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Job placement at large law firms
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Median private-sector salary
95.5
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employed at graduation

As a Cornell Law student, you‘ll stand out in the employment marketplace and benefit from one of the best career placement rates in the country.

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“At Cornell Law School you not only learn from professors but also from colleagues from all over the world, which broadens your perspective on the law.”
Kanyapak Wiriyapongsukit, LL.M. '23
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FORUM Fall 2023

Check out the latest edition of Cornell Law Forum magazine! Discover how our law school is championing freedom of expression at Cornell University. Read about our Death Penalty Clinic's efforts to combat South Carolina's electric chair and firing squad. Don't miss G.S. Hans' thought-provoking faculty essay on social media regulation in the Supreme Court.
Ithaca is
GORGEous

Experiential Learning

Experiential learning at Cornell Law School is a central part of our educational model. A robust set of clinical courses helps students move beyond the classroom into the world of practice; the Lawyering Program focuses on teaching the real-life skills employed by practicing attorneys, and externships around the country and across the globe put classroom learning into practice.
Learn more about Experiential Learning
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Global Reach

Cornell Law School offers one of the country’s oldest and most distinguished programs in international and comparative legal education. It features an outstanding faculty; a strong and diverse curriculum; internationally focused law clinics; visiting professors, scholars, and graduate law students from around the world; a leading journal of international and comparative law; active internationally focused student organizations; international speakers and conferences; international internships and externships; international dual degree and study abroad opportunities, and an acclaimed international and comparative law library collection.  It is an exceptional place to study and engage with international and comparative law.

We are kicking off Women's History Month here at Cornell Law School by recognizing Mary Kennedy Brown—the Law School's first woman lawyer in 1893! Learn more about Brown and all the notable women graduates that followed her by clicking the link in our bio! #CornellLawSchool #CornellUniversity #WomensHistoryMonth
In honor of Black History Month, join us in recognizing the accomplishments of George W. Fields, who was Cornell Law School’s first Black American graduate and one of the first three Black Americans to graduate from the university. Learn more by clicking the link in our bio! #CornellLawSchool #CornellUniversity #blackhistorymonth
Experiential learning is at the heart of a Cornell Law School education, something Lucy Oh ’25 experienced firsthand as part of our Advanced Immigration Law & Advocacy Clinic. Lucy gained valuable real world experience while providing a vital service to our immigrant communities locally and regionally. 

Visit the link in our bio to learn how you can help strengthen and enhance these experiences!

@waeroo
Wishing everyone in our community a happy and safe holiday season!❄️ #CornellLawSchool #holidayseason #happyholidays
"The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic gives me the opportunity to work directly with clients, something that traditional law school courses do not."
Claire Dobbs '24 is just one CLS student lending her skills and knowledge to our local community. 

Read more about this collaborative effort with the Dyson School, at the link in our bio.

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@claire19dobbs @cornelldysonschool
Veterans Law Practicum faculty co-lead, Professor Jimmy Hardwick, joined @WHCUradio on the All Things Equal show earlier this fall to discuss the critical gap that Cornell’s Law’s newest practicum fills for former servicemen and women. To learn more about how you can support the Veterans Law Practicum in the final days of their crowdfunding efforts, visit the link in our bio.
Good luck to all our students on final exams this week, don’t forget to bundle up!❄️📝
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