The professional curriculum at Cornell Law School conforms to American Bar Association Standard 302 for Approval of Law Schools. We offer a rigorous program of legal education designed to prepare students, upon graduation, for admission to the bar and for effective, ethical, and responsible participation in the legal profession at the highest levels.
Upon completion of the program of legal education, Cornell Law School graduates will:
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The program also offers substantial opportunities for:
To encourage the use of the final year to pursue a concentration, the school offers the opportunity to focus your studies in one of seven areas.
A complete list of classes that can be used to fulfill each concentration can be found in the Student Handbook on the current student community site.
A well-rounded legal education should include an understanding of how law can act, not only as an instrument for furthering particular client goals or as a basis for rights promotion, but also as a mechanism for inequity and structural exclusion. This broader view is important for understanding the law not only as it currently works, but also in its possibilities for change over time. To this end, the courses in this concentration explore interrelationships between law and inequality, in contemporary and historical dimensions.