There will be a Rare Book Open House for LLM students, JSD students, visiting Faculty and Scholars, and new Faculty. It will be held from 11:00a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 28th, 2010. Among the items which may be on exhibit are famous trials, the Psychological Profile of Hitler, Nuremberg Trial Transcripts, old state statutes of Hawaii, and Blackstone Commentaries along with the Code of Napoleon. Please come and see the treasures and have a bit to eat, too.
Did you know that although the first Earth Day was founded by a U.S. Senator, its successful organization was actually coordinated by a law student? Denis Hayes, who later became an environmental lawyer, was, needless to say, preoccupied by issues other than his final exams at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government in the spring of 1970.
If you are looking for a few moments of pleasant diversion during this 40th Earth Day, I recommend relaxing with a book from the Cornell University Library that celebrates the earth. Some to consider are:
- A Sand County Almanac, by Aldo Leopold;
- Desert Solitaire, by Edward Abbey;
- The Beauty of the Beastly, by Natalie Angier;
- Most anything by Henry David Thoreau;
- The Snow Leopard, by Peter Matthiessen;
- Never Cry Wolf, by Farley Mowat;
- And one of my favorites—Prodigal Summer, by Barbara Kingsolver.
In any of these books you will find the inspiration you need to take a break from your studies and take action on this Earth Day.
Image “An Unreal View of Earth” courtesy of NASA
Cornell Law Library staff Janet Gillespie and Elizabeth Teskey celebrate with members of the Cornell men’s basketball team at the welcome home party outside Day Hall today. Congratulations on reaching the Sweet 16!
Will you be in New York City over Spring Break? Here’s an opportunity to sharpen your competitive edge and learn more about legal research from the experts.
On Friday, March 26, you can participate in Bridge the Gap, a program to build legal research and career development skills for summer employment and beyond. There will be programs on criminal law research, company/business research, international law research, New York Internet research, and much more. Bridge the Gap is presented by LLAGNY, the Law Library Association of Greater New York.
The full-day Bridge the Gap program will be held at the House of the New York Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street in Manhattan, from 9am-4pm. Cost is $30 and includes breakfast, lunch, and three research sessions you choose. Your registration and check must be received by Friday, March 19. The registration form is available here.
Enjoy your Spring Break, and cap it off with a day dedicated to sharpening your research skills!
All members of the law school community are invited to an Open House for the Rare Book Room hosted by the Cornell Law Library this Thursday, March 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Rare Book Room is located on the eastern end of the Reading Room (on the Law Library’s third floor). Please join us for an introduction to some of the most treasured items from our collection, including the Donovan Nuremberg Trials Collection, the Scottsboro Trials Collection, and our collection of Liberian Law. Light refreshments will be served.
Based at Cornell Law School, the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice provides an international forum for judiciary, governments, and civil society to work together to promote justice for women and girls who have been the target of gender-based violence.
The concept for the Center was born in 2008 at the Senior Roundtable for Women’s Justice hosted by the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C. There, over seventy participating judges from around the world expressed the need for a medium in which they could continue their dialogue and thereby facilitate ongoing change to the global and domestic status of women and girls. Funded by the Avon Foundation for Women and supported by the Cornell Faculty Innovation in Teaching Program, the Avon Global Center is the first center of its kind.
Four major initiatives serve to further the Center’s mission: undertaking clinical projects; providing legal research assistance for judges; developing online legal resources and a discussion forum; and organizing and hosting an annual conference and other substantive events. This year’s conference entitled “Gender-Based Violence and Justice in Conflict and Post-Conflict Areas” will be held on March 12, 2010 in Washington, D.C.
The Avon Center also sponsors the Women and Global Justice Speaker Series at Cornell Law School. Prominent speakers from all over the world speak on issues related to violence against women. These events are free, but you must RSVP in advance (lunch is served).