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The Right Choice


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The Right Choice


Spend your LL.M. year at an Ivy League law school renowned for international and comparative law. Cornell is a place where you can engage with professors and peers, experience campus life, and explore the Finger Lakes region of New York.

Learn more about what Cornell Law can offer you.

 


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Why Cornell Law?

The Right Size

Connect with a close-knit student body and world-class scholars.

The Right Campus

Experience true American university culture.

The Right Location

Located in picturesque central New York State, Ithaca is a true college town.


The fact that the school is located in Ithaca allowed me to experience living in a smaller college town and to have more of a university experience than I would have had elsewhere.
— Marcelo Meza Peñafiel
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THE RIGHT SIZE


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THE RIGHT SIZE


When you become a student at Cornell Law,
you join a close-knit collegial community of learners.

Small Classes, Large Offerings

 Our small student body means you can interact with your classmates in a supportive and friendly environment. And, in spite of our small size, we offer an impressively wide-ranging curriculum.


Current Course Offerings

Dedicated Teachers, Engaged Scholars

 In addition to being prolific scholars, our professors are committed to the classroom. With a low student-faculty ratio, you'll have more opportunities to interact with and get to know your professors than at most top law schools. 

Meet the Faculty

Real Connections, Robust Experience

Connect with classmates outside of the classroom through moot court or mock trial competitions, the Cornell International Law Journal, BRIGGS Society of International Law, or other student organizations.
 

Student Organizations
 

 
 
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THE RIGHT CAMPUS


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THE RIGHT CAMPUS


Experience true American university culture.

A Large University

 As an LLM student at Cornell Law School, you will become part of the broader Cornell University community, the youngest Ivy League school.

International Flavor

 Nearly half of Cornell’s graduate students come from outside the United States. Make the most of your time here in the classroom and across campus—explore the Johnson Museum of Art, attend an ice hockey game, listen to the band during Slope Day, and visit the botanical garden.

Outdoor Adventures

Take advantage of our outdoor opportunities and learn to sail on Cayuga Lake, rock climb on the Lindseth Climbing Wall, or ski at Greek Peak.


The close-knit atmosphere here is amazing and unique. It’s easy to make new friends, especially with people from different backgrounds and cultures.
— Yikai Yang
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THE RIGHT LOCATION


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THE RIGHT LOCATION


A vibrant college town

Living 

Ithaca is known for having a high overall quality of life with a variety of housing options and a thriving music and arts community. 

Dining

The Finger Lakes region has a thriving farm-to-table movement with many local chefs and farmers working together in sustainable (and delicious) ways.  The area is home to over 100 vineyards and dozens of craft breweries.

 

Nature

Cornell University overlooks Cayuga Lake and there are numerous waterfalls within walking distance of the Law School. You can take a break by hiking trails along the gorges, biking on woodland paths, or picnicking in the area’s many parks.

 


We are a close-knit community of individuals from all over the world. The diversity of thoughts, ideas, and opinions really made the LL.M. an enriching experience.
— Elliot Aruldoss
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THE RIGHT OUTCOME


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THE RIGHT OUTCOME


Cornell is committed to teaching broad analytical thinking,
encouraging students to look at issues from all sides.

A Global Network
In addition to Cornell Law’s distinguished faculty and rigorous curriculum, students benefit from access to and mentorship from the school’s extensive and highly accomplished alumni network. When you enroll at Cornell Law you will join more than a student body. You will become part of a vibrant alumni network that stretches across the globe into every field of legal practice.

Career Guidance
Working with the Career Services office, you will get support in designing an individual job search strategy. One-on-one counseling appointments can assist you with researching job opportunities, finding externships, networking with alumni, building résumés and cover letters, and developing interview skills.

Fellowships
To support internships with government agencies (including courts) or nonprofit organizations outside of the United States, LL.M. students can apply for the following Cornell fellowships:

Berger International and Comparative Legal Studies Summer Fellowships

The Furman Family Fellowship

Clerkship in the Conseil d’Etat


Cornell was a very attractive choice for me because there are opportunities to take classes at other schools, such as the Johnson Graduate School of Management.
— Ville Rauhala
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Apply Now


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Contact Information

Admissions/Financial Aid

607 255-5185
glsadmissions@cornell.edu