Law School Overview
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Law School Overview
The Law School at Cornell University has an application deadline of February 1. The full-time program application fee at the Law School at Cornell University is $80. Its tuition is full-time: $55,220 per year. The student-faculty ratio is 9.4:1. The Law School at Cornell University has 86 full- and part-time faculty on staff.
First year students at Cornell University Law School get an early introduction to the profession through the Lawyering Program, which teaches skills used by practicing attorneys and wraps up with Moot Court arguments. In addition to the traditional three-year J.D. program, Cornell Law offers joint degrees including a J.D./M.B.A. in conjunction with the highly ranked Johnson School of Management and a J.D./M.P.A. through courses at the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs.
Students can also get involved in pro bono work early on through the Public Service Challenge at Cornell, which encourages students to participate in community service through initiatives such as the Cornell Prison Education Project, which teaches the law to inmates, and the Student Hurricane Network, a group that has volunteered in New Orleans.
The school has about 10 research centers, institutes, and programs, including the Death Penalty Project and Cornell e-Rulemaking Initiative, and has about five legal journals. Cornell Law School partners with Sorbonne Law School at the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne to offer a five-week Paris Summer Institute, where law students gain training in comparative and international law. About 25 percent of first year law students opt to live on campus in the Law School residence, Hughes Hall.
Notable alumni of Cornell Law School include Philip Perry, former U.S. Department of Homeland Security General Counsel, and David Litman and Robert Diener, cofounders of Hotels.com.
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|Law school designation||National|
|Application deadline||February 1|
|Full-time program application fee||$80|
|Part-time program application fee||N/A|
|Admissions Phone||(607) 255-5141|
|Full- and part-time faculty||86|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2011-2012||193|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $55,220 per year
|Room and board||$11,250|
|Employed at graduation 2||69.7%|
|Median private sector starting salary||$160,000|
|Median public service starting salary||$62,467|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||776,252|
* Law School Overview details based on 2012 data