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Student Event Planning

Welcome to Cornell Law School Student Event Information website.

Please use the navigation bar at left to maneuver through the site. Questions, please e-mail Linda Majeroni or phone 255-6536.

GPSA 2019-20  budget Submission Deadlines:

    • Friday, September 27, 2019 for events that take place after October 6 and through Nov 3 (or later)--deadline for Law School student travel funds and/or any law school requested funds should be requested in this budget cycle as long as all of GPSA tier funding cap has been requested.
    • Friday, October 25, 2019 for events that take place after November 3, 2018 (or later)
      Friday, November 29, 2019 for events that take place after December 8, 2018 through February 23, 2019 (or later)--last budget cycle to request Law School funds as long as GPSAFC tier cap is also requested.
    • Friday, February 14, 2020 for events that take place after February 23, 2020 and through April 15, 2020—All GPSAFC funding requests should be submitted to GPSAFC by the Feb. 14 date as no activities should take place later than April 15.
  • All Student Organizations (excluding CLSA) must finalize and have completed all their events, activities and programs by and including Wednesday, April 15, 2020. 
  • All student leaders serve for an academic term, i.e. June 1 to May 31.  Thus, following annual elections newly elected board members shadow their outgoing board counterparts.  The current academic year board continues to execute all programs and events to the end of the term.  Please click here for Transition Guidelines.


PDF of Power Point Event Planning Presentations:

Student Leadership Training Part I (held April 23, 2020).  Laying the foundation for planning and preparing for coming year.

Student Leadership Training Part II (Updated May 11, 2020).  Building upon first presentation and includes event planning calendaring, funding sources, budgeting, etc.

Student Leadership Training Part III (held August 26. 2019).  Guide to line-item budgeting for Events.

How to Submit GPSAFC Funding Requests in CampusGroups

How To Request Expenditure of Funds via Campus Groups Payment Request Option

Creating publicity images using Cornell Law School templates:

1) Click on the link (provided below).  Microsoft 365 home page will open.   Login: YOUR Cornell NET ID

2) The page will then re-direct to "Cornell University" where your Cornell e-mail address will be automatically inserted. Then type in your password in appropriate place which is: 

Password: YOUR Cornell password

3) Office 365 will open with the title "Law Student Event Templates"

4) Double click on "CLS-Student-Event-Templates"

5) Box will open asking you to "Open with Windows Explorer" click on Open and then click on OK

6) Then click on CLS Student Event Folder

7) Template options will open with indicating color of background.

8) Click on color chosen and then choose which option, i.e. 1 speaker, 2 speaker, etc.-will open in PowerPoint

9) Edit the power point slide, inserting the name of your group, title, speaker(s), images, date, time, place, etc. ---want to be as specific and concise as possible-be sure to include "Who, What, Where and When". Use MRM in the general tab "Event Description" to provide more detailed descriptions of the program that will appear on the Law School calendar. When it comes to poster type images,  this is the time when less is actually more.

10) In the Slide ---in the box where it now says "Free and open to the public"---if the group is using ANY GPSAFC funds for ANY expenses, no matter how small that expense, in order to actually access those funds, GPSAFC REQIRES that you insert the tag line "Funded by the GPSAFC", "Open to the Graduate Community" and "Please contact (name of event host) at (netID of the host) for any special arrangements you may require in order to attend this event". Please insert all other funding sources in this location as well.

11) When done, save as a PDF and/or PNG from the pull down menu under "save as type" (saving it directly to jpg from PowerPoint results in a lower quality image).

12) You will receive a prompt asking to save every slide or current slide; click on "current slide only"

13) The PDF can be saved as a jpg in Adobe Acrobat Pro (which is not a free application). Adobe Acrobat Pro IS installed in the Law School's computer lab so students can use those systems to create the jpg file

14) Attach saved file in whatever format chosen to e-mails, print for posting, etc.

15) Templates link