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4.0 of 5 stars
Attempt to offer transactional classes, which are still rare in some of the top law schools.
The limited number of classes compared to other larger schools and difficulty getting into some of the more competitive classes.
Take advantages of what other schools in the Cornell system have to offer, such as classes at the business school or tech classes.
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If your goal is to land a Big Firm job that pays market in NYC, then Cornell places as well or better than most schools, even many above it in the top tier.
Cost should be lower given its location; also - its location. It is effectively winter for most of the time you are in attendance.
The smaller class size is a plus in many ways, but bc of the school's isolation and the 'small-town' feel of Ithaca, it can feel a bit like Myron Taylor High School, as opposed to Myron Taylor Law School.
The class sizes are small and the professors are very approachable.
Ithaca is incredibly boring and very cold in the winter.
Due to the small class sizes, the school places very well in the New York market.
5.0 of 5 stars
Impressive student-to-faculty ratio allows unprecedented access to professorsClinic options offer students real world legal experienceNumerous job fairs attract firms from the tri-state area and beyondExtensive alumni network
Harrowing first-year course loadThe social life in the small Ithaca community leaves much to be desiredAdmission is highly selective for the limited number of seats
Ithaca is a nice place to live with great parks and restaurants.
Top notch professors and a strong academic community. High curve.
Ithaca winters are brutal. The town is isolated and good restaurant/bar options are few and far between.High school-like gossip.
If you can get into a better ranked T14, go there, but Cornell is a good choice if you are aiming for biglaw.
professors are competent--you get what you pay for--prestige, etc.
it's mercenary--they are all business and don't care about the students
It's not a warm and fuzzy place; slightly different feel from the undergrad situation there
Well designed courses with freedom of choice.Great choice of seminar courses designed for practical legal practice experience.Dedicated post graduate placements staff.Brand value.Job opportunities.
Location.One of the less vocal Ivy League universities.No specialist LLMs on offer.Financial aid hard to come by.
Great LLM program designed for international students looking to get exposure to US law and international legal market.
Great school name recognition, accomplished and responsive professors! Students are loyal and feel connected to the school.
Career services was unhelpful and mainly focused on placing students in New York City.
Consider your debt to earnings ratio. If you are not certain that you want to go to a large firm, consider going to a less expensive school that has a connection to the community you would like to work in.
The location is gorge-ous, the library is beautiful and quiet, the professors are accessible, and the class sizes are small.
Ithaca is in the middle of nowhere, the winters can be brutally cold and seem to last for an eternity, and everything is on an enormous hill.
If you want to work at a big law firm in NYC, then Cornell is the place for you. Few schools place better in NYC BigLaw than CLS.
The support from the faculty members and staffs is just amazing, and being a small school is definitely a plus in the job market
Not very strong network in non-NY markets such as DC
If you think you are a person who likes to prove yourself through rigorous studying and stellar grades, Cornell is a great place for that with great faculty support and beautiful environment.
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