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Scoops February 20 Issue


Calendar of Events


From Chenay Weyble

Lecturer of Law and Director of Academic Support

jobs
Positions Available

clinical
Clinical Programs


From Eduardo M. Peñalver

The Allan R. Tessler Dean


From John DeRosa

Associate Dean for Career Services


From Terry Thompson

Registrar

LP
From Elizabeth Peck

Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Clerkships


From Markeisha Miner

Dean of Students

KC
From Karen Comstock

Assistant Dean for Public Service

Convocation
Convocation Information


GLS
Graduate Legal Studies


From Maurice Haltom

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

WC
Writing Competitions


Calendar of Events

Week of February 20, 2017

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

MONDAY, February 20

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Law School Foyer. Cabaret Ticket Sales.

Come join your classmates for a fun night and help them get their PIF funding for the summer. Tickets are $20. Venmo and cash accepted. Contact: Jenna Scoville, js3278@cornell.edu.

12:15-1:15 p.m. Room 290. Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series featuring William F. Lee, JD '76, MBA '76.


6:00-9:00 p.m. Room 184. After Spring - A Documentary About the Syrian Refugee Crisis.

Come watch Jon Stewart's recent documentary "After Spring" discussing the issues involved with the Syrian Refugee crisis. (The documentary is 1 hour and 41 minutes long.) Contact: Emanuel Francone, evf22@cornell.edu.

Tuesday, February 21

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Law School Foyer. Cabaret Ticket Sales.

Come join your classmates for a fun night and help them get their PIF funding for the summer. Tickets are $20. Venmo and cash accepted. Contact: Jenna Scoville, js3278@cornell.edu.

12:00-1:00 p.m. Room 186. When Technology and The Law Collide.


12:00-1:00 p.m. Room 290. ISSO Presentation - F1 Work Authorization after Graduation.


4:00-5:00 p.m. Room 263. Office hours for students with Dean Peñalver.


4:30-5:30 p.m. Room G85. LII Bulletin Nuts & Bolts Information Session.

We will be discussing the content in the Supreme Court Bulletin, the work that Bulletin associates do, and the application and writing competition process to become a Bulletin associate. The session is open to all current 1L and 2L students. Contact: Jaeeun Shin, js3279@cornell.edu.

5:00 p.m. Room 184. Law Firm Practice Panel.


Wednesday, February 22

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


9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Law School Foyer. Cabaret Ticket Sales.

Come join your classmates for a fun night and help them get their PIF funding for the summer. Tickets are $20. Venmo and cash accepted. Contact: Jenna Scoville, js3278@cornell.edu.

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


6:00-6:30 p.m. Room 186. Judicial Codes Counselor Information Session.

We are pleased to announce that the Office of the Judicial Codes Counselor is almost ready to begin the interview process for two open positions.  Selected students will receive a two-year offer of employment beginning Fall of 2016. The Judicial Codes Counselor is the highest-paid student position at Cornell University. Come to one of the two information sessions to learn more about the position. Contact: Kendall Karr, kak327@cornell.edu.

Thursday, February 23

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Law School Foyer. Cabaret Ticket Sales.

Come join your classmates for a fun night and help them get their PIF funding for the summer. Tickets are $20. Venmo and cash accepted. Contact: Jenna Scoville, js3278@cornell.edu.

12:20-1:15 p.m. Room 182. International Summer Public Interest Fellowships.

Are you interested in pursuing a summer position with a public interest organization or government agency abroad? In taking on a summer or post-graduate internship in the field of international or comparative law? Please join us to hear more about the Law School's Public International PIF Grants, Berger Fellowship in International and Comparative Law, and Furman Family Fellowship. A panel of students will share their fellowship experiences, and Dean Comstock and Dean Brundige will answer your questions about the fellowship application processes. All are welcome. Click here to RSVP for the luncheon.

4:30-5:00 p.m. Room 186. Judicial Codes Counselor Information Session.

We are pleased to announce that the Office of the Judicial Codes Counselor is almost ready to begin the interview process for two open positions.  Selected students will receive a two-year offer of employment beginning Fall of 2016. The Judicial Codes Counselor is the highest-paid student position at Cornell University. Come to one of the two information sessions to learn more about the position. Contact: Kendall Karr, kak327@cornell.edu.

4:30-5:30 p.m. Room 285. IPTSA - IP Summer Associate Panel.

IPTSA is hosting a discussion panel with future and former summer associates in IP.  The panel will discuss working as summer associates in IP practice areas and interviewing for IP summer associate positions.  The panel will also field questions from attendees.  Dinner will be served.  Co-sponsored by the CLSA. Contact:Brandon Bias, bcb89@cornell.edu.

Friday, February 24

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Law School Foyer. Cabaret Ticket Sales.

Come join your classmates for a fun night and help them get their PIF funding for the summer. Tickets are $20. Venmo and cash accepted. Contact: Jenna Scoville, js3278@cornell.edu.

1:00 p.m. Room 184. Paul Hastings 1L Lunch Panel.


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Positions Available

Call for TA's - Introduction to the American Legal System

The Graduate Legal Studies office seeks several JD students to serve as Teaching Assistants for the introductory LLM course being offered in the two weeks before school starts (commencing August 7th).  Depending on your fall schedules and financial needs, you could complete for credit or pay.  The course - Introduction to the American Legal System - will run from August 7th to August 21st, and your presence will be required some hours each day (both in and outside of class) during that time frame.  It will be a fun and rewarding way to get to know the incoming LLMs.  TAs will conduct small section sessions, comment on papers, and meet with students.  If interested, please send an email, explaining your interest, with a copy of your resume attached to gls@cornell.edu.

Summer 2017 Law Clerk Positions with Cornell Law School's Farmworker Legal Assistance Clinic

Employment on a farm is one of the world's most difficult and dangerous occupations. Farmworkers experience geographic, linguistic, and cultural isolation, separation from family, immigration insecurity reinforced by policing practices, workplace sexual violence, and exclusion from protective employment laws.  Cornell Law School's Farmworker Legal Assistance Clinic ("FLAC") opened its doors in August of 2015, and is one of the few law school clinics in existence to represent farmworkers.  FLAC's caseload balances both immigration and employment matters, and its client base includes undocumented as well as documented workers.  FLAC also teams with community partners across the country to work on both cases and research projects of critical importance to farmworkers in the broadest sense, nationally and internationally, in the fields and in production plants.  Because FLAC is only in its second year, we are still in the process of charting our identity as a legal services provider, by petitioning courts before which we have never appeared, developing new relationships with community partners, and selectively choosing our cases.

FLAC seeks to hire several law students to serve as summer law clerks in 2017.  Together with existing FLAC staff, summer law clerks will oversee the current caseload and develop new cases to be added to FLAC's docket for the fall 2017 term. We anticipate that law clerks will have the opportunity to draft court pleadings, do legal research and writing on immigration and employment issues, engage in fact development, conduct client and witness interviews, and participate in outreach to farmworker communities along with our community partners.  Because of FLAC's client base, Spanish proficiency is an added benefit, but is not required-non-Spanish speaking law clerks will have the opportunity to learn the skill of lawyering through interpreters.  Summer law clerk positions are unpaid; however, we are willing and able to support applicants in obtaining third-party funding or externship credit for the positions.

Students wishing to apply for a summer law clerk position should please send the following information via email to FLAC Clinical Teaching Fellow Briana Beltran, briana.beltran@cornell.edu: (1) a cover letter, (2) a current resume, (3) two references (at least one employer reference), (4) a legal writing sample, and (5) an unofficial law school transcript.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.  Applicants should be prepared to participate in a phone or, time and location permitting, an in-person interview.

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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, 4:00-5:00 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).

Monday, February 20

12:15-1:15 p.m. Room 290. Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series featuring William F. Lee, JD '76, MBA '76

Mr. Lee is a partner at WilmerHale and is one of the country’s foremost intellectual property and commercial litigation attorneys.  Join us for his lecture on “The Smartphone Wars: The Apple-Samsung Trial.” All are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided for guests registered by Wednesday, February 15.  Please register HERE.

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From Terry Thompson

Registrar

Terry

Spring 2017 Final Examinations

Students who have exam conflicts are reminded to notify the Law School Registrar's Office, in writing, of the conflict and should note which exam they wish rescheduled. The spring exam schedule is available on the Registrar's website. The online Deferral Request link will be available March 20 on the Registrar's website. The request must be made by 3:00 p.m. on March 30.

Summer School Study

Students may petition the faculty for permission to take courses in law summer school programs of ABA-approved law schools and, upon their successful completion, to receive credit toward the Cornell J.D. degree. Such petitions are considered on an individual basis, and in no case is credit in excess of six hours granted for all such summer school law study. For timely consideration of the petition, interested students should submit their petitions to the Law School Registrar's Office (addressed to Dean Miner) prior to April 1. Petition forms are available online.

Registration with Bar Authorities

Deadlines for bar examination applications may be approaching. The rules of certain states (not New York) require either notifying the bar admission authorities of intent to begin the study of law or registering with the authorities when law studies begin. Students should obtain instructions from the proper source (usually the state board of bar examiners or the clerk of the court of highest jurisdiction) in the state in which they intend to practice. Failure to comply with the instructions may substantially delay admission to the bar. For current bar requirements, applicants should consult the Official American Bar Association Guide to Approved Law Schools, published annually by the American Bar Association. This book is in the Law School library. You can find information from the National Conference of Bar Examiners at their website: http://www.ncbex.org/. This link is also available on our website and other information listed under the bar information link.

Bar Applications Requiring Fingerprinting

NY State does not require fingerprinting. Not all State Bar Applications require fingerprinting. Fingerprinting is available on campus at the Public Safety Office, G-2 Barton Hall, 24 hours a day. You will need to take the fingerprint card with you, and two forms of picture ID.

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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.

Cornell Graduate Student Advocacy Day

Application Due Date: February 24. Travel Dates: April 4 and 6.

This exciting opportunity is designed for graduate students who want to learn more about public policy. On April 5, Cornell graduate students selected to participate in the Cornell Advocacy Day will join Cornell STEM doctoral students already in D.C. for a science policy workshop, to conduct meetings with elected Members of Congress and congressional staff. These meetings will be organized by representatives from the Cornell Office of Federal Relations. In advance of Advocacy Day, there will be an on-campus training led by representatives from the Cornell Office of Federal Relations to prepare participants for their Advocacy Day activities.

Because we may only select a limited number of students to participate in this opportunity, please do not submit an application unless you can make yourself available to travel to Washington D.C. from April 4 through April 6 and fully participate in the program.

Although consideration will be given to all graduate students that apply for this opportunity, this year, priority consideration will be given to those from Maine, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alaska. All of these states are represented on the House Education and Workforce Committee and/or the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. These committees are responsible for authorizing the federal student aid programs, which we will be discussing with the Congressional offices during the Advocacy Day on April 5.

Should you have any questions, please contact Associate Dean Sara Xayarath Hernandez at grad_assoc_dean@cornell.edu or 607-255-5417.

Global Cornell Women's Leadership Program

The Office for the Vice Provost for International Affairs is pleased to announce the launch of the Global Cornell Women's Leadership Program for women professional and medical degree students. Women in the first half of a 2-plus-year professional or medical degree program who plan to travel abroad to conduct research, engage in service, or complete an internship during summer 2017 are eligible for this funding and leadership program opportunity. Interested applicants should fill out an application, which requires a short bio and most recent CV. Applications are due March 1, 2017. The program is administered and funded by the Office for the Vice Provost for International Affairs with additional funding support from the President's Council of Cornell Women. Questions can be addressed to Melina Draper, teaching support specialist for Internationalizing the Curriculum, Center for Teaching Excellence: md734@cornell.edu, 607-255-9797.

Students with Families

Tuesday, February 21

10:00-11:30 a.m. East Hill Office Building, Room 140. Navigating Cornell Careers.

Are you interested in a non-academic position at Cornell University and have secured work authorization in the United States? If so, please join Ms. Sonja Baylor, Cornell Human Resources Recruiter, to discuss job search tips, application process and overall information about working at Cornell University. Click here to RSVP.

Wednesday, February 22

6:00-8:00 p.m. Cornell Child Care Center. Time Out for Student Parents.

This is a meeting designed for student parents to build community and to share information and strategies for success, during which dinner and childcare are provided. For Parents: Enjoy dinner with fellow parents and spouses/partners followed by a facilitated discussion on a topic of importance to your role as a parent. For Child(ren): Dinner, childcare, and age-appropriate activities will be provided by the Cornell Child Care Center. Click here to RSVP.

Thursday, March 2

4:00-5:00 p.m. Big Red Barn. Cornell Career Fair for Student Partners and Spouses.

Student spouses and partners will be matched with representatives from units across campus based on their interests and skills. Participants will have the opportunity to network directly with Human Resource professionals representing various units across the University. Please RSVP by Monday, February 20, so we can match you with the appropriate human resources representative. Plan to stay after the session for our Student Spouse & Partner Happy Hour.

Student Child Care Grant Application is Open

This program has been expanded to include a Spring 2017 application cycle. All graduate and professional students who did not receive a grant in Fall 2016 and meet eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. Deadline is March 17. Click here for more information.

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Convocation Information

To: The Graduating Class of 2017:


Class Pictures and Champagne Toast-Tuesday, March 14

All graduates should wear business attire for the picture. To avoid confusion, we ask that you arrive according to the following schedule. Please be prompt, we cannot re-shoot if you miss the specified time.

All JDs (including JD/LLMs) should arrive at  6:00 p.m.  We will take the picture at approximately  6:10 p.m. as it takes a bit of time to get everyone arranged.

All LLMs should arrive at  6:05 p.m. and wait in break-out area for the JDs to exit the class room.  Picture will be taken at approximately  6:20 p.m.

JSDs should arrive at  6:10 p.m., and JD/LLMs should return at this time as well—Pictures will be taken at approximately  6:25 p.m.

There will be a champagne toast and cake following the completion of the class pictures.  Please stay in the area following the picture taking.

Cap & Gown, Hood Rental Order Information

It is time to order your gap, gown and hood rental. Regalia is worn at both the Law School Convocation (Sunday, May 14, 2017) and University Commencement (Sunday, May 28, 2017). The regalia is the same for ALL degrees.

Please read through all the instructions on the Cap & Gown Rental Information page before proceeding to the ordering site. Orders must be completed by 11:30 p.m., March 15, 2017. After that date, the site will be deactivated and you will no longer be able to order a personalized size but will have to depend on the extras that will be brought to distribution. It is not wise to put this task off. We recommend ordering sooner rather than later.

You will need your hat size and height (in feet and inches). For your hat size, the ordering site provides a downloadable tape measure. I have several attached to my office door, room 138, along with a height chart in feet/inches to the right of my door (when facing). Please be sure and return the cap tape measure after using. I recommend measuring your cap size with a friend. It is easier or take the tape off the door, find a mirror, measure and then return the tape to the door.

Distribution of the regalia will be one day only, Wednesday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room G80. If you cannot be there to pick up your regalia, you must arrange for a friend to do so.

Convocation Website

Please familiarize yourself with the content on the Convocation website. In addition, please forward the URL to family/friends that would like the information contained on the site.

Convocation RSVP

Everyone that plans on attending the Convocation ceremony needs to complete the Convocation RSVP online form. This information is used in coordinating convocation as well as at the ceremony itself. Please complete the form even if you are unsure if you will be attending. You can let me know later if plans change.

If you have any questions about Convocation, you may email Linda Majeroni at lam32@cornell.edu.

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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 February 20 (Room G57):

  • Monday: No office hours
  • Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
  • Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
  • Thursday: by appointment
  • Friday: by appointment
Or by appointment: (607) 255-0146 or cbw75@cornell.edu.

Bring to a Boil.  Have you ever baked a cake from scratch?  How about cooked a package of pasta?  Did you start following instructions in the middle of the list or just skip to the end and expect a good outcome?  Law school is similar to cooking in that respect-you cannot skip the steps it takes to learn the law and expect a good outcome.  You already know the recipe for getting the most out of law school-reviewing on a daily and weekly basis, testing your knowledge regularly, practicing application, and organizing each new concept into the "Big Picture" for each subject.  Just as you can't cook pasta without first boiling water, you also can't expect to have a full understanding of the law without regularly putting in the work.  If you need help with a study plan or strategies for making your studies more productive this second half of the semester, I'm happy to help.

Free Bar Review Course Lottery.  It's the time of year when J.D. 3Ls must secure their enrollment in a bar review course.  Is your future firm unwilling to pay or reimburse for bar review expenses?  There may be a solution.  While Cornell Law School does not advocate for one bar review company over another, Kaplan has generously provided academic support offices throughout the country with a certificate for one free 2016 bar review course for any jurisdiction offered by Kaplan, with the proviso that it go to a deserving J.D. student.  To that end, I'm holding a lottery and will draw a name on Tuesday, February 28.  Details for entering:

What: Free Kaplan 2017 Bar Review Course

How:  Enter your name in the jar in my office (G-57) or email your name for consideration to cbw75@cornell.edu with the subject line "bar review lottery."

Deadline:  Enter between now and Tuesday, February 28 at 5:00 p.m. Good luck!

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Clinical Programs

Interested in a full-time or part-time externship?

Thinking about being a Pro Bono Scholar? Come to an informational meeting on Wednesday, March 15 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 184. We will discuss the benefits and possible drawbacks of an externship and the nuts and bolts of the identification and application process. We will also discuss the Pro Bono Scholar program. All students interested in an externship for the Fall of 2017 or the Spring of 2018 or the Pro Bono Scholar program for the Spring of 2018 must attend one of these meetings. For further information, contact Prof. Mooney at ajm31@cornell.edu.

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From John DeRosa

Associate Dean for Career Services

DeRosa

1L STUDENTS:

Career Services Recruiting Season Programs

2017 Recruiting Season Launch: April 10, 4:45pm, Room 184.

Spring Law Firm Programs

During the course of this Spring semester a number of law firms will host evening events to introduce you to their people, practice areas, and summer programs. Most events consist of a presentation and reception; you are welcome to attend one or both. You will receive more information about each via email.

Law Firm
Date Time Location RSVP
Paul Hastings February 24
1:00pm Myron Taylor Hall
RSVP to Michelle Gramer, michellegramer@paulhastings.com
Debevoise & Plimpton
February 27
5:00pm Myron Taylor Hall
RSVP to Erik Brockmeyer, ejbrockm@debevoise.com
Weil Gotshal
March 1
6:30pm Johnson Museum of Art
RSVP to Chloe.Smith@weil.com
Cahill Gordon
March 7
5:00pm Myron Taylor Hall
RSVP to Noelle Fletcher, nfletcher@cahill.com
Latham & Watkins
March 8
6:00-8:00pm Johnson Museum of Art
RSVP to Lauren.Greenberg@lw.com by March 3
Davis Polk
March 13
6:30pm Agava Restaurant, shuttles will be available
RSVP to rsvp@davispolk.com
Paul Weiss
March 14
6:00pm Johnson Museum of Art
RSVP to Sarah Boyd, sboyd@paulweiss.com
Hodgson Russ Open House Breakfast
March 23
8:30-10:30am Saperston Student Lounge
Learn about practicing in Upstate NY and chat with attorneys. RSVP to sscott@hodgsonruss.com
Sullivan & Cromwell
March 27
Time TBA Location TBA

2L & 3L STUDENTS:

Tuesday, February 28

12:15 p.m. Room 290. Renting in New York City.

Presented by Cooper & Cooper Real Estate. Will you be living in New York City during your 2L summer or upon graduation? Want to find a safe and clean apartment within your budget? Confused about all the different living options? Join Jeremy and Jordan Cooper for a detailed presentation about how to effectively search for a place to live in New York City. Pizza lunch provided. RSVP at www.coopercooper.com/Cornell.

ALL STUDENTS:

Tuesday, February 21

5:00 p.m. Room 184 and the Commons. February Practice Panel.

Co-Presented with the Business Law Society. Featured firms: Fried Frank, Schulte Roth, Sullivan & Cromwell and Skadden Arps. RSVP to Lyndsey Bullock, ldb27@cornell.edu.

Tuesday, March 21

5:00 p.m. Room 184 and the Commons. March Practice Panel.

Co-Presented with the Business Law Society. Featured firms: Freshfields, Goodwin and Wilson Sonsini. RSVP to Lyndsey Bullock, ldb27@cornell.edu.

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From Elizabeth Peck

Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Clerkships

LP

Tuesday, February 21

12:00-1:00 p.m. Room 186. When Technology and The Law Collide.

Magistrate Judge James Orenstein, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, will discuss how tech-based surveillance and other new technologies present challenges to the legal system and judiciary. Lunch provided. Click here to RSVP by February 17th.

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From Karen Comstock

Assistant Dean for Public Service

KC

The Liz Kasulis Padilla Public Interest Fellowship at the Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP)


Dear 1Ls and 2Ls,

If you are seeking a summer public interest internship in NYC, I encourage you to apply for this position, designated specifically for a Cornell Law student.

The VLP is a free legal services program for indigent people in Kings County. This is the only program of its kind that operates borough-side in Brooklyn, and the legal assistance provided solves fundamental problems affecting people's basic rights. Practice areas include family law, consumer law and elder law. In cases outside these areas or for those who fail to meet financial or residential eligibility requirements, the VLP also provides referrals to other legal service agencies or the BBA Lawyer Referral Service. The VLP funds an annual summer internship at their office for a Cornell Law Student. The Liz Kasulis Padilla Public Interest Fellowship honors the memory of Liz Kasulis Padilla '02 who, at the time of her death in 2005, was an attorney at VLP. The fellowship covers the "employer portion" of the summer PIF grant ($1,600). In order to receive a full $5,000 grant you must also receive Federal Work-Study funding. Spanish language ability is preferred. See http://www.brooklynvlp.org.

To apply: Email your resume and cover letter to me in one document by Tuesday, March 7 (although I am officially retiring as of March 1, I will be putting in some hours until my successor, Akua Akyea, starts on April 3).

Address your cover letter to:
Sidney Cherubin, Esq.
Director of Legal Services Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project
44 Court Street, Suite 1206
Brooklyn, New York 11201

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Graduate Legal Studies

Tuesday, February 21

12:00-1:00 p.m. Room 290. ISSO Presentation - F1 Work Authorization after Graduation.

ISSO will discuss the visa process after graduation as well as options for summer employment. Presenter: Sarah Hilsman, Associate Director for Student Immigration Services,International Students and Scholars Office. All are welcome to attend.  No RSVP necessary.

Save the Date

A cocktail reception celebrating LL.M. and J.S.D. commencement will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Johnson Museum of Art. An official invitation with a link to RSVP will be sent later this semester.

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Writing Competitions

Diversity Summer Fellowship in Health Law

The fellowship (value $5000) will be awarded to law students who are currently enrolled in law schools in the State of New York to work in Health law positions in the public sector in the State of New York during the summer of 2017.  For more information, applications, and guidelines visit The New York Bar Foundation’s website at www.tnybf.org.

2017 Diversity Writing Competition

There are three levels of competition (1L, 2L, and 3-4/L) and the winner of each level will receive a $5,000 cash prize. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2017. The topic for the 2017 competition is: Why Pipeline Programs Targeting Students from Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Backgrounds Are Essential to the Future of the Legal Profession.

Bruce M. Stargatt Legal Ethics Writing Competition

In keeping with Bruce Stargatt's keen interest in legal writing and the ethical practice of law, we invite scholarly papers concerning ethical issues in the practice of law. Beyond this general description, the precise issue to be dealt with is in the author's discretion. Cash prizes of $3000, $1000 and $500 will be awarded to the top three papers. For more information, see http://www.delawarebarfoundation.org/stargatt-writing-competition/.

2017 William W. Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition

This Competition is sponsored by Criminal Justice of the American Bar Association. The goal of the Competition is to encourage law students to become involved in the Section. It is also intended to attract students to the Criminal Justice practice field, and to encourage scholarship in this field. For more information, read this PDF.

The Honorable William C. Conner Intellectual Property Law Writing Competition

The competition is open to students enrolled in a J.D. or LL.M. program (day or evening). The subject matter must be directed to one of the traditional subject areas of intellectual property, i.e., patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair trade practices and antitrust. For more information, see http://www.nyipla.org/nyipla/ConnerWritingCompetition.asp

Spring 2017 National Scholarship Competition for College Students with Disabilities

disABLEDperson, Inc announces our Spring 2017 National Scholarship Competition for College Students with Disabilities. This competition begins on February 1, 2017 and ends on March 31, 2017 for the award of $2000. For more information, see https://www.disabledperson.com/scholarships/22.

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