New Bar, Restaurant Open in Downtown Commons

The Range is a laid-back Western-style bar, ideal for socializing and entertainment, according to the Downtown Ithaca Alliance. Due Amici is a Mediterranean-Italian fusion restaurant which serves delicious options from both cuisines.

Cornell Law School Sees Highest Bar Exam Pass Rate in State

Cornell Law School boasts the highest pass rate of the July 2015 New York bar exam — 96.6 percent, a two percent increase from last year, according to New York Law Journal. For the past two years, Cornell has had the highest pass rate in the state, even as the statewide pass rate hit an all time low since 2004, at 79 percent. In 2008, the law school’s pass rate reached a record high of 99 percent. Eduardo Peñalver ’94, dean of the law school, said Cornell has always had an impressive pass rate, even while the rate naturally fluctuates year to year. “Our pass rate has been consistently strong, and that’s because our admissions standards and our students are smart and hardworking,” Peñalver said.