CORNELL UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL
MYRON TAYLOR HALL
ITHACA, NEW YORK 14853
Telephone: (607) 255-0565
Fax: (607) 255-7193
Approved Since 1923
founding in 1887, Cornell Law School has sought to exemplify the ideal stated
by then‑University President Andrew D. White:
aim should be to keep its instruction strong, its standards high, and so to
send out not swarms of hastily prepared pettifoggers, but a fair number of well‑trained,
large‑minded, morally based lawyers in the best sense, who as they gain
experience may be classed as jurists and become a blessing to the country, at
the bar, on the bench, and in various public bodies."
Cornell Law School is a major center of research and a leader in legal
education. Its state‑of‑the‑art facilities, in Ithaca, New
York, are among the most beautiful in the nation. Its faculty are known as both
prolific scholars and top‑flight teachers. Its students are among the
most talented, and heavily recruited, in the country. Its graduates are leaders
here and abroad.
School's relatively small size assures that students are able to sample widely
from the richness of the curriculum and to interact effectively with the
faculty. The school also benefits from its close connection with the other
twelve graduate and undergraduate colleges that make up Cornell University, the
largest of the Ivy League universities. A variety of joint degree and other
more informal programs provide students with a wide range of options in shaping
their studies to suit their particular interests and strengths.
with the traditions of Cornell University, the Law School has a strong
international focus, and is at the forefront of technological developments that
are in the process of revolutionizing legal education and legal practice. The
Berger International Legal Studies program consists of a set of courses and
activities that allow students to integrate substantive legal principles with
practical, cross‑cultural experiences. The recently established Paris
Institute of International and Comparative Law combines the Law School's
resources with those of the University of Paris I (Pantheon‑Sorbonne),
one of the world's oldest and most respected universities. The Law School's
Legal Information Institute has been a pioneer in the application of Internet
and CD‑ROM technology to legal education and law practice. Commentators
consider LII's site on the world‑wide‑web to be one of the most
influential and important sites in the Internet legal world.
Over half of
the Law School's students participate in various clinical programs offered as
part of the curriculum. They also benefit from a strong writing and research
emphasis in the first year and later, in writing‑intensive seminars. In
addition, students publish three scholarly journals: the Cornell Law Review,
the Cornell International Law Journal, and the Cornell Journal of Law
and Public Policy. The result is graduates who have not only a strong
theoretical background, but also the practical skills necessary to feel
comfortable in the world of law practice.
School is located in the Finger Lakes region of central New York, an area known
for its scenic beauty, its recreational and cultural opportunities, and the
many wineries in the surrounding hills. Ithaca is a small city distinguished by
an unexpected range of diversions and enlivened by its large university
community. The Fall recruiting season makes a perfect time for law firms,
government agencies and other employers to interview students, visit the area,
and take in the colors, the harvest, and the clear air that characterize our
annual change of seasons. Visiting employers can be sure of an interesting
slate of interviews and, when not talking to students, may take advantage of
the amenities of the on‑campus Statler Hotel (run under the auspices of
Cornell's world‑renowned Hotel School).
Stewart J. Schwab (607) 255‑3527
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs:
Barbara Holden‑Smith (607) 255‑8577
Associate Dean and Dean of Students/Career Services:
Anne Lukingbeal (607) 255‑5839
Associate Dean Communications and Enrollment:
Richard Geiger (607) 255‑5141
Associate Dean of Alumni Affairs and Development:
Peter Cronin (607) 255‑3370
Associate Dean for Administration and Finance:
Richard F. Robinson (607) 255‑4299
Claire Germain (607) 255‑5857
FULL TIME FACULTY
J. SCHWAB, (Dean and Allan R.
Tessler Professor of Law), born Chapel
Hill, North Carolina; admitted to bar, 1982, District of Columbia. Education:
Swarthmore (B.A., 1975); University of Michigan (J.D., 1980; Ph.D., 1981). COURSES:
Law & Economics, Torts, Employment Law, Corporations.
S. ALEXANDER, (Professor of
Law), born Chicago, Illinois, November
3, 1948. Education: University of Illinois (B.A., 1970); Northwestern
University (J.D., 1973). COURSES: Trusts and Estates, Property.
J. BARCELO III, (William Nelson
Cromwell Professor of Law), born New
Orleans, Louisiana, September 23, 1940; admitted to bar, 1967, Louisiana; 1974,
District of Columbia; 1975, New York. Education: Tulane (B.A., 1962;
J.D., 1966); Harvard (S.J.D., 1977). COURSES: International
Business Transactions, European Union, International Commercial Arbitration,
H. BLUME, (Associate Professor
of Law and Director of Cornell Death Penalty Project), born 1955; admitted to bar, 1985, South Carolina. Education:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., 1978); Yale University
M. CLERMONT, (Flanagan
Professor of Law), born New York, New
York, October 25, 1945; admitted to bar, 1971, Massachusetts; 1974, New York. Education:
Princeton (A.B., 1967); Harvard (J.D., 1971). COURSES: Civil
Procedure, International Litigation.
D. CLYMER, (Professor of Law), born White Plains, New York, May 16, 1958; admitted
to bar, 1983, Pennsylvania; 1987, California; 1996, New York. Education:
Cornell (B.A., 1980; J.D., 1983). COURSES: Criminal Law &
Procedure, Evidence, Trial Advocacy.
C. CRAMTON, (Stevens Professor
of Law Emeritus), born Pittsfield,
Massachusetts, May 18, 1929; admitted to bar, 1956, Vermont, Michigan and New
York. Education: Harvard (B.A., 1950); University of Chicago (J.D.,
1955). COURSES: Legal Ethics, Torts, Conflict of Laws.
EISENBERG, (Henry Allen Mark
Professor of Law), born Brooklyn, New
York, October 26, 1947; admitted to bar, 1972, Pennsylvania; 1974, New York;
1977, California. Education: Swarthmore (B.A., 1969); University of
Pennsylvania (J.D., 1972). COURSES: Bankruptcy, Civil Rights,
Tax, Empirical Studies.
R. FARINA, (Professor of Law), born Pennsylvania, June 25, 1954; admitted to bar,
1980, District of Columbia; 1981, Massachusetts. Education: Ursinus
(B.A., 1976); Boston University (J.D., 1980). COURSES:
Administrative Law, Federal Courts, Injunctions, Separation of Powers.
G. GALBREATH, (Senior
Lecturer/Staff Attorney), born
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, December 25, 1946; admitted to bar, 1974, Ohio; 1986,
New York. Education: Westminster College (B.A., 1971); Case Western
Reserve (J.D., 1974). COURSES: Clinics, Trial Advocacy.
P. GARVEY, (Professor of Law), born Cortland, New York, September 24, 1965; admitted
to bar, 1993, New York and District of Columbia. Education: Colgate
(B.A., 1987); Oxford (M.Phil., 1989); Yale (J.D., 1992). COURSES:
Criminal Procedure, Legal Process, Capital Sentencing.
M. GERMAIN, (Edward Cornell Law
Librarian and Professor of Law), born
Chaumont, France. Education: Paris III‑Sorbonne (Lic., 1971);
Paris XII (LL.B., 1974); Louisiana State (M.C.L., 1975); University of Denver
(M.L.L., 1977). COURSES: Comparative Law, Legal Research,
Information Technology, French Law.
A. GREEN, (Professor of Law), born Washington, D.C., October 8, 1949; admitted to
bar, 1983, District of Columbia. Education: University of Chicago (B.A.,
1971); California Institute of Technology (M.S., 1973); Georgetown (J.D.,
1983). COURSES: Taxation, International Trade.
A. HAY, (Edward Cornell
Professor of Law and Professor of Economics), born 1942. Education: LeMoyne (B.S., 1963; M.A., 1967);
Northwestern (Ph.D., 1969). COURSES: Advanced Antitrust Law &
Policy, Antitrust & Health Care.
R. HEISE, (Professor of Law and
Director of Communications), born
1960; admitted to bar, 1987, Illinois. Education: Stanford University
(A.B., 1983); University of Chicago (J.D., 1987).
A. HENDERSON, JR., (Frank B.
Ingersoll Professor of Law), born
Miami, Florida, February 6, 1938; admitted to bar, 1962, Florida; 1965,
Massachusetts. Education: Princeton (A.B., 1959); Harvard (LL.B., 1962;
LL.M., 1964). COURSES: Torts, Products Liability, Insurance,
Environmental Law, Legal Process.
A. HILLMAN, (Edwin H. Woodruff
Professor of Law), born New York, New
York, December 23, 1946; admitted to bar, 1973, New York; 1976, Iowa. Education:
University of Rochester (B.A., 1969); Cornell (J.D., 1972). COURSES:
Contracts, Commercial Law.
C. HOCKETT, (Assistant
Professor of Law), Education:
University Kansas (B.A.; J.D.); Oxford University (M.A.); Yale Law School
(LL.M; J.S.D., 2004).
(Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs), born Washington, D.C., November 2, 1950; admitted to
bar, 1984, Illinois; 1987, District of Columbia. Education: Lake Forest
(B.S., 1973); University of Chicago (J.D., 1984). COURSES: Civil
Procedure, Federal Courts, Legal History.
LYNN JOHNSON, (Professor of
Law), born Minnesota, September 12,
1954; admitted to bar, 1980, New York. Education: University of
Minnesota (B.A., 1975); Yale (J.D., 1979). COURSES:
Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, Death Penalty.
A. KYSAR, (Assistant Professor
of Law), Education: Indiana
University (B.A., 1995); Harvard (J.D., 1998). COURSES: Torts,
Products Liability, Lawyers and Clients, Consumerism.
D. LASSER, (Professor of Law), born 1964; admitted to bar, 1991, New York. Education:
Yale University (B.A., 1986); Harvard University Law School (J.D., 1989); Yale
University (M.A., 1990; Ph.D., 1995).
W. MARTIN, (Jane M. G. Foster
Professor of Law), born Ohio, April
11, 1939; admitted to bar, 1964, Ohio. Education: Cornell (B.A., 1961);
Harvard (LL.B., 1964). COURSES: Intellectual Property, Property,
M. MINER, (Director, Cornell
Legal Aid, Senior Lecturer), born
Oswego, New York, July 31, 1946; admitted to bar, 1975, Connecticut; 1986, New
York. Education: Elmira College (B.A., 1968); International Christian
University, Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan; University of Connecticut (J.D., 1975). COURSES:
Civil Clinic, Women & Law Clinic, Law Guardian Externship.
W. MORRISON, (Assistant
Professor of Law), born May 16, 1971;
admitted to bar, 2001, Maryland; 2002, District of Columbia. Education:
University of British Columbia (B.A., 1994); Columbia (J.D., 1998). COURSES:
Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Immigration and
NDULO, (Professor of Law and
Director of Institute for African Development), Education: University of Zambia (LL.B, 1970);
Harvard Law School (LL.M., 1971); Trinity College, Oxford University (D.Phil.,
J. RACHLINSKI, (Professor of
Law and Director of Research), born
Buffalo, New York, June 22, 1966; admitted to bar, 1994, California. Education:
Johns Hopkins (B.A.M.A., 1988); Stanford (Ph.D., 1994). COURSES:
Environmental Law, Administrative Law, Civil Procedure.
RILES, (Professor of Law and
Professor of Anthropology), Education:
Princeton (A.B., 1988); London School of Economics (M.Sc., 1990); Harvard
(J.D., 1993); Cambridge University (Ph.D., 1996). COURSES:
Anthropology of Law, Comparative Law, Conflicts of Laws, Property Law, Futures
F. ROSSI, (Samuel S. Leibowitz
Professor of Trial Techniques), born
Rochester, New York, August 9, 1932; admitted to bar, 1960, New York. Education:
University of Toronto (B.A., 1953); Cornell (LL.B., 1960). COURSES:
Evidence, Civil Procedure, Trial Advocacy.
SHERWIN, (Professor of Law), Education: Lake Forest (B.A., 1977); Boston
University (J.D., 1981). COURSES: Property, Trusts and Estates, Feminist
H. SHIFFRIN, (Professor of Law), born Los Angeles, California, May 3, 1941; admitted
to bar, 1975, California. Education: Loyola University of Los Angeles
(B.A., 1963; J.D., 1975); San Fernando Valley State College (M.A., 1964). COURSES:
Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Defamation & Privacy.
J. SIMSON, (Professor of Law), born Newark, New Jersey, March 18, 1950; admitted to
bar, 1974, Connecticut; 1980, New York. Education: Yale (B.A., 1971;
J.D., 1974). COURSES: Constitutional Law, Conflict of Laws.
STROM, (Senior Lecturer/Staff
Attorney), born Bronx, New York, March
4, 1947; admitted to bar, 1997, New York. Education: Rochester Institute
of Technology (B.S., 1970); Cornell (J.D., 1974). COURSES:
Governmental Benefits, Poverty Law.
S. SUMMERS, (William G.
McRoberts Professor in the Administration of Law), born Halfway, Oregon, September 19, 1933; admitted to
bar, 1959, Oregon; 1974, New York. Education: University of Oregon
(B.S., 1955); Harvard (LL.B., 1959). COURSES: Contracts, Legal
F. TAYLOR, (Professor of Law), born 1951; admitted to bar, 1976, New York. Education:
Grambling State University (B.A., 1972); Buffalo (J.D., 1975); University of
Wisconsin ‑ Madison (LL.M., 1979). COURSES: Consumer Law,
Contracts, Credit Discrimination, Commercial Law, Employment Discrimination.
BRADLEY WENDEL, (Associate
Professor of Law), admitted to bar,
1994, Washington. Education: Rice University (B.A., 1991); Duke Law
School (J.D., 1994).
WIPPMAN, (Professor of Law and
Vice Provost for International Relations), born Minneapolis, Minnesota, December 15, 1954; admitted to bar, 1982,
District of Columbia. Education: Princeton (B.A., 1976); Yale (M.A.,
1978; J.D., 1982). COURSES: Public International Law, Human
W. WOLFRAM, (Charles Frank
Reavis Sr. Professor of Law), born
Cleveland, Ohio, February 28, 1937; admitted to bar, 1962, District of
Columbia; 1974, Minnesota. Education: Notre Dame (B.A., 1959); University
of Texas (LL.B., 1962). COURSES: Legal Ethics.