Program status

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the Prelaw program can no longer be held in person and the internships are no longer available.

The good news is you may choose from hundreds of other online courses, including LAW 3887 International Human Rights in Theory and Practice, June 22-July 10. See the online course roster for all your options.

For more information, see summer study options and the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).


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.

How to apply

To register, see GOVT 3150 The American Legal System.