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.
Cornell First Amendment Clinic student Andrew Gelfand (CLS ’23) and ACLU of Vermont Staff Attorney Harrison Stark argued at the Vermont Supreme Court yesterday in a case with important implications for access to Vermont public records. Several generations of Cornell Clinic students have worked on this case on behalf of news outlet VTDigger.
Pictured from left to right is Lia Ernst, Hillary Rich (CLS ’19), Stark and Gelfand. Not pictured: Co-counsel Jared Carter, Timothy Cornell (CLS ’02), and Heather Murray (CLS ’13) and Clinic student Lauren Kazen (CLS ’23). #CornellLawClinics #CornellLaw
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.