Cornell Law Scoops

Scoops Issue

October 21, 2019

This Week’s Events

Week of October 21, 2019

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

Monday, October 21
12:15 - 1:15 PM, Room G90
Academic Support Workshop 

4:30 - 6:30 PM, Room 186
Lambda Halloween Movie Night

Tuesday, October 22
11:30 - 1: PM, Room G90
Undocu-Ally Training - Learn how and why to be an ally to undocumented/DACA students. Hear an overview of the history, politics, and current issues. RSVP athttp://bit.ly/31FPeDI (lunch provided, limit of 50 participants). Presented by Professor Kelley-Widmer, Diana Castellanos, and Amadou Fofana.

4:30 - 5:30 PM, Room 182
First Annual Wine Law Distinguished Speaker Event 

5:30 - 6:30 PM, Room 186
What's the Difference? Roles of Judges in the Trial Courts versus Appellate Courts

6:00 - 8:00 PM, Room 184
Sullivan & Cromwell Mock Mergers and Acquisitions Presentation

Wednesday, October 23
8:00 - 10:00, The Commons 
Weekly Perk- Coffee and conversation on Wednesday from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. in The Commons. Stop by for a cup! Breakfast food also provided.

12:00 - 1:00 PM, Saperston Student Lounge
DEBATE! The New Obamacare Challenge 

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.

5:00 - 6:00, The Squash Court 
Yoga - All skill levels are welcome. Increase your physical and mental well being. Bring your mat and join in! Sponsored by Akin Gump

Thursday, October 24
12:15 - 1:15 PM, Room 186
Berger International Speaker Series: Professor James Allan will discuss “The Constitutional Structures of the Anglosphere – Copying and Innovating” 

4:00 - 4:30 PM, Room G26
Let's Meditate -Let’s Meditate is a free, guided, mindfulness meditation series sponsored by Cornell Health, in collaboration with numerous campus partners.

4:30 - 5:30 PM, Room 276
Starting a Law Firm and Working on IP Matters Across the World 

4:30 - 6:00 PM, Room 285
WOCC October Check-In 

5:00 - 6:00 PM, Room 184
Practicing in Small Legal Markets

6:30 - 8:00 PM, Room 186
Mock National Security Council Meeting:  Dawn Eilenberger, Former Deputy Director of National Intelligence, will play the role of President and chair the mock NSC meeting. The event will allow students to learn how a NSC meeting might be used to address a national security crisis. Food and drinks will be served. The event is sponsored by the National Security Law Society. All are welcome. 

7:30 - 8:30 PM, Room 182
Fireside Chat with Matthew S. Dunn

Friday, October 25
12:15 - 1:30 PM, Room 186
Abortion Legislation Teach-In

Saturday, October 26
5:00 - 8:00 PM, Room G90
First Generation Student Association Mentor/Mentee Trivia  

Beyond this week

Monday, October 28
4:15 - 5:15 PM, Room 279
IL Clinic Info Session - Are you interested in taking the IL Immigration Law & Advocacy Clinic as your spring elective? 1Ls, join Professor Kelley-Widmer to learn about the work we do in the 1L clinic, the application process, and more. Light refreshments provided.

Tuesday, October 29
3:00 - 4:00 PM, Room TBA
A First Generation Student Conversation with Alumni

4:30 - 5:30 PM, Room 184
Introduction to the 1L Summer Job Search 

Wednesday, October 30
8:00 - 10:00, The Commons 
Weekly Perk- Coffee and conversation on Wednesday from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. in The Commons. Stop by for a cup! Breakfast food also provided.

12:15 - 1:15 PM, Room 277
Berger International Speaker Series: Judge Carol King will discuss “How Current Immigration Policies Reflect a Dangerous Hostility Toward the Rule of Law”
Please RSVP by October 25 - https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/260a00cc3052499a9a0da892a16fd50d

12:15 - 1:05 PM, Room 290
Coal Bankruptcy with Professor Macey

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.

5:00 - 6:00 PM, Room 182
BLSA Career Panel 

5:00 - 6:00, The Squash Court 
Yoga - All skill levels are welcome. Increase your physical and mental well being. Bring your mat and join in! Sponsored by Akin Gump

Thursday, October 31
12:00 - 1:00 PM, Saperston Student Lounge
BLSA Lunch Series

3:00 - 4:30 PM, Law School Halloween Trick or Treat
Participating Offices to be announced 

4:00 - 4:30 PM, Room G26
Let's Meditate -Let’s Meditate is a free, guided, mindfulness meditation series sponsored by Cornell Health, in collaboration with numerous campus partners.

Friday, November 1
12:15 - 1:15 PM, Room 182
A Judge and Clerk Fireside Chat: an inside look into the judge/clerk workplace partnership
Featured Guest Speakers: Judge Amy St. Eve, JD ’90, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and Zoe Jones, JD ’15, Law Clerk to Judge Amy St. Eve, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Lunch provided. Please RSVP https://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/news-center/event-Detail.cfm?ID=167892 by, October 28th, 2019

3:00 - 4:00 PM, Room 221, Faculty Lounge
Federalist Society Fireside Chat with Judge Sutton 

5:00 - 6:30 PM, The Commons
Myron Taylor Mixer - Please remember to bring your Cornell ID and government issued ID. 

Saturday, November 2 
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Room 390
Cuccia Cup Moot Court Final


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, may sign up in advance with Becca Johnson by e-mail (rlj76@cornell.edu), in room 263, or by phone (607-255-3527).

Study Aids Available At the Law Library: Did you know that the Law Library has a collection of study aids available electronically and in print? You can find more information about our study aids by visiting the following link: http://guides.library.cornell.edu/c.php?g=31912&p=207517

Fall 2019 Final Examinations - Exam Conflicts
Please review the exam deferral policy (found on page two of the exam schedule): An examination may be deferred only if a student has examinations scheduled in direct conflict with each other, two in one day, more than two exams in the first week, three in three days (same week), or four in one week. An examination week is Monday through Saturday. No examinations may be taken before the scheduled examination period. Any examinations permitted to be deferred will be rescheduled at the earliest possible examination period consistent with the rules above.  The exam deferral link will be available in October 21st.

First-Year Practice Exam
Class of 2022 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 23, 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 21.

University Course Pre-Registration for Spring 2020
Students interested in enrolling in courses in other divisions of the University for the spring 2019 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 30-November 1. 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 Clinic and Course Pre-Registration for Spring 2020
Please add these dates to your calendar. More information will be sent to students in the next few weeks.

October 30 - November 4 at 12:00 PM/Noon - Upperclass students pre-register for clinics.

November 11 - November 18 at 12:00 PM/Noon - Upperclass students see results of clinic pre-registration and can drop (not add) clinics. Upperclass students pre-register for upperclass and seminar courses. 1L students pre-register for 1L elective.

Late December (After all exams end) - Registrar will release lottery results to all students.

Mid - January - Add/drop begins and students can make changes to their schedule.

Using Your Laptop for the Fall 2019 Final Exams
You will receive information about the exam registration process by email in early November.  Old versions of the exam software will not work.

Fall 2019 Externship Information 
Any student interested in participating in the Externship Program or the Pro Bono Scholars Program must first attend an informational meeting.  Meetings will be held on the following dates and times:

Wednesday, November 6, 7:00 p.m. in Room 389

Applications for the Pro Bono Scholars Program for Spring 2020 are due in late September.

Applications for externships for Spring 2020 are due at the end of the Fall 2019 semester.

Name Pronunciation
We are pleased to announce a new initiative that we believe all members of our community will find helpful. We want to be respectful by pronouncing your name correctly. Help us do so by recording your full name (preferred first name_surname) on your mobile phone or computer in .mp3 format. For consistency and the ability to match the recording to your record, you must save the file by netID (example: abc123.mp3). Once you have recorded and saved the file, upload it to: https://support.law.cornell.edu/UploadVoiceFiles/index.cfm.

For iPhone users: You can create and share a voice memo using the instructions found here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206775.  This will create an .m4a file that you will need to convert to an .mp3 file.  This can be done using iTunes or a host of free online services such as cloudconvert.com or zamzar.com

For Android users: There are many free apps for recording voice files available at the Google Play Store.


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 the week of October 21 (Room 126F)

Monday:             Workshop 12:15 p.m. Rm 290 
Tuesday:             11:00–12:00 p.m. 
Wednesday:        11:00–12:00 p.m. 
Thursday:            2:30—3:30 p.m.
Friday:                 2:30—3:30 p.m.
Or by appointment:  (607) 255-0146; cbw75@cornell.edu

APA Office Hours 10/21—10/25: 

Section A:  Natalie Greenfield Tuesday 9:00—10:00 Rm G81
                  Zach Sporn  Wednesday 4:30—5:30 Rm 244
Section B:  Tayler Woelcke  Monday 4:30—5:30  Rm 244
Section C:  Alizah Charaniya  Wednesday 1:30—2:30  Rm. G80
                  Joshua Howard  Friday 10:30—11:30 Rm. 244
Section D:  Julia Hollreiser  Thursday 4:15—5:15  Rm. 244
Section E:  Lily Coad  Thursday 11:10—12:10 Rm. 244
Section F:  Emily Szopinski  Monday 1:15—2:15 Rm. G26

Welcome back!  I hope you feel refreshed and energized after your break.  Can you believe how far you’ve come since your first day of class?  You’ve learned how to read cases, synthesize rules, and apply the rules to new fact patterns.  You’ve drafted a predictive memo and learned how to manage your study time.  These skills are necessary for exams and also for your future legal practice.  After you pat yourself on the back, you need to devise a plan to tackle the final seven weeks of the semester by incorporating extra review time into your schedule.  If you have any questions about how to do this, I am happy to help. 

You may also be thinking about the practice exam this week.  Everyone keeps telling you that law school exams are different, and this is a wonderful opportunity to experience one.  The knowledge gained from this practice will be extremely helpful as you prepare for your real exams.  Hopefully you reviewed all your subjects during the break so you won’t need to relearn material for the practice exam.  You do need to review some for the practice exam, but you don’t want to do so at the expense of sleep or preparation for other classes.

Exam Skills Intro: Getting the Most Out of the Practice Exam, Monday October 21 at 12:00 in G90.  The APAs and I will host a brief workshop about practice exams Monday, October 21.  We’ll discuss some of the things you can do to get the most out of your practice exam, including: deciding what legal issues are raised by the fact patterns, applying the law to the facts, stating all the steps in your analysis, using your time wisely, and organizing your answer in a clear way.  We’ll also discuss how to interpret any feedback you receive, what to do after your exam, and how to practice taking exams the rest of the semester. 

Health and Community

Cornell Health partners with Wegmans Pharmacy to provide flu vaccine clinics for our campus community. 

  • Open to all – students, staff, faculty, retirees, student spouses/partners, and other community and family members (age 3+)
  • No appointment necessary
  • Vaccine types – regular dose, high dose, and thimerosal-free flu shots available (learn more about flu vaccine types); no FluMist
  • Cost:
    • FREE for all students, staff, faculty, & retirees, plus student spouses/partners on SHP (bring your Cornell ID)
    • Other community members: the cost will depend on your insurance (most plans cover flu vaccination)
  • Students under 18: Please bring 3 copies of Wegmans Pharmacy's parental consent form(not required when getting vaccinated at Cornell Health; please see below)

Wednesday, October 23
2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Robert Purcell Community Center, Rooms 103/105

Wednesday, October 30
7:00 am – 9:00 am
Humphreys Service Building, Room B26A   
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Seneca Place, Hilton Garden Inn
Lower Level Training Room

Tuesday, November 5
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
BeneFair, BioTech Atrium    

Wednesday, November 6 
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Barton A134 Conference Room
Geneva

Monday, November 11
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Willard Straight Hall, Memorial Room

New mental health services from Cornell Health
Cornell Health has implemented changes to its mental health services to provide increased access to care and flexibility in follow-up options. Students can now access free 25-minute counseling appointments that can often be scheduled as soon as the same day. When needed, 25- or 50-minute follow-up appointments are coordinated with the student’s counselor (50-minute appointments have a $10 copay). Counselors may also recommend group counseling(https://health.cornell.edu/services/mental-health-care/group-counseling), skills-based workshops(https://health.cornell.edu/services/mental-health-care/workshops), or other support services. Additionally, CAPS psychiatrists and primary care medical clinicians can assess a student’s need for medication related to mental health concerns and provide access to prescriptions and medication management as needed. Students can receive these services whether or not they receive CAPS counseling. Learn more at health.cornell.edu/mentalhealth.

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.cornell.edu/

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/

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:
Welcome to Cornell Law School. Keep up to date on the programs offered by our office through Scoops, the email listserv and the TV screens around Myron Taylor.

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.

  • October 29th, 4:30pm, Room 184

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.

  • November 4th – 8th

Ward Greenberg Diversity Program Info Session: Jeffrey Harradine, Cornell Law alum, will provide a brief overview of their diversity program and answer any questions you may have.

  • November 6th, 4:30pm, G28R

White & Case Coffee Break: Celebrate the last week of class and stop by the Student Lounge for a coffee and chat with White & Case attorneys.

  • December 3rd, 9:00am – 11:00, Student Lounge

Winter Break Shadow Program: If you wish to be matched with a Cornell Law alum for a shadow experience in the location where you will be spending your winter break be sure to look for the registration email in early November.


Positions Available

Professor Yale-Loehr needs a part-time research assistant to research possible reforms to our broken immigration court system. Prior exposure to immigration law is helpful but not required. Pay is at the standard law school rate.  If interested, please email a transcript, resume, the number of hours/week you are available, and a writing sample to Professor Yale-Loehr at SWY1@cornell.edu.

Semester
Cornell Law School’s Women & 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 part-time researchers 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 from all over the world, performing legal research and writing for African judges, and gathering resources related to women’s access to justice in southern Africa. To inquire further and for details on how to apply, please contact the Collection's Advocacy and Research Director, Jocelyn Hackett (jjh283@cornell.edu).  Researchers will begin work on a rolling basis throughout the semester. 


General Announcements

Student Child Care Grand Program 2019-20 is taking applications! 

The deadline for the application is Wednesday, October 30, 2019 before 3:00 p.m.  

The application is available on the Students with Families website. The objective of the Student Child Care Grant is to provide financial assistance to as many Cornell students with child care expenses as possible, ultimately allowing student-parents to better attend to their academic responsibilities.

Dr. Emanuel Stein and Kenneth D. Stein Memorial Writing Competition

To recognize excellence among law school students writing in the area of labor and employment law; and to cultivate the relationship between the Section and future labor and employment practitioners. 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. More information on how to enter: nysba.org/SteinAward/
Application Deadline Extended to October 28, 2019

Samuel M. Kaynard Memorial Student Service Award 

The purpose of the awards is to enable New York State Law Schools to recognize excellence among their law students in the area of labor and employment law and to cultivate the relationship between the Labor and Employment Law Section and future labor and employment practitioners. More information can be found on the website: https://www.nysba.org/Kaynard/
Nomination Deadline Extended to October 28, 2019

Faith E. O'Neal Scholarship 

In 2005, in recognition of her outstanding work on behalf of the Queens County legal community and her overall professional excellence, the Queens County Women’s Bar Association established The Faith E. O’Neal Scholarship, honoring the memory of Faith E. O’Neal. If you are interested in applying for the Faith E. O’Neal Scholarship you may download further information and the application by clicking on the link below.
https://qcwba.org/faith-e-oneal-scholarship/
Application Deadline: October 30, 2019 

The Judicial Friends' Annual Scholarship 

Current second (2L) year and third year (3L) law students in a Juris Doctor program at an ABA accredited law school in New York State or NYS residents, attending law school outside of New York State, who are currently enrolled for the 2019-2020 academic year are eligible to apply. The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates academic excellence, community service, and a passion for justice. For information on how to apply, please contact the Dean of Students office law.dos@cornell.edu 
Application Deadline: November 18, 2019

The Honorable Joel K. Asarch Elder Law and Special Needs Section Scholarship

One scholarship is awarded to a second year (2L) or third year (3L) law student who is enrolled in a law school in the State of New York.  The student shall be actively participating in an Elder Law Clinic at the school or perform other substantial efforts which demonstrate interest in the legal rights of the elderly or the practice of elder law.@Application link: www.tnybf.org/asarch
Application Deadline: November 22, 2019

The Real Property Law Section Melvyn Mitzner Scholarship

One scholarship is awarded to a second year (2L) or third year (3L) law student who is enrolled in a law school in the State of New York who demonstrates Melvyn Mitzner’s commitment to professional achievement in the area of real property law including legal writing, lecturing and scholarship; and diversity in the profession. 
Application link:  www.tnybf.org/mitzner
Application Deadline: November 22, 2019

The Real Property Law Section Lorraine Power Tharp Scholarship

One scholarship is awarded to a second year (2L) or third year (3L) law student who is enrolled in a law school in the State of New York who best exemplifies the core values important to Lorraine Power Tharp; academic excellence, a demonstrated interest in public service, high integrity and an interest in real property law.
Application link: www.tnybf.org/tharp
Application Deadline: November 22, 2019

American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers

The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers is pleased to announce its 2020 annual writing competition to recognize significant written contributions to the field of U.S. consumer financial services law in the following categories: 
(a) books 
(b) publishable articles, book chapters, or substantial book reviews by a professional in the field 
(c) publishable student case notes, articles, or comments
More information on the College and the writing competition may be found at: http://www.accfsl.org/writing-competition/
Application Deadline: December 1, 2019

Diversity Summer Fellowship in Health Law 

One fellowship will be awarded to a law student who is currently enrolled in a law school in the State of New York to work in Health law positions in the public sector in the State of New York during the summer months.
Application link: https://www.tnybf.org/uploadedFiles/Foundation/PDFs/2020%20Health%20Law%20Section%20Fellowship%20Application.pdf
Application Deadline: December 9, 2019

Artificial Intelligence Writing Competition 

The Center for Legal and Court Technology is pleased to announce its third annual writing competition dedicated to innovative legal issues likely to arise from Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and/or related technologies. For further details and writing competition rules visit: https://law.wm.edu/academics/intellectuallife/researchcenters/clct/2019-writing-competition/index.php
Application Deadline: December 20, 2019

FASPE 2020 Fellowship Programs 

FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) is a fully-funded, two-week summer program that uses the conduct of professionals in Nazi Germany as a launching point and backdrop for an intensive study of contemporary professional ethics. Fifteen Business Fellows will be chosen to participate in FASPE 2020 through a competitive application process. Fellowships cover all program costs including round-trip travel to Europe, as well as all European travel, lodging and food.  Business Fellows travel with Law and Journalism Fellows—shared insights are gained through formal and informal cross-discipline discussions. To learn more about the program, please visit their website: https://www.faspe-ethics.org/how-to-apply/
Application deadline: December 30, 2019

Annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition

The American Society of International Law's International Refugee Law Interest Group (IRLIG) announces its sixth annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition. Papers may address any topic related to international law and refugees, stateless persons, internally-displaced persons (IDPs), and forced migrants. More information about the competition and how to enter can be found here: https://www.ilsa.org/2019/09/04/annual-international-refugee-law-student-writing-competition-now-open/
Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

René Cassin Thesis Prize 

The application for the René Cassin Thesis Prize is open to any candidates who defended their doctoral thesis in the course of the year 2019 in one of the following disciplines: 
? International Human Rights Law 
? Regional Human Rights Law 
? Comparative Human Rights Law 
? Legal Theory of Human Rights
Persons wishing to apply should send an electronic copy of their doctoral thesis accompanied by a report certifying their thesis defence or an equivalent document, to the following email address : evangelia.vasalou@iidh.org
Application Deadline: January 31, 2020

2019/20 CIArbNY International Arbitration Student Article Competition

The New York Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators is pleased to announce the CIArb NY Branch International Arbitration Scholarly Article Competition (the “Competition”). The Competition is open only to qualified law students. It will award up to 3 cash honoraria for the best publishable articles in the area of international arbitration.
More information on the competition is available at www.ciarbny.org/rule.    
Application Deadline: February 4, 2020

House Available

Spring semester rental: Beautiful, spacious (3 bedroom) country home available from mid- to late January to end of exam period in May (dates can be adjusted for your convenience and rent prorated). $1,050/month, basic utilities included, in return for looking after our three friendly indoor cats. If you are graduating, guest cottage also available for your family. Approximately 20-minute (beautiful) drive from the law school; if you don’t have a car, one is available. For more info and photos, see  https://www.sabbaticalhomes.com/OfferedDetails.aspx?id=127174&i=Home_Rent_House_Rental_Danby_New%20York_United_States_of_America.  If interested, contact Professor Bowman at cgb28@cornell.edu.