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Scoops August 29 Issue


Calendar of Events


From Chenay Weyble

Lecturer of Law and Director of Academic Support

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Positions Available

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Graduate Legal Studies


From Eduardo M. Peñalver

The Allan R. Tessler Dean


From John DeRosa

Associate Dean for Career Services


From Terry Thompson

Registrar

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From Karen Comstock

Assistant Dean for Public Service


From Markeisha Miner

Dean of Students

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From Deirdre Hay

Director for LL.M. & International Career Services


From Maurice Haltom

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

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From Kristine Hoffmeister

Director of Alumni Affairs

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Clinical Programs


Calendar of Events

Week of August 29, 2016

All events will be held in Myron Taylor Hall unless otherwise noted.

MONDAY, August 29

4:30-5:30 p.m. Room G85. Opportunities with the U.S. Department of Justice for 2Ls and 3Ls.


Tuesday, August 30

11:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Room 279. The Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture: Guest Lecturers.

Professor Yuki Asano will discuss "Self Regulation and Japanese Constitutional Law" and Professor Dai Yokomizo will disucss "Transnational Law and Conflict of Laws: A Japanese Perspecitve." All are welcome to attend. Lunch provided. Click here to RSVP (no later than Monday, August 29).

3:30-5:00 p.m. Room 263. Office hours for students with Dean Peñalver.


Wednesday, August 31

8:15-10:00 a.m. The Commons. The Weekly Perk.


9:00-10:00 a.m. Room G90. Career Talk by David Young.


2:30-4:30 p.m. Room G59. Let's Talk.


5:45-6:45 p.m. Law School Courtyard. Free Yoga in the Courtyard.

Contact: Krystal Anderson, ka395@cornell.edu.

Thursday, September 1

12:00 noon. Add/Drop deadline for Limited Enrollment Classes.


6:30-8:00 p.m. Room 182. Federalist Society Talk.

Arkansas Solicitor General Lee Rudofsky discusses the increasing prominence of State Solicitors General in state battles with the Federal Government. Contact: Rebecca Duncan, rjd282@cornell.edu.

Friday, September 2

1:25-2:45 p.m. Room 182. The World According to Star Wars: A Conversation with Cass R. Sunstein.

Cass R. Sunstein, the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School, will discuss his new book.

2:30-3:30 p.m. Room 277. "Entertaining Negotiations For Show Business"


3:00 p.m. Add/Drop deadline for Unlimited Enrollment Classes.


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Positions Available

Professor Yale-Loehr seeks a research assistants to help update his immigration law treatise and to do other immigration-related research. Prior exposure to immigration law is helpful but not required. Pay is at the standard law school rate. If interested, please email a transcript, resume, and writing sample to Professor Yale-Loehr at swy1@cornell.edu.

The Law School Admissions and Financial Aid office is looking for two students to join our team. We are in need of one Admissions Ambassador to work both the fall and spring semesters and one Admissions Ambassador to work the spring semester. The job entails conducting tours, answering questions from prospective students, and assisting with programs and outreach. To apply for an Admissions Ambassador position, email your availability and resume to Isabelle Ramos, imr33@cornell.edu, by September 16th.

The Farmworker Legal Assistance Clinic is seeking a 2L or 3L interested in assisting in the organizing of the Clinic’s Alternative Spring Break trip to California. Projects will include helping in the planning of the Alternative Spring Break trip, conducting outreach to partners and community stakeholders, preparing trainings, resource guides, and intake paperwork, as well as conducting legal research regarding California-specific law that might affect the provision of services to potential clients.  The student will be paid the usual rate for research assistants. Spanish fluency is preferred but not required. A commitment to participate in the Clinic’s Spring Break trip next April is required. Interested students should send a resume to Clinical Teaching Fellow Ron Hochbaum at rsh33@cornell.edu.


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From Eduardo M. Peñalver

The Allan R. Tessler Dean

Dean

Office Hours for Students

I will be holding office hours for students on Tuesday afternoons, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Students wishing to see me may sign up in advance with Connie McIntosh in room 263, by e-mail (cdm224@cornell.edu), or by phone (607-255-3539).


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From Terry Thompson

Registrar

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Law School Registrar's Office Hours

The Registrar's Office is in Room 160 Myron Taylor Hall. We are open to the community Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Our telephone number is 607-255-7190. Our email address is law.registrar@cornell.edu.

Monday, September 5 - Labor Day

Cornell Law School will hold regular classes on Monday September 5. The Registrar's office will be closed that day and will reopen on Tuesday, September 6.

Upperclass Course Changes

Students must add or drop limited enrollment courses by 12 noon on Thursday, September 1. Students may add or drop unlimited enrollment law courses until 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 2. Non-law courses must also be added or dropped by 3:00 p.m. on September 2. Please remember to email the Law School Registrar if you add or drop a non-law course through the University online add/drop.

S/U Grading Option

Each JD student may elect to take up to two upperclass courses at Cornell Law School on an S/U basis. At the close of Add-Drop students will receive an email when the S/U Grading Option link is available on the Registrar's website. S/U grade elections, if made, shall be irrevocable. Students may not make this election in courses that they use to satisfy the Law School's upperclass writing requirement. In addition, instructors may designate specific courses that they teach as not eligible for the S/U grade election. Check individual course descriptions in the Fall 2016 Course Description memo.

JD Students Only - S/U Grading Option Verification Form

Class of 2017 and 2018 students will receive an email when the S/U Grading Option link is available on the Registrar's website. The form will be available shortly after the end of add/drop. Students must submit the online form no later than 12 noon on Friday, September 16.

University Registration

To become a registered student at Cornell University, a person must: settle all financial accounts, including current semester tuition; satisfy New York State and university health requirements; have no holds from their college, the Office of Judicial Administrator, Gannett Health Services, or the bursar. Students must be registered by September 9 or they risk being withdrawn from the university. Students who become registered for the Fall semester after September 9 will be charged a $350 late fee. Students who fail to become registered will be withdrawn from the University on September 26. See University Registration for more information. Failure to register will impact financial aid, loan deferments, health benefits, and other privileges relying on in-school status. This may also affect the ability to use certain services on campus such as your Cornell Card, Library Services and Gannett Health Services. Use Student Essentials to check your registration status.

Information from the Bursar's Office

If University Student Center indicates your registration is on hold, you must first stop by the Bursar's Office, 260 Day Hall to clear your student account by September 9, and then proceed to the Office of the University Registrar, B7 Day Hall. A refund schedule for withdrawals and leaves of absence for the Fall 2016 semester is available here.

Transcripts

Internal (unofficial) transcripts are available at the Law School Registrar's office (written request required). The online unofficial transcript request form is available at the Registrar's site. Please remember that we ask you to make this request 24 hours in advance of your need for the materials. Official transcripts are available only at the University Registrar's Office in B7 Day Hall.

Loan Deferment Certification

Students who need to have loan deferments completed by the school need to submit them to the Registrar's Office as quickly as possible to assure timely processing.

Release of Information

A reminder to all students. Students asking faculty members to write recommendations will need to complete a release form with the Law School Registrar's Office if the faculty member wishes to view the student's record.

Class Attendance Policy

Regular and punctual class attendance, beginning on the first day of the semester, is required of all students. Faculty members monitor attendance and may enforce the rule by reporting the student to the Dean of Students; or by removing a student from the course or excluding a student from an exam (after reasonable written warning); or by another mechanism announced in the course syllabus prior to the end of add/drop. If a student is excluded from an exam, a grade of F is entered. Students who are ill or have another valid reason for missing class are encouraged to contact the instructor directly and are required to notify the Dean of Students if more than three days are missed.

Religious Holidays and Academic Calendar

The University policy concerning the academic calendar and religious holidays states, "In enacting the academic calendar, the University has scheduled classes, laboratories and examinations on religious holidays. It is the intent of the University that students who miss these activities because of religious observances be given adequate opportunity to make up the missed work." A faculty member may request audio or videotaping of a class if he or she wishes. Any student who seeks an accommodation should approach his or her instructor. All requests for taping must be submitted on-line to the IT Department at least 2 business days in advance for classes. If you are requesting to videotape or record a professor's lecture, you must obtain the professor's permission prior to submitting an AV Request Form.


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From Markeisha Miner

Dean of Students

Markeisha Miner

The Weekly Perk

Coffee and conversation every Wednesday from 8:15 to 10:00 a.m. in The Commons. Stop by for a cup! Breakfast food also provided.

Monday, August 29

4:00-4:30 p.m. Big Red Barn. Let's Meditate.

Weekly Guided Mindfulness Meditation Come as you are, as often as you like, to practice this relaxing and restorative technique. These FREE sessions are 30 minutes long and are available at several campus locations. The meditations are co-sponsored by a number of academic departments and campus support services.

Tuesday, August 30

6:00-8:00 p.m. 400 Block of College Ave. BEAR Walk: Community Fair 2016.

Come to the third annual BEAR (Being Engaged And Responsible) Walk Community Fair, in the heart of Collegetown, with FREE ice cream, music, and fun! The Community Fair will kick off with the Big Red Band at 6:15pm and remarks by Mayor Svante Myrick, Student Assembly President Jordan Berger, and Vice President for University Relations Joel Malina, followed by a cappella performances starting at 7:00pm.  Meet Touchdown the Bear and visit resource tables where Cornell and Ithaca service providers will distribute health and safety information and tips on becoming a good neighbor and community member. The BEAR Walk brings together students, neighbors, city officials, Cornell staff, and local businesses with the goal of promoting a greater sense of community and connection in the vibrant Collegetown neighborhood, and building positive relationships between Cornell students, Collegetown residents, and Cornell University.

Tuesday, August 30

8:00-10:00 p.m. Big Red Barn. Trivia Night.

We will have Trivia this Tuesday @ BRB. Stop by and see how much you know. Popcorn & free soda. $1 beer and prizes.

Thursday, September 1

3:30-5:30 p.m. Big Red Barn. International Coffee Hour.

Meet international and American students for some nice conversation over free coffee and snacks.

Friday, September 2

4:30-7:00 p.m. Big Red Barn. Tell Grads It's Friday.

Join other grad & professional students for this popular weekly event. Free snacks and soda.  Other beverages available $1 or $2. Grad & Professional students only. Proof of age required. Spouse/partners, post docs, faculty and staff welcome.


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From Maurice Haltom, LCSW

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Maurice Haltom

Let's Talk is a program that provides easy access to informal confidential consultations with counselors from Gannett Health Services. Counselors hold walk-in hours at sites around campus Monday through Friday. Speaking with a counselor can help provide insight, solutions, and information about other resources.

When: Wednesdays from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Where: Myron Taylor Hall, Room G59

No appointment necessary. Just drop in.

For additional hours and locations: www.gannett.cornell.edu/LetsTalk

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From Chenay Weyble

Lecturer of Law and Director of Academic Support

Office Hours for Week of August 29 (Room G57):

  • Monday: 11:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
  • Thursday: 1:30-3:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Or by appointment: (607) 255-0146 or cbw75@cornell.edu

By now, you are starting to get the swing of the semester.You spend a lot of time preparing for class. You may find yourself thinking, "I'll just grab some instant noodles for dinner tonight and worry about groceries next week" or "Maybe when things settle down, I'll find time to go to the gym or museum." The problem is, it doesn't get any easier after this. The schedule you are building now becomes the habit you are forming for the rest of the semester (or year or three years or life). Your level of work will increase as your skills increase. But if you stick with a carefully planned schedule, you will have time to take care of yourself. There is never so much work that you can't build in a few hours' break for yourself. The attorneys who are most satisfied with their jobs tend to schedule at least an hour of relaxation every day. Some attorneys may choose not to, but it does not increase their productivity. If you find that you are not feeling capable of scheduling relaxation time, not because you don't want to, but because you feel like you can't, then you are likely overwhelming yourself already. Now is a good time to look at that and decide how you want to spend the rest of your life-overwhelmed or in control. I will hold a time management workshop in September, but if you would like advice on a study schedule now, please feel free to stop by during drop-in hours or by appointment. I like to help.

Study Breaks: You should take advantage of the many wonderful events at Cornell and in Ithaca. Did you know that Cornell offers meditation sessions around campus four days a week? Studies show that lawyers who meditate seem to feel better and do better in practice. Participation is free. There are also free concerts at Anabel Taylor Hall, with one during lunch on Wednesday, September 14 at 12:30. Cornell Plantations holds regular guided tours of the Botanical Gardens. Take a hike, go to the lake, or check out the many cultural events, including First Friday Gallery nights on the Commons, or the free concerts offered all over town. See more www.visitithaca.com for more information.  Make sure you enjoy Ithaca.

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Graduate Legal Studies

LL.M. Course Counseling Sessions

LL.M. students who have not yet finalized their schedule with Dean Houghton or Denée Page must do so by Thursday, September 1 at gls@cornell.edu.  If you need to schedule a follow-up meeting please contact gls@cornell.edu or 607-255-2434 as soon as possible.

Questions?

LL.M. and J.S.D. students who have questions or need assistance should email the Office of Graduate Legal Studies at gls@cornell.edu or call 607-255-2434.


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From John DeRosa

Associate Dean for Career Services

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1L STUDENTS:

Welcome to Cornell Law School. Keep up to date on the programs offered by our office through Scoops, the email listserve, the TV screens around Myron Taylor Hall and the bulletin board outside Office 140.

Wednesday, September 7

4:30 p.m. Room 184. Welcome to Career Services: Ice Cream Social.

Come meet the Career Services counseling staff, learn about how they work with the entering 1L class, find out how to receive free personalized Cornell Law School business cards and enjoy Cornell Dairy Bar ice cream.

Thursday, October 20

4:30 p.m. Room 184. Introduction to the 1L Summer Job Search.

The Career Services Office and the Office of Public Service will discuss opportunities in the private and public sectors, judges' chambers, government, academia, and study abroad programs, along with the next steps for beginning your 1L summer job search. Pick up useful resource books.

Thursday, October 27

4:30 p.m. Room G90. Halloween & Cover Letter Workshop.

Is your resume looking a little scary? Does writing a cover letting sound like a nightmare? Join the Career Services Office for advice on how to tailor your resume to legal employers and craft a devilishly good cover letter. Enjoy cider & candy too!

Monday, October 31-Sunday, November 4

Resume-A-Thon Week

Sign-up for a 15-minute appointment with a counselor to have your resume reviewed in preparation for applying to 1L summer positions. No resume?  No problem! Come for a 15-minute strategy session. More instructions to come.

Interview Strategies and Attire Workshop: Date & Time TBA.


2L STUDENTS:

OCI Interviews in MTH

If you have an OCI interview in Myron Taylor Hall, these interviews will take place in faculty, administrator, and student organization offices and classrooms in MTH. On the day of the interview, check the Career Services Office door to find your interview room.

NALP Standards for Timing and Offers of Decisions

If considering offers from law firms, please keep in mind the NALP Standards for Timing and Offers of Decisions. The full text of the guidelines can be found at www.nalp.org. Speak to a counselor if you have any questions.

2016 Fall Recruiting Dates

OCI #2: Friday, September 9, Myron Taylor Hall.
Resume Collect #2: Deadline for resume submission Wednesday, September 14.
Resume Collect #3: Deadline for resume submission Wednesday, October 5.


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From Karen Comstock

Assistant Dean for Public Service

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Monday, August 29

4:30 p.m. Room G85. Opportunities with the U.S. Department of Justice for 2Ls and 3Ls.

Larry Frankel, Assistant Chief of Telecommunications and Media Enforcement in the DOJ's Antitrust Division, will offer advice on applying for the Summer Law Internship Program (2Ls) and the Honors Attorney Program (3Ls). The on-line application for both programs is now open, and will close at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6. See http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers.  The application includes essays - start do draft them now, and make an appointment with me for review.

Saturday, September 17

12:00 noon. Room G90.  Public Interest Academy

All are welcome! Please RSVP by September 9 here:  http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/Events/Public-Service-Public-Interest-Academy.cfm.

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From Deirdre Hay

Director for LL.M. & International Career Services

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Wednesday, August 31

9:00-10:00 a.m. Room G90. Career Talk by David Young.

David Young, Deputy General Counsel, US Agency for International Development (USAID), will give a presentation primarily directed to LL.M. and J.S.D. students, but open to all, about careers at USAID.  He will discuss the type of work lawyers do in the world of international development.  International development is a field of expertise, the goal of which is to save lives, reduce human suffering, and improve economic and social conditions in developing countries through the cooperation between countries - their governments and citizens, the private sector, non-government organizations, and international organizations.  Lawyers play important roles in this space as advisors in programmatic areas (such as elections and the rule of law), in-house counsel for non-governmental organizations implementing development projects, negotiators for governments in sovereign loans and other international organizations, just to name a few.  The discussion will include information about internship and career opportunities at USAID.

Public Service Positions

Students interested in public service positions might consider attending either one or both of these two events listed in the LL.M. Career Services Calendar:

The Equal Justice Works (EJW) 2016 Conference and Career Fair on October 28-29th is open for registration now until September 14.  This is a public interest fair which is in Arlington, Virginia, at which LL.M. students are eligible for interviews and Table Talk (although it may not lead to a job).  Although quite expensive, it is a great way to learn about public interest organizations and make contacts.

The 27th Annual Public Interest Career Reception (PILCR), listed in the LL.M. Career Services Calendar you all should have received, is September 1st, 2016, from 5:30 - 8:00 P.M. in New York City.

International Arbitration

Students interested in international arbitration might consider attending two upcoming events listed in the LL.M. Career Services Calendar:

5th Annual GAR Live New York is on September 13 in New York City.

11th ICC New York Conference on International Arbitration is on September 14th in New York City.

Symplicity

If you have not already signed onto Symplicity, please do so.  I will soon be sending out an email containing a survey I need to you to complete and an email explaining how to order your business cards as the Office of Career Services provides LL.M. students with one set of business cards for free.


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From Kristine Hoffmeister

Director of Alumni Affairs

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Friday, September 2

2:30-3:30 p.m. Room 277. "Entertaining Negotiations For Show Business"

David Albert Pierce, JD '92, will discuss the fundamental deal points for Hollywood negotiations, as well as discussing his own unique career path that led him to be known as "an entertainment transactional attorney that litigates." All are welcome to attend. No RSVP required. Contact: Becca Johnson, rlj76@cornell.edu.

Friday, September 23

8:00 p.m. Schoellkopf Stadium. Fireworks and Laser Light Spectacular.

Don't miss the Fireworks and Laser Light Show, a Homecoming tradition. This celebration includes live music from Sparks the Rescue, special guests, and an exciting finale. This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 24

12:00 noon-3:00 p.m. Schoellkopf Stadium. Cornell Law School Homecoming Tailgate Bash.

Come enjoy beer, wine, cider, chili, sandwiches, sweets, a free gift (to the first 300 people) and the good company of fellow law school students, faculty and graduates. We will have a Cornell Law School tent in the parking lot by Schoellkopf Stadium.  Cost of attending Tailgate Bash: $15 for students. Cornell versus Yale football game starts at 3:00 pm. Admission to the game is free to students - just show your Cornell ID as you enter the stadium gates. Sponsored by Cornell Law School Alumni Association & Dean of Students Office. Please register online or by calling the Alumni Affairs Office at 607-255-5251.

Saturday, September 24

1:00 p.m. Lynah Rink Parking Lot. Student Homecoming T-Shirt Giveaway.

Current Cornell undergraduate and graduate/professional students can each pick up a free Homecoming T-shirt at the T-Shirt Giveaway Tent, while supplies last. Bring your student ID.

For a full schedule of Homecoming activities and details go to homecoming.cornell.edu.


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Clinical Programs

LAW 7925: New York Attorney General Clinic 1

The Attorney General course (NYAG I) still has openings for the fall 2016 semester. NYAG I is a 6 credit class/internship that combines classroom learning with an internship to be served at the New York Attorney General's Office in Syracuse, New York.

Students will have an opportunity to work on a variety of litigation, including defending the State and its employees in litigation in State and Federal courts and assisting on affirmative litigation by the Attorney General under his power to protect New Yorkers from deceptive, fraudulent and illegal activities.

Student will gain practical experience and skill development in litigation and in the governmental practice of law. If you are interested, please contact Assistant Attorney General Edward McArdle at (315) 448-4800 or email Edward.McArdle@ag.ny.gov.


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