- Impressive student-to-faculty ratio allows unprecedented access to professors
- Clinic options offer students real world legal experience
- Numerous job fairs attract firms from the tri-state area and beyond
- Extensive alumni network
- Harrowing first-year course load
- The social life in the small Ithaca community leaves much to be desired
- Admission is highly selective for the limited number of seats
The Bottom Line
- Cornell Law School has a reputation for its rigorous and challenging program, but the end result is worth the effort. As a member of the Ivy League, Cornell’s reputation, selectivity and real-world education makes the school a hotbed for recruitment.
Of the 4,054 applicants Cornell Law School receives each year,
only 195-199 students are chosen for the J.D. program. Admission is
highly competitive and those responsible for reviewing applications
examine a number of determining factors to determine who makes the
cut each year.