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.

To gain experience and insight into the day-to-day work of lawyers, you may be able to participate in a specially arranged full-time internship in the New York metropolitan area during the second three weeks of the program.

These unpaid internships are optional, limited in number, not guaranteed, and will be assigned by the Prelaw Program on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you're interested in being considered for an internship, it's to your advantage to apply to the program and pay your tuition and fees as early as possible. Please note that market conditions may affect the availability of internships.

The Prelaw Program will make every effort to match your interests and talents with an available internship and to ensure that you'll have an opportunity to observe what lawyers do on a day-to-day basis in an office or courtroom.

The nature of each internship will be at the discretion of the hosting firm or organization. You should be prepared to work exceedingly hard at these internships as the goal is to replicate post-graduate work experience.

Internships range from law firms to the legal department of a corporation, government agency, or nonprofit organization.

Past internship hosts include

  • APG Asset Management US Inc.
  • Cohen & Gresser LLP
  • Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP
  • Krentsel & Guzman LLP
  • Lar Lubovitch Dance Company
  • Murphy & McGonigle
  • Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C.
  • The Legal Aid Society
  • Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
  • and many more...

Note: No student will be considered for placement until all application materials have been submitted and approved and tuition has been paid.