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Cornell Law School

Overview

The 500 Lawyer Limelight

Q&A with Brian Pastuszenski

Goodwin Procter, Cornell Law Alum


"I was attracted to securities and shareholder litigation defense by the complexity of the legal concepts and the high stakes these matters typically involve. In my experience, securities litigation is among the most intellectually demanding areas of the law."

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Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
30%
Number students applying:
4,006
Number students accepted:
1,214
First-year attrition rate:
0

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
167
Median:
167
25th percentile:
166

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.76
Median:
3.68
25th percentile:
3.55

Financial Profile

Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $59,360 N/A
Non-resident $59,360 N/A
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $19,988
Off Campus $19,988                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
595
Number students enrolled full-time:
595
Number students enrolled part-time:
Number of first-year students:
203

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
46%
% Women students:
46%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
16%
% Minority students:
35%
% International students:
14%

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
4
Names of law journals:
Cornell International Law Journal, Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Cornell Law Review, LII (Legal Information Institute) Bulletin
% of students involved in law journals:
71%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
54%
% of students in field placements:
12%
% of students in simulation courses:
40%

Curriculum Strengths

Corporate/M&A/Transactions,
Labor and Employment,
International Law,
Criminal Justice,
Dispute Resolution

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 96% 183
National Employment Rate 2013 90% 173
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer NY 57% 106
State 2nd Largest Employer CA 7% 13
State 3rd Largest Employer DC 6% 11
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer NY 61% 109
State 2nd Largest Employer CA 8.4% 15
State 3rd Largest Employer DC 7.3% 13

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
1.1%
Law Firm 2-10
1.1%
Law Firm 11-25
1.7%
Law Firm 26-50
1.1%
Law Firm 51-100
1.1%
Law Firm 101-250
5.1%
Law Firm 251-500
3.9%
Law Firm 501+
53.4%
Law Firm Unknown Size
0
Business & Industry
3.4%
Government
5.1%
Public Interest / Service
6.2%
Clerkships Federal
11.8%
Clerkships State / Local
2.8%
Education / Academia
0
Other
0

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 NY 94% 84%
State 2
State 3
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 NY 92% 82%
State 2 MA 100% 85%
State 3
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 NY 92% 85%
State 2
State 3

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Private
Part-time:
No
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
Feeder School 2:
Feeder School 3:

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:
URL (if any):

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Region:
Northeast
Main Phone:
607-255-5141
Admissions Phone:
607-255-5141

Administration

Dean of School:
Eduardo
M.
Peñalver
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
Cornell University
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Yale University
Graduate Degree:
MA
School:
University of Oxford, Oriel College (Rhodes Scholar)
Director of Admissions:
Sarah
A
Busse
Undergraduate:
BS
School:
State University of New York at Oneonta
Law Degree:
School:
Graduate Degree:
MA
School:
State University of New York at Stony Brook

Reputation Profile

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