Cornell Law Scoops

Scoops Issue

September 23, 2019

This Week’s Events

Week of September 23, 2019

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

Monday, September 23
1:30 - 2:30 PM, Room G90
Bar Exam Information Session
The Registrar's Office and the Dean of Students will hold a bar exam info session for all students. We will discuss the MPRE (Multi-state Professional Responsibility Exam), NYLC and NYLE (New York Law Course and Exam), and the UBE (Uniform Bar Exam). We will go over character and fitness disclosures, pro bono requirements, and important dates/deadlines. A representative from the NY Bar Examiners will also be on hand for information and questions. 3Ls are highly encouraged to attend!
Please RSVP:

4:30 - 5:30 PM, Room 277
Cuban-American Bar Association General Body Meeting 

Tuesday, September 24
12:15 - 1:15 PM, Room G29
Opportunities with the Air Force JAG – Captain Fuentes will be coming to speak about opporunties after graduation in the Air Force. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP. Please RSVP by clicking here.

4:00 – 5:00 PM, Room 276 Myron Taylor Hall
JD/MBA Information Session
Join Admissions Representatives from Johnson and the Law School for an upcoming JD/MBA Dual Degree information session. The dual degree is designed fro students who are interested in careers that integrate academic study in law and management and include the professional fields of Corporate Law, Entrepreneurship, Tax, International Trade, Finance, and Management Consulting. 

4:30 - 5:30 PM, First Floor Breakout Space 
WOCC and WLC: Spill the Tea 

5:45 - 6:45 PM, Saperston Student Lounge, Room G65
General Body Meeting: The Federalist Society 

6:30 - 7:30 PM, Room 182
CLSA Weekly Meeting 

Wednesday, September 25 
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.

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.

12:15 - 1:15 PM, Room 277
Berger International Speaker Series: Professor Benjamin Schonthal will discuss “Pyrrhic Constitutionalism? Buddhism, Secularism and the Limits of Law in Sri Lanka”
Please RSVP:

4:30 - 5:00 PM, Room 184
1L Introduction to Career Services - Meeting specifically for 1L's to meet and get acquainted with the Career Services team.

6:30 - 7:30 PM, Room G81
CLSA Executive Board Meeting 

Thursday, September 26
10:00 - 3:00 PM, Saperston Student Lounge, G65
CLSA Fall Ball Ticket Pickup

Friday, September 27
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM, Room 390
Frank Irvine Lecture by John G. Ruggie

1:00 - 5:00 PM, The Courtyard

Beyond this week

Monday, September 30 
12:15 - 1:15 PM, Room G90
Academic Support Workshop: Outlining and Reviewing

3:30 - 4:30 PM, Room G90
ISIP Overview and Document Correspondence Program: How to draft cover letter & selecting writing Sam 

4:15 - 5:15 PM, Room 182
Clerkships for International JD's
Not a U.S. citizen? Not a problem. Dean Peck, current JDs, and alumni will discuss clerkship opportunities for non-U.S. citizens pursuing a JD degree. Snacks provided. Please RSVP here ( by, September 25, 2019.

4:30 - 5:30 PM, Saperston Student Lounge, G65
Briggs Society of International Law - Coffee Hour 

Wednesday, October 2

12:00 - 1:30 PM, Room L28 Hughes Hall 
Advocating for Workplace Justice - Panel, Discussion and Refreshments

Learn about PBF’s paid Summer Fellowships ($6,000 & up)
Network with Labor and Employment Lawyers
Refreshments provided with RSVP

REGISTER by Thursday, September 26th, 2019 (for food count) at

Thursday, October 3
4:30 - 5:00 PM, Room G81
Let's Meditate -Let’s Meditate is a free, guided, mindfulness meditation series sponsored by Cornell Health, in collaboration with numerous campus partners.

6:00 - 8:30 PM, Saperston Student Lounge, G65
RBG Screening - WOCC & WLC 

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 burritos and sandwiches, legal positivism, or anything else, may sign up in advance with Becca Johnson by e-mail (, in room 263, or by phone (607-255-3527).

Law Library Study Room Reservation:  To reserve a study room in the library visit Study rooms can typically only be reserved for at most 120 minutes per day and 1 week in advance. If you need to reserve a room more than 1 week in advance for an interview, or need to reserve a room for more than 120 minutes per day, please visit for instructions.

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: (

• 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.

Winter Session Add/Drop 
Deadline to drop winter session courses is noon on October 16, 2019. 

Update Your Preferred Name and Address Info
If you wish to update your preferred name, use the link in the My Information tab ( on the Registrar's website. All students should make sure their address info is up to date as well. To update your address, use the link in the My Information tab ( the Registrar's website.

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. Students must be registered by September 20 or they risk being withdrawn from the university. Students who become registered for the Fall semester after September 20 will be charged a $350 late fee. Students who fail to become registered will be withdrawn from the University on October 7. See University Registration ( for more information.  Failure to register will impact financial aid, loan deferments, health benefits, and other privileges relying on in-school status. This may also affect the ability to use certain services on campus such as your Cornell Card, Library Services and Cornell Health. Use Student Essentials ( to check your registration status.

Class Recording Request Form
The Law School IT department has created a class recording request form( 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 ( 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 ( with the Law School Registrar's Office if the faculty member wishes to view the student's record.

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:

Tuesday, October 8, 6:00 p.m. in Room 277
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:

For iPhone users: You can create and share a voice memo using the instructions found here:  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 or

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

For General LL.M. students who need assistance with writing skills, you may utilize two campus resources:

The Graduate Writing Service ( at the Knight Institute, M101 McGraw Hall & 174 Rockefeller Hall

English Language Support Office, ( 260 Caldwell Hall

Both programs offer one-on-one tutoring for students who feel they need writing assistance.  Please keep in mind Cornell Law School's Code of Academic Integrity has strict guidelines on the submission of student's work.  If you utilize either of the services listed above, it is important to let the tutor know the expectations of our Code prior to beginning your session.

Traveling over Fall break?
Remember to take with you all documents needed for re-entry into the U.S., even if you only travel within the U.S.  For information on all the documents you need to have with you when you travel please visit the Office of Global Learning International Services website here:

Have a wonderful break!

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:

Academic Support

Office Hours the week of September 23
(Room 126F Hughes Hall)

Monday: 11:00—12:00 p.m.
Tuesday: by appointment 
Wednesday: 3:00—4:00 p.m. 
Thursday: 2:30—3:30 p.m. 
Friday: 11:00—12:00 p.m. 
Or by appointment:  (607) 255-0146;

APA Office Hours:  This Week APAs will be hosting a How To Know if You’re Getting It lab during office hours where you can ask questions:

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 12:15—1:15 Rm. G80 (unless there is a workshop that day)

“We’re All in this Together.”  You’ve completed one-third of the semester, and you might feel overwhelmed.  You are not the only one feels that way—learning how to read and think critically about the law is hard work, and it can be exhausting.  Everyone is in the same boat, and, like the earworm from High School Musical, “we’re all in this together” (apologies if that song is now stuck in your head).  Your classmates are your future coworkers, and the relationships you build now will last well beyond your three years at Cornell Law School. Help each other out by supplying missing notes, having spirited debates about the meaning of the law, and guiding each other towards resources when you notice someone might need help.    

Another thing you all have in common right now?  You need to add review into your already busy schedule.  Build in daily and weekly review sessions to make sure you understand concepts.  Consult your professor to help clarify concepts and your classmates if you’ve missed something in your notes from class.  Debate the meaning and application of the law with classmates in a weekly study group.  Quiz yourself regularly.  Have you looked at Q&As or E&Es? I have some in my office lending library.  Have you watched the CALI lessons online and taken the quizzes?  It will be much easier to solidify your understanding of legal building blocks now than it will be to correct misunderstandings at the end of the semester.  The APAs will hold sessions during office hours this week to help you figure out if you are working effectively.  If you’re not quite sure where to begin, please come see me or visit with the APAs during their office hours.  We’re all happy to help.

1L Workshop Series #2: Outlining and Review Workshop.  Looking ahead, you need to start outlining soon.  On Monday, September 30 at 12:15 in G90, I’ll hold a 1L outlining and review workshop.  We’ll eat a couple of slices of pizza and salad, look at sample outlines, and talk about ways you can review over the fall break.  Remember, attendance at three of the four 1L Workshop Series this fall gets your name in raffle for a prize.  Please R.S.V.P. through the link you’ll receive in your email or on the Class of 2022 Facebook page so that I know how much pizza to order.     

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:

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(, skills-based 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

Start the semester strong
A new school year means a new opportunity to establish healthy habits. Prioritize time management, sleep, and self-care to support your academic success and well-being throughout the year. See more tips for thriving at Cornell(  

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 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: 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:  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: Alleged violations should be reported to the Judicial Administrator at 255-4680 or email:

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 ( 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:

Learn more about the Office of the University Ombudsman. You can visit their website using this link:

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


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:

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

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.

You, Your Career and Cornell Law: Meeting for 1L's to learn about the services offered by the law school’s Public Service, Judicial Clerkship and Career Services Offices

  • Wednesday, September 25th, 4:30pm, Rm 184

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

2L Students:
Scholarship Opportunity: the Northern District of New York Federal Bar Association is offering the Honorable Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. Scholarship ($2,000) to 2L law students who have expressed an interest in federal practice. Please see Lisa Carberry, Administrative Assistant, in Career Services (Suite 128) for an application. Deadline for submission is September 20th.

If you have an OCI interview in Myron Taylor Hall, these interviews will take place the Career Services Suite (128) in MTH. On the day of the interview, check the Career Services Office door to find your interview room.

2019 Recruiting Dates:- OCI #2: Friday, September 13, Myron Taylor Hall 
-OCI #3: Monday, September 30, Myron Taylor Hall

Positions Available

Professor Richard Booth is seeking two third year law students to assist him with his environmental law course and his land use law course in the Spring 2020 semester: i.e., CRP 4440/5440, NTRES 4440 Resource Management and Environmental Law and CRP 4590/5590 Legal Aspects of Land Use Planning.    

Professor Booth is a lawyer who teaches in the Department of City and Regional Planning.  He specializes in environmental law and land use law.  Applicants should send a CV, a law school transcript (an informal transcript is fine), and a writing sample to Professor Booth at His office is in Room 117 West Sibley Hall, and his phone number is 607-255-4025.    

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 two full-time summer 2020 research fellows to add a new dimension to the Collection’s resources by (i) working for a local gender justice organization in South Africa and (ii) interviewing diverse South African women about access to justice issues. With the guidance of the Collection’s Director and the Democratic Governance & Rights Unit at the University of Cape Town, summer fellows will partner with a law student from UCT to conduct the interviews around South Africa. With the Collection’s Director, the students will analyze their findings in a report to be published in the Collection’s database. The fellowships will begin around May 25 and end around August 1, 2020. To inquire further and for details on how toapply, please contact the Collection's Advocacy and Research Director, Jocelyn Hackett (,by October 1, 2019. 1Ls are encouraged to apply.  

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 (  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.

Spring Break Trip to Tijuana, Mexico, March 29 ­– April 4, 2020

From Professor Estelle McKee:  This spring break, I  will lead a group of Cornell Law students on a trip to Tijuana, Mexico, to volunteer with Al Otro Lado’s Border Rights Project.  Participants will help individual asylum-seekers prepare for their credible fear and immigration court hearings, conduct legal orientation and “know-your-rights” sessions, and provide other assistance. (Immigration needs at the border are constantly shifting, so participants must be flexible in the assistance they are willing to provide.  But I will make every effort to ensure that students are able to do legal work.)  A group of medical students from Weill Cornell will also participate in this project by volunteering at a nearby clinic.  Because the clinic’s and Al Otro Lado’s client bases overlap, there will be significant opportunities for law and medical students to collaborate and learn from each other.  Spanish fluency is not required, but it is highly preferred.

Upper-class students must apply for funding through Engaged Cornell (due October 11, 2019).  This is a tight turnaround, but students selected for the trip will receive assistance with the process.  Regardless, all students will receive full funding for this trip. 

To apply, complete the Qualtrics survey at

by the end of the day on September 27, 2019.  Upper-class applicants will be notified of their selection within a few days of the due date.  First-year students will be notified in mid-November after the clinic selection process is complete, since those enrolled in the 1L Immigration & Advocacy Clinic will already be participating in a spring break trip.

Questions?  Email Professor McKee at

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:
Application Deadline: October 1, 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:
Nomination Deadline: October 1, 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:
Application Deadline: November 22, 2019

The Local and State Government Law Section Carol Van Scoyoc Scholarship

One scholarship will be awarded to a law student who is enrolled in a law school in the State of New York who best exemplifies the core values important to Carol Van Scoyoc, Esq., former chair of the Section and recipient of the Award for Excellence in Public Service.  The student shall show academic excellence, a demonstrated interest in public service and an interest in local government law.
Application link:
Application Deadline: October 11, 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:
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:
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:
Application Deadline: December 1, 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:
Applications open: August 30, 2019
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:
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 :
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    
Application Deadline: February 4, 2020

Dean Eduardo M. Peñalver, AB ’94, Cordially Invites You 

A Cornell Law School Alumni Reception in Philadelphia on September 26, 2019: 
The evening will feature remarks from the dean and an opportunity for you to meet and connect with Cornell Law School alumni in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Please register or by calling the Alumni Affairs Office at 607.255.5251 by Monday, September 23.

You are Cordially Invited to the Latino Lawyers of Cornell Breakfast 

Breakfast held at the Hispanic National Bar Association Convention on September 27, 2019.
Remarks by:  Irene Oria, JD ’99 Partner, FisherBroyles
Please register at by Thursday, September 19. Should you have any questions, please contact Sasha Belinkie at

Cornell Law School Homecoming Tailgate Bash – October 5, 2019

Sponsored by: Cornell Law School Alumni Association & Dean of Students Office
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: Cornell Law School Tent in the Crescent Parking Lot by Schoellkopf Stadium 
Cost: Cornell Law Students: $15 Early Bird; $20 after 9/20/2019, Alumni & Non-Student Guests: $25
Come enjoy beer, wine, cider, tailgate snacks, a free gift (to the first 300) and the good company of fellow law school students, faculty and graduates.

Register for the Tailgate at or by calling the Alumni Affairs Office at 607-255-5251
by Friday September 20th for Early Bird Pricing.