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
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
- 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
- Support the university in the implementation of new student
- Ensure Law School interests regarding enrollment, course, room
and student data issues are communicated to appropriate campus
- 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
- 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
- Proficient in database and spreadsheet applications.
- Experience using electronic student information management
- 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
- Ability to handle sensitive, confidential information
- Knowledge of enrollment policies, state and federal laws, and
trends as well as an in-depth understanding and use of student
- Excellent analytical, reasoning, problem-solving and
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
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
- To be considered, please submit BOTH a cover letter and a
- 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