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98.2%
Employed 10 months after graduation
215
K
Median private-sector salary
94.9
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bar pass rate

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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“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.”
Lisa Vigilante '25
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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.
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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.

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.
Convocation is upon us! Don't forget to tag us in your graduation photos and videos this Saturday, and use #CLSGrad24
Cornell Law clinics give students the opportunity to participate in cases that shape important legal precedent. Last week, students in Cornell Law's Transnational Disputes Clinic traveled to Washington, D.C. to watch the US Supreme Court hear argument in United States v. Muñoz. The clinic filed an amicus brief in the case, which is contrary to the Biden administration's arguments that affording U.S. citizens due process in visa denial cases is impractical, and would jeopardize the United States' foreign relations and national security interests. To learn more about the Transnational Law Clinic, check out the link in our bio.  #CornellLaw #CornellLawClinics

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