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J.D. Admissions

If you’re looking for a place where you can engage deeply with professors and peers, enjoy your time outside of class, and position yourself for a successful career after graduation, you’ll find it at Cornell Law School.
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Forge Your Own Path
We're not like other law schools. And we like it that way. With about 600 J.D. students, Cornell Law is a close-knit, collegial community of learners.
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Welcome to the Class of 2025!

Visit the Admitted Student Portal to access important enrollment information, financial aid forms, and to RSVP for special events. The Admitted Student Portal is a user-friendly website designed exclusively for you to connect with our talented students, alumni, and faculty. If you have any questions, please call (607) 255-5141.

J.D Recruiting Events
“At Cornell, you learn to be a skilled attorney. Not only are you good at what you do, but you gain the power to help others in the process. ”
Renqiu Chen '24
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The Right Location
We’ve been named the best college town nationally by various publications. When you visit Ithaca, you’ll see why. The backdrop to the Cornell Law experience is Ithaca, a beautiful and cosmopolitan small city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. 
waterfall and fall foliage
“The small class size was most important to me, I wanted to feel like I was a part of something wherever I went. The incredible alumni networks also made Cornell Law the right place for me.”
Leslie Ramirez '24

Admissions Team

Monica Ingram
Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Michael Cummings
Executive Director of Admissions

Marcella Purcell
Assistant Director of Admissions

Bryan Vliet
Director of Financial Services

Evangelos Theodorou
J.D. Admissions Coordinator

Pamala Eaton
Admissions and Financial Aid Counselor

Stacey Vojtisek
Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Contact J.D. Admissions
J.D. Admissions
Phone:
(607) 255-5141
Financial Aid Office
Phone:
(607) 255-5141
J.D. Student Ambassadors
Phone:
(607) 255-5141
☀️ Summertime in Ithaca is truly unique. If you are an alum looking to come back for a visit or a prospective student wondering what the area is like, come see us! 

Hike up to the waterfalls, enjoy some local vineyards and breweries, and be sure to grab a bite to eat at one of the many amazing local restaurants! 🥘🥗

Want to plan your trip? 
Visit: https://www.visitithaca.com/
Visiting professor, Michael L. Huyghue ’84, advises NFL on diversity hiring.

"For Huyghue, a sports business expert and former NFL general manager, teaching and mentoring at Cornell complement ongoing work he considers the most important of his career – advising the NFL on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in its hiring practices."
On May 12, 2022, Cornell Law School’s Death Penalty Program received the Award for Excellence in a Public Interest Case or Project from the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA). The award honors the work of the Capital Punishment Clinic, the International Human Rights Clinic, the Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide, and the Death Penalty Project, representing the efforts of Professors Sandra Babcock, John Blume, Sheri Johnson, and Keir Weyble, as well as generations of their students, alumni, community partners, and clients.
Today Fern was at the law school helping students to de-stress while studying for exams.  #CornellPawSchool #LabsInTheBestSense

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