information Institute, the Public Interest Fellowships, the Death Penalty Project, the Law Library, the Law School's array of international programs, and other clinics and activities, such as Moot Court, have demonstrated their value to our students and, in many cases, have changed the lives of countless individuals who have never stepped inside Myron Taylor Hall.  Help continue this record of excellence with a gift of your choice.

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Established Endowments

Endowment funds established in perpetuity encourage stability among our faculty and students and bring certainty to our finances. Named scholarships underwrite significant portions of the tuition costs incurred by our J.D., LL.M., and J.S.D. candidates. Named professorships confer a distinguished title and the honor of holding an endowed chair on our most productive, effective, and beloved teachers. Research funds support the scholarly investigations of our faculty, and prizes recognize the myriad accomplishments of our students in their academic work, legal writing, moot court performance, and written and oral advocacy skills, as well as qualities of mind, character, and demeanor.

Clarke Business Law Institute Funds

Dean's Discretionary Funds

Law Library Funds

Professorship Funds

Public Interest Law Funds

Scholarship Funds

Student and Faculty Research Funds

Naming Thresholds

It is possible to distinguish your support of Cornell Law School by giving your name to an endowed fund, a program, or a space in Myron Taylor Hall.  The minimum gift to achieve each naming opportunity appears below.

Student Support

Dean's Scholarship
    $1,000,000
Need-based Student Aid
       $100,000
Public Interest Low-Income Protection Plan                
       $250,000
Public Interest Fellowship
       $250,000

FACULTY SUPPORT

Named Professorship
   $3,000,000
Visiting Professorship
   $2,000,000
Sesquicentennial Fellows (current-use; matched 1:1)
      $500,000

program support

Dean's Discretionary Fund
        $100,000
Public Interest Law Program
   $11,000,000
Public Interest Low-Income Protection Plan
     $5,100,000
Public Interest Fellowship Program
     $4,500,000
International Public Interest Fellowship Program 
        $550,000

Name a Space

Naming opportunities for spaces inside Myron Taylor Hall—classrooms, seminar rooms, and common areas—are available from $150,000 to $2,000,000.

Components of the MacDonald Moot Court Room may be named to recognize gifts ranging from $2,500 to $100,000.

Classroom chairs and chairs in the Gould Reading Room of the Law Library may be named to recognize gifts of 2,500.

Questions?

The development staff at Cornell Law School is based in Myron Taylor Hall and is here to answer your questions.  Telephone us, write a letter, or send an e-mail, and we will assist you in any way we can. Talk to Us

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