Cornell Law School’s commitment to diversity goes back to its founding vision to become a school that would provide the highest-quality education to anyone, regardless of sex or color. Its very first graduating classes included women, African-Americans (including George Washington Fields, who had been born a slave), and students who traveled to Ithaca all the way from Japan in the 1880s to study at Cornell Law.

Cornell Law School seeks to continue its commitment to diversity and inclusion by supporting alumni networks that provide channels through which alumni and students of all backgrounds can establish and build mutually supportive professional relationships.

If you have any questions please contact the Cornell Law School Alumni Affairs Office at 607-255-5251 or email law.alumni@cornell.edu.

Mary Kennedy Brown Society (MKBS)

MKBS is a women’s affiliate network of the Cornell Law School Alumni Association (CLSAA)

Purpose & Goals

  • Foster professional development and mentoring relationships
  • Mentor students attending Cornell Law School
  • Promote the recruitment of students to Cornell Law School
  • Engage in other charitable and educational purposes that promote Cornell University and Cornell Law School

Membership

MKBS is open to all alumni of Cornell Law School and current or former faculty of Cornell Law School.

Contact Information

If you wish to learn more about MKBS, please email MKBS@cornell.edu or call the Cornell Law School Alumni Affairs Office at 607-255-5251.

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Cornell Alumni Network of Asian Lawyers

(CANAL) CANAL is a combined network of the Cornell Asian Alumni Association (CAAA) and the Cornell Law School Alumni Association (CLSAA)Purpose & Goals:

  • Foster professional development and networking opportunities for members
  • Mentor Cornell Law School students
  • Promote the recruitment of diverse students to Cornell Law School
  • Engage in other charitable and educational purposes that promote Cornell University and Cornell Law School

Membership

Open to all alumni of Cornell Law School; all alumni of Cornell University who have graduated from an accredited law school; and current or former faculty of Cornell Law School.

Contact Information

If you wish to learn more about CANAL, please email CANAL@cornell.edu or call the Cornell Law School Alumni Affairs Office at 607-255-5251.

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Cornell Black Lawyers Alumni Network

CBLAN is a combined network of the Cornell Black Alumni Association (CBAA) and the Cornell Law School Alumni Association (CLSAA)

Purpose & Goals

  • Foster professional development and networking opportunities for members
  • Mentor Cornell Law School students
  • Engage in other charitable and educational purposes that promote Cornell University and Cornell Law School

Membership

Open to all alumni of Cornell Law School; all alumni of Cornell University who have graduated from an accredited law school; and current or former faculty of Cornell Law School.

Contact Information

If you wish to learn more about CBLAN, please email CBLAN@cornell.edu or call the Cornell Law School Alumni Affairs Office at 607-255-5251.

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Cornell International Lawyers Alumni Network (CILAN)

CILAN aims to foster community and diversity within all levels of the international legal profession and harness the collective power of Cornell affiliated international lawyers

Purpose and Goals

  • Increase alumni activity and connectivity to each other and the school
  • Provide a networking vehicle for the international law students – offering support and greater depth for job search upon graduation
  • Identify and institute philanthropic strategies

Membership

Membership in CILAN shall be open to all alumni of the Cornell Law School, alumni of other Cornell University colleges and schools who have graduated from another accredited law school, and present or former faculty of Cornell Law School.

Contact Information

If you wish to learn more about CILAN networks, please email the appropriate Regional Captain below or call the Cornell Law School Alumni Affairs Office at 607-255-5251 or email CILAN@cornell.edu

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ArgentinaMariano Scagliarini LLM ’01mariano.scagliarini@yahoo.com.ar
ChileDiego Garay Pérez LLM ’13diegogaray3@gmail.com
ChinaAnnie Wu JD ’01gwu@jtnfa.com
ColombiaSantiago Concha, LLM ’94sconcha@crlaw.com.co
FranceSimon Izaret LLM ’06spi4@cornell.edu
GermanyDr. Olaf Berner LLM ’05berner@bfw.law
Hong KongPhilana Poon JD ’92poonpwy@netvigator.com
IndiaVikrant Pachnanda LLM ’14vikrant.pachnanda@gmail.com
IndonesiaGabriel Mukuan LLM ’15gcm53@cornell.edu
JapanTakayuki Kihira LLM ’06takayuki.kihira@mhmjapan.com
Republic of KoreaSamuel Nam AB ’85, JD ’88ssnam@yahoo.com
United KingdomMax Kirchner JD ’05mkirchner@proskauer.com
ThailandSawanee Sethsathira LLM ’83sawanee.sethsathira@bakermckenzie.com

Cornell Network of In-House Lawyers (CNIL)

CNIL is an affiliate network of the Cornell Law School Alumni Association (CLSAA) serving Cornell Law students and graduates who are interested in in-house legal careers

Purpose & Goals

  • Foster professional development and mentoring relationships
  • Mentor students attending Cornell Law School
  • Promote the recruitment of students to Cornell Law School
  • Engage in other charitable and educational purposes that promote Cornell University and Cornell Law School
  • Builds community with in-house peers
  • Exchange business and employment opportunities

Membership

CNIL is open to all students, faculty and alumni of Cornell Law School.

Contact Information

If you wish to learn more about CNIL, please email CNIL@cornell.edu or call the Cornell Law School Alumni Affairs Office at 607-255-5251.

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Latino Lawyers of Cornell

Latino Lawyers of Cornell (LLoC)

LLoC is a combined network of the Cornell Latino Alumni Association (CLAA) and the Cornell Law School Alumni Association (CLSAA)

Purpose & Goals

  • Foster professional development and networking opportunities for members
  • Mentor Cornell Law School students
  • Promote the recruitment of diverse students to Cornell Law School
  • Engage in other charitable and educational purposes that promote Cornell University and Cornell Law School

Membership

Open to all alumni of Cornell Law School; all alumni of Cornell University who have graduated from an accredited law school; and current or former faculty of Cornell Law School.

Contact Information

If you wish to learn more about LLoC, please email LLoC@cornell.edu or call the Cornell Law School Alumni Affairs Office at 607-255-5251

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Cornell Law Young Professionals Network (CLYP)

CLYP is an affiliate network of the Cornell Law School Alumni Association (CLSAA) serving Cornell Law students and recent graduates (1-4 years).

Purpose & Goals

• Foster professional development and mentoring relationships
• Provide mentoring opportunities for students attending Cornell Law School
• Support and where appropriate, advise on student recruitment and job placement
• Build community among peers and local communities
• Exchange business and employment opportunities
• Engage in other charitable and educational purposes that promote Cornell University and Cornell Law School

Membership

CLYP is open to all students, faculty, and recent graduates of Cornell Law School.

CLYP Working Committees:

Alumni Engagement: The Alumni Engagement Committee shall plan or coordinate networking events among members of the organization and as appropriate with persons or organizations.

Development: The Development committee shall engage in other charitable and educational purposes that promote Cornell University and Cornell Law School.

Professional Development: The Professional Development Committee shall plan or coordinate professional networking activities, programming, and content among members of the organization and as appropriate with persons or organizations.

University Engagement: The University Engagement Committee shall work with various departments within Cornell University and or Cornell Law School to engage admitted students, current students, faculty, and staff.

Contact Information

If you wish to learn more about CLYP or if you are interested in joining one of the above committees, please email CLYP@cornell.edu.

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CLYP Board Members

Emmanuel Arnaud, JD ’16
Alexandra Bargoot, JD ’16
Andrew Karp, JD ’16
Krystal Anderson, JD ’17
Thomas Knecht, JD ’17
Daniel Ovadia, JD ’17
Dara Brown, AB ’13, JD ’18
Scott Cohen, JD ’18
Nandy Millette, JD ’18
Kasey Ashford, AB ’12, JD ’19
Jared Ham, AB ’15, JD ’19
Kristina Hurley, BS ’16; JD ’19
Stephanie Barnhart, JD ’20
Jennifer Chu, JD ’20, MBA ’20
Hannah Vigil, JD ’20