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Juvenile Justice Clinic   Representing Juvenile Defendants in a Post-Miller World

When Miller v. Alabama was decided last spring, the Supreme Court held that the Eighth Amendment prohibited mandatory sentences of life without parole for juvenile offenders convicted of homicide. In response, three professors have launched a new Juvenile Justice Clinic to represent minors sentenced before the Miller decision. More...

Alumni Awards

Alumni Garner Diverse Awards in 2012

Throughout the year, Law School alumni spanning more than sixty years were honored with a slew of awards for their service, scholarship, and acumen. More...

James W. Dabney '79 Argues Already v. Nike Before the Supreme Court

Only a small number of lawyers get the chance to argue a case in front of the Supreme Court, but Adjunct Professor James Dabney ’79 has argued three. More...

Law School Holds Third Transactional Lawyering Competition

Student teams practice their skills before alumni instructor-judges in the only intramural transactional lawyering competition of its kind in the country. More...

W. Bradley Wendel Wins Levy Award for Ethics

The New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics has presented the Sanford D. Levy Memorial Award for 2012 to Professor Wendel for his contributions to the field of professional legal ethics. More...

Michael Toner '92: An Insider's Look at Presidential Campaigns and the Election Process

Toner has served as chairman and commissioner of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), as well as chief counsel for the Republican National Committee, and general counsel for the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign. More...

Rebecca Prentice '82: Rising Star in Entertainment Law Enjoys Role as Lead Counsel at Paramount

"I never expected I would be working in the entertainment industry, but it turns out I love it. I’m surrounded every day by some of the most talented and creative people there are." More...

A Temporary and Fond Farewell to the Edwin Dawson Rare Book Room

Thankfully this is not a permanent farewell and the rare book room will return. A new room is slated for construction during Phase II of Law School renovations. More...

Dorf Reigns Supreme in Third Annual Faculty Pie Eating Contest

Four esteemed Law School professors faced off for a good cause and an entertaining study break for students at the third annual Faculty Pie Eating Contest. More...

Hope and Fear in Gay Marriage Cases at High Court

Associated Press
Michael Dorf

China Helps Recast Africa in Global Economy

Business Day
Muna Ndulo

Whose Company Is It?

Lynn Stout

White House Dismisses Constitutional Challenge in Debt Ceiling Saga

Michael Dorf


Is Jus in Bello in Crisis?

Jens David Ohlin, Journal of International Criminal Justice (Forthcoming).


Free Exercise of Religion Before the Bench: Empirical Evidence From the Federal Courts

Michael Heise (with Gregory C. Sisk), Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 88 (Forthcoming).


Legal Ethics is about the Law, Not Morality or Justice: A Reply to Critics

W. Bradley Wendel, Texas Law Review, Vol. 90, No. 3 (2012).


NYC Annual Luncheon

Join more than 100 Cornell Law alumni on Friday, January 25, 2013, to hear Thomas A. Russo, J.D./M.B.A. '69, EVP and General Counsel at AIG, offer remarks on "The 2008 Financial Crisis and its Aftermath: Addressing the Next Debt Challenge." Register...


RESCHEDULED: 82nd Curia Society Annual Dinner

Previously scheduled for November 1, this event was postponed due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. Join us Wednesday, March 20, 2013, when Sheila L. Birnbaum, Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and Kenneth R. Feinberg, Founder and Managing Partner at Feinberg Rozen, discuss "Unconventional Responses to Unique Catastrophes." If you're not already registered, you can do so here.


There's Still Time to Make that Year-End Gift to the Law School!

Make a gift online. The unrestricted funds raised through the Law School Annual Fund sustain every part of the Cornell Law School student’s experience. Whether it is through one of the practical educational programs like the Transactional Lawyering Competition, supporting our renowned faculty, or through scholarships and financial aid, each gift makes a difference in the lives of our students. Making a gift is easy to do and only takes a moment of your time to make a monumental impact.

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