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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: glsadmissions@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

Gregory Stewart Alexander

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law
  • Research Interests: property; legal history; trusts and estates; intellectual history; social history

John James Barcelo

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law
  • Research Interests: international trade; General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade; international law; international dispute settlement

Celia Bigoness

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Law: law

John H. Blume

  • Campus: 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

Cynthia G. Bowman

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • 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

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law
  • Research Interests: constitutional law; constitutional history (British and American); legislation and legislative procedure

Kevin Michael Clermont

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law
  • Research Interests: civil procedure

Zachary D. Clopton

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law

Sherry F. Colb

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law
  • Research Interests: criminal procedure; criminal law; evidence; feminist theory; and mental health law

Michael C. Dorf

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Divisional Member)
  • Concentrations: Law: law
  • Research Interests: civil procedure; constitutional law; constitutional interpretation; comparative constitutional law; democratic experimentalism; federal courts; jurisprudence

Cynthia Ruth Farina

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law
  • Research Interests: federal courts; administrative law; feminist perspectives; governmental ethics

Maggie Gardner

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law

Stephen P Garvey

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law
  • Research Interests: criminal procedure; jurisprudence; capital sentencing

Robert Alan Green

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law
  • Research Interests: taxation

James Grimmelmann

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law

Valerie Hans

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law
  • Research Interests: law and psychology; juries; social sciences and law; empirical studies of law

George Alan Hay

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law
  • Research Interests: antitrust; economics for the lawyer

Michael R. Heise

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law
  • Research Interests: torts; law and education policy; insurance; constitutional law; empirical methods

Robert A Hillman

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law
  • Research Interests: contracts; contract theory; Uniform Commercial Code

Robert C. Hockett

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law
  • Research Interests: financial and business organizational law and economics; distributive justice; international law and finance; social insurance

Barbara Jean Holden-Smith

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law
  • Research Interests: global access to justice, legal and political responses to historical injustices

Sheri Lynn Johnson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law
  • Research Interests: race and criminal procedure; constitutional law

Mitchel Lasser

  • Campus: 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

  • Campus: 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

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law
  • Research Interests: patent law; biotechnology law; copyright law; intellectual property; property; trademark law; international intellectual property; science and the law

Beth Lyon

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Law: law

Andres Marmor

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law

Muna Baron Ndulo

  • Campus: 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

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law
  • Research Interests: criminal law theory; public international law; international criminal law

Saule Omarova

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law
  • Research Interests: Financial Services, Banking Law, Corporate Finance

Eduardo M. Penalver

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law
  • Research Interests: property and land use; law and religion; how property fosters and reflects communal bonds

Jeffrey John Rachlinski

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law
  • Research Interests: civil procedure; environmental law

Aziz F. Rana

  • Campus: 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

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law
  • Research Interests: law and anthropology; Japanese law; Chinese law; international law; comparative law; property; financial regulation

Stewart Jon Schwab

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law
  • Research Interests: law and economics; labor and employment law

Emily Sherwin

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law
  • Research Interests: property; remedies; trusts and estates; feminist jurisprudence; legal history

John Andrew Siliciano

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law
  • Research Interests: torts; economics and legal doctrine

Edward Stiglitz

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law

Lynn A. Stout

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law
  • Research Interests: Corporate governance, financial regulation, law and economics, and moral behavior

Nelson Tebbe

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law

Chantal Thomas

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law
  • Research Interests: relationship between international law, political economy and global social justice

Gerald Torres

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law
  • Research Interests: Environmental Law (focus water); Federal Indian Law and indigenous law (international and domestic); Critical Race Theory

Laura Underkuffler

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • 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

W. Bradley Wendel

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law
  • Research Interests: Law

Charles Whitehead

  • Campus: 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

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Law: law
  • Research Interests: Chinese law and legal history; social theory; comparative legal philosophy; constitutional law; cultural studies of law