Cornell Law school


Estate Planning Practicum

  • Monday, December 6, 2021, 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
  • Sunday, January 30, 2022, 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM

Cornell Law School is pleased to announce the return of our Estate Planning Practicum in the Spring of 2022. 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 customized 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 understand that this service requires at least two meetings with students; the initial meeting which may be done remotely, such as by Zoom, is to lay out the basics of the estate plan. The last meeting, which must be in-person, is to sign, witness, and notarize the final documents.

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. Please be aware that participation is very limited and those who miss appointments without notice and re-scheduling will be dropped from the list.

If you are interested and meet the income guidelines, please email and put Estate Planning in the subject line. Please include your full name, contact information including email address and telephone number(s) and a brief description of your particular 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”).

Note: this is very important – students will review your information from a long list of potential clients so your individual needs are factored in to their selection criteria and can be the deciding factor.
Notification of client selection will begin in February of 2022. 

Last updated December 6, 2021