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Celia Bigoness

Associate Clinical Professor of Law
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Contact Information

Cornell Law School
155 Hughes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 255-3285
Fax: (607) 255-7193


Gina Jackson
Cornell Law School
315 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Professional Biography

Celia Bigoness is an Associate Clinical Professor of Law and founder of the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, Cornell’s first transactional law clinic. In addition to teaching the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, Professor Bigoness teaches Introduction to Transactional Lawyering and organizes the annual Cornell Law School Transactional Lawyering Competition.

Before joining Cornell, Professor Bigoness spent seven years practicing corporate law at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, London and Paris. Her experience includes project finance, leveraged finance, capital markets and mergers & acquisitions.

Professor Bigoness received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal of International Law, and her A.B. from Harvard.


A.B., Harvard University, 1999
J.D., Yale Law School, 2006