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Welcome New Students

Fall 2013

Cornell Law School's Registrar's Office welcomes all new students.
Our mission is to provide the best service to our students. We look forward to meeting and working with you.

The Registrar's Office uses the Cornell NetID email address to communicate directly with our students regarding all information, deadlines, etc. Please make sure that your account is active and you are receiving email at your Cornell address. You will need to check your email on a regular basis for messages from the Registrar's Office.

All students will need to visit the links for items 3, 4 and 5 to review and update their student record information with the Cornell Law School and the University.

In addition, please become familiar with all the services provided by the Law School Registrar's site:

and with the services provided by the Office of the University Registrar:
Thank you.

Terry Thompson, Registrar
Lyndsey Clark, Assistant Registrar
Patricia Halstead, Certification Coordinator
Scott Hulslander, Administrative Assistant
Rosemary Lacey, Assistant to the Dean of Students

All new students: Locker Information
Information about your locker assignments will be available at: under the My Information tab on the left. 

Please note: Only students who do not live in Hughes Hall will have lockers.

JD First Year Students
Class schedule: We hope to have your fall class schedule available for you to view online in early August at the Registrar's site: at the My Information tab, My Schedule link. You will be notified by email to your Cornell NetID when your schedule is available to view.

Please make a note of your mandatory Orientation session with the Registrar's Office: Monday, August 26 between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon, Berger Atrium.

LLM Program
Please make a note of your mandatory Orientation session with the Registrar's Office: Tuesday, August 20 between 10:30 and 11:45 a.m., Berger Atrium.

Transfer Students
Please make a note of your mandatory Orientation session with the Registrar's Office: Monday, August 26 between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon, Berger Atrium.


1. JD Orientation information is available at the Law School Admissions website:


2.  How to Activate NetID (if you haven't already done so):

3.  Update Your Directory Information (this site requires NetID log-in) is available now at the Registrar's site:

Click on Update Your  Directory Information. Must be updated by 4:00 p.m., August 30.

The address and school information you provide at the Law School Directory page will be available in the 2013-14 Law School Directory. The directory will be published only online and contains faculty, student, and staff information.

The Directory is an internal online password-protected publication available to the Law School community at this link:

Photos for new  students will appear in early September.

4. Update Your Address Information (this site requires NetID log-in): You must update your address information by 4:00 p.m., August 30.


5. University Address updating (this site requires NetID log-in): Go to the University Student Center:

6. Official Name and information on how to make changes.

. Blackboard information:

8. Law School Course Book information link:

. Faculty Advisor list for 2013-14:

. University New Student Page for Graduate and Professional Students:

. Miscellaneous University Services for Students:

12. Bursar Information:
Peter Olcott, University Bursar will be at the Law School, in the Atrium on Monday, August 26 between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon.

13. Housing:

14.Commuter and Parking Services :

15. Law School Standards for Professional Conduct:

16. Law School Code of Academic Integrity (Honor Code):

17. Part-time employment: A number of  part-time student jobs are available at the Law School and the University  during the academic year for second and third year law students. First year  students are not encouraged to work during the school year, especially during  first semester. Students working part-time during the academic year are limited  (ABA Standard 304(e)), to a maximum of twenty hours per week.