Cornell Law in Paris, June 16 to July 13, 2018

Admissions and Cost to Attend

Admission Eligibility:

Each year, the Cornell-Paris I Summer Institute welcomes a select group of students from ABA-accredited law schools, foreign institutions, academics, and other professionals to study law in the heart of Paris.

The Cornell-Paris I Summer Institute is open to:

  • JD Students and Non-U.S. Law Students who have completed at least one year of law studies and are in good standing.

  • Students preparing to study for an LL.M. degree in the United States

  • Graduate students in good academic standing, who demonstrate interest in the law.

  • Attorneys who have been licensed or admitted by the appropriate professional entity in their respective home countries.

  • Academics, practitioners, and other professionals seeking knowledge of American, international, and comparative law are welcome to apply for the program.

    Persons for whom English is not their native language must provide a description of their English-language proficiency.

    Enrollment is limited and early application is strongly encouraged. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis, beginning in October, until enrollment if full. Applications will continue to be accepted as long as space remains available. A notice will be posted on the application page when the program is full.  Applications will not be considered for admission until the file is complete (see application for details).


    Cost to Attend:

    A student may register for up to a total of six credits.

    Application Fee (non-refundable):                                             $150

    Tuition for Law Courses:                                                              $4,400

    Discount for Payment in Full by January 15, 2019:                  $500 Deduction (Tuition = $3,900)

    Optional French Classes (Beginning or Intermediate):         €430 Full Term

    Intermediate French                                                                      €250 Half Term Only

    French course fees must be paid to French Instructor directly on the first day of orientation.

    Overall Costs: In addition to the application fee ($150), tuition ($3,900 or $4,400) and any fees for optional language class (€430 for two terms/€250 for one term), students are responsible for the cost of their own transportation to and from Paris, housing, meals, and other related expenses in Paris.

    Typical Paris Costs of Living:
    Airfare: Airfare costs will vary by the student's location
    Transportation: €75
    Housing (excluding utilities): €2230
    Meals:  €16 per meal

    Financial Aid:

    Cornell Students:

    Our financial aid office will work with you to secure loans.  The process is relatively simple but please allow at least four weeks, in advance of the tuition due date for loan processing.

    The Cornell Law School Financial Aid Office
    115 Myron Taylor Hall
    Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

    Non-Cornell Students:

    Eligible students at other U.S. law schools should apply for loans through their home schools.  Please contact the International Programs office should you need documentation to provide to your home institution.  Contact us at: