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Gold Sponsors

Cornell Law School Dean & Dean of Students

David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future

The Atkinson Center (ACSF) was created in the fall of 2007 by the Office of the Provost, following a multiyear, cross-campus dialogue on energy and sustainability.  In a time of widespread retrenchment in higher education, sustainability is one of the few areas of real growth. The reason is simple: the world faces serious challenges for which traditional scientific and scholarly excellence is necessary but not sufficient. Problems related to energy, the environment, and economic development are interdependent and interconnected, transcending individual disciplines. The science and engineering needed to develop clean technologies cannot be separated from the ecological study of Earth's integrated human and natural systems or from the social science of human behavior and well-being.


Silver Sponsors

Berger International Legal Studies Program

In 1992, the international program was renamed the Berger International Legal Studies Program, in honor of Leo Berger ’56 and Arvilla Berger. This endowment enables the law school to support the following: an extensive speaker program, faculty research and scholarly conferences, international moot court teams, international law journal, Cornell Advocates for Human Rights and other student organizations, international joint and dual degrees, visiting scholars, semester exchanges, and the Paris Summer Institute.

Cornell Law School Office of Career Services

Cornell Law School Office of Public Service

Cornell Law Students Association

Cornell University Student and Academic Services

Graduate & Professional Student Assembly Finance Commission (GPSAFC)

Institute for the Social Sciences

The Institute for the Social Sciences is a critical component of Cornell's social science initiative. Established in 2004, the ISS reports to the Vice Provost of Social Sciences. The goals of the Institute are to encourage collaborations among social scientists across disciplinary and institutional boundaries, to engage the Cornell community--students, faculty, and staff--in discussions of cutting-edge topics in the social sciences, and to assist departments and programs in retaining top social science faculty and attracting new talent.


Bronze Sponsors

Cornell Public Affairs Society

The Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station

The Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station is one of the premier horticulture research and extension institutes in the world.  The outstanding faculty, high quality laboratory, greenhouse, and field facilities; state-of-the-art electronic and information resources; and friendly and dedicated employees make the Station an exciting and pleasant place to study and conduct research.

The Federalist Society

The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order. It is founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be. The Society seeks both to promote an awareness of these principles and to further their application through its activities.

This entails reordering priorities within the legal system to place a premium on individual liberty, traditional values, and the rule of law. It also requires restoring the recognition of the importance of these norms among lawyers, judges, law students and professors. In working to achieve these goals, the Society has created a conservative and libertarian intellectual network that extends to all levels of the legal community.

Farrell Fritz, P.C.

Since Farrell Fritz opened its doors on Long Island in 1976, we have been proud to make an enduring contribution to businesses and individuals in the communities we serve.

Our attorneys have worked hand-in-hand with leaders of companies of every size and type throughout the New York metropolitan area and beyond. Our trusted counsel has enabled hundreds of area businesses to grow intelligently, negotiate confidently, resolve disputes efficiently, and meet challenges head on.
We have helped numerous individuals and families to achieve their life's dreams, preserve their wealth, and plan for appropriate transition to the next generation.

Our firm has a strong commitment to our community, and our attorneys work closely with scores of non-profit organizations, providing the business guidance and support they need to reach out to our neighbors and deliver much-needed services. For many groups and individuals in need, we have enthusiastically provided our services pro-bono.

In order to provide the highest quality services, we have sought out and nurtured talented attorneys with diverse backgrounds, knowledge and skills. To allow our people to thrive and succeed, we have cultivated a work environment based on mutual support, respect, teamwork and collegiality.

In bringing success to our clients, service to our community, and honor to our profession, we seek always to set a higher bar - to hold ourselves to the highest standards of integrity, openness and professionalism.

KAUST-Cornell Center for Energy & Sustainability

The KAUST-Cornell Center for Energy and Sustainability was created in 2008 through a generous five-year research award from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). KAUST-CU is one of four research centers world-wide funded by KAUST through its Global Research Partnership. KAUST-CU supports research at six partner institutions (University of Cambridge, Columbia University, Princeton University, University of Houston, University of California Los Angeles, and Yale University) and collaborates with researchers at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and Stanford University.

Research in KAUST-CU focuses on a novel class of hybrid nanomaterials recently discovered at Cornell. Termed nanoparticle ionic materials (NIMs), these organic-inorganic hybrids offer exciting opportunities for basic research and technological innovations at the forefront of materials science and engineering. The KAUST-Cornell Center for Energy and Sustainability studies NIMs as tunable platforms for carbon-dioxide capture and sequestration, photovoltaics and energy storage systems, water desalination membranes, and enhanced oil and natural gas production. Lynden A. Archer, the M.L. Hart Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Emmanuel P. Giannelis, Cornell's Walter R. Read Professor of Engineering and chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, serve as co-Directors for KAUST-CU.

Marten Law, PLLC

Marten Law has built a national reputation as a leader in environmental and energy law. Our team of lawyers includes recognized authorities in alternative energy, climate change, air quality, hazardous and solid waste, water resources and water quality, fisheries, environmental review and permitting, and a host of other issues that our business and public clients confront every day. Unlike general practice firms, we focus on one practice area, so that we can be the best at it in the country.

Shook, Hardy & Bacon, L.L.P.

Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s reputation as one of the premier national and international law firms is undisputed. Named the 2008 "Product Liability Department of the Year" by The American Lawyer and "Global Product Liability Department of the Year" for six consecutive years by Who's Who Legal - The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, SHB has achieved favorable results for clients under the most contentious circumstances both inside and outside the courtroom.

Many SHB attorneys have been recognized for their outstanding professional skills and abilities by numerous professional organizations including Fellows of the America College of Trial Lawyers, Fellows of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellows of the International Society of Barristers, and Members of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

SHB is widely recognized as a go-to defense firm in a number of practice areas. Among the firm’s unique strengths are its corps of research analysts, extensive legal library and cutting-edge technology to support data safety and business continuity. In addition, SHB attorneys are committed to staying current on legal trends through Continuing Legal Education (CLE).

Sidley Austin, L.L.P.

Sidley provides a broad range of legal services to meet the needs of our diverse client base. The strategic establishment of our offices in the key corporate and financial centers of the world has enabled us to represent a broad range of clients that includes multinational and domestic corporations, banks, funds and financial institutions.

Sidley has a broad transactional practice. Major practice disciplines include corporate and securities, mergers and acquisitions, securitization, intellectual property, funds and other pooled investments, bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, bank and commercial lending, public finance, real estate, project finance, tax and employee benefits, as well as trusts and estates.

We offer clients extensive litigation experience in trial, appellate and arbitration matters spanning virtually every area of substantive law. Main practice areas include general and commercial litigation, regulatory and financial litigation, antitrust, white collar criminal defense, environmental, life sciences, patent and other intellectual property litigation, product liability and mass tort litigation, international commercial arbitration and dispute resolution, and international trade law.

Sidley’s regulatory practice in Washington, D.C., Brussels and elsewhere provides communications, energy, environmental, food, drug and device, healthcare, insurance, financial institutions and securities regulatory services to our clients in virtually every major industry, especially those industries that have been strictly regulated worldwide, such as the life sciences, energy, telecommunications and financial industries.

Themis Bar Review

Themis Bar Review is an established network of bar exam experts from across the country with a unifying passion to create a better bar review course. We have decades of experience in successfully preparing candidates for the bar exam. We know which methods no longer work - and which ones do. We've combined our years of expertise to bring you a better bar review program. We deliver the content you need, in a concise, on-demand format.

Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the investment banks and venture capital firms that finance them. Over the past five decades, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has established its reputation by having an unmatched knowledge of its clients' industries and deep and long-standing contacts throughout the technology sector.

The firm's legal expertise serves clients at all stages of growth, from venture-backed start-up companies to multibillion-dollar global enterprises. The firm's clients include some of the most recognized names in the technology, retail, life sciences, venture capital, and finance sectors.

Our broad range of services and legal disciplines are focused on serving the principal challenges faced by management and the boards of directors of business enterprises. The firm is nationally recognized as a leader in corporate governance, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, securities class action litigation, intellectual property litigation, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and technology licensing and other intellectual property transactions.

The firm has offices in Austin, Hong Kong, New York, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, and Washington, D.C.


General Sponsors

Alternative Dispute Resolution Society (ADR)

American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

Bartels Family

Biltekoff & Joy, LLP

Bioethics and Health Law Society

Briggs Society of International Law

Chesapeake Energy Corporations

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County


Green Choices

JGSM Energy Club

Levene, Gouldin & Thompson, LLP


National Lawyers Guild

New World Agriculture and Ecology Group (NWAEG)

Organization of Cornell Planners

People for a Healthy Environment

Public Interest Law Union

Society for Natural Resources Conservation

Sustainable Global Enterprise Club (SGE Club)

Sustainability Hub

Tompkins County Council of Governments Gas Drilling Task Force

Tompkins County Soil and Water Conservation District

Town of Danby Gas Drilling Task Force

Upper Susquehanna Coalition

Women's Law Coalition