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4.6 of 5 stars (10 Ratings)

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4.0 of 5 stars

January 2016 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

The class sizes are small and the professors are very approachable.

Downers

Ithaca is incredibly boring and very cold in the winter.

Comments

Due to the small class sizes, the school places very well in the New York market.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Cornell Law

5.0 of 5 stars

January 2016 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

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

Downers

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

Comments

Ithaca is a nice place to live with great parks and restaurants.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great, but isolated, law school

5.0 of 5 stars

January 2016 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Top notch professors and a strong academic community. High curve.

Downers

Ithaca winters are brutal. The town is isolated and good restaurant/bar options are few and far between.

High school-like gossip.

Comments

If you can get into a better ranked T14, go there, but Cornell is a good choice if you are aiming for biglaw.

Would You Recommend

Yes

all about the money

4.0 of 5 stars

November 2015 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

professors are competent--you get what you pay for--prestige, etc.

Downers

it's mercenary--they are all business and don't care about the students

Comments

It's not a warm and fuzzy place; slightly different feel from the undergrad situation there

Would You Recommend

Yes

Cornell Law School LLM

5.0 of 5 stars

October 2015 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

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.

Downers

Location.

One of the less vocal Ivy League universities.

No specialist LLMs on offer.

Financial aid hard to come by.

Comments

Great LLM program designed for international students looking to get exposure to US law and international legal market.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Go Big Red!

4.0 of 5 stars

October 2015 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Great school name recognition, accomplished and responsive professors! Students are loyal and feel connected to the school.

Downers

Career services was unhelpful and mainly focused on placing students in New York City.

Comments

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

CLS

5.0 of 5 stars

August 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

The location is gorge-ous, the library is beautiful and quiet, the professors are accessible, and the class sizes are small.

Downers

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.

Comments

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

1L experience at Cornell Law

5.0 of 5 stars

August 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

The support from the faculty members and staffs is just amazing, and being a small school is definitely a plus in the job market

Downers

Not very strong network in non-NY markets such as DC

Comments

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

More than good enough

4.0 of 5 stars

August 2015 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Small class sizes, personal attention was available from professors, great job prospects.

Downers

Limited access to networking with law firms given the location.

Comments

Cornell is a great place to study if you want to go into private practice in New York. However, getting to other markets and career paths can be more challenging there--- their bread and butter is getting people jobs at NYC law firms.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great School

5.0 of 5 stars

July 2015 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Small Size
Particularly good if you want to work in NYC BigLaw

Downers

Isolated
Name doesn't carry some weight on the West Coast

Comments

Great place, but is somewhat out there in Ithaca. Does take advantage of the resources of the larger university, to make for a pleasant few years.

Would You Recommend

Yes


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