Syracuse University College of Law

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Founded 1865 | ABA Accredited 1923

Established in 1895, Syracuse University College of Law is one of the oldest of the 11 schools and colleges comprising Syracuse University, a major teaching and research institution. The College of Law complex is located on the 200-acre Syracuse University campus overlooking scenic central New York and the city of Syracuse.

Syracuse University College of Law’s mission is guided by the philosophy that the best way to educate lawyers to practice in today’s world is to engage them in a process of interdisciplinary learning while teaching them to apply what they learn in the classroom to real legal issues, problems, and clients.

Syracuse Law boasts interdisciplinary learning opportunities through nine centers and institutes, seven clinics, and a wide variety of joint degree program options. Centers and institutes include: Disability Law and Policy Center; Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism; Technology Commercialization Law Program; Family Law and Social Policy Center; Center for Global Law and Practice; Center for Indigenous Law, Governance, and Citizenship; Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics, and the Media; Center on Property, Citizenship, and Social Entrepreneurism; and the Burton Blatt Institute Centers of Innovation on Disability.

Clinical programs include: Criminal Defense Law Clinic; Community Development Law Clinic, Children’s Rights and Family Law Clinic, Disability Rights Clinic, Elder Law Clinic, Low Income Taxpayer Law Clinic, and Securities Arbitration Clinic/Consumer Law Clinic. In addition, students can participate in advocacy, judicial, or public interest externships.

Joint degree programs allow students to pursue a JD and a concurrent master’s degree in public administration, international relations, business administration or accounting, communications, environmental law, education (disability studies), forensic science, social work, and engineering.


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