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“Being a lawyer in the best sense means when something good happens to you or when something benefits you, you want to pass that good onto others and you want to share with others.”
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FORUM Spring 2024

Check out the latest edition of Cornell Law Forum magazine! We explore the evolution of trial advocacy at Cornell Law, where a legacy of excellence and innovative teaching methods prepare students for real-world legal challenges. Explore the program that's shaping tomorrow's legal champions.
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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.
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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.

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Cornell Law School's FORUM, spring 2024 issue, is available online now! In this issue, we explore Cornell Law's trial advocacy program— a program that excels in readying aspiring attorneys for the courtroom. Read more at the link in our bio!
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In honor of Pride month, today we celebrate Cornell Law School alumnus Shannon Minter '93, who is a leading civil rights attorney and the legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights! Click the link in our bio for recent news on Shannon Minter! 🏳️‍🌈 #pride #pridemonth #lgbtqia
Power in unity, celebration in freedom. We celebrate Juneteenth and acknowledge the ongoing fight for equality still necessary today. #Juneteenth
In honor of Pride month, today we celebrate Cornell Law School alumna Sharice Davids '10! Davids made history when she became one of the first two Native American women elected to Congress and the first openly gay representative from Kansas. Click the link in our bio for recent news on Sharice Davids!🏳️‍🌈 #pride #pridemonth #lgbtqia
Cornell Law School is dramatically increasing its support for graduates pursuing public service careers, setting a new standard among the nation’s top law schools. Beginning in June 2024, Cornell Law will increase the salary cap eligible for full reimbursement for federal loans from $80,000 to $120,000 for graduates in public service jobs. Further, Cornell Law will also offer partial reimbursements for those with salaries between $120,000 and $150,000. Depending on the circumstances, the plan may eliminate the entirety of law school debt for some graduates. Click the link in our bio for more information!
"The advanced Campus Mediation Practicum has given me the opportunity to strengthen my mediation skills in a professional context and challenged me to reconsider my perspective about the purpose and impact of conflict resolution. Through the practicum, I have mentored students across various departments, actively participated in Cornell University's broader conflict resolution apparatus, and trained to become certified as a court-appointed mediator in the state of Montana. The teaching and learning opportunities as a mentor have inspired me to set the professional example I hope to encounter in the legal workplace and beyond." 

Grace Traore '24 highlights the impact that experiential learning has had on her career. Check out the link in our bio to learn more about the Campus Mediation Practicum.

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