Welcome to the Field of Law. The Field offers qualified students the opportunity to obtain an advanced graduate degree in a Juris Science Doctor (J.S.D.) degree program. The Graduate School at Cornell is organized by “fields” rather than departments and Cornell Law School covers the Field of Law.

This handbook outlines J.S.D. degree requirements and expectations. The faculty, Director of Graduate studies (DGS), Graduate Legal Studies office, and the Dean of Cornell Law make every effort to address student needs. This handbook provides supplemental information that applies specifically to the field of law and should be used in conjunction with information published by the Graduate School.