Program status

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the Prelaw program will not be offered again until summer 2022.

The good news is you can take the Cornell Global Prelaw Program online this summer. Register now for a Zoom info session with director Liz Anker on April 14, 2021 at 4:30 EST.

Study law & intern in New York City

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.

A final exam will take place during the week of June 29, 2020, exact date is TBD.

*If you do not receive a placement or opt not to participate in an internship, the dates of the program are June 8-26.