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Cornell Law School: International

Modern legal education must train students to succeed in a rapidly-evolving transnational environment. Mastery of a single nation's system of laws is no longer adequate to prepare a student to practice law.

Cornell Law School has a long history of, and strong institutional emphasis on, international and comparative legal studies. When we opened our doors in 1887, the required curriculum included lectures in Roman and international law. Two students from Japan were among the Law School's entering class.

We maintain our international focus to this day through a robust collection of international and comparative law degree programs, study abroad opportunities, on-campus programs, and exchange programs for foreign nationals interested in studying at Cornell.

Explore international opportunities at Cornell Law School.