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Academics

“The school's location in Ithaca allowed me to experience living in a smaller college town and to have more of a university experience.”
Kristina Hurley '19
170+
courses offered
64
full time faculty
5:1
student-to-faculty ratio

Experiential Learning

Cornell Law School’s robust and thriving experiential learning program traces its roots back to 1960. Today, it is an essential part of our educational mission, encompassing twenty-three clinics and practicum courses and an extensive array of externships and simulation courses.
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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!

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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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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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