“From the intense trial advocacy program to the personalized Lawyering (Legal Writing) classes in the first year, my oral and written advocacy skills have skyrocketed from being at the law school.”
Monet Thomas '23
FORUM Spring 2022
The latest issue of Cornell Law Forum magazine provides a retrospective on our highly successful series of Civil Discourse discussions on “difficult yet timely issues facing the nation,” as well as information about our 3+3 accelerated law degree program and faculty essays by Charles Whitehead and Menachem Rosensaft.
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.
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.
Entrepreneurship Law Clinic students recently met with Benjamin Plotke and Jiayan Wu (from left), the owners of Lev Kitchen.
The clinic began working with the Ithaca-based food service business in the spring of 2021, and has continued to help them sort through the regulations and permits required for an expanding restaurant. #Cornell.law.school #CornellLawSchool #CornellLawClinics @levkitchenco
On June 5, 2022, the government of Malawi issued a press release announcing that President Lazarus Chakwera had commuted the death sentences of 22 death row prisoners. The move came after years of campaigning by human rights advocates in Malawi and beyond, including a petition authored by two students of Cornell Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic.
This year we celebrated 90 years of the Curia Society. Cornell Law Professor Nelson Tebbe was the featured speaker and presented “Originalism and the Roberts Court” during the annual dinner celebration.
History of Curia Society: founded in response to discrimination against Jewish Cornell Law students by legal fraternities that excluded them, they formed an unrestricted club. They named it “Curia” to implement Myron Taylor’s belief that law should serve a wide range of social needs.