estate planning practicum

​Cornell Law School is pleased to announce the return of our Estate Planning Practicum.

Estate Planning Practicum

Cornell Law School is pleased to announce the return of the Estate Planning Practicum in the Spring of 2021. As in the past, the course will assist those who do not have access to an estate planning attorney and will provide clients with a basic estate plan that includes a last will and testament, a living will, a health care proxy, and power of attorney, all tailored according to the client’s wishes. Law students will prepare and finalize these documents under the supervision of attorneys who specialize in trusts and estates.


Clients must meet income eligibility guidelines as this service is free of charge. The income limits are as follows: 

  • Single - less than $25k annually 
  • Family - less than $50k annually


Clients should be aware that this service requires at least two meetings with students which may be done remotely, such as by Zoom, as appropriate. In addition, once chosen to participate, clients will be expected to commit to follow through with appointments, giving at least 24-hour notice if an appointment will be missed.

How to Apply

Spots are limited so if you are interested and meet the income guidelines, please email, put Estate Planning in the subject line, and you will be placed on a list. Please include your full name, contact information including email address and telephone number(s) and a brief description of your planning needs (examples are: “I have children that I want to leave my property to” or “I am caring for a disabled sibling that will need to be provided for”). Notification of client selection will begin in February of 2021.


Cornell Law School Clinical Programs
Estate Planning

Last updated April 5, 2022