Admission, Tuition, and Financial Aid
The Summer Institute is open to:
- U.S. Law Students who have completed at least one year of law studies and are in good standing at a law school fully accredited by the American Bar Association or a state.
- Non-U.S. Law Students who have completed at least one year of law studies in their home country and are in good standing.
- Attorneys who have been licensed or admitted by the appropriate professional entity in their respective home countries.
Persons for whom English is not their native language must certify to the satisfaction of the Summer Institute, by submitting a TOEFL or IELTS score, letter from an instructor, or description of language instruction and experience, that they are competent to pursue instruction in English.
Enrollment is limited and early application is strongly encouraged. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis, until full, beginning in January. 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).
Tuition and FeesA student may register for a total of one to six credits. Tuition and fees are based upon the total number of credits taken, as follows:
- One-two credits: US $3,750
- Three-four credits: US $4,250
- Five-six credits: US $4,750
Fees for French language classes (non-credit), Beginning or Intermediate: US $470 for two terms, US $250 for one term.
Please note that there is a non-refundable US $150 application fee that must be paid in order to be considered for admission.
The tuition and fees charge includes all course materials, which will be posted online on the admitted student site and provided to students via USB drives. Students may print these materials if they so choose.
Cornell StudentsOur 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 Student: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: email@example.com .