Or search: cornell.edu
woman in a red shirt reading in a law library

Lawyering Program

Lawyering is a required first-year simulation course that introduces students to the analytical, communication, and research skills necessary for a successful career in litigation or transactional law. Unlike many other forms of communication, the communication that lawyers engage in—both in litigation and transactional legal practice—requires a high level of clarity and precision.

Program Overview

To contact the Lawyering Program, please email lawyeringprogram@cornell.edu.

Lawyering Faculty

Lara Freed
Clinical Professor of Law (Lawyering)
Phone:
(607) 255-5889
Type:
Permanent
Address:
Cornell Law School
256A Hughes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
Rachel Goldberg
Associate Clinical Professor of Law (Lawyering)
Phone:
(607) 255-0183
Type:
Permanent
Address:
Cornell Law School
240 Hughes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
Jaclyn Kelley-Widmer
Clinical Professor of Law (Lawyering)
Phone:
(607) 255-9898
Type:
Permanent
Address:
Cornell Law School
256B Hughes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
Estelle McKee
Clinical Professor of Law (Lawyering)
Phone:
(607) 255-5135
Type:
Permanent
Address:
Cornell Law School
251 Hughes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
Julia Mizutani
Law Research, Instruction, and Liaison Librarian; Adjunct Professor of Law
Phone:
(607) 254-7062
Type:
Adjunct and Associated
Address:
Cornell Law School
355 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
Nicholas Norton
Research Resources & Inclusivity Initiatives Librarian and Adjunct Professor of Law
Phone:
(607) 255-3175
Type:
Adjunct and Associated
Address:
Cornell Law School
352 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
Katrina Robinson
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law (Lawyering)
Phone:
(607) 254-5951
Type:
Permanent
Address:
Cornell Law School
253 Hughes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
Nina Scholtz
Director for Research & Instruction; Adjunct Professor of Law
Phone:
(607) 255-5862
Type:
Adjunct and Associated
Address:
Cornell Law School
353 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
Kristen Stanley
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law (Lawyering)
Phone:
(607) 254-5683
Type:
Permanent
Address:
Cornell Law School
256C Hughes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
Michelle Whelan
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and Clinical Professor of Law (Lawyering)
Phone:
(607) 254-4753
Type:
Permanent
Address:
Cornell Law School
252 Hughes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
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

This website uses cookies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it.