While pre-law is not a major at Cornell University, any major can lead to law school, and ILR has long been a top choice among Cornell students pursuing a legal career.
ILR hosts world-class faculty who research and teach from many disciplines (sociology, economics, history, business, and more) in order to understand how people work in the context. ILR undergraduates explore issues within the framework of American society. They learn to analyze texts and empirical data with methods from social sciences, humanities, and legal professions. Read more and find out about our Labor Relations, Law, and History department, which offers a wide range of applied coursework that explores mediation, negotiation, racial and gender discrimination, and conflict resolution.
Students can also join clubs that support their pre-law goals, such as the Cornell Mock Trial Association and Cornell Speech and Debate Society.