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January 22, 2019

This Week’s Events

Week of January 22, 2019

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

Wednesday, January 23

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. 

11:30 AM, The Foyer
Cornell University Police Department at the Law School 
CUPD Officers will be onsite to distribute information and free personal safety devices to students. 

Thursday, January 24

4:00 - 7:00 PM, Room 290
Cabaret Performance Auditions 

Friday, January 25

12:00 - 4:00 PM, Room 290
Cabaret Performance Auditions 

2:30 - 6:00 PM, Room 186
The Rhodes Symposium, Public Interest Law Career Symposium, Tipping the Scales Toward Justice: A Public Service Pursuit
RSVP at Public Service Symposium  (https://cornell.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a3IxycpLtiCohdX)
Rhodes Fellows will come discuss his/her path after graduating from Cornell Law School and talk about being a Rhodes Fellow. 

Beyond Next Week

Tuesday, January 29

4:30-5:30 PM, Room 184
2019 Recruiting Season Overview for 1L's

Wednesday, January 30

2:30 – 4:30 PM, 126B Hughes Hall
Let's Talk returns! 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. No appointment needed.

4:15 - 5:15 PM, Room 186
The Nuts & Bolts of Judicial Clerkships for 2Ls & 3Ls
Join Dean Peck and alumni clerks to learn how to navigate the clerkship-application process successfully. Snacks provided. Please RSVP using the following link: https://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/news-center/event-Detail.cfm?id=154767 by January 25th.

Thursday, January 31

4:30 - 5:30 PM, Room 184
Hogan Lovells 1L Presentation: Around the World in 40 Minutes 
Join Hogan Lovells for a discussion of their unique practice and capabilities, and to learn about a few of the interesting and unusual global matters on which they work. 

5:30 - 7:00 PM, The Commons 
Hogan Lovells 1L Reception - Join attorneys from Hogan Lovells for a networking reception. 

Friday, February 1 

6:00 PM, Sidley Austin LLP New York, NY
Alumni & Students of Color Mixer 
RSVP by January 23 using the following link: https://support.law.cornell.edu/alumni/Events/RSVP.cfm?EventID=387
 

 


Official Announcements

Registrar's Office


Law School Registrar's Office Hours

The Registrar's Office is in Room 160 Myron Taylor Hall. We are open to the community Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 a.m.-12 noon and then 1:00-4:00 p.m. Our telephone number is 607-255-7190. Our email address is law.registrar@cornell.edu.

Attendance in Class

ABA standards dictate that a law school shall require regular and punctual class attendance and that students comply with the attendance policy. Per the Cornell Law School Student Handbook (https://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/registrar/student_handbook.cfm):

• Regular and punctual class attendance, beginning on the first day of the semester, is required of all students. 

• Faculty members monitor attendance and may enforce the rule by reporting the student to the Dean of Students for J.D. students or to the Assistant Dean of Graduate Legal Studies for students in our LL.M. and J.S.D. degree programs; by removing a student from the course or excluding a student from an exam (after reasonable written warning); or by another mechanism announced in the course syllabus prior to the end of add/drop. If a student is excluded from an exam, a grade of F is entered, or in the case of a clinical course, the student may receive a lowered grade or a grade of U.

• Students who are ill or have another valid reason for missing class are encouraged to contact the instructor directly and are required to notify the Dean of Students or the Assistant Dean for Graduate Legal Studies, depending on the student's degree program, if more than three days are missed.

Course Changes

Students must add/drop limited enrollment courses by 12 noon on Tuesday, January 29. Students must add/drop unlimited enrollment law courses by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30. Non-law courses must also be added or dropped by 3:00 p.m. on January 30. Please remember to notify the Law School Registrar if you add or drop a non-law course through the University Add/Drop system.

Credit Hour Requirements

During the second and third years, JD program students may not register for fewer than 12 hours or more than 17 hours during any one term, or fewer than 26 hours in any one academic year. Students in the JD/LLM program will be allowed to take a maximum of 21 credits per semester during the second and third years. Exceptions to the credit requirements must be approved by the Dean of Students.  Students will need to fill out an Exception to Hours form. (https://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/registrar/forms.cfm) Note that no exceptions can be made to the 17 credit maximum for JD and the 21 credit maximum for the JD-LLM program students.

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.

Information from the Bursar's Office

If Student Essentials indicates your registration is on hold, you must first stop by the Bursar's Office, 260 Day Hall to clear your student account by February 8, and then proceed to the Office of the University Registrar, B7 Day Hall. A refund schedule for withdrawals and leaves of absence for the Spring 2019 semester is available here.(https://www.dfa.cornell.edu/bursar/students-parents/leaving)

Transcripts

Internal (unofficial) transcripts are available at the Law School Registrar's office (written request required). The online unofficial transcript request form (https://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/registrar/forms.cfm)is available at the Registrar's site. Please remember that we ask you to make this request 24 hours in advance of your need for the materials. Official transcripts (https://registrar.cornell.edu/grades-transcripts/ordering-transcripts)are available only at the University Registrar's Office in B7 Day Hall.

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.

Loan Deferment Certification

Students who need to have loan deferments completed by the school need to submit them to the Registrar's Office, 160 Myron Taylor Hall, as quickly as possible to assure timely processing.

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.

Religious Holidays and Academic Calendar

The University policy concerning the academic calendar and religious holidays states, "In enacting the academic calendar, the University has scheduled classes, laboratories and examinations on religious holidays. It is the intent of the University that students who miss these activities because of religious observances be given adequate opportunity to make up the missed work." Any student who seeks an accommodation needs to complete the Class Recording Request form. (https://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/registrar/forms.cfm) Approval to view class recordings is at the instructor's discretion and the decision of the instructor is final.

Optional LL.M. Course Counseling Sessions 

LL.M. students may now schedule a review of course enrollment selections with Dean Houghton. Please visit the Course Counseling page (https://support.law.cornell.edu/international/CourseCounseling/LLM) to select a meeting time prior to the end of Add/Drop (January 29th at 12pm for limited courses and January 30th at 3pm for unlimited courses). Hope you all had a relaxing break!

JD Tech Applications  – Apply Today!

Are you interested in spending a semester at Cornell Tech next year? Applications for the fall 2019 or spring 2020 JD Program at Cornell Tech are now being accepted and are due no later than January 31, 2019.

To be eligible, you must have completed at least three (3) semesters of studies on the Ithaca campus prior to the semester you would like to spend at Cornell Tech. Please also keep in mind the Law School's policy that "a student may not spend more than a total of one upper class semester away in our off-campus programs, such as term away, study abroad, and full-term externship." The deadlines for study abroad and the JD Program at Cornell Tech are aligned to help you make an informed choice.

JD students interested in spending a semester at Cornell Tech during the 2019-2020 academic year must submit a letter of intent and transcript, and may submit any other supporting documentation by Thursday, January 31, 2019 to be considered. Please complete the application found at the following link:
https://support.law.cornell.edu/students/students/secure/studentlogin.cfm?action=JD-Tech-Application

Now Accepting Study Abroad Applications!

The International Programs Office is accepting Study-Abroad Applications (https://support.law.cornell.edu/International/SemesterAbroad/) for the 2019-20 Academic Year!
Students may apply to spend either their fourth, fifth or sixth semester of law school abroad. 
As provided in the Student Handbook, a student may not spend more than one semester away from the Ithaca campus. This means that students may not do both study abroad and spend a semester taking classes at the Cornell Tech campus in New York City.
If you are interested in participating in a semester abroad at one of our partner institutions or submitting a proposal to be considered for an “Individually-Designed Term Away,” in a country where Cornell Law School does not have a current exchange partner, the application is now available. 

Please visit our website (https://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/international/ExchangePartnerSchools/Exchange-Partner-Schools.cfm) for the list of partner schools and locations to which you may apply to study abroad and Cornell’s standards and procedures (https://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/international/Standards-and-Procedures-for-Semesters-Abroad.cfm)for semesters abroad.
New study abroad opportunities offered this year include placements at University of Bern in Bern, Switzerland.
To submit a study abroad application, please visit: https://support.law.cornell.edu/International/SemesterAbroad/

Applications for both Fall or Spring are due no later than January 31, 2019.
Please email studyabroad@cornell.edu if you would like to schedule a time to meet and discuss questions about our study abroad program.

 


Campus/Community Resources

Let's Talk

Let's Talk resumes January 30, 2019. 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 January 21--25 (Room 126F Dean of Students Suite)

Monday:           OFFICE CLOSED

Tuesday:            3:30—4:30 p.m.

Wednesday:      11:30—12:30 p.m.

Thursday:          3:30—4:30 p.m.

Friday:               11:00—12:00 p.m.

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

Perspective.  I hope you had a wonderful break and got some much-needed rest.  Recharging your batteries now is necessary preparation for the spring semester.  While you had a break around every six weeks during the fall semester, you don’t get a break until week 11 in the spring.   You can avoid feeling “burned out” if you approach the 14-week spring semester with a specific plan to balance your workload with relaxation time.  Have you calculated the time between important deadlines?  Have you decided when, how, and how long you will study this semester?  Also keep in mind that you’ll have more obligations this semester—job search, moot court, memos, oral arguments, and organization elections—that will take up more of your time.  Please come see me if you need help with a schedule. 

But you’re probably too focused on your fall grades right now to plan for the spring.  Keep the grades in perspective and consider how much you learned last semester, both about the law and law school.  That knowledge will serve as a building block for this semester.  Whether you are pleased with or disappointed in your grades, you should reflect on your performance and make a plan for improvement.  I’m available to work with anyone who wants advice on how to work more efficiently and effectively this semester.  Welcome back!

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.cornell.edu/

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

Weekly Safety Tip - Blue Light Escort

When a Blue Light Escort is requested, two members of the Cornell University Police Auxiliary accompany any member of the Cornell community or visitor to destinations on campus or near campus. If you are riding a bus, they will wait with you at the stop until the bus arrives. Blue Light Escorts are members of the Cornell community hired and trained by Cornell Police. Each escort wears a highly visible uniform and is in direct radio contact with Cornell Police.  To request an escort team, call 255-7373 on campus (607-255-7373 outside the campus system), or use one of the Blue Light phones on campus. The service operates from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. every day during the fall and spring semesters.

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/

New year; new healthy habits  

Start the semester strong by building a foundation of healthy habits to support your success and well-being. Check out Cornell Health’s 10 tips for thriving at Cornell, (https://health.cornell.edu/about/news/10-ways-to-thrive) including time-management, prioritizing sleep, and building in opportunities for exercise and social connection.  

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

From John Derosa, Associate Dean for Career Services & Employer Relations; Lyndsey Bullock, Director of Recruiting and Employer Relations.

Career Services

1L Students:

Career Services Recruiting Season Programs:

2019 Recruiting Season Overview: Tuesday, January 29th, 4:30pm - Room 184
Receive an overview of our recruiting program, a calendar of important dates and deadlines and strategies to maximize your chances for success. This program will be recorded.

2019 Recruiting Season Launch: Thursday, April 18th, 4:30pm, Room 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:

Hogan Lovells: Thursday, January 31st , 4:30pm – Room 184 

Reception to follow in the Commons, 5:30pm

RSVP to RSVPRecruitingNY@hoganlovells.com

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

Reception to follow in the Commons, 5:30pm

RSVP via invitation your receive from Lyndsey Bullock

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

Reception to follow in the Commons, 5:30pm

RSVP to Caitlin Costello, ccostello@Debevoise.com

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

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

Reception to follow in the Commons, 5:30pm

RSVP to Hanna Lee at HLee@gibsondunn.com

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

Reception to follow in the Common, 5:30pm

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

Paul Weiss: Thursday, March 21st, 6:00pm – 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, Room 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).

Summer Internship - French Conseil d'État (2 positions for Cornell students) 

Application Deadline: Monday, January 28, 2019

Fluency in French is required.

The Conseil d'État is delighted to be able to offer two internships to qualified Cornell students in the summer of 2019. The first is based in the “bureau des référés,” which is directly linked to the Conseil d'État’s President and handles urgent applications.  This is a one to two-month internship (usually closer to two months) in June and July. This internship may be particularly valuable for students who are interested in applying for Cornell’s postgraduate clerkship at the Conseil d'État.

The second opportunity is a one-month internship in July in the centre de recherches et de diffusion juridiques, the research center of the Conseil d'État.  The intern will assist the office with common law research and will have the opportunity to learn about the Conseil d'État from the inside, including its procedures and organization.

Please send a cover letter, resumé, and your law school transcript(s) to international.law@cornell.edu

2019 Furman Family Fellowship: Supreme Court of Israel

Application Deadline: Monday, January 28, 2019

The clerkship will last 12 weeks. The clerkship may start as early as May or as late as August and will be determined by the successful applicant and Court in light of the applicant’s availability.

Please submit your application as a single PDF. Each document included in the PDF should be clearly titled. At the top of the first page of the application, please write “Furman Family Fellowship.” The PDF should include the following documents:

  1. A cover letter addressed to the Supreme Court of Israel (address: Sha’arei Mishpat St.; Jerusalem 9195001; Israel).  Please indicate the period during which you would like to clerk at the court.  You may simply state that you are seeking a “12-week internship during the summer of 2019.”  Applicants should not refer to a fall or winter internship, as their applications are unlikely to be viewed this far in advance.
  2. A current resume
  3. Law School transcript
  4. A short sample of legal writing
  5. At least two recommendation letters, preferably one from a law professor (Recommenders may send their letters directly to international.law@cornell.edu, and we will add them to the PDF before forwarding to the Court.)

Top candidates may be invited to participate in a Skype interview with the senior clerk of a Supreme Court Justice.  If you are invited to participate in an interview, please inform us immediately by writing to international.law@cornell.edu.  

 


Positions Available

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 Hay is considering taking on another teaching assistant this semester for his undergraduate course, Competition Law and Policy, which meets MW 1:25-2:40 in the Law School. Compensation is two hours of Supervised Teaching credit. Some knowledge of Antitrust Law/Economics is necessary. Email Professor Hay:  gah7@cornell.edu

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

The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is looking to hire an Admissions Student Ambassador for the Spring semester.  Admissions Student Ambassadors play a critical role in our office and for the Law School. They lead daily tours, work with social media, communicate with prospective and admitted students, and help with events and outreach. If you are passionate about Cornell Law School, and like working with people, this is an excellent opportunity. This is a paid position that will require a maximum of 10 hours per week. If this is something that you are interested in please email your resume and a paragraph explaining your interest in this position to Amanda Scheutzow at aks277@cornell.edu as soon as possible.

 


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

English for International Students & Scholars: Fall/Spring Program

The Spring Semester EISS (https://sce.cornell.edu/professional/program/eiss) program, January 24–May 2, is a non-credit, part-time course for individuals interested in improving their basic English-language skills. The course emphasizes proficiency in spoken English and includes conversational activities, reading and grammar skills workshops, and field trips. Classes are held from 6:00–8:00 p.m. on Thursday nights. Interested students should apply by Wednesday, January 23. This program is also available in the fall semester.

For more information and to register for either program, please visit the program website, (https://sce.cornell.edu/professional/program/eiss) or contact the Professional Studies Office at cusp@cornell.edu or 607.255.7259.

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

2018 - 2019 Louis Jackson National Student Memorial Writing Competition in Employment Labor Law 

The Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law is an annual law student writing competition that honors the memory of Louis Jackson, a founding partner in Jackson Lewis LLP. Competition rules can be found here: https://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/institutes-centers/institute-for-law-and-the-workplace/louis-jackson-writing-competition. 
Application Deadline: January 23, 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

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

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 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

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