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Cornell Law School

About Cornell Law School


  • Established: 1887
  • Parent School: Cornell University
  • Dean: Eduardo PeƱalver
  • Location: Ithaca, New York

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Alumni Directory

This alumni directory of 1,130 lawyers who graduated from Cornell Law School is powered by Lawyer Legion. Use the filters to narrow your search for attorneys by graduation year, practice areas or location. Results are limited to 250 per query. The lawyers in this directory all attended or received their Juris Doctor degree from Cornell Law School and are currently practicing law in the United States. The attorneys in this directory are also included in the Lawyer Legion network and provide legal services to consumers in and around their local area. These include lawyers in New York and across the U.S. Browse the alumni directory to find and connect with lawyers who attended Cornell Law School.

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Alumni Active on Lawyer Legion

Scott T Ashby (1993)
Pacific Northwest Family Law
Richland, WA
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Jonathan I Nirenberg (1998)
Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C.
Montvale, NJ
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Monte A Willis (1995)
Willis & Toews, PLLC
Walla Walla, WA
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Carolyn S Lee (2000)
Carolyn Lee PLLC
Ithaca, NY
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Karen E. Smeda (2018)
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Tampa, FL
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Admissions Statistics

Completed Applications4,9135,9984,261
Total Offers857924811
Acceptance Rate17.44%15.41%19.03%
LSAT Score Median172171168
LSAT Score Low170169164
LSAT Score High174173169
Undergraduate GPA Median3.873.863.86
Undergraduate GPA Low3.763.753.76
Undergraduate GPA High3.943.953.93
Total Graduates182192201

Bar Exam Statistics

Total First Time Takers196193187
Total Passed177178179
School's Bar Passage Rate90.31%92.23%95.72%
ABA Approved Law Schools Average Bar Passage Rate80.52%83.03%83.48%
School Passage Rate vs. Average Passage Rate9.799.2012.24

Tuition and Expenses

Tuition Full Time Resident$74$71$35
Tuition Full Time Non-resident$74$71$35
Tuition Part Time Resident---
Tuition Part Time Non-resident---
On Campus Living Expenses$23$23$23
Off Campus Living Expenses$23$23$23

Grants and Scholarships

Total Students Reciving Grants496482496
Total Percentage Receiving Grants86%83%82%
Average Grant Amount - Median$25.00--
Average Grant Amount - Low$20.00--
Average Grant Amount - High$35.00--

Students and Faculty

Student-to-Faculty Ratio33.23.1
Total Students580578603
Total Students Male294283303
Total Students Female289296274
Total Faculty196181197
Total Faculty Male118113133
Total Faculty Female776763
Total Faculty Minorities253232

National Comparison Rankings

The national comparison rankings below compare Cornell Law School to other ABA-approved law schools in the United States. The rankings were determined by comparing the statistics reported by each school. You can view the raw data for these law school rankings here.

2021 National Rankings - Cornell Law School

#7 in Median Undergraduate GPA - 3.86
Cornell Law School is tied for #7 regarding the highest median undergraduate GPA (3.86) among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.

#17 in Acceptance Rate - 15.41%
Cornell Law School ranks #17 regarding student selectivity with an acceptance rate of 15.41% among those who applied for admission.

#19 in Student-to-Faculty Ratio - 3.2
Cornell Law School ranks #19 regarding the lowest student-to-faculty ratio with a 3.2 faculty ratio

#3 in Median LSAT - 171
Cornell Law School is tied for #3 regarding the median LSAT score, with a score of 171 among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students.

#31 in Bar Passage Rate - 92.23%
Cornell Law School ranks #31 regarding the highest bar passage rate among first-time test takers.

#2 in Highest Tuition - $71
Cornell Law School ranks #2 regarding the highest tuition among full-time resident (in-state) students.

#77 in Presence of Minority Faculty - 17.68%
Cornell Law School ranks #77 regarding the highest percentage of racial or ethnic minority faculty (17.68%).

#141 in Presence of Female Faculty - 37%
Cornell Law School ranks #141 regarding the highest percentage of faculty who are female (37%).


Cornell Law School
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-255-5141

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