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Scoops September 12 Issue


Calendar of Events


From John DeRosa

Associate Dean for Career Services

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Positions Available

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From Karen Comstock

Assistant Dean for Public Service


From Eduardo M. Peñalver

The Allan R. Tessler Dean

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From Deirdre Hay

Director for LL.M. & International Career Services


From Terry Thompson

Registrar

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From Elizabeth Peck

Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Clerkships


From Markeisha Miner

Dean of Students

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From Kristine Hoffmeister

Director of Alumni Affairs


From Maurice Haltom

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Berger Program
The Berger International Speaker Series


From Chenay Weyble

Lecturer of Law and Director of Academic Support

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Writing Competitions


Calendar of Events

Week of September 12, 2016

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

MONDAY, September 12

12:15-1:15 p.m. Room 290. Litigating the Constitutional Limits on the Extraterritorial Reach of U.S. Criminal Law.


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

Contact: Krystal Anderson, ka395@cornell.edu.

4:30-5:15 p.m. Room 182. Lawyering for Reproductive Justice General Body Meeting.

Join us for our first meeting of the year. We will be electing 1L and LLM reps, discussing this semester's events, and eating Insomnia Cookies. Contact: Kendall Karr, kak327@cornell.edu.

5:00-5:45 p.m. Room G85. Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA) General Body Meeting.

Please join us for our first meeting of the Fall 2016 semester. We will be electing 1L representatives, meeting one another, and discussing some of the great events we have planned for the semester. Contact: Steven Saltz, sas653@cornell.edu.

Tuesday, September 13

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


4:00-5:30 p.m. Room 285. Black Law Students Association (BLSA) General Body Meeting.

Come meet the BLSA board and learn about our programming. Also, we will be holding 1L rep and LLM rep elections. Contact: Shelbi Vaughn, sav76@cornell.edu.

4:15-5:30 p.m. Room 182. Bioethics and Health Law Society Meeting.

We will be electing 1L reps and discussing upcoming events. Food will be provided. Contact: Shira Steinberg, sas654@cornell.edu.

Wednesday, September 14

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


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


4:00-5:30 p.m. Room 186. Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law Meeting.

Introduction to the Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and the events that we will be having this year, including speakers, debates, and the widely acclaimed trip to Israel. Contact: Scott Cohen, sbc98@cornell.edu.

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

Contact: Krystal Anderson, ka395@cornell.edu.

5:15-6:15 p.m. Room 182. Second Amendment Debate Club First General Meeting.

Come join us at our first general meeting to learn about upcoming events and how you can be involved. We will also be electing 1L and LLM reps. Contact: Allen Love, atl65@cornell.edu.

Thursday, September 15

3:30-5:30 p.m. Room 285. Cornell Association of Law and Economics (CALE) General Body Meeting.

Contact: Jaime Lee, jl2298@cornell.edu.

Friday, September 16

12:00 noon. Deadline to submit S/U Grade Elections.


12:30-1:30 p.m. Room G90. National Lawyers Guild (NLG) General Body Meeting.

Join us for a general body meeting and 1L elections. Sammy's pizza will be served. Contact: Trevor Martin, trm74@cornell.edu.

5:00-6:30 p.m. First Floor Breakout Space. Myron Taylor Mixer.

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

Saturday, September 17

12:00 noon. Room G90. Public Interest Academy.


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Positions Available

Seeking a native English-speaking student to edit an essay written in English by a non-English speaker who is a visiting scholar at Cornell Law. Will pay $15 per hour.  Contact Zhang Linghan at zl343@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, 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).

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From Terry Thompson

Registrar

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S/U Grading Option

Each JD student may elect to take up to two upperclass courses at Cornell Law School on an S/U basis. At the close of Add-Drop students will receive an email when the S/U Grading Option link is available on the Registrar's website. S/U grade elections, if made, shall be irrevocable. Students may not make this election in courses that they use to satisfy the Law School's upperclass writing requirement. In addition, instructors may designate specific courses that they teach as not eligible for the S/U grade election. Check individual course descriptions in the Fall 2016 Course Description memo.

JD Students Only - S/U Grading Option Verification Form

Class of 2017 and 2018 students will receive an email when the S/U Grading Option link is available on the Registrar's website. The form will be available shortly after the end of add/drop. Students must submit the online form no later than 12 noon on Friday, September 16.

University Registration

To become a registered student at Cornell University, a person must: settle all financial accounts, including current semester tuition; satisfy New York State and university health requirements; have no holds from their college, the Office of Judicial Administrator, Gannett Health Services, or the bursar. Students must be registered by September 9 or they risk being withdrawn from the university. Students who become registered for the Fall semester after September 9 will be charged a $350 late fee. Students who fail to become registered will be withdrawn from the University on September 26. See University Registration for more information. Failure to register will impact financial aid, loan deferments, health benefits, and other privileges relying on in-school status. This may also affect the ability to use certain services on campus such as your Cornell Card, Library Services and Gannett Health Services. Use Student Essentials to check your registration status.

Release of Information

A reminder to all students. Students asking faculty members to write recommendations will need to complete a release form with the Law School Registrar's Office if the faculty member wishes to view the student's record.

Religious Holidays and Academic Calendar

The University policy concerning the academic calendar and religious holidays states, "In enacting the academic calendar, the University has scheduled classes, laboratories and examinations on religious holidays. It is the intent of the University that students who miss these activities because of religious observances be given adequate opportunity to make up the missed work." A faculty member may request audio or videotaping of a class if he or she wishes. Any student who seeks an accommodation should approach his or her instructor. All requests for taping must be submitted on-line to the IT Department at least 2 business days in advance for classes. If you are requesting to videotape or record a professor's lecture, you must obtain the professor's permission prior to submitting an AV Request Form.

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From Markeisha Miner

Dean of Students

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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.

Thursday, September 15

12:15-1:30 p.m. Room 166 Hollister Hall (McManus Lounge). Strategies for Mastering Intergenerational Challenges in Academia & Beyond.

Presented by Phyllis Weiss Haserot.  This highly interactive program will contain practical takeaways on: what’s a generational issue, and what’s not, what are common tensions caused by significant Gen Y/Millennial and Gen X differences, how can we create a welcoming and inclusive multi-generational work environment, and what are the most effective ways to interact with people diverse in age and other differences. Co-sponsored by The Graduate and Professional Women’s Network (GPWomeN), President’s Council of Cornell Women (PCCW), and the Graduate School. Lunch provided, please register by September 13.

Wednesday, September 21

6:00-8:00 p.m. Stocking Hall Conference Center. Campus-wide Breaking Bread: Community & Police Relations.

In the spirit of diversity, inclusion and dialogue, the "Breaking Bread" initiative invites you to the first community-wide dinner of the 2016-2017 academic year to discuss Community and Police Relations. Using recent national and global events as a backdrop for this conversation, we invite you to participate in an open dialogue with other members of our community, including senior administrators, students, faculty, staff and other invited guests. Seating is limited to 90, with a priority given to students. Please RSVP as soon as possible to confirm your participation in this event. You will receive a confirmation by Friday, September 16.

Student Child Care Grant Program Accepting Applications

The University is pleased to announce the availability of child care grants to subsidize childcare expenses for full-time Cornell student families who fall within the eligibility guidelines. Applications are available now and will be due on Friday, October 14. More details and application available on this site.

Weekly Safety Tip - Laptop Security Software (FrontDoorSoftware)

Graduate and professional students can register and protect your laptop, smart phone and/or tablet in seconds for free at www.frontdoorsoftware.com/cornell.  It only takes seconds to protect your devices. Register, protect and track your computer with a free 4 year license.  If your device is lost, your program will turn your monitor into an ownership tag. You can update and change your recovery information as you move or travel back and forth from home to school.  Available through our Cornell University Police Department.  More information: http://www.cupolice.cornell.edu/crime_prevention/valuables.cfm.

Free Yoga

Join us every Thursday from 5:00-6:15 p.m. in Willard Straight Garden Room (go down the stairs across from the International Lounge). Open to all Cornell students. All skill levels welcome. Increase your physical and mental well-being. We will have some yoga mats, but if you have one, please bring it.

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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 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 September 12 (Room G57):

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

"My alarm clock didn't go off this morning."  Does this sound familiar?  Given that it happens every year around this time, it can't possibly be a rash of broken alarm clocks. Rather, it's the time in the semester that your time management is breaking down, and you are pulling very late hours.  You're working so late, in fact, that your body just shuts down to the point that you sleep right through the alarm clock for an hour.  You shouldn't be pushing yourself this hard right now. Fall break and outlining season is not very far away.  But there will be even more demands on your time after fall break and an even faster pace after Thanksgiving.  If you find there is not enough time to handle your workload right now, please stop by during office hours to speak with me.  Also, come to the event, below, on Monday.

Monday, September 19

4:30 p.m. Room G90. Secrets of the Editorial Board.

It's a panel discussion with some high-performing (and well-rested) 2L and 3Ls who will tell you how they managed time to get on the editorial board and how they balance all of the many demands on their time with such a full load.  Want to know how they prepared for their 1L classes and prepared for exams?  You can find out.  It's a great event, and I hope to see you there.  And you don't have to worry about food-pizza and beverages will be provided.  Please RSVP to ahc85@cornell.edu so that I can predict how much food is needed.

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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.

Thursday, October 20

4:30 p.m. Room 184. Introduction to the 1L Summer Job Search.

The Career Services Office and the Office of Public Service will discuss opportunities in the private and public sectors, judges' chambers, government, academia, and study abroad programs, along with the next steps for beginning your 1L summer job search. Pick up useful resource books.

Thursday, October 27

4:30 p.m. Room G90. 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.

Interview Strategies and Attire Workshop: Date & Time TBA.


2L STUDENTS:

OCI Interviews in MTH

If you have an OCI interview in Myron Taylor Hall, these interviews will take place in faculty, administrator, and student organization offices and classrooms in MTH. On the day of the interview, check the Career Services Office door to find your interview room.

NALP Standards for Timing and Offers of Decisions

If considering offers from law firms, please keep in mind the NALP Standards for Timing and Offers of Decisions. The full text of the guidelines can be found at www.nalp.org. Speak to a counselor if you have any questions.

2016 Fall Recruiting Dates

OCI #3: September 15-NYS Appellate Division (Rochester, NY)
OCI #4: October 3-Staff Attorney's Office at the U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit (New York, NY)
OCI #5: October 6-Appellate Division, 3rd Department (Albany, NY)
Resume Collect #2: Deadline for resume submission-September 14
Resume Collect #3: Deadline for resume submission-October 5

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From Karen Comstock

Assistant Dean for Public Service

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Saturday, September 17

12:00 noon. Room G90. Public Interest Academy

All are welcome! Please RSVP by September 9 here: http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/Events/Public-Service-Public-Interest-Academy.cfm.

Friday and Saturday, October 28 and 29

Equal Justice Works Career Fair and Conference.

2Ls and 3Ls: Seeking a public interest or government job? Check out the Equal Justice Works Career Fair and Conference.

Where:

Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA (just outside of Washington, DC).

Who:

More than 120 employers from a variety of geographic areas will be conducting interviews. Supreme Court Justice Elana Kagan will serve as the keynote speaker on Friday afternoon!

To Participate:

Register for the Fair AND upload application materials to employers by September 14. Employers will review your materials. You will receive an email notification by October 1 from the employers to whom you applied as to whether or not you are invited to interview. You must affirmatively accept or decline the invitation. Go to http://equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair/students. Review the "Registration and Application Guide" on the website for instructions. It is very similar to our Symplicity system, with which most of you are familiar.

Cover Letters:

Writing effective cover letters is crucial to being selected for interviews. I strongly encourage you to follow this cover letter-writing advice (http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/publicservice/Public-Sector-Cover-Letters.cfm) and have your resume and cover letters reviewed by me via email or in-person appointment before you apply.

Important Dates:

September 14: If you plan to apply for interviews, this is the last day you can register and upload application materials. Don't wait until the last minute!

September 17-October 1: Employer application review and interview selection.

September 17-October 7: Time frame within which selected students can accept or decline interviews.

October 7: If you do not plan to apply for interviews, but want to participate in table talk, this is the last day you can register.

Mid-October (date TBD): If you decide not to attend the Career Fair, you can cancel your registration with full refund.

Expense Reimbursement:

The Office of Public Service has a $3,000 fund to help defray your travel expenses. Plus, we will reimburse the $25 registration fee for all students who attend. See my recent emails for details.

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From Deirdre Hay

Director for LL.M. & International Career Services

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A reminder that students interested in arbitration are able to attend GAR in NYC on Tuesday, September 13 and the ICC International Arbitration program in NYC on Wednesday, September 14. Students interested in public service are encouraged to attend the Public Interest Academy at Cornell on Saturday, September 17.

Next week we will have several excellent careers speakers and events:

Thursday, September 22

Time and Room TBD. LLM Alumnus Speaker Presentation.

Roman Lee, LL.M. '97, will give a presentation on adjusting to American culture; the experiences of a LL.M. alumnus from China who practices law in USA.

Friday, September 23

9:00 a.m. Room TBD. LLM Alumni Panel.

Join us as a panel of LL.M. alumni presents - How to Make the Best of the LL.M. Year, Insights on the LL.M. NY Job Market & the Bar Exam. The panelists are Viktor Okaasma, LL.M. '03, Partner, Wilkie Farr & Gallagher LLP (Corporate and Financial Services Department); Christopher Hogg, LL.M. '81, former Managing Director, Capital Markets (New York), who worked at both Goldman Sachs and top tier US law firm Skadden Arps; and Roman Lee, LL.M. '97. Particularly if you are interested in corporate law, banking or immigration law, or setting up a solo practice in the U.S., I strongly suggest you attend this presentation so you can find out what is involved.

Friday, September 23

12:30-1:30 p.m. Room 184. Alumni Board Presentation.

The alumni board will give a presentation which LL.M.s are welcome to attend and I highly recommend that you do so.

Saturday, September 24

There is the Alumni Tailgate Bash which you are also able to attend (I have sent around an email about this) and this is a good opportunity for practicing your networking skills and meeting Cornell alumni.

Career Survey

Please ensure that you have completed your career survey and now that you have heard my resume presentation, now is the time to get your resume ready (I am available for appointments to finalize these) so your finalized U.S. style resume can be uploaded into Symplicity.

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From Elizabeth Peck

Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Clerkships

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Wednesday, September 21

9:45 a.m. Room 390 (Overflow space - Room 184). U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Oral Arguments at Cornell Law School.

The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will be hearing oral arguments at Cornell Law School. Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann, Judge Peter W. Hall, JD '77, and Judge Richard C. Wesley, JD '74 will be presiding. All are welcome.

4:00 p.m. Room 186. Second Circuit Clerkship Panel & Reception.

Join Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann, Judge Peter W. Hall, JD '77, and Judge Richard C. Wesley, JD '74, along with Sally Pritchard, Director of Legal Affairs for the Second Circuit, and Assistant Dean Elizabeth Peck who will discuss clerkship positions in this court. All are welcome. Please click here to register.

Thursday, September 22

12:00 Noon. Room 390. Book Talk and Celebration for "Judging Statutes" by the Honorable Robert A. Katzmann.

The Honorable Robert A. Katzmann and Michael Dorf, Robert S. Stevens Professor of Law, Cornell Law School, will present a Book Talk discussion of Judge Katzmann's book Judging Statutes, Oxford UP, 2014.  Judge Katzmann's book, Judging Statutes, is also available in paperback and as an ebook through Amazon.com, along with a number of other online and local retailers.  We encourage you to pick up a copy prior to the event! All are welcome. Lunch will be served to those who register by 5:00pm on September 16. Please click here to register.

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From Kristine Hoffmeister

Director of Alumni Affairs

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Friday, September 23

8:00 p.m. Schoellkopf Stadium. Fireworks and Laser Light Spectacular.

Don't miss the Fireworks and Laser Light Show, a Homecoming tradition. This celebration includes live music from Sparks the Rescue, special guests, and an exciting finale. This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 24

12:00 noon-3:00 p.m. Schoellkopf Stadium. Cornell Law School Homecoming Tailgate Bash.

Cost: $15 Students. Come enjoy beer, wine, cider, chili, sandwiches, sweets, a free gift (to the first 300 people) and the good company of fellow law school students, faculty and graduates.

Student Homecoming T-shirt Giveaway at 1:00 PM in Lynah Rink parking lot. Current Cornell undergraduate and graduate/professional students can each pick up a free Homecoming T-shirt at the T-Shirt Giveaway Tent, while supplies last. Bring your student ID.

Cornell versus Yale football game starts at 3:00 pm. Admission to the game is free to students-just show your Cornell ID as you enter the stadium gates. Please register online or by calling the Alumni Affairs Office at 607-255-5251.

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The Berger International Speaker Series

Monday, September 12

12:15-1:15 p.m. Room 290. Litigating the Constitutional Limits on the Extraterritorial Reach of U.S. Criminal Law.

Presenter: Alex Berengaut, Partner, Covington & Burling. Please RSVP here by Thursday, September 8 to participate in the luncheon.

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Writing Competitions & Fellowships

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The fellowship provides up to $90,000 in support for immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate school full-time in any field and at any advanced degree-granting institution in the United States. The new application is now open and full eligibility requirements may be found at pdsoros.org. If you are a student who is 30 or younger and who is either the child of immigrants or someone who is a DACA recipient, green card holder or a naturalized citizen, we encourage you to apply. The application deadline is November 1, 2016.

Dr. Emanuel Stein and Kenneth D. Stein Memorial Writing Competition

Articles must be original from the applicant. Submissions should focus on any timely, compelling aspect of labor and employment law. Only one submission per student. The winner of the Dr. Emanuel Stein Memorial first prize will have his/her article published in a future issue of the Labor and Employment Law Section Newsletter. The deadline for submission is the close of business on Friday, December 9. For more information, see http://www.nysba.org/SteinAward/.

Securities Law Writing Competition

Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni (ASECA) is pleased to announce their annual writing competition.  Topic: Any subject in the field of securities law. Students must be enrolled at any accredited law school in the United States for the 2016 fall semester. Unpublished papers, papers published in any law journal or other publication during calendar year 2016, and papers scheduled for publication in 2016 or 2017 are eligible for submission.  Co-authored papers are not eligible. Deadline: Saturday, November 12. For more information, see http://www.secalumni.org/writing-competition.

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