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“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.
Cover of Spring 2022 FORUM

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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.
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.

Lance Kaplan and Enrique Gonzalez '91 have been tapped to take over as co-chairs of the firm, effective Jan. 1, 2023, Fragomen announced Wednesday. Its founder and current chairman, Austin Fragomen, will transition to a chairman emeritus role.

The Cornell Law First Amendment Clinic’s dual mission is to teach students important aspects of the First Amendment and to vigorously defend its clients’ Constitutional rights. 

Learn more about the students' experiences & recent cases: https://cornell1a.law.cornell.edu #ConstitutionDay
Wondering how you can get more involved as a @cornell.law.school student? Stop by the org fair today to learn more about our amazing student orgs! 

Chance says you won't regret it! #CornellPawSchool 🐶
☀️ Summertime in Ithaca is truly unique. If you are an alum looking to come back for a visit or a prospective student wondering what the area is like, come see us! 

Hike up to the waterfalls, enjoy some local vineyards and breweries, and be sure to grab a bite to eat at one of the many amazing local restaurants! 🥘🥗

Want to plan your trip? 
Visit: https://www.visitithaca.com/
Visiting professor, Michael L. Huyghue ’84, advises NFL on diversity hiring.

"For Huyghue, a sports business expert and former NFL general manager, teaching and mentoring at Cornell complement ongoing work he considers the most important of his career – advising the NFL on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in its hiring practices."

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