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Public Service

Since its founding in 1887, Cornell Law School has fostered a commitment to public interest. Scores of our graduates have emerged as leaders in social justice movements and government practice.

The Office of Public Service is dedicated to assisting current students and alumni who seek to incorporate public service into their legal careers.  Whether you are a student seeking a summer job, a pro bono opportunity, seeking an externship during the academic year, or an entry-level position after graduation, or an alumnus ready to take the next step in your career, our office can help.

Financing Your Public Interest Career

There are a variety of ways to fund your career in public interest including grants, fellowships, clerkships, and more. Explore the drop-down menus below for more information on funding.

Summer Internships

Post-Graduate Public Interest Fellowships

Public Interest Loan Repayment Assistance

Public Sector Job-Search Expenses

“Cornell Law ignited within me a passion to advocate on behalf of others, to use my voice to speak out against injustice.”
Robert Hendricks '19
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Public Service Team

Akua Akyea
Associate Dean for Career Development
128E Hughes Hall
Phone: (607) 255-3597
Email: aoa28@cornell.edu

Michaela Azemi
Director of Public Interest and Community Engagement
128D Hughes Hall
Phone: (607) 684-7156
Email: ma688@cornell.edu

Lisa Carberry
Administrative Assistant
128 Hughes Hall
Phone: (607) 255-5873
Email: lac16@cornell.edu


Public Service
(607) 255-5873
128 Hughes Hall
Ithaca, NY, 14853

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