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Scoops October 24 Issue


Calendar of Events


From John DeRosa

Associate Dean for Career Services

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Positions Available

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From Deirdre Hay

Director for LL.M. & International Career Services


From Eduardo M. Peñalver

The Allan R. Tessler Dean

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From Elizabeth Peck

Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Clerkships


From Terry Thompson

Registrar

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From Kristine Hoffmeister

Director of Alumni Affairs


From Markeisha Miner

Dean of Students

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Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide


From Maurice Haltom

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Clinical Programs
Clinical Programs


From Chenay Weyble

Lecturer of Law and Director of Academic Support

Berger Program
The Berger International Speaker Series

GLS
Graduate Legal Studies


Calendar of Events

Week of October 24, 2016

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

MONDAY, October 24

12:15 p.m. Room 186. Alumni Lunch Talk on Judicial Clerkships.


4:00-5:00 p.m. Room 126. CLSA Office Hours.

Contact: Krystal Anderson, ka395@cornell.edu.

4:30 p.m. Room 184. Change and Challenges: The NLRB After 81 Years.


Tuesday, October 25

3:30-5:00 p.m. Room 263. Office hours for students with Dean Peñalver.


4:00-6:00 p.m. Room 182. Panel: The Death Penalty Worldwide: Challenges and Opportunities on the Path to Abolition.


4:00 p.m. Room G80. J.S.D. Information Session.


4:30-5:30 p.m. Room 186. Federal Investigations of State Police Action & Racial Disparity.

BLSA presents a panel discussion on Federal Investigations of State Police Action & Racial Disparity. Contact: Shelbi Vaughn, sav76@cornell.edu.

6:00-8:00 p.m. The Commons. Reception: Launch of Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide.


Wednesday, October 26

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


12:15-1:15 p.m. Room 285. New York State's Legal Response to Intimate Partner Violence in the 21st Century - Successes and Failures.

Speaker: The Honorable John C. Rowley, Tompkins County Judge, Ithaca, NY. Presented by the Gender Justice Clinic. All are welcome to attend. Please RSVP by Monday, October 24th to participate in the luncheon.

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


4:00 p.m. Room 182. Halloween & Cover Letter Workshop.


4:45-5:45 p.m. Law School Courtyard. Free Yoga in the Courtyard.

Contact: Krystal Anderson, ka395@cornell.edu.

5:00-6:30 p.m. The Commons. Myron Taylor Mixer.

Discussion, drinks and hors d'oeuvres for students and faculty.

Thursday, October 27

12:30-1:30 p.m. Saperston Student Lounge. LII Supreme Court Bulletin Buzz.

The LII Supreme Court Bulletin is holding its first Bulletin Buzz of the academic year. Our associates will be presenting on the oral arguments of two upcoming intellectual property cases. Lunch will be served. Contact: Jenna Howarth, jlh484@cornell.edu.

3:00 p.m. Room 285. Externship Information Session.


4:30-6:30 p.m. Room 290. Heritage Month: Latinos and Latinas in the Law Panel.

Come join LALSA and hear from a panel of successful Latinos and Latinas in the Law about their career paths and tips for success. Contact: Sasha Burger, sdb249@cornell.edu.

Friday, October 28

12:15-1:15 p.m. Room 277. The U.S. Immigration Debate:  A View from Within.


Saturday, October 29

9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. Off Site. CLSA Halloween Dance.

Contact: Krystal Anderson, ka395@cornell.edu.


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Positions Available

Professor Yun-chien Chang, a visiting scholar from Taiwan who will be in residence at Cornell Law School in January 2017, seeks to hire students familiar with property law regimes in the following countries:  Israel, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Uganda, South Africa, Malawi, Sierre Leone, Swaziland, and Nigeria. Interested students (JD, LLM, or SJD students) should contact Professor Chang directly at: kleiber.chang@gmail.com.

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From Eduardo M. Peñalver

The Allan R. Tessler Dean

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Office Hours for Students

I will be holding office hours for students on Tuesday afternoons, 3:30-5:00 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).

Friday, November 4

12:15-1:15pm. Room 186. Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Thomas A. Russo, MBA `69, JD `69.

Mr. Russo is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of AIG.  Join us as he shares about "Ingredients for Success." All are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided for guests registered by Tuesday, November 1.  Please register HERE.

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From Terry Thompson

Registrar

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Dates to Remember for Fall 2016

Fall Term Examination Period - Examinations begin Wednesday, December 7. Examinations end Friday, December 16.

University Course Pre-Registration for Spring 2017

Courses in divisions other than the Law School - Students interested in enrolling in courses in other divisions of the University for the spring 2017 semester may pre-enroll using the University Enrollment process. Law students will use the University system to select their non-law courses. The pre-registration period for law students to select non-law courses is scheduled for October 26-28. To pre-enroll you must use the Student Center. The University Registrar's Office strongly encourages you to review the enrollment information to optimize your enrollment period. Please note: Pre-enrollment does not guarantee enrollment in the course. Students enrolling in non-law courses for JD credit will also need to complete the required petition, Law Credit for Non-law Courses, with the Law School Registrar's Office. A student electing a course outside the Law School for credit or otherwise, must also register for at least 9 credit hours in the Law School each term. Regardless of the number of courses elected outside the Law School, a student must earn 72 semester credit hours in professional law subjects. This applies to all law students, including those in joint degree programs.

Law School Course Pre-Registration for Spring 2017

Online Pre-Registration for spring 2017 Law School courses is scheduled for November 1 through November 15. You will be notified by email when the pre-registration site is available. Instructions and details for online Law School Course Pre-Registration, updated course information, registration forms, and degree requirements are available on the Registrar's website.

Using Your Laptop for the Fall 2016 Final Exams

Installation of Exam4 software: You will receive information about the process by email to your Cornell NetId email address in early November. Old versions of the software will not work.

Fall 2016 Final Examinations - Exam Conflicts

Students who have exam conflicts are reminded to notify the Law School Registrar's Office, in writing, using the online deferral request link. The link is available on the Registrar's website. You must submit your deferral request by 12:00 noon on November 4. The exam schedule is available online.

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 November 4. 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 well in advance of the examinations. LL.M. students with questions regarding the use of a non-legal dictionary for examinations should contact Assistant Dean Aimee Houghton or Denee Page. Exchange students with questions regarding the use of a non-legal dictionary for examinations should contact Dawne Peacock .

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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.

Law Student Recognition: Nominations Accepted

Please give some thought to possible nominees for the following Law School prizes. While all students, faculty, and staff may submit nominations, only 3L students are eligible to receive these awards. Nominations, in the form of a one-page statement concerning the nominee and designating the award(s) for which the student is being nominated, are due to the Dean of Students, law.dos@cornell.edu, by Friday, November 4.

The Freeman Award for Civil-Human Rights was established from the estate of Professor Emeritus Harrop A. Freeman, J.D. 1930, J.S.D. 1945. A cash prize is awarded to the law student or students who have made the greatest contribution during their law school career to civil-human rights.

The Stanley E. Gould Prize for Public Interest Law was established by Stanley E. Gould, J.D. 1954. A cash prize is awarded each year to a third-year student or students who have shown outstanding dedication to serving public-interest law and public-interest groups.

The Seymour Herzog Memorial Prize was endowed in honor of the late Seymour Herzog, LL.B. 1936. A cash prize is awarded each year to a student or students who demonstrate excellence in the law and commitment to public-interest law, combined with a love of sports.

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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 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 October 24 (Room G57):

  • Monday: 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
  • Thursday: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Or by appointment: (607) 255-0146 or cbw75@cornell.edu.

It's time. A quick look at the calendar tells us that not much time remains until Thanksgiving, and finals start almost immediately after that. Every day counts. Now is a great time to get a handle on your work. I am glad to work with students who want to set an efficient and effective schedule to get from now to finals. We can plan a detailed (and personalized) calendar on how to get the Open Memo completed in a professional and appropriate fashion while leaving plenty of time to study.

Study Breaks. Can you expect your car to work well if you abuse it or don't use the proper fuel? Likewise, your brain won't work well if you haven't taken care of yourself. While all of this planning for exams may have you a bit stressed, take time to de-stress by exercising, eating healthy foods (the "proper fuel"), sleeping at least six hours a night, and doing something non-law school related. Try carefully timed and planned study breaks, with a defined beginning and ending time. Take one hour a night to catch up on Netflix. Read one chapter of a good fiction novel. Take a swing-dance class. Go for an hour-long run. Meditate-people who meditate report that it helps them sharpen mental focus and gain more control over their emotions (like anxiety and stress). Just be sure to include the vital task of de-stressing on a daily basis, no matter which healthy activity you choose to regain focus and feel more relaxed.

Introducing Academic Peer Advisors. I'm very excited to introduce the Academic Peer Advisors-Jordan Benson, Rebecca Duncan, Siobhan Mahaffey, and Angelica Nguyen. They're 2Ls who have been where you are now. They'll hold office hours and small workshops to help you practice the academic skills necessary for exams. Look for more information on Blackboard about an upcoming workshop to practice exam-taking skills, which is scheduled for Wednesday, November 2.

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From John DeRosa

Associate Dean for Career Services

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1L STUDENTS:

Keep up to date on the programs offered by our office through Scoops, the email listserve, the TV screens around Myron Taylor and the bulletin board outside Office 140.

Wednesday, October 26

4:00 p.m. Room 182. Halloween & Cover Letter Workshop.

Is your resume looking a little scary? Does writing a cover letting sound like a nightmare? Join the Career Services Office for advice on how to tailor your resume to legal employers and craft a devilishly good cover letter. Enjoy cider & candy too!

Monday, October 31-Sunday, November 4

Resume-A-Thon Week

Sign-up for a 15-minute appointment with a counselor to have your resume reviewed in preparation for applying to 1L summer positions. No resume? No problem! Come for a 15-minute strategy session. More instructions to come.

Wednesday, November 9

12:15 p.m. Online. Interview Strategies and Attire Webinar.

Log on during your lunch and listen to an informative program about legal interviews, including commons questions, do's/don'ts, attire and much more! Can't log-on at that time? No problem, all our programs are recorded. They are available on our webpage and via the email list-serve.

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From Deirdre Hay

Director for LL.M. & International Career Services

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Resume Review

Please send me your resumes and upload them into ISIP and Cornell’s Symplicity as soon as you can. The deadline for uploading your resumes and bidding for interviews is November 7, 2016.  I am a little concerned I have not seen more resumes at this point.  You may upload your resumes to ISIP without showing them to me but I recommend I be your second pair of eyes and check your resume prior to uploading so that there is less chance of typographical or other errors.  Please do not leave this to the last minute.

Manual Bids

Since ISIP only registers students by the country of their first law degree, IF you have a dual degree from a country other than your primary country or if you have dual nationality, you should come and see me.  There may be other interviews you can bid for which you cannot currently see in ISIP.  If you want to bid for any interviews which are offered to students of your second country but not your first, you will need to do manual bids through me and you will need cover letters and resumes in PDF format. The deadline for manual bids is November 2.

For those of you interested in public interest, the Equal Justice Works conference is taking place in Arlington Virginia on October 28-29th.

Monday, October 31

2:00 p.m. Room G85. Setting Up a Law Firm in Chile.

Bernardo Busel from South America will be presenting a talk.  He will share his experiences setting up a law firm in Chile.  He is familiar with the new antitrust regulations in Chile as well as foreign investment regulations there too.

Friday, November 4

2:00 p.m. Room G90. How to Ace Your Interviews.

Professor Charles Whitehead will be presenting “How to Ace Your Interviews.”  This presentation will be essential for all students taking advantage of our Alumni Mock Interview program whereby we match you to an alumnus or alumna for practice interviewing for a job.

If you have an interview with Cleary Gottlieb, please let me know so that I can arrange interview practice for you.

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From Elizabeth Peck

Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Clerkships

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Monday, October 24

12:15 p.m. Room 186. Alumni Lunch Talk on Judicial Clerkships.

Join current and former Cornell Law clerks as they provide helpful insights, share stories, and answer questions about their clerkship experience. Chipotle lunch provided to those that RSVPed by October 19th.

Monday, October 31

12:00 noon.  MacDonald Moot Court - Room 390. Distinguished Jurist in Residence: Chief Diane Wood, Public Lecture: The Appellate Process.

Join Cornell Law School's 2016 Distinguished Jurist in Residence, Judge Diane Wood, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, for a lunchtime lecture on the federal appellate process. Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP here by October 24th.

4:00 p.m. Saperston Student Lounge. Clerkship Program: A Conversation on Judicial Clerkships.

Join Cornell Law School's 2016 Distinguished Jurist in Residence Judge Diane Wood, U.S. Court of Appeals for the seventh Circuit, for candid conversation on federal judicial clerkships. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP here by October 24th.

Monday, November 7

4:30 p.m. Room G90. Summer Judicial Internships and Post-Graduate Clerkships.

Join Deans Karen Comstock and Liz Peck as they discuss how to land a job with a judge this summer and plan ahead for your post-graduate judicial clerkship search. Light refreshments will be served.

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From Kristine Hoffmeister

Director of Alumni Affairs

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Wednesday, October 26

5:30-7:30 p.m. Duane Morris LLP. Cornell Law School Alumni Association Gathering in Philadelphia.

Join CLS alumni in the Greater Philadelphia region for a casual get-together.  Reminisce about the law school and meet other alumni who are working in the area.  Please register online or by calling the Alumni Affairs Office at (607) 255-5251 by Wednesday, October 19th.  Special thanks to James Steigerwald, JD ’98 and Duane Morris LLP for sponsoring this event.

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Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide

Launch of the Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide

For the last two decades, the Cornell Death Penalty Project has been at the forefront of domestic and international efforts to restrict the application of the death penalty or abolish it altogether. The new Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide builds upon the expertise of Cornell's faculty, including Professors Sandra Babcock, John Blume, Sheri Johnson and Keir Weyble, who have defended prisoners facing the death penalty throughout the United States and around the world.

The Center will create opportunities for clinic students to assist prisoners facing the death penalty in Sub-Saharan Africa and in the United States; provide training to improve the quality of legal representation for those facing the death penalty worldwide; produce reports on the application of the death penalty through the lens of international human rights; and generate cutting-edge research on bias against Latinos facing the death penalty in the United States.

Tuesday, October 25

4:00-6:00 p.m. Room 182. Panel: The Death Penalty Worldwide: Challenges and Opportunities on the Path to Abolition.

Please join us for the launch of the Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide.

Welcoming Remarks: Professor Sheri Lynn Johnson, Assistant Director, Cornell Death Penalty Project; James and Mark Flanagan Professor of Law.

Panelists: Denny Leboeuf, Director, ACLU John Adams Project; Delphine Lourtau, Executive Director, Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide; Victor Uribe, Legal Advisor to the Mexican Ambassador.

Moderator: Professor Sandra Babcock, Faculty Director, Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide; Clinical Professor of Law.

6:00-8:00 p.m. The Commons. Reception: Launch of Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide.

Welcoming Remarks: Dean Eduardo M. Peñalver, Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Sandra Babcock, Faculty Director, Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide; Clinical Professor of Law.

For those unable to join us in person, the panel will be webcast live here. Thank you to the Berger International Legal Studies Program for co-sponsoring the launch event.

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Clinical Programs

2L and 3L Students - Consider a Full Term Externship

Interested in an externship next semester? Come to a meeting either on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 3:00 p.m. in Room 285. You do not need to attend both. We will explain how to find an appropriate placement and apply for the program. We will also discuss the program's requirements and expectations. Externships are limited, so be sure to attend a meeting if you are interested.

Monday, October 24

4:30 p.m. Room 184. Change and Challenges: The NLRB After 81 Years.

Speaker: Mark G. Pearce, Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board. Presented by Cornell Law School Labor Law Clinic and ILR Worker Institute. Open to all. Contact: Susan Tosto, sjt29@cornell.edu.

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The Berger International Speaker Series

Friday, October 28

12:15-1:15 p.m. Room 277. The U.S. Immigration Debate:  A View from Within.

Speaker: Enrique Gonzalez, J.D. ‘91, Partner, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP. Presented by the Berger International Legal Studies Program and the Asylum and Convention Against Torture Appellate Clinic. All are welcome to attend. Please RSVP here by Wednesday, October 26 to participate in the luncheon.

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Graduate Legal Studies

Tuesday, October 25

4:00 p.m. Room G80. J.S.D. Information Session.

If you're an LL.M. student and you're interested in the J.S.D. program at Cornell Law, plan to attend this brief information session.  This session will include an overview of the program as well as details regarding the application process.  All LL.M. students who are interested in finding out more about Cornell's J.S.D. program should attend.  If you cannot attend, please contact Denée Page, Director of Graduate Legal Studies, at dp556@cornell.edu for more information.

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