I have also applied for LLM program of Cornell law school. I'm studying MBA and currently on a student exchange program at Cornell Business School (Johnson School) for the spring semester. I dropped my application in person at the admission office the week before the deadline but I have not yet heard anything from the school. I really really really hope to get some feedback from them soon.
Big congrats for those who got accepted into Cornell law school!! If you need any info on the housing, transportation or anything, feel free to let me know. I am more than willing to help. I have spoken with some of the law students here about the program and got some useful info as follows:
- LLM students are allowed to design their own program, choosing courses from those offered to JD students (same class but you will be graded separately)
- small class, with students being encouraged to participate in the class room.
- Professors and supporting staffs are nice and friendly.
Also, I'd like to provide you guys with some info in which i think useful for your preparation:
- The cost of living here is not cheap. Food on campus and in college town is quite expensive (I normally spend $10 for lunch, tax and tip included, and $15-$25 for dinner).
- Law school is located right next to college town so, from what i heard, most of the law students lives in or near college town.
- Apartment is also not cheap. A small size of studio may cost you around $1000 - $1200 and you will also have to pay for electricity and gas bill (~$30). The water is usually included in the rent. Given that you have roommates and live in two or three bedrooms apartment, the rent per month per person is around $600 - $800. On-campus housing is also available for students but from my own observation the room is quite old and the price range is pretty much the same as other private housing in college town.
- It's very cold here. Last night was -15 c...freezing cold. Though it can be very humid and hot during summer. People say it is very beautiful and breezy during spring.
- It is true that the campus is kind of out in the middle nowhere. 4 hr form nyc. However, it is located very near to Ithaca airport - about 10 minutes.
- students are eligible for free bus pass here (hooray!)
- taxi services are available on call only!! (and it's expensive)
Hope the above info is helpful. Good luck everyone!