Learn more about what Cornell Law can offer you.
Connect with a close-knit student body and world-class scholars.
Experience a traditional American university campus.
Located in picturesque central New York State, Ithaca is a true college town.
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.
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.
A Large University
As a General LL.M. student at Cornell Law School, you will become part of the broader Cornell University community, the youngest Ivy League school.
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.
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.
Ithaca is known for having a high overall quality of life with a variety of housing options and a thriving music and arts community.
The Finger Lakes region prides itself on its farm-to-table dining options 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.
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.
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.
Working with a dedicated career advisor 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.
General LL.M. students can apply for the following Cornell fellowships if available during your academic year:
Berger International and Comparative Legal Studies Summer Fellowships
The Furman Family Fellowship
Clerkship in the Conseil d’Etat