Sara Bronin, an architect, attorney and policymaker who was recently nominated to chair the U.S. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, will soon join the Cornell community as a professor in the College of Architecture, Art and Planning and become an associated faculty member of the Law School.
There is no other institution but the people. We are the ones who have to guarantee that things work. Passing a good law is just the beginning. The people being asked to implement that law are often the same people who are against these laws anyway.
Cornell Law School’s immigration clinics allow students to gain hands on experience with immigration law. Students are arguing to retain the residency of a South Sudanese and the asylum of a persecuted Cuban, appearing before the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Correction appended. Cornell Law will once again be the United States’ 13th top law school, according to a leaked copy of the U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings posted yesterday on Above the Law, a well-known legal blog. Every year, U.S. News — which is best known for its annual ranking of undergraduate schools — scores 192 law schools on the basis of selectivity, post-graduation placement success, faculty resources, bar passage and peer and professional assessment scores, according to the survey’s website. While maintaining its membership to the exclusive “Top-14” — a group of schools historically placed at the top of U.S. News’ report — Cornell Law still ranks below the four Ivies that also offer a J.D. program: Yale, Harvard, Columbia and The University of Pennsylvania. This year, Cornell placed between Northwestern and Georgetown — and six spots behind Penn, its closest Ivy competitor.