Who should attend
The program is open to
- Undergraduate students who will complete their sophomore year or higher by June 2020
- College graduates who wish to gain an accurate, comprehensive understanding of America's legal system
Program participants need not be Cornell students or U.S citizens.
To enroll, you must be in good academic standing and have the demonstrated intellectual interest and personal maturity to participate in the program.
About the course
In this rigorous prelaw program, you'll have an unparalleled opportunity to develop an accurate picture of the realities, rewards, and challenges of being a lawyer today.
You'll gain both a solid academic foundation in U.S. law and invaluable practical experience working in an internship.
During the first three weeks of the program, you'll be enrolled in the four-credit course The American Legal System, taught by renowned attorney C. Evan Stewart using the Socratic method practiced at most U.S. law schools.
During the second three weeks of the program, if you've received an internship placement*, you'll devote full days to your internship, which may be at a law firm or in the legal department of a corporation, government agency, or nonprofit organization.
- Gain a comprehensive grounding in fundamental legal concepts and techniques, while earning four academic credits.
- Learn firsthand the ins and outs of the legal system from a top attorney.
- Explore the varieties of professional roles open to lawyers before you invest time, effort, and money in law school.
- Prepare for law school and a lifetime of informed citizenship.
- Develop professional contacts.
- Enhance your academic record, resume, and skills.
You'll be expected to
- Attend class daily.
- Read all assigned materials before each class meeting.
- Complete all assignments in a timely manner.
- Actively participate in class discussions.
- Take a final exam
Mr. Stewart’s practice principally focuses on the financial services industry, handling litigation matters for domestic and international clients before federal and state trial and appellate courts, in arbitration forums, as well as before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation and the U....
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.