The Dean of Students Office is here to provide assistance during your career as a law student. We provide services and resources to support our students and plan and organize many events throughout the year including, but not limited to, diversity programs and wellness events.
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Chenay Weyble has enjoyed working with law students since joining Cornell Law School in 2012. As Director of Academic Support, Chenay trains law students on the new academic skills they’ll need to succeed in law school. Before moving to beautiful Ithaca, New York, Chenay thought she’d always live in South Carolina, and she graduated from the University of South Carolina for both her undergraduate and law degrees. In South Carolina, she clerked in the South Carolina Judicial Department for the Honorable (now Chief) Justice Donald W. Beatty of the South Carolina Supreme Court, South Carolina Court of Appeals Judge Jasper M. Cureton, and Court of Appeals Judge Carol Connor. Chenay served as a staff attorney in both the South Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. Before working in the judicial department, Chenay practiced family and housing law for domestic violence shelter, Sistercare, Inc., and for Piedmont Legal Services.
Chenay lives in Ithaca with her husband, two teenagers, a cat, a dog, and a lizard. She enjoys hiking, gardening, reading, cooking, and watching movies.
We assist students seeking disability accommodations by serving as a liaison between the university’s Student Disability Services Office and the law faculty Administrative Committee, which (anonymously) reviews and decides upon accommodation requests.
We counsel students on a range of academic and personal matters. We support students in celebratory and challenging times. Students seeking support start with the Dean of Students Office and we will direct you to the most appropriate resources.
Cornell Law School is one of the most diverse top law school’s in the country. We host a variety of programs and initiatives to help students navigate differences and cultivate a culture of inclusion, beginning with Orientation. Annual events include Building Bridges: Intergroup Dialogue Project; Candid Conversations at Cornell; Annual Reception for Alumni and Students of Color; and a biannual Law Student Experience Survey to assess climate and students’ sense of belonging. Learn more about our legacy of diversity and inclusion.
We coordinate Orientation programming to introduce students to the vast resources available at the Law School and University, to help new students connect with their classmates as well as our faculty and staff, and to prepare students for what to expect in their classes.
Student organizations are central to student life and engagement in the Law School. We support more than 40 student organizations that host hundreds of programs a year with outside speakers from around the country and world.
The Dean of Students and Registrar’s offices help students navigate the bar exam certification process. The Dean of Students Office presents programs featuring state bar representatives and the bar exam coordinator in the Registrar’s Office helps students submit the forms their jurisdictions require.
Students who are concerned about institutional equity, discrimination, or sexual harassment or violence are encouraged to consult with the university’s Title IX Office and may report concerning conduct anonymously. Our office hosts informational programs with the Title IX Office at Orientation and throughout the year, as well as helps students access the resources that the office offers.
Law school, like the practice of law itself, provides an almost unique level of intellectual stimulation. However, it is also a demanding endeavor that requires enormous investments of time and effort, which can cause anxiety and related problems.
Among law schools, Cornell Law School is a leader in recognizing that teaching habits that foster good health and effective time and stress management skills are a critical part of legal education.
Whether cosponsoring weekly yoga with CLSA, or providing a quiet space for students with the Wellness Room in our office, hosting a Wellness Walks with the dean of students, or providing logistical support for Let’s Talk and Let’s Meditate, we are committed to helping students focus on all aspects of wellbeing. Healthy law students become healthy lawyers and we help you cultivate those healthy practices throughout your time with us.
It all starts here (swipe to see where it ends)! Cornell Law School`s Admitted Student Day is fast approaching! There will be two sessions this year; the first is March 22, and the second is April 12. Join our ever-growing community of lawyers who are fully prepared for the challenges of the legal landscape and ready to make an impact! For more info, visit link in bio! #CornellLawSchool #AdmittedStudentDay #lawyersinthebestsense #todothegreatestgood
In honor of Black History Month, join us in recognizing the accomplishments of George W. Fields, who was Cornell Law School’s first Black American graduate and one of the first three Black Americans to graduate from the university. Learn more by clicking the link in our bio! #CornellLawSchool #CornellUniversity #blackhistorymonth
Experiential learning is at the heart of a Cornell Law School education, something Lucy Oh ’25 experienced firsthand as part of our Advanced Immigration Law & Advocacy Clinic. Lucy gained valuable real world experience while providing a vital service to our immigrant communities locally and regionally.
Visit the link in our bio to learn how you can help strengthen and enhance these experiences!
"The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic gives me the opportunity to work directly with clients, something that traditional law school courses do not." Claire Dobbs `24 is just one CLS student lending her skills and knowledge to our local community.
Read more about this collaborative effort with the Dyson School, at the link in our bio.
Veterans Law Practicum faculty co-lead, Professor Jimmy Hardwick, joined @WHCUradio on the All Things Equal show earlier this fall to discuss the critical gap that Cornell’s Law’s newest practicum fills for former servicemen and women. To learn more about how you can support the Veterans Law Practicum in the final days of their crowdfunding efforts, visit the link in our bio.
Today, the law school held a "Book Celebration" for the publication "Data Driven: Truckers, Technology, and the New Workplace Surveillance" by Karen Levy, Associate Member of the Law Faculty & Associate Professor, Dept. of Information Science, Cornell University. Professor Kristen Underhill (Associate Dean for Faculty Research & Professor of Law) moderated and G.S. Hans, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, and Frank Pasquale, Professor of Law, Cornell Law & Cornell Tech Campus were discussants. #CornellLawSchool #CornellTech #CornellBowerCIS
Check out how the Gender Justice Clinic took their advocacy for victims of military sexual assault to an international level! Faculty, students, and alumni presented recommendations on this issue and sex workers` rights in hearings before the U.N. Human Rights Committee in Geneva, Switzerland last month. To learn more, click the link in our bio! #CornellLawSchool #CornellLawClinics #GenderJustice #Advocacy #HumanRights
"Getting to prepare and give the openings, direct examinations, and cross-examinations were invaluable experiences. ... Not only did they teach me about labor law but gave me litigation experience that helped me decide [it`s] something I enjoy." ~Cole Quigley `25 (center row, right, with his classmates) reflects on his experience leading an arbitration that led to a client victory as part of the Labor Law Clinic.
This Giving Tuesday, when you direct your support to Cornell Law School`s clinics and practicums, you can enhance experiential learning opportunities, just like these! Visit the link in our bio to make an impact today.