Cornell Law Scoops

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February 4, 2019

This Week’s Events

Week of February 4, 2019

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

Monday, February 4

4:50 - 6:00 PM, Room 277
BLSA General Body Meeting 

Tuesday, February 5

11:30 - 12:00 PM, Room 186
Briggs Society of International Law, General Body Meeting 

5:00 - 6:00 PM, Room 182
Fed Soc: Alan Gura 

Wednesday, February 6 

8:00 - 10:00, The Commons 
The Weekly Perk- Coffee and conversation every Wednesday from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. in The Commons. Stop by for a cup! Breakfast food also provided. 

2:30 – 4:30 PM, 126B Hughes Hall
Let's Talk is a program that provides easy access to informal confidential consultations with counselors from Cornell Health Services. Counselors hold walk-in hours at sites around campus 

4:30 - 5:30 PM, Room 184
Paul Hastings: "Choosing a Practice Area" 1L Panel 

5:30 - 7:30 PM, The Commons
Paul Hastings 1L Reception

Thursday, February 7

11:30 - 1:00 PM, Room 184
LGBT Employments Benefits After Marriage

Friday, February 8

12:00 - 1:30 PM, Room 182
Joshua Berman, Speaker on National Security

Saturday, February 9

9:00 - 10:00 PM, Greek Peak 
Greek Peak the Ski-quel

Beyond This Week


Monday, February 11

12:30 - 2:30 PM, Room G90
Center on Death Penalty Worldwide 

Tuesday, February 12

12:20 - 2:30 PM, Zhu Faculty Workshop, L28 Hughes Hall
Judged for More than Her Crime: Women on Death Row 
Please RSVP (https://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/news-center/event-Detail.cfm?ID=155511) by February 7th
Lunch will be provided

4:50 - 6:00 PM, Room 182
National Lawyers Guild General Body Meeting 

Wednesday, February 13

12:15 - 1:15 PM, MacDonald Moot Court Room, 390 Myron Taylor Hall 

The Dean’s Office presents a lecture featuring Claire Chino, JD `91

Please join us for the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series with Claire Chino, Managing Executive Officer, President, and CEO of ITOCHU Corporation and ITOCHU International Inc.  Her lecture will be on “Lawyers in the Best Sense – How Legal Training Brought Me to the C-Suite”.

All are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided for guests registered by Wednesday, February 6. You may register using the following link: https://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/news-center/event-Detail.cfm?id=154702

Friday, February 15

12:15 – 1:15 PM, Room 186. 
Why Clerking for a Federal Magistrate Judge is a Path to Career Success
Join Magistrate Judge Sanket Bulsara, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, as he shares his thoughts on the benefits of clerkships with magistrate judges. Lunch provided. Please RSVP here (https://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/news-center/event-Detail.cfm?ID=155459) by February 11th.

Tuesday, February 19

12:15-1:15. MacDonald Moot Court Room, 390 Myron Taylor Hall.

The Dean’s Office presents a lecture featuring Andrew Berger, AB '66, JD '69 and Marshall Phelps, JD '69

Please join us for this lecture with Andrew Berger, Counsel of Tannenbaum Helpern et al. and Adjunct Professor at Cornell Law School. As well as Marshall Phelps, Forbes Columnist, Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft Corp. (ret.).  Their lecture will be on “Guidance on Building and Growing an IP Practice – Whether in House or at a Law Firm”.

All are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided for guests registered by Tuesday, February 12.  You may register using the following link:  https://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/news-center/event-Detail.cfm?id=155367


Official Announcements

Dean Peñalver’s Office Hours for Students

Dean Peñalver will be holding office hours for students on Monday afternoons, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Students wishing to see the Dean to talk about the greatness of Edgar Martinez or any other topic, may sign up in advance with Becca Johnson by e-mail (rlj76@cornell.edu), in room 263, or by phone (607-255-3527).

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, Cornell Health, or the Bursar. Enrollment in courses does not constitute or imply university registration. Students must be registered by February 8 or they risk being withdrawn from the university. When withdrawn, they will be dropped from classes, and services such as (but not limited to) library access, housing, dining, door access, Blackboard, and bus services will be terminated. Students who become registered for the Spring semester after February 8 will be charged a $350 late fee, in additional to finance charges. Students who register after the sixth week of classes will be charged a $500 late fee, in additional to finance charges. See University Registration (https://registrar.cornell.edu/classes-enrollment/university-registration) for more information. Failure to register will impact financial aid, loan deferments, health benefits, and other privileges relying on in-school status. Use Student Essentials (https://www.studentessentials.cornell.edu/) to check your registration status.

S/U Grading Option

Each JD student and LLM students who have elected the JD scale may elect to take up to two upperclass courses at Cornell Law School on an S/U basis. Shortly after 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, are 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 (https://support.law.cornell.edu/Students/students/CourseDescriptions/index.cfm) for more information. Students must submit the online form no later than 12 noon on February 13.

Spring 2019 Final Examinations

The online Deferral Request link will be available in March on the Registrar's website.  Students who have exam conflicts are reminded to notify the Law School Registrar's Office, in writing, of the conflict and should note which exam they wish rescheduled once the Deferral Request link becomes available.

Buying Textbooks

Please keep in mind that e-textbooks may not be used during classroom exams.  You will not have access to the internet during classroom exams.

Summer School Study

Students may petition the faculty for permission to take courses in law summer school programs of ABA-approved law schools and, upon their successful completion, to receive credit toward the Cornell J.D. degree. Such petitions are considered on an individual basis, and in no case is credit in excess of six hours granted for all such summer school law study. For timely consideration of the petition, interested students should submit their petitions to the Law School Registrar's Office (addressed to Dean Miner) prior to April 1. Petition forms are available online.(https://support.law.cornell.edu/students/forms/Summer_Winter_Credit_Petition.pdf)

Class Recording Request Form

The Law School IT department has created a class recording request form. (https://support.law.cornell.edu/VideoRequest/)The form is available on the Registrar's website. You may use the form to request a video recording of a class.  In order view a class recording, a request must be completed and submitted for approval. Approval to view class recordings is at the instructor's discretion, and the decision of the instructor is final. Students who receive a class recording link, do so on the condition they will not share it with anyone else. Please note that recording requests for make-up classes and review sessions have not yet been integrated into the form.  If you have a request for one of these recordings, please email the instructor for permission.  If the instructor grants you permission, forward that email to IT (law-helpdesk@cornell.edu) and they will send you the recording. Students who have approved accommodations should not use the request form, but should work with the Dean of Students Office instead.

Release of Information

A reminder to all students. Students asking faculty members to write recommendations will need to complete a release form (https://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/registrar/forms.cfm)with the Law School Registrar's Office if the faculty member wishes to view the student's record.


Campus/Community Resources

Let's Talk

Let's Talk is a program that provides easy access to informal confidential consultations with counselors from Cornell 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: Hughes Hall, Room 126B
No appointment necessary. Just drop in.

Link for additional hours and locations: https://health.cornell.edu/services/counseling-psychiatry/lets-talk

Academic Support

Office Hours Week of February 4 (126F):

Monday:                      1:00—2:00 p.m.
Tuesday:                      11:30—12:30 p.m.
Wednesday:                11:30—12:30 p.m.
Thursday:                    NO OFFICE HOURS
Friday:                         NO OFFICE HOURS

Or by appointment:  (607) 255-0146; cbw75@cornell.edu

Academic Peer Advisor Office Hours:

Emily:  Monday         1:30—3:30  Room L30 Hughes Hall
Tayler:  Tuesday       11:15—1:15  Room L30 Hughes Hall
Julia:  Wednesday    11:10—1:10 Room L30 Hughes Hall

Seeing Your Shadow.  I hope you observed Groundhog Day this past weekend—what did you think of Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction?  Whether you’re ready for spring flowers or more snow showers, you should similarly take this opportunity to examine your own “shadow.”  Did you accomplish what you wanted last semester? Do you feel like you took the steps necessary to reach short-term and long-term goals?  Just like Bill Murray’s character in the movie “Groundhog Day,” if you don’t make positive changes in your approach, you’ll find yourself in a time loop—repeating last semester.  We are only three weeks into the spring semester, so there’s time to make adjustments.  I’m happy to help anyone who wants to evaluate their study approach from last semester and make changes.    

Caring Community 

Whatever support you need to pursue a healthy lifestyle, there are variety of resources easily accessible on campus. Living well to learn well is an essential foundation of your active participation in the caring community around you. Visit the website https://caringcommunity.cornell.edu/ for more resources and to learn about Cornell's Caring Community. 

How to Report Concerning Behavior

Cornell University will not tolerate sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, sexual coercion, or other forms of sexual violence by or against students, staff, faculty, alumni, or visitors. University Policy 6.4 (link to policy here: https://www.dfa.cornell.edu/policy/policies/prohibited-bias-discrimination-harassment-sexual-misconduct) prohibits all members of the university community from engaging in prohibited discrimination, protected-status harassment, sexual harassment, and sexual assault/violence.

Policy 6.4 provides definitions and explains the procedures employed for investigating and adjudicating allegations of sexual misconduct.

You may use the anonymous online reporting form ( link to reporting form here: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?CornellUniv&layout_id=6_)  to report any concerning behavior. Even though reporter's name is requested, it is not a required field.

Issues related to the Campus Code of Conduct (link to code here: https://www.dfa.cornell.edu/policy/policies/campus-code-conduct): Alleged violations should be reported to the Judicial Administrator at 255-4680 or email: judadmin@cornell.edu.

RAVE Guardian - From Cornell Police

With safety as a priority, Cornell University is making available a free mobile app for faculty, students and staff on the Ithaca campus. RAVE Guardian (https://www.raveguardian.com) turns your smartphone into a personal safety device.

By downloading the app on your mobile phone, you can invite friends and family to join your network as your "Guardians." You can then request one or more of your Guardians to virtually walk with you on or off campus. It's like having an emergency blue light system and a trusted friend with you at all times.

The app also has a safety feature that directly connects you to campus police (or 9-1-1 if off-campus) in an emergency situation, as well as the ability to submit an anonymous tip to campus police should you see something suspicious.The Guardian app augments emergency communications and safety. All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to enhance their personal safety and the safety of their friends by downloading the free app at the Apple App Store or the Android app on Google Play

Office of the University Ombudsman

The Office of the University Ombudsman is a safe place where any member of the Cornell Community can discuss academic or non-academic concerns. The office is confidential and conversations are off-the-record. No issue is considered too small or too large.

To schedule an appointment: Call: 607-255-4321 or Email: ombudsman@cornell.edu

Learn more about the Office of the University Ombudsman. You can visit their website using this link: https://www.ombudsman.cornelledu/

Health and Community 

Cornell strives to create a caring community supportive of its members' intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual health. For comprehensive information about the wealth of opportunities and services available to Cornellians, visit the following link: https://newstudents.cornell.edu/spring-2019/graduate-professional/health-community

Spotlight on Cornell Resources - Student Disability Services

Did you know that support is available for conditions such as hearing, learning, medical conditions, vision, mobility, mental health, ADHD?  Student Disability Services (SDS) is the designated office at Cornell that obtains and files disability-related documents, certifies eligibility for services, determines reasonable accommodations, and develops plans for the provision of accommodations for students. SDS facilitates services and accommodations so that Cornell students with disabilities enjoy the same exceptional opportunities as their peers with the greatest degree of independence possible.

Contact a SDS Counselor to discuss your situation:

Phone: 607-254-4545

E-mail: sds_cu@cornell.edu

Location: Cornell Health, Level 5, 110 Ho Plaza

Office hours are 8:15 - 4:45 pm Monday-Friday

Learn more about Student Disability Services and visit their website: https://sds.cornell.edu/

Flu season is here!  

If you missed Cornell’s fall flu vaccine clinics, you can still get your flu shot at Cornell Health (it’s free!) - https://health.cornell.edu/services/medical-care/annual-flu-vaccination. Visit Cornell Health’s website (https://health.cornell.edu/about/news/flu-information-resources) for additional flu prevention tips, and advice about what to do if you get sick. You can also call Cornell Health for consultation at 607-255-5155 (24/7 for urgent concerns).

Take a stand against sexual assault  

Our community stands together against sexual harassment, assault, dating/domestic violence, and other forms of violence. Confidential support is available on campus and in the community. Find resources for care and reporting information at share.cornell.edu.

 


Legal Careers

1L Students - Career Services Recruiting Season Programs: 

  • Law Student to Lawyer – Making the Leap from the Classroom to the Office: Thursday, February 7th, 4:30 pm, 186. Valerie Phillips, legal talent expert from Mestel & Company, will share best practices for interviews, important market trends for Associates, and ways to partner with Mestel for OCI to help you find your best career opportunity.
  • 2019 Recruiting Season Launch: Thursday, April 18th, 4:30pm, 184. This program will be recorded.

Spring Law Firm Programs: During the course of this spring semester, a number of law firms will host events to introduce you to their people, practice areas, and summer programs. Most events consist of a presentation and reception; you are welcome to attend one or both. You will receive more information about each via email:

Paul Hastings: Wednesday, February 6th, 4:30 pm – 184 MTH

Reception to follow in the Commons, 5:30 pm

RSVP via invitation you receive from Lyndsey Bullock

Debevoise & Plimpton: Thursday, February 21st 4:30 pm – 182 MTH

Reception to follow in the Commons, 5:30 pm

RSVP here or by visiting this website: https://media.debevoise.com/48/1734/compose-email/20190221-cornell-reception.asp

Kirkland & Ellis: Wednesday, February 27th, details TBA

Gibson Dunn: Tuesday, March 5th , 4:30 pm – 184

Reception to follow in the Commons, 5:30 pm

RSVP to Hanna Lee at HLee@gibsondunn.com

Cahill Gordon: Tuesday, March 12th, 4:30 pm – 182 MTH

Reception to follow in the Common, 5:30 pm

RSVP to Noelle Fletcher nfletcher@cahill.com

Weil Gotshal: Tuesday, March 19th , 6:30 pm  – Johnson Museum of Art

Paul Weiss: Thursday, March 21st, 6:00 pm – Johnson Museum of Art

Sullivan & Cromwell: TBA

Davis Polk: TBA

Fried Frank: TBA

2L & 3L Students:

Renting in New York City - Presented by Cooper & Cooper Real Estate: March 5th, G90, 12:15. Will you be living in New York City during your 2L summer or upon graduation? Want to find a safe and clean apartment within your budget? Confused about all the different living options? Join Jeremy and Jordan Cooper for a detailed presentation about how to effectively search for a place to live in New York City.

Pizza lunch provided

RSVP at www.coopercooper.com/Cornell

Clerkship Opportunity for Cornell Law School Graduates

Conseil d'Etat (Paris)

Application Deadline: Friday, February 8, 2019

The post will run from September 2019 through June 2020. Applicants must be fluent in both French and English. If you would like to be considered for the clerkship, please send the following to Cornell's International Programs Office, international.law@cornell.edu

  • A CV
  • A letter explaining your interest in the clerkship, how it connects to your experience and goals, and what you hope to get from the clerkship (your letter need not be more than 3-4 paragraphs).
  • Your law school transcript(s) (if submitting your transcript yourself, we recommend that you use Cornell Dropbox for a secure file transfer).

Positions Available

Professor Atiq is looking for a research assistant this Spring for a project in legal philosophy. The project involves examining how courts incorporate moral reasoning in their decisions. The anticipated time commitment is minimal – around 10 hours – and there is considerable flexibility in terms of the schedule.
The RA will be paid at the standard hourly rate for graduate and professional students. As part of the RAship, you will receive paid training through the library for conducting West Law searches and use of general databases. In addition, you will have the option of working with Prof. Atiq on an academic research project of your own, or receiving instruction in legal and moral philosophy.
If interested, please email your CV to Prof. Atiq (eha47@cornell.edu) directly, with the subject line “Research Assistantship.” 

Professor Yale-Loehr needs some research assistants this summer to help update his immigration law treatise. Prior exposure to immigration law is helpful but not required. Pay is at the standard law school rate. This is an excellent job for a bright 1L.  If interested, please email a transcript, resume and writing sample to Professor Yale-Loehr at SWY1@cornell.edu. Please also indicate your dates of availability. The job is full-time, so students interested in attending the Paris or other summer law programs need not apply. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so applicants should apply as soon as possible.

Professor Martin is hiring a research assistant to participate in his study of state and municipal regulation of the rental and operation of dock-free motorized scooters. Applicants should send a CV and brief statement of interest to: peter.martin@cornell.edu

Professor Sandra Babcock is hiring a research assistant for summer 2019 to work on comparative research regarding the application of the death penalty worldwide.  Interested students should submit a resume and a cover email explaining their interest in the position to slb348@cornell.edu.

The Asylum and Convention Against Torture Appellate clinic is seeking interpreters for spoken and written French and Spanish for clients from the Republic of Guinea, the Honduras, and Mexico. Interpreters will be paid via work-study. If interested, please contact Estelle McKee (emm28).

The Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide (http://www.deathpenaltyworldwide.org/) seeks a Research Associate for the 2019­–2020 academic year. This paid, full-time position (40 hours/week) is an opportunity to become part of the core staff of one of the country’s leading centers on the death penalty and international law. Applicants must have a Juris Doctor, LL.M., or graduate degree in a related field and send the following materials to deathpenaltyworldwide@cornell.edu with the subject line “DPW Research Associate”: (1) a cover letter explaining their interest in the Center and its work, any relevant experience, and what they hope to gain from the position; (2) CV or resume; and (3) a writing sample demonstrating ability to write clearly and concisely. References may be requested from short-listed candidates. Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.

The First Amendment Clinic at Cornell Law School invites applications for its 2019 Summer Fellowships. The First Amendment Clinic provides law students interested in the fields of freedom of the press, freedom of information, freedom of speech, freedom of association, and where applicable, freedom of religion, with the opportunity to enrich their understanding of these vital rights by working on cutting-edge litigation, advocacy, and policy work. A key component of the Clinic’s efforts will be to support journalists and media outlets in their vital work.

Summer fellows may undertake work involving the following: 1) Conducting intakes and vetting potential cases that could have significant impact on existing law; 2) Interviewing clients and supporting fact and expert witnesses; 3) Conducting in-depth offensive and defensive legal research; 4) Drafting and editing party and amicus briefs; 5) Appearing in court; 6) Drafting press releases and blog and other social media posts; 7) Conducting legislative and policy analysis; and 8) Working collaboratively in a team-based environment. Fellows will work under the direct supervision of clinical faculty members and supervising attorneys, and will have significant responsibility for each case or project on which they work. 

The Fellowship will run from May 22 to August 21, 2019, with some flexibility as to start and end dates. Part-time work or full-time work for a portion of the Fellowship period may also be possible. These are paid positions, with a salary of $7500.04 for 12 weeks of full-time work ($15.63/hour). If the fellows are Cornell Law students, the fellows will be expected to use their public interest fellowship funds to cover a portion of the costs of their summers. 

Students who are eligible for summer funding from their own sources and who need an early decision on their applications to qualify for outside support are encouraged to advise the Clinic of their situations and to request expedited review of their candidacies. 

Interested students should email a cover letter, a resume, a writing sample stating the degree of review and editing it was given, transcript, and contact information for two references to firstamclinicfellows@cornell.edu. (Transcripts, if not immediately available, can be sent after the initial application, but before the submission deadline.) The final deadline to submit application materials is March 15, 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

The Farmworker Legal Assistance Clinic seeks law student summer interns to support ongoing case work for the summer of 2019. The Clinic’s docket is comprised of immigration and employment cases on behalf of farmworkers in upstate New York and beyond. We anticipate that students will have the opportunity to engage in client interviewing, legal research, case theory development, and other work related to our ongoing cases during the summer. Students will also be able to participate in any outreach to farmworker communities and other events with community partners as such opportunities arise, as well as any court hearings that may be scheduled over the summer. Because of the Clinic’s client base, Spanish proficiency is an added benefit, but is not required, as interpreters will be available. Interested students should submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to Clinical Teaching Fellow Briana Beltran at briana.beltran@cornell.edu

Cornell Law School’s Women and Justice Collection at the Legal Information Institute is the first vetted and searchable online database of gender justice jurisprudence, legislation, reports, and legal tools. The Collection is seeking full-time summer research fellows to work on expanding the Collection and its partnership with the African Legal Information Institute at the University of Cape Town by editing caselaw and legislation summaries, performing legal research and writing for African judges, and offering other assistance in gender research justice as needed. The fellowships will begin around May 20 and end around August 2, 2019. To inquire further and for details on how to apply, please contact the Collection's Advocacy and Research Director, Jocelyn Hackett (jjh283@cornell.edu), by February 16, 2019.  


General Announcements

Cornell-Paris I Summer Institute – Apply Today!

The Cornell-Paris I Summer Institute (https://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/international/study_abroad/paris_summer/about.cfm) is a four-week academic program in international and comparative law that is co-sponsored by Cornell Law School and the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. From July 2-27, 2019, students may take up to six credits in Paris, France. Up to ten 50% off tuition, need-based, scholarships are available for select students. Contact paris.law@cornell.edu to learn more.

Graduate Student & “Better Half” Happy Hour

First Thursday of the month: February 7, March 7, April 11, May 2 - 6:30-7:30, The Big Red Barn

  • Get to know other non-single students and their partners
  • All graduate students and all significant others are welcome
  • Feel free to come as a couple or fly solo
  • Light snacks and soda provided
  • $1/beer (don’t forget your Cornell ID/driver’s license

2019 Cornell Graduate Student Advocacy Day and AAAS CASE Workshop 

This exciting opportunity is designed for graduate and professional degree students across all graduate fields who are U.S. Citizens and want to learn more about public policy.
AAAS CASE Workshop & Cornell Advocacy Day (STEM and Social Science Doctoral Students and Candidates Only who are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents): https://cornell.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7V5AKtfuXZij1kx
Cornell Advocacy Day (Open to all graduate and professional degree students who are U.S. Citizens): https://cornell.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5hzh1EWN00lRw8d
Should you have any questions, please contact Associate Dean Sara Xayarath Hernández at grad_assoc_dean@cornell.edu or 607-255-5417.
Application Deadline: February 8, 2019

Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing Competition

The American Constitution Society (ACS) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School ACS Chapter host an annual national student writing competition in honor of Constance Baker Motley’s legacy. For more information visit: https://www.acslaw.org/get-involved/awards-and-competitions/constance-baker-motley-national-student-writing-competition/
Application Deadline:  February 10, 2019

2019 Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest 

An essay contest sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability and Long & Levitt LLP for Law Students and Young Lawyers. For full essay contest hypothetical and rules visit: https://ambar.org/lplessaycontest
Application Deadline: February 15, 2019

Anthony & Anne Rosinia Scholarship Fund

NIABA is proud to offer – from the Anthony & Anne Rosinia Scholarship Fund and  in conjunction with the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) – a $5,000 scholarship to a law student of Italian descent. Further information about the scholarship is available online (https://www.niaba.org/resources/Documents/NLGC%202019%20NIABA_SIF%20Flyer.pdf) and students may apply directly here.(https://sonsofitalyfoundation.submittable.com/submit/129899/national-italian-american-bar-association-niaba-sons-of-italy-foundation-scho.) 
Application Deadline: February 28, 2019

Queens County Bar Association

The Queens County Bar Association will be awarding a scholarship to a deserving law student in the spring. The scholarship will be based upon financial need, a commitment to community service and academic achievement as demonstrated by a personal statement and recommendation letters. You must be a resident of Queens County to apply. For an application, please visit the Dean of Students Office, 126 Hughes Hall. 
Application Deadline: March 15, 2019

Defense Association of New York

The Defense Association of New York will award two $2,000.00 scholarships to law students who, through education and future practice, are looking to improve the services of the legal profession, elevate the standard of trial practice, support and work for the improvement of the adversarial system of jurisprudence in our courts, and facilitate and expedite the trial of disputed claims. For an application, please visit the Dean of Students Office, 126 Hughes Hall.
Application Deadline: April 6, 2019

ELI Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 ELI Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition. For more about the competition and past winners, please visit https://www.eli.org/constitution-courts-and-legislation/diamond-constitutional-environmental-law-writing-competition
Application Deadline: April 8, 2019

Biunno Scholarship Program

The Essex County Bar Association and its Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in conjunction with the Hon. Vincent J. Biunno Memorial Fund, is pleased to announce the continuation of the Biunno Scholarship program. The scholarship is designed to offer financial assistance to persons with disabilities who are currently attending law school. For an application please stop by the Dean of Students Office, 126 Hughes Hall. 
Application Deadline: May 3, 2019

Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2018-2019

The ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers are pleased to announce their 2018-2019 writing competition. Competition rules can be found on the College website at www.laborandemploymentcollege.org. 
Application Deadline:  June 15, 2019

2019 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize 

A writing competition designed to promote scholarship in the areas of professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence. Rules for the prize writing competition can be found at https://home.innsofcourt.org/burgerprize
Application Deadline: July 1, 2019

2019 William W. Greenhalgh Contest

This Competition is sponsored by Criminal Justice (“Section”) of the American Bar Association (“ABA”), 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654 (the “Sponsor”). The goal of the Competition is to encourage law students to become involved in the Section. It is also intended to attract students to the Criminal Justice practice field, and to encourage scholarship in this field. For more information please visit: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/criminal_justice/awards/writing_competition/
Application Deadline: July 1, 2019

Tannenwald Writing Competition

Named for the late Tax Court Judge Theodore Tannenwald, Jr., and designed to perpetuate his dedication to legal scholarship of the highest quality, the Tannenwald Writing Competition is open to all full- or part-time law school students, undergraduate or graduate.  Papers on any federal or state tax-related topic may be submitted in accordance with the Competition Rules (viewable at http://www.tannenwald.org).
Application Deadline: July 9, 2019

Pakistan Trek 2019 

PakistanTrek - a student-led journey scheduled for Spring Break 2019! We invite the Cornell student community on a 10-day journey to Pakistan, an opportunity to better understand the sociopolitical and cultural facets of the South Asian nation, and explore some of the most picturesque terrain in the world! For more information, contact pakistantrek2019@gmail.com or visit us on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pakistantrekatcornell/
Deadline: February 5, 2019