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Cornell-Paris 1 Summer Institute

The Cornell-Paris 1 Summer Institute is a four-week program that is cosponsored by Cornell Law School and the Sorbonne Law School at the Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University and features prolific legal scholars, an expansive English-language curriculum, and unique cultural offerings.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cornell-Paris I Summer Institute will not be held in 2021. We plan to resume programming for summer 2022. Please email paris.law@cornell.edu to receive program updates.

Application Information


The program also offers an extensive selection of extra-curricular tours of Paris and social events that enable students to savor “la vie parisienne.” Past years have included small-group evening visits to the Louvre and Orsay Museums, a “bateau-mouche” boat excursion on the Seine, walking tours of Montmartre, the Ile de la Cité, the Marais, a walking tour of Saint Germain des Prés, a visit of the Palace of Versailles, Monet’s Gardens at Giverny and the Luxembourg Gardens. We conclude each year with a reception.


Students may enroll in up to six credits. All courses are taught in English. All courses qualify for credit toward the J.D. degree at Cornell and are recognized by other J.D. programs in the U.S.

Non-Cornell J.D. students should consult their dean of students or registrar to determine the amount of course credit allowed, and students interested in acceleration should consult their home schools to review this issue.

2020 Course Offerings

Course Credit Hour Information

Each course is taught for 90-minutes over seven days (630 min) and students must also participate in 420 minutes of mandatory introductory lectures and 120 minutes of mandatory court visits, which include a presentation at each court.

Non-Credit French Courses are also offered: Beginning French and Intermediate French

First Term

Second Term

Fees, Financial Aid, and Cancellation
Contact Cornell-Paris 1 Summer Institute
Cornell-Paris I Summer Institute
(607) 255-2434

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