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Scoops September 19 Issue


Calendar of Events


From John DeRosa

Associate Dean for Career Services


From Eduardo M. Peñalver

The Allan R. Tessler Dean

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From Karen Comstock

Assistant Dean for Public Service


From Terry Thompson

Registrar

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From Deirdre Hay

Director for LL.M. & International Career Services


From Markeisha Miner

Dean of Students

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From Elizabeth Peck

Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Clerkships


From Maurice Haltom

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

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From Kristine Hoffmeister

Director of Alumni Affairs


From Chenay Weyble

Lecturer of Law and Director of Academic Support

Berger Program
The Berger International Speaker Series

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Writing Competitions


Calendar of Events

Week of September 19, 2016

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

MONDAY, September 19

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

Contact: Krystal Anderson, ka395@cornell.edu.

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

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.

4:30 p.m. Saperston Student Lounge. Alternative Dispute Resolution Society Meeting.

The ADR society will host its first meeting of the year. We will elect our 1L and LLM representatives and discuss our plans for the year. Contact: Jaeeun Shin, js3279@cornell.edu.

Tuesday, September 20

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


4:30-5:30 p.m. Room G85. Cornell Sports and Entertainment Law Society (CSELS) First Meeting.

Contact: Katharine Richard, krr74@cornell.edu

Wednesday, September 21

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


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.


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


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


4:30 p.m. Room G90. Women's Law Coalition (WLC) General Body Meeting & 1L/LLM Elections.

Contact: McCahey Townsend, mrt95@cornell.edu.

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

Contact: Krystal Anderson, ka395@cornell.edu.

Thursday, September 22

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


3:30 p.m. Room 276. Opportunities with the Navy JAG.


4:15-5:00 p.m. Room 285. Roman Lee - Adjusting to American Culture.


Friday, September 23

9:00-11:00 a.m. Room G90. How to Make the Best of the LL.M. Year.


12:30-1:30 p.m. Room 277. Brexit and the EU Constitutional Order.


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


12:30 p.m. Room 285. Opportunities with the Air Force JAG.


5:00-8:30 p.m. ILR Conference Center. The 7th Annual Sidney and Ann Braudy and Louis and Edith Manker Engineering Management Ethics Workshop for MBA, Law, and M. Eng. Students.

Topic: VW vs. Tesla: Considering Ethics in Engineering Management. Email Dr. Park Doing ( pad9@cornell.edu) to participate.

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


Saturday, September 24

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


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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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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.

Dates to Remember

Law School Fall Break begins on Saturday, October 8. Classes resume on Monday, October 17.

Final exams begin on Wednesday, December 7. Exams end on Friday, December 16.

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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.

Thursday, September 29

9:30-11:30 a.m. Ithaca Visitors Center. Searching for Local Employment.

The Graduate School and Tompkins Workforce have teamed together to offer you valuable information about how to conduct an effective job search in the Ithaca area and resources available to support you. In addition, participants will also network with one another and be given the opportunity to talk about their own experience so that we can better meet your needs.  This session is designed for spouses/partners who have secured work authorization in the United States. Light breakfast will be served. Please register for the session by September 26. For more information on other upcoming sessions, see http://studentswithfamilies.cornell.edu/spouses-and-partners/programs/.

Time Out - For Student Parents and Their Families

Share information and strategies for successful parenting. Learn about Cornell and community resources for student families. Enjoy free dinner, child care and conversation. 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Cornell Child Care Center (150 Pleasant Grove Rd).  Fall 2016 dates: Sept 22, Oct 19, Nov 15.  Spring 2017 dates: Jan 26, Feb 22, March 28.  For more information, see http://studentswithfamilies.cornell.edu/.

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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 September 19 (Room G57):

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

Review time! Excellent! If you haven't already started reviewing, this is a most excellent time to begin. (And if you haven't seen Wayne's World, look it up. You might just need a cheesy '90s movie right about now.) You've completed one-third of the semester, but just reading for class is no longer enough. Build in daily and weekly review sessions to make sure you understand concepts. Consult with your professor or T.A. to help clarify concepts. Most importantly, quiz yourself regularly. Have you looked at Q&As or E&Es? I have some in my office lending library. Have you watched the CALI lessons online and taken the quizzes? It will be much easier to solidify your understanding of legal building blocks now than it will be to correct misunderstandings at the end of the semester. If you're not quite sure where to begin, please come see me. I'm happy to help.

Secrets of the Editorial Board. Don't forget to RSVP for the workshop today, September 19 at 4:30pm in Room G90. Some high-performing 2 and 3Ls will give you tips on how to balance studying with life.

Outlining and Review Workshop. Looking ahead, you need to start outlining soon. On Wednesday, September 28 at 4:30pm in Room G90, I'll hold an outlining and review workshop. We'll look at sample outlines and talk about ways you can review over the fall break. As an added bonus, I'll have pizza. Please RSVP to Allen Czelusniak at ahc85@cornell.edu so that I know how much pizza to order.

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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 #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 #3: Deadline for resume submission-October 5

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From Karen Comstock

Assistant Dean for Public Service

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Thursday, September 22

3:30 p.m. Room 276. Opportunities with the Navy JAG.

LT Michael McBride will discuss summer opportunities for law students and post-graduate opportunities for lawyers.

Friday, September 23

12:30 p.m. Room 285. Opportunities with the Air Force JAG.

Captain David F. Jacobs will discuss summer opportunities for law students and post-graduate opportunities for lawyers.

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From Deirdre Hay

Director for LL.M. & International Career Services

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

Thursday, September 22

4:15-5:00 p.m. Room 285. 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

9:00-11:00 a.m. Room G90. 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.

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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.

Thursday, September 29

7:00-9:00 p.m. Vermilion (NYC). GOLD (Graduate of The Last Decade) Gathering.

Join Eduardo Peñalver, AB ’94, Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law, Cornell Law School for a fun social reception in New York City.  Reception to include hors d’oeuvres, open bar, CLS swag giveaways, and a chance to connect with your fellow classmates and our special guest, Dean Peñalver.  Cost: $20 per person. Please register online or by calling the Alumni Affairs Office at (607) 255-5251 by Thursday, September 22nd.

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The Berger International Speaker Series

Friday, September 23

12:30-1:30 p.m. Room 277. Brexit and the EU Constitutional Order.

Presenter: Tamara Capeta, Jean Monnet Professor, Faculty of Law at University of Zegreb. All are welcome to attend.  Lunch will be served. Space is limited; please RSVP here.

Tuesday, September 27

4:30 p.m. Room 182. A Look to U.S.-Cuban Relations, Past, Present and Desired Future.

Presenter: Miguel Fraga, First Secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba. Commenters: Muna Ndulo, Professor of Law and Elizabeth & Arthur Reich Director, Berger International Legal Studies Program at Cornell Law School and Gerald Torres, Jane M.G. Foster Professor of Law at Cornell Law School. All are welcome to attend. Please RSVP here. A reception will follow the talk.


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Writing Competitions & Fellowships

Faith E. O’Neal Scholarship

We are proud to announce that scholarships will be awarded to two outstanding law students who have demonstrated a sincere dedication to Public Interest.  Eligible recipients are students enrolled at an ABA accredited law school that have completed their first full semester and are domiciled in Queens County, or attend a law school in Queens County. The scholarship committee shall make its determination based on community service, financial need, academics and a written personal statement. Application deadline: November 1. For more information, see http://www.qcwba.org/faith-oneal-scholarship/.

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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