Cornell Law School
Located in Ithaca, New York, Cornell Law School is a top-ranked, competitive law school that boasts small class sizes and a similarly low student to faculty ratio. Currently, there are about 600 students in the J.D. programs. The Cornell Law School student body is diverse and dynamic. Over 160 courses are offered and the school is well known for its international, joint, and dual-degree programs. The J.D. programs have specializations and concentrations in international legal affairs, internal and comparative law, Chinese law, French law, and Master of German and European Law Practice. The dual-degree program allows students to receive their J.D. with either regional planning, business, or public affairs.
Cornell Law School continues to keep its law students aware of the global perspective through opportunities to study abroad in 23 international schools. Besides its establishment of the international perspective within its curriculum, Cornell Law School has externship and client clinic opportunities for law students interested in pursuing public interest law. It provides its students with externships in clinics and in the local area. In addition, it offers students a chance to have a full-semester externship.
Cornell Law alumni have gone into practice for private practices, the government, academic, judiciary, and public interest. The vast majority of the alumni have worked for private practices and the government. Students get a chance to interact and network with alumni during the Public Interest Law Career Symposium. Students do not just have access to alumni networking, but they also have access to the Career Office that helps students with career advice during and after law school. The Office of Public Service assists students, who are interested in public interest, by assisting them financially with the Public Interest Low Income Protection Program.
Student involvement is a large part of the Cornell Law School experience. Students can get involved by immersing themselves in the law school organizations, such as the Cornell Law Students Association and National Lawyers Guild. Cornell Law School has excellent scholarly institutes and centers, including the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice and the Clarke Business Law Institute.
Cornell University Law School
Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
Phone: (607) 255 – 5141
Binding early decision (round 1): Nov. 1
Binding early decision (round 2): Jan. 9
Regular decision: Feb. 1
Transfer: July 15
LSAT must be taken on later than October. Test scores must be submitted by November 15.
Number of 2016 applicants: 3,889
Number of 2016 matriculants: 203
Median LSAT: 167
Median GPA: 3.74
LSAT range (25 to 75 percentile): 164 to 168
GPA range (25 to 75 percentile): 3.62 to 3.82
Tuition (2016-2017): $59,981
Room, board and other: $20,151
Total estimated cost of attendance: $80,132
Students who receive grants: 56.6%
Median grant amount: $17,000
Financial aid deadline is March 15.
Cornell Law does not offer conditional scholarships.
Bar passage differential: 13.01%
Transfers out: 8