Michelle A. Fongyee Whelan Clinical Professor of Law (Lawyering)
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Contact Information

Cornell Law School
319 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 254-4753
Fax: (607) 255-7193
Email: maf282@cornell.edu


Kara Conklin
Cornell Law School
249 Hughes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
Email: kc947@cornell.edu

Professional Biography

Michelle Whelan is a Clinical Professor in the Lawyering Program.

After graduating with honors from the University of Florida School of Law in 1990, Professor Whelan practiced commercial litigation at the Miami law firms of Greenberg Traurig and Steel, Hector & Davis. During her 17-year career in private practice, she represented corporate clients in lawsuits involving shareholder disputes, breaches of contract, product liability, real estate disputes, defamation, and intellectual property. Profesor Whelan was also actively involved in summer associate recruiting and hiring.


B.A. 1987, University of Miami
J.D. (with honors) 1990, University of Florida College of Law