Why Syracuse Law

At Syracuse Law, a legal education extends far beyond the classroom.

From our nationally recognized innovative centers and trial advocacy program to prestigious externship placements and practical clinical opportunities, experiential learning is key to our student’s success. Learn from renowned faculty who are experts in their fields, leading the way in disability, innovation, and national security law.

As an Orange lawyer, you will become a part of a powerful network of over 11,000 extraordinary alumni. Join us today for a dynamic legal education that will prepare you to impact justice and empower change.

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Learning While Doing

Our centers and institutes: where diverse and interdisciplinary perspectives meet to solve the most complex challenges of our time.  Explore the places where innovation meets expertise, as the brilliant minds of students, faculty, and practitioners collaborate for focused learning in critically important areas of the law.

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Educating students on the technical, legal, and business aspects involved in bringing new technologies to market.

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Preparing the next generation of practitioners and policymakers to enter the fields of national security, homeland security, intelligence, military law, and more.

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Teaching international and comparative disability law, the nation’s most extensive program in this field.

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Developing and honing student advocacy skills through in-class, intra- and inter-collegiate competitions.

Joanna Geraghty G’97, L’97 will soon become chief executive of JetBlue, the only woman at the helm of a major U.S. airline. A 2022 recipient of Syracuse University’s highest alumni honor, the Arents Award, Geraghty was recognized for her ongoing pursuit of perfection. A leader in her field, she always remembers her roots and credits Syracuse University for offering “the perfect blend of theory along with practical application.”

Joint Degrees

Enhance your law degree by pursuing advanced training in a complementary discipline. Explore the many ways that the law intersects with other fields, including business, disability studies, communications, international affairs, public administration, forensic science, and more.

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Powerful Orange Network

As a Syracuse University College of Law student, you join a proud community of dedicated scholars and professionals in every aspect of legal education and practice.

Our more than 11,000 alumni live and work in every state and worldwide, creating a truly global professional network. Many give back by participating in networking opportunities and guest lectures, providing externships, and hiring our recent grads.

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Faculty Thought Leadership

Syracuse Law faculty are experts in their fields, providing insights and expertise in the most cutting-edge and influential topics of our time. Their research, publishing, and media commentary enhance the student learning experience as they serve as educators and mentors for future Orange lawyers.

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Support for You

As a part of our Orange law community, you’ll have an opportunity to participate in 30+ student organizations and student-edited journals.

From your first year through the bar exam, the Office of Academic and Bar Success is here as a resource for you to achieve your goals.

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Serving Those Who’ve Served Us

From servicemember to lawyer, your journey starts here. Transfer your military skills like solving problems, leading, and being disciplined to help you succeed in law school and beyond.

See Why SU is the Best Place for Vets