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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Cornell Global Law Program in Paris

July 2-27, 2019


Information session: Learn about the Cornell Global Law Program on Monday, March 25 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Day Hall, Room B16 - Basement.

The competitive Cornell Global Law Program in Paris combines an Ivy League law school experience with the chance to explore life in France.

Taught entirely in English by four members of the Cornell Law School faculty, this intensive, four-week honors program introduces advanced prelaw students to legal practice and study from an international perspective and provides mentorship for law school success.

Program features

  • A four-credit course, LAW 4031 Introduction to the Global Study of Law
  • Introductory lectures on comparative legal study
  • Small classes focused on preparing undergraduate students for law school success
  • Optional sessions providing guidance on the law school application and admissions processes
  • Mentorship by Cornell Law School faculty
  • First-hand opportunities to explore the legal institutions and culture of France and the European Union
  • Optional French language instruction
  • Option to audit other Cornell Law School courses in Paris

Program benefits

  • Understand how the U.S. law school system works
  • Explore key fields of legal scholarship
  • Investigate the role law plays in global governance, justice, and business relations
  • Develop international professional contacts
  • Learn how to take law schools exams
  • Prepare for law school and the admissions process
  • Improve your lawyering and legal skills
  • Enhance your academic record and resume
  • Study alongside law school students from around the world

Who should apply

The program is open to undergraduates from any college or university who are considering a career in law. Students must be rising seniors or highly qualified rising juniors.