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Life at Cornell Law

The kinds of students who choose to study at a small law school nestled in the middle of the Finger Lakes are the kinds of people comfortable forging their own paths.
“At Cornell Law School you not only learn from professors but also from colleagues from all over the world, which broadens your perspective on the law.”
Kanyapak Wiriyapongsukit, LL.M. '23
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Ours is a Community Characterized by:

  • Frequent and meaningful interaction among students, faculty, and administrators
  • A vibrant and engaged student body, featuring dozens of formally recognized student organizations along with frequent informal student endeavors and activities
  • A wealth of resources dedicated to academic excellence, professional development, and physical and emotional wellness

We hope you find the resources listed here to be useful, and we encourage you to visit our Current Student Community website or contact us if you have any questions.

Ithaca is
Gorgeous
Power in unity, celebration in freedom. We celebrate Juneteenth and acknowledge the ongoing fight for equality still necessary today. #Juneteenth
In honor of Pride month, today we celebrate Cornell Law School alumna Sharice Davids '10! Davids made history when she became one of the first two Native American women elected to Congress and the first openly gay representative from Kansas. Click the link in our bio for recent news on Sharice Davids!🏳️‍🌈 #pride #pridemonth #lgbtqia
Cornell Law School is dramatically increasing its support for graduates pursuing public service careers, setting a new standard among the nation’s top law schools. Beginning in June 2024, Cornell Law will increase the salary cap eligible for full reimbursement for federal loans from $80,000 to $120,000 for graduates in public service jobs. Further, Cornell Law will also offer partial reimbursements for those with salaries between $120,000 and $150,000. Depending on the circumstances, the plan may eliminate the entirety of law school debt for some graduates. Click the link in our bio for more information!
"The advanced Campus Mediation Practicum has given me the opportunity to strengthen my mediation skills in a professional context and challenged me to reconsider my perspective about the purpose and impact of conflict resolution. Through the practicum, I have mentored students across various departments, actively participated in Cornell University's broader conflict resolution apparatus, and trained to become certified as a court-appointed mediator in the state of Montana. The teaching and learning opportunities as a mentor have inspired me to set the professional example I hope to encounter in the legal workplace and beyond." 

Grace Traore '24 highlights the impact that experiential learning has had on her career. Check out the link in our bio to learn more about the Campus Mediation Practicum.
Convocation is upon us! Don't forget to tag us in your graduation photos and videos this Saturday, and use #CLSGrad24
Cornell Law clinics give students the opportunity to participate in cases that shape important legal precedent. Last week, students in Cornell Law's Transnational Disputes Clinic traveled to Washington, D.C. to watch the US Supreme Court hear argument in United States v. Muñoz. The clinic filed an amicus brief in the case, which is contrary to the Biden administration's arguments that affording U.S. citizens due process in visa denial cases is impractical, and would jeopardize the United States' foreign relations and national security interests. To learn more about the Transnational Law Clinic, check out the link in our bio.  #CornellLaw #CornellLawClinics

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