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Law

Field Description

The Doctor of Science of Law degree is intended for students who want to become legal scholars and to pursue original investigations into the function, administration, history, and progress of law.

The minimum residence requirement is two full terms; the program normally requires at least three to four terms. Candidates ordinarily concentrate on one legal field and do a substantial amount of work in at least one other field.

The catalog of the Law School contains descriptions of subject areas and of the Graduate Legal Studies.

Contact Information

Website: http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu
Email: glsadminssions@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-5141

Suite G40 Myron Taylor Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Subject and Degrees

Concentrations by Subject

Law

  • law

Faculty

Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: property; legal history; trusts and estates; intellectual history; social history
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: international trade; General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade; international law; international dispute settlement
John H. Blume - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: criminal procedure; wrongful convictions; mental health issues in criminal cases; the Supreme Court's treatment of the death penalty
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: law and gender studies; feminist jurisprudence; family law; law and women (e.g. women in the legal profession, sexual harassment)
Joshua Chafetz - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: constitutional law; constitutional history (British and American); legislation and legislative procedure
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: civil procedure
Sherry F. Colb - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: criminal procedure; criminal law; evidence; feminist theory; and mental health law
Michael C. Dorf - (Ithaca) - (Divisional Member)
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: civil procedure; constitutional law; constitutional interpretation; comparative constitutional law; democratic experimentalism; federal courts; jurisprudence
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: federal courts; administrative law; feminist perspectives; governmental ethics
Stephen P Garvey - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: criminal procedure; jurisprudence; capital sentencing
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: taxation
Valerie Hans - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: law and psychology; juries; social sciences and law; empirical studies of law
George Alan Hay - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: antitrust; economics for the lawyer
Michael R. Heise - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: torts; law and education policy; insurance; constitutional law; empirical methods
Robert A Hillman - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: contracts; contract theory; Uniform Commercial Code
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: financial and business organizational law and economics; distributive justice; international law and finance; social insurance
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: global access to justice, legal and political responses to historical injustices
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: race and criminal procedure; constitutional law
Mitchel Lasser - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: chair of Graduate and International Faculty Committee; judicial interpretation; comparative law; comparative constitutional law; law of European Union; courts and institutions; jurisprudence; labor law
Odette Lienau - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: international economic law; international law and international relations; international legal theory; international political economy; political and social theory; finance and development; bankruptcy and restructuring
Oskar Liivak - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: patent law; biotechnology law; copyright law; intellectual property; property; trademark law; international intellectual property; science and the law
Muna Baron Ndulo - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: human rights and elections; legal aspects of foreign investment in developing countries; African law; democracy and governance
Jens D. Ohlin - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: criminal law theory; public international law; international criminal law
Saule Omarova - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: Financial Services, Banking Law, Corporate Finance
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: property and land use; law and religion; how property fosters and reflects communal bonds
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: civil procedure; environmental law
Aziz F. Rana - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: constitutional law; democratic theory; comparative constitutional history (especially of colonial and post-colonial societies); national security law; legal ethics; and American political development
Annelise Riles - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: law and anthropology; Japanese law; Chinese law; international law; comparative law; property; financial regulation
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: law and economics; labor and employment law
Emily Sherwin - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: property; remedies; trusts and estates; feminist jurisprudence; legal history
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: torts; economics and legal doctrine
Edward Stiglitz - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Law: law
Lynn A. Stout - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: Corporate governance, financial regulation, law and economics, and moral behavior
Chantal Thomas - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: relationship between international law, political economy and global social justice
Gerald Torres - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: Environmental Law (focus water); Federal Indian Law and indigenous law (international and domestic); Critical Race Theory
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: property law and property theory; comparative property law; property rights and regime change; corruption and democratic governance; the role of moral decision-making in law
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: Law
Charles Whitehead - (Ithaca) - (Divisional Member)
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: corporate law; mergers and acquisitions; financial regulation; securities regulation; transactional law; law and economics; law and finance
Xingzhong Yu - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Law: law Research Interests: Chinese law and legal history; social theory; comparative legal philosophy; constitutional law; cultural studies of law