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Scoops November 13 Issue


Calendar of Events


From John DeRosa

Associate Dean for Career Services

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Positions Available

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From Akua Akyea

Assistant Dean for Public Service


From Eduardo M. Peñalver

The Allan R. Tessler Dean

DH
From Deirdre Hay

Director for LL.M. & International Career Services


From Terry Thompson

Registrar

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From Paul Weber

Director of Information Technologies


From Markeisha Miner

Dean of Students

GLS
Graduate Legal Studies

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Ask the Deans

CP
Clinical Programs


From Maurice Haltom

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

KH
From Kristine Hoffmeister

Director of Alumni Affairs

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From Chenay Weyble

Lecturer of Law and Director of Academic Support

Berger
The Berger International Speaker Series


Calendar of Events

Week of November 13, 2017

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

MONDAY, November 13

1:00 p.m. Room G90. How to Ace Your Interviews.


TUESDAY, November 14

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


4:15-5:00 p.m. Room G90. Exam Information Session.


7:00-9:30 p.m. Room 182. NLG/Briggs/MLSA Film Screening: Bamako.

Join NLG Cornell, Briggs, and MLSA for a screening of Bamako, a film that explores issues of neocolonialism, massive debt, and human rights in the context of a tribunal between the Malian people and the World Bank and IMF. We will have popcorn. Contact: Matthew Lutwen, mjl348@cornell.edu.

Wednesday, November 15

8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Foyer. Lost and Found Tabling.

The Registrar's Office will put lost and found items on the table in the Foyer. Please take a look and claim your lost items. Items that are not claimed by 4:00pm will be donated.

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


12:20-1:15 p.m. Room 182. Inter-Institutional Trust Interactions Across European Countries.


2:30-4:30 p.m. Room 124. Let's Talk.


4:00-5:30 p.m. Room G85. Karnoski v. Trump: Battling the Transgender Military Ban.

Mr. Perkowski represents the co-plaintiffs in Karnoski v. Trump, pending in the Western District of Washington. His co-counsel include Lambda Legal, Kirkland & Ellis, and Newman Du Wors. Mr. Perkowski will discuss the case and his work with OutServe-SLDN, an organization which serves the military community of LGBT individuals and people living with HIV. Thai food will be served.Contact: Alyssa Hasbrouck, amh427@cornell.edu.

4:00-5:30 p.m. Room 277. IASC Speaker Series.

Speakers: Professor Barcelo & Professor Ndulo. Contact: Molly O'Casey, mo434@cornell.edu.

Thursday, November 16

12:30-1:15 p.m. Room G90. Exam Information Session.


4:15 p.m. Room G80. Spring 2018 Externship Meeting.


5:15 p.m. Room G80. Spring 2018 Pro Bono Scholars Meeting.


Friday, November 17


Saturday, November 18


Sunday, November 19

4:30-6:00 p.m. Saperston Student Lounge. International Celebration for Thanksgiving.

Turkey and food will be served. You are also welcome to bring your signature dish in your culture to the celebration to share with your friends. This event is funded by the GPSAFC, and open to the graduate community. Please contact Ming Li at ml2556@cornell.edu for any special arrangements you may require in order to attend this event.


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Positions Available

Professor Richard Booth is seeking a third year law student to assist him with his environmental law course (and possibly also with his land use law course) in the Spring 2018 semester: i.e., CRP 4440/5440, NTRES 4440 Resource Management and Environmental Law (and possibly CRP 4590/5590 Legal Aspects of Land Use Planning).  Professor Booth is a lawyer who has taught in the Department of City and Regional Planning since 1977.  He specializes in environmental law and land use law.  Applicants should send a CV and law school transcript (an informal transcript is fine) to Professor Booth at rsb6@cornell.edu.  His office is in Room 117 West Sibley Hall, and his phone number is 255-4025.

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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 Karen LoParco in room 263, by e-mail (k.loparco@cornell.edu), or by phone (607-255-3527).

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From Terry Thompson

Registrar

Terry

Using Your Laptop for the Fall 2017 Final Exams

Exam registration will be available November 8 through 12 noon on November 20. If you wish to use your laptop for final exams, you must download the new version of the exam4 software. Old versions of the exam software will not work. The software from the 1L Practice Exam in October will not work.

The Registrar's Office will offer two exam information sessions this week.  We will go over exam procedures and step-by-step instructions on how to use the software. The sessions are open to all students.

The sessions will be offered on:
November 14, 4:15-5:00 p.m., Room G90
November 16, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Room G90

Law School Clinic and Course Pre-Registration for Spring 2018

Please add these dates to your calendar.

Date Action
Nov 9 through 12 noon on Nov 20
Upperclass students see results of clinic pre-registration and can drop (not add) clinics. Upperclass students pre-register for upperclass and seminar courses.
Late-December (after all exams end)
Registrar will release lottery results to all students.
Mid-January
Add/drop begins and students can make changes to their schedule.

If you have any questions about the exam process, please stop by the Registrar's Office (160 Myron Taylor Hall). 

First Year Students

Lawyering for the Spring 2018 term begins Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

Tuition Statements

The Office of the Bursar sends monthly electronic billing statements via CASHNet. Paper bills will not be sent. You, the student, will be sent an email to your Cornell email address each month notifying you when your new bill is available. If you are not paying your student bill yourself, you are responsible for setting up other users/payers on your CASHNet account.

Electronic monthly e-bills are static and updated once a month at billing. However, by clicking on the Recent Activity link in CASHNet, you can review the miscellaneous transactions that post between billing cycles. A single Bursar statement includes the Bursar and CornellCard accounts, which are two separate accounts.

Financial requirements for registration is summarized on your July and December statements. Tuition and fees not billed in July and December are due before registration, regardless of the due date of the bill. Students may view current Bursar transactions before the next billing date on Student Center. Current CornellCard transactions are available through CornellCard Student Accounting.

Video: Understanding Your Bursar Bill - This video will help you understand your bursar and CornellCard billing statements.

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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.

How to Report Concerning Behavior

Cornell University will not tolerate sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, sexual coercion, or other forms of sexual violence by or against students, staff, faculty, alumni, or visitors. University Policy 6.4 prohibits all members of the university community from engaging in prohibited discrimination, protected-status harassment, sexual harassment, and sexual assault/violence.

Policy 6.4 provides definitions and explains the procedures employed for investigating and adjudicating allegations of sexual misconduct.

You may use the anonymous online reporting form to report any concerning behavior. Even though reporter's name is requested, it is not a required field.

Issues related to the Campus Code of Conduct: Alleged violations should be reported to the Judicial Administrator at 255-4680 or judadmin@cornell.edu.

Inclusive Excellence Academy

Cornell University's Inclusive Excellence Academy offers programs and expertise designed to develop an inclusive educational environment and workplace. Our programs incorporate interactive theater and experienced speakers that engage audiences, open eyes, and change minds. For more information on fall 2017 workshops, click here.

30th Annual Traditional American Thanksgiving Feast

If you plan to be in Ithaca for the Thanksgiving Break, you will have an opportunity to have a Thanksgiving meal here on campus. The International Students and Scholars Office will host the 30th Annual Traditional American Thanksgiving Feast on Thursday, November 23rd in the Robert Purcell Marketplace Eatery on North Campus. There are two available dining times: at 12:00 p.m. or at 1:30 p.m. Cornell Law School's Dean of Students Office is an event co-sponsor and will provide tickets to law students interested in attending on a first-come, first- served basis. Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 14th to let us know if you would like a ticket and your preferred seating time (12 p.m. or 1:30 p.m.). Link to RSVP:  http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/Events/Thanksgiving-Dinner-2017.cfm.

End of Semester Massage Party

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Ask the Deans

This section of SCOOPS is being brought back from last semester. Each week, we will feature an answer from one of our administrative deans. Feel free to submit new questions to an anonymous Google form https://goo.gl/forms/y1dG5oEGg540REMj1 or email your questions to law.dos@cornell.edu. We look forward to answering as many questions as we can.

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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 124

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

CW

Office Hours for Week of November 13 (Room L56 Hughes Hall):

  • Monday: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
Or by appointment: (607) 255-0146 or cbw75@cornell.edu.

Academic Peer Advisors - Permanent Office Hours

Advisor Office Hours
Angelica Mondays, 12:20-2:20 p.m., Breakout Space
Matthew Mondays, 3:00-5:00 p.m., Breakout Space
Kara Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Atrium
Rebecca Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Atrium
Aaron Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, Atrium

Are we there yet? Just over three weeks remain until the first exam, and everything feels overwhelming.  You are writing your Open Memo, completing outlines, and reviewing, in addition to preparing for class.  You also need to incorporate practice exams into your routine.  If you are looking for copies of old exams to take, I have a few copies in my office, the library has copies of exams up to 2006, and there are copies of more recent exams in the registrar’s prior exam collection online.  In case you are unsure of how to write a law school exam, there is a short chapter on how to write an exam answer on Blackboard.  Look for a webinar on Blackboard soon that gives more tips on taking exams.  As always, I am happy to meet with you if you have any particular questions about exams or just want help planning how you should spend your remaining time.

End of semester office hours. As the semester ends, I wanted to let you know that while I will have normal office hours during classes, I will offer extended office hours until Tuesday, December 5 (the day before exams start). Look for specific times in Scoops.

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From John DeRosa

Associate Dean for Career Services

DeRosa

1L STUDENTS:

Winter Break Shadow Program

If you wish to be matched with a Cornell Law alum for a shadow experience in the location where you will be spending your winter break be sure to return your registration to Associate Director, Jamie Canfield, jc2666@cornell.edu, by November 15th.

Spring Career Services & 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 detail at the beginning of the spring semester, for now please mark your calendars for these upcoming events.

Career Services Programs:
2018 Recruiting Overview: Monday, January 29th, 4:30pm, Room 184
2018 Recruiting Launch: Monday, April 16th, 4:30pm, Room 184

Law Firm Programs:
Sullivan & Cromwell: Thursday, March 1st
Cahill Gordon: Tuesday, March 6th
Paul Weiss: Wednesday, March 14th
More to come…

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From Akua Akyea

Assistant Dean for Public Service

AA

The Public Interest Legal Career Fair (PILC) is an event where public interest and government employers interview 1Ls and 2Ls for summer internships, and 3Ls for post-graduate jobs.  Approximately 200 employers are expected to participate. Students from 21 law schools, including Cornell, are eligible to participate.  Registration closes Friday, December 1.  You must register in order to participate, and it is OK to register and ultimately not attend.

To register:

Go to http://pilcfair.law.nyu.edu/studentinformation/index.htm.
Select “PILC Fair Student Registration”
Complete and submit the registration form
You will be asked for a student ID number.  Please use your Cornell NetID.

Within a day or two you will receive an email that your registration was approved.  That email will contain instructions for utilizing the employer database and instructions for uploading resumes.

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From Deirdre Hay

Director for LL.M. & International Career Services

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Monday, November 13

1:00 p.m. Room G90. How to Ace Your Interviews.

Speaker: Professor Chuck Whitehead.  This has been one of the best rated LLM programs in prior years and having been a hirer of LLM students at a big firm in NYC, Prof. Whitehead is very expert.  His lively presentation is very informative and entertaining and highly recommended.  The presentation should give you the skills you need for your mock interviews with Cornell alumni in advance of ISIP, for your ISIP interviews and for interviews in years to come.

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From Paul Weber

Director for Information Technologies

What is a Phish anyways?

Phishing scams are attempts by scammers to trick you into giving out personal information such as your bank account numbers, passwords and credit card numbers.

The Phish Bowl

Never fall for a phish again.  Use the above website to see real phishing emails that have been spotted at Cornell.  Also, this site can be used to see a list of verified Cornell communications. https://it.cornell.edu/phish-bowl.

Not sure an email is a phish or how to report an email as a phish?  Report suspected phishes to security-services@cornell.edu (this goes to the IT Security Office). Be sure to include the entire text of the message and email headers.

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Graduate Legal Studies

Traveling over Thanksgiving break?

Remember to take all documents needed for re-entry into the U.S. – even if traveling within the U.S.  Review the ISSO website or if you have questions contact the International Students and Scholars Office, B-50 Caldwell Hall.  ISSO walk in advising hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or email isso@cornell.edu, or call +1-607-255-5243.

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Clinical Programs

Thursday, November 16

4:15 p.m. Room G80. Spring 2018 Externship Meeting.

All students who plan to participate in the part-time or full-time externship program in the Spring 2018 semester must attend this meeting.

Thursday, November 16

5:15 p.m. Room G80. Spring 2018 Pro Bono Scholars Meeting.

All students who plan to participate as Pro Bono Scholars in the Spring 2018 semester must attend this meeting.

For questions, please contact Professor Andrea Mooney, ajm31@cornell.edu.

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From Kristine Hoffmeister

Director of Alumni Affairs

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Thursday, November 16

6:00 p.m. Harmonie Club (NYC). The Free Press in a Polarized Era.

You are invited to participate in the 87th Curia Society Annual Dinner. Three "Lawyers in the Best Sense" from three different generations will share their perspectives on today's media and legal issues impacting it as the media attempts to cover government, war, local news, and everything in between. Hear viewpoints from the corporate executive who helped build a news empire, the litigator who has confronted cutting-edge legal challenges impacting the media, and the working journalist who sits at the crossroads of the nation's debates on the news and how the media covers it.

Meet the Panel:
Mark H. Jackson, JD '85 - Former Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Dow Jones & Co.
Ari Melber, JD '09 - Host of MSNBC's 6pm show, "The Beat with Ari Melber," MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent & NBC News Legal Analyst
Arthur Siskind, AB '60, JD '62 - Former Group General Counsel of News Corporation and Senior Advisor to the Chairman of News Corporation and Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.

Please register online or by calling the Alumni Affairs Office at (607) 255-5251 by Wednesday, November 8.

Current Law Students may attend these events free of charge (unless otherwise noted) however, your committed reservation is required. For more information, contact the Cornell Law School Alumni Affairs Office at (607) 255-5251 or email alumni@lawschool.cornell.edu.

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The Berger International Speaker Series

Wednesday, November 15

12:20-1:15 p.m. Room 182. Inter-Institutional Trust Interactions Across European Countries.

Speaker: Goran Dominioni, PhD Candidate, European Doctorate in Law and Economics. Sponsored by The Berger International Speaker Series. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here by November 13.

Wednesday, November 29

4:30 p.m. Room 186. Brats, Bros, Boors & Tyrants: Asshole-Proofing Governance from Firms through Industries to Polities.


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