Cornell Law has decided to hold its 2017-2019 school year open to students for the first time since the 2016-2017 school year.
In a letter to students posted on the school’s website on Wednesday, the law school said it will be holding the school open to applicants from January to March 2019, though it has not yet determined the dates of when applications will be accepted.
“This will allow us to focus on hiring a large number of students to fill positions that will allow the law faculty to work on projects, such as legal aid, which has historically been difficult to fill,” Cornell Law said in a statement.
The school has also announced that it will begin offering scholarships for students with disabilities.
“We are excited to welcome all applicants, including students with physical or cognitive impairments, and all qualified applicants,” Cornell University’s Dean of Student Affairs, Elizabeth Stolzenberg, said in the letter.
“We will offer a wide range of scholarships to help those students achieve their goals and help the university build a better world.”
Applicants who have already been accepted for 2017-2020 school year should be able to submit their applications for the 2019-2020 term by April 1, 2020, according to Cornell Law.
Applicants for 2019-2021 will be required to submit transcripts from their undergraduate and graduate studies, a letter of recommendation from a faculty member, a statement of purpose, and a written statement of reasons for not pursuing a career in the law.
Cornell Law also said it would require students to complete a written assessment, which will be reviewed by the school after the application period.