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Scoops November 27 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

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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

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From Maurice Haltom

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Tech
NY Tech/Law Colloquium Speaker Series


Calendar of Events

Week of November 27, 2017

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

MONDAY, November 27

4:30-6:00 p.m. Saperston Student Lounge. Legal Information Institute (LII) Bulletin Buzz.

The LII Supreme Court Bulletin is hosting its first bulletin buzz of the year. Our associates will present on the oral arguments of three important cases on the November and December dockets. Contact: Jaeeun Shin, js3279@cornell.edu.

TUESDAY, November 28

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


Wednesday, November 29

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


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


4:00-6:00 p.m. Saperston Student Lounge. ACS/Brandeis/NALSA Fireside Chat.

Join ACS, the Louis D. Brandeis Center, and NALSA for a fireside chat with Professor Tebbe. We will be having an informal discussion about hate speech and the university. Contact: Jared Ham, jh724@cornell.edu.

4:30 p.m. Room 186. Brats, Bros, Boors & Tyrants: A**hole-Proof Governance from Firms through Industries to Polities.


6:00-7:00 p.m. Room L28 Hughes Hall. NY Tech/Law Colloquium Speaker Series.


Thursday, November 30

8:45-11:00 a.m. Saperston Student Lounge. White & Case 1L Breakfast.

Stop in to grab breakfast courtesy of White & Case. Contact: Lyndsey Bullock, ldb27@cornell.edu.

4:00-7:00 p.m. Saperston Student Lounge. End of Semester Massage Party.


Friday, December 1

11:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Saperston Student Lounge. Public Interest Internship Fair.

Student-led introduction to summer public interest internships including internships with government and non-profit organizations. Please stop by for a casual discussion with upperclassmen to learn more about the opportunities available and how to apply. Funded by the GPSAFC and open to the Graduate Community. Please contact Abby Yeo at ay359@cornell.edu for any special arrangements you may require in order to attend this event.

Last day of classes.  Good luck on exams.


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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

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

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.

EARS Peer Counseling

As the end of the semester approaches, it can be an incredibly stressful period for students. With that in mind, EARS is open seven days a week for free, confidential, non-judgmental peer counseling.  Click here for a complete list of hours. The EARS room is at 213 Willard Straight Hall (one floor below the Ivy Room). Our phone number is 607-255-EARS (3277).  Students are welcome to call or walk in, no appointments necessary! Snacks and tea are also available.

Intergroup Dialogue Project

Do you ever find it challenging to connect with your students, faculty, colleagues? Have you ever encountered power dynamics in your field or at Cornell that you didn't know how to address? Do you ever want to talk about social identities like race, gender or sexual orientation, but you don't know how?

The Intergroup Dialogue Project will be offering one 5-session course in January for Graduate and Professional Students and Postdoctoral Scholars that will be focusing on such questions. If you are interested, please submit an application by December 6th, 2017. Applicants must be able to fully attend all five sessions. Decisions will be announced by December 11th, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact IDP Program Assistant, Natasha Steinhall at nms68@cornell.edu.

Students with Families

Student-Parent Study Night

For Parents: Drop off the kids for free child care at the Cornell Child Care Center while you go elsewhere to study. For Child(ren): Dinner, childcare, and age-appropriate activities will be provided by the Cornell Child Care Center staff.

Monday, December 4 from 6:15 - 9:00 pm (register by Thursday, November 30)
Tuesday, December 5 from 6:15 - 9:00 pm (register by Friday, December 1)

Thursday, December 7

6:30-7:30 p.m. Big Red Barn. Grad Student's Better Half Happy Hour

Come to meet other student spouses/partners/significant others.  Feel free to come as a couple or fly solo - all students and better halves are welcome.  Light snacks, soda, and $1/beers are provided.  This is an inclusive environment where all students and anyone willing to move cross-country to be with them when they started grad school are welcome.  This is hosted the first Thursday of every month at the Big Red Barn, from 6:30-7:30pm - December 7, February 1, March 1, April 12, May 3.

End of Semester Massage Party

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From Maurice Haltom, LCSW

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

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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 November 27-December 1 (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

Academic Peer Advisors - Permanent Office Hours

Advisor Office Hours
Angelica Monday, 12:20-2:20 p.m., Breakout Space
Matthew Monday, 3:00-5:00 p.m., Breakout Space
Kara Tuesday, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Atrium
Rebecca Wednesday, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Atrium
Aaron Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, Atrium

Office Hours December 4-5 (Room L56 Hughes Hall):

  • Monday: 10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon; 2:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon; 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Or by appointment until December 5: (607) 255-0146 or cbw75@cornell.edu.

Inhale. Hold. Exhale. This is the last week of classes, and most of you are feeling incredibly stressed. While this feeling is normal, you need to keep in mind that you know more of the law than you realize. Just breathe, deeply and slowly, to help calm your nerves. Channel that nervous energy into studying. Your study and review efforts will help you go beyond merely memorizing the law to actually understanding the law and allow for a much deeper analysis on exams. If you find that you need help with your final study plan or you want to talk about exams, I am available until December 5, and I have extended office hours. I am happy to help. Don't forget to breathe, eat well, and sleep. Best of luck!

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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

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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

Office of Graduate Legal Studies Office Hours

Winter Break begins on Tuesday, December 19 with classes resuming on Monday, January 22.  The Office of Graduate Legal Studies will be closed starting Monday, December 25 and will reopen on Tuesday, January 2.  We will also be closed on Monday, January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.  If you need GLS assistance during this time, please email Dean Houghton (ah895@cornell.edu).

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The Berger International Speaker Series

Wednesday, November 29

4:30 p.m. Room 186. Brats, Bros, Boors & Tyrants: A**hole-Proof Governance from Firms through Industries to Polities.

The lead-up and sequel to the 2016 national elections have highlighted a dysfunction in American life that seems to have been steadily worsening in recent years - that of boorish and self-entitling behavior in both personal and institutional settings. Ten years ago, Robert Sutton's The No Asshole Rule drew attention to the problem and its costs in the workplace. Fifteen years earlier, Vivian Paley's You Can't Say You Can't Play cast light on a clique-generated version of the problem in America's schoolrooms - a version that seemed to have prompted many school shootings. Now, in the wake of a crisis brought on in part by the 'bro culture' of Wall Street, we are witnessing a yet larger and seemingly more ominous face of the problem in the highest reaches of government. This colloquium will examine 'the A**hole Problem' as manifest at multiple levels of organization - from firms and faculties through industries, broader economies, and polities. Particular attention will be paid means of immunizing organizations against a**holery upfront, buffering or quarantining the effects of a**hole toxicity midstream, and enabling all of us to manage and contain our own a**holish tendencies in multiple group settings. Speakers include Sherry Colb, Professor of Law and Charles Evans Hughes Scholar at Cornell Law School, as well as author of Mind if I Order the Cheeseburger? and other works; Robert Frank, Henrietta Johnson Lewis Professor at the Johnson College of Business and author of Luxury Fever, Passions within Reason, and many other works; Aaron James, Professor of Philosophy at U.C. Irvine and author of Assholes: A Theory, among other works; Saule Omarova, Professor of Law at Cornell Law School and author of many works on the financial services industry and its regulation; and Aziz Rana, Professor of Law at Cornell Law School and author most recently of The Two Faces of American Freedom. This year's colloquium is organized and will be moderated by Robert Hockett, Edward Cornell Professor of Law at Cornell Law School and author most recently of the forthcoming A Republic of Owners.

All are welcome to attend. Snacks will be provided. Please RSVP here by Monday, November 27.


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NY Tech/Law Colloquium Speaker Series

Professor Grimmelmann has organized a Tech/Law speaker series at NY Tech. It will be broadcast in Room L28 Hughes Hall, unless otherwise noted. All are welcome.

Wednesday, November 29

6:00-7:00 p.m.

Speaker: Moon Duchin

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