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Scoops March 6 Issue


Calendar of Events

Convocation
Convocation Information

jobs
Positions Available


From Maurice Haltom

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)


From Eduardo M. Peñalver

The Allan R. Tessler Dean


From Chenay Weyble

Lecturer of Law and Director of Academic Support


From Terry Thompson

Registrar

clinical
Clinical Programs


From Markeisha Miner

Dean of Students


From John DeRosa

Associate Dean for Career Services

ATD
Ask the Deans


WC
Writing Competitions


Calendar of Events

Week of March 6, 2017

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

MONDAY, March 6

12:10-1:15 p.m. Room 285. BRICS Student Speaker Series.

Come join BRICS for two brief student talks by a LLM President and Brazilian citizen Luis Brecci and Russian citizen Yana Ivanova. Food will be served. Contact: Tamilla Nurizada, tn328@cornell.edu.

12:15-1:15 p.m. Saperston Student Lounge. Coffee, Conversation and Current Events: The Responsibilities of Lawyers in the Presidential Administration.


2:30-3:15 p.m. Room 276. Law School Refresher Workshop.


4:30-5:00 p.m. Saperston Student Lounge. Complainants Advisor Information Session.

Want to be a Complainants Advisor for Cornell? CAs are law students who work with students bringing claims against other students or faculty for violations of Policy 6.4 (sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence, etc.). Our office is currently looking to hire two 1L students for two-year contracts starting Fall 2017. Come learn more about the position, the process of filing a complaint, and how to apply for the position. All students are welcome to attend-even if not applying for the CA position-especially if they have questions about how Cornell's system works. Contact: Samantha Elliott, sae76@cornell.edu.

Tuesday, March 7

12:15-1:15 p.m. Saperston Student Lounge. The Impact of Immigration Law: Real Lives, Real Lawyers.


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


5:00-6:00 p.m. Room 186. Cahill Gordon Law Firm Program.


6:00-8:00 p.m. Room 290. Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA) Elections.

Contact: Jenny Hu, jzh6@cornell.edu.

Wednesday, March 8

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


12:15-1:15 p.m. Room 290. Existentialism and the Meaning of Life at the Immigration Court: Due Process at the Retail Level of Our Justice System.

Speaker: Paul Schmidt, Immigration Judge (retired), U.S. Immigration Court (VA) and Former Chair, Board of Immigration Appeals. Presented by The Berger International Legal Studies Program & The Asylum and Convention Against Torture Appellate Clinic. All are welcome. Please RSVP HERE by March 6th to participate in the luncheon.

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


4:30-5:00 p.m. Saperston Student Lounge. Complainants Advisor Information Session.

Want to be a Complainants Advisor for Cornell? CAs are law students who work with students bringing claims against other students or faculty for violations of Policy 6.4 (sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence, etc.). Our office is currently looking to hire two 1L students for two-year contracts starting Fall 2017. Come learn more about the position, the process of filing a complaint, and how to apply for the position. All students are welcome to attend-even if not applying for the CA position-especially if they have questions about how Cornell's system works. Contact: Samantha Elliott, sae76@cornell.edu.

6:00-7:00 p.m. Room 285. American Constitution Society (ACS) Elections.

ACS will elect a new board. Contact:Rachael Hancock, reh284@cornell.edu.

6:00-8:00 p.m. Johnson Museum of Art. Latham & Watkins Law Firm Program.


Thursday, March 9

3:00-4:15 p.m. Saperston Student Lounge. Reflections on the Death Penalty in Africa: A case study of Ghana.

Speaker: Dr. Kofi E. Boakye, Research Associate, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge. There is a global trend towards abolition of the death penalty in the last decades with countries in Africa making significant progress towards abolition. Despite the progress made, about a third of African countries still retain the death penalty for various crimes and in a few cases the death penalty has been reinstated after abolition. Many of these countries have sought to justify their position largely on the basis of arguments that extend beyond human rights to include public support for the death penalty, the deterrence value, need for justice for victims and concerns about backlash effect of abolition in the form of vigilante violence. Using evidence from a large study conducted in Ghana, this talk will interrogate some of these claims. It will further call for the discourse on the death penalty in Africa to be informed by contextually relevant and methodologically sound empirical research. Presented by The Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide and The Berger International Legal Studies Program. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. Please RSVP here.

4:00-6:00 p.m. Room 186. Cornell Law Review - Michael Carrier Author Talk.

Contact: Victor Pinedo, vjp38@cornell.edu.

5:30-6:15 p.m. Room G80. Women of Color Collective (WOCC) Spring Elections.

Contact: Catherine Morgan, cem46@cornell.edu.

Friday, March 10

1:45 p.m. Room 390. 1L Moot Court Workshop.

The outgoing Moot Court Board would like to provide all interested 1Ls with an introduction to moot court to give you a preliminary overview of the practice of appellate oral advocacy before you delve into the Langfan Competition. The workshop will consist of a few parts: (1) a presentation about moot court and appellate oral advocacy, (2) a demonstration moot by seasoned mooters of the outgoing Moot Court Executive Board, (3) the "workshop" element where we will give you a short problem and the basic arguments for each side where you will have the opportunity to do a brief, no-pressure, moot in front of experienced mooters and receive some preliminary stylistic feedback on your oral advocacy. Contact: Victor Leung, vsl24@cornell.edu.

8:00-11:00 p.m. 200 Willard Way (Vet School Frat House). Bob Barker Beer Pong Tournament.

Join us for this semester's Bob Barker Beer Pong Tournament, hosted by SALDF and Omega Tau Sigma. Last semester, the event raised over $900 for the local SPCA, a no-kill animal shelter. The event is also a great way to meet students from other graduate and professional schools. The winner of the tournament will receive a gift card and the coveted Bob Barker Beer Pong trophy. Contact: Emily Rector, emr257@cornell.edu.

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Positions Available

Summer 2017 TA Opportunity - 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 schedule, 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.

Call for Applications for Complainants' Advisors in Sexual Misconduct Cases

Professor Laura Underkuffler is seeking applications from IL students for two positions as Complainants' Advisors under Policy 6.4, the University's sexual misconduct policy. Selected students will receive a two-year offer of employment beginning at the start of the fall semester 2017, or August 15, 2017 for those law students who are on campus and available.

Commencing August 1, 2016, a new procedure under Policy 6.4 was enacted for the adjudication of cases involving dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, and stalking where the respondent is a student. Policy 6.4 guarantees Complainants the free assistance of a Complainant Advisor, a role to be staffed by students from Cornell Law School.

The Complainants' Advisors will assist Cornell students who have filed complaints or are considering filing complaints under Policy 6.4. The Complainants' Advisors help students understand their rights and the procedures under Policy 6.4 so that the students can make informed critical decisions throughout the proceedings. The Complainants' Advisors also accompany complainants to meetings, investigative interviews, and all proceedings, including hearings; help complainants prepare for proceedings, including proposing witnesses and questions for fact-finding hearings; and assist with preparation of written submissions at the fact-finding, penalty, and appellate stages. In some cases, complainants may retain attorneys to conduct some or all of the work of a Complainant's Advisor. In many cases, complainants will also seek the assistance of Cornell's Victim's Advocate or another support person to provide emotional support.  These would be in addition to the assistance received from the Complainant's Advisor.

Complainants' Advisors will receive general guidance and direction from Professor Underkuffler in her capacity as Faculty Advisor. Additionally, the University will provide training, some required, including training about the new policies and procedures and in interviewing individuals who have experienced a trauma such as sexual violence.

The Complainants' Advisors positions offer law students an excellent opportunity to develop and hone legal skills and to serve victims of sexual violence. It is often difficult to predict the number of hours that it will involve, but judging from the work of the Complainants' Advisors in the past year the time commitment may vary weekly and may range from only several hours per week to more than ten hours per week -- depending on the number of clients and the nature of their cases. The pay is in the range of $14.60 to $16.00 per hour.

Applicants should be able to work well with students of different genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, and diverse backgrounds and experiences; use a client-centered approach by seeking to understand and further their clients' goals; listen carefully and be sensitive to clients who may be traumatized; have strong written and oral communication and analytic skills; and be mature and exercise sound judgment.

To apply for the position, please submit a statement of interest and resume electronically to Ms. Kara Conklin (Professor Underkuffler's administrative assistant) at kc947@cornell.edu no later than March 13, 2017.  Interviews will be conducted thereafter.  Feel free to contact  Sam Elliott (sae76@cornell.edu) (Senior CA), Julia Bensur (jlb556@cornell.edu), Christina Kim (mk2373@cornell.edu), and Gargi Chaudhuri (gc475@cornell.edu) with any questions.  An announcement regarding information sessions to be held by Sam, Julia, Christina, and Gargi will be made shortly.

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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, March 13

12:15-1:15pm. Room 390, MacDonald Moot Court Room. Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series featuring The Hon. Alison J. Nathan, AB `94, JD `00.

"A Conversation with The Honorable Alison J. Nathan” will be moderated by Dean Eduardo Peñalver. Judge Nathan is United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. All are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided for guests registered by Wednesday, March 8. 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.

Using Your Laptop for Spring 2017 Exams

You must register for exams and download the new Spring 2017 version of Exam4 software between March 20-30. You will receive information about the process by email to your Cornell NetID email address. All students who wish to use their laptops for final exams will be required to download, install and test the Spring 2017 version of Exam4. Versions from other semesters have expired and will not work for exams this semester.

Exams and Dictionaries

New JD students whose native or working language is not normally English may request the use of a non-legal dictionary for examinations by submitting a written request to the Registrar by Wednesday, March 29.  Continuing JD students who received permission to use a non-legal dictionary previously do not need to make another request. The non-legal dictionary must be supplied by the student and the dictionary may be in print or electronic format; provided, however, that any electronic dictionary must be a stand-alone dictionary with a set memory (e.g., a dictionary program that is loaded on a laptop computer does not qualify.  A dictionary that has the ability to accept SD cards or USB drives does not qualify). All electronic dictionaries must be approved by the Registrar by March 29.  LL.M. students with questions regarding the use of a non-legal dictionary for examinations should contact Assistant Dean Aimee Houghton. Exchange students with questions regarding the use of a non-legal dictionary for examinations should contact Dawne Peacock.

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.

Academic Calendar

At last week’s Town Hall, students had several questions about the academic calendar.  The University’s Academic Calendar Committee, which sets the dates for Spring Break as one example, has produced two alternative Fall calendar frameworks and four alternative Spring calendar frameworks.  We strongly encourage you to visit the Committee’s website where you can learn about these alternatives, and post your comments and opinions using the comments feature on the blog.  Please post your comments on or before March 21st so that your insights can be factored into the Committee’s final recommendation.

Tuesday, March 7

12:15-1:15 p.m. Saperston Student Lounge. The Impact of Immigration Law: Real Lives, Real Lawyers.

Cornell immigration law professor Steve Yale-Loehr and Miller Mayer immigration attorney Sandra Bruno will speak. Sandra will discuss her personal journey through the immigration system before becoming an immigration lawyer. Steve will discuss recent immigration changes announced by the Trump administration and what they mean for immigrants and U.S. citizens alike. Lunch will be provided. To attend, RSVP by Monday, March 6 to Jamie Weber at jaw6@cornell.edu.

Friday, March 10

5:00-7:00 p.m. Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room. Dining with Diverse Minds: Invisible Disabilities.

Come out to hear peers' experiences living with invisible disabilities and to discuss what we can do take the stigma away and make Cornell a more invisible disability-friendly campus. Dinner will be served from New Delhi Diamonds. If you have any questions, email nck26@cornell.edu.

2017 Ruth Whitehead Whaley Scholarships

The Association of Black Women Attorneys (ABWA) is now accepting applications for the 2017 Ruth Whitehead Whaley Scholarships. The deadline has been extended. Applications must be received by March 17, 2017. The application can be found at www.abwanewyork.org. These scholarships are awarded to law students who demonstrate financial need, exhibit an interest in the public sector or civil rights law, and actively participate in community service. Students must be enrolled at an accredited law school in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut. Award recipients will be notified by March 28, 2017 and will be expected to attend ABWA's 41th Anniversary Gala at the Rainbow Room on April 21, 2017. Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $3,000.

Coffee, Conversation and Current Events: The Responsibilities of Lawyers in the Presidential Administration

Bring your own lunch and we will provide the beverages, coffee and dessert.

DOS

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Ask the Deans

This new section of SCOOPS is being introduced as a result of the Dean's Town Hall last week. There were more questions received in advance and at the event than we could answer in the time allotted. Each week, we'll feature an answer from one of our administrative deans. Feel free to submit new questions to law.dos@cornell.edu and we will answer as many as we can. The Dean of Students will also continue to work with CLSA and SLC leaders to develop a mechanism for receiving anonymous questions.

This week's question will be answered by Rich Robinson, Associate Dean for Capital Projects.

Q: With the recent construction, the clinic wing of the law school no longer has bathrooms and lost one of its two small meeting rooms. The meeting rooms are incredibly important because clinic students use them to make phone calls that they cannot make anywhere else in the law school for privacy and telephone access reasons. When will the clinic space construction be complete? Is the reduction of clinical facilities permanent? If so, is there any plan to provide private meeting rooms with phone lines for students in other places at the law school?

A: Work in the Clinic area will continue this Spring and into the Summer as we work to have the Clinical area fully functioning for the Fall semester. Both bathrooms will be available at that time as will the small meeting room that went off-line this year. Another gender neutral restroom will be added as part of the renovation plan. In addition, the Clinics will gain an office and meeting space to compensate for the loss of an office and the current conference room to make way for the new West stairway and corridor. Two small interview meeting rooms will also be added off the new corridor were the Career Service and Public Service offices are currently located. While construction takes place this summer, there will be limited access to the Clinical areas. The school will be providing student and faculty workspace in other areas of the building during this time.

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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.  The photo session will be in Room 184.

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 March 6 (Room G57):

  • Monday: 11:00-12:00 noon
  • Tuesday: 11:00-12:00 noon
  • Wednesday: 11:00-12:00 noon
  • Thursday: No Office Hours
  • Friday: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Or by appointment: (607) 255-0146 or cbw75@cornell.edu.

*Don't forget to check the Academic Support Blackboard page for the APA's office hours.

“Can You Hear Me Now?”  Oral arguments—a phrase that strikes fear in the hearts of law students and seasoned attorneys alike.  Most attorneys are nervous because arguments are important and could make a difference in their case.  Soon you will need to start preparing for oral arguments in Lawyering, and your Lawyering professors will give fantastic advice about how to prepare.  But if you feel that your apprehension goes beyond mere nerves, now is the time to do something about it.  I read an article about an attorney who gradually became accustomed to speaking by doing Karaoke three nights a week.  What’s more terrifying:  discussing the familiar law of your case with a judge who wants you to educate her or singing in front of an audience?  I’m not suggesting that you find the nearest Karaoke bar—you’ve got a busy study schedule, after all.  But even the most reluctant speakers benefit from regular practice.  Speak up more in class.  Practice an oral argument of your case in front of a mirror at home.  Consider participation in the Langfan Moot Court competition.  You will receive valuable advice from experienced attorneys.  The more you get used to using your voice, the more comfortable you will be with oral argument.  I also have several books that discuss how to get over your speaking fear.  If you want to discuss this more, I’m happy to help.

Monday, March 6

2:30-3:15 p.m. Room 276. Law School Refresher Workshop.

It’s the middle of the semester.  Now’s a great time to adjust your study efforts.  The Academic Peer Advisors are holding a session on how to adjust your skills to be more efficient and effective the remainder of this semester.  They’re happy to answer questions and work with you further to help prepare for the upcoming exam season.  Space is limited, so please RSVP to Kara at kc947@cornell.edu.

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Clinical Programs

Thursday, April 13

4:30-6:00 p.m. G10 Biotechnology Building. The Legacy of the Immigrant Workplace: Lessons for the 21st Century Economy.

Speaker: Leticia Saucedo, U.C. Davis. Standard approaches to employment law regulation in low-wage workplaces have overlooked how the structural impediments to full citizenship shape these workers' experience. Citizens in the workplace are able to exercise fully the workplace rights provided by statute, regulation and common law. But these regulations begin with the assumption that all employees are free to enter and exit the labor market as they see fit.  This narrative takes the level of freedom and the citizenship rights of the employee entering the workplace as a given - unchanging and equally applicable to all employees.  This presentation will explore how this narrative has failed in the case of immigrant workers and discuss the lessons we can derive from the immigrant worker experience for the emerging gig economy of the 21st century. All are welcome.  Co-sponsored by the Labor Law Clinic and Farmworker Clinic.

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

2L and 3L students: 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, 2017 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 (unless you attended the meeting in February).  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
Cahill Gordon
March 7
5:00pm Room 186, Reception to follow in the Commons
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
5:00pm
Room 184, Reception to follow in the Commons
RSVP TBA

ALL STUDENTS:

Monday, March 20

4:45 p.m. Room 182. Knobbe Martens.

1L, 2L, 3Ls with technical backgrounds are welcome. RSVP to Candice.lee@knobbe.com.

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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Writing Competitions

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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