Cornell Law Institute for High School Students

An Intensive Two-Day Program for Aspiring Lawyers

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - Friday, June 29, 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm
Myron Taylor Hall, Cornell University

Hosted by the Cornell Law Library, the two-day Cornell Law Institute for High School Students is designed to introduce high school juniors and seniors to the study of law and careers in the field.  The curriculum will address several major legal topics including constitutional law, immigration law, and the intersection of law and technology.   Taught by Cornell Law School faculty, the Institute will engage students in the Socratic Method traditionally employed in law school classrooms, as well as provide for in-depth discussion of timely legal issues in more casual small group sessions.  Administrators and current law students will be present to assist participants in preparing for a future in the practice of law.



Open to rising juniors and seniors from the following Tompkins County High Schools who have demonstrated an interest in law.

Dryden High School

Groton High School

Ithaca High School

Lansing High School

Newfield High School

Trumansburg High School



Breakfast and lunch will be provided both days.  There is no charge for attending this program.


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