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Lawyering Program

The Lawyering Program focuses on teaching the real-life skills employed by practicing attorneys. All first-year students are enrolled in the program’s full-year Lawyering course, which incorporates legal writing, legal analysis, legal research, client counseling and interviewing, and oral presentation.

Program Overview

Thanks to a generous donation from an alumnus

In September 2022, the Lawyering Program faculty engaged in an interactive legal-writing workshop with national expert Ross Guberman, author of Point Made and Point Taken. The workshop covered proven techniques for writing persuasively and giving feedback.

Lawyering Faculty

Estelle McKee
Clinical Professor of Law (Lawyering)
Phone:
(607) 255-5135
Type:
Permanent
Address:
Cornell Law School
251 Hughes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
Jaclyn Kelley-Widmer
Associate Clinical Professor of Law (Lawyering)
Phone:
(607) 255-9898
Type:
Permanent
Address:
Cornell Law School
256B Hughes 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
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
Lara Freed
Interim Director of the Lawyering Program and Clinical Professor of Law (Lawyering)
Phone:
(607) 255-5889
Type:
Permanent
Address:
Cornell Law School
256A Hughes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
Michelle Whelan
Clinical Professor of Law (Lawyering) and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Phone:
(607) 254-4753
Type:
Permanent
Address:
Cornell Law School
252 Hughes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
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https://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/news/international-human-rights-clinic-contributes-to-commutation-of-22-death-sentences-in-malawi/
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