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Scoops September 26 Issue


Calendar of Events


From Chenay Weyble

Lecturer of Law and Director of Academic Support


From Eduardo M. Peñalver

The Allan R. Tessler Dean

GLS
Graduate Legal Studies


From Terry Thompson

Registrar


From John DeRosa

Associate Dean for Career Services


From Markeisha Miner

Dean of Students

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From Deirdre Hay

Director for LL.M. & International Career Services


From Maurice Haltom

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Berger Program
The Berger International Speaker Series

writing
Writing Competitions


Calendar of Events

Week of September 26, 2016

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

MONDAY, September 26

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Saperston Student Lounge. Voter Registration Drive.

Come register to vote fo the general election! Contact: Rachael Hancock, reh284@cornell.edu.

1:30-2:00 p.m. Room G85. BRICS First General Meeting.

Please join us for BRICS first meeting of the year! We will discuss our club's mission, our plans, hold elections, and enjoy some pizza. Contact: Tamilla Nurizada, tn328@cornell.edu.

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

Contact: Krystal Anderson, ka395@cornell.edu.


Tuesday, September 27

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


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


7:30 p.m. Rhodes Rawlings Auditorium, Klarman Hall. Borders and Ballots: An Expert's View of the Presidential Election's Impact on Immigration and International Exchange.

Professor Stephen Yale-Loehr of Cornell Law School will analyze the immigration policy positions of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Professor Yale-Loehr will discuss the national implications of each candidate's proposed immigration policies and the potential impact on members of the Cornell international community. There will be opportunity for discussion and questions and answers. Sponsored by the Cornell International Student and Scholars Office, the Vice Provost for International Affairs, the Dean of Students Office, and the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.


Wednesday, September 28

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


9:00 a.m. Room G90. What to Expect at the Job Fair ISIP.


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


3:30-5:30 p.m. Room 290. Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) Training.

Contact: Emanuel Francone, evf22@cornell.edu.

4:30-5:30 p.m. Room 186. NALSA Speaker.

The presentation will focus on three areas of law: First, major Acts of Congress passed during the last seven years, including the Cobell and other Settlements, the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010, the Violence Against Women Act Amendments of 2013 (recognizing tribal DV criminal jurisdiction over all persons), and the Indian Trust Asset Management Reform Act of 2016. Second, agency regulations and activities, including the 500,000acre land acquisition goal, new land leasing and rightofway regulations and limitations on state taxation, and the Indian Child Welfare Act regulations finalized this year. Third, the work of the Tribal Supreme Court Project. October Term 2015 was particularly interesting, with three important cases, Dollar General v. Mississippi Choctaw (No. 131496), Nebraska v. Parker (No. 141406), and United States v. Bryant (No. 15420). We had the good fortune to work with Paul Clement and Neal Katyal on two of these cases. Co-sponsored by GPSAFC and Open to the Graduate Community. Contact: Shannon Nakamato, skn36@cornell.edu.

4:30 p.m. Room G90. Outlining and Review Workshop for 1Ls.


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

Contact: Krystal Anderson, ka395@cornell.edu.

5:30-6:00 p.m. Room G90. Cabaret First General Interest Meeting.

Come learn about Cabaret and what it means for your summer! Contact: Jenna Scoville, js3278@cornell.edu.

5:30-7:00 p.m. Room 182. WLC Speaker - Judge Ridgway.

Contact: McCahey Townsend, mrt95@cornell.edu.


Thursday, September 29

4:30-6:00 p.m. Room 184. How to Successfully 'Network' Your Way into a Job.


4:30-5:00 p.m. Room 186. CLS+1 General Meeting.

Fall 2016 kickoff meeting for CLS+1. Contact: Christopher Saki, cps233@cornell.edu.

6:05-7:45 p.m. Room 186. Justice Brian DeJoseph Talk.

The Hon. Brian F. DeJoseph, an Associate Justice on the New York State Appellate Division, Fourth Department, will talk about his career, differences between private practice and the bench, what it is like to be an appellate jurist, and what it takes to be a good law clerk and an effective attorney advocate in arguing appeals. All are welcome to attend. Contact: Susan Tosto, sjt29@cornell.edu.


Friday, September 30

10:10-11:05 a.m. Room G90. The ABCs of Drafting an International Arbitration Clause.


12:30-2:00 p.m. Room G90. APALSA Speaker - Judge Schofield.

APALSA, ACS, and the Clerkship Office are hosting Judge Lorna Schofield, a United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, for a discussion of her journey to the bench. Contact: Jenny Hu, jzh6@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

Terry

First-Year Practice Exam

Class of 2019 and LLM students enrolled in 1L classes: A practice exam is given each year for students enrolled in first-year courses during the fall semester. Each student will be given an exam in one of his or her courses. The scheduled date for the practice exam is Wednesday, October 19, from 4:30-5:20pm. You are encouraged to take the practice exam, but you are not required to do so. It will not count towards your grade. The exam roster and room assignments will be emailed to you on Monday, October 17.

Using Your Laptop for the First-Year Practice Exam

Students in first-year courses will receive information about using Exam4 software for the Practice Exam on Monday, October 3.  Please read that email carefully and be mindful of the deadline to download the software (12:00 noon on Friday, October 7).

Dates to Remember for Fall 2016

Fall Break for Law School - Begins Saturday, October 8. Classes resume Monday, October 17.
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 will be available online after Fall Break.

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 will be available on the Registrar's website on October 17.  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.

Walk-in flu vaccine clinics

Free for Cornell students, employees, & retirees (bring your Cornell ID), plus student spouses/domestic partners on Cornell's Student Health Plan (SHP). $35 for student spouses/domestic partners who are not on SHP. Note: Only flu shots will be available for the 2016-2017 school year. Per federal public health recommendations, FluMist is not being provided at this time.  Here are some upcoming clinics:

Wednesday, 9/28:  9:00-4:00 @ Willard Straight Hall, Memorial Room

Thursday, 10/13:  9:00-4:00 @ Bartels (hallway by Lynah rink)

Friday, 10/21:  11:00-5:00 @ RPCC, Room 103 (1st Year Family Weekend)

Visit gannett.cornell.edu/FLU for details & a complete list of clinics.

Wednesday, September 28

12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. Meet at the Plantations Welcome Center. Walking Tour.

Cornell Wellness in conjunction with the Cornell Plantations is offering a FREE guided walking tour led by Kevin Moss, one of the most knowledgeable Plantations employees I've ever met. This tour will visit the remaining gardens not covered during the August 26 tour. Be sure to bring a hat or umbrella for shade. Questions? Contact Keri Johnson, program coordinator. Walking Tour is open to the entire Cornell community. Path is accessible to foot and wheelchair travel.  Click here to register.

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/.

Monday, October 3

10:00-11:30 a.m. East Hill Office Building, Room 140. Navigating Cornell Careers.

Are you interested in a non-academic position at Cornell University and have secured work authorization in the United States? If so, please join Ms. Sonja Baylor, Cornell Human Resources Recruiter, to discuss job search tips, application process and overall information about working at Cornell University. Please register for the session by September 28.

Monday, October 3

12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. 655 Rhodes Hall. Governing with Words: The Political Dialogue on Race, Public Policy, and Inequality in America.

Speaker: Daniel Q Gillion, Ph.D., Presidential Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania.  Arrive early for the best available seating. Catered lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to ksb5@cornell.edu by September 26th.

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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 26 (Room G57):

  • Monday: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Workshop 4:30 p.m., Room G90
  • Thursday: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Or by appointment: (607) 255-0146 or cbw75@cornell.edu

Thinking ahead. You are likely working very hard on your closed memo right now, in addition to balancing your daily class preparation and study sessions.  Way to manage your time!  Fall break is coming soon, and that is a good time to relax a bit while preparing for the coming months of study.

So, how do you use fall break most efficiently?  Get caught up (or get ahead) on reading, start outlining, start class review, and basically plan for the next stretch of the semester.  Make sure you work for at least two hours at a time on a single subject before taking a small break and moving on to the next subject.  Take larger breaks in the evening-go see a movie, binge on Netflix, eat excellent food.  You will feel much less stressed in November if you make a plan now to balance your daily class preparation with the extra outlining and reviewing required for the end of the semester.  To give 1Ls a sense of the best way to start outlining and reviewing, I have organized another workshop:

Outlining and Review-Wednesday, September 28 at 4:30pm in Room G90. We'll discuss study groups, weekly review, outlines, and practice tests/quizzes in preparation for the end of the semester.  We'll look at some examples of outlines.  Some 2Ls and 3Ls will also give useful tips for outlining and review.  As further enticement, there will also be pizza.  I really hope to see you there.  If you simply cannot wait until the workshop to discuss outlining and review strategies, or you want to set a personalized study schedule for the break, I am happy to meet with you during office hours or by appointment.

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From Graduate Legal Studies

For students who need assistance with writing skills, you may utilize two campus resources:

The Graduate Writing Service at the Knight Institute, 101 McGraw Hall

English Language Support Office, 101 McGraw Hall

Both programs offer one-on-one tutoring for students who feel they need writing assistance.  Please keep in mind Cornell Law School's Code of Academic Integrity has strict guidelines on the submission of student's work.  If you utilize either of the services listed above, it is important to let the tutor know the expectations of our Code prior to beginning your session.

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From John DeRosa

Associate Dean for Career Services

DeRosa

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.

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From Deirdre Hay

Director for LL.M. & International Career Services

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This is another busy week in LL.M. Career Services!

Wednesday, September 28

9:00 a.m. Room G90. What to Expect at the Job Fair ISIP.

I will explain the mock interview program which is a collaboration between my office and Alumni Affairs & Development (Carlos McCluskey).

Later that afternoon Judge Delissa Ridgway of the International Trade Court will be presenting to the Women's Law Coalition on a topic related to women and gender.

Thursday, September 29

4:30-6:00 p.m. Room 184. How to Successfully 'Network' Your Way into a Job.

Judge Delissa Ridgway will be giving the presentation. This presentation is the true highlight of the LL.M. Careers Calendar. Sending out dozens of cover letters and resumes definitely is not the way to get a job in the current economy. This fast-paced, highly practical workshop will highlight creative, innovative, proven tactics and strategies that you can easily implement to help build your professional "network," distinguish yourself from other applicants, and land a rewarding position that capitalizes on your unique background and skill set.

If you would like a one-on-one appointment with Judge Ridgway (which I strongly recommend especially if you are interested in International Arbitration), please stop by my office and add your name to one of the meeting time slots on the sheet pinned to my door. If there are no more spaces, please leave your contact information as the Judge often meets students who cannot get slots on an informal basis over breakfast.

Friday, September 30

10:10-11:05 a.m. Room G90. The ABCs of Drafting an International Arbitration Clause.

This is part of Professor Barcelo's class but it is open to all. I understand that the Briggs Society will also have her speak at lunchtime that day.

Thursday, October 13

6:30-8:30 p.m. LL.M. Program and Reception for International LL.M. Candidates at the New York City Bar.

You should consider attending this program. It is free to attend but you do need to register. Many of last year's class attended and reported that it was very useful for networking practice and meeting people. One of the speakers is Judge Delissa Ridgway although she will present a much shorter version of her presentation she is giving at Cornell on Thursday. If you do go to New York City for this reception, it is a good opportunity to meet up with contacts in the city.

The details are as follows: John Kiernan, President, City Bar will welcome attendees. Panelists: Bernardo Becker Fontana, Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton; Elisabeth Wickeri, Executive Director, Leitner Center for International Law and Justice; and Hon. Delissa A. Ridgway, Judge, U.S. Court of International Trade & Member, City Bar Council on International Affairs. Moderator: Martin Flaherty, Chair, New York City Bar Assoc. Council on International Affairs.

The panelists will speak about how they came to be involved in international practice. They will offer advice on effective contact-making and networking, including how joining the New York City Bar and participating in its activities can be an effective route to do so. Meet, mingle and network with panelists and other City Bar leaders. Contact: Margot Isaacs at (212) 382-6624 or misaacs@nycbar.org. For more information, see https://services.nycbar.org/iMIS/Events/Event_Display.aspx?WebsiteKey=f71e12f3-524e-4f8c-a5f7-0d16ce7b3314&EventKey=LLM101316.

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The Berger International Speaker Series

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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