Cornell Law Scoops

Scoops March 12 Issue


Calendar of Events


From Maurice Haltom
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)


Positions Available


From Chenay Weyble
Lecturer of Law and Director of Academic Support


From Eduardo M. Peñalver
The Allan R. Tessler Dean


From John DeRosa
Associate Dean for Career Services


From Terry Thompson
Registrar


From Elizabeth Peck
Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Clerkships


From Melody Padgett
Bar Certification Coordinator


From Graduate Legal Studies


From Markeisha Miner
Dean of Students


Writing Competitions


Campus/Community Resources

 


Convocation Information

 

Calendar of Events

Week of March 12, 2018

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

MONDAY, March 12

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Foyer. Class Gift Tabling.

Stop by the foyer and donate to the 3L class gift. Contact: Lisa Zacharias, lmp59@cornell.edu.

4:30-5:30 p.m. Room 186. Cornell Association of Law and Economics (CALE) Elections.

Contact: Kasey Ashford, kda25@cornell.edu.

5:30-7:30 p.m. Room 184. Writing Competition Nuts & Bolts Meeting for 1Ls.

Contact: Bebe Albornoz, bla43@cornell.edu.

TUESDAY, March 13

4:00-5:00 p.m. Room 263. Office hours for students with Dean Peñalver.

 

4:00-6:00 p.m. Room G90. The Economics of the Law Firm.

 

Timothy Powers, managing partner of Haynes & Boone, Dallas, will teach law students about the internal economic structure of big law firms. Contact: Kasey Ashford, kda25@cornell.edu.

4:30-5:30 p.m. Room G85. Lambda General Body Meeting and Elections.

Contact: Alyssa Hasbrouck, amh427@cornell.edu.

5:00-5:30 p.m. Room 277. National Security Law and Policy Society Elections.

Contact: Lauren Quan, laq9@cornell.edu.

6:00-8:00 p.m. Room 186. Business Law Society Elections.

Contact: Bebe Albornoz, bla43@cornell.edu.

6:30-8:30 p.m. The Nines. 1L Law Firm Program: Haynes Boone.

 

Wednesday, March 14

 

8:15-10:00 a.m. The Commons. The Weekly Perk.

 

9:00 a.m. Spring 2018 exam registration begins. Exam deferral request form now available.

 

 

2:30-4:30 p.m. Room 126B Hughes Hall. Let's Talk.

 

 

4:00-5:30 p.m. Saperston Student Lounge. International Food Fight Around GMOs.

 

What are genetically modified crops and animals and what are the potential environmental issues around their use? What international agreements and national laws regulate those products? Join the Environmental Law Society as we host Greg Jaffe, Director of the Project on Biotechnology at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, who will discuss both the scientific and legal issues around GM crops and animals. Food will be served. Contact: Samuel Esclavon, se343@cornell.edu.

4:30-6:00 p.m. Room 182. In-Person Training for Spring Break Service Trip.

Hosted by Kwonsun Jung, Daniel Matos, and Michaela Azemi. Contact: Kwonsun Jung, kj287@cornell.edu.

 

6:00 p.m. Johnson Museum of Art. 1L Law Firm Program: Paul Weiss.

 

 

11:30 p.m. 3Ls and LLMs: Deadline to order cap, gown, and hood rental.

 

 

Thursday, March 15

 

4:30-5:30 p.m. Room 186. Public Interest Law Union Elections.

Contact: Abby Yeo, ay359@cornell.edu.

4:30-6:00 p.m. Saperston Student Lounge. Practitioner's Perspectives: Succeeding in Law School and Private Practice.

Presented by the Women's Law Coalition. Sponsored by Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Refreshments will be served. Contact: Allison McQueeney, aem236@cornell.edu.

 

6:00-8:00 p.m. Room L28 Hughes Hall. CLS Town Hall.

 

The Student Leadership Council, in conjunction with the Dean of Students, is hosting a town hall for students who are interested in and would like to discuss the following two topics: (1) the new student registration process (e.g., the "points system") and (2) the current pass/fail system. All CLS students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Come chat with the Dean of Students, the directors of the Student Leadership Council, while also enjoying some refreshments from Wegmans. Contact: Neethu Putta, nsp56@cornell.edu.

6:30-8:30 p.m. Room 182. Federalist Society E-board Elections.

We will be electing the e-board for the 2018-2019 academic year. Contact: Bennett Hampilos, bgh42@cornell.edu.

Friday, March 16

12:00 noon. Room 186. Practicing Faith and Practicing Law.

 

12:00-1:30 p.m. Room 390. Culture Clash: Experts, Publics, and the New Politics of Central Banking.

 

Come celebrate the release of Professor Annelise Riles' book, Financial Citizenship: Experts, Publics, and the Politics of Central Banking. Panelists include David Archer from the Bank for International Settlements, Jonathan Kirshner from the Cornell Government Department, and Gillian Tett from The Financial Times. The moderator will be Professor Robert Hockett from Cornell Law School. Click here to RSVP. Contact: Liz Flint, liz.flint@cornell.edu.

3:00-5:00 p.m. Room 186. Latino American Law Students Association (LALSA) Elections.

Contact: Lizbeth Cordova, lc854@cornell.edu.


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Positions Available

First year students who are interested in working with one of the oldest public interest firms in Los Angeles should send their resume to Professor Torres (gt276@cornell.edu). The Western Center on Law and Poverty is looking to hire one intern this summer.

Interested in working on a local source water protection project? Up to five students are needed. Pay will be consistent with University standards. If interested, please contact Professor Torres (gt276@cornell.edu).

Paid summer job at Cornell's Legal Information Institute: Cornell's Legal Information Institute provides free legal information to 40 million people each year at www.law.cornell.edu and www.oyez.org.  We are looking to hire one law student for a full-time research associate position to update materials on both sites related to the Second Amendment in order to create a comprehensive and objective "deep-dive" look at the Supreme Court and gun laws.   Work need not be performed in Ithaca, but office space will be available here should you choose to work on campus.  Please contact LII Associate Director Craig Newton (CLS '07) at craig@liicornell.org to express interest or ask questions.

The Graduate Legal Studies Office seeks several JD students to serve as Teaching Assistants for the introductory LLM course being offered in the two weeks before school starts (commencing August 6th). Depending on your Fall schedules and financial needs, you could complete for credit or pay. The course - Introduction to the American Legal System - will run from August 6th to August 20th, and your presence will be required some hours each day (both in and outside of class) during that time frame. It will be a fun and rewarding way to get to know the incoming LLMs. TAs will conduct small section sessions, comment on papers, and meet with students. If interested, please send an email, explaining your interest, with a copy of your resume attached to gls@cornell.edu.

The Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide seeks research and advocacy Interns for full-time positions in summer 2018.

The ideal candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to human rights, death penalty, or criminal justice issues. The internship is full-time and typically requires a 10-week commitment. While the internship is unpaid, the Center will work with interns to secure funding.

Responsibilities: Interns will conduct legal research on foreign jurisdictions' laws, jurisprudence, and practices; analyze international human rights law; and write and edit information to be uploaded to the Death Penalty Worldwide database. Interns will also support the Makwanyane Institute for Capital Defenders, an intense training workshop for attorneys from Africa that will take place in Cornell during summer 2018.

Qualifications: This is a legal internship, open to 2Ls, 3Ls, and LL.M students only. We seek applicants who demonstrate excellent research/writing skills and attention to detail, including the ability to follow research and citation guidelines.

To Apply: Applicants should send a cover letter explaining their interest in the internship along with a CV or resume to deathpenaltyworldwide@cornell.edu with the subject line "DPW Summer 2018 Legal Internship." Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

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From Eduardo M. Peñalver
The Allan R. Tessler Dean

Dean

Office Hours for Students

I will be holding office hours for students on Tuesday afternoons, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Students wishing to see me may sign up in advance with Becca Johnson in room 263, by e-mail (rlj76@cornell.edu), or by phone (607-255-3527).

Wednesday, March 21

12:15-1:15 p.m. MacDonald Moot Court Room, 390 Myron Taylor Hall. Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Kelly Mahon Tullier, JD `92.

Please join us for the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series with Kelly Mahon Tullier, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Visa Inc.  Her lecture on “Innovation and Growth through Change” will discuss how innovation, growth, and ultimately success are tied to our willingness to accept change.  In the process, Kelly will share both Visa’s story, as well as the story of her own professional journey. All are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided for guests registered by Monday, March 19.

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From Terry Thompson
Registrar

Terry

Spring 2018 Final Examinations

The online exam deferral request link will be available on the Registrar's website March 14-21. Students will register for final exams and download the spring 2018 version of the exam4 software during that same time frame in March. Watch for an email from the Registrar's Office in mid-March.

Using Your Laptop for Spring 2018 Exams

You must register for exams and download the new Spring 2018 version of Exam4 software between March 14-21. You will receive information about the process by email to your Cornell NetID email address. All students who wish to use their laptops for final exams will be required to download, install and test the Spring 2018 version of Exam4. Versions from other semesters have expired and will not work for exams this semester.

Exams and dictionaries

Two (2) non-legal dictionaries will be provided in each exam room for any student in that room to use. All first year JD students whose native or working language is not normally English may request the use of a non-legal translation dictionary for examinations by sending an email to the Law Registrar. LL.M. students with questions regarding the use of a non-legal translation dictionary for examinations should contact Graduate Legal Studies. Exchange students with questions regarding the use of a non-legal translation dictionary for examinations should contact Dawne Peacock. All requests must be submitted by April 10th to be considered. Continuing students who received permission to use a non-legal dictionary previously do not need to make another request.

A non-legal translation dictionary is a resource that lists words and their definitions and possibly the equivalent word in another language (such as a Spanish-English dictionary). Dictionaries that contain additional information such as grammar sections or sections entitled for "advanced learners" are not allowed. It is a violation of the Code of Academic Integrity to have any highlighting or other writing in or on the dictionary. Your name may be written in English on the inside cover, but no other markings are allowed. Electronic dictionaries must be a stand-alone dictionary with a set memory (e.g., a dictionary program that is loaded on a laptop computer does not qualify. A dictionary that has the ability to accept SD cards or USB drive does not qualify). All electronic dictionaries must be approved by the Registrar by April 10th. Proctors may randomly review all exam materials and students found in violation will be subject to penalties under the Code of Academic Integrity.

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 (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.

Summer School Study

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

Law School Course Pre-registration for Fall 2018

Current 1Ls and 2Ls: Online pre-registration for fall 2018 Law School courses will take place in early summer. You will be notified by email to your Cornell NetID email account when the pre-registration site is available. Instructions and details for online Law School course pre-registration, updated course offerings, registration forms, and degree requirements will be available online.

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From Melody Padgett
Bar Certification Coordinator

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Bar Information for Class of 2018 Students

Class of 2018 Degree Date: May 27, 2018.

NEW YORK STATE BAR EXAM

Applicants may apply to sit for the NY bar exam by filing an online application, which is available on the Board's website.

Application Filing Period: April 1-30, 2018. Any application not filed within this time period will be denied and returned. There is no provision for late filing.

HANDWRITING SAMPLE FOR THE NY BAR EXAM

If you plan to sit for the NY Bar exam, you will need to submit a verified handwriting sample, which must be completed in the presence of a law school official. The Registrar's Office will hold handwriting sessions during the application filing period. Please make every effort to attend one of these sessions. The process will take about five to ten minutes so come anytime during the time scheduled and leave as soon as your form is completed and turned in. If you are studying abroad or away on a full-term externship.

Handwriting Sessions for JD Students

Monday, April 9 between 9:00-9:30 a.m. room 182
Friday, April 13 between 12:00-12:30 p.m. room G90

Handwriting Sessions for LLM Students

Thursday, April 12 between 9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. room 182
Friday, April 13 between 2:30-3:00 p.m. room G90

MPRE

The MPRE (multi-state professional responsibility exam) is a 2 hour multiple-choice exam covering standards of lawyer's professional conduct. The MPRE is required by most jurisdictions (New York is one that requires it). The next exam is August 11th and the registration is June 21st -27th. It is recommended you have taken a professional responsibility course beforehand, Law Governing Lawyers, for example. Register at the NCBE (National Conference of Bar Examiners) website, http://www.ncbex.org/.

NYLC and NYLE (New York Law Course and New York Law Exam)

Are you taking the New York Bar Exam in July? In conjunction with the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) in New York, you must take an online course, known as the New York Law Course (NYLC), and a timed, online, open book exam on New York specific law, known as the New York Law Exam (NYLE). The next exam is June 14th with a registration deadline of May 15th. For more information, please see the NY Bar website, http://www.nybarexam.org/Content/CourseMaterials.htm.

OTHER JURISDICTIONS

Certification of Law School attendance/graduation is required by state bar authorities. Many states require the certification on a specific form; others accept the certification on Law School letterhead.  It is your responsibility to obtain any necessary documents, and submit them to the Law School Registrar's Office with instructions for: (a) when they must be submitted, and (b) where they must be sent. Do not wait until the last minute to do this. Keep in mind that certificates of Law School graduation executed before May 27, 2018 must be prospective. You may drop your forms off before graduation and we will make sure to wait until after graduation to process and submit them with the correct conferral date.

Please check the Bar Admissions Requirements Guide at  http://www.ncbex.org/ or view the hard copy at the Registrar's service desk for complete information on jurisdiction requirements.

NOTARY

Check to see if any of your bar application materials require a notary.  If so, you may contact one of the notaries here at the Law School.  Please note you may need to plan ahead for notary service. Available notaries: Melody Padgett, Room 160, Registrar's Office, Jannica Moskal,  room 126, Dean of Students Office and Connie Pendergast, Room 115, Admissions Office.

FINGERPRINTING

If you are applying for a bar exam, you should find out if the application requires fingerprinting. The New York State bar exam does not require fingerprinting. Fingerprinting is available on campus at the Public Safety Office, G-2 Barton Hall, 24 hours a day. You will need to take the fingerprint card with you, and two forms of picture ID.

BAR EXAM INFORMATION MEMOS

For more information, see the 2018 JD Bar Exam Info Memo or the 2018 LLM Bar Exam Info Memo.  Hard copies will be available at the handwriting sessions.

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From Markeisha Miner
Dean of Students

Markeisha Miner

The Weekly Perk

Coffee and conversation every Wednesday from 8:15 to 10:00 a.m. in The Commons. Stop by for a cup! Breakfast food also provided.

Communications Group

Dean Miner and Dean Fitzgerald are looking for a small group of students to advise about communication methods including SCOOPS, the Law School app, and more. The commitment is minimal, we anticipate no more than a couple of meetings. If interested, please write to law.dos@cornell.edu.

Public Forum: Hate Speech and Harassment and their relationship to the Campus Code of Conduct.

The Codes and Judicial Committee (CJC) Working Group on Hate Speech and Harassment (WGHSH) is engaging with the Campus Community to develop proposals for the CJC’s consideration concerning Hate Speech and Harassment and their relationship to the Campus Code of Conduct.

The WGHSH will hold public forums to hear from the Campus Community about these issues and to involve the Campus Community in all stages of the WGHSH process. Each public forum will be held on two dates to increase the number of people who can attend.  Please feel free to attend any part of or all of the public forums.

PUBLIC FORUM #1: Information Gathering Forum
Wednesday, March 14, 12:00-2:00 p.m., Room TBD.

We will provide information about provisions in the Campus Code of Conduct and other Cornell policies. We are interested in hearing from the Campus Community about the following questions: Have you had experiences or observed incidents at Cornell (on and off campus) involving hostile statements or actions that resulted in you or others feeling intimidated, threatened, or otherwise unsafe? How well do you think that these incidents were handled by administrators or other Cornell personnel? If you do not think they were handled well, how would you have liked them to be handled or addressed? Do you think that Campus Code of Conduct provisions adequately cover such incidents? Do you think that there were any problems with the way the Campus Code of Conduct was enforced?

Friday, March 16

12:00 noon. Room 186. Practicing Faith and Practicing Law.

Please join Cornell Law School and The Roitman Chabad Center at Cornell University as we welcome speaker, Paul Hamburger of Proskauer. Mr. Hamburger will be speaking on the topic of Practicing Faith and Practicing Law.

 

Thursday, March 22

1:00 p.m. Room G85. Navigating Inappropriate Workplace Behavior.

 

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Campus/Community Resources

Register Today: Campus Emergency Notification System

CornellALERT is the university's emergency notification system and is used for situations involving an immediate threat to the health and safety of the community. Sign up to receive voice or text messages on your cell phone. If you have previously signed up then please review and update your information. Additionally, please monitor https://emergency.cornell.edu for updates on Cornell's operating status in inclement weather and any other emergency situations.

Building Access

Once the building is locked for the evening, it is accessible only to members of the law school community. This is designed to provide a study environment conducive to the demands of the rigorous legal education you are pursuing. Key card access is available from the College Ave. entrances, the Myron Taylor Hall breezeway, and the Hughes Hall doors near the P and HH parking lots, as well as the doors on the path near the gorge-side of the Hughes building. Please do not hold or prop open doors after hours. Anything holding doors open will be removed.

Here are a few helpful contacts that you may want to save to your cell:

For all emergencies: Call campus police 24/7, 607-255-1111 or 911.
For building maintenance emergencies and after-hours mechanic: Call 607-255-5322.
For general maintenance requests: Go to "Request Maintenance" link at www.ipp.cornell.edu.
For building concerns at any time: Call Law School Facilities Manager, Mike Pado 607-255-3556.

Blue Light Escorts

If you are in the building late, please consider calling for a campus auxiliary officer to walk you to your vehicle or home if you live on or near campus. More information can be found on the Cornell University Police website, or call 607.255. 7373. There are also special Blue Light Bus Routes with late service. TCAT's Blue Light bus routes 92 and 93 serve central campus and Collegetown each evening, including weekends, from 6:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m., during the academic year. Use your Cornell ID when boarding and pay no fare.

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 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 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: Alleged violations should be reported to the Judicial Administrator at 255-4680 or judadmin@cornell.edu.

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Convocation Information

2018 Convocation Details

What: Convocation is the Law School's main ceremony
When: Saturday, May 12 at 2:00pm
Where: Newman Arena in Bartels Hall (no guest limit, no tickets required)
For more information: https://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/studentlife/convocation/index.cfm

Accommodation: If you or your guests need accommodation to participate, please contact Linda Majeroni at lam32@cornell.edu. If you requested an accommodation on the RSVP form, you will be contacted in April via email with instructions.

For those whose families’ religious observances would preclude them from attending Convocation on Saturday, May 12, Newman Arena @ Bartels Hall will be set up and available for informal photos from 4:30-5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 11. Please contact law.dos@cornell.edu with any questions or concerns.

Action Required: Cap, Gown & Hood Rental-Ordering Information

Deadline: 11:30pm, Wednesday, March 14 (ordering site turned off)
Late fee: $12 + rental fee. If you miss the ordering deadline, your choices will be limited to the few extras the representative may have on hand.

To place an order, visit https://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/studentlife/convocation/Cap-and-Gown.cfm. Regalia is the same for all degrees and will be worn for both Convocation and University Commencement.

Save the Date: Class Photo

Wednesday, March 21. Room 184 MTH.

All graduates should wear business attire for the photo. Please be prompt. We will not re-take the photo if you are late or cannot attend. Please wait in the breakout space until your degree program is called into Room 184.

JD students (including JD-LLM) should arrive at 5:25pm.
LLM students should arrive at 5:30pm.
JSD students should arrive 5:35pm.
JD-LLM students should return at 5:35pm for their own separate photo.

For more information, visit https://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/studentlife/convocation/Class-Picture-and-Photographs-at-Ceremony.cfm.

Save the Date: Regalia Distribution

Wednesday, April 18. 10:00am-2:00pm. Room G80 MTH.

No alternate date. If you cannot be there, you must make arrangements with a friend to pick up your items.

If you have any questions regarding Convocation, please contact Linda Majeroni at lam32@cornell.edu.

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From Maurice Haltom, LCSW
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

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Let's Talk is a program that provides easy access to informal confidential consultations with counselors from Gannett 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: Room 126B Hughes Hall (in Dean of Students' suite)

No appointment necessary. Just drop in.

For additional hours and locations: www.gannett.cornell.edu/LetsTalk.

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From Chenay Weyble
Lecturer of Law and Director of Academic Support

CW

Office Hours Week of March 12 (Room 126F Hughes Hall):

  • Monday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
  • Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
  • Wednesday:11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
  • Thursday: 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Friday: No office hours

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

Academic Peer Advisors Office Hours:

  • Matthew: Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Room G28R
  • Aaron: Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Room G80
  • Angelica: Thursdays, 11:10 a.m.-1:10 p.m., Room L39
  • Kara: Thursdays, 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Room G29
  • Rebecca: Thursdays, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Room L39

**Don't forget to check the Academic Support Blackboard page for the APA's office hours.

"You'll Never Plough a Field by Turning it Over in Your Mind." An Irish saying meaning that you won't get very far just thinking about what you need to do-you need to actually do it! If you've looked at the calendar, then you know that over half of the semester is over and spring break is still twenty days away (not that I'm counting). But have you looked at the other important deadlines you have coming up: just over two weeks until your final persuasive assignment is due, two weeks until oral arguments in Langfan start (which spans the following three weeks), four weeks until oral arguments in Lawyering, and seven weeks until you take exams? Notice how some of these things overlap-like Langfan first rounds and the due date for your final persuasive assignment? And all of these deadlines are in addition to your regular class preparation, review, organization events, and law firm events! Instead of worrying about it, schedule how you will spend your remaining weeks of school. Incorporate outlining and exam preparation into your nightly and weekend schedules-including taking old exams. Try to get your persuasive assignment completed early. Plan exactly what you will study over spring break and how you will allocate your time for each subject. Make these schedules and stick to them. If you follow through with your study plan, you'll have no trouble managing the extra work that seems to accumulate at the end of the semester. If you want help planning your study schedule or reviewing old exams that you take, please contact me or the APAs.

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From John DeRosa
Associate Dean for Career Services

DeRosa

1L STUDENTS:

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.

Law Firm Date Time Location RSVP
Haynes Boone March 13 6:30-8:30 pm The Nines RSVP to Christine.rosario@haynesboone.com.
Paul Weiss March 14 6:00pm Johnson Museum of Art RSVP to Caitlin Chapski, cchapski@paulweiss.com.
Akin Gump March 20 4:30pm 182 Myron Taylor Hall RSVP TBA.
Skadden Arps March 22 4:30pm 184 Myron Taylor Hall RSVP to Christiana.Carriero@Skadden.com.
Paul Hastings (rescheduled) March 26 4:40pm 184 Myron Taylor Hall. Reception to follow in the Commons. RSVP to RecruitNY@paulhastings.com. If you RSVP'd for the original event date, you do not need to RSVP again.
Davis Polk April 9 6:30 p.m. Agava Restaurant. RSVP to rsvp@davispolk.com.


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From Elizabeth Peck
Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Clerkships

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Tuesday, March 20

12:00-1:00 p.m. Room 276. How to be a Successful Judicial Intern.

Join Judge Thomas Manahan, New Jersey Superior Court, as he shares tips for getting the most out of your summer judicial internship. Lunch provided.

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Graduate Legal Studies

ISSO: U.S. Taxes and How to File

If you received any US based income (wages, or fellowship for living expenses, or a travel grant), you will need to file some US tax forms.

Save the Date

A cocktail reception celebrating LL.M. and J.S.D. commencement will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 4:30-6:30pm in the Park Atrium at Statler Hall. An official invitation with a link to R.S.V.P. will be sent later this semester.

Housing Extension

If you are currently living in Cornell University housing and would like to either extend your lease or terminate your lease early, you must contact the Housing & Dining Contracts Office.

While an accommodation is not guaranteed you should send your request to housing@cornell.edu or call 607-255-5368 as soon as possible.

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Writing Competitions

The New York Intellectual Property Law Association created a writing competition for law students and appropriately named it “The William C. Conner Intellectual Property Law Writing Competition”, after the Honorable William C. Conner, who was a former president of the NYIPLA. In recognition of his significant contributions to the field of Intellectual Property, in 1992 the Association established this competition in his name. Visit this link for more information and deadlines for the competition.

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