2020 Courses

  • Summer Session 2020 courses will be added throughout the winter.


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

Create an account to start your application.

Admission to the program is on a rolling basis. Because of the intensive and individualized nature of the program, enrollment is strictly limited. If you're considering applying, we urge you to do so as early as possible.

Applications will be accepted until the program is full. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

If you're interested in being considered for an internship, it's to your advantage to apply and pay in full by April 1, 2020.

Required application materials

The following documents must be submitted through the online application:

  1. A one-page resume listing all of your significant interests, activities, employment, or volunteer experiences.
  2. In 250 words or less, please provide a personal statement, which will help us to get to know you better. What distinguishes you from your classmates and peers?
  3. In 250 words or less, please tell us about your interest in this program. Why did you select it? What do you hope to gain from it? Tell us about any personal, work, or volunteer experience you've had related to it?
  4. All transcripts to date (black out or remove any social security and/or account numbers before uploading).
  5. A letter of recommendation from a professor who has had you in class.

Questions about the application process can be sent to cusp@cornell.edu