Scoops March 27 Issue
Week of March 27, 2017
All events will be held in Myron Taylor Hall unless otherwise noted.
MONDAY, March 27
12:15-1:15 p.m. Saperston Student Lounge.
12:15-1:15 p.m. Room 276. Is France Really Interventionist in the Economy? A Legal Point of View.
Speaker: Charles Touboul, Master of Petitions, French Conseil d' État. Sponsored by the Berger International Legal Studies Program. All are welcome. Please RSVP here for the Berger event by March 25th to participate in the luncheon.
4:00-5:00 p.m. Saperston Student Lounge. IPTSA Class Elections.
Contact: Mark Carper, email@example.com.
5:00 p.m. Room 184.
Tuesday, March 28
11:00 a.m. Saperston Student Lounge. Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS) Elections.
Contact: Nicholas Velonis, firstname.lastname@example.org.
12:15-1:15 p.m. Room 182. Campus and Nation: Dissent, Freedom and the Crisis in India's Universities.
Speaker: Dr. Ananya Vajpeyi, Fellow and Associate Professor at the Center for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi, Global Ethics Fellow 2014-2017 with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, New York. Sponsored by the Berger International Legal Studies Program. All are welcome. Please RSVP here for the Campus and Nation event by March 26th to participate in the luncheon.
12:15-1:00 p.m. Saperston Student Lounge. BRICS Board Elections.
Come join us for food and elections for board positions for the 2017-2018 year academic year. Contact: Mark Carper, email@example.com.
1:25-2:20 p.m. Room G85. Foreign Investment, Disputes, Some History, Quo Vadis.
Speaker: Don Wallace, Jr., Chairman, International Law Institute, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center. Sponsored by the Berger International Legal Studies Program. All are welcome but space is limited. Please RSVP here for the Foreign Investment event. This talk is given as part of Prof. Ndulo's Foreign Direct Investments class.
3:00-4:00 p.m. Faculty Lounge. Fighting for Human Rights.
Mitch Webber of Paul, Weiss will be talking about how to use the law to litigate and lobby against human and civil rights abuses, with a special emphasis on BDS. Contact: Scott Cohen, firstname.lastname@example.org.
4:00-5:00 p.m. Room 263.
4:25-5:40 p.m. B09 Sage Hall.
4:30-5:30 p.m. Room 285.
Wednesday, March 29
8:15-10:00 a.m. The Commons.
2:30-4:30 p.m. Room G59.
4:30 p.m. Room 182. Federalist Society Elections.
Contact: Rebecca Duncan, email@example.com.
Thursday, March 30
11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Room 276. National Security Law & Policy Society - Documentary Screening.
Join the National Security Law & Policy Society for a pre-spring break film screening of [T]ERROR. Documenting a FBI counterterrorism operation, [T]ERROR follows a FBI informant as he secretly films his participation in a sting targeting a suspected jihadist. Winner of numerous prizes, including the 2015 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize, [T]ERROR "explores how far we are going to prevent terror and exactly what liberties we are sacrificing to get there." Chipotle will be served. Contact: Elizabeth Sullivan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, March 31
12:30-1:00 p.m. Room 387. Christian Legal Society Elections.
Contact: Rosa Cortez, email@example.com.
Saturday, April 1-Sunday, April 9 - Spring Break
Classes resume on April 10.
The Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide is accepting applications for two Summer Research Fellow positions. 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 ( http://www.deathpenaltyworldwide.org), which provides comprehensive information on states' death penalty practices and comparative analysis of capital punishment laws around the world.
Application Deadline: Until filled
Position Dates: May - August 2017 (exact dates TBD)
Hours: Full-time (PIF eligible)
Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and must include a CV and cover letter. References and writing samples may be requested from short-listed candidates.Top of Page
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 (email@example.com), or by phone (607-255-3539).
Monday, April 17
12:15-1:15pm. Room 390, MacDonald Moot Court Room. Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Andrew M. Baker, JD `79.
Andrew Baker is the managing partner of Baker Botts. Join us for his lecture on "Preparing Lawyers to Succeed: Big Law's Response to Professional Development Challenges in a Dynamically Changing Marketplace." All are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided for guests registered by Wednesday, April 12.
Tuesday, April 18
12:15-1:15pm. Room 290. Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series featuring The Hon. Alison J. Nathan, AB `94, JD `00.
"A Conversation with The Honorable Alison J. Nathan" will be moderated by Dean Eduardo Peñalver. Judge Nathan is United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. All are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided for guests registered by Thursday, April 13.
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.
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.
Visa for International Guest
The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) has provided detailed instructions on how your family can obtain a tourist visa to attend the Law School Convocation and University Commencement. Please note that the U.S. consulate does not require an official letter from any office at Cornell, and Cornell does not provide such letters for your family's visa application.
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.
Coffee, Conversation and Current Events: Executive Orders and Immigration
To: The Graduating Class of 2017
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. Contact Linda Majeroni (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions regarding Convocation.Top of Page
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: www.gannett.cornell.edu/LetsTalk
Office Hours for Week of March 27 (Room G57):
- Monday: 11:00-12:00 noon
- Tuesday: 11:30-12:30 p.m.
- Wednesday: 11:00-12:00 noon
- Thursday: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
- Friday: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Or by appointment: (607) 255-0146 or email@example.com.
*Don't forget to check the Academic Support Blackboard page for the APA's office hours.
"Time is money." You've heard this saying your whole life. But you cannot actually save time like you can money. Once time has passed there is no recovering it, storing it, or earning interest on it. No matter where you spend spring break, make sure you spend your time wisely. Exams start just over three weeks after your return, so you need to thoroughly review the material you've learned so far. Now is a great time to set your study schedule over the break so that you have a nice balance of what you must do-study for exams-with what you want to do-relax a bit and catch up with friends. A careful plan will help you review a substantial amount of material while still feeling like you've had a refreshing break. First, decide what specific school-related goals you want to accomplish each day-update your Property outline on Monday? Review Civil Procedure and then take a practice exam on Tuesday? Decide how much time you will allocate to each task each day-include outlining, reviewing, and testing yourself. Second, decide what things you want to do for yourself-catch up on a Netflix series, see a movie, visit with family, or go to a museum. Third, plan each day with a healthy balance of law school tasks and "you" time. Finally, keep in mind that you're unlikely to accomplish anything during "travel time." If you need help in setting your study schedule for the break, I am happy to help.
1L and 2L students: Interested in a full-time or part-time externship?
Thinking about being a Pro Bono Scholar? Come to an informational meeting on Wednesday, April 12 at 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 184. We will discuss the benefits and possible drawbacks of an externship and the nuts and bolts of the identification and application process. We will also discuss the Pro Bono Scholar program. All students interested in an externship for the Fall of 2017 or the Spring of 2018 or the Pro Bono Scholar program for the Spring of 2018 must attend (unless you attended the meeting in February). For further information, contact Professor Mooney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.Top of Page
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.
|Sullivan & Cromwell||March 27||5:00pm||Room 184, Reception to follow in the Commons||RSVP to Natalie Green, email@example.com|
|Davis Polk||April 12||6:30pm||Agava Restaurant. A shuttle will be provided to pick up/drop off students from the Anabel Taylor Bus Stop. There will be two pick up times and two return times: pick up at 6:10pm and 6:40pm; return at 8:15pm and 8:40pm.||RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org|
Tuesday, March 28
4:30-5:30 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.
Tuesday, April 11
12:15-1:15 p.m. Room 276. "Residential Mortgages, Securitization, Secondary Markets, The Crash and Beyond" with Henry D. Edelman, JD `73.
Join us as Mr. Edelman shares from his nineteen years of experience as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation. All are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided for guests registered by Thursday, March 30.
Join Habitat for Humanity for Women Build 2017
All are welcome Friday, May 12th and Saturday, May 13th to the 7th Annual Women Build Weekend in Ithaca on the corner of Morris Avenue and Third Street.
Cornell Law will be organizing a team and has a team fundraising page. To join us please join the Cornell Law Team on the event registration page. You can also donate directly to the Cornell Law Team page.
Please contact Margaret Ambrose (email@example.com) if you are interested in attending the event as part of Team Cornell Law. This event is co-sponsored by Professor Johnson and Professor Whelan.Top of Page
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.Top of Page
American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition
The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law are pleased to announce their 2016-2017 writing competition. This competition is open to articles written while the author is a student at an accredited law school in the United States. The first place award is $3,000 and publication in the ABA Journal of Labor and Employment Law. All students, not only those currently taking labor and employment law courses, are eligible to participate. For more information about the Annual Student Writting Competition , click here.
The ABA Forum on Communications Law holds Moot Court Competition
Qualified students are invited to apply to participate in the Tenth Annual First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court Completion. The Semi-Final and Final Rounds of the Competition will be held during the Forum on Communications Law’s 23rd Annual Conference, which will take place at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa Valley, California, from February 28-March 3, 2018. For more information, click here.