Law School Spotlight: Cornell Law School

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    Cornell Law School is today's Law School Spotlight. From LSAC's Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools:

    When Cornell University's founding president, Andrew Dickson White, began to lay plans for a law department at Cornell University, he wrote that he wanted to educate "not swarms of hastily prepared pettifoggers, but a fair number of well-trained, large-minded, morally based lawyers in the best sense . . ." He hoped graduates of the school would become "a blessing to the country, at the bar, on the bench, and in various public bodies." More than a century since President White's vision, this ideal still holds true. A small, top-tier law school located in beautiful surroundings, Cornell draws on, and contributes to, the resources of a great university, consistently producing well-rounded lawyers and accomplished practitioners cut from a different cloth. Cornell is a national center of learning located in Ithaca, New York, the heart of the Finger Lakes region of New York State. The law school's small classes, broad curriculum, and distinguished faculty, combined with the advantages of being part of one of the world's leading research universities, make it ideal for those who value both depth and breadth in their legal studies. Students find Ithaca to be a safe and nonstressful, yet culturally rich, environment in which to pursue legal studies.

    Type of school: Private

    Setting: Rural

    Size: 600 (approx.)

    Incoming class size: 205 (2010)

    Student-to-faculty ratio: 10.4 to 1

    Acceptance percentage: 17.8% (1,083 of 6,269 admitted)

    Tuition and fees: $53,150

    Cost of living (single student): $19,239

    Address: Myron Taylor Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
    Phone: 607.255.5141
    Twitter accounts: @CornellLaw
    Facebook: Cornell Law School
    Blog: None

    All information (except for social networking and blog information) was gathered from the school's profile on the Law School Admission Council's Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools and the school's website. For more information, and to see the school's profile, click here. Please consult the school's website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information. 

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