Cornell Law School offers students the opportunity to earn both a Cornell J.D. and a graduate law degree from one of Cornell’s partner institutions, a internationally focused joint degree, or a specialization:
J.D./Master en Droit, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University
In this four-year J.D./Master en Droit program, students admitted by Cornell with Paris 1 concurrence spend two years at Cornell and then two years at Paris 1. Students admitted by Paris 1 with Cornell concurrence spend two years at Cornell and then one year at Paris 1.
The program prepares graduates for admission to the bar in the United States and French. Courses at Paris 1 are taught in French. Prospective Cornell students who are interested in this program should apply upon initial application to Cornell Law. If a space remains available, matriculated students will be invited to apply in the spring semester of their first year.
J.D./LL.M., Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University
Students in this three-year J.D./LL.M. program spend two years at Cornell and one year at Paris 1. Courses at Paris 1 are taught in French. Students who are admitted to the J.D. Master en Droit may apply after matriculation to transfer into the J.D./LL.M. program.
J.D./LL.M. in International and Comparative Law
Cornell Law offers students an opportunity to earn both a J.D. degree and an LL.M. degree in three years, including participation in the Cornell-Paris 1 Summer Institute. The program requirements include 20 upper class credits in international and comparative law in addition to the 84 credits required for the J.D. degree. Students may apply for admission to this program upon initial application to the Law School or during their first year of law school.
J.D. with Specialization in International Legal Affairs
The J.D. with Specialization in International Legal Affairs program helps prepare students for international private practice, business that is international in scope, international public interest practice, or government service. Students participating in this program take required and elective courses in international and comparative law and complete 89 credits instead of the 84 credits required for the J.D. Students may apply for this program any time after their first year of law school.