Beth Lyon

Associate Dean for Experiential Education, Clinical Professor of Law, & Director of Clinical, Advocacy and Skills Programs
Beth Lyon
Contact Information
Cornell Law School
156 Hughes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 254-4638

Clinical Program Assistants:
Phone: (607) 255-4196

Professional Biography

Beth Lyon is a Clinical Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, where she founded the Farmworker Legal Assistance Clinic, and co-founded the Low-Income Taxpayer Law and Accounting Practicum. She also serves as the Law School’s Associate Dean for Experiential Education and Clinical Program Director. Her areas of focus include domestic and international migrant and farmworker rights, language access to justice, and provision of legal services to rural minorities.

Professor Lyon received her B.A. from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, her M.S. from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. While at Georgetown, she was the managing editor of Law and Policy in International Business (since renamed Georgetown Journal of International Law) and a Ford Foundation Fellow, working in Lima, Peru for the Comisión Andina de Juristas.


B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1988
M.S., Georgetown University, 1994
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1994