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Scoops November 6 Issue


Calendar of Events


From John DeRosa

Associate Dean for Career Services

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Positions Available

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From Elizabeth Peck

Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Clerkships


From Eduardo M. Peñalver

The Allan R. Tessler Dean

GLS
Graduate Legal Studies


From Terry Thompson

Registrar

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Clinical Programs


From Markeisha Miner

Dean of Students

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From Kristine Hoffmeister

Director of Alumni Affairs

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Ask the Deans

Berger
The Berger International Speaker Series


From Maurice Haltom

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

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NY Tech/Law Colloquium Speaker Series

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From Chenay Weyble

Lecturer of Law and Director of Academic Support

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Writing Competitions


Calendar of Events

Week of November 6, 2017

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

MONDAY, November 6

12:20-1:15 p.m. Room G90. North Korea and Iran: Critical Challenges for the Trump Administration.


4:30-5:30 p.m. Room 277. IPTSA Patent Bar Talk.

Talk via Skype by PLI director: Introduction to Patent Bar. Speaker Mike Dighton will talk about ins and outs about patent bar exam and answer related questions. Contact: Cora Liang, ql244@cornell.edu.

TUESDAY, November 7

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


6:00-8:00 p.m. Room 182. Federalist Society Event: Insider Look at the Supreme Court.

Featuring Roman Martinez, Partner at Latham & Watkins' Supreme Court and Appellate Practice.  Professor Stewart Schwab will also deliver a commentary. Contact: Bennett Hampilos, bgh42@cornell.edu.

Wednesday, November 8

Fall 2017 Final Exam Registration Begins.


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


12:30-1:30 p.m. Room 390. Clerkships with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.


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


4:00-5:15 p.m. Room 390. Oral Argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.


6:00-7:30 p.m. Room 184. Student Leadership Council General Body Meeting.

Contact: Amanda Wong, ajw297@cornell.edu.

Thursday, November 9

Spring 2018 Course Pre-Registration available for upperclass students.


12:15-1:15 p.m. Room G90. Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Doug Lasdon, JD `81.


5:00-6:00 p.m. Room G90. SALSA and WOCC Internship Panel.

Contact: Elizabeth Denning, ehd33@cornell.edu.

6:05-7:45 p.m. Room G85. Perspectives on Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Friday, November 10

9:00-9:45 a.m. Room G90. Exam Information Session.


11:15 a.m.-2:00 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 bounty of opportunities available and how to go about applying. 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.

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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.

Professor Chutkow is now accepting Teaching Assistant applications for her spring 2018 undergraduate course Nature, Functions, and Limits of Law. The class meets MW, 2:55-4:10, however any specific TA duties will likely be only Wednesdays. The course investigates how our legal system pursues the goals of society, what functions law ought to serve, and what law can and cannot accomplish. TAs will conduct small sections, administer exams, comment on papers, and meet with students. If interested, please email your resume to Professor Dawn Chutkow at dmc66@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).

Thursday, November 9

12:15-1:15 p.m. Room G90. Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Doug Lasdon, JD `81.

Doug Lasdon is the Founder and Executive Director of Urban Justice Center, an agency which provides badly needed legal services to one of New York City's most underserved populations – single, homeless adults. Join us for his lecture on “A Lawyer’s Life: Reflections on Nearly Four Decades of Representing Poor People in New York City.”  All are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided for guests registered by Friday, November 3.  Please register HERE.

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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 exam information sessions in mid-November. 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 10, 9:00-9:45 a.m., Room G90
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.

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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.

Get Involved

Dean Peñalver, Professor Schwab, and Dean Miner are all Scheinman Institute board members and encourage you to get involved.

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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 contact the Dean of Students office by email at law.dos@cornell.edu or stop by the Registrar's window on or before 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.).

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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 6 (Room L56 Hughes Hall):

  • Monday: No Office Hours (workshop)
  • Tuesday: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 12:30-1:30 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

If you remember the happy-go-lucky days before fall break when you thought you were busy, you are now probably looking back and thinking, “Good grief, if I’d only known.”  It’s a busy time of year now that we are within striking distance of the last days of the semester.  This is the time of year that you may well feel extremely stressed by the time demands of law school and life in general.  If you want to talk about how to balance the need to study with the need to book an airline ticket home, stop by and we’ll chat.  You will want to make sure you are matching your considerable efforts with your well-considered priorities.  Sometimes the best way to shorten a to-do list is by deleting something that doesn’t need to be done.  Other times, the best way to shorten a to-do list is by focusing your effort to complete the task.  I’m glad to talk you through the process of figuring out which is which for your particular situation.

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From John DeRosa

Associate Dean for Career Services

DeRosa

1L STUDENTS:

Winter Break Alumni 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 15.

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From Elizabeth Peck

Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Clerkships

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Wednesday, November 8

12:30-1:30 p.m. Room 390. Clerkships with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

Join us for a lunchtime discussion with Chief Judge Stucky and Senior Judge Effron on the nature of a clerkship in their chambers. Lunch provided. Please RSVP here by November 3rd.

4:00-5:15 p.m. Room 390. Oral Argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

Judges Scott W. Stucky, Margaret A. Ryan, Kevin A. Ohlson, John E. Sparks, and Andrew S. Effron, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, will hear oral arguments by practitioners in the matter of United States v. Captain Tyler G. Eppes, USAF. In addition, to CLS students, Angelica Nguyen and Seantyel Hardy, have drafted an amicus brief in the case under the supervision of Professor John Blume. Ms. Hardy will argue before the court. Please RSVP here by November 3rd.

Thursday, November 9

6:05-7:45 p.m. Room G85. Perspectives on Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Join us as Judge Brian M. Cogan, JD '79, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, presents a lecture on Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Light refreshments provided. Please RSVP here by November 6th.

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Graduate Legal Studies

As a reminder, please pay close attention to the Registrar’s deadlines for Spring 2018 course pre-registration. Once course registration ends you will not be able to adjust your schedule until the beginning of the add/drop period in January.  While course counseling sessions will be held during the add/drop period in January, LL.M. students may email questions regarding course pre-registration prior to November 14 by emailing gls@cornell.edu.

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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 9

6:00-8:30 p.m. Morrison & Foerster LLP (Washington, DC). The Cybersecurity Balance: Challenges and Perspectives.

You are invited to participate in a Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute 25th Anniversary Program & Reception. Effective cybersecurity against a spectrum of threats requires navigating a rapidly changing landscape while addressing difficult technical, regulatory, and legal issues. Executives in companies and institutions of all sizes have elevated these questions to the top of their agenda following high profile attacks with significant losses. To counter the threats effectively, lawyers and technologists must communicate across disciplines and perspectives to balance security, compliance, customer, and privacy expectations. Join us for a discussion with an expert panel that has confronted these questions in both the public and private sectors, as they discuss their experiences, their views on current cybersecurity debates, and the emerging challenges we will soon face.

Moderator:
John Lynch, JD '93, Chief, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, Criminal Division, US Department of Justice

Panelists:
Steve Bunnell, Partner, O'Melveny and Myers, formerly General Counsel, US Department of Homeland Security
Dipayan Ghosh, MS '12, Ph.D. '14 Fellow, Public Interest Technology at New America, formerly Privacy & Public Policy Advisor, Facebook and White House Technology Advisor
Gus Coldebella, JD '94 Principal, Fish and Richardson, formerly General Counsel, US Department of Homeland Security

Special thanks to Jack Lewis, JD '69 and Morrison & Foerster LLP for sponsoring this event. Please register online or by calling the Alumni Affairs Office at (607) 255-5251 by Thursday, November 2.

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

Monday, November 6

12:20-1:15 p.m. Room G90. North Korea and Iran: Critical Challenges for the Trump Administration.

Speaker: Robert Einhorn, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution. Sponsored by The Berger International Speaker Series. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here by November 3.

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.

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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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Writing Competitions

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers sponsors a Writing Competition for Law Students, in conjunction with the ABA's Section of Labor & Employment Lawyers. A distinguished panel of attorneys from around the country will review the submitted papers written on current and relevant topics of labor and employment law. Please click here to view the announcement and rules for this competition.

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