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Scoops November 20 Issue


Calendar of Events

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From Chenay Weyble

Lecturer of Law and Director of Academic Support

PA
Positions Available


From John DeRosa

Associate Dean for Career Services


From Eduardo M. Peñalver

The Allan R. Tessler Dean

AA
From Akua Akyea

Assistant Dean for Public Service


From Terry Thompson

Registrar

GLS
Graduate Legal Studies


From Markeisha Miner

Dean of Students

Berger
The Berger International Speaker Series

AD
Ask the Deans

WC
Writing Competitions


Calendar of Events

Week of November 20, 2017

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

MONDAY, November 20

12:00-1:00 p.m. Room 182. CALE: Law & Economics of Nudge.

Professor Rachlinski of the law school and Professor Cawley from the Policy Analysis and Management program will discuss the idea of "nudge" and how human behavior can be shaped by choice architecture. Contact: Kasey Ashford, kda25@cornell.edu.

12:00 noon. Deadline for all students to register for final exams and download Exam4 software.


12:00 noon. Deadline for upperclass students to register for spring 2018 courses.


4:30-5:30 p.m. Room 184. Free Speech on Campus.

Speaker: Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, Berkeley Law, University of California. Contact: Karen LoParco, kl285@cornell.edu.

5:00-6:30 p.m. Room G90. ALSA Career Panel.

Assist students in applying for diversity scholarships and provide guidance to students with the process. Contact: Jenna Kyle, jlk359@cornell.edu.

TUESDAY, November 21

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


5:00-7:00 p.m. Room G90. APALSA/SALSA/WOCC Exam Panel.

Upperclassmen from APALSA, SALSA, and WOCC will provide an overview of 1L exams. Contact: Christine Kim, ck664@cornell.edu.

7:00-9:00 p.m. Room 182. Film Screening: Gideon's Army.

Join members of NLG, PILU and NALSA for a film screening of Gideon's Army, a film that follows the work of three public defenders in the South. We will connect the film to discussions on criminal justice, incarceration, and police accountability. Contact: Matthew Lutwen, mjl348@cornell.edu.

Wednesday, November 22

No classes. Thanksgiving Break begins. Classes resume on Monday, November 27.

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Positions Available

Professor Torres is seeking a graduate assistant/student intern for his Spring & Fall 2018 The Law and Policy of Food Systems. The class is a cross-listed, interdisciplinary course, open to upper division undergraduates, PhD candidates and law students. Covering topics from farm production to the distribution and consumption of food, this 2-semester course enables students to understand the complex relationship between the interests of producers and consumers in the food policy and food justice debate. Graduate assistants will research relevant topics and assist with coordinating work with our community partners. Pay will be commensurate with position, duties and experience and there will be 7-10 hours of work per week. If interested, please email your resume to Professor Gerald Torres at gt276@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, 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.

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.

Thanksgiving Break

No classes on Wednesday, November 22. The Registrar's Office and the Office of the Dean of Students will be closed that day. We will reopen at 8:00am on Monday, November 27.  Classes resume on Monday, November 27.

First Year Students

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

Winter Weather & University Operating Status

To find out if the University (and Law School) is open or closed due to inclement weather conditions, check the University Operating Status site or University Special Conditions site or call the Inclement Weather phone (607) 255-3377. If the University is closed, the Law School is also closed. If the Law School is closed, classes and exams for that day are cancelled. Make-up plans will be announced as soon as the plans are available. If the University remains open, classes and exams will take place as scheduled. Faculty may cancel their class as needed and reschedule make-ups at their discretion.

Grades

Assuming no unusual computer difficulties either here at the Law School or in the University Registrar's Office, grades for Fall 2017 should be available to view online at the University Student Center on the afternoon of Friday, January 5, 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

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.

Thanksgiving Break - Meal Kit

Are you staying on campus during Thanksgiving break? Join Anabel's Grocery on Wednesday, November 22 from 5:00-7:00pm.  We will be distributing free meal kits to get you through the break. More details found here.

MK


End of Semester Massage Party

MP

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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 Chenay Weyble

Lecturer of Law and Director of Academic Support

CW

Office Hours for Week of November 20 (Room L56 Hughes Hall):

  • Monday: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
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

Freaking out is not a plan. Many of you are really starting to stress about exams and how you spend your Thanksgiving Break.  I hope that all of you travel safely (if you’re traveling).  This time of year, many other obligations can pile on top of our law work.  Whether it is missing family or seeing them that causes you stress, make sure you are getting a little time to relax over the upcoming long weekend.  You also need a realistic plan for studying.  You have no surer way of making yourself miserable than telling yourself you’re going to study twelve solid hours a day for four days.  Not only will you not do it, you’ll feel bad for thinking you could and then failing.  Keep in mind that your family will be very excited to see you.  It’s a good idea to let them know that you need to study and will only be able to participate in some of the family preparations and activities.

Set some reasonable and realistic goals for what you’re going to accomplish over the break. For one thing, you should make sure you take at least one day completely off.  Don’t touch a law book for 24 hours.  But do it on your terms.  Pick which day and pick what you’re doing.  Make it count—don’t use your travel day as your day off.  You’ll feel much better if you take some control over your life instead of reacting to what other folks are doing (or telling you to do).  Eat a nice slice of pie, talk to your grandmother, and see a movie about super heroes, a mystery on a train, or some bad moms.   Just take some time to relax.

How do you use the rest of your time? Treat the rest of your time over the break—including travel time—like an eight-hour workday.  Carefully plan which subjects you will review and for how long.  Finalize your outlines, reduce them to short, one or two page mini-outlines, and memorize the black-letter law.  Review CALI lessons and CALI quizzes, quiz yourself with question and answer books, and work on old exam questions under real exam time constraints.  You may not know all the answers, but it is helpful to know now what areas of the law you need to work on.  If you want more advice about how to study effectively without increasing your stress during the break, please stop by my office hours or make an appointment.

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From John DeRosa

Associate Dean for Career Services

DeRosa

1L STUDENTS:

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:
Goodwin Procter: Thursday, February 22nd
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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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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The Berger International Speaker Series

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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Writing Competitions

The Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law is an annual law student writing competition that honors the memory of Louis Jackson, a founding partner in Jackson Lewis LLP. The Jackson Lewis law firm has been engaged in the practice of employment, labor, and benefits law on behalf of management for over 50 years. With offices in major cities throughout the United States, the firm has a national perspective and an awareness of local business environments. Jackson Lewis pioneered the concept of preventive employee relations to help employers shape a positive and productive workplace. The Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition honors the memory of Louis Jackson, who provided inspiration, guidance, friendship and good humor for 50 years to all associated with Jackson Lewis.

The competition is administered by IIT Chicago-Kent's Institute for Law and the Workplace, a national center for research, training dialogue and reflection on the law that governs the workplace. The Institute pools the resources of leading academic scholars and the practicing professional community to train students and professionals, monitor policies and trends and reflect upon issues confronting the labor and employment law community in a neutral setting. For more information and how to enter visit our website.

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