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Registrar - Cornell Law School

Cornell University
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 18, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Other Student Affairs
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Full Time
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Registrar - Cornell Law School


Founded in 1887, Cornell Law School is a top-tier law school, currently ranked 13th by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a 3-year JD program for about 200 students per class, a one-year LLM program for over 100 students from countries throughout the world, and a doctoral (JSD) program for about 2-3 new students per year. Cornell Law School has approximately 40 tenured and tenure-track faculty, including 20 with chaired faculty positions; and 15 clinical professors in the legal research and writing program and in clinics at the local, national, and international level. Our faculty is consistently ranked among the top in the country for scholarly productivity and influence, and has pre-eminence in many areas, including quantitative and qualitative empirical legal studies, international and comparative law, and robust doctrinal scholarship in core fields. Our school is committed to being recognized as the leader among law schools at combining inspiring theoretical, doctrinal, and experiential teaching with cutting-edge scholarship in a supportive, intellectually rich community, so that our graduates can achieve excellence in all facets of the legal profession.


What you will do:

Direct the Cornell Law School Registrar’s Office by providing leadership in all aspects of course, class, and student records. Provide overall leadership in areas relating to student enrollment, grades, registration, records, course management, room scheduling and data reporting. Duties include the following:

  • Serve as the primary contact for matters relating to student information and courses.
  • Ensure the integrity of student records, both paper and electronic, and oversee the use of the PeopleSoft Student Records System.
  • Interpret, implement, and enforce American Bar Association (ABA) and college policies and procedures regarding student records, courses and academic requirements.
  • Finalize and certify all final degrees for the Law School students in coordination with academic departments and programs.
  • Support the university in the implementation of new student data systems.
  • Ensure Law School interests regarding enrollment, course, room and student data issues are communicated to appropriate campus offices.
  • Serve as a visionary and leader in developing new and effective technological solutions to tracking data and reporting.
  • Supervise and cross-train team to provide proactive comprehensive academic services to students, faculty, and staff.
  • In addition, the Registrar will be accountable to and partner with the University Registrar on issues related to compliance with university-wide policies, and state and federal laws and regulations related to students’ academic records.


What we need:

  • Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years of relevant experience or equivalent.
  • Proficient in database and spreadsheet applications.
  • Experience using electronic student information management systems.
  • Sound judgement, creativity, and the ability to work well within a team of professionals and a wide variety of students and other stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills are a must, including the ability to communicate clearly, confidently, and concisely.
  • Ability to handle sensitive, confidential information appropriately.
  • Knowledge of enrollment policies, state and federal laws, and trends as well as an in-depth understanding and use of student information systems.
  • Excellent analytical, reasoning, problem-solving and organizational skills.


We'd prefer a Master’s degree, or the equivalent of high-level administrative experience, preferably in an academic institution. Experience as a Registrar or Associate Registrar, preferably in a professional school. Working knowledge of Peoplesoft and the university STARs record environment. An understanding of relational databases. Supervisory experience and ability to motivate office staff to provide outstanding service to students, faculty, and staff.


Rewards & Benefits:

  • Cornell provides great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, 12 holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year’s Day) and superior retirement contributions.
  • Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information, follow the link. Benefits at Cornell.


To apply:

  • To be considered, please submit BOTH a cover letter and a resume
  • Visa sponsorship is not available with this position.


Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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