Cornell Law Scoops

Scoops March 20 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 Clinical Programs

From Terry Thompson

From John DeRosa
Associate Dean for Career Services

From Markeisha Miner
Dean of Students

From Elizabeth Peck
Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Clerkships

Convocation Information

View Campus Events


Writing Competitions

Calendar of Events
Week of March 20, 2017

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

MONDAY, March 20

12:30 p.m. Law School Foyer. Wellness Walk with the Dean of Students.


4:45 p.m. Room 182.

Knobbe Martens Law Firm Program.


5:00-6:00 p.m. Room 285. General Elections for the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Society.


The Alternative Dispute Resolution Society welcomes everyone to run for a board position in our group. Contact: Jaeeun Shin,

6:00-7:30 p.m. Room 186. CLS+1 Panel and Elections.

Join CLS+1 for a panel on What to Expect as a New Associate. Partners and family are welcome. After the panel, CLS+1 will hold elections for 2017-2018. Dinner will be served. Contact: Taylor Reynolds,

6:30-8:00 p.m. Room 184. Joint Journal Writing Competition Informational Meeting.

Contact: Rachael Hancock,

Tuesday, March 21

9:30-11:30 a.m. Saperston Student Lounge. Student Leadership Council Breakfast.

Contact: Christina Lee,

9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Room 276. Coffee, Conversation, and Confirmation Hearings.




4:30-5:00 p.m. Saperston Student Lounge. Let's Meditate.


5:00 p.m. Room G90 and the Commons. March Practice Panel.



7:00-8:00 p.m. Room G90. Lambda Elections.


Contact: Samantha Rose,

Wednesday, March 22

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


9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saperston Student Lounge. Coffee, Conversation, and Confirmation Hearings.


12:15-1:15 p.m. Room 182. Law's Global Adaptive Systems: Human Rights as an Example.


Speaker: David J. Gerber, Distinguished Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law. Sponsored by The Berger International Legal Studies Program. All are welcome. Please RSVP her for this Berger event by March 20th.

2:30-4:30 p.m. Room G59. Let's Talk.


4:30-6:00 p.m. Room 182. Women of Color Collective (WOCC) Social Etiquette and Networking Workshop.


There will be a presentation on social and dining etiquette by Cornell alumna Barbara Lang. You can find more information about her by going to her website, Contact: Ivory Goudy,

4:30-6:30 p.m. Room 290. Cornell Law Review General Body Meeting.

Contact: Peter Kahnert,

5:00-6:00 p.m. Squash Court. Free Yoga Session.


6:00-6:30 p.m. Room 184. Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) Elections.


Contact: Emanuel Francone,

Thursday, March 23

8:30-10:30 a.m. Sapserston Student Lounge. Hodgson Russ Open House Breakfast.


10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saperston Student Lounge. Coffee, Conversation, and Confirmation Hearings.


11:15 a.m. Room 290. Investor-State Arbitration at a Crossroads - Views on its Critics and Predictions for Future.


Craig S. Miles, a partner from King & Spalding in Houston, will be speaking on investor-state arbitration. Contact: Maciej Bukowski,


12:15-1:15 p.m. Room 276. Is It Possible to Be Both Judge and Advisor of the Administration? The French Conseil d'État Does It.


Speaker: Charles Touboul, Master of Petitions, French Conseil d' État. Sponsored by the Berger International Legal Studies Program. All are welcome. Please RSVP here the Berger speacker program  by March 21st.

3:30-5:30 p.m. Law School Foyer. Journal Open House.

Open House to learn more about the Cornell Law Review, International Law Journal, and Journal of Law and Public Policy.  Ice cream will be served. Contact: Peter Kahnert,

4:15-5:15 p.m. Room G90. Public Interest Law Union (PILU) Elections.

Contact: Ivory Goudy,

5:00-6:00 p.m. Squash Court.

Free Zumba Class.


Ari Cohn of FIRE will give a speech on campus free speech. Contact: Rebecca Duncan,

Friday, March 24
8:30-9:45 a.m. Saperston Student Lounge. Women's Law Coalition (WLC) Career Day Breakfast.

Those planning to attend WLC's Career Day are invited to grab breakfast and mingle with the alumnae who will be speaking on the panels.Contact: Kendall Karr,

9:50-10:50 a.m. Room 186. WLC Career Day: Building Your Brand: Leaders in Business and the Law.

We hope that you will join the Women's Law Coalition at our fifth annual Career Day. This panel will feature Maria Fernandez (Senior Counsel at IBM), Andowah Newton (Vice President, Legal Affairs at LVMH), Shana Elberg (Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP), and Celia Bigoness (CLS Professor, and formerly at Sullivan & Cromwell). Contact: Kendall Karr,

10:55-11:55 a.m. Room 186. WLC Career Day: Advocates in Action.

This panel will feature Rebecca Perkins (Associate General Counsel, Enel Green Power), Keisha Hudson (Deputy Chief Public Defender, Montgomery County Office of the Public Defender), Tanya Douglas (Director, Disability Law Project for Legal Services for NYC in Manhattan), and Alicia Plotkin (Senior Staff Attorney, Legal Assistance of Western New York/Neighborhood Legal Services). Contact: Kendall Karr,

12:45-1:45 p.m. Room 182. The U.S. Immigration Court System and Related Issues.

Speaker: Juan P. Osuna, Head of the Executive Office for Immigration Review at the U.S. Department of Justice. Sponsored by The Berger International Legal Studies Program & The Asylum and Convention Against Torture Appellate Clinic. All are welcome. Please RSVP here by March 22nd.


1:25-2:25 p.m. Room 186. WLC Career Day: The Cornell to Career Transition.


This panel will feature Sarah Ryu (Associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP), Amy Stephenson (Associate at Alston & Bird LLP), Caitlin Stephen (Excelsior Fellow at New York State Department of Environmental Conservation), and Victoria Clark (Judicial Law Clerk at the District of Columbia Superior Court). Contact: Kendall Karr,

2:35-3:35 p.m. Room 186. WLC Career Day: Government Leadership.

This panel will feature Lindsay Strauss (Assistant Attorney General at the Minnesota Attorney General's Office), Micaela McMurrough (Special Counsel at Covington & Burling), Ginger McCall (Labor Attorney), and Debbie Faulkner (Managing Partner at Burke Faulkner Law). Contact: Kendall Karr,

3:45-4:45 p.m. Room 186. Count On Us: How Women Lawyers Are Leading the Finance Industry.

This panel will feature Giti Baghban (Vice President, Structured Credit Compliance at Deutsche Bank), Jessica Budoff (Executive Director, Legal and Compliance at Morgan Stanley), Kelly Mahon Tullier (EVP and General Counsel at Visa), and Brynn Peltz (Partner at Goodwin Procter). Contact: Kendall Karr,

5:00-6:30 p.m. The Commons Myron Taylor Mixer.


Saturday, March 25


9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Room 182. APALSA/SALSA Academy 2017.

Contact: Jenny Hu,

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Positions Available

Clinical Professor Sandra Babcock is accepting applications for a summer research assistant.  The student will be assisting in a number of research and clinical projects, including two book chapters on the international application of the death penalty, the defense of a Mexican national facing the death penalty in Ohio, and advocacy on behalf of prisoners facing the death penalty in Malawi.  The student will also assist in research regarding women on death row around the world, as well as cases of wrongful conviction in Nigeria, Malawi, and other countries.  Please send a c.v. and writing sample to Professor Babcock at


Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide - Summer Research Fellows

Application Deadline: Until filled
Position Dates: May - August 2017 (exact dates TBD)
Hours: Full-time (PIF eligible)

The newly launched Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide has two openings for Summer Research Fellows in 2017. The Center disseminates research on how states apply the death penalty around the world, engages in advocacy on transformative issues and develops training programs for capital defenders in the global south.

We are seeking candidates with a demonstrated commitment to human rights issues and strong writing skills. Foreign language skills (particularly in French, Arabic, Farsi, or Chinese) are preferred. In addition to conducting research on legal and human rights issues, the Fellows will be encouraged to gather information through less traditional means, from interviewing experts to monitoring the press and social media. Fellows will also be invited to participate creatively in the Center's work by contributing blog posts and tweets, and suggesting events.

The Fellows will have opportunities to engage with several of the Center's current projects, including:

The Makwanyane Institute, which will bring together 15 capital defense lawyers from common law jurisdictions in Africa in June 2017 for an intensive seminar of specialized skills training and community building.

The Mental Health Project, which works with a multi-disciplinary group of lawyers and medical professionals to devise and implement strategies aimed at ensuring states' compliance with international norms that prohibit the execution of people with serious mental illness or intellectual disability.

The Women on Death Row Project, which will focus on bringing to light the challenges faced by women who risk the death penalty around the world.

The Innocence Project, which aims to uncover cases of innocence on death row in a range of different legal systems around the world, with the goal of describing risk factors for wrongful convictions across jurisdictions.

The Death Penalty Worldwide database (, which provides comprehensive information on states' death penalty practices and comparative analysis of capital punishment laws around the world.

Applications should be emailed to and must include a CV and cover letter. References and writing samples may be requested from short-listed candidates.

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From Eduardo M. Peñalver
The Allan R. Tessler 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 Connie McIntosh in room 263, by e-mail (, or by phone (607-255-3539).

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From Terry Thompson


Spring 2017 Final Examinations

Students who have exam conflicts are reminded to notify the Law School Registrar's Office, in writing, of the conflict and should note which exam they wish rescheduled. The spring exam schedule is available on the Registrar's website. The online Deferral Request link will be available March 20 on the Registrar's website. The request must be made by 12:00 noon on March 30.

Using Your Laptop for Spring 2017 Exams

You must register for exams and download the new Spring 2017 version of Exam4 software between March 20-30. 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 2017 version of Exam4. Versions from other semesters have expired and will not work for exams this semester.

Exams and Dictionaries

New JD students whose native or working language is not normally English may request the use of a non-legal dictionary for examinations by submitting a written request to the Registrar by Wednesday, March 29.  Continuing JD students who received permission to use a non-legal dictionary previously do not need to make another request. The non-legal dictionary must be supplied by the student and the dictionary may be in print or electronic format; provided, however, that any electronic dictionary 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 drives does not qualify). All electronic dictionaries must be approved by the Registrar by March 29.  LL.M. students with questions regarding the use of a non-legal dictionary for examinations should contact Assistant Dean Aimee Houghton. Exchange students with questions regarding the use of a non-legal dictionary for examinations should contact Dawne Peacock.

Law School Course Pre-registration for Fall 2017

To the Classes of 2018 & 2019 - Online Pre-registration for fall 2017 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 information, registration forms, and degree requirements will be available online.

University Course Pre-registration for Fall 2017

Students interested in enrolling in courses in other divisions of the University for the fall 2017 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 April 12-14, 2017. You must use the Student Center to pre-enroll in non-law classes. 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 with the Law School Registrar's office, at the Registrar's website at the Forms and Requests tab; Law Credit for Non-law Courses. 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.

Course Forum

A Course Forum will be scheduled for interested students to learn about the curriculum for the 2017-18 academic year. Students will be notified by email of the date.

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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.

Tuesday, March 21

12:15-1:30 p.m. 401 Warren Hall. GPWomeN-PCCW Speaker Series: Negotiating Skills in the Workplace with Jill Gross.

An interactive workshop lead by Jill Gross, a passionate advocate for women's advancement. Jill currently serves as Professor of Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University, teaching alternative dispute resolution, securities law, ethics and lawyering skills. This workshop will teach participants how to (1) understand basic concepts of adversarial and interest-based negotiation, (2) assess the BATNA ("best alternative to a negotiated agreement"), (3) negotiate salary, raises and promotions, and (4) debunk gendered negotiation myths. Co-sponsored by the Graduate School, the Women's Law Coalition, & the Women's Management Council.

Wellness Week

The ABA Law Student Division has selected March 28th as the official National Mental Health Day at law schools around the country. Here at Cornell Law School we will be recognizing National Mental Health Day with a series of wellness events March 20-23, 2017. We hope you will join us for one or more of these wellness-focused activities.

Monday, March 20

12:30 p.m. Law School Foyer. Wellness Walk with the Dean of Students.

Feeling stressed? Anxious? Don't have time to do anything but study? Join Dean Miner for a walk to enjoy our beautiful campus, clear your mind, and return to your work refreshed. Your wellness is worth it! Meet in the Foyer promptly at 12:30. We'll be back by 1:15 in time for afternoon classes.

Tuesday, March 21

4:30-5:00 p.m. Saperston Student Lounge. Let's Meditate.

Individuals who meditate seem to feel better, do better, and find that the practice sustains them in their personal and professional lives. Come join in this opportunity to practice a relaxing and restorative technique. Everyone is welcome, come as you are.

Wednesday, March 22

5:00-6:00 p.m. Squash Court. Free Yoga Session.

Free weekly yoga session. All members of the Cornell Law School community and all skill levels welcome. Increase your physical and mental well-being. Co-presented by the Dean of Students Office and CLSA.

Thursday, March 23

5:00-6:00 p.m. Squash Court. Free Zumba Class.

CLSA and the Dean of Students Office present: A free weekly Zumba class. Just bring your sneakers to participate.

Coffee, Conversation, and Confirmation Hearings

After 401 days of a vacant seat at the Supreme Court, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider Judge Neil M. Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Gorsuch was nominated by President Trump on January 31 to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Antonin Scalia (Justice Scalia was found dead in his room at a Texas ranch on February 13, 2016), after the Senate took no action on President Obama's nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the same seat.

Professor Michael Dorf and Adjunct Professor Toby Goldbach invite you to watch the confirmation hearings with the CLS community. Please note specific times and locations:

Tuesday, March 21, 9:30-2:30 in Room 276 and 2:30-4:30 in Room 249.
Wednesday, March 22, 9:30-4:30 in Saperston Student Lounge.
Thursday, March 23, 10:30-4:30 in Saperston Student Lounge.

You can view documents related to the nomination here: All staff and students are welcome to drop by. Light snacks will be served.

Coffee, Conversation and Current Events: Deconstructing the Administrative State


Myron Taylor Mixer

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Convocation Information

To: The Graduating Class of 2017


RESCHEDULED: Class Pictures and Champagne Toast-Tuesday, March 21

All graduates should wear business attire for the picture. To avoid confusion, we ask that you arrive according to the following schedule. Please be prompt, we cannot re-shoot if you miss the specified time.  The photo session will be in Room 184.

All JDs (including JD/LLMs) should arrive at 6:00 p.m.   We will take the picture at approximately 6:10 p.m. as it takes a bit of time to get everyone arranged.

All LLMs should arrive at 6:05 p.m. and wait in break-out area for the JDs to exit the class room.  Picture will be taken at approximately 6:20 p.m.

JSDs should arrive at 6:10 p.m., and JD/LLMs should return at this time as well—Pictures will be taken at approximately 6:25 p.m.

There will be a champagne toast and cake following the completion of the class pictures.  Please stay in the area following the picture taking.

Cap & Gown, Hood Rental Order Information

It is time to order your gap, gown and hood rental. Regalia is worn at both the Law School Convocation (Sunday, May 14, 2017) and University Commencement (Sunday, May 28, 2017). The regalia is the same for ALL degrees.

Please read through all the instructions on the Cap & Gown Rental Information page before proceeding to the ordering site. Orders must be completed by 11:30 p.m., March 15, 2017. After that date, the site will be deactivated and you will no longer be able to order a personalized size but will have to depend on the extras that will be brought to distribution. It is not wise to put this task off. We recommend ordering sooner rather than later.

You will need your hat size and height (in feet and inches). For your hat size, the ordering site provides a downloadable tape measure. I have several attached to my office door, room 138, along with a height chart in feet/inches to the right of my door (when facing). Please be sure and return the cap tape measure after using. I recommend measuring your cap size with a friend. It is easier or take the tape off the door, find a mirror, measure and then return the tape to the door.

Distribution of the regalia will be one day only, Wednesday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room G80. If you cannot be there to pick up your regalia, you must arrange for a friend to do so.

Convocation Website

Please familiarize yourself with the content on the Convocation website. In addition, please forward the URL to family/friends that would like the information contained on the site.

Convocation RSVP

Everyone that plans on attending the Convocation ceremony needs to complete the Convocation RSVP online form. This information is used in coordinating convocation as well as at the ceremony itself. Please complete the form even if you are unsure if you will be attending. You can let me know later if plans change.

If you have any questions about Convocation, you may email Linda Majeroni at

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

Maurice Haltom

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: Myron Taylor Hall, Room G59

No appointment necessary. Just drop in.

For additional hours and locations:

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From Chenay Weyble
Lecturer of Law and Director of Academic Support

Office Hours for Week of March 20 (Room G57):

  • Monday: 11:00-12:00 noon
  • Tuesday: 11:00-12:00 noon
  • Wednesday: 11:00-12:00 noon
  • Thursday: No Office Hours
  • Friday: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Or by appointment: (607) 255-0146 or

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

"Spring is the time of plans and projects."-Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina. Although it doesn't feel like spring right now, the days will start to get warmer (I hope soon). Use that springtime energy well. Plan how you will use the next six weeks before exams. Start working heavy review and practice exams into your weekly schedule. If you want help planning your study schedule or reviewing practice exams, please contact me or the APA's.

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Clinical Programs

Thursday, April 13

4:30-6:00 p.m. G10 Biotechnology Building. The Legacy of the Immigrant Workplace: Lessons for the 21st Century Economy.

Speaker: Leticia Saucedo, U.C. Davis. Standard approaches to employment law regulation in low-wage workplaces have overlooked how the structural impediments to full citizenship shape these workers' experience. Citizens in the workplace are able to exercise fully the workplace rights provided by statute, regulation and common law. But these regulations begin with the assumption that all employees are free to enter and exit the labor market as they see fit.  This narrative takes the level of freedom and the citizenship rights of the employee entering the workplace as a given - unchanging and equally applicable to all employees.  This presentation will explore how this narrative has failed in the case of immigrant workers and discuss the lessons we can derive from the immigrant worker experience for the emerging gig economy of the 21st century. All are welcome.  Co-sponsored by the Labor Law Clinic and Farmworker Clinic.

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From John DeRosa
Associate Dean for Career Services



Career Services Recruiting Season Programs

2017 Recruiting Season Launch: April 10, 4:45pm, Room 184.

Spring Law Firm Programs

During the course of this Spring semester a number of law firms will host evening 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
Hodgson Russ Open House Breakfast March 23 8:30-10:30am Saperston Student Lounge Learn about practicing in Upstate NY and chat with attorneys. RSVP to
Sullivan & Cromwell March 27 5:00pm Room 184, Reception to follow in the Commons RSVP to Natalie Green,
Tentatively Rescheduled: Davis Polk April 12 6:30pm Agava Restaurant, shuttles available  RSVP to




Monday, March 20

4:45 p.m. Room 182. Knobbe Martens.

1L, 2L, 3Ls with technical backgrounds are welcome. RSVP to

Tuesday, March 21

5:00 p.m. Room G90 and the Commons. March Practice Panel.

Co-Presented with the Business Law Society. Featured firms: Freshfields, Goodwin and Wilson Sonsini. RSVP to Lyndsey Bullock,

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From Elizabeth Peck
Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Clerkships


Thursday, March 23

12:00-1:00 p.m. Room 277. Federalist Papers & the Art of Advocacy with Judge Thomas Manahan.

Join us as Judge Thomas Manahan, New Jersey Superior Court, discusses the advocacy skills of the "anonymous" authors - Hamilton, Madison and Jay. Lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, March 28

4:15-5:15 p.m. Room 285. Approaching the Bench: A Presentation for 1Ls on Judicial Clerkships.

The time to prepare to apply for post-graduate judicial clerkships will be here sooner than you might think. Join Assistant Dean Liz Peck as she discusses what a judicial clerkship is, why it's a valuable piece of your legal career, and point you in the right direction to begin preparing your own clerkship application strategy. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Campus Events

Tuesday, March 28

4:25-5:40 p.m. B09 Sage Hall.  Day Family Ethics Lecture: Ethical Leadership Top to Bottom:  When it Works and When it Fails.

Speaker Professor Treviño will discuss both her work on ethical leadership more generally (as key to creating and sustaining ethical culture) and some recent research.  The latter shows how leaders setting high goals at the top can lead to a corruptive improvisation process among supervisory leaders who then coerce employees to either meet the goals or at least appear to do so.  This helps to explain examples such as the scandals at the VA, Wells Fargo, and perhaps Volkswagen.

Linda Treviño, Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior and Ethics at Penn State, is Director of the Shoemaker Program in Business Ethics at the Smeal College of Business.  She is one of the country’s leading scholars in business ethics, having made important contributions to the study of ethical leadership and the influence of organizational culture on ethical behavior, among other areas.  The author of a number of award-winning papers in management, she has published over eighty articles and several books, including one of the most popular textbooks in business ethics.

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Writing Competitions

Judge Bernard S. Meyer Scholarship

The Judge Bernard S. Meyer Scholarship is valued at $5,000.00. The scholarship is open to all second-year (2L) students as of spring 2017 semester enrolled in a law school in the State of New York. Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017. For more information, see

Honorable Charles L. Brieant, Jr. Fellowship

The Honorable Charles L. Brieant, Jr. Fellowship is valued at $5000.00. The scholarship is open to all first-year (1L) students and second-year (2L) students as of spring 2017 semester enrolled in a law school in the State of New York. Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017. For more information, see

2017 Diversity Writing Competition

There are three levels of competition (1L, 2L, and 3-4/L) and the winner of each level will receive a $5,000 cash prize. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2017. The topic for the 2017 competition is: Why Pipeline Programs Targeting Students from Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Backgrounds Are Essential to the Future of the Legal Profession.

Bruce M. Stargatt Legal Ethics Writing Competition

In keeping with Bruce Stargatt's keen interest in legal writing and the ethical practice of law, we invite scholarly papers concerning ethical issues in the practice of law. Beyond this general description, the precise issue to be dealt with is in the author's discretion. Cash prizes of $3000, $1000 and $500 will be awarded to the top three papers. For more information, see

2017 William W. Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition

This Competition is sponsored by Criminal Justice of the American Bar Association. The goal of the Competition is to encourage law students to become involved in the Section. It is also intended to attract students to the Criminal Justice practice field, and to encourage scholarship in this field. For more information, read this PDF.

The Honorable William C. Conner Intellectual Property Law Writing Competition

The competition is open to students enrolled in a J.D. or LL.M. program (day or evening). The subject matter must be directed to one of the traditional subject areas of intellectual property, i.e., patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair trade practices and antitrust. For more information, see

Spring 2017 National Scholarship Competition for College Students with Disabilities

disABLEDperson, Inc announces our Spring 2017 National Scholarship Competition for College Students with Disabilities. This competition begins on February 1, 2017 and ends on March 31, 2017 for the award of $2000. For more information, see

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