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Ghosts of Cornell Law School

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Peter W. Martin, Jane M.G. Foster Professor of Law, Emeritus
Open To:
Law School Alumni Affairs

You are invited to view a special program hosted by the Cornell Law School Alumni Association.

 “Ghosts of Cornell Law School”
Narrated by the Heritage Project’s organizer:
Peter W. Martin, Jane M.G. Foster Professor of Law, Emeritus

During your student days did you ever wonder who Myron Taylor was? Or Jane Foster, Leo Berger, or any of the others whose names are attached to the programs, endowed chairs, scholarships, and spaces of the Cornell Law School?

For this year’s orientation Dean Schwab asked Professor Martin to put together a presentation that would furnish entering students with a sense of the school’s history, including the stories behind some of its most conspicuous names. This program, the “Ghosts of CLS”, is his response to that challenge. In the 30 minute presentation, many of Cornell Law School’s “ghosts” and “spirits” speak for themselves through clips drawn from the school’s online video archive.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
12:00 Noon – 12:30 PM Eastern Time

You will need a computer with speakers and broadband internet access to participate.

This is a pre-recorded free program intended for your information, enjoyment, and reflection. (What stories would you want to share with current students?)

Please register ON-LINE or by contacting the Cornell Law School Alumni Affairs Office at 607.255.5251 by Monday, December 10th.
Once registered, you will be emailed easy to follow log on information a day prior to the event.

Peter Martin, former Dean of Cornell Law School and an innovator in the fields of legal informatics and online legal education, retired from the Cornell faculty in 2009. Professor Martin came to Cornell Law as a visitor from the University of Minnesota in 1971 and joined the permanent faculty the following year, serving as Dean from 1980 to 1988. A strong proponent of the use of computers in law and education, Professor Martin co-founded Cornell's Legal Information Institute (LII) in 1992, the first Internet law resource and today, under the leadership of co-founder Thomas R. Bruce, the most heavily used non-profit legal Web site. In addition to his work with the LII Professor Martin has authored an electronic treatise on Social Security law, prepared a reference on legal citation that is available online at the LII site and in ebook format, and written numerous articles on the potential impact of digital technology on the dissemination of law, the conduct of litigation, and legal education. Martin is also the architect of the Cornell Law School Heritage Project, the oral history archive from which this special program has been assembled.