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Cornell Law School Virtual Reunion - June 5 & 6, 2020

Thank you to all who participated!


Friday, June 5

10:00 – 11:30 AM – Dean’s Panel Discussion on COVID-19 and Its Impact on Cornell Law School
Watch Recorded Progam
Join Eduardo Peñalver, AB ’94, Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law as he moderates a discussion with the Law School’s leadership team to share how they are managing the impact of COVID-19 on the Law School.
Speakers include:


7:00 – 8:00 PM – Reunion Class Cocktail Receptions and Trivia Contest for Classes Ending in 0s & 5s
Members of the classes ending in 0’s and 5’s had a chance to catch up and play some fun Law School Trivia during their Virtual Class Cocktail Receptions.

Saturday, June 6

9:00 – 10:30 AM – Panel Discussion on COVID-19 and its Impact on the Global Legal System
Watch Recorded Program
Join Jens Ohlin, Vice Dean and Professor of Law, as he moderates a discussion with Cornell Law School alumni in India, China, Colombia, and France about how the global legal and business industry has been disrupted and what steps are being taken by the private and public sector to limit the devastating long-term effects of the pandemic.
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11:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Leading Cornell during the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Join us as Cornell’s leaders share their frontline experiences. Vice President Fred Van Sickle interviews President Martha E. Pollack, Provost Michael I. Kotlikoff, V.M.D, Ph.D., and Augustine M.K. Choi, M.D., the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine and Provost for Cornell University Medical Affairs.

1:00 – 2:00 PM - Lawyers in the Best Sense: A Fireside Chat with Congresswoman Sharice Davids, JD ’10
Co-sponsored with Cornell Mosaic
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Join Eduardo M. Peñalver, AB ’94, Allan R. Tessler Dean of Cornell Law School and Congresswoman Sharice Davids, JD ’10, the first openly LGBT person elected from Kansas and the first LGBT Native American elected to Congress, for a casual conversation. Hear about the Congresswoman’s life journey that led her to Congress and how her Cornell experience, and being of Native American descent impacted her path to success as a ‘lawyer in the best sense.’

3:00 – 4:00 PM – Cornell Law School Clinics – 60 Years Strong!
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Cornell Law School’s first clinic, the Legal Aid Clinic, was established in 1960 to offer students the opportunity to work directly with underrepresented clients in real-world situations. Today, the school offers 23 different clinics and practicum courses that help students move beyond the classroom into the world of practice. Under the supervision and mentoring of faculty, students assume the role of advocate on behalf of real clients with real legal problems. Join former clinic professors Glenn Galbreath, JoAnne Miner, Bob Seibel and Barry Strom, JD ’74 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM as they share the rich history and personal recollections of Cornell Law School’s clinics. From 4:00 – 5:00 PM, you will have the opportunity to join a ‘virtual clinic classroom’ with current faculty and students to take a deeper dive into the current programs.

Classmates in Memoriam

Bonus Features

Watch Cornell Law School Virtual Commencement 2020

Virtual Tours of Cornell Law School and Cornell Tech Campus in NYC
Haven’t been back to campus in a while? Never been to Cornell’s New York Tech Campus? No problem - we’ve got you covered. Click on the link below, sit back and watch Cornell Law School (Ithaca) and the Tech Campus (NYC) unfold before your eyes. You will be amazed at the changes that have occurred since your graduation. In fact, watching these tours will make you yearn to return, and walk through the halls once again in nostalgic bliss.
Virtual Tour of Cornell Law School
Virtual Tour of the Cornell Tech Campus

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