LLM Orientation 2015
Welcome to Cornell Law School Fall 2015: LL.M. Orientation Schedule for August 10-24

Our Orientation Program begins on Monday, August 10 and is mandatory for all LL.M. students. This is also the start of the Introduction to American Legal System course, which runs through Monday, August 24. All other fall term classes begin on Wednesday, August 26.

Law School programs and events continue throughout the year, so mark your calendars as the semester approaches.

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Monday, August 10

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Registration

Room 184 Breakout Space, Myron Taylor Hall

Check in with Graduate Legal Studies and Registrar staff to receive your Cornell ID card and orientation folder.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Deans' Welcome

Room 184, Myron Taylor Hall

Dean Eduardo Peñalver, Associate Dean Laura Spitz, and Assistant Dean Aimée Houghton will officially welcome you to Cornell Law School. Terry Thompson, Registrar, will give a brief overview of registration and discuss the add/drop period.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

Room 184 Breakout Space, Myron Taylor Hall

Please sit at your assigned table (assigned table number is printed on your nametag).

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Law School Tours

Groups based on your lunch table assignments.

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

IALS - Introduction to Library Resources and Services

Reading Room, Myron Taylor Hall The Introduction to the American Legal System (IALS) course library session. Library Professors Margaret Ambrose, Access & Research Services Librarian and Lecturer in Law; Dan Blackaby, Technology Services Librarian and Lecturer in Law; Amy Emerson, Associate Director for Administration & Access Services; Nina Scholtz, Head of Reference Services & Instruction Coordinator and Lecturer in Law; Thomas Mills, Associate Director for Collections & Faculty Services and Lecturer in Law and Mark Williams, Digital Resources & Outreach Librarian.

Groups*
Report to Reading Room:
1 - 6
1:30 PM
7 - 12
2:30 PM

*As noted on your nametag

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Getting to know helpful offices and people at Cornell University

Atrium (1st Floor), Myron Taylor Hall

Cornell University has numerous offices that provide services for international graduate students. You will have the opportunity to meet staff from ISSO, Transportation & Parking, Gannett Health Services, local banks and others. IT staff will also be on hand to help get you connected to Eduroam - Cornell's wireless system.

Groups*
Report to Atrium:
7 - 12
1:30 PM
1 - 6
2:30 PM

*As noted on your nametag

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Computer Lab Drop-In Hours

Room 374, Myron Taylor Hall

Members of the information technology staff will help you familiarize yourself with the computer lab's layout and resources. Stop in and take a look!

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Note Taking & Case Briefing Workshop

Room 184, Myron Taylor Hall

Professor Chenay Weyble, Lecturer of Law & Director of Academic Support

Tuesday, August 11

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

IALS - Introduction to the American Legal System

Room 184, Myron Taylor Hall

Professor Hoi Kong , Visiting Professor of Law
Review syllabus and complete all readings and assignments prior to each class.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Law School Registration Photo & Lunch Break

Breakout Space (outside of MTH Room 184) and The Commons

Individual photos for use in the LL.M. biography booklet and the Law School Directory. Dress is business casual.

Groups*
Time:
1 - 6
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
7 - 12
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

*As noted on your nametag

1:00 PM - 2:45 PM

IALS - Thinking Like a Common Law Lawyer

Myron Taylor Hall (6 sections)

Library Professors Margaret Ambrose, Access & Research Services Librarian and Lecturer in Law; Dan Blackaby, Technology Services Librarian and Lecturer in Law; Amy Emerson, Associate Director for Administration & Access Services; Nina Scholtz, Head of Reference Services & Instruction Coordinator and Lecturer in Law; Thomas Mills, Associate Director for Collections & Faculty Services and Lecturer in Law and Mark Williams, Digital Resources & Outreach Librarian.

Groups*
Room:
1 - 2
MTH 276
3 - 4
MTH 277
5 - 6
MTH 279
7 - 8
MTH G85
9 - 10
MTH 182
11 - 12
MTH 186

*As noted on your nametag

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Westlaw Training

Room 184, Myron Taylor Hall

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Lexis Training

Room 184, Myron Taylor Hall

Wednesday, August 12

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

IALS - Introduction to the American Legal System

Room 184, Myron Taylor Hall

Individual photos for use in the LL.M. biography booklet and the Law School Directory. Dress is business casual.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

LL.M. Association Overview and Lunch Break

Room G90, Myron Taylor Hall

Learn about the LL.M. Association and enjoy a box lunch with Patricia Hall, Assistant Director for Graduate Legal Studies and Linda Majeroni, Law School Events Coordinator. Click HERE to RSVP by Aug. 10

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

IALS - Primary and Secondary Sources of Law

Room 184, Myron Taylor Hall

Library Professors Dan Blackaby, Technology Services Librarian and Lecturer in Law and Matt Morrison, Faculty Services Librarian and Lecturer in Law.

Thursday, August 13

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

IALS - Introduction to the American Legal System

Room 184, Myron Taylor Hall

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Academic Integrity at Cornell Law School

Room 184, Myron Taylor Hall
A discussion with Assistant Dean Houghton and Professor Weyble on the standards of academic integrity at Cornell Law School.

This session is mandatory for all LL.M. students.

Friday, August 14

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

IALS - Introduction to the American Legal System

Room 184, Myron Taylor Hall

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch Break or Review of Course Selections with Dean Houghton

(for those with an appointment)

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Bloomberg Training

Room 184, Myron Taylor Hall

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

IALS - Introduction to the American Legal System

Room 184, Myron Taylor Hall

Monday, August 17

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Some Realism about Precedent, U.S. Law and American Legal Education

Room 184, Myron Taylor Hall

Professor Mitch Lasser, Jack G. Clarke Professor of Law, Director of Graduate Studies

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

IALS - Introduction to the American Legal System

Room 184, Myron Taylor Hall

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Qualifying to take the NYS Bar Examination

Room 184, Myron Taylor Hall

A review of the rules and procedures for qualifying for the New York State Bar Examination and submitting the online "Request for Evaluation of Foreign Academic Credentials" to the Board of Law Examiners.

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

IALS - Introduction to the American Legal System

Room 184, Myron Taylor Hall


Tuesday, August 18

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

IALS - Introduction to the American Legal System

Room 184, Myron Taylor Hall

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch Break or Review of Course Selections with Dean Houghton

(for those with an appointment)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Introduction to LL.M. Career Planning at Cornell Law School

Room 184, Myron Taylor Hall

Meet with Deirdre Hay, Director for LL.M. and International Career Services to discuss the job search process for LL.M. students and the resources available at the law school.

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

IALS - Introduction to the American Legal System

Room 184, Myron Taylor Hall

Wednesday, August 19

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

IALS - Introduction to the American Legal System

Room 184, Myron Taylor Hall

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch Break or Review of Course Selections with Dean Houghton

(for those with an appointment)

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

IALS - Introduction to the American Legal System

Room 184, Myron Taylor Hall

Thursday, August 20

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

IALS - Introduction to the American Legal System

Room 184, Myron Taylor Hall

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch Break or Review of Course Selections with Dean Houghton

(for those with an appointment)

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

IALS - Introduction to the American Legal System

Room 184, Myron Taylor Hall

Friday, August 21

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

IALS - Introduction to the American Legal System

Room 184, Myron Taylor Hall

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Lunch Break

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Review of Course Selections with Dean Houghton

(for those with an appointment)

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

IALS - Introduction to the American Legal System

Room 290, Myron Taylor Hall

4:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Mixer and a Movie

Willard Straight Hall

4:30 PM: Memorial Room & Ivy Terrace for cocktail reception 6:00 PM: Cornell Cinema for movie.
Meet fellow incoming students over food, drinks and a movie (where we will have more food!) Complimentary popcorn and soda from the concession stand for our new J.D., LL.M., J.S.D. and Exchange students.

Movie screening is an IALS course requirement. Click HERE to RSVP by Aug. 10

Monday, August 24

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

IALS - Introduction to the American Legal System

Myron Taylor Hall, Rooms as assigned by the Registrar

Final Exam

Wednesday, August 26

Classes begin


Friday, August 28

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Respect at Cornell: Understanding Our Obligations to Prevent Sexual Violence at Cornell University

Room 184, Myron Taylor Hall

Presented by Laurel Parker, Workforce Policy and Labor Relations and Ulysses Smith, Inclusion and Workforce Diversity. Attendance is mandatory for all new students due to requirements for colleges and universities under the Federal Violence Against Women Act.