Scoops September 5 Issue
Week of September 5, 2016
All events will be held in Myron Taylor Hall unless otherwise noted.
MONDAY, September 5
4:00-5:30 p.m. Room G85. Italian American Law Students Association (IALSA) General Body Meeting.
Contact: Julia Bensur, firstname.lastname@example.org.
6:00-7:00 p.m. Saperston Student Lounge. Latino American Law Students Association (LALSA) General Body Meeting.
Contact: Sasha Burger, email@example.com.
Tuesday, September 6
12:15-1:15 p.m. Room 279. Practicing Law as an Army Judge Advocate (JAG).
3:30-5:00 p.m. Room 263. Office hours for students with Dean Peñalver.
4:00-5:00 p.m. Room G85. Italian American Law Students Association (IALSA) General Body Meeting.
Contact: Julia Bensur, firstname.lastname@example.org.
5:00-6:30 p.m. Room 184. Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) General Body Meeting.
Meeting for 1L representative and general information. Contact: Jenny Hu, email@example.com.
Wednesday, September 7
8:15-10:00 a.m. The Commons. The Weekly Perk.
2:30-4:30 p.m. Room G59. Let's Talk.
4:30 p.m. Room 184. Welcome to Career Services: Ice Cream Social for 1Ls.
4:45-5:45 p.m. Law School Courtyard. Free Yoga in the Courtyard.
Contact: Krystal Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
6:00-7:30 p.m. Room G85. Oaklander Fellowship De-Briefing.
Summer 2016 Oaklander Fellows will present short reports on their internships in civil legal services office and their work on behalf of indigent unemployed clients. Guests from the NYS Department of Labor, the ILR school and the Cornell Law faculty will provide commentary. All interested students are invited to attend. Contact: Dean Comstock, email@example.com.
Thursday, September 8
11:15 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Room 290. How to Draft An Americanized Resume.
Friday, September 9
Saturday, September 10
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. CLSA Wine Tour.
The wine tour begins with bus pick up in front of Anabel Taylor Hall. Contact: Krystal Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org.Top of Page
Professor Yale-Loehr seeks a research assistant to help update his immigration law treatise and to do other immigration-related research. Prior exposure to immigration law is helpful but not required. Pay is at the standard law school rate. If interested, please email a transcript, resume, and writing sample to Professor Yale-Loehr at email@example.com.
The Law School Admissions and Financial Aid office is looking for two students to join our team. We are in need of one Admissions Ambassador to work both the fall and spring semesters and one Admissions Ambassador to work the spring semester. The job entails conducting tours, answering questions from prospective students, and assisting with programs and outreach. To apply for an Admissions Ambassador position, email your availability and resume to Isabelle Ramos, firstname.lastname@example.org, by September 16th.
Seeking a native English-speaking student to edit an essay written in English by a non-English speaker who is a visiting scholar at Cornell Law. Will pay $15 per hour. Contact Zhang Linghan at email@example.com.
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Office Hours for Students
I will be holding office hours for students on Tuesday afternoons, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Students wishing to see me may sign up in advance with Connie McIntosh in room 263, by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by phone (607-255-3539).
Monday, September 5 - Labor Day
Cornell Law School will hold regular classes on Monday, September 5. The Registrar's office will be closed that day and will reopen on Tuesday, September 6.
S/U Grading Option
Each JD student may elect to take up to two upperclass courses at Cornell Law School on an S/U basis. At the close of Add-Drop students will receive an email when the S/U Grading Option link is available on the Registrar's website. S/U grade elections, if made, shall be irrevocable. Students may not make this election in courses that they use to satisfy the Law School's upperclass writing requirement. In addition, instructors may designate specific courses that they teach as not eligible for the S/U grade election. Check individual course descriptions in the Fall 2016 Course Description memo.
JD Students Only - S/U Grading Option Verification Form
Class of 2017 and 2018 students will receive an email when the S/U Grading Option link is available on the Registrar's website. The form will be available shortly after the end of add/drop. Students must submit the online form no later than 12 noon on Friday, September 16.
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, the Office of Judicial Administrator, Gannett Health Services, or the bursar. Students must be registered by September 9 or they risk being withdrawn from the university. Students who become registered for the Fall semester after September 9 will be charged a $350 late fee. Students who fail to become registered will be withdrawn from the University on September 26. 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 Gannett Health Services. Use Student Essentials to check your registration status.
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.
Religious Holidays and Academic Calendar
The University policy concerning the academic calendar and religious holidays states, "In enacting the academic calendar, the University has scheduled classes, laboratories and examinations on religious holidays. It is the intent of the University that students who miss these activities because of religious observances be given adequate opportunity to make up the missed work." A faculty member may request audio or videotaping of a class if he or she wishes. Any student who seeks an accommodation should approach his or her instructor. All requests for taping must be submitted on-line to the IT Department at least 2 business days in advance for classes. If you are requesting to videotape or record a professor's lecture, you must obtain the professor's permission prior to submitting an AV Request Form.
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.
Saturday, September 10
9:30-11:00 a.m. Big Red Barn. BRB Family/Partner Breakfast.
Free continental breakfast - bagels, muffins, cereal, yogurt, juice, coffee. Come find out tips from parents/ spouses and partners who have been in your shoes. Learn about fun things to do with or without children - on campus, in Ithaca and regionally. Learn where to shop for bargains and convenience. Crafts and activities for children and the child in you. Questions, please contact Janna Lamey at email@example.com.
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 September 5 (Room G57):
- Monday: No Office Hours
- Tuesday: 3:00-4:20 p.m.
- Wednesday: No Office Hours
- Thursday: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
- Friday: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Adjust, adjust, and adjust. Did you expect that law school would require so many changes? You are learning new study methods, new ways of thinking, and new ways of writing. Perhaps you are starting to get comfortable with an “it depends” analysis. Many of you are (or should be) working on your first writing assignment and need to adjust your study schedule to include this extra time. While you may feel that studying consumes all of your time, don’t isolate yourself from friends and family who are supporting you in this endeavor. Studying should not feel like solitary confinement, and these connections with people will remind you of why you are going to law school in the first place. Oh, and those classmates who say they are studying 20 hours a day in the library? Ignore them. You need a balance to survive law school, and it’s important to have an efficient schedule that includes set study times and breaks for nutritious meals, exercise, and relaxation. Studying 20 hours a day—or sitting in the library for hours on end while looking at your Twitter feed—will not get you to exams in peak condition. If you find that you need help adjusting your schedule to meet the demands of law school, please come see me. I am happy to work with you on a personalized study schedule that balances time for reading, reviewing, writing, and relaxing.Top of Page
Welcome to Cornell Law School. Keep up to date on the programs offered by our office through Scoops, the email listserve, the TV screens around Myron Taylor Hall and the bulletin board outside Office 140.
Wednesday, September 7
4:30 p.m. Room 184. Welcome to Career Services: Ice Cream Social.
Come meet the Career Services counseling staff, learn about how they work with the entering 1L class, find out how to receive free personalized Cornell Law School business cards and enjoy Cornell Dairy Bar ice cream.
Thursday, October 20
4:30 p.m. Room 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.
Thursday, October 27
4:30 p.m. Room G90. Halloween & Cover Letter Workshop.
Is your resume looking a little scary? Does writing a cover letting sound like a nightmare? Join the Career Services Office for advice on how to tailor your resume to legal employers and craft a devilishly good cover letter. Enjoy cider & candy too!
Monday, October 31-Sunday, November 4
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.
Interview Strategies and Attire Workshop: Date & Time TBA.
OCI Interviews in MTH
If you have an OCI interview in Myron Taylor Hall, these interviews will take place in faculty, administrator, and student organization offices and classrooms in MTH. On the day of the interview, check the Career Services Office door to find your interview room.
NALP Standards for Timing and Offers of Decisions
If considering offers from law firms, please keep in mind the NALP Standards for Timing and Offers of Decisions. The full text of the guidelines can be found at www.nalp.org. Speak to a counselor if you have any questions.
2016 Fall Recruiting Dates
OCI #2: Friday, September 9, Myron Taylor Hall.
Resume Collect #2: Deadline for resume submission Wednesday, September 14.
Resume Collect #3: Deadline for resume submission Wednesday, October 5.
Tuesday, September 6
12:15 p.m. Room 279. Practicing Law as an Army Judge Advocate (JAG).
CPT Brian Cox, Brigade Judge Advocate.
Saturday, September 17
12:00 noon. Room G90. Public Interest Academy
All are welcome! Please RSVP by September 9 here: https://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/Events/Public-Service-Public-Interest-Academy.cfm.
Friday and Saturday, October 28 and 29
Equal Justice Works Career Fair and Conference.
2Ls and 3Ls: Seeking a public interest or government job? Check out the Equal Justice Works Career Fair and Conference.
Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA (just outside of Washington, DC).
More than 120 employers from a variety of geographic areas will be conducting interviews. Supreme Court Justice Elana Kagan will serve as the keynote speaker on Friday afternoon!
Register for the Fair AND upload application materials to employers by September 14. Employers will review your materials. You will receive an email notification by October 1 from the employers to whom you applied as to whether or not you are invited to interview. You must affirmatively accept or decline the invitation. Go to http://equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair/students. Review the "Registration and Application Guide" on the website for instructions. It is very similar to our Symplicity system, with which most of you are familiar.
Writing effective cover letters is crucial to being selected for interviews. I strongly encourage you to follow this cover letter-writing advice (https://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/publicservice/Public-Sector-Cover-Letters.cfm) and have your resume and cover letters reviewed by me via email or in-person appointment before you apply.
September 14: If you plan to apply for interviews, this is the last day you can register and upload application materials. Don't wait until the last minute!
September 17-October 1: Employer application review and interview selection.
September 17-October 7: Time frame within which selected students can accept or decline interviews.
October 7: If you do not plan to apply for interviews, but want to participate in table talk, this is the last day you can register.
Mid-October (date TBD): If you decide not to attend the Career Fair, you can cancel your registration with full refund.
The Office of Public Service has a $3,000 fund to help defray your travel expenses. Plus, we will reimburse the $25 registration fee for all students who attend. See my recent emails for details.
Thursday, September 8
11:15 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Room 290. How To Draft An Americanized Resume.
I will give a presentation on how to draft an Americanized resume and cover letter. I will also explain how to choose writing samples. US resumes are quite different from c.v.s and resumes from other countries and it is only in very rare cases that they are longer than one page. Even if you already have a job, the presentation should be useful in your future legal career. This presentation is mandatory for people seeking my assistance writing a resume. Attendance will be taken and cookies will be served.
Wednesday, September 21
9:45 a.m. Room 390 (Overflow space - Room 184). U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Oral Arguments at Cornell Law School.
The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will be hearing oral arguments at Cornell Law School. Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann, Judge Peter W. Hall, JD '77, and Judge Richard C. Wesley, JD '74 will be presiding. All are welcome.
4:00 p.m. Room 186. Second Circuit Clerkship Panel & Reception.
Join Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann, Judge Peter W. Hall, JD '77, and Judge Richard C. Wesley, JD '74, along with Sally Pritchard, Director of Legal Affairs for the Second Circuit, and Assistant Dean Elizabeth Peck who will discuss clerkship positions in this court. All are welcome. Please click here to register.
Thursday, September 22
12:00 Noon. Room 390. Book Talk and Celebration for "Judging Statutes" by the Honorable Robert A. Katzmann.
The Honorable Robert A. Katzmann and Michael Dorf, Robert S. Stevens Professor of Law, Cornell Law School, will present a Book Talk discussion of Judge Katzmann's book Judging Statutes, Oxford UP, 2014. Judge Katzmann’s book, Judging Statutes, is also available in paperback and as an ebook through Amazon.com, along with a number of other online and local retailers. We encourage you to pick up a copy prior to the event! All are welcome. Lunch will be served to those who register by 5:00pm on September 16. Please click here to register for event.
Friday, September 23
8:00 p.m. Schoellkopf Stadium. Fireworks and Laser Light Spectacular.
Don't miss the Fireworks and Laser Light Show, a Homecoming tradition. This celebration includes live music from Sparks the Rescue, special guests, and an exciting finale. This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 24
12:00 noon-3:00 p.m. Schoellkopf Stadium. Cornell Law School Homecoming Tailgate Bash.
Cost: $15 Students. Come enjoy beer, wine, cider, chili, sandwiches, sweets, a free gift (to the first 300 people) and the good company of fellow law school students, faculty and graduates.
Student Homecoming T-shirt Giveaway at 1:00 PM in Lynah Rink parking lot. Current Cornell undergraduate and graduate/professional students can each pick up a free Homecoming T-shirt at the T-Shirt Giveaway Tent, while supplies last. Bring your student ID.
Cornell versus Yale football game starts at 3:00 pm. Admission to the game is free to students-just show your Cornell ID as you enter the stadium gates. Please register online or by calling the Alumni Affairs Office at 607-255-5251.
Monday, September 12
12:15-1:15 p.m. Room 276. Litigating the Constitutional Limits on the Extraterritorial Reach of U.S. Criminal Law.
Presenter: Alex Berengaut, Partner, Covington & Burling. Please RSVP here by Thursday, September 8 to participate in the luncheon.Top of Page