Talk:Cornell Law School

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how does this page look —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cornell010 (talkcontribs)

  1. Don't copy text from a source, that is plagiarism. Use multiple sources to write an article.
  2. Always log in if you have an account.
  3. Always sign your comments. -mercuryboardtalk 18:55, 23 June 2006 (UTC)
But, you have to admit the library section really blows.--Cornell010 19:38, 23 June 2006 (UTC)
Yes, but you can't plagiarize. The library section should be expanded... just go through the source and rewrite the section (from scratch) around it. -mercuryboardtalk 19:38, 23 June 2006 (UTC)
I was wondering, if we cited the source, then would it still be plagiarism? I am asking this because, on some other wikipedia pages I have seen people copy from another source word for word, however, they cited it, and by citing it wouldn't we be recognizing the source, thus not commmitting plagiarism. Thanks.User:Cornell010 20:13, 23 June 2006 (UTC)
Then you're mirroring content which has not been released under a Wikipedia-friendly license and you're not plagiarizing, but instead blatantly infringing on a copyright. -mercuryboardtalk 20:22, 23 June 2006 (UTC)
Oh, I see.--Cornell010 20:32, 23 June 2006 (UTC)
Hey, I just re-wrote the Library section, however, I need help with using the same refernce more than once (citing it). I tried to learn from the main Cornell article, where this is done many times, however, I could not get it to work. User:Cornell010 17:03, 23 June 2006 (UTC)
First instance of the reference: <ref name='something'>{{cite whatever}}</ref>
All instances after the first: <ref name='something' />
The somethings have to be the same. -mercuryboardtalk 21:07, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Admissions numbers[edit]

There seems to be a problem with the admissions percentages, as the 583 number is the TOTAL number of J.D. students at Cornell. CLS class cohorts are typically 180-200 students in size. So, the applicants compete to be one of the roughly 180-200 students entering in a particular year, not one of 500-600. I'll wait to hear some debate on this, but I will change the numbers soon. Masonpatriot 18:45, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

I think the editor also combined yield and acceptance into one mostly useless statistic. —mercuryboardtalk 18:47, 5 July 2006 (UTC)


The introduction of this article is in desperate need of citations. I know that many of these pages are written/edited by students/alums/administration, but the introduction reads like an advertisement, with nothing to back up many of the boasts. Rms869 (talk) 08:16, 6 July 2008 (UTC)


Needs WP:MOS work to get to B class. Aboutmovies (talk) 08:18, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Drive-by tagging[edit]

Lots of WP:BOOSTERISM. —Notyourbroom (talk) 17:33, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Notable faculty[edit]

This section was padded out with several people who lacked a Wikipedia article to back the assertion of notability. Please see this edit for the specific list of names I removed. Note that I am not asserting that these people are non-notable. In the absence of corroboration within Wikipedia, however, I am erring on the side of a purge of the section, as is standard practice in these cases. —Bill Price(notyourbroom) 00:33, 27 July 2010 (UTC)