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Over the past ten years, in my time as dean, I have had the pleasure of speaking with many of you about what you value most from your legal education. These conversations almost always come back to a central theme—also the steadfast and central goal of our curriculum— to teach superb analytical thinking.

Dear Alumni and Friends:

On September 26, 1887, Cornell University’s first law students gathered in a small room on the fourth floor of Morrill Hall with Professors Burdick, Collin, and Hutchins for their inaugural lecture. In the last issue of Forum, Professor Kevin Clermont wrote about two Japanese students who were part of that first entering class. In this issue, Clermont reveals a recent discovery about another member of this class. George Washington Fields was not only the first AfricanAmerican graduate of the Law School and among the first black students of Cornell University, but he is the only graduate to have been born a slave. Fields would graduate in 1890 and go on to carve out a successful career as a lawyer in Hampton, Virginia. Clermont has written, edited, and published a book that includes a previously unpublished autobiography





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by Fields, in which the author tells a harrowing tale of escape, struggle, determination, and ultimately success. It is a fascinating read, and a piece of history, not only for Cornell University, but also for America. Fields’s life story is one for the history books and I encourage you to read it in its entirety. Now, 125 years later, as we welcome the Class of 2016 to Myron Taylor Hall, we look at how we are creating a curriculum that best prepares our students for long and successful careers. In this issue, you will also learn about the many new classes and experiences available to our students, offerings that we have been quietly adding over the past ten years. The legal landscape is changing, and the calls for change in legal education are numerous. This year we have seen this call elevated to the highest reaches of public

office. President Obama stated that he thinks law school can be accomplished in two years. I’m not sure that the most lucrative positions at the top law firms or in business, public service, and the government would consider hiring students who haven’t benefited from the time needed to build a well-rounded education. Cornell Law School graduates lawyers who obtain these highly sought-after positions. Repeatedly, we are matching or besting our peers when it comes to job placement, and that is a good indicator that we are doing something right. As the curriculum has evolved and will continue to do so, some things remain the same. Over the past ten years, in my time as dean, I have had the pleasure of speaking with many of you about what you value most from your legal education. These conversations almost

In the meantime, we have much work to do. Here’s to a productive 2013-2014 school year!

Stewart J. Schwab

always come back to a central theme—also the steadfast and central goal of our curriculum—to teach superb analytical thinking. As you read about all the new classes and experiences available to our students, the Law School faculty invariably comes back to this central focus.

In this issue, we also say “farewell” to two titans of Cornell Law School—Jim Henderson and Faust Rossi ‘60. Both long-time faculty members retired from teachingthis year and have left remarkable legacies from which generations of Law School graduates have benefited.

Finally, many of you may already be aware that this year marks my final year as dean at Cornell Law School. I have immensely enjoyed my time in this position and look forward to the next chapter of leadership at the Law School. The search for the new dean is well underway and the search committee will announce my replacement in the spring. After a sabbatical, I plan to return to Cornell Law School to teach as I have since 1983.

Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law p.s. I hope you enjoy this issue of the Cornell Law Forum. Our editor loves to hear from readers with suggestions and ideas to make this magazine enjoyable and informative for alumni and friends of the Law School. Please feel free to contact her at or write to Room 119, Myron Taylor Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853.

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The Life of George Washington Fields by


Here follows the fortuitously unearthed story of a significant historical figure: George Washington Fields (1854–1932). Fields was known to have entered with the first law class of Cornell University and earned his LL.B. degree in 1890. But his back story before college was unknown, and hence the significance of his life after graduation was unappreciated.

Serendipity has now revealed, despite the university’s records being previously silent on this, that Fields not only was the new law school’s first African-American graduate, but also was in the first graduating group of African Americans from Cornell University as a whole. Even more distinctively, he was the only ex-slave ever to graduate from that august university. Fields’s significance is not so locally confined, however. Born into slavery in Hanover County, Virginia, he started at the bottom. But 150 years ago, at the height of the Civil War, he, along with his remarkable family, made a historic escape to Hampton, Virginia. There, he worked to support the family, before pursuing an education at the storied Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute. Later moving north, he worked for nearly a decade, including a stint as butler for none other than New York Governor Alonzo Cornell, before completing his legal studies.

Fields not only was the new law school’s first African-American graduate, but also was in the first graduating group of African Americans from Cornell University as a whole.





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He then went home to Hampton, where—though blinded in 1896—he continued to overcome, eventually becoming a leading attorney of the region. A LIFE

The serendipity involved my finding in the archives of a Hampton museum George’s hitherto unpublished autobiography, “Come On, Children”: The Autobiography of George Washington Fields, Born a Slave in Hanover County, Virginia. This incredible document now appears in full form as part of The Indomitable George Washington Fields: From Slave to Attorney. Fields recounts his story of escape and triumph with a special blend of humor and wisdom, laying out in no uncertain terms the set of values that guided him through his fascinating times. Relating his march from slavery to a successful career as a blind lawyer, the autobiography convinces any reader that this was a great (and greatly likeable) man—and that his mother truly was a great woman. As a friend of mine reacted: “It would be so wonderful to understand his mother’s secret force—if only ‘Come on, Children’ would even get mine off the couch, much less out of slavery!” Bottom line, Fields’s autobiography constitutes a major contribution to the impassioned literature of North American slave

Fields recounts his story of escape and triumph with a special blend of humor and wisdom, laying out in no uncertain terms the set of values that guided him through his fascinating times. Relating his march from slavery to a successful career as a blind lawyer, the autobiography convinces any reader that this was a great (and greatly likeable) man —and that his mother truly was a great woman.

narratives. Like Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845) and Booker T. Washington’s Up from Slavery (1901), Fields delivers, along with considerable literary value, a feel for the realities of slavery that third-party accounts could never achieve. The life story comprises five acts: the wrenching antebellum life of a slave family, the dramatic escape during wartime, the rebuilding of family life during the South’s Reconstruction, the necessary move up to the North for more work and schooling, and finally the return to Hampton for a largely happy and very productive life. ANTEBELLUM LIFE : 18 5 4 –18 6 0

George Washington Fields was born into the cruelties of slavery in Virginia on April 25, 1854. He was one of eleven children of Martha Ann Berkley and Washington Fields, a man who was a slave on a different plantation. Of the children, one died in infancy, three were sold off, and one was a runaway. George and the others grew up in Hanover Courthouse, located in northeastern Virginia, on a typical medium-sized plantation. There George received his initiation into farm labor. The crops were tobacco, cotton, wheat, and corn. Livestock included cattle, pigs, sheep, and turkeys.





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The autobiography gives an emotional sense of plantation life in the South. His picture is not all dark, given that George was one to “keep on the sunny side of life,” as the old-time song goes. But the reality was dark, as a sample will show:

“In the spring about the latter part of May there appeared in our County Hanover what is called a bull bat. This bird flies very high in the air, and it was considered great for a farmer to bring one to the ground. My master succeeded in killing it and gave it to my mother, she being the cook on the plantation, to broil for my Mistress Catherine Winston, who when the bird was brought to the table claimed that the bird was cooked too hard so she could not eat it, and told master about it when he came to dinner from the field where he had been looking after the hands. After dinner he came down to the log cabin in which mother cooked and brought with him the bird. Asked her what it was. She answered, “It is the bird I cooked, master.” “Why did you burn it?” And before she could give any explanation, he demanded her to take off her waist, which was a kind of loose woolen garment woven and made on the farm and furnished to all of the women slaves. She of course could do nothing else than obey. He then took her to a large post to which he tied her and whipped her on her bare back until she fainted and would have fallen to the ground had she not been held up by the cord which bound her. Seeing her condition, he loosed the rope; and she in a half-dazed manner staggered back into the cabin. Little George and all of the other slaves who were not off in the fields witnessed this act of extreme brutality, but were powerless to prevent it. I of course was too young and small to do anything other than to ease my resentment in tears and cries.

If one had to generalize the boundless research on slavery, the best statement would be that the 1960s saw a shift from the old view of slavery as a mild and even somewhat benevolent system, to the now-established revisionist view of a brutal institution that featured calculatedly savage punishment and sometimes inadequate food, clothing, and shelter. George’s autobiography supports the revisionist view. Revisionism involved a shift in focus toward study of the slaves themselves. By envisaging them as nondocile actors in the system, the new scholarship gave a much more balanced view of slave life and slave resistance. It explored how the South’s “peculiar institution” worked to create a distinctive culture among the antebellum slaves. The autobiography fits in nicely, going well beyond descriptions of slaves’ work to illuminate both their family and their religious life. The owners had every interest, or at least every property interest, in facilitating procreation. Thus, their masters supported the informal marriage of Martha Ann to a slave on another plantation and their conjugal visits. Although sale of children and emasculation of males obviously had destructive effects on black family life, the incredibly close relation of

Martha Ann and her younger children is the dominant motif of the autobiography. George so movingly describes his anguish upon being separated even temporarily from his mother in order for him to work in the fields. The owners often required slaves to attend sanctioned Christian services, using the Bible to justify slavery and to preach obedience. Many slaves converted to Christianity, creating a new form of Protestantism that combined Christianity with elements of African and Caribbean religious rituals and belief. What emerged was a gospel of freedom. The autobiography frequently paints Martha Ann as a deeply religious person with an unwavering faith in God’s plan to free her and all her family. “Morning after morning ofttimes the children were wakened from their slumber by the cries of our mother praying to God that He might deliver all of her children from slavery, and that she would see them all again once more gathered about herself.” George went on to lifelong involvement in his Baptist church.

A slave family near Savannah

…the 1960s saw a shift from the old view of slavery as a mild and even somewhat benevolent system, to the now-established revisionist view of a brutal institution that featured calculatedly savage punishment and sometimes inadequate food, clothing, and shelter. George’s autobiography supports the revisionist view.

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Hanover County was a hotspot of military activity throughout the Civil War. On one side was Richmond, the capital that the South simply had to retain. On another side, on a spit of land opposite Hampton, lay Fort Monroe, which always remained in Northern hands.

In July 1863, during a skirmish, George’s mother escaped along with him and five of his siblings—barely. They followed the Union soldiers, only to discover that to protect their retreat, the soldiers had burned the sole bridge. Excitement, anxiety, and all manner of difficulties ensued:

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“All eyes were upon mother, who seemed for a while somewhat bewildered. She had a brother who was a slave to a man named Wickham, who owned a farm four miles away and several bloodhounds. He was head man on the farm and had charge of these, and how to get to her brother without arousing the hounds was the question. She had visited him often during the day by traveling the main county road, but she dared not take this way for fear that she might encounter the Rebel pickets. Suddenly being, so it seemed, prompted by a certain premonition, she picked up the iron pot, placed it on her head and said, “Come on, children,” and leaving the road entered the thickets and led the way, parting the bushes and the high weeds as she traveled alongside the open fields. All that night we wended our way through thorns and briars, with our feet and hands torn and bleeding. Occasionally we could hear what seemed to us to be a large snake darting through the leaves and dried grass. The whippoorwill and the large gray owl seemed delighted to accompany us from the start to the end of our journey. She with her song, and he with his whoo-whoo. On our way we came to a stream, which made up from the main river, around the head of which we had to travel, and back to the river which was our only guide to the farm where my uncle lived.

Martha Ann and her children reached Fort Monroe’s safety in 1863. They arrived as freed people, rather than with the “contraband” status of blacks who had arrived in 1861 and 1862, because Hanover County was now one of the Virginia counties within the coverage of the Emancipation Proclamation. But they arrived in time to participate in the turbulent remaking of Hampton, where Southern slaves, free blacks, Union military, and Northern missionaries had embarked on their first large-scale encounter. They would soon settle for good on Wine Street in now-Union-held Hampton. George’s father arrived the next year, and then the four





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siblings whom slavery had dispersed. The new history scholarship stresses the hitherto unchronicled humanitarian crisis generated by the many slaves’ escape. There were no protective public services yet in place. A completely unprepared Union witnessed the deaths of hundreds of thousands of former slaves from malnutrition and disease. Again, the autobiography supports this revisionist view. George recounts the exploitative situation at the hands of a white landowner into which the Fields family immediately fell. They soon escaped this version of freedom that was pretty much indistinguishable from slavery, only to face

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in the account, even though Hampton for the time being was less repressive than other Southern locales. A racist mob murders his brother William. A ship captain wrongly accuses George of theft, although he is acquitted. Still, George’s story emphasizes the positive during his pursuits of schooling and employment.

Next comes the period when the freedmen’s work ethic, desire for education, and quest for civil and economic rights constructed a new society, albeit one separate from white existence. The Fields in particular survived this process and not too badly, according to the autobiography. Again, however, the dark side of the period presents itself

The Fields family put great emphasis on education, yet every member had to help in supporting the family. Accordingly, while George intermittently pursued a public education in Hampton from his 1863 arrival through 1875, he also worked as a culler on an oyster boat, as a hack driver, and as a waiter on a famous steamboat:

deprivation back in Hampton. They lived in a shack, while scrambling for work and food. Even if George’s sunny attitude and the family’s can-do spirit almost turn the story into a grand adventure, it is evident that life was hard. WORK and SCHOOL

“How happy, for never before had he handled so much money in all his life, and how happy was he when he could, after each payday, run home and place in his mother’s lap every dollar of his earnings, knowing as he did that she knew better how to spend it, which she always did for the benefit of her children. If when I gave her the money she thought I needed anything in the way of clothing, she would go to the store and make her selection. It was not always what I wanted, but I was trained to take what she gave without a frown on my face. However I felt like objecting or frowning, the objecting or frowning had better be hidden behind a countenance of complete satisfaction, supplemented with a smile of approval. She did not believe in dressing her children up in fashionable dress and high-priced clothes, but in living within your means and in looking out for a rainy day, a lesson she taught all of her children in our home school of economics (a word with which our dear mother and none of the children were at that time acquainted but unconsciously practiced) and day after day brings to us who are still alive some new lesson in economy.

In 1875, with his younger sister Catherine’s encouragement, he got serious about education. They both graduated from the rigorous

Students at the Hampton Institute

Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute in 1878. The American Missionary Association had opened that school in April 1868 with fif-

along, George Washington Fields. He was pivotal in getting George summer work as a waiter up North.

teen students and five teachers. The students had to be of good character, able to read and write at a fifth-grade level, and be 15-to-25 years old. The teachers provided a threeyear program. The school’s success owed in good part to its first principal, Brevet Brigadier General Samuel Chapman Armstrong, who moved quickly to attain independence from the AMA. The school prospered. By 1887, the school was roughly at the level of a high school.

Immediately after graduation, George headed north for fulltime work. A series of jobs as waiter at famous resorts and as manservant for prominent families led to a position from 1881 through 1887 as butler for the governor of New York, Alonzo B. Cornell.

Armstrong took great interest in his students. Booker T. Washington ’75 owed him much. But that exceptional student was not alone in getting attention. Armstrong also helped, and pushed

After hours, George consumed more education from tutors and from schools, studying everything from French to medicine. But law was what grabbed him. Soon he was reading law with a lawyer.

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Reading law, the tutelage method to become an attorney, was then the norm, rather than attending law school. But two years of reading law only made him want to go to a real law school. There were then merely a few law schools of any consequence in the country. He selected Yale. However, Alonzo Cornell, who was the eldest son of Cornell’s founder Ezra Cornell, talked George into going to Cornell Law School instead. That encouragement is a bit startling, as the Law School did not yet exist. In the fall of 1887 George would arrive in Ithaca as a member of the school’s inaugural class. George followed a demanding curriculum to his graduation in 1890. The Law School’s catalogue for 1889–1890 ordained: Each member of the Senior Class who is a candidate for a degree, is required to prepare and deposit with the Faculty, at least one month before graduation, a thesis, not less than forty folios in length, upon some legal topic selected by himself and approved by the Faculty. The production must be satisfactory in matter, form, and style; and the student presenting it is examined upon it.

Morrill Hall, 1887, where the first Cornell law students studied

…Alonzo Cornell, who was the eldest son of Cornell’s founder Ezra Cornell, talked George into going to Cornell Law School instead. That encouragement is a bit startling, as the law school did not yet exist. In the fall of 1887 George would arrive in Ithaca as a member of the school’s inaugural class.

Accordingly, George presented a typed thesis, entitled Trial by Jury. This markedly anti-jury work appears, in its original form, in The Indomitable George Washington Fields. RETURN to HAMPTON : 18 91 –19 3 2

The family had stayed close, with Martha Ann always at its heart. The 1880 census had shown his siblings John





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(laborer), James (teacher), and Catherine (teacher) to be living with their mother in their original home on Wine Street in Hampton. Down the street lived brother Robert (farm laborer) and his family. (On June 14, 1880, the census taker had found George working for the summer as a waiter in a hotel and living with his younger sister Maria, who had married and moved with her husband to Andover, Massachusetts.)

So after Cornell Law School, in the fall of 1890, George returned to Hampton to practice law. In those days, a law school graduate needed to apprentice for a period and take the bar exam. George did both. His older brother James was now a married lawyer. George read law in James’s law office, and he took an oral examination before three judges. He was admitted to the Virginia bar in April 1891. By this time, the detail in George’s autobiography is really thinning out. He wrote it for his family. Accordingly, he emphasized his early life, which would be of more interest and less known to his progeny than his life as a lawyer A big, albeit unmentioned, event was the 1891 death of his beloved mother. George soon began building his own family. On November 28, 1892, he married Sarah (Sallie) Haws Baker, who had attended the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, and who appeared on later censuses as a chiropodist but in her obituary as a hairdresser. Of their long and happy union, George’s autobiography says simply that “her constant help, encouragement and inspiration was of inestimable value to me. The issue of our marriage was a girl and a boy. My son died when but an infant.”

George and his siblings did well. His extended family became one of the wealthiest black families on the Virginia Peninsula. George lived at 124 Wine Street, in a very nice house just down the street from that extended family, some of whom still lived where Martha Ann had first settled the family. The

back part of his lot was marshy, but George filled it in and grew corn there. His life at the bar is harder to fill in than that marsh. His autobiography relates only a single but momentous event of his later life, and indeed closes with this result of a fishing accident:

“In 1896 I had the great misfortune to lose my sight. This for a time handicapped me and caused me to feel that all for this life was lost. But being spurred by an indomitable spirit and the determination to win at all hazards, after many agonizing hours of prayer, helped by my devoted wife and the memory of my dear mother’s admonition “Come on, children,” I took a new view of life and continued to struggle. The confidence of the people was an incentive.

He nonetheless became a leading lawyer in the area. An obituary noted: “He built up a large law practice among the colored and white population in Hampton.” He popped up regularly in the newspaper. He represented Eliza Baker in a divorce case, and Gertrude Lively in another. He represented the victim in a successful criminal-assault prosecution. He often appeared as defense counsel. A local newspaper vividly, and offensively, described a victory from 1898 in a Hampton criminal case: Eli Downing, the proprietor of a shady establishment situated within a stone’s throw of the court house of this county, was yesterday [tried for] a vicious assault upon James Luster. Both are colored. Downing was represented by Attorney George W. Fields. He was acquitted, the jury being out less than five minutes. The offense for which Downing was indicted was committed on the night of August 9 at his place of business on Court street, known as the Old Dominion restaurant. A game of crap, in which Luster had, shortly before the assault occurred, been a participant, was in progress. Owing to a misunderstanding he had been barred out by the other gamblers. To make matters worse, he had parted with his cash and hence was not in

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the humor to continue the proceedings on a Sundayschool basis. He alleged that he had been wronged, and, adopting the principle that there should be honor among thieves, argued in Lincoln street vernacular with a blue flame attachment, that his wrongs should be immediately righted. It speedily became evident, however, that there was a marked disinclination upon the part of his companions to comply with his request, a condition which had the effect of augmenting his ire. Then the hazy atmosphere of the Old Dominion took on the snappy form which invariably precedes a row of the first magnitude in a disreputable negro dive. It was at this juncture that Eli Downing, the proprietor of this Court street crap gambling concern, took part in the fracas. Luster had told him but a moment before that his maternal parent was a quadruped of the genus Canis, an allegation which he at first attempted to resent with a base ball bat. A friend interfered to save Luster’s head, however, and Downing, a few minutes later, assaulted him with his fist, striking him





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with his right hand, on one of the fingers of which he wore a large ring, which is said to have served him almost as well as a pair of brass knuckles. In the affair that followed Luster was badly hurt. To the spectators in the court room the evidence was clearly against Downing. No effort was made to prove that the row was due to any other cause than a game of crap, and the only excuse that the prisoner put forward for assaulting Luster was that he had made use of offensive language. But the jurors saw the matter in a different light. In their eyes Downing was justified, after permitting Luster to engage in a gambling game, in making an assault because the latter had used toward him the words referred to. They thereupon acquitted the prisoner. But their verdict is severely criticized as one which, despite the fact that their intention was good, encourages lawlessness. George stayed true to his roots throughout his life. He remained attached to the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, performing an “interesting solo part” in the Hampton Singers’ presentation of plantation songs at the annual Armstrong League’s meeting in 1917. He fought for black voting rights throughout his life, and was considered a leader of his

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George stayed true to his roots throughout his life… He fought for black voting rights throughout his life, and was considered a leader of his race. He always played an active role in civic and religious affairs.

race. He always played an active role in civic and religious affairs. He served, for example, on the board of the Weaver Orphan Home. He was long a trustee of the Third Baptist Church and superintendent of its Sunday School. On August 19, 1932, he died at the Dixie Hospital in Hampton after an illness of two weeks. The funeral was an impressive gathering. Of his siblings, only Maria and Catherine survived George. Sallie Fields passed away on December 19, 1944.

The Indomitable George Washington Fields: From Slave to Attorney includes Fields’s autobiography, his law thesis, and a summary written by Kevin M. Clermont that offers historical context and additional research about Fields’s life and his association with Cornell University. In the research and preparation of the book, there were small parts of the original autobiography that required decoding. Because of Fields’s blindness, sections of his manuscript were illegible. Clermont decoded the manuscript by determining where the author’s fingers moved from the home key on the typewriter. The book is available at and

Frederick George Scott graduated from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 1956 and married Juanita Thorpe in 1958. Their children are Frederick George Scott II (a logistics specialist at a technology company in Bloomington, Indiana) who married Tiffany Clayton, and Lynne Inetta


Their daughter, Inez C. Fields Scott (1900–1978), grew to be a person of significance. She graduated from the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute in 1914 and Boston University School of Law in 1922. She became the second black woman admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1924. She worked in the office of former Assistant United States Attorney General William H. Lewis. She married Frederick Conklin Scott, a professor of industrial education, in 1925. They returned to Hampton, where she became the third black

Scott (a teacher of communications at City College of New York) who married Roland H. Jackson. In 1985 the latter couple had a son, Clinton P. Jackson, who graduated from Hampton University and then from Southern University Law Center on May 12, 2012. n

George Washington Fields’s daughter, Inez C. Fields Scott, graduated from Boston University School of Law in 1922 and became one of the first black women to be admitted to the Massachusetts and Virginia bars.

woman admitted to the Virginia bar in 1927. Using her maiden name professionally, she joined her father’s practice in Hampton in 1928. The 1930 census reports Inez, her husband, and her son, Frederick George Scott, living at 124 Wine Street with George and Sallie.

Kevin M. Clermont is the Robert D. Ziff Professor of Law at Cornell Law School and the author, editor, and publisher of The Indomitable George Washington Fields: From Slave to Attorney.

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“A good law school should balance basic instruction with its selected application. . . . Such a law school will, in the end, serve society better than a school that concentrates exclusively and myopically on the problems of today but fails to equip its students with professional skills and intellectual discipline they will need throughout their careers.” — Professor Rudolf B. Schlesinger, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of International and Comparative Law, in “The Future of Legal Education,” Cornell Law Forum, winter 1967

Everyone is taking potshots at law schools these days, it seems. Top-tier schools are lumped together with their lower-tier compatriots and told their courses aren’t relevant to today’s world. Critics also assert that a J.D. degree is too expensive and takes too long to get. The criticism became especially heated during the worst days of the economic collapse a few years ago, when suddenly there were far too few jobs for recent J.D. graduates. Now the economic picture has brightened a bit, but large law firms are still tightening their belts, in response to greater global competition and other changes in the profession. Criticizing law school curriculums is nothing new, as can be seen in the quotation above from renowned legal scholar Professor Rudolf Schlesinger, who defended the Law School against critics forty-six years ago (he taught from 1948 through 1975). But can we learn something from the critics? No to their superficial complaints that make contradictory demands such as increasing more-costly skills training but cutting tuition at the same time. But yes to their call to adapt to changing times—so long as we keep the balance that Schlesinger advocated, says Stewart





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While some law schools have been patting themselves on the back for curriculum changes they plan to make soon, Cornell Law School has been quietly adding, over many years, to skills training and other innovative courses it teaches, he notes, as well as to its faculty and programs.

J. Schwab, the Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law at Cornell Law School. There still “needs to be a balance of theory, doctrine, and skills training in the curriculum,” he concurs. “We also need to remain focused on the core goal of our curriculum, which is teaching superb analytical thinking.”

Schwab disparages such current jargon as training students to be “practice-ready” so they can “hit the ground running.” Instead, he says: “We’re taking the long view at the Law School, aiming to make our students profession-ready. We’re training lawyers not for the short term but for thirty- to fifty-year careers.”

“We’re taking the long view at the Law School, aiming to make our students profession-ready. We’re training lawyers not for the short term but for thirty- to fifty-year careers.”

While some law schools have been patting themselves on the back for curriculum changes they plan to make soon, Cornell Law School has been quietly adding, over many years, to skills training and other innovative courses it teaches, he notes, as well as to its faculty and programs. “We made a conscious decision a decade ago to increase the size of the faculty,” says the dean. The number of permanent tenuretrack faculty at the Law School rose from thirty-four to fortytwo during that time, he says, plus eleven clinical and lawyering faculty members, and “we hope to add two more. This is allowing us to offer a greater variety of courses.” Indeed, the school has added 107 new ones since 2010, he notes, many of them clinics, where students learn by taking on actual cases and clients. “Our strategy is to evolve in a stable and measured way to respond to change in the legal environment,” the dean says. “We’re moving forward in ways that make sense for us, given our size and what we are all about.” As part of that strategy, the Law School has developed a smorgasbord of choices for students contemplating how to enhance their knowledge base during their time at the Law School, especially the third year. Schwab gave a presentation at the Law School’s Reunion Weekend in June 2013 on the changing curriculum, during which he referenced an old adage: “First year, scare you to death; second year, work you to death; third year, bore you to death,” then asserted that a “boring” third year was simply not true at Cornell Law School. The adage also was cited by Daniel Rodriguez, dean of Northwestern University School of Law, in an opinion piece in the New York Times in January considering the rule change under review by New York State Bar Association members to eliminate the third year of law school as a requirement to practice law in the state. Rodriguez called for law schools to overthrow the boring third year perception by designing “creative curriculums that law students would want to pursue—a third-year program of advanced training that would allow those who wished it to become more effective litigators, specialize or better prepare for the real-world legal challenges that lie ahead.” “That is exactly what Cornell Law School has been doing for the past decade if not longer,” says Schwab, who also believes that eliminating the third year of legal study before getting certified to practice law would be a mistake.





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The Law School has developed a smorgasbord of choices for students contemplating how to enhance their knowledge base during their time at the Law School, especially the third year.

LEARNING FROM REAL-WORLD PRACTITIONERS Some of the changes at the Law School involve bringing more real-world practitioners into the classroom. One example, brand new this fall, is Private Equity Playbook, a course developed and taught by Distinguished Practitioner in Residence Franci Blassberg ‘77, chair of the Law School’s Advisory Council who practiced for more than twenty-five years at Debevoise & Plimpton, and developed and co-chaired its private equity practice [see Briefs, p. 45]. In addition, the Law School now offers about a dozen transactional courses that focus on complex deal structuring, as noted in an article about them in the spring 2013 issue of Cornell Law Forum. Many feature adjunct instructors who are deals practitioners with a wealth of experience. “Those courses are attracting overwhelming interest among students,” says Professor Charles Whitehead, who also co-teaches a primary lecture course on trans-

actional lawyering known simply as Deals, with Raymond Minella ’74, executive director of the school’s Clarke Business Law Institute and former vice chairman of Jefferies & Company. “The courses we offer today cover a breadth of transactional work at a level that law schools in general did not offer ten years ago,” notes Whitehead. The rationale: “To help students become familiar with the issues transactional lawyers face, the tools typically used to address them, and the basic structure of complex transactions,” Whitehead says. “It’s very much a part of what a young lawyer needs to start off on the right foot.” In the first part of the Deals course, students learn concepts and tools to evaluate alternative transactional structures, he explains. In the second they apply them to real-world deals. Teams are each assigned a different deal and given a set of transaction documents, says Whitehead. They analyze their deals and present on them in class. In a follow-up class, “the lawyers who actually did the deals explain what was going on,” he says. The Law School also runs a Transactional Lawyering Competition—”a sort of moot court for deal lawyers, and the only intramural law school competition of its kind in the country,” notes Whitehead. In the competition, student teams represent a hypothetical buyer or seller in an asset sale. “They are judged by experienced transactional lawyers—many of them Law School alumni— based on student markups of modified sales contracts and each team’s ability to negotiate effectively on behalf of its client,” Whitehead explains. “Professor Whitehead’s classes help you understand the intersection between business and law,” says Kyle Doppelt, J.D./ M.B.A. ’12, now an investment analyst with a large hedge fund, who took four of Whitehead’s courses at the Law School. “He taught us how to think like true deal lawyers, see the big picture, and advance the client’s business interests intelligently,” Doppelt said. “In the Deals course it was especially helpful to get real live feedback from dealmakers who were among the best in their field.” Why are such programs important? “By studying cases, most law students become familiar with how judges—very often, appellate judges—analyze and determine the issues before them,” observes Whitehead. “But, to the extent that the case involves a deal, it is often a failed deal. Such deals

The courses we offer today . . . help students become familiar with the issues transactional lawyers face, the tools typically used to address them, and the basic structure of complex transactions. It’s very much a part of what a young lawyer needs to start off on the right foot. — Charles Whitehead

comprise only a small fraction of the transactions that get done,” he says. “To balance the case law approach, it also makes sense to teach students how effective deals are structured and executed.”

MORE CLINICS More than half the Law School’s students take at least one clinic before they graduate. One reason: “Clinics give students the opportunity to work with real clients and be faced with real legal problems,” says Professor John Blume, director of Clinical, Advocacy and Skills Programs, who also runs the Cornell Death Penalty Project. “Our eleven active clinics and related programs, which are done under the supervision and mentoring of experienced faculty, add a different dimension to a legal education,” he says. “Employers consider clinical experience important,” notes Karen Comstock, assistant dean for public service at the Law School. “It goes on the experience side of students’ résumés, and we encourage them to take as many clinics as possible.” Last year, the Law School launched a new Juvenile Justice Clinic, and this academic year the school is relaunching the Legal Aid Clinic to provide civil legal services to Tompkins County, New York Residents [See Briefs, p. 46; for a full list of current clinics, see list on page 19].

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If they file and go to a full hearing, they give opening and closing statements and do cross-examination,” Jacobson says. “That’s an experience they might not get in a law firm for many years. — William Jacobson


Part of the business law curriculum, the SECURITIES LAW CLINIC was first offered in January 2008. In it, students take on actual cases under the supervision of Professor William Jacobson, who directs the clinic and begins the first semester (it is offered for three) with an overview of securities law. “The idea behind the clinic is to give students the experience of what a real lawyer would be doing,” Jacobson says. “So, just like a real law firm, we have clients, typically because the case was too small for large law firms to take on.” Students get to interview the clients, review documents, and draft papers, he says. “They may encounter clients facing emotional issues or who just don’t know what went wrong, or witnesses who don’t recall things correctly. All of that is like real-life law practice. The only difference is here students are under closer supervision than they would be in a large law firm. “If they file and go to a full hearing, they give opening and closing statements and do cross-examination,” Jacobson says. “That’s an experience they might not get in a law firm for many years.” In addition, students often submit comments on proposed rule changes, publish papers in bar journals, and give public talks to seniors about how to avoid getting taken to the cleaners by perpetrators of securities fraud.


One of the school’s newest clinics is the ADVOCACY FOR LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) COMMUNITIES CLINIC , taught by Professor Susan Hazeldean and offered for the first time in 2012.





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“I wanted to teach the clinic to give students the opportunity to be involved in the struggle for equality and civil rights for marginalized groups within the LGBT community, particularly individuals who are facing discrimination because of their sexual orientation or gender identity in central New York, where I thought there was a real need for this kind of work,” she says. Students in the clinic have helped, among others: a client facing deportation to a country where he would have likely been persecuted or killed because of his sexual orientation; same-sex couples seeking equal recognition of their relationships with their children; and a transgender client incarcerated in a men’s prison who faced sexual violence and lack of gender-related medical care there. One student who successfully defended the client facing deportation, and won him asylum in the United States, was Jonathan Castellanos ’14. “Participating in the clinic was the most rewarding experience I’ve had throughout college and law school,” he says. “It gave me a glimpse of the impact I could have with my degree as well as the tools I need to become an effective advocate.” Stephanie Maron ’13, who helped the incarcerated transgender client, says the LGBT advocacy clinic “made me and my fellow classmates aware of countless . . . issues [of inequality] in our society that we never knew existed.” The firm she is now working for has a pro bono program in which associates assist LGBT clients who lack financial resources. When she volunteers for it, her experience in the Law School clinic will serve her well, she says.


“Clinics are an effective way to teach labor law,” says Professor Angela Cornell, who developed and runs the LABOR LAW CLINIC at the Law School. “They can enhance and build on what students learn in the classroom and expose them to complex workplace issues that are difficult to replicate in a classroom setting. The course also gives students an opportunity to lend a hand to workers who have significant legal needs,” she said. Clinic students are involved with a broad range of labor and employment issues, both domestic and international, says Cornell. “On the domestic labor law front, if a worker under a collective agreement has been terminated unjustly, students can take the case to a neutral arbitrator,” she says. “It is a full evidentiary hearing in which students present evidence, examine witnesses, and write a post-arbitration brief. Those are skills that are fully transferable no matter what type of law students go on to practice.” Over the last few years, the clinic has succeeded in getting workers reinstated with back pay, she says.

“The Labor Law Clinic was one of the most valuable components of my law school experience,” said Michael Berger ’06. “I had the unique opportunity of representing a labor union in an arbitration and taking the case from start to finish. The skills, knowledge, and insight I developed served me well in my first job, at the National Labor Relations Board, and I continue to use them in my current job with the Directors Guild of America.” Students in the clinic also take cases before administrative agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. “That direct

LAW SCHOOL CLINICS AND RELATED PROJECTS Advocacy for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Communities See description in this story. Capital Punishment: Post-Conviction Litigation Clinic Students represent death row inmates primarily in southern U.S. states. They read and research legal issues, assist in investigations, travel to interview clients, strategize the cases, and draft pleadings and briefs. Child Advocacy Clinic Students represent children (and in some cases, parents) in Family Court in Tompkins County and surrounding areas. They learn the applicable law and share their insights and experiences with one another.

Criminal Defense Trial Clinic Students represent indigent individuals charged with misdemeanors or noncriminal violations in local Tompkins County courts. They research cases, discuss them in class, and appear in court on behalf of clients. DREAMer Pro Bono Project Help young people who grew up in the United States but lack legal immigrant documentation by assisting them with their applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. e-Government Clinic Students engage in both theoretical development and practical application of principals of public law, deliberative democracy, conflict resolution, and collaborative decision-making in the context of web-enabled

exposure to the administrative process is valuable for students,” Cornell says. International labor law, another piece of the clinic’s work, “can add real depth to the learning experience because it gives students a sense of the issues that may surface in our interconnected global economy,” Cornell says. Clinic students have gone to Central and South America to help advance the interests of lowwage textile workers, most of them young women, and have partnered with students in the Human Rights Clinic to fight sexual harassment of women doing similar work in India.

rulemaking, regulatory review, and strategic planning. Immigration Appellate Law and Advocacy Clinic Under the supervision of clinic directors, students represent immigrants fleeing persecution in their appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). They review hearings transcripts, interview clients, develop factual and legal theory, and write appeal briefs to the BIA. International Human Rights Clinic Students work on a wide array of human rights projects, which can range from: developing training materials for foreign judges; to filing briefs before U.S. and international courts; to conducting international field research to strengthen the rule of law and legal processes in different parts of the world.

Juvenile Justice Clinic Students assist in the representation of juveniles sentenced to life without parole. Labor Law Clinic See description in this story. Legal Aid Clinic Students assist the oldest of the Law School’s clinics, which has been providing civil legal services to low-income clients in Tompkins County since the early 1970s. Securities Law Clinic See description in this story. U.S. Attorney’s Office Clinic Students assist in federal criminal prosecutions and the defense of federal agencies and employees in civil cases, for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York.

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INNOVATIVE EXTERNSHIPS Another relatively new approach to legal learning is to send law students out into the field of law practice via supervised externships designed to fit their individual areas of interest. Close to fifty students a year now do externships, usually in their fourth, fifth, or sixth semester, and get credit for it. “Externships often help students determine if they want to go into a particular area of legal practice,” says Professor Glenn Galbreath, who directs the program, reviews the credentials of each placement and supervisor, has multiple contacts with the students each week, and observes each one on-site at least once a semester. “Externships are also a great way for students to put themselves into a good position to get a job, either right out of law school or down the road,” he says.

Close to fifty students a year now do externships, usually in their fourth, fifth, or sixth semester, and get credit for it.

Angela Wong ’13 did a semester externship with Nina Totenberg, who covers legal affairs for National Public Radio.

“It was a dream come true and one of the highlights of my Law School experience,” Wong says. “I got to view members of the Supreme Court and people like Paul Clement, former United States Solicitor General, in action and get a sense of what it’s like to practice appellate law, which is what I hope to do.” She also got to meet and talk with top legal reporters— Adam Liptak of the New York Times, Bob Barnes of the Washington Post, and Totenberg, whom Wong called the “dean of the press corps.” “Law School courses are great,” Wong says, “but there are some things you can only learn outside of the classroom.”




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Ian Brekke ‘13 externed at the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, where he worked on cases involving defendants from the former Yugoslavia.




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Aaron Frazier ‘13 externed with the Rochester, New York district attorney’s office, where he appeared in court frequently and did virtual deadly force training with the city’s police department. Daniel Gwen ‘13 externed at Marvel Comics, where he did contract and trademark enforcement work under the watchful images of Superhero icons Spiderman and the Incredible Hulk. Andrew Levine ‘13 worked for the Los Angeles district attorney’s office on cases involving hard-core gang members. He said it cemented his decision to enter defense work after graduation. Karina Pulec ‘13 worked for the Wikipedia Foundation on intellectual property and other corporate law issues. She got to travel overseas on foundation business.

I got to view members of the Supreme Court and people like Paul Clement, former United States Solicitor General, in action and get a sense of what it’s like to practice appellate law, which is what I hope to do. — Angela Wong ’13

“Six professors teach the course, along with an outstanding group of law librarians,” says Professor Joel Atlas, who directs the Lawyering Program. “All the Lawyering professors have longtime practice experience as lawyers, and we’ve drawn on that experience to enable students to excel in these areas when they enter the legal profession.” In the Lawyering course, students learn how to write legal documents, read and analyze statutes and cases, conduct legal research, interview and counsel clients, and make strong oral presentations. “We stay in touch with current trends in law practices and adapt our teaching to them. For example, law offices have begun to

The Law School’s programs, institutes, and journals also offer opportunities for specialized and skills-based training. Some examples: n




Working on the staff of: Cornell Law Review, International Law Journal, Journal of Law and Public Policy, and the Legal Information Institute’s LII Supreme Court Bulletin. Some journals sponsor significant conferences. The LII Supreme Court Bulletin has 16,000 subscribers and is published in Federal Lawyer. Working with CeRI (Cornell e-Rulemaking Initiative) researchers to encourage public participation in the rulemaking process as part of the e-Government Clinic.

Currently I’m clerking for a 2nd circuit judge. I read briefs all day and write them up for him. The skills I learned in the Lawyering class are definitely a huge help to me here too, and I know they will continue to be when I complete clerking and join the law firm that hired me. — Brian Hogue ’12

Conducting field research and compiling reports for the Law School’s Avon Global Center for Women and Justice, generally under the aegis of the school’s International Human Rights Clinic. Working with the Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture on the Meridian 180 transpacific think tank and multilingual online platform.

LEARNING LAWYERING SKILLS All first-year law students take a Lawyering course on legal writing, research, oral communications, and other skills essential to anyone practicing law today.

rely more heavily on e-mail communication of legal advice, and so we now teach students how to compose effective e-mails in a legal context,” Atlas says. Brian Hogue ‘12, a former student of Atlas’s, says: “I attribute my getting the editor-in-chief position at Cornell Law Review in part to the skills I learned in the Lawyering program and the encouragement I got from Professor Atlas, who helped me achieve the kind of quality work you’re expected to do as a lawyer.”

“Currently I’m clerking for a second circuit judge. I read briefs all day and write them up for him,” Hogue says. “The skills I learned in the Lawyering class are definitely a huge help to me here too, and I know they will continue to be when I complete clerking and join the law firm that hired me.”

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GOING INTERNATIONAL “International law exposure is important for obvious reasons for those who go on to international law in the private or public sector. I think that’s increasingly true for all our graduates,” said Laura Spitz, the Law School’s new associate dean for international affairs. “Even if your practice is small, at some point you will come into contact with international or foreign law,” predicts Spitz, “whether it be because your client is a nonresident or multinational corporation, or because a set of facts raises international issues, or because the best way to advance your case is by comparison to a foreign jurisdiction.” Recently hired to bring visibility and coherence to the Law School’s many international initiatives, Spitz, who is also executive director of the Clarke Center for International and Comparative Legal Studies, describes with energy and excitement the many opportunities for students to study abroad: “We have a deep and rich program for a school of our size. Our law students can go overseas for an international dual-degree program in, say, French or German law, at places where we have established relationships like Paris I and Humboldt; or in Chinese law at KoGuan Law School in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, where our relationship is relatively new. “Or they can go for a semester to one of our twenty-three partner schools all over the world—from China to Chile, from South Africa to Australia. “Or they can design their own program and go anywhere in the world for a semester. Every year, three students are chosen by lottery to do just that.” Another way for law students to go abroad is through a clinic or an externship, says Spitz. This year she even helped find summer internships in Paris for students that segued from there to attendance at the Law School’s Paris Summer Institute. Law students also participate in international moot court competitions, most recently in Vienna, Hong Kong, and Paris, Spitz relates. “Professor Annelise Riles’s Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture offers students the opportunity to go to conferences in East Asia,” Spitz points out. “Two attended a program in Asian law and gender at Waseda University in Japan.” “We’ve also worked hard to bring international experiences to our law students on campus,” Spitz asserts. “We have thirty to





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“International law exposure is important for obvious reasons for those who go on to international law in the private or public sector. I think that’s increasingly true for all our graduates.” thirty-five exchange students who come to campus from overseas universities and whom we now match with buddies from the United States (it helps both students). Our eighty-six LL.M.s are all international students. And at any given time about 120 of our 700 students are international.”

Our law students can go overseas for an international dual-degree program in, say, French or German law, at places where we have established relationships like Paris I and Humboldt; or in Chinese law at KoGuan Law School in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, where our relationship is relatively new. — Laura Spitz

Adding to the cosmopolitan mix are international visiting scholars and the dozens of visiting speakers who come here to talk about international issues through the school’s Berger International Legal Studies Program. “I chose Cornell with its Paris Summer Institute in mind, and I would absolutely recommend it to others,” says Barbara Hungerford, J.D./LL.M. ‘09. “My comparative law classes were interesting, and the experience was really helpful when I interviewed for jobs,” says Hungerford, who is now an associate in the London office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

WHAT (AND HOW) WE’RE DOING LATELY “In our efforts to continue to innovate, we are exploring ways to collaborate with, and be of service to, Cornell’s new technology campus in New York City,” says Schwab. He relates that Cornell Law Professor Oskar Liivak, who specializes in intellectual property and patent law, recently led a practicum at the Cornell NYC Tech campus to help budding entrepreneurs bring their high-tech ideas to fruition.

technology, and intellectual property rights,” says Schwab. “And we are discussing potential externship opportunities for our law students with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s patent examiner at the new tech campus.” So much new is happening at the Law School, it can be hard to retain it all—to recap: new faculty, new courses, new clinics, more externships, first-rate lawyering, international initiatives, and outreach efforts with Cornell’s new tech campus. But practically speaking, are those efforts actually leading to a better hiring picture for the Law School’s graduates? Although available jobs for law school graduates in general are declining, “Ninety-three percent of the Class of 2012 have jobs,” reports Schwab. “We ranked 4th among law schools with the highest placement rate at large firms, and 9th for the highest placement rate in full-time, long-term legal jobs.” While the figures for the Class of 2013 weren’t completed at press time for this issue of the Forum, “they appear to be holding steady with the Class of 2012,” says Schwab. “Those who hire our students understand that we remain true to our core values of equipping students ‘with the professional skills and intellectual discipline they will need throughout their careers,’” says Schwab in a nod to Professor Rudy Schlesinger. He asked alumni at Reunion 2013 to recall the words above the tribunal in the MacDonald Moot Court Room: “The law must be stable, but it cannot stand still,” then reassured them: “Cornell Law School also is not standing still. Challenges remain, but clearly we are moving forward at a pace and in a way that’s best for us.” n

Those who hire our students understand that we remain true to our core values of equipping students ‘with the professional skills and intellectual discipline they will need throughout their careers. — Stewart J. Schwab

“We also are working closely with Cornell Tech to recruit to the Law School more faculty who specialize in information science,

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James A. Henderson, Jr.: A Giant in Tort Law and a Dedicated Problem Solver by








When he first arrived at Cornell after twenty years teaching at Boston University School of Law, James A. Henderson, Jr., the Frank B. Ingersoll Professor of Law, still had his greatest accomplishments ahead of him. Twenty-nine years later, having made a lasting mark on the law as a co-reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law Third, Torts: Products Liability (1998) and as a special master in the 9/11 World Trade Center responders’ litigation, Henderson is retiring from teaching to concentrate on writing and consulting.


“Cornell has been the ideal place for me, and I feel lucky to have wound up at a school that so suits my mentality, both when I arrived and to this day,” says Henderson. “All these years, I’ve enjoyed being a legal academic, and of all the aspects I’ve enjoyed, the only one that I will not pursue from here on is teaching. Four years ago, when I began phased retirement, I didn’t want to risk getting into the position of wishing I’d done so earlier, and I haven’t. Now is the perfect time.” Apart from sabbaticals, Henderson has taught torts at Cornell Law every year since 1984, along with courses in products liability, insurance, and legal process. He’s testified numerous times before state legislatures and congressional committees, published seventy articles and three casebooks—The Torts Process (1974, eighth edition 2012); Products Liability: Problems and Process (1987, seventh edition 2011); and Torts: Cases and Materials (2003, third edition 2011)—that have become standard texts at law schools throughout the country. “Professor Henderson is a giant in tort law and products liability,” says Stewart J. Schwab, the Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law. “He is a steady, productive scholar, whose greatest scholarly contribution has been his masterful work as a coreporter on Restatement, Third, of Torts: Products Liability (1998), bringing coherence and guidance to a major field of law.”




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Professor Henderson is a giant in tort law and products liability. — Stewart J. Schwab


Judge Alvin Hellerstein,

senior judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Professor Henderson, Professor Emeritus Roger Cramton, and Professor Aaron Twerski discuss the 9/11 litigation with students.

As a first-year law student, I found his perspective incredibly eye-opening, offering a creative way to think about the elusive ‘path of the law,’ and I feel incredibly lucky to have worked with him. — Patrick Blakemore ’12

He thinks with an inexorable logic, and if there are any gaps in an argument, he’s able to zero in on them. He’s a great man, a first-rate academic with a deep feeling for jurisprudence, and the fact that the Restatement has been cited thousands of times shows him to be an original thinker who doesn’t take second place to anyone. — Aaron Twerski




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Written with Aaron Twerski, the Irwin and Jill Cohen Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, portions of the restatement generated controversy upon publication, but over time it has become widely accepted as a landmark in legal scholarship, praised for its comprehensiveness, organization, and lucidity. “Jim has a razor-sharp mind, and if an argument doesn’t follow logic, it’s like he’s heard chalk screech on a blackboard,” says Twerski, who also collaborated on Products Liability: Problems and Process “I think of myself as a problem solver,” says Henderson. and on Torts: Cases and Materials, and dozens “It’s what I love about law and about what I do.” of articles. “He thinks with an inexorable logic, and if there are any gaps in an argument, he’s able to zero in on them. He’s a In 2006, Professor Henderson was named a special master in the great man, a first-rate academic with a deep feeling for jurispruresponders’ lawsuits stemming from the World Trade Center disaster, dence, and the fact that the Restatement has been cited thousands the most complex mass-tort litigation in American history. of times shows him to be an original thinker who doesn’t take second place to anyone.” In 2006, Henderson and Twerski were named special masters in the responders’ lawsuits stemming from the World Trade Center disaster, the most complex mass-tort litigation in American history, presided over by Hon. Alvin K. Hellerstein, U.S. District Judge of the Southern District of New York. Faced with more than 13,000 individual claims, Henderson, Twerski and counsel for the parties designed and built an enormous database to evaluate allegations of more than three hundred different diseases, taking into account a wide range of symptoms, sites, toxins, exposure, conditions, training, equipment, treatment, and medical histories to support settlement of the great majority of cases by 2010. “In dealing with the judge and with the parties, Professor Henderson was always thoughtful and respectful, but politely firm on points he believed to be right,” says Owen Roth ’09, a former student of Henderson’s and a former law clerk for Hellerstein. “He was unflappable, bringing a warmth and friendliness to the discussions, with a knack for finding the simplest, most elegant solution, easily understood, that addresses the issues most effectively. It was a wonderful way to work with attorneys— adversarial by nature—and I have tried to emulate it.” Patrick Blakemore ’12, who spent two years as Henderson’s research assistant, praises his mentor’s skill in striking a balance between academia and legal practice. “Professor Henderson’s ability to incorporate practical aspects of the law into his schol-

arship is a unique and enviable trait,” he says. “As a first-year law student, I found his perspective incredibly eye-opening, offering a creative way to think about the elusive ‘path of the law,’ and I feel incredibly lucky to have worked with him.” Thinking back to his own beginnings at Cornell, Schwab remains grateful for Henderson’s example. “When I was first teaching torts twenty-five years ago, he was enormously generous with his time and insights,” says Schwab. “He’s the best creator of hypotheticals that I know, and I’ve incorporated so much of his thinking into my own that I no longer know what is Jim’s and what is mine.” Cynthia R. Farina, the William G. McRoberts Research Professor in Administration of the Law, remembers a story Henderson told at her 1985 job interview, steering the discussion back to her greatest strengths. “I don’t recall all the details of that day, but I’ll never forget the way he chose to rescue a young and very green prospective colleague through a gentle, self-deprecatory parable,” she says. “Such generosity of spirit is rare, and in the years since, I’ve come to know Jim as one of the most subtle and powerful intellects on the faculty.” After retiring from teaching, Henderson expects to divide his time between Florida and New York, where he continues to serve as a special master, working with Judge Hellerstein and Professor Twerski to resolve the remaining thousand or so World Trade Center claims. (Hellerstein, Henderson, and Twerski

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wrote about their experience in “Managerial Judging: The 9/11 Responders’ Tort Litigation,” published in volume 98, number 1 of the Cornell Law Review.) He’s currently working on two articles, one on equal protection under the fifth and fourteenth amendments, and another on failure to warn in products liability; if all goes well, he’ll eventually incorporate them into his final major work, a book called The Logic of American Law: Problem Solving through Public and Private Ordering, which is currently several hundred pages long in manuscript. “I think of myself as a problem solver,” says Henderson. “It’s what I love about law and about what I do. There are people who come to legal academics thinking of themselves as lawyers who happen to have an academic bent, and I’ve always counted myself as one of them. Although I’ll miss the colleagues and students I’ve had over the many years, I’m ready to move on to the next phase, addressing new issues and solving new problems.” n

On July 23, faculty and staff gathered at the Law School to celebrate Professor Henderson’s retirement.

Although I’ll miss the colleagues and students I’ve had over the many years, I’m ready to move on to the next phase, addressing new issues and solving new problems. — James A. Henderson, Jr.




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Another Problem Solved In September 1983, Professor Henderson was on a plane bound for Syracuse, N.Y. when a fellow passenger attacked the pilot and cut off fuel to one engine, forcing a 700-ft nosedive during the approach for landing. With the plane less than 300 feet from the ground, Henderson and the co-pilot pulled the attacking passenger off the pilot. Henderson then kept the attacker restrained while the pilots regained control of the cockpit, preventing the plane from an imminent crash. All other passengers and crew members aboard the flight walked away unscathed.

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Faust Rossi ’60: An Expert in Trial Techniques and a Legendary Teacher by





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Yes, he has taught more students than any other professor at Cornell Law School—ever. Yes, he was a winner of the coveted Jacobson Award, which recognizes excellence in teaching trial advocacy and is awarded by the Roscoe Pound Institute to one professor annually. Yes, he is an expert on expert witnesses and the author of Evidence for the Trial Lawyer, a definitive book on that subject.


He has given talks to law practitioners in forty-six U.S. states and offered courses abroad, from Oxford to Siena to Budapest to Paris, where he has been a regular at the school’s Paris Summer Institute for years. But no, Faust Rossi, won’t acknowledge those accomplishments are anything special. That’s because the Samuel S. Leibowitz Professor of Trial Techniques, who retired in June after fortyseven years on the faculty, remains unfailingly modest. Fortunately his admirers won’t let him leave until they toot his horn for him. “He’s one of the all-time great teachers at the Law School,” said antitrust lawyer Kevin Arquit ’78, partner with Simpson Thacher and Bartlett. In a talk at the Law School Reunion in June 2013 honoring Rossi, Arquit remembered him as being “memorable and entertaining, brilliant, clear, and spontaneous. It was just a joy to be in his classroom.” Stephen Robinson ’84, also speaking at Reunion 2013, praised Rossi for being a lifelong mentor. “His confidence in me gave me the sense that I had a role in this profession,” said Robinson. A former federal judge for the Southern District of New York, he is now a partner at Skadden.




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“As a teacher, he has no peer,” asserted his colleague Kevin Clermont, the Robert D. Ziff Professor of Law, at the reunion event. “His teaching gift has benefited multitudes, and he brought the school nationwide fame through his celebrated bar review courses. I’ve heard all too often: ‘Oh yeah, Cornell Law, that’s the school where Professor Rossi teaches.’” Glenn Galbreath, clinical professor of law, agreed. “Faust’s courses for the ABA and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy have done more to raise the school’s profile among practitioners than anything.”

Introducing Rossi at the event, Stewart J. Schwab, the school’s Allan R. Tessler Dean, observed: “Faust’s hypotheticals are legendary in his teaching of Civil Procedure, Evidence, and Trial Advocacy, and his delivery is always impeccable,” Indeed Rossi’s hypotheticals—the stories that give color and form to simulated cases—have been described by his fans as so bright they’re in virtual Technicolor. Rossi’s brilliant cast of characters has included, over the years, Yuckl, who sued Grutz for defamation of character after Grutz called him a crook; Grutz, who embezzled and gambled away money from the bank he headed and maybe burned down the building to conceal evidence; Spano, who was accused of assaulting an elderly woman; Harvey, who shot and killed Victor, then asserted his victim was the one with a history of violence; Harvey’s wife, Madge, who failed to testify at Harvey’s trial for assaulting her; Mrs. Garibaldi, whose house was burglarized but who couldn’t recall the details; and other unforgettable types. “How often, searching for a rule of evidence or civil procedure,” said Arquit, “would I hearken back to, say, Del Vecchio, the defendant. I would recall the story, and the rule of law followed.” “As a judge I was able to make quick decisions,” said Robinson, “because I was able to call up vivid images such as witness Vinnie, and almost smell the plate of fettuccini served to him that reminded him of something key.” When he was growing up in a traditional Italian neighborhood in Rochester, New York, Rossi developed an admiration for the skills of America’s great trial lawyers. “I read all the classic books about them—and everything on Clarence Darrow.” Anthony Rossi, an older brother with a 1948 Cornell Law degree and a successful law practice in their hometown, became his mentor. “In high school I worked in his office in the summer and studied cross examinations,” Rossi said.




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Professor Rossi began his teaching career at Cornell in 1966, six years after he graduated from the Law School. He would go on to teach for forty-seven years, the longest tenure of any professor in the history of Cornell Law.

As a teacher, he has no peer. His teaching gift has benefited multitudes, and he brought the school nationwide fame through his celebrated bar review courses. I’ve heard all too often: ‘Oh yeah, Cornell Law, that’s the school where Professor Rossi teaches.’ — Kevin Clermont

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Our students are the best in the world, and the joy I’ve gotten from teaching them has been immense. One of the greatest blessings has been the enormous satisfaction that comes from seeing their growth and success. — Faust Rossi

As an undergraduate at the University of Toronto he joined the debate team, where heckling was allowed. “Having the point you’re making interrupted with an insult makes for an entertaining debate,” Rossi quipped.

Once, he accompanied to the local motor vehicle bureau a client who could pass his road test, but not the written part of the test. “Realizing he couldn’t read, I asked to be allowed to read the questions to him or have staff do it. They agreed, and our client got his license.” Rossi, who accepted a faculty position at the Law School in 1966, said: “I expected life as a law teacher would be quiet and solitary, but from 1966 to 1972 the campus was like a battleground, with students protesting about everything from ending the war in Vietnam to making the campus more diverse.” With time came positive changes, however. Women, minorities, and international students began enrolling at the Law School in much greater numbers starting in the ’70s and ’80s. “They brought different perspectives, civility, and a certain graciousness,” which Rossi welcomed, he said. Today, what was a good law school when he attended “has become a great one,” said Rossi at the reunion event. “Our students are the best in the world, and the joy I’ve gotten from teaching them has been immense. One of the greatest blessings has been

After a stint in the Navy’s Officer Training Command, where he got experience trying special court martial cases in Japan, he decided to apply to Cornell Law School, enrolling in 1957, with help from the G.I. Bill and a scholarship. “I loved law school. It was exactly what I wanted to do,” said Rossi. “There were only fifteen faculty, but we had some extremely good teachers,” he recalls, “among them Rudy Schlesinger, who is considered the father of international and comparative law, and Joe Sneed, who went on to Stanford and then to the Ninth U.S. Court of Appeals.” A summer internship at Skadden led to a permanent job offer that Rossi turned down because working in a large firm wouldn’t offer him a chance to try cases himself. But graduating in the top ten percent of his class in 1960 qualified him for a job with the U.S. Department of Justice. “I was assigned to its tax trial unit and immediately got my own docket—forty cases,” he recalled. But with little guidance, and a client that barely cared about case outcomes, Rossi decided to leave in 1962 to gain experience at his brother’s general practice firm in Rochester. “It was a small firm, but I had a mentor to talk to about the cases, and direct contact with clients,” he said. “I felt I was really helping people, even though I often did more work than some clients could pay for.”




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the enormous satisfaction that comes from seeing their growth and success.” Among Rossi’s most rewarding endeavors were his teaching of Trial Advocacy and his involvement in the Auburn, New York, Prison Project, a first-of-its-kind clinical course in which faculty and students aided prison inmates in select cases. “Co-ed Frees Con,” trumpeted a New York Post headline after one successful win, he recalled.

To honor Rossi’s service and dedication, Schwab announced at Reunion that the Law School was renaming the former Winter Moot Court Competition in Rossi’s honor. Fittingly, Rossi was Moot Court adviser as a faculty member and won a competition prize as a law student. Rossi, in turn, related a recent dream in which the stars of his hypotheticals—“Harvey, Madge, Grutz , Spano, Del Vecchio and the like”—came to him to complain. “They said: ‘You’re going to retire and be honored, but what about us? When you retire, we’re dead.’ “But I mollified the group by promising them a Facebook page,” Rossi said. He and his wife, Charline, are moving to the Washington, D.C., area, to be near one of the couple’s three sons, Matthew ’94, and his family. Rossi hopes to continue teaching there. For a lengthy interview with Professor Emeritus Rossi by colleague and former Law School dean Peter Martin, visit this web page: n


Doris Neimeth with Professor Rossi


Professor Rossi and Cyrus Mehri ‘88

The Rossi family including Paul,

Charline, Faust, Christopher, Brigit, Nora, Owen, Maureen, and Matthew ’94

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Margret Caruso ‘97: Thriving in the Theatre of Litigation Margret Caruso ‘97, a partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, didn’t plan to become a litigator. At Cornell Law School, she says, “I wanted to do municipal bond work, or tax law, or general corporate law. I had these grand notions that I’d contribute to things being built. Litigators, I thought, tear things down; they’re fighter pilots, all about ego.”

Four years in big established law firms, and suddenly I was one of only two associates in the office. It seemed insane. But if you’re working for great people who you’re learning a lot from, that’s where you want to be. — Margret Caruso ‘97

But at her first summer associate position, she didn’t enjoy reviewing corporate documents. Then she met the litigators in the firm, and realized that litigation involved “exerting your creative muscle in solving problems where the answers are not obvious.” As with many litigators, Caruso’s first love was acting. She studied theatre at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts. Ultimately, however,





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she preferred her classes in political theory, and went on to study political science at Boston University. From Louisiana to Boston and Ithaca may seem like a long way, but Caruso grew up wanting to be in the Northeast. She even liked cold weather and snow. When choosing a law school, she wanted to get away from big cities to an environment where she could concentrate on her studies, and Cornell fit the bill. She notes that it gave her more than a great education. “Something I definitely learned at Cornell is how important it is to have a support group of friends who are always there and always have your back. Cornell Law School was the first time that was really important to me.” Caruso recalls two professors with particular appreciation,

one related to her current work and one in a different area. Steven Clymer’s Evidence class, she says, “gave me a vision of what it would be like to actually be a lawyer.” On the other hand, Ernie Roberts’s class in Land Use Planning “wasn’t anything I’ve wound up using substantively, but philosophically it taught me how the law could influence people’s daily lives and how they feel about and interact with their communities. It opened my eyes to how many ways the law operated at local levels and the need to consider law making in the context of history, art, sociology, technology, health, and the environment.” After law school, Caruso returned to the city—this time New York—and joined Latham & Watkins. While working on a political asylum case, “I

had to elicit testimony, even do a closing argument,” she recalls. “A little bit of that rush of theatre came back, and that spark was awoken in me again.” She then went to Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. “I worked with two phenomenal partners. I was constantly preparing for trials,” she recalls. After nine months, the partners left to join Quinn Emanuel, and asked her to join them. Quinn Emanuel’s New York office opened in September 2001; Caruso joined the company in January 2002. “Talk about a transition,” she says. “Four years in big established law firms, and suddenly I was one of only two associates in the office. It seemed insane. But if you’re working for great people who you’re learning a lot from, that’s where you want to be.” Now the New York City office of Quinn Emanuel has more than 250 attorneys, with another 350+ in five other American cities and seven foreign cities. Caruso is at the warm and sunny Silicon Valley office now, where she specializes in intellectual property and media. She has won important decisions for Google, Samsung, Intuit, Fox Media,

and HBO/Time Warner, to name only a few. In entertainment law, Caruso says, she has worked on cases where someone sues the creator of a successful work, alleging that their idea was stolen. “The authors of these works are so deeply hurt and offended that anyone would think they would steal, that the work had a very personal nature. They are so grateful when you clear their names.” Caruso married a fellow lawyer and Cornell Law alum, Ron Turiello ‘96. He also works in intellectual property, but focuses on transactional work. “We speak the same language but don’t do the same thing,” says Caruso. “I don’t know anyone else who would understand what I do and be there to bounce ideas off.” They have two young children. “I talk a lot with young associates about how you manage with kids,” says Caruso. “It’s easier as a partner. I work hard, but I have a lot of flexibility in my work.” In fact, Caruso is calling from Hawaii, working while her children frolic on the beach. The family loves the ocean. “On boat trips when the crews are giving lectures about sea life, my kids are always interrupting with clarifications and corrections!” Caruso says. It sounds like lawyers will run in their family.

Annie Wu ’01: Continuing the Pursuit of Excellence When Annie Wu ‘01 graduated from Jilin University School of Law in 1992, China was beginning to modernize its legal system. She was one of the first lawyers in private

practice there. As her business grew through a strong influx of foreign clients, Wu soon realized that, though she could serve their needs within China, she needed more knowledge and experience to excel on a global playing field. “I knew studying at a top-tier law school

The first year at Cornell was very special for me, and it is where I developed the deep bond that I have with the school. Unlike now, at that time there were very few law students from China. The faculty at Cornell took me in, and they showed me the intricacies of law as it is practiced both in the U.S. and abroad. — Annie Wu ’01

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PROFILES Wu recently has served as lead counsel to Chinese companies on a number of high-profile acquisitions, including one by Aluminum Corporation of China Limited, the second largest aluminum producer in the world, and Hebei Iron & Steel Group, the second largest steel producer in the world. Additionally, she advises multinational companies on their investment matters in China on a regular basis including Bombardier and Tesla Motors. “Being on the cutting edge of outbound and foreign direct investment transactions and leading a team of talented lawyers is incredibly exciting and rewarding.”

in the States would give me a solid foundation to go anywhere and do anything that I wanted,” she says. In 1998 her desire for that foundation led her to Cornell Law School. “The first year at Cornell was very special for me, and it is where I developed the deep bond that I have with the school,” says Wu. “Unlike now, at that time there were very few law students from China. The faculty at Cornell took me in, and they showed me the intricacies of law as it is practiced both in the U.S. and abroad.” There were challenges, especially the language barrier, but, says Wu, “the staff worked very hard to help me survive and succeed.” She recalls in particular the support and encouragement of John A. Siliciano, senior vice provost





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of academic affairs and professor of law, and Anne Lukingbeal, associate dean and dean of students. Among the faculty, Professor Robert A. Green, she says, “gave me an enormous amount of his time to answer the most basic questions, many of them outside the subjects covered in his class,” and Professor Muna B. Ndulo “served as an inspiration during some of my most difficult times at the school. I saw how hard he worked, and how he persevered, and there were late nights studying at my carrel in the library where I thought of that, and pushed myself harder.” “Annie Wu will always be one of my favorite alumnae,” says Lukingbeal. “We met in my office when she had only been in Ithaca for a few days. I was captivated by her positive approach to being a stranger

in a new country. It quickly became clear that she was in her element at Cornell Law School. She thrived in classes and emerged as a leader among her classmates. Annie has stayed in touch over the years, and I have watched with admiration as she forged a career where she now has such an influential position in China. And I am continually grateful that she is always able to find the time to support Cornell Law School with her energy and talent.” Wu received her LL.M. in 1999 and stayed on to complete a J.D. in 2001. After graduating, she practiced law in the United States with Sullivan & Cromwell (New York) and Kirkland & Ellis (Chicago) before returning to China to work as a partner at the Beijing offices of Paul Hastings. Now at Jincheng, Tongda & Neal,

Wu is a senior partner leading the firm’s outbound investment practice. In this capacity, Wu recently has served as lead counsel to Chinese companies on a number of high-profile acquisitions, including one by Aluminum Corporation of China Limited, the second largest aluminum producer in the world, and Hebei Iron & Steel Group, the second largest steel producer in the world. Additionally, she advises multinational companies on their investment matters in China on a regular basis including Bombardier and Tesla Motors. “Being on the cutting edge of outbound and foreign direct investment transactions and leading a team of talented lawyers is incredibly exciting and rewarding.” Wu served as president of the Cornell Law School Alumni Association from 2010 through 2012 where she worked tirelessly to engage current alumni. Wu has since rotated off the board, but she still has some advice for future alumni: “More than anything else [the Cornell Law faculty] taught me to appreciate excellence. I would say to any student reading this that the pursuit of excellence in your studies, an uncompromising push to produce quality work—this is what will land you at the firm of your dreams. It is what will enable you to obtain and keep clients. Cornell sharpened that edge for me, and it is what I use every day.” ~OWEN LUBOZYNSKI

Hahn Liu ’13: Multitasker Extraordinaire As an undergraduate at the University of Virginia, Hahn Liu ‘13 expected to follow college with a career in computer science, just as his parents had before him. After all, he was very good at it, and always had been. But the deeper he studied, the more he missed interacting with people, and when an e-commerce course revealed the intricacies of intellectual property law, he found himself changing direction. “We had a group project where we had to come up with strategies for defending a patent, and I realized that I found that kind of logic and collaboration a lot more enjoyable than just typing away in a basement by myself,” says Liu, talking mid-

way through his last semester at Cornell Law. “I decided to give law school a chance, and I’ve loved it ever since.” He arrived at Cornell in the fall of 2010, fresh from a summer internship at the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, where he researched state policies on indigent defense. By then, Liu could see that law and computer science had much more in common than he’d first thought. They shared a love of logic, a complex set of rules, and an emphasis on finding the best solution to any given problem. There were significant differences, too: Unlike computer science, law offered a chance to argue his case out loud, starting with the Langfan Moot Court Competition during his first year

and continuing onto the Cuccia Cup Moot Court Competition during his second year, where he defended a fictional version of President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. “Standing up in front of people and answering the judges’ questions were two of the most enjoyable things I did all that year,” he says. “Before moot court, I was working for the sake of working, reading law for the purpose of fitting all that information onto a piece of paper, either for an essay or a test. Moot court was a completely different experience. It was about accomplishing something real: reading the law, creating a coherent answer to a specific question, and convincing people that my argument was correct. It required me to really think

on my feet, and once I did, it started to feel like second nature.” In the year and a half since, he remained dedicated to moot court and served as chancellor while balancing his responsibilities as editor of the Cornell International Law Journal, president of the Public Interest Law Union, vice president of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, and representative on the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly. Between classes, he conducted on-site investigations for the Cornell Death Penalty Project, gathering information for new appeals by Jose Garcia Briseño and Ramiro HernandezLlanas, who are currently on death row in Texas, and completing an externship with the United States Attorney’s Office in Syracuse, where he’s been researching memoranda,

Before moot court, I was working for the sake of working, reading law for the purpose of fitting all that information onto a piece of paper, either for an essay or a test. Moot court was a completely different experience. It was about accomplishing something real: reading the law, creating a coherent answer to a specific question, and convincing people that my argument was correct. It required me to really think on my feet, and once I did, it started to feel like second nature. — Hahn Liu ’13

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PROFILES drafting motions, and “getting down to the nitty-gritty of litigation, which has been really rewarding.” After a successful 2012 summer associateship at WilmerHale in Washington, D.C., Liu accepted an offer to become a first-year associate, which promises a mix of litigation, research, patent work, oral advocacy, trade commission hearings, and pro bono capital cases. “Wilmer matches up perfectly with what I want to do,” says Liu, who’s looking forward to living in Northern Virginia, where he spent his teenage years. “Last summer was a really cool time to be there, and when I go back, I’m hoping it’s going to be just as fun.” “I know I’m going to remember the great education I got here, in terms of classes, clinics, moot court, and the law journal,” he continues. “But I think what I’m going to remember most is the reason why I came to Cornell: its community. People here are super friendly, and in our future lives, that’s going to give us a lot more in common than just having gone to Cornell Law at the same time. We’ve developed connections, bounced ideas off each other, and learned to come up with joint solutions that reflect our collective experience. That’s the reward of coming here.” ~KENNETH BERKOWITZ





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Marihug Cedeño ’13: A Degree for Good Growing up in a low-income, predominantly Hispanic neighborhood in the Bronx, Marihug Cedeño ‘13 learned all about poverty, injustice, and the struggle for a better world. She talks about her “meager beginnings,” and as a first-generation American in a single-parent family, she was committed to making a difference—and convinced she didn’t have to become a lawyer to do it. So she came to Cornell, where she majored in policy analysis and management in the College of Human Ecology, with a semester spent in Albany as a legislative intern. After that, she was eager to begin her career, and it took another three years at nonprofits and in government before she was ready to commit to the law. “I definitely had a lot of doubts about whether law was the right path for me,” says Cedeño, who will spend her summer after graduation studying for the New York bar. “I’d always been interested in the social issues that affected communities like mine, and that is why the nonprofit and government arena seemed like a good fit for me,” says Cedeño. “However, I too questioned why people from my community lacked access to the law and why so many did not understand how the system works. It was a recurring theme, and even though law always resonated for me, I fought it as

I definitely had a lot of doubts about whether law was the right path for me. I’d always been interested in the social issues that affected communities like mine, and that is why the nonprofit and government arena seemed like a good fit for me. However, I too questioned why people from my community lacked access to the law and why so many did not understand how the system works. It was a recurring theme, and even though law always resonated for me, I fought it as best I could, until I realized I couldn’t fight it anymore. — Marihug Cedeño ’13

best I could, until I realized I couldn’t fight it anymore.” During a ten-month stint with the Coro Leadership Center in St. Louis, she formulated plans for corporate social responsibility at Nestlé Purina, which led to two months in Philadelphia with the Obama campaign developing strategies for recruiting Latino volunteers, which led her back to New York City. Over the next two years at iMentor, a nonprofit that focuses on helping low-income students graduate from high school and succeed in college through mentoring, Cedeño coordinated development efforts, drafted grant proposals, and successfully lobbied city council for public funding. That was more than enough to change her mind about grad school. Although she found her work experience fulfilling, she realized how empowering the law is. “By understanding the law and being able to give others access to it through zealous representation, I could affect many more lives,” says Cedeño. When she arrived at Cornell Law in 2010, she knew exactly what she wanted. “From the moment I got here, I knew I’d made the right decision,” she says. “Being a 1L was definitely tough, but I was eager to learn and ready for anything, because I knew Cornell was right for me and that the law was right for me. If I’d gone to another law school, I know I wouldn’t be graduating with the support, the inspiration, and the positive feelings I have now.”

Once at Cornell, she wanted to give back and take full advantage of what the school had to offer. “Many people have helped me along the way,” says Cedeño, “and I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for them. That is why I am committed to giving back and fully capitalizing on the

job market. She also presented legal arguments in moot court, defended students accused of violating the campus code of conduct, and taught constitutional law at the maximumsecurity Auburn Correctional Facility. Between semesters, she returned to the Bronx to work at the Sanctuary for

“My journey has taught me that at heart, that’s what I am: a litigator. I love the idea of the law, the creativity of the law, the empowerment of the law. All of my experiences at nonprofits and in government brought me here, and gave me the skills I need to succeed.” Even though her path has led her to biglaw, she is confident she will never turn her back on her community. “Now with this degree,” says Cedeño, “I’m ready to go out again, become a strong advocate for my clients, stay involved in my community, and use this degree for good.

opportunities before me.” After 1L year, Cedeño served as president of the Latino American Law Students Association (LALSA) and launched the first annual LALSA/BLSA Professional Development Boot Camp bringing together alumni of color and law firm recruiters to help LALSA/BLSA members prepare for the legal

Families Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services, where she counseled survivors of domestic violence and their children, filing petitions for custody and visitation, and advocating for pro se clients seeking orders of protection. In the summer of 2012, as an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York, Cedeño received her first taste of work-

ing in the litigation department of a major law firm, where she balanced her time between antitrust, complex commercial litigation, and international arbitration. She drafted a portion of a treatise on e-discovery, worked closely with an international arbitration partner on an article on harmonization of the law, and researched a number of issues for cases that were going to trial. Along the way, she found time for pro bono work on custody and visitation petitions, and finished her summer with an offer to return after graduation. “I just want to be a great litigator, and from what I saw last summer, I know I can learn a lot from the people at Weil. They are the best at what they do and I am lucky to be there,” she says. “My journey has taught me that at heart, that’s what I am: a litigator. I love the idea of the law, the creativity/ of the law, the empowerment of the law. All of my experiences at nonprofits and in government brought me here, and gave me the skills I need to succeed.” Even though her path has led her to biglaw, she is confident she will never turn her back on her community. “Now with this degree,” says Cedeño, “I’m ready to go out again, become a strong advocate for my clients, stay involved in my community, and use this degree for good.” n ~KENNETH BERKOWITZ

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Stewart J. Schwab to Conclude Cornell Law Deanship in June 2014

I have enjoyed my time as dean. Cornell Law has a collegial faculty that sees the best in each other; students who are talented, hardworking, and enjoy learning the law; and loyal alumni who lead lives of distinction and are dedicated to improving the school. These factors have let us accomplish many things over the last decade.

After a decade as the Allan R. Tessler Dean of Cornell Law School, Stewart J. Schwab will transfer his leadership to a new dean in June 2014. Schwab’s second term as dean ends in December, but he has agreed to stay on for the spring term as the school prepares for the appointment of a new dean. A nationwide search to fill the position is now underway. Cornell University provost W. Kent Fuchs has assembled a search committee composed primarily of Cornell Law faculty members and chaired by senior vice provost John A. Siliciano, a member of the Law School faculty who has led most of the university’s dean-level searches in recent years. The firm of Spencer Stuart, which has successfully assisted Cornell in several recent searches, will provide support. “I have enjoyed my time as dean,” says Schwab. “Cornell Law has a collegial faculty that sees the best in each other; students who are talented, hardworking, and enjoy learning the law; and loyal alumni who lead lives of distinction and are dedicated to improving the school. These factors have let us accomplish many things over the last decade.” Schwab, a faculty member of the Law School since 1983, was appointed dean in 2004. During his leadership, he has worked to renew and grow the Law





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School’s faculty, enhance the school’s connections across campus, and initiate the first major renovations to Myron Taylor Hall in twenty-five years. Some other Law School developments under Schwab’s leadership: n

the most successful fundraising year in the history of the Law School, 2012


the expansion of the school’s business law curriculum with new deals and transactional law classes



the creation of new clinical studies opportunities in securities law, labor law, LGBT rights, and juvenile justice the launch of several new programs, institutes, and projects at the forefront of legal thought, including the Clarke Business Law Institute, the Cornell e-Rulemaking Initiative, the Avon Global Center for

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the establishment and expansion of exchange partnerships with some two dozen universities around the world

Schwab plans to return to the Cornell Law faculty after a sabbatical in the 2014–15 term.

2013 Convocation Honors, and Exhorts, Law School Graduates to “Stand Tall for Justice” On May 12 in Bailey Hall, Stewart J. Schwab, the Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law, presided over the final convocation of Cornell Law School’s class of 2013. Delivering the opening speech, Cornell University president David J. Skorton introduced a theme of duty that would run throughout the program, telling the class, “I look forward to learning of your use of these skills [obtained at Cornell

Law] in your professions and in service to humanity.” “Yes, we are Type A: argumentative and competitive,” admitted J.D. speaker Courtney Finerty, recalling a classmate who decorated his study carrel with a sign reading, “Somewhere, he is working while you are not, and when you meet, he will win.” But, she added, “we are also compassionate, driven, and loyal.” Finerty extolled the awesome power of lawyers “to make the actual

. . . what we actually take away from here is the ability to look at both sides of a situation, to take a stand in difficult circumstances, to be passionate, to be compassionate, to work under extreme stress and forget about it the next day, and most importantly to make a difference. — Manasa Reddy Gummi, LL.M. ‘13

law fuse with the just law,” and told her fellow graduates, “I can’t think of a better group of people to go out and do it.” Echoing her sentiments, LL.M. speaker Manasa Reddy Gummi reflected that “law school has trained us to be those people who are workaholics, who ask uncomfortable questions . . . but what we actually take away from here is the ability to look at both sides of a situation, to take a stand in difficult circumstances, to

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Judge J. Paul Oetken, Distinguished Jurist in Residence In March, the Law School welcomed Hon. J. Paul Oetken from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York as the Distinguished Jurist in Residence. During his visit, he spoke with students about how to be an effective law clerk.

be passionate, to be compassionate, to work under extreme stress and forget about it the next day, and most importantly to make a difference.” This term marked the twentieth anniversary of the Law School’s Capital Punishment Clinic, and faculty speaker John H. Blume, cofounder of the course as well as director of Clinical, Advocacy, and Skills Programs and the Cornell Death Penalty Project, remarked that teaching it has been the most rewarding professional experience of his life. During a fervent speech on the egregious inadequacy of legal aid for the disadvantaged,





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Blume exhorted the graduates, “No matter where you are going, whether to work for a large firm or a small firm, whether to work for government or for a public interest organization, you have an obligation to help the poor.”

After lauding alumni who exemplify such service, including Neil Getnick ’78 (father of J.D. speaker Finerty), Peggy Lee ’96, Jay Waks ’71, Charlotte Lanvers ’07, and Emily Paavola ’05, Blume concluded, “Now go and take your place in the world. Stand tall. Stand tall for justice. May your shoulders be strong and broad for those that come after you. The moment has come, and it is now your time.” Following Blume’s speech, John R. DeRosa, assistant dean for student and career services, recognized the graduates individually.

Law School Welcomes Distinguished Visiting Professor Gerald Torres Gerald Torres, Bryant Smith Chair of Law at the University of Texas, has joined Cornell Law School for the 2013 school year as the Marc and Beth Goldberg Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law. He will teach Federal Indian Law, Water Law, and a seminar on Law and Social Movements. A former president of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), Torres is a leading figure in critical race theory and an expert in agri-

general Janet Reno. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Law Institute and has served on the boards of the Environmental Law Institute and the National Petroleum Council, as well as on the EPA’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council. Professor Torres

cultural and environmental law. “During my time at Cornell, I hope to help develop the Indian law and water law curricula and to connect with leaders around the state,” says Torres. “New York has always been an important place in the development of Indian law, and although the state is thought of as water-rich, profound conflicts continue to surround its water resources.” He has served as deputy assistant attorney general for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and as counsel to then U.S. attorney

Torres adds that the Law and Social Movements seminar will enable him to “further explore work that I have been doing for several years and, importantly, to connect with some of the country’s leading experts on these issues, who happen to be doing similar work at Cornell.” Torres was honored with the 2004 Legal Service Award from the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) for his work to advance the legal rights of Latinos. His latest book, The Miner’s Canary: Enlisting Race, Resisting Power, Transforming Democracy (Harvard University Press, 2002) with Harvard law professor Lani Guinier, was described by Publisher’s Weekly as “one of the most provocative

During my time at Cornell, I hope to help develop the Indian law and water law curricula and to connect with leaders around the state. — Gerald Torres

and challenging books on race produced in years.” “I am extremely honored to hold the visiting professorship named in honor of Marc and Beth Goldberg,” adds Torres. “It promises to be an exciting year.” The Marc and Beth Goldberg Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law position honors Marc Goldberg ‘67 and his family, including two daughters who graduated from the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University. Goldberg created the professorship in 2004, noting how important professors are to the Law School’s future. Private Equity Powerhouse to Teach Her Playbook to Cornell Law Students Private Equity Playbook is a new course developed and taught by Distinguished Practitioner in Residence Franci J. Blassberg ’77, who practiced for more than twenty-five years at Debevoise & Plimpton and developed and co-chaired its private equity practice. Blassberg, who has been recognized by Private Equity International as one of the thirty most influential lawyers in global private equity, is bringing her experience in representing private equity sponsors and investors to the course. “I think that students will find it engaging to learn by applying legal and analytical skills to advising clients on

Franci J. Blassberg ’77

actual issues in transactions,” she said. Blassberg’s career as a private equity lawyer has won her a number of accolades. She was named by the National Law Journal as one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America (2007) and one of the 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America (2006). She also was named Dealmaker of the Year by The American Lawyer (2006) for her leadership efforts in her firm’s $15 billion Hertz acquisition. Blassberg said when she started practicing in 1977, most lawyers learned how to practice on the job. “That is not as customary today because the legal profession is evolving and changing and specialization is more common.” she said. “Because of the pace of that change and the increased competitiveness in global law practice, it is becoming more and more important for recent law graduates to be better prepared at applying analytical skills to real-world problems in ways that will meet their

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BRIEFS clients’ objectives,” she said. “Law schools are embracing that approach.” The development of the Law School’s business law curriculum and the increase in its permanent and adjunct faculty under its Clarke Business Law Institute illustrates that Cornell Law School recognized that approach and started the move in that direction a number of years ago, she said.

What is particularly exciting about this is that all of these cities are acting independently, and that all of them are showing interest in different variations on the plan tailored to their own unique foreclosure crises. — Robert C. Hockett

Blassberg, who has served previously as guest lecturer in classes at the Law School, hopes the class will give students perspective not only on how to think like lawyers, but also to anticipate what their clients are thinking and use that insight to better and most efficiently advise clients. Currently chair of the Law School Advisory Council and a Cornell Presidential Councillor and Trustee Emeritus, Blassberg would like to see more alums with significant practice experience get involved in adjunct teaching at the Law School’s Ithaca campus and, perhaps, eventually at the Cornell Tech campus in New York City. Cities Begin Moving on Hockett ‘Municipal Plan’ On July 30, the city of Richmond, California, became the first city to make a specific offer to purchase underwater mortgage loans pursuant to the ‘Municipal Plan’ that Cornell Law professor Robert C. Hockett has been advocating. More cities are embracing the





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plan: the city of Irvington, New Jersey, resolved in earlier July to move forward while consulting with Hockett; the city of Seattle, Washington, commissioned an analysis by Hockett of the plan’s potential for that city’s foreclosure problems; and approximately twenty more cities are at various stages of the process. “What is particularly exciting about this,” Hockett observes, “is that all of these cities are acting independently, and that all of them are showing interest in different variations on

the plan tailored to their own unique foreclosure crises.” Some cities, for example, are particularly interested in a version of the plan that Hockett is working on with nonprofit organizational funding. Others are interested in a version of the plan that employs government foreclosure-prevention funds. And still others are partnering with one or another of several private service providers with whom Hockett is working who are offering competing variants of the plan’s basic template. “After years of first quietly, then not so quietly pushing this idea,” Hockett says, “it is very exciting to see that it now is becoming a fully fledged ‘movement.’ The cities and the nation at large might now at long last emerge from their six-year-long debt-deflationary slump, and they have my great colleagues in government and the financial, community advocacy, and legal communities to thank for it.”

Former Legal Aid Clinic Reimagined to Provide Civil Legal Services to Tompkins County Residents For the past year, the Cornell Law School community has aspired to reinvigorate the longstanding Legal Aid Clinic to serve local low-income residents in connection with civil legal matters. With that goal in mind, the last hurdle to clear was finding a professor to teach the clinic and supervise the students. The year-long wish finally comes to fruition this fall as Jonathan W. Feldman, a Rochester-based attorney with twenty-five years of relevant experience in public interest law, takes the helm of the reimagined Legal Aid Clinic. Feldman and the clinic students will represent low-income and indigent clients in Tompkins County in civil legal matters. One of the areas of clinic concentration will be education cases that revolve around students with disabilities who have a conflict with the school

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system. Another will be denial of government benefits cases. “The clinic will do several things,” says John H. Blume, director of Clinical, Advocacy, and Skills Programs at the Law School. “The students will be working in an area where there is a sea of need. This will give individuals in need opportunities and access to justice. The clinic will also provide handson experience and give students an opportunity to put the legal skills they’ve learned in law school to work.” Under the direction of Feldman, a senior staff attorney with the Empire Justice Center’s Civil Rights, Employment, and Education Unit in Rochester, roughly a dozen students will be enrolled in the clinic. Feldman is well versed in representing clients in civil matters related to education, particularly special education matters. In his career, he has carried out class action lawsuits against both the Rochester City School District and the Greece Central School District on behalf of students with disabilities. “I’m excited to work with Cornell Law students and help them learn to respond to lowincome clients’ legal needs,” says Feldman. “I’ve also been gratified to learn of the rich network of grassroots advocacy organizations that exist in Ithaca. I’m looking forward to developing a ‘synergy’ between the Law School and the Empire Justice Center, where our chief counsel, Bryan Hetherington ‘75, is himself a Cornell Law grad.”

“There are people whose educational needs are not being met or who have been wrongfully expelled,” says Blume. Having a clinic which addresses the civil needs of the local community and focuses on education has the potential to make a positive impact not only on the children affected, but also the broader community, adds Blume. “When children don’t receive an appropriate education, good things usually do not happen. Education is an area of need and this is a clinic that could make a very significant difference in these kids’ lives.” New Book Reconsiders Legal Understanding of Corruption Laura Underkuffler has spent much of her career examining a “black hole” other scholars have left untouched: She challenges the idea that corruption is simply an illegal, quid pro quo transaction, arguing that this fails to capture the entire idea of corruption—including some beneficial, important functions that it serves.

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“Corruption is something that human beings instinctively loathe and that we try to excise from our midst. The word itself conjures something that is powerful, insidious, and destructive of human lives and institutions,” Underkuffler writes in her new book, Captured by Evil: The Idea of Corruption in Law (Yale University Press). Underkuffler, the J. DuPratt White Professor of Law and associate dean for academic

affairs at Cornell Law School, teaches an introductory course in property as well as advanced courses in land-use and property theory. Her interest in religion, moral decision making, and corruption and law informs her teaching, she said. “Corruption is what common definitions reflect: violation of law, breach of a public duty, the denial of political equality, and so on,” she said. “It also involves self-involvement, self-indulgence, and the loosening and discarding of the In an early October celebration honoring the publication of Captured by Evil, Professor Underkuffler was joined by Professors Alon Harel from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Carol Rose from Yale Law School, and Robert Hockett to speak about the book.

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BRIEFS constraints of social bonds. Although the law generally sees legal decision makers— judges and juries—as agents not involved in whimsical moral decision making, corruption cases are different. In these cases, the law invites judges and juries to think in terms of ‘evil,’ ‘perversion,’ ‘defilement,’ and ‘sin.’ It is the ‘capture by evil’ of one’s soul.” Underkuffler said she was visiting Venezuela as a guest legal scholar when she encountered ideas of corruption very different from those in the United States, and she began to explore why they were different. “It was a combination of my religion work and my work in South America that created the impetus for writing this book,” she said. Her book, which explores the danger of maintaining this concept of corruption at the center of criminal law, took Underkuffler a couple of decades to work through. She believes the concepts of moral decision making and corruption are so incompatible with what we think of as legal ideas—as logical and mechanical—that no one wants to explore it. “When I began, many people I talked to said corruption is a black hole: everyone is intrigued by it, but no one can ever seem to write anything that really illuminates the concept. The standard works in corruption seem to basically state, ‘We don’t know what it





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is, but we’re just going to adopt a basic understanding . . .’” It became evident to Underkuffler that there was no way to wholeheartedly condemn or embrace this ubiquitous idea of corruption in a legal context. As she demonstrates in her book, corruption as capture by evil can be a dangerous idea, especially in government and in the treatment of someone who is accused. However, “capture by evil”—the legal concept of possession of the individual by evil—may not always be a bad thing, she argues. It captures the unique power of corruption, including its power to change norms. “There’s something about corruption that seems to fascinate all of us. Every time I mention that I’m working on corruption, people are always intrigued,” Underkuffler said, noting that her book is written for a general audience. “I think part of that is that the idea itself is very powerful—there’s some idea of evil, rottenness, a very powerful image. Corruption is something that arouses our deepest emotions, making it a very difficult thing to think about and write about in law.” New Research Shows Link between Competition, Compensation, and Risk-Taking in the Financial Industry

We often think of competition as benefiting the marketplace. It forces companies to keep prices low and quality high or, in the case of staffing, it helps in allocating the best employees to the most profitable firms. But competition can also have its costs. — Charles K. Whitehead

banks leading up to the 2007 financial crisis, according to a Cornell Law School professor. In a recent paper, Charles K. Whitehead argues that policymakers are incorrect in presuming that high-level bank executives will bring junior employees’ compensation into line once their own pay is regulated. Examples of risk-taking and losses by non-senior executives in the financial industry abound: n



Policies to regulate executive pay contributed little to control how much nonexecutives were paid, how they performed, and what risks they incurred for

Fabrice Tourre, a Goldman Sachs vice president, was found guilty August 1 of securities fraud that caused three firms to lose $1 billion. Bruno Iksil, a JPMorgan Chase trader, caused losses of approximately $6.2 billion. Nick Leeson, a mid-level futures trader, incurred $1.3 billion in losses at Barings Bank, bringing about its collapse in the mid-1990s.

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“Why then,” Whitehead asks, “has executive compensation been a principal focus of efforts to control bank risk?” In his paper, he describes the period leading up to the 2007 financial crisis and how nonexecutive incentives were determined largely by market demand for talent, rather than being set by individual bank managers. “We often think of competition as benefiting the marketplace,” Whitehead notes. “It forces companies to keep prices low

and quality high or, in the case of staffing, it helps in allocating the best employees to the most profitable firms. But competition can also have its costs.” Leading up to the financial crisis, competition diluted bank managers’ ability to set nonexecutive pay and contributed to the rise in risk-taking across the banking industry, he writes. Competition dominated the size of employees’ paychecks, failing to curb some nonexecutives who took significant risks that enhanced short-term performance and who then moved on to new jobs before any losses materialized. The paper argues for three regulatory changes. First, in assessing how bank employees are paid, regulators need to compare how similar employees are paid by hedge funds, investment banks, and others who compete with banks for talent. Second, to lower incentives for employees to take risks and switch jobs, bank non-executives should be restricted from moving to other financial employers for a period of time after leaving the bank. Finally, employers should be restricted from compensating new hires for that portion of the compensation received from a prior employer that was tied to long-term performance. A copy of the paper, “Risky Business: Competition, Compensation, and Risk-Taking,” is available online.

now hangs over macroeconomic recovery and renewed growth and employment by obstructing consumer expenditure—the reason for recently grown public debt itself.”

Hockett Presents New Paper at Global Interdependence Center Event According to Professor Robert C. Hockett, the public debate surrounding our ongoing financial and macroeconomic difficulties focuses rightly on debt. It focuses wrongly, however, on public debt. “It is private debt that most matters—both in bringing on bubbles and busts, and in protracting such post-crisis slumps as the one we’re still living through,” says Hockett.

Professor Hockett

philanthropist, at the Second Annual Meeting of the Global Society of Fellows, organized by the Global Interdependence Center (GIC). In the paper,

The straightforward conclusions to be drawn from the data, Hockett argues, are: “First, to bring real, sustainable financial and macroeconomic recovery, massive private debt write-downs—in particular, mortgage debt write-downs— will be essential. And second, to prevent a renewal of the same bubble-to-bust-to-debtdeflationary dynamic, financial regulation going forward

It is private debt that most matters—both in bringing on bubbles and busts, and in protracting such post-crisis slumps as the one we’re still living through. Post-crisis public debt is merely a symptom of this underlying condition— a necessary but insufficient substitute for plummeting post-crisis consumer expenditure. — Robert C. Hockett

“Post-crisis public debt is merely a symptom of this underlying condition—a necessary but insufficient substitute for plummeting post-crisis consumer expenditure.” On April 9, in Philadelphia, Hockett presented his new paper, “Debt, Deflation, and Debacle: Of Private Debt Write-Down and Public Recovery,” with Richard Vague, a Philadelphia banker and

Hockett, a new visiting scholar with GIC, shows how private debt-to-GDP ratios prior to 2008 had reached levels far beyond any seen since 1929 in the United States and 1990 in Japan. “Those levels, partly the consequence of misguided, non-macroprudential forms of financial regulation, both fueled the bubble and left massive debt overhang in its wake,” said Hockett. “That overhang

will have to be forthrightly macroprudential in character. Credit-fueled asset price bubbles can be spotted in the making, and must be preempted henceforth.” Among others speaking at the event were Paul McCulley, former managing partner at PIMCO, and Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, who keynoted.

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“Cornell could not be more blessed, to have such students as these.”

The Changing Politics of Central Banks: Governor Daniel K. Tarullo Addresses the Cornell International Law Journal Symposium Daniel K. Tarullo, member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Fed’s point person on financial regulation, gave the keynote address at the Cornell International Law Journal Symposium, “The Changing Politics of Central Banks,” held February 22 at the Cornell Club in New York City. Tarullo called for central banks to consider financial stability when making monetary policy, asserting this is necessary for both crisis response and crisis prevention. Speaking to a room of Cornell Law students, scholars, practitioners, and journalists, he said, “We need to consider carefully the view that central banks should assess the effect of monetary policy on financial stability, and, in some instances, adjust their policy decisions to take account of these effects.” John J. Barceló, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of International and Comparative Law and Elizabeth and Arthur Reich Director of the Leo and Arvilla Berger International Legal Studies Program, and Annelise Riles, the Jack G. Clarke Professor of Far East Legal Studies and professor of anthropology, gave the opening remarks on Friday evening, followed by Tarullo. Both scholars and practitioners presented papers and participated





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“Addressing Regulatory Arbitrage: A Conflict of Laws Approach to Central Bank Coordination,” presented by Annelise Riles, the Jack G. Clarke Professor of Law in Far East Legal Studies at Cornell Law School, and professor of anthropology at Cornell University

TOP: Fed Governor Daniel K. Tarullo ABOVE: The Symposium drew students, scholars, and practitioners together in NYC RIGHT: Professor Riles

in roundtable discussions the following day. “The focus on central banks as political actors is clearly timely given the growing awareness of the public of the distributive effects of monetary policy and also the debates taking place in many countries around the world about the proper scope of independence for central banks,” said Riles. “The perspectives of the conference participants—academics and central bankers, mainly— varied considerably.” “We were particularly drawn to central banks as a topic because they affect both large institutions and individuals,” said Courtney Finerty ‘13, editor in chief of the Cornell International Law Journal, who spearheaded the event with the Journal’s symposium editors Diana Biller ‘13 and Connie Lam ‘13. “We wanted

to pick a topic that would allow people from multiple backgrounds to come to the table and share their unique perspectives, and because central banks impact the lives of so many individuals, we felt it was an ideal subject.” According to Finerty, it was the goal of the Symposium Committee to expose students to leading thinkers and practitioners in the area of financial governance and to impart the value of an interdisciplinary approach to legal issues. Riles and Robert C. Hockett, who were faculty advisors for the student organizers, conceived the sub-topics of the conference and helped bring scholars and practitioners to the event. “Of course the stars here were the students who put this remarkable event together and then enabled everything to run so gracefully,” Hockett said.

“Bretton Woods 1.0: A Constructive Retrieval,” presented by Robert C. Hockett, professor of law at Cornell Law School “Communicative Imperative in Central Banks,” presented by Douglas Holmes, professor of anthropology, State University of New York at Binghamton “The Big Blur: Blurring the Line between Monetary and Fiscal Spaces,” presented by Anna Gelpern, professor of law, American University, Washington College of Law PANELISTS:

Minoru Aosaki, deputy director, Executive Bureau, Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission Financial Services Agency (Japan) Michael Campbell, counsel, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Adam Feibelman, Sumter Davis Marks Professor of Law, Tulane University School of Law

Daniela Gabor, senior lecturer, Bristol Business School

Otto Heinz, principal counsel, European Central Bank

Jonathan Kirshner, professor of government, Cornell University

Peter Lindseth, Olimpiad S. Ioffe Professor of International and Comparative Law, University of Connecticut School of Law Katharina Pistor, Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law, Columbia Law School Wataru Takahashi, professor, Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration, Kobe University

Cornell Law Library Wins AALL Award for Trial Pamphlets Collection The Cornell Law Library has won the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Law Library Publications Award in the nonprint category for their Trial Pamphlets Collection. Thomas Mills, associate director for collections and administrative services and lecturer in law, who oversaw the project, describes the collection as “an everyman’s look at legal history of the United States.” The collection preserved and digitized contemporaneous accounts of

Ndulo Keynotes Inaugural Deans’ Conference for Leading African and Chinese Law Schools For the first time ever, the deans of Africa’s and China’s law schools gathered for the Sino-African Law Deans’ Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. Cornell Law Professor Muna B. Ndulo delivered the opening keynote address on the first day of the inaugural conference.

Jean Wenger, president of AALL, presents award to Femi Cadmus, the Edward Cornell Law Librarian, associate dean for library services and senior lecturer in law

important or particularly lurid trials produced for mass readership in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. “There’s a trial pamphlet on the first time that a mother was given custody of the children

in a divorce case,” Mills said. “The first time the insanity defense was used. You look at how women and minorities were represented in the pamphlets and reflected in the legal system at the time.”

Thirty-five deans from Africa and China’s leading law schools attended, including representatives from Renmin University of China Law School, Shanghai University Law School, the University of Nigeria, and the University of Namibia. While in South Africa, Ndulo also spoke at the University of Cape Town’s All Africa House about the role of academic engagement in the future of African development.

“There are growing relations between Africa and China and there is need to underpin these relations with an understanding of the parties’ legal systems,” says Ndulo, who is also director of the Institute for African Development at Cornell University. “There are not just growing economic relations. At this conference, I saw exchanges of different ideas regarding legal education and the challenges that are being faced by schools from the two regions. The parties recognized their mutual interests in the field to curriculum development, teaching, research, and student and faculty exchanges.” At the conference, which took place on March 27 and 28 at the Kramer School of Law at the University of Cape Town, presentations explored the reform of Sino-African legal education in an era of globalization. Topics included “The Political Context of Legal Education in Africa and China” and “Challenges Facing China and Africa in the Area of Research.”

Professor Ndulo with PJ Schwikkard, Dean of University of Cape Town Law Faculty, and HAN Dayuan, Dean of Renmin University of China Law School

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BRIEFS The Law Library had acquired the collection in the 1920s, but the pamphlets were printed on poor-quality paper and were steadily deteriorating. In collaboration with the Cornell University Library Department of Preservation and Digital Consulting and Production Services, the library received a federal Saving America’s Treasures grant in 2011, allowing it to preserve the pamphlets and make them available online in fully-searchable form. Mills said that while other libraries had collections that contained some of the pamphlets, few had been digitized. The Cornell Law Library has been working with New York Heritage, a New York 3R project, to provide access to the collection through their website as well. “A number of them deal with trials held in upstate towns in the 1800s,” Mills said of the pamphlets. “People can search by town and see the history of their particular town or any sort of trials that went on there.”

The Cornell Law Library had previously won the AALL Law Library Publications Award in 1998 for its website, becoming the first to receive the award in the nonprint category. Michelle Fongyee Whelan Receives Anne Lukingbeal Award At a reception in the Berger Atrium on April 25, Michelle A. Fongyee Whelan, associate clinical professor of law, received the fifteenth annual Anne Lukingbeal Award for her outstanding dedication to the women of Cornell Law School. Established by the Women’s Law Coalition (WLC) in 1999, the award is

named after its first recipient, Associate Dean and Dean of Students Anne Lukingbeal. “The Anne Lukingbeal Award voices the student body’s recognition of an individual who is committed to advocating for and supporting the women of the Law School,” says Christine Kim ‘15, president of the WLC. “Professor Whelan exemplifies this commitment, and she continues to have tremendous impact through each personal connection that she has made.” Lynne Kolodinsky ‘14, former president of the WLC, introduced Whelan at the reception. “Professor Whelan is an outstanding role model for both

To be recognized by such an impressive group of women is truly an honor. — Michelle A. Fongyee Whelan

“The Awards Committee of AALL was very impressed with the quality and professionalism of the Cornell Law Library Trial Pamphlets Collection,” said Elizabeth Moore, the chair of the AALL’s Awards Committee. Professor Whelan with Christine Kim ‘15




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“I am thrilled and honored to receive the Anne Lukingbeal award,” says Whelan, “particularly because the award comes from the Women’s Law Coalition. The WLC is a vibrant and active student organization that is a credit to the Law School. Among other things, the WLC educates all students, not just female students, about women-in-the-law issues and provides a community that supports women law students.” She adds, “To be recognized by such an impressive group of women is truly an honor.” Amar-Dolan ‘14 Wins American Constitution Society’s 2013 Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing Competition During his Election Law class with Professor Jed Stiglitz, Jeremy Amar-Dolan ’14 paid close attention to the fight for equal voting rights that occurred during the 1960s. Inspired to take his interest to the next level, he entered the American Constitution Society’s 2013 Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing Competition.

Mills said the AALL called him March 4 to notify him that the library had won the award. The award was presented to the Law Library on July 13 at the AALL’s annual meeting in Seattle.


young men and young women,” says Kolodinsky. “She spent many years in practice, has been very successful in academia, and is a caring wife and mother of two daughters.”

In May, he was named the winner of the competition, earning $3,000 and the chance to publish his paper in an upcoming issue of the University

of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, which he accepted. “It was really unexpected,” said Amar-Dolan, an Old Town, Maine, native, who was honored at the ACS National Convention in Washington, D.C., in June. “I entered the competition because my paper fit the theme of the program. I hadn’t thought that much about it, but then I got an e-mail saying that I was a finalist. That’s when I thought that maybe I could win it.” Amar-Dolan’s paper was entitled “The Voting Rights Act and the Fifteenth Amendment Standard of Review.” Under discussion is the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which sought to end disenfranchisement by eliminating discriminatory election practices, including voting bans based on literacy tests. In his paper, Amar-Dolan —who is spending his summer working at Jones Day—argues that legislation which enforces the Fifteenth Amendment “should be subject to a more deferential standard.” Law Library Announces 2013 Recipients of the Cornell Law Library Prize for Exemplary Student Research FIRST PL ACE:

Libor Integrity and Holistic Domestic Enforcement, by Milson C. Yu ‘13

Milson C. Yu ‘13 crafted a coherent and well-written note embracing a complex and wide range of sources. He looked at the history and methodology of the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor), an estimate of the cost of short-term borrowing for large London banks; examined the limits of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s enforcement authority in the context of rigging Libor; and outlined “a two-part plan to engage the CFTC in active oversight and enforcement of Libor.” His sources included a sophisticated collection of unpublished private reports; administrative regulations, decisions, and reports; briefs and orders from federal litigation; federal case and statutory law; legislative history materials; and articles and empirical studies in law reviews and business journals, among others. Through extended research into his area of interest, Milson discovered that advanced research techniques such as combining search terms with Boolean connectors and tracking updates to his research significantly improved his search results. SECOND PL ACE:

How to Kill Copyright: A Brute-Force Approach to Content Creation, by Kirk Sigmon ‘13

Kirk Sigmon’s ‘13 idea and research were quite original; he wove a collection of very

Milson C. Yu ‘13

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different sources together for an interesting thought experiment. In the course of examining the topic of copyrightable content randomly generated by computer, he drew on both research in computer science and a mix of primary and secondary legal sources to support his discussion of whether copyrightable content could be generated, whether the content would be amenable to copyright, and the legal ramifications of generating this content. 

But that was what made it a fun paper to write.”

Kirk comments about his paper: “It is a fusion of cryptanalytic science, computer science, and intellectual property law—a sort of hybrid that does not easily lend itself to research in a standard library.

A review panel comprised of librarians Amy Emerson, Matt Morrison, Nina Scholtz, and Carissa Vogel selected the winners from among nineteen competitive entries. Funding for the Prize is provided by an endowment given to the Law Library by Barbara Cantwell in honor of her late husband, Robert Cantwell, a 1956 graduate of Cornell Law School. In addition to receiving a monetary award, the winners are invited to publish their papers in Scholarship@Cornell Law, the Law Library’s digital repository, and to feature their papers in Reading Room displays.

It is a fusion of cryptanalytic science, computer science, and intellectual property law—a sort of hybrid that does not easily lend itself to research in a standard library. But that was what made it a fun paper to write. — Kirk Sigmon’s ‘13

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Avon Global Center for Women and Justice Releases Report on Women in Prison in Argentina

Patricia Ciccone ‘13 and Tamara Hoflejzer ‘13 in Peru

Field Research in Peru: Clinic Students Visit Lima to Investigate Labor Laws For two students this spring, a project begun in a central New York classroom led all the way to Peru. Tamara Hoflejzer ’13 and Patricia Ciccone ’13 are participants in the Law School’s Labor Law Clinic led by Professor Angela B. Cornell. This March they traveled to Lima to research the rights of the country’s textile workers. “Working on this clinical project has been one of the most valuable experiences of law school,” says Hoflejzer. “It was a great opportunity to put theory into practice and contribute to the protection of workers’ rights.” While in Lima, Hoflejzer and Ciccone conducted interviews with textile workers, union leaders, and union attorneys. They also met with government officials and representatives of nonprofit organizations to discuss workers’ access to the judicial system and the effectiveness of legal remedies for workers’ grievances. Through these interviews, the students explored freedom of association in Peru, as well as Peruvian administrative and judicial processes. “Having the opportunity to visit Peru and witness the unrelenting passion and conviction of the Peruvian textile workers was an amazing and rewarding experience that I will never forget,” says Ciccone. “We put so much time and work into this project, and we have gotten so much more out of the experience in terms of personal and professional growth.” She adds, “Our investigative work in Peru is a reflection of our commitment not only to helping the Peruvian workers, but also to contributing to the advancement of workers’ labor rights everywhere.”





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Women and their families are disproportionately affected by the harsh penalties imposed for low-level drug offences in Argentina, according to a report by the Cornell Law School’s Avon Global Center for Women and Justice, the Cornell Law School International Human Rights Clinic, the University of Chicago Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic, and the Public Defender’s Office in Argentina. The report—“Women in Prison in Argentina: Causes, Conditions, and Consequences” (PDF)—was launched at a panel discussion on May 14 at the University of Chicago Law School, moderated by Professor Rashida Manjoo, UN special rapporteur on violence against women. The report finds that policies introduced in Argentina during the U.S. “War on Drugs” weigh down the Argentine federal prison system and impede effective reform. These policies have contributed to the unprecedented increase in the number of incarcerated women—nearly 200 percent between 1990 and 2012. “These women are typically low-level drug mules forced into the role by economic necessity,” said Elizabeth Brundige, executive director of Cornell Law School’s Avon Global Center for Women



Cornell Law School’s Avon Global Center for Women and Justice and International Human Rights Clinic Defensoría General de la Nación Argentina The University of Chicago Law School International Human Rights Clinic

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and Justice. “The Argentine Government should consider utilizing alternatives to incarceration in such cases.” The report draws on data collected from a 2012 survey of incarcerated women, on-site visits to two prisons in Argentina and in-person interviews with women prisoners, scholars, activists, judges, and other stakeholders to identify the most crucial issues facing women in prison. The results of the survey found that about 56 percent of women in Argentina’s federal prisons were incarcerated for drug trafficking.

This study reminds us—judges, lawyers, policy makers, and citizens—that we are all accountable for the human rights of women in prison. — Elena Highton de Nolasco

The report notes that Argentina has demonstrated a willingness to develop and implement gender-specific initiatives. Two of these measures, house arrest and programs that allow children to live with their mothers in prison, are specifically designed to alleviate the hardship for women with children. However, some women prisoners expressed concern that living in a prison environment would harm their children. The report identifies several recommended reforms including: reducing drug trafficking sentences for women who are at the bottom of the chain and offering alternatives to incarceration, reducing the use and length of pre-trial detention, and ensuring that all prisoners receive timely access to medical care and screening. The report also encourages the United States to continue its move toward reducing or eliminating harsh punishments for drug crimes and to effect similar changes in its foreign policies toward Argentina and other countries in the region.

This study reminds us—judges, lawyers, policy makers, and citizens—that we are all accountable for the human rights of women in prison.” The full report is available at: The Avon Global Center for Women and Justice Joins the UN in Efforts to End Violence against Women and Girls

In addition, it urges the United States and other countries to consider adopting some of the good practices implemented in Argentina, such as its law that allows judges to consider house arrest for pregnant women and women with young children. “Argentina has the opportunity to set the standard for the treatment of incarcerated women in Latin America,” stated Silvia Martinez, director of the Prison Commission of the Public Defender’s Office in Argentina. The study was undertaken at the invitation of Justice Elena Highton de Nolasco, vice president of the Supreme Court of Argentina, who also wrote the foreword to the report. She notes, “The researchers’ report makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of the causes, conditions, and consequences of women’s imprisonment in Argentina. . . . It highlights Argentina’s good practices in the area of women in prison and identifies improvements that are still needed.

Running concurrent with the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW), the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School coorganized an event in New York City with Women and Law in Southern Africa (WLSA) on March 4 to discuss their report: “‘They are Destroying our Futures’: Sexual Violence against Girls in Zambia’s Schools.” According to the report, over 50 percent of the 105 school girls interviewed personally experienced some form of sexual violence or harassment by a teacher, student, or man they encountered

while traveling to or from school. This year’s theme of the UNCSW centered on: “Elimination and Prevention of all Forms of Violence against Women and Girls.” Panelists at the Avon Global Center/WLSA event included: Hon. Gertrude Chawatama, judge of the High Court of Zambia and Commissioner of the Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation Commission of Kenya; Hon. Ellen Gesmer, justice of the New York Supreme Court; Elizabeth Brundige, executive director of the Avon Global Center; Matrine Chuulu, regional coordinator of WLSA; Nondumiso Nsibande, legal services and advocacy manager of People Opposing Women Abuse; and Maimbo Ziela, national coordinator of WLSA-Zambia. Chawatama called for increased efforts to educate law officers on genderbased violence issues and to strengthen prevention and response efforts in the region. She spoke of the need to train law officers to enforce existing domestic, regional, and international laws.

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BRIEFS Our comparative research is really just a starting point, but it reveals that violence is undoubtedly a cause, condition, and consequence of women’s imprisonment throughout the world. — Elizabeth Brundige

“The event was an exciting opportunity to continue the discussions begun at the Avon Global Center’s 2012 Women and Justice Conference, this time as part of the events surrounding the UNCSW,” said Brundige. “Participants shared strategies that ranged from the use of social media, to community-based programs to displace discriminatory gender norms, to judicial innovations aimed at making courts more comfortable for child victims of violence. Such creative solutions are critical to combating the sexual abuse and other forms of genderbased violence that remain prevalent in southern Africa and throughout the world.” On March 13, Brundige also spoke at a UNCSW side event, “Custodial Violence against Women,” convened by United Nations special rapporteur on violence against women Rashida Manjoo. Brundige told the audience that the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice and the Cornell Law





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International Human Rights Clinic “have been conducting comparative research on the causes, conditions, and consequences of women’s imprisonment globally, particularly as they relate to violence against women.” “Our research has shown that violence against women is frequently a cause of women’s incarceration,” said Brundige. “Studies of women in prison reveal a strong correlation between violence against women and women’s imprisonment, some suggesting that 70, 80, even 90 percent of women in prison are survivors of sexual or physical violence.” “Our comparative research is really just a starting point, but it reveals that violence is undoubtedly a cause, condition, and consequence of women’s imprisonment throughout the world,” continued Brundige. “This suggests that much more must be done.”

CeRI Partners with the Federal Government on a New Health IT Plan As the nation shifts to electronic health records, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is looking for public input to update the Federal Health IT strategic plan. ONC is partnering with CeRI (Cornell e-Rulemaking Initiative) to solicit public input on this plan that outlines goals and strategies for the nationwide shift to electronic health records, and for the creation and spread of new health information technologies for consumers and healthcare providers. The current topic for public comment is “Empower Individuals through Health IT to Improve Health and Health Care.” This discussion will be open until May 9, 2013 on, an innovative online public commenting website that allows people to learn about and discuss how new information technologies —from electronic health record systems to mobile phone apps—can help consumers and providers improve health, health care, and the health care system. “Whether you’re a health care consumer, provider, insurer, researcher, or IT developer, you should have a voice in this process of updating the federal government’s health IT plan,” said Cynthia R. Farina, the

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William G. McRoberts Research Professor in Administration of the Law at Cornell Law School and a principal researcher in CeRI. Through this partnership with CeRI, ONC has committed to broad public participation. “Open dialogue with the public improves federal government policymaking and planning,” said Farzad Mostashari, M.D., national coordinator for health information technology. “By using Planning Room we will be able to hear directly from those people who are interested and involved in ONC activities to inform our future direction.” The CeRI researchers hope that rural health care providers and health care professionals in smaller practices and care facilities will engage in this dialogue, as these stakeholders don’t often participate in federal public-comment periods. “Planning Room is designed to make it easier for individual patients, families, and caregivers to understand what these decisions about health information technology could mean for them—and to have a meaningful part in a national conversation that will help shape federal policy,” added Farina.

Meridian 180 Experiences Significant Growth In March 2012, Cornell Law School’s Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture launched a new kind of academic project aimed to benefit not only current students, but also legal professionals and academics who wish to think more deeply about comparative questions, and to work together to address legal and policy problems affecting the Asia-Pacific region. The result was Meridian 180, a community of prominent academics, practitioners, and policy makers in Asia, the United States, and around the world interested in new ways of thinking about law, markets, and politics broadly conceived. Meridian 180 operates an innovative online platform where members converse in four languages—Chinese, English, Japanese, and Korean. With this multilingual interface, Meridian 180 has hosted eleven forums during the past year, allowing an international, interdisciplinary, and intergenerational group of intellectuals to share insights on questions such as: “How do multinational organizations overcome ambiguities inherent in language and law?” or “How should we understand the effects of the InvestorState Dispute Settlement provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement?” “Through these discussions, among leaders in a range of fields in each country, Meridian

180 strives to generate practical, and sometimes unexpected, solutions to some of the most difficult problems in the AsiaPacific region,” says Annelise Riles, the Jack G. Clarke Professor of Far East Legal Studies, the founder and director of the project. Meridian 180 does not limit itself to its online platform. During the past twelve months, Meridian 180 has also n

hosted a workshop in Tokyo on the comparative history of U.S. and Japanese tax policy;


co-hosted a symposium entitled “Changing Politics of Central Banks” in New York City with the Cornell Law School International Law Journal;


co-hosted the “Comparative Law in the Globalized World Transmigration and Innovation” conference with the Qinghua University in Beijing;


participated in the “East Asian Law and Society Conference” at Jiaotong University in Shanghai; and


organized a brainstorm session with its Australian members at the University of Sydney.

With a conference on compensation for sexual slavery during World War II scheduled in Seoul in November, in addition to a conference on the politics of central banking scheduled in Ithaca in July to follow up on the discussions in the

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“Changing Politics of Central Banks” symposium, Meridian 180 expects to continue to increase its contribution to legal and policy problems affecting the region.

Meridian 180 is also strengthening Cornell Law School’s ties with members of the Cornell University community interested in the Asia-Pacific region. The East Asia Program has provided financial support for Korean language translation and will publish Meridian 180’s own multilingual e-book series under the Cornell East Asia Series. The first book of the series on financial, environmental, and political crisis is scheduled to be available later this year in four languages —Chinese, English, Japanese, and Korean—and will feature essays and comments posted on Meridian 180’s website.

In April, Judge Goodwin Liu, associate justice of the California Supreme Court, spoke to students about diversity in the legal profession. The talk was sponsored by APALSA, ACS, and CaLSA and coincided with his participation in the Langfan Moot Court Competition.

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observe the National Day of Immigration Reform.

“From diplomatic disputes to trade wars, there are so many issues that we, as a creative and committed group of experts representing the true diversity of the Asia-Pacific region, can address,” says Riles. “Meridian 180 will grow in the next five years to become a leading voice for peace and stability in the region, and a leading incubator of new approaches to seemingly intractable policy problems.”

“Many of us have lost sight of the important contributions immigrants have made—and are making—to our culture and our economy,” Skorton said. “Their continued contributions are critical to our country’s success.”

More information can be found at New Study-Abroad Opportunity in South Africa: University of Pretoria Joins More Than Twenty Exchange Program Partners The Law School has added a new option to its international programs. Starting this fall, students may spend a semester studying in an Englishlanguage program at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Founded in 1908, the University of Pretoria is the leading research university in South Africa and one of the largest universities in the country, with a top-ranked faculty of law. Its relationship with Cornell was forged through visits to Pretoria by Muna B. Ndulo, professor of law and director of the Institute for African Development, and Barbara J. Holden-Smith, vice dean and professor of law. Ndulo says that the exchange agreement was made in a spirit





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Vice Dean Holden-Smith

of creating opportunities not only for student exchange but also for faculty collaboration. He cites Pretoria’s strong reputation in research, its 2006 UNESCO Prize for Human Rights Education, and its extensive law library (“arguably the largest law library in Africa”).

complement to our other international programs.”

The Pretoria program joins a growing list of international study opportunities at the Law School. “We have over twenty faculty and student exchange programs with partner schools from all around the world— not only South Africa, but also China, Japan, India, France, Australia, Germany, Chile, Spain, and Portugal (among others),” says Laura Spitz, associate dean for international affairs and executive director of the Clarke Center for International and Comparative Legal Studies. “At the same time, we are working to increase our number of international internship opportunities as a

Adds Ndulo, “In this globalized world, I think our lawyers need to be exposed to foreign jurisdictions. This collaboration with the University of Pretoria will, in my view, strengthen our comparative law education.” We Need to Help Immigrants Stay in the United States, Panelists Say Highly educated immigrants are a fertile source of innovation, fresh ideas, and business success, and their talents will continue to benefit the United States—if immigration laws can be modernized to let them stay in this country. So said Cornell President David J. Skorton—whose father came from Belarus via Cuba—at an April 19 debate at the Law School. Cornell joined more than seventy-five colleges and universities to

Universities have a stake in the immigration reform debate, Skorton said. Cornell has 4,100 international students, nearly a fifth of the student body, who account for 44 percent of graduate students and 50 percent of graduates in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields. They go on to create jobs, Skorton said: One-fourth of high-tech jobs created between 1995 and 2005 had at least one immigrant founder, and in 2010, more than 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies were founded by an immigrant or the child of immigrants. Moreover, the inventors of three-quarters of the patents issued to top tech-producing universities in 2011 were immigrants, and highly educated immigrants receive patents at double the rate of U.S. natives. “If these immigrants were allowed to stay and work in the United States, their contributions to the nation and to innovation would stay and multiply,” Skorton said. Skorton said that in 2018, there will be a shortage of nearly 250,000 STEM-educated workers in the United States—jobs

President Skorton speaks at the Law School on the National Day of Immigration Reform

that could be filled by U.S.educated immigrants but for “antiquated” immigration laws that do not allow international graduates to stay. And immigrants brought to the United States as children, Skorton said, can’t continue their education beyond high school, serve in the military, or get a driver’s license because of their undocumented status.

that Cornell welcomes all students, including undocumented ones. What of the “brain drain” on countries whose students are educated abroad and never return home? “National origin should not determine economic destiny, and we should be moving away from the oldfashioned model of a brain

By denying them the opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills through higher education, we further restrict their opportunities and decrease the supply of talent our nation so desperately needs. — David J. Skorton

“By denying them the opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills through higher education, we further restrict their opportunities and decrease the supply of talent our nation so desperately needs,” he said, noting that he has supported the Dream Act to help these young people and

drain to a model of so-called ‘brain circulation’” in which skilled workers “move around the world freely to the benefit of all nations,” Skorton stressed. Until that becomes widespread, Skorton said, comprehensive immigration reform “must include incentives for some of

the talented individuals educated in the United States to return to their homelands to drive progress there.” Skorton called for immigration policies to offer green cards “to talented advanced graduates, especially but not only in STEM fields, who want to stay in the United States, while encouraging others to return home with the best education we can offer.”

Law School, Latino Studies Program, the Institute for the Study of Social Issues, and the Institute for German Cultural Studies, held in cooperation with the Partnership for a New American Economy and the National Immigration Forum.

Immigration scholar and law professor Hiroshi Motomura of the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, said the “path to citizenship” debate is a lens on the larger immigration debate spurred by rapidly changing political and demographic realities.

A narrowly defined, “pure” jurisprudence exerts an insidious effect on legal education by obscuring the real-world significance of legal theory, asserted Nicola Lacey during a lecture at the Law School on April 19.

“My own view is that it is true that any government, any nation, has the capacity and the moral right to . . . decide its immigration policies,” Motomura said. But “if you just legalize people, you’re airbrushing the problem away. The problem being the system doesn’t work.”

Oxford’s Nicola Lacey Delivers Centennial Irvine Lecture

Lacey is professor of criminal law and legal theory at the University of Oxford and holds a senior research fellowship at All Souls College. Her presentation at the Law School, part of the annual Irvine Lecture Series, was entitled “Institutionalizing Responsibility: Implications for Jurisprudence.”

Michael Jones-Correa, Cornell University professor of government, who noted that his wife, a Harvard University graduate, is the daughter of a Greek immigrant, said: “All immigrants have potential, and if not for themselves then for their children . . . this is an argument for not focusing simply on the highly skilled.” The event was part of Cornell’s 2013 Immigration and Democracy Speaker Series sponsored by the Cornell Institute for European Studies, Cornell

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BRIEFS Addressing the work of such legal philosophers as Joseph Raz and John Gardner, she questioned the usefulness of segregating jurisprudence from the sociology of law and enshrining the former as a universally applicable philosophy.

The idea of responsibility served Lacey primarily as an example of how legal concepts evolve in tandem with cultural, political, and institutional conditions. Delving into the history of English common law, she discussed how a modern concept of criminal responsibility could not have emerged without the concurrent development of a legal infrastructure that included, for instance, an appeals system and comprehensive law reporting. These innovations, in turn, relied on such underlying institutional changes as growing urbanization and the centralization of the state. Tacitly, responsibility also played a key role in the approach to jurisprudence espoused by Lacey, who spoke repeatedly of the accountability between theories and the phenomena they describe. Addressing the work of such legal philosophers as Joseph Raz and John Gardner, she questioned the usefulness of segregating jurisprudence from the sociology of law





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and enshrining the former as a universally applicable philosophy.

“We’ve Officially Broken the Boundary”: Panel Discusses U.S. Counterterrorism Policy “In many ways, what the Obama administration is committed to is out-Rumsfelding Rumsfeld,” said Aziz Rana, speaking at the Law School on March 25. Rana, associate professor of law at the Law School, was one of four participants in “The Next Four Years in Counterterrorism Policy,” a panel organized by Chantal Thomas, professor of law and director of the Clarke Initiative

for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa. Joining him were the Law School’s Jens David Ohlin, Sarah Kreps of Cornell’s Department of Government, and Wadie Said of the University of South Carolina School of Law. Speaking first, Rana compared the current administration’s security policy with its predecessor’s, noting its cultivation of a global detention system that sub-contracts much of the work to allies. “Even if what we have now is much more

Since the law is a social practice with real effects on people’s lives, Lacey argued, an understanding of legal concepts, and of what constitutes law itself, must involve “a reflexive movement back and forth between institutional arrangements and classificatory regimes.” This approach does not undermine the enterprise of jurisprudence, she added, but rather introduces “a welcome transparency about how that enterprise is grounded in its subject matter.” Lacey’s presentation marked the 100th anniversary of the Frank Irvine Endowed Lecture Series, Cornell Law’s oldest. The series was established in 1913 by the Conkling Inn of the legal fraternity Phi Delta Phi in honor of former dean, Judge Frank Irvine. Past lectures have featured such notable speakers as Nobel laureate Amartya Sen and civil liberties advocate Vincent Blasi.

Professor Rana

When wars can be fought without young men and women going into battle to kill and be killed, governments don’t have to offer justifications for what they’re doing. This insulation from the costs and consequences will mean that leaders won’t have to obtain popular permission to go to war. — Sarah Kreps

Kreps, meanwhile, examined drone policy as a tool for shielding the public from the costs of war and thus removing incentives to demand peace. “When wars can be fought without young men and women going into battle to kill and be killed, governments don’t have to offer justifications for what they’re doing,” she observed. “This insulation from the costs

and consequences will mean that leaders won’t have to obtain popular permission to go to war.” “If anything,” said Thomas at the end of the discussion, “the drones are announcing to us that we’ve officially broken whatever boundary might have existed previously between law and war, between peacetime and wartime.”

Wadie Said, Sarah Kreps, Professor Rana, and Professor Ohlin

proceduralized,” he said, “that doesn’t mean it’s going to be significantly less coercive than Bush-era practices that were ad-hoc and discretionary.” Focusing on domestic detention and prosecution, Said addressed the federal prosecution of terror suspects, as well as the use of informants, which has trickled down to the local level. “When challenged, senior law enforcement officials— from Attorney General Holder to FBI Director Mueller to NYPD Chief Raymond Kelly— say, ‘Look, this is an invaluable tactic that we must use, and we’re going to stick to it even at the costs of marginalizing, alienating, and criminalizing a whole community,’” he remarked, adding, “Those are my words at the end.” Another prominent topic was drone policy. Ohlin examined the “privilege of combatancy,” which licenses combatants to kill enemy soldiers, and questioned whether and how drones or their operators could qualify. He also discussed the

Professor Thomas

recent proposal of a “drone court,” to oversee strikes. Such a body, he argued, could create a “system of perverse incentives” for the administration, deterring it from targeting killings of prominent individuals and toward “signature strikes” aimed at groups believed to be militants but without confirmed identities.

Book Returned After Thirty Years The Cornell Law Library thanks whomever returned the now rare and out-of-print book, Civil Disobedience: Theory and Practice by Hugo Adam Bedau (Pegasus, 1969), during Reunion weekend. The Law Library would like to remind all alumni and students that it is never too late to return an overdue book.

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BRIEFS Students Argue Human Gene Patents in 2013 Langfan Family First-Year Moot Court Competition Are human genes patentable? More than one hundred firstyear law students deftly argued both sides of the debate during the Langfan Family First-Year Moot Court Competition. The moot court problem, drafted by Cornell Law’s Moot Court Board, was based on Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, a landmark patent law case argued before the Supreme Court of the United States just two days after the final round argument. Two key aspects of the case were the composition of the gene and how the gene could be used. The petitioner argued that the extracted human gene sequence in question is identical to the gene sequence as it exists in the human body and is therefore a “product of nature” not eligible for patent under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The respondent countered that because this extracted gene sequence has new utility in its isolated form outside of the human body—that is, because the extracted gene sequence serves as a diagnostic tool to detect heightened risk of breast cancer—the gene sequence deserves protection as a product of human ingenuity. The tournament culminated in the MacDonald Moot Court Room on Saturday, April 13, with Justin DiGennaro ’15 representing the petitioner and Ryan Mansell ’15, the





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LEFT: Moot Court Chancellor Jonathan Underwood ‘14 BELOW: Students listen to arguments

respondent. The two finalists faced a distinguished and formidable panel of guest judges: Hon. Albert Diaz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; Hon. David Ezra of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas; Hon. Marcos E. Lopez, M.B.A. ’97/J.D. ’98, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico; and Hon. Goodwin Liu of the California Supreme Court.

Judge Marcos Lopez, Judge Albert Diaz, Ryan Mansell, Justin DiGennaro, Judge David Ezra, and Judge Goodwin Liu

To moot in front of a full courtroom and withstand the probing questions of prestigious federal and state justices with nothing more than my arguments was an exhilarating experience. It was something I will never forget. — Justin DiGennaro ’15

Judge Diaz and Justin DiGennaro shake hands.

After deliberations, the panel awarded first place to Mansell.

come such excellent advocates,” professed Lopez.

The judges expressed high praise for the competitors’ substantive knowledge and mastery of difficult case law. Diaz remarked that the competitors were so polished that he nearly forgot that he was judging a first-year competition. Furthermore, every judge noted that the competitors’ advocacy skills would place them among the upper echelon of lawyers before the judges’ respective courts. “Come to Puerto Rico! We would wel-

“Having participated in other formats of competitive oral advocacy, and with Langfan being my first moot court experience, I can say in a broad sense that Langfan was far and away the most professional and enjoyable tournament I have participated in, and in a narrow sense that it was a wonderful and engaging introduction to mooting,” said the winner, Mansell. “I could not have imagined, prior to Langfan, that I would have

had the opportunity to speak before such an esteemed panel of judges as a first-year law student.” “There is no public speaking opportunity for a first year law student that compares to the Langfan Finals,” finalist DiGennaro said. “To moot in front of a full courtroom and withstand the probing questions of prestigious federal and state justices with nothing more than my arguments was an exhilarating experience. It was something I will never forget.” “The Moot Court Board is very pleased with this year’s Langfan Family First-Year Moot Court Competition,” said Moot Court Chancellor Jon Underwood ’14. “An impressive number of 1L students entered the competition and they displayed exceptional oral advocacy skills, even though the majority of competitors were mooting for the first time. Finalists Mansell and DiGennaro were staunch advocates for their sides and both held up extremely well to intense questioning. The Moot Court Board applauds their achievements!” Mansell will receive a prize of $500, and DiGennaro will receive $250. The prizes, as well as the operating expenses of the competition, are supported through a 2002 endowment made by William K. Langfan and Marion Langfan. This year, the winner will also receive a $350 scholarship and the runner-up a $250 scholarship from BARBRI.

A Busy Season for Cornell Moot Court Competitors Every year Cornell Law School’s Moot Court Board sends teams to a variety of national and international competitions, providing an opportunity for participants to hone oral argument, research, and writing skills. This year thirty-one students competed in nine events across the country and abroad. In February Cornell students participated in the Northeast Super Regional round of the prestigious Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Coached by Thomas Mills, associate director for collections and administrative services and lecturer in law at the Cornell Law Library, the team of Neal Christiansen ‘14, Jovana Crncevic ‘13, Kate Georgen ‘14, Cody Herche ‘13, and Puja Parikh ‘14 finished ninth overall. Crncevic and Herche won, respectively, third and twenty-first best oralist. Meanwhile, Alex Cabe ‘14, Minsuk Han ‘14, and Michael Milazzo ‘14, with coaching from Charline Gibson, traveled to New Orleans for Tulane University School of Law’s Mardi Gras Invitational Sports Law Competition; Niki Gaglani ‘14, Gwen Gou ‘14, and Yangming Xiao ‘14, with coaching from John Ingles, took on the NYU Immigration Law Moot Court Competition; and Brian Dunn ‘14; Chanakya Dwivedi, LL.M. ‘13; and Carla Moore ‘14

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LALSA/BLSA Boot Camp Connects Students and Alumni

represented Cornell at William and Mary Law School’s Spong Moot Court Competition. Stephen Weingold ‘14 and Stephen Wirth ‘14 also participated in the TwentyThird Annual National First Amendment Moot Court Competition, hosted by Vanderbilt Law School. At the Niagara International Moot Court Competition, held in Toronto in late February/ early March, Edward Sampa, LL.M. ‘13; Anuradha Sawkar ‘14; Brianna Serrano ‘13; and Jon Underwood ‘14, coached by Professor Jens Ohlin, tackled a scenario involving international business and persons on UN terrorist lists. Next was the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in March. Mary-Ann Awada ‘14; Camille Bacon-Schulte ‘14; Jun Li ‘13; Jennifer Nettleton, LL.M. ‘13; and Andrew Soler ‘14, coached by Laura Spitz, associate dean for international affairs, won third place in the Budapest Pre-Moot and an honorable





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mention for the Eisemann Team Oral Award. The competition drew more than 1,250 participants from 290 universities and 67 countries. Finally, April saw Ari Diaconis ‘14, Jonathan Goddard ‘14, and Malavika Rao ‘14, with coaching from Professor Joel Atlas, competing with 208 teams from across the country at the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, as well as Julia Pascuzzo ‘14, Ryuk Park ‘14, and Yingchen Xiong ‘14 competing in Brooklyn Law School’s Prince Memorial Evidence Competition.

“Black and Latino law students face unique challenges during the summer recruitment process and once hired,” says Erika López ‘14, president of Cornell’s Latino American Law Students Association (LALSA). It was with those challenges in mind that last year’s LALSA leadership worked to join forces with the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), and led by Marihug Cedeño ‘13 they organized the First Annual Professional Development Boot Camp held in the spring of 2012. Determined to make this event a new tradition at the Law School, López and BLSA’s current president Aleesha Fowler ‘14, along with a planning committee, organized the Second Annual Boot Camp. This year’s Boot Camp centered on the theme “Building Your Brand” and was held April 4, 6, and 7 at Myron Taylor Hall with great success.

Fifteen panelists, most of them Cornell Law alumni, represented a variety of legal career paths and included recruiters from top firms. These guests and the sixty-five student members of LALSA and BLSA in attendance were joined at lunch by dean of students, Anne Lukingbeal; assistant dean for student and career services, John R. DeRosa; Professor Angela B. Cornell, and Stewart J. Schwab, the Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law. The full day of panels and workshops concluded with a networking session at La Tourelle Resort and Spa.

Richard Ross ‘99

As the 2013–2014 academic year begins, the Moot Court Board is already looking ahead to the next season of competitions. “We encourage all second- and third-year students to try out for a team this year,” says Underwood, board chancellor. “The board plans to build on the successes of last year and have our best year yet.” Students participate in mock interviews

Gina-Gail Fletcher ’09, visiting assistant professor of law, Cornell Law School

Monica Parikh ’99, special counsel, New York City Department for the Aging Richard Ross ’99, partner, Perkins Coie

Katerina Barquet ’11, associate, Trope and Trope Hon. Ariel E. Belen (Ret.) ’81,

Boot Camp participants take a break.

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Mark Loevy-Reyes ‘92, During the program, students were paired up with panelists for mock interviews. “Students found the advice they received during these mini-interviews extremely valuable and feel that they are now better prepared to face the legal recruitment process,” says López. So many students have already raved about how helpful the weekend was, and they are all so inspired!”

& Garrison; Shearman & Sterling; Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett; and Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

This year’s Professional Development Boot Camp was made possible through the sponsorship of Kirkland & Ellis; Latham & Watkins; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton

Danielle Hunt ’07; associate;


Jessica Price, staff attorney, ACLU of Southern California

Ashley Southerland ’11; judicial law clerk; Hon. Charles R. Wilson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Colleen Echeveste; law student recruitment manager; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

Omari Mason ’09; associate; Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett Lesley Slater-Stumphauzer, legal recruiting and personnel manager, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Natalee Vernon ’09, associate, Shearman & Sterling

Davon Collins, associate, Latham & Watkins

Maria Fernandez-Williams ’92; senior counsel, technology licensing and alliances; STG, IBM

Danielle Hunt ‘07

legal career advisor, Keene State College

Raising the Bar: Alumnae Share Professional Experiences “I am change,” Leslie RichardsYellen ’84 told the attendees of “Raising the Bar: Careers and Experiences of CLS Alumnae,” a day-long conference for students held on March 8, International Women’s Day. Richards-Yellen, a partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson as well as a board member of the National Association of Women’s Lawyers, belonged to a Cornell Law class that was twenty percent female. Today women make up 45 percent of the Law School student body. “Change is happening,” she said, “but it’s probably not happening as fast as you want it to.”

Conceived by former Women’s Law Coalition (WLC) president Connie Lam ’13, the current WLC president Lynne Kolodinsky ’14, and Professor Charles K. Whitehead, the event was hosted by the WLC and came to fruition through funding from the dean’s Office. “I am so proud to see this organization take full advantage of its institutional knowledge and connections to inspirational Cornell alumnae and share it with the entire Cornell Law community,” said Lam. Raising the Bar was open to the entire Law School, as well as to students from other parts of the university interested in a legal career. The conference’s four panels, which were moderated by WLC students, focused on the career areas of in-house counsel, business, law firms, and government and public interest. Its fifteen panelists represented a twentysix-year span of Law School graduating classes and a diverse range of careers, from general counsel at Paramount Pictures to executive director of a major behavioral health services nonprofit organization. “We designed the day to afford current students as much opportunity as possible to directly interact with these alumnae because part of our hope was that the conference would allow students to begin forming the mentoring relationships that are so important moving forward,” said Kolodinsky. Panelists offered an abundance of advice, from the broad

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Distinguished alumnae spend the day with students at Myron Taylor Hall.

(be flexible, take risks, don’t let anyone ignore you) to the specific (proofread your work). Cynthia Hess ’88, partner at Fenwick & West, advised aspiring lawyers to go with their guts when choosing a workplace, admitting, “I said no to one firm because I hated the color of their carpet.” When asked what makes a good lawyer, section chief and assistant attorney general of New York State, Rebecca Durden ’88, said simply, “You have to love what you do.” The themes of diversity, progress,

and the struggle for parity also arose throughout the day. A luncheon for attendees featured an address by Gretchen Beall Schumann ’01, director and former president of the New York Women’s Bar Asso-

We designed the day to afford current students as much opportunity as possible to directly interact with these alumnae because part of our hope was that the conference would allow students to begin forming the mentoring relationships that are so important moving forward. — Lynne Kolodinsky ’14





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ciation and partner at Cohen Rabin Stine Schumann, who emphasized the importance of building a professional network and finding mentors—an exhortation echoed throughout the conference by many speakers, among them Hon. Shira Scheindlin ’75 of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, whose early mentors included Cornell University graduate and U.S. Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

Another prevalent topic was the work-life balance and whether women can “have it all.” Classmates Scheindlin and Joyce Haag ’75, retired senior vice president and general counsel of Eastman Kodak, related the skepticism they faced as wives and mothers when they entered the field in the 1970s. Lori Bostrom ’90, senior vice president and deputy general counsel at Oppenheimer Funds (and one of several panelists who mentioned meeting their husbands at Cornell Law), expressed her hope that the harmonizing of professional and personal obligations will increasingly be viewed not as a women’s issue but as a “family issue” that affects both genders. Kolodinsky added, “We have received a tremendous amount of positive feedback from both alumnae panelists and student attendees, and we are very hopeful that we can continue to host this event in future years.” “Conferences such as this one are a valuable way for students to meet and learn from experienced alumni,” noted

Whitehead. “It was also a great venue for our graduates to connect and re-connect with each other. I’m hopeful the Law School can continue to act as a platform for these important relationships.” RAISING THE BAR PANELISTS:

Deborah Agus ’79; executive director; Behavioral Health Leadership Institute, Baltimore

Gretchen Beall Schumann ’01, director & former president, New York Women’s Bar Association; partner, Cohen Rabin Stine Schumann

Lori Bostrom ’90, senior vice president and deputy general counsel, Oppenheimer Funds Rebecca Durden ’88, section chief and assistant attorney general, New York State Attorney General Joyce Haag ’75, retired senior vice president and general counsel, Eastman Kodak

Cynthia Hess ’88, partner, Fenwick & West

Monica Johnson, ’98, director and senior attorney, Burger King

Rebecca Kramnick ’92; vice president and general counsel; Women’s Housing and Economic Development, Bronx

Jennifer Miller ’80; executive vice president, coated business, and chief sustainability officer; Sappi Fine Paper North America

Rebecca Prentice ’82, executive vice president and general counsel, Paramount Pictures

Leslie Richards-Yellen ’84, partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson Hon. Shira Scheindlin ’75, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Rachel Skaistis ’97, partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore Jessica White ’98, senior vice president of real estate and sustainability, KeyBank

Their main point of contention concerned the Commodities Futures Modernization Act of 2000, which made derivatives trading legally enforceable under federal law, thus freeing it from the longstanding oversight of private exchanges.

Tracy Zuckerman Van Grack, senior communications associate, Brunswick Group

Law School Hosts Debate on Derivatives Trading Addressing issues ranging from the ancient Babylonian derivatives market to the U.S. onion-futures scandal of the 1950s to the Dodd-Frank Act, University of Chicago’s Todd Henderson and Cornell Law’s Lynn Stout found room for agreement in a lively debate on the role of derivatives trading in the recent financial crisis. The event was hosted by the Law School’s Federalist Society on April 9. Their main point of contention concerned the Commodities Futures Modernization Act of 2000, which made derivatives trading legally enforceable under federal law, thus freeing it from the longstanding oversight of private exchanges. Stout asserted that this development was a principal culprit of the crisis, while Henderson pinned the blame specifically on housing speculation and argued against “un-inventing” a financial technology that has

Todd Henderson and Professor Stout

increased the efficiency of money flow. Stout, Distinguished Professor of Corporate and Business Law, is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of corporate governance, securities regulation, financial derivatives, law and economics, and moral behavior. Her most recent book is The Shareholder Value Myth: How Putting Shareholders First Harms Investors, Corporations, and the Public (Berrett-Koehler 2012).

Henderson is a professor of law and the Aaron Director Teaching Scholar at the University of Chicago Law School. Previously, he practiced appellate litigation at Kirkland & Ellis in Washington, D.C., and was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company in Boston, where he specialized in counseling telecommunications and high-tech clients on business and regulatory strategy. n

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“Unborn Generations,” which he presented in January in Tel Aviv, Israel, at a conference on intergenerational justice. Gregory S. Alexander, the A. Robert Noll Professor of Law, was on sabbatical leave during the spring semester. During

In May, Alexander traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland, where he was a visiting fellow at the University of Edinburgh Faculty of Law. While there, he conducted research on the historical origins of Scotland’s right to roam.

that period he worked on a new concise edition of his property casebook (Property, Dukeminier, Krier, Alexander, and Schill, 8th ed.), which will be published in 2014. He also began work on a book, tentatively titled Ownership and Obligations: The Human Flourishing Theory of Property, which will develop and expand ideas that he has expressed in several previous articles. Two of Alexander’s articles were accepted for publication this spring. One, “The Publicness of Private Law Values: Property and Human Flourishing,” will be published in the Iowa Law Review; the other, entitled “The Complexities of Land Reparations,” will be published in Law and Social Inquiry. Alexander also wrote a paper,





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In May, Alexander traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland, where he was a visiting fellow at the University of Edinburgh Faculty of Law. While there, he conducted research on the historical origins of Scotland’s right to roam. He also attended a conference on law and social theory, held in Prague, Czech Republic.

In May, John J. Barceló, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of International and Comparative Law and Elizabeth and Arthur Reich Director of the Leo and Arvilla Berger International Legal Studies Program, offered a short course on World Trade Organization

law at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary. This marked the eighteenth year that Barceló has taught at CEU, in part to acknowledge and honor the support for the Law School’s international program made possible by generous grants from Leo Berger and Arthur Reich, both of whom came to the United States from Hungary. In July Barceló served as cochair of the twentieth annual Cornell-Paris I Summer Institute of International and Comparative Law in Paris and taught a condensed course on International Commercial Arbitration as a part of the institute. He also organized a program devoted to arbitration issues held July 20 at the Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris. As adviser to the International Law Journal, Barceló welcomed guests and introduced the ILJ’s annual symposium program (on the role of central banks in the world economy), held February 22 and 23 at the

In July Barceló served as co-chair of the twentieth annual Cornell-Paris I Summer Institute of International and Comparative Law in Paris and taught a condensed course on International Commercial Arbitration as a part of the institute.

Cornell Club in New York City. As director of the Berger International Legal Studies Program, he also organized several guest lecture events at the Law School during the spring semester and served on the board of the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution in the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

In March, John H. Blume, professor of law and director of Clinical, Advocacy, and Skills Programs and the Cornell Death Penalty Project, presented a paper, “Gideon Exceptionalism?” at the Yale Law Journal’s symposium marking the fiftieth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, which established an indigent defendant’s right to court-appointed counsel. In April in Baltimore, at the National Seminar on the Development and Integration of Mitigation Evidence in Capital Cases, he presented new results from an ongoing empirical study of capital cases where death-sentenced inmates (or persons facing the death penalty) maintain they are categorically exempt from the death penalty because they are intellectually disabled. In June,

Blume was a guest speaker at the Bar Association for the City of New York’s annual capital defense training and discussed the implications of recent Supreme Court cases on capital habeas practice. In August, Blume gave several lectures at the Eighteenth Annual National Habeas Corpus Seminar in Cleveland. One session focused on changes in habeas corpus practice given new Supreme Court decisions, and another addressed developments in mental retardation and capital representation in the years since the Supreme Court’s decision in Atkins v. Virginia barring the execution of persons with mental retardation. Blume also published several articles, including “Gideon Exceptionalism?” in the Yale Law Journal (with Professor Johnson), and completed the twenty-fifth edition of the Federal Habeas Corpus Update, an annual compendium of developments in the law of habeas corpus that he coauthors with Mark Olive, Denise Young, and Professor Weyble, and which is published by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. Finally, a Capital Punishment Clinic client, Johnny Ringo Pearson, was released from prison in May. Following an evidentiary hearing conducted in the South Carolina state courts by Blume and Johnson, Pearson had previously been found ineligible for the death penalty due to his intellectual disability.

Cynthia Grant Bowman, the Dorothea S. Clarke Professor of Law, was on sabbatical during the spring semester, which she spent primarily in New Zealand, China, and Japan. During February and March, she taught an intensive course in Torts at the Peking University School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen, China. On March 8, she presented a keynote address, “Work and Family in the Life of a Young Woman Lawyer,” at a workshop on gender held at Waseda University Faculty of Law in Tokyo, Japan, and repeated the speech for the Peking University community at the Shenzhen campus on March 13. On March 23, she made a presentation entitled “What Can Meridian 180 Learn from the Literature of Intercultural Communication?” at a panel organized by Cornell Law colleagues at the Third East Asia Law and Society Conference in Shanghai. She also delivered a lecture, “Feminist Jurisprudence in the United States,” at the Northwest University of Politics and Law in Xian, China, on April 8.

Research associate and Legal Information Institute Director Thomas R. Bruce spent the spring semester and much of the summer, well, directing the LII, which has had something of a banner year. In addition to celebrating its twentieth anniversary with the most internationally-inclusive conference ever held at the Law School, the LII earned record amounts of revenue to support its activities, and recruited more than 2,000 new donors in a six-month period. Other noteworthy achievements included the addition of linked federal agency guidance information to the LII’s edition of the Code of Federal Regulations, and linked agricultural regulations to underlying scientific concepts and publications in a new feature called “Show Me the Science.” Bruce, along with LII associate director for technology Sara Frug, participated in the Bulk Data Task Force created by the Committee on House Administration, and in the Legislative Data Transparency Conference run by the House of Representative’s Office of the Clerk. In addition, LII staff presented papers and demonstrations at the annual conference of the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, the International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists, and the Semantic Web and Business Conference. More than twenty million people now visit the LII each year.

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FACULTY During the spring semester, Elizabeth Brundige, executive director of the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice and visiting assistant clinical professor of law, gave a presentation at a United Nations Commission on the Status of Women side event, speaking about the ways in which violence against women can be a cause, condition, and consequence of women’s incarceration. She also served as a panelist at an event held parallel to the Commission on the problem of sexual violence against girls in Southern Africa, which was cohosted by the Avon Global Center. At the Rochester Institute of Technology, the Center cosponsored the Conable Conference in International Studies on the topic “Gender, Violence, and Justice in the Age of Globalization.” Brundige gave a presentation at the conference on the obstacles that sexual violence presents for girls’ education in Zambia. At the University of Chicago Law School, she participated in a meeting of experts on issues relating to women’s imprisonment globally and spoke on a panel addressing reproductive controversies in India and the United States.





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With her Avon Global Center colleagues and students in the International Human Rights Clinic, Brundige published Women in Prison in Argentina: Causes, Conditions, and Consequences, a human rights report coauthored with the University of Chicago Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic and the Public Defender’s Office of Argentina. Under her direction, the Center and Clinic supported efforts to advance human rights through a variety of projects addressing issues that ranged from gaps in state accountability for sexual violence in South Africa’s schools to India’s compliance with international standards on human trafficking to the citizenship rights of individuals born in the U.S. territory of American Samoa. The Center also continued to provide legal research assistance on women’s rights topics to judges in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, and elsewhere around the world.

In June, Femi Cadmus, the Edward Cornell Law Librarian, associate dean for library services, and senior lecturer in law, was a presenter at the third international Chinese

Cadmus accepted on behalf of Cornell Law Library, the AALL Law Library Publications Award in the nonprint category for the library’s Trial Pamphlets Collection. The pamphlets capture a formative period in American history ranging in date from the late 1600s to the late 1800s and contain contemporary accounts of trials that involved prominent citizens or that dealt with especially controversial or lurid topics.

and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries (CAFLL) conference in Shanghai, China, and spoke on the topic, “Finding the Next Generation of Law Librarians.” CAFLL promotes the accessibility of legal information and fosters the education of legal information professionals in the United States and China. In July, Cadmus officially began a three-year term on the executive board of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). In Seattle, during the July annual meeting of the association, she accepted on behalf of Cornell Law Library, the AALL Law Library Publications Award in the nonprint category for the library’s Trial Pamphlets Collection. The pamphlets capture a formative period in American history ranging in date from the late 1600s to the late 1800s

and contain contemporary accounts of trials that involved prominent citizens or that dealt with especially controversial or lurid topics. The project was funded by a $155,700 grant from the Save America’s Treasures Grant Program. Cadmus was also a featured faculty guest at two Cornell Law alumni networking receptions. In February, she spoke on the topic “In Defense of Law Libraries” at an event hosted by Eric Greenberg ‘83 in Chicago. In May, she spoke on “The Changing Law Library” at an event hosted by Lawrence P. Postol ‘76 and Seyfarth Shaw in Washington, D.C.

Josh Chafetz published two new articles in the spring and summer, both of which deal with legislative-executive relations, but in very different contexts. The first, titled “’In the Time of a Woman, Which Sex Was Not Capable of Mature Deliberation’: Late Tudor Parliamentary Relations and Their Early Stuart Discontents,” was published in the Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities. It argues that heretofore underappreciated developments in parliamentary procedure in the late Tudor period (beginning roughly at the midpoint of Henry VIII’s reign) allowed the House of Commons to develop the language and conceptual categories that it would later use to oppose the early Stuart monarchs. When the first two Stuart kings pushed back against the House’s newfound assertiveness (the quotation in the article’s title is from James I, dismissing an Elizabethan precedent out of hand), the

tools that the House had been developing were instrumental in allowing the House to resist, and ultimately to depose Charles I. The other article, titled “The Phenomenology of Gridlock,” was published in a symposium issue of the Notre Dame Law Review devoted to congressional gridlock. This article argues that we err when we search for the “causes” of congressional gridlock because gridlock is not a phenomenon. It is, rather, the absence of phenomena— that is, it is the word we use to describe the absence of legislative action. Our energy would therefore be better focused on trying to understand why and how legislative action occurs. The article then discusses what our particular constitutional arrangements mean for the circumstances under which we should and should not expect to see legislative action. Chafetz is currently working on a book titled Congress’s Constitution: Legislative Authority and the Separation of Powers, which is under contract with Yale University Press.

Chafetz’s article argues that we err when we search for the “causes” of congressional gridlock because gridlock is not a phenomenon. It is, rather, the absence of phenomena—that is, it is the word we use to describe the absence of legislative action. Our energy would therefore be better focused on trying to understand why and how legislative action occurs.

Sherry F. Colb, professor of law and Charles Evans Hughes Scholar, has a new book in print (available on amazon. com and in paperback and e-book), titled Mind if I Order the Cheeseburger? And Other Questions People Ask Vegans. The book poses and responds in depth to some of the most common questions that people have raised about animal rights, including whether vegetarianism or the consumption of “humane” meat, cheese, and other animal products protects animals from suffering and slaughter, whether a belief in animal rights conflicts with the fundamental religious ideal of human exceptionalism, and whether favoring animal rights necessarily entails a commitment also to opposing abortion. In each chapter of the book, Colb elaborates her own thoughtful and original answers to these and other questions. In early July, Colb was a presenter at the 2013 Vegetarian Summerfest conference at the University of Pittsburgh campus at Johnstown, Pennsylvania. On July 30, Colb was a presenter at the Practicing Law Institute’s Fifteenth Annual Supreme Court Review, a Continuing Legal Education event in New York City, at which she reviewed the U.S. Supreme Court’s criminal procedure cases from the Court’s current term.

Colb also continues to publish biweekly columns on Justia. com’s legal commentary site, Verdict ( Her recent titles include “Antipathy to Lawyers and Litigation as a ‘Bullies Will Be Bullies’ Attitude,” “The U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Blood Tests for Drunk Driving Suspects Require a Search Warrant: A Wise Decision?,” “Rape by Deception, Rape by Impersonation, and a New California Bill,” and “Is Veganism a Religion under AntiDiscrimination Law? An Ohio Federal District Court Says Perhaps.” Colb writes a related blog post at Dorf on Law (, Professor Dorf’s legal blog, where her biweekly posts generally appear on the same day as her Verdict columns.

In the spring term, Charles D. Cramton, assistant dean for graduate legal studies, continued to work with our eighty-three LL.M. students from around the world, providing academic and career counseling throughout the term. During the spring semester, the LL.M. speakers’ series provided opportunities for the LL.M.students to make

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FACULTY presentations on various international and comparative law topics. Cramton also coordinated with the doctoral (J.S.D.) students in planning and hosting of the Ninth Cornell Law School InterUniversity Graduate Student Conference. Over the weekend of April 12 and 13, twenty-six graduate students from twentytwo universities throughout the United States and abroad presented papers on a variety of international and comparative law topics. This year’s overall theme was “Crossroads: When Public Meets [in] Private Circles to Discuss Norms and Processes.” Highlights of the conference were a Cornell Law School faculty panel discussing research methodology and a closing presentation by Professor Dorf on the topic “Commerce, Death Panels, and Broccoli.” In the spring Cramton was also active in the National Association for Law Placement’s International and Advanced Degree Advising and Recruiting Section and Experienced Professionals Section and interacting with the New York Board of Law Examiners and the New York State Court of Appeals on the recently-adopted New York State Court of Appeals qualification rules for foreign-trained attorneys. Throughout the year he continued to serve on the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar.





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Robert S. Stevens Professor of Law Michael C. Dorf ventured south of the Mason-Dixon Line to deliver two endowed lectures in March. At Tulane University School of Law, he gave the McGlinchey Lecture. His topic was “Cases, Controversies, and Cartesian Dualism.” At Georgia State University, Dorf delivered the Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture. That talk was titled “Commerce, Death Panels, and Broccoli: Or Why the Activity/ Inactivity Distinction in the Health Care Case Was Really about the Right to Bodily Integrity.” Dorf also was a panelist at the Practicing Law Institute’s annual Supreme Court Review in New York City in August. Earlier in the spring semester, Dorf’s article “Could the Occupy Movement Become the Realization of Democratic Experimentalism’s Aspiration for Pragmatic Politics?,” appeared in a symposium issue of the journal Contemporary Pragmatism. He and a coauthor, economist Neil Buchanan of George Washington University Law School, also published two articles on the debt ceiling crisis in Sidebar, the online edition of the Columbia Law Review: “Nullifying the Debt Ceiling Threat Once and for All: Why the President Should Embrace the Least Unconstitutional Option” and “Bargaining

in the Shadow of the Debt Ceiling: When Negotiating over Spending and Tax Laws, Congress and the President Should Consider the Debt Ceiling a Dead Letter.” Dorf’s biweekly columns in the web magazine and his more frequent blog posts at covered a wide range of subjects, from race-based affirmative action to same-sex marriage to the legality of force-feeding hunger-striking Guantanamo Bay detainees.

In May, Cynthia R. Farina, the William G. McRoberts Research

Professor in Administration of the Law, discussed findings from the Regulation Room project with agency rulemakers from across the federal government at the Eighth Annual Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Institute. The panel, “What Technology Can Do for Rulemaking”, was moderated by CeRI (Cornell e-Rulemaking Initiative) executive director Mary Newhart and showcased innovative uses of technology in all stages of the rulemaking process. In July, the IBM Center for the Business of Government published Rulemaking 2.0: Understanding and Getting Better Public Participation, written by Farina and Newhart. The report, funded by a grant from the Center, presents the first three years of Regulation Room findings and makes specific recommendations to agency managers on how to identify rulemakings likely to benefit from broadened public

Farina discussed findings from the Regulation Room project with agency rulemakers from across the federal government at the Eighth Annual Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Institute. The panel, “What Technology Can Do for Rulemaking”, was moderated by CeRI (Cornell e-Rulemaking Initiative) executive director Mary Newhart and showcased innovative uses of technology in all stages of the rulemaking process.

participation and how to deploy Web 2.0 technologies and human support to realize this benefit. A more scholarly assessment, “Balancing Inclusion and ‘Enlightened Understanding’ in Designing Online Civic Participation Systems: Experiences from Regulation Room” coauthored by Faring, Newhart, and CeRI E-government Fellows Josiah Heidt ‘11 and Jacqueline Solivan ‘13, was presented in Quebec City in June at the Fourteenth Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research. Also in June, Farina participated as one of forty public members in the plenary meeting of the Administrative Conference of the United States, the federal agency charged with making recommendations to Congress and the president on improving federal regulatory processes. She continues to consult with the development team of, the official e-rulemaking portal of the federal government, and to participate on behalf of CeRI as one of the group of civil society organizations working with the Obama Administration on the United States’ National Open Government Plan. 

where twelve ignorant people decide my fate instead of one.”

Stephen P. Garvey published “Was Ellen Wronged?” in Criminal Law and Philosophy. The paper argues that the primary focus of criminal law theory would shift from first-order moral questions to secondorder ones in a state that possessed legitimate authority, i.e., the normative power to impose moral obligations on those subject to its authority. Garvey also joined with principal author Joshua Dressler to produce the sixth edition of Cases and Materials on Criminal Law. At a conference at the University of Alabama School of Law, Garvey presented “Injustice, Authority, and the Criminal Law.” The paper discusses how we should think about what the criminal law is doing when it responds to a crime committed by an actor from a “rotten social background.”

A criminal defendant asked for a jury trial, and the judge inquired whether he understood the difference between trial by a jury and trial by a judge. “Sure,” replied the defendant, “That’s

This jury joke (found at the blog Jokes and Humor at was one of approximately three hundred that Valerie Hans analyzed in a recent article that appeared in the DePaul Law Review. She and her collaborator Marc Galanter assembled the jokes from book-length collections of humor and online sources, and identified common themes. As in this example, many jokes used the jury as an institution to poke fun at law, lawyers, and judges. Others ridiculed juries’ tendencies to acquit obviously guilty defendants: “We find the culprit Not Guilty, but we recommend him not to do it again.” (Found in Ray Scruggs’ 1928 publication, Ten Hundred Laughs: A Compilation of After Dinner Stories and Amazing Anecdotes.) Yet some jokes celebrated the common-sense justice of the jury, such as juries who saw through the smokescreens of overly clever advocates or juries who balanced the equities of a complex situation. The project is ongoing; if you have jokes to share, send them, along with their sources, to Hans (! When she was not joking about juries, Hans was speaking about her new research, now underway, on jury damage awards. She gave talks on the subject at the College of William and Mary, MarshallWythe School of Law in

February; at the University of Illinois College of Law in February; and at Cornell Law School and Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law’s jointly-sponsored Empirical Legal Studies Conference held in Tel Aviv in May. She also spoke about the introduction of new jury-like systems around the globe at the American Psychology-Law Society meeting in Portland, Oregon, in March; at the Third East Asian Law and Society Conference, Shanghai, China; and at the Law and Society Association’s annual meeting in Boston, in June. Finally, she made a presentation on empirical legal studies at the Hangzhou Normal University Law School, Hangzhou, China, in March.

During the spring semester Michael Heise presented various papers at an array of conferences and workshops. In May, along with Cornell Law School colleague Professor Eisenberg, Heise presented “Plaintiphobia in U.S. State Courts Redux?: An Empirical Study of U.S. State Court Trials on Appeal” at the Empirical Legal Studies Conference hosted by Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law in Israel. At a faculty workshop at the

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FACULTY University of Alabama School of Law, Heise presented “Unequal Mercy,” an empirical analysis of clemency grants to death row inmates. Finally, Heise presented “Civil Rights and School Vouchers” in a panel presentation at Pepperdine University School of Law.

Robert A. Hillman, the Edwin H. Woodruff Professor of Law, published, with coauthor James J. White, volume two of the treatise, J. White, R. Summers, and R. Hillman, Uniform Commercial Code (6th ed.), which covers Uniform Commercial Code Articles 2A, 3, and 4 (Leases, Negotiable Instruments, and Bank Deposits and Collections). Hillman continued work on his portion of volume three of the treatise, which will be published in late 2013 or early 2014. Volume one was published in 2012. When completed, the treatise will consist of over 2,000 pages in four volumes. Hillman also completed the manuscript for the third edition of Principles of Contract Law, part of West’s Concise Hornbook series.





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Sheri Lynn Johnson, the James and Mark Flanagan Professor of Law, gave a talk, “Intuition, Bias, and Decision Making,” to the Illinois Advanced Judicial Academy in June. She published “Gideon Exceptionalism?” in the Yale Law Journal with Professor Blume. A Capital Punishment Clinic client, Johnny Ringo Pearson, was released from prison in May. Pearson had previously been found to be ineligible for the death penalty due to his intellectual disability following an evidentiary hearing conducted in the South Carolina state courts by Blume and Johnson.

Associate dean and dean of students, Anne Lukingbeal, traveled to Chicago in April for a meeting of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Accreditation Committee. She was in Baltimore in June to attend a regular meeting of the same group. Lukingbeal was appointed vice chairperson of the Accreditation Committee

for her sixth and final year of service to the group. She will continue to serve as the Accreditation Committee’s liaison to the Foreign Programs Subcommittee. At her home in February, Lukingbeal hosted the ALSA reception (Asian Pacific American Law Students, Native American Law Students, Black Law Students, Latino American Law Students, South Asian Law Students, and Lambda) for students and faculty. She chaired the search committee for the next judicial codes counselor and was recently appointed to the new Graduate and Professional Community Initiative Executive Committee.

On February 27 and 28, Muna B. Ndulo, professor of law and director of Cornell University’s Institute for African Development, presented a paper at a high-level seminar in Maputo, Mozambique. The seminar, “Managing Revenues and Optimizing the Benefits of Coal and Gas Resources in Mozambique,” was organized by the African Development Bank (ADB) and the Mozambique government. Mozambique has

recently discovered huge quantities of coal and gas and is exploring ways in which to efficiently regulate the sector. The seminar was attended by high-ranking government officials from many of Mozambique’s ministries and the central bank. In his paper, “Legal and Regulatory Framework for Resources Exploration and Extraction—Global Experience,” Ndulo examined best practices worldwide. He pointed out that the main objective of a mineral rights regime should be to encourage exploration and the development of mineral resources in such a way as to maximize economic benefit to the country. He asserted that good mining law is a key component to establish the structures of power that condition relations among the actors involved and influence the nature of the negotiating space, the outcomes of the negotiating process, and participants’ capacity to put forward alternative policies. Ndulo was a keynote speaker at the Second African International Economic Law Network Conference on March 8. The conference, “Trade Governance: Integrating Africa into the World Economy through International Economic Law,” was held March 7 and 8 at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. In his address, Ndulo focused on the challenges facing Africa in its efforts to integrate into world trade. He noted that Africa’s share of world trade is a disappointing five percent,

Ndulo attended the first ever Sino-African Law Deans’ Conference at the University of Cape Town, in South Africa and gave the keynote address, speaking on the theme ”Legal Education in an Era of Globalization.” In his address he discussed legal education challenges in the context of globalization and the interdisciplinary nature and increased complexity of legal problems faced by legal practitioners.

and that most of that is the export of raw materials. He challenged African states to deal with the factors impeding Africa’s participation. While recognizing that many major constraints are due to the multilateral trading system, Ndulo argued that African states also faced significant supply-side constraints that need to be addressed so that even as the international trading rules improve, African countries can produce the goods the world wants at competitive prices and be ready to participate in world trade. On March 27 and 28, Ndulo attended the first ever SinoAfrican Law Deans’ Conference at the University of Cape Town, in South Africa. The conference was organized jointly by the University of Cape Town Faculty of Law and Renmin University of China School of Law. Ndulo gave the keynote address, speaking on the

theme” Legal Education in an Era of Globalization.” In his address he discussed legal education challenges in the context of globalization and the interdisciplinary nature and increased complexity of legal problems faced by legal practitioners. He noted significant expansion worldwide in both the scope of knowledge and the number of new problems with which lawyers have to deal and examined possible approaches to dealing with the challenges. On May 23 and 24, Ndulo attended “Transitional Justice in a Reunified Korea: PeaceBuilding and Reconciliation,” a conference organized by the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. The seminar examined the implementation of transitional justice mechanisms in the Korean context. Ndulo presented a paper, “Transitional Justice: Response to

Human Rights Violations by International Institutions and National Legal Systems,” in which he explored contemporary transitional justice approaches from several parts of the world and suggested that these approaches would be useful guides to a future unified Korea as it tries to respond to the challenges of dealing with the past. On April 29, Ndulo spoke to the Faculty of Law at the University of South Africa on the theme “Bilateral Investment Treaties: Implications for National Investment Policies.” In his talk he explained the institution of bilateral investment treaties, the general standard of protection they offer to investors, and how they are used as a mechanism to expand international standards and lex specials. He, however, pointed out that they can limit states’ freedom of action in economic matters, offering the cases of CMS Gas Transmission Company v. The Republic of Argentina and Piero Foresti, Laura de Carli and others v. Republic of South Africa as examples. Ndulo attended a conference, “Comparative Law in the Globalized World: Transmigration and Innovation,” on June 14 and 15 in Beijing, China. The conference was organized by the Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture together with the Tsinghua University Law School in China to explore ideas and to broaden the understanding of comparative law issues in a globalized

world. Ndulo presented a paper entitled “Legal Dualism— the African Experience.” He explained in the paper that every African legal system is pluralistic and is composed of African customary law and the common law or civil law depending on the colonial history. He examined the tensions that arise between the two systems and the diffusion that takes place between them.

During the spring semester, Jeffrey J. Rachlinski continued his research on the decision-making processes of trial judges and lawyers. Rachlinski published two papers on this subject this spring. One paper, “Contrition in the Courtroom,” published in the Cornell Law Review, examined the effect of apologies on trial judges. The paper demonstrates that although apologies offered by wrongdoers often induce victims to demand less in compensation or punishment, judges are largely indifferent to apologies. In fact, in a study involving an apology in traffic court, judges indicated that they would assign more severe punishment to an offender who apologized than to one who did not. The

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FACULTY research suggests that judges become jaded or cynical about apologies offered in court, many of which are often feigned. In the spring Rachlinski also published a paper in the Southern California Law Review entitled “How Lawyers’ Intuitions Prolong Litigation.” The piece describes empirical research demonstrating that lawyers often rely excessively on their intuition to assess litigation strategies. Furthermore, intuitive reasoning commonly induces litigators to make recommendations to clients that will prolong litigation. Rachlinski presented his research at a number of academic and judicial education conferences in the United States and Europe during the semester as well. At one notable conference at the Brooklyn Law School, Rachlinski relied on his research to propose that the American Law Institute create a Restatement of the Law Governing Judges. Rachlinski argued that recent years have produced variegated and complicated bodies of case law on judicial recusal and judicial discipline that have outpaced the American Bar Association’s cannons of judicial ethics, thereby creating the need for such a Restatement.





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Annelise Riles, the Jack G. Clarke Professor of Far East Legal Studies, director of the Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture, and professor of anthropology, published “Managing Regulatory Arbitrage: An Alternative to Harmonization” in Risk and Regulation in May. In the spring Riles presented “Market Collaboration” as the keynote speaker at the Canadian Association for Socio-Cultural Anthropology 2013 annual meeting held at the University of Victoria. She also presented “Retooling Expectations” as the keynote address at the Michicagoan Conference at the University of Michigan. In May, Riles was a visiting scholar at the University of Melbourne. She gave a public lecture at the Melbourne Business School about her book Collateral Knowledge: Legal Reasoning in the Global Financial Markets. She also gave a lecture with Karen Knop, “After Smart Power: From Instrumentalism to Legal Technique in Feminist Foreign Policy,” at the Institute for International Law and the Humanities, Melbourne Law School. While in Melbourne, she participated in a public debate organized by the University of Melbourne on the topic “Governing Financial Crisis in East Asia.”

In Sydney, Australia, Riles gave a Sydney Ideas Public Lecture at the University of Sydney Centre for International Law. The talk, “Retooling: Techniques for an Uncertain World,” was based on a forth-

entitled “Comparative Law in the Globalized World: Transmigration and Innovation.” This conference brought together scholars of different backgrounds with similar academic interests to exchange

In June, Riles participated in a conference in Beijing jointly organized by Xingzhong Yu on behalf of Cornell Law School’s Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture, and Professor Gao Hongjun on behalf of the Tsinghua Law School, entitled “Comparative Law in the Globalized World: Transmigration and Innovation.” …Riles presented the Clarke Program’s project, Meridian 180, and explained its significance for comparative legal studies.

coming book coauthored in Japanese with Hirokazu Miyazaki, Cornell University, and Yuji Genda, University of Tokyo (forthcoming, NTT Press), on what professionals can do for themselves and for the world at this moment of unprecedented uncertainty.

their views and to provide a venue for exploration of ideas to broaden the understanding of comparative law issues in a globalized world. Riles presented the Clarke Program’s project, Meridian 180, and explained its significance for comparative legal studies.

In June, Riles participated in a conference in Beijing jointly organized by Xingzhong Yu on behalf of Cornell Law School’s Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture, and Professor Gao Hongjun on behalf of the Tsinghua Law School,

This summer Riles was a visiting scholar at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. She gave a lecture about her book Collateral Knowledge at the University of Tokyo and together with Miyazaki, she presented a paper on Abenomics entitled “Retooling Expectations,” at

The Gift in Finance: Integrating Finance and Anthropology conference at the National Museum of Ethnology. She continues her work with Meridian 180, an online community of leading intellectuals in Asia, Europe, and North America, featuring discussions of current policy issues now in four languages—Chinese, Japanese, Korean and English. In 2012 the program completed the Korean interface for the Meridian 180 website. More information about Meridian 180 is available at meridian-180. org. Riles also writes about financial markets regulation at collateralknowledge.

E.F. Roberts, the Edwin H. Woodruff Professor of Law Emeritus, had plentiful things to think about over the summer. The memory of man extends not to the time when the New York Times on each July 4th dedicated the last full page of some section to printing a facsimile of the quill-penned Declaration of Independence. The last couple of years have seen the editors substitute a printer’s type–version of the document along with an inset miniature copy of the original.

The editors apparently believe the holographic original cannot be read in an age of Twitter. But even the neutered version presents a study in irony. It is we who have been maintaining imperial pretensions, even going so far as to make mock not only of any claim to a right of privacy by the citizens of our allies but by our own citizens. Better yet the president himself sits down and goes over lists of persons, including again our own citizens, to be targeted for killings by drones. All of which reeks not of poor impotent George III, but of powers exercised by Henry Tudor and James I. It might be better were some country able to command the other nations of the world to get in step to reduce the release of carbon and other emissions into the atmosphere precisely because the problem of climate change requires an international solution. The science crowd insist that global mean temperature must be limited to 2º Celsius above pre-industrial levels lest we cross the line into “dangerous” climate change. Odds do not appear to favor maintaining that ceiling so we had best begin to install dikes and levees around major coastal cities and enact controls to keep people from developing vast areas of tideland for residential use, all this in anticipation of rising ocean levels. Where cities and states get the millions to make the needed improvements remains something of

a mystery. But predicting the future is a game best left to dart-throwing chimpanzees. Roberts has found it best to emulate Louis XV and shrug, while invoking the words Après moi, le déluge [correctly translated ‘After me, the flood’] and filling his days tinkering with how many footnotes to append to his chapter on judicial notice in McCormick’s student edition. That problem only surfaced when the children’s edition was divorced from the practitioner’s twovolume edition and the new board wanted both to keep the book down to one slim volume but also to include any notes necessary to deeper understanding of the text. Thus scholarship, so called, is in its way a delightful opiate, almost on a par with Horace’s poetry.

Emily L. Sherwin published a book chapter on the common law process as employed in intellectual property cases (“Common Law Reasoning and Cybertrespass” in Shyamkrishna Balganesh’s, Intellectual Property and the Common Law (2013)), and completed a symposium article on Scott Shapiro’s recent book in the area of jurisprudence (“Legality

and Rationality: A Comment on Scott Shapiro’s Legality,” forthcoming in Legal Theory). She also continued studies in ethics.

Steven H. Shiffrin, the Charles Frank Reavis Sr. Professor of Law, with his coauthors, published the 2013 Supplement to the Eleventh Edition of the casebook, Constitutional Law and the 2013 Supplement to the Fifth Edition of the casebook, First Amendment, as well as the 2013 edition of the casebook, Leading Cases in Constitutional Law. He continues to work on a book entitled What’s Wrong with the First Amendment?, and completed chapters on democracy and dissent during the summer. Shiffrin finished his term as president of Loaves and Fishes of Tompkins County and is now serving as vice president of the organization. He is blogging at religiousleftlaw. com and is suffering through a characteristically unsuccessful showing in his fantasy baseball leagues.

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conference in Amsterdam cosponsored by the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

This spring, Chantal Thomas coedited, and authored the introductory chapter to, the most recent volume of the World Bank Legal Review, focusing on the theme, “Legal Innovation and Empowerment for Development.” Thomas’s involvement with the World Bank Legal Review follows her agreement in 2012 to join the bank’s Global Forum for Law, Justice, and Development. In February, Thomas presented her paper, “What Does the Emerging International Law of Migration Mean for Sovereignty?” at Cornell’s Law and Humanities Colloquium run by Professor Bernadette Meyler. Thomas presented the paper at other venues over the course of the spring, including the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy in Buffalo, and a

In April, Thomas was elected a vice president of the American Society of International Law (ASIL). As part of this new role, she is chairing a task force whose goal is to strengthen connections among international law societies around the world. In July, Thomas agreed to serve as a discussant for the launch of a new book, Law and the New Developmental State, coedited by David Trubek, Helena Alviar Garcia, Alvaro Santos, and Diogo Coutinho. The launch was hosted by the Fundação Getulio Vargas Schools of Law in São Paulo, Brazil. As director of the Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa, Thomas arranged three scholarly events for the spring semester. The first event, “Roundtable: The Next Four Years in Counterterrorism Policy,” in March, featured

Thomas’s involvement with the World Bank Legal Review follows her agreement in 2012 to join the bank’s Global Forum for Law, Justice, and Development. Thomas has been working with the bank’s general counsel office to develop internship and research opportunities for Cornell Law students.





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Cornell colleagues, Professors Kreps, Ohlin, and Rana, as well as University of South Carolina School of Law professor Wadie Said. The second event, entitled “African Constitutionalism and Islam,” in April, was cosponsored with Cornell’s Institute for Comparative Modernities and Cornell’s Institute for African Development, and was a two-day seminar delivered by Professor Abdullahi An-Na’im, the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law. The third event, in May, cosponsored by Brown University, was entitled “Law and the Arts in the Middle East Today,” and was an inaugural workshop marking the first event in a series dedicated to bringing together scholars, activists, and practitioners in the field.

This summer Laura S. Underkuffler, the J. DuPratt White Professor of Law and associate dean for academic affairs, published her book, Captured by Evil: The Idea of Corruption in Law (Yale University Press). In this book, she argues that corruption is one of the most powerful, but also one of the most troubled, concepts in law. Contemporary

western ideas of law assume that law involves knowable and articulable standards, logical and demystified. She argues that the idea of corruption, as used in law, defies these limits: it is a pre-Enlightenment, intuitive concept that relies on religiously revealed ideas of good and evil, falsity and truth. It is, fundamentally, the idea of capture by evil of one’s soul. The book explores the use of this idea in law, and the problems that it presents. Underkuffler also published “Property and Change: The Constitutional Conundrum” in the Texas Law Review. In this article, she explores why the Supreme Court has failed to articulate meaningful guidelines for the resolution of takings cases—guidelines that are routinely set forth by the Court in other areas of its jurisprudence. She traces this to the Court’s inability to intellectually reconcile the incompatibility of the ideas of property and change—indeed, even to acknowledge the problem of property and change— in its takings jurisprudence. In another field, she published a chapter in a collected work, The Role of Religion in Human Rights Discourse, which was published by the Israeli Democracy Institute and which featured the work of international scholars engaged in the study of religion and law. Her contribution explored religion/ human rights antagonism in the context of a particularly heated controversy, the claim that freedom of religion justifies

discrimination against gay, lesbian, or transgender individuals on religious grounds. She also gave a presentation on current theories of property at the Association for Law, Property, and Society annual meeting in April, and moderated a panel on the future of the new national health care law at the Association of American Law Schools annual meeting in January.

During his sabbatical, Charles K. Whitehead joined the faculty of the Peking University Law School as their first fulltime “foreign expert” and visiting professor of law, where he taught a course on mergers and acquisitions. He was also invited to law schools and conferences across China, including the Annual Conference of the China Securities Research Institute, to present topics in mergers and acquisitions and financial regulation. In addition, Whitehead was selected from an at-large pool of Cornell University faculty to join a multidisciplinary team that will focus on the social scientific study of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship at Cornell during 2013– 2016.

His paper, “Lawyers and Fools: Lawyer-Directors in Public Corporations” (with coauthors Lubomir Litov and Simone Sepe), was accepted for publication by the Georgetown Law Journal. The paper, which was profiled in financial and legal publications, including the Financial Times and Corporate Counsel, is the first to analyze the rise of lawyer-directors in public, nonfinancial firms. It explains why the number of lawyer-directors has increased, as well as the impact of lawyerdirectors on corporate monitoring and the reduction in risk-taking and increase in firm value that result from having a lawyer on the board. Whitehead was invited to participate in a panel on the Volcker Rule at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In addition, he was invited to present a working paper at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, France, on the effect of the competition for talent among bank nonexecutives on compensation and risktaking. Whitehead presented on global financial regulation at a conference sponsored by the Fordham University School of Law and the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European, and Regulatory Procedural Law. He also lectured on mergers and acquisitions in Lusaka, Zambia, in presentations sponsored by the Southern African Institute for Policy and Research (SAIPAR) and the Law Association of Zambia, and on capital structure and corporate

During his sabbatical, Whitehead joined the faculty of the Peking University Law School as their first full-time “foreign expert” and visiting professor of law, where he taught a course on mergers and acquisitions.

governance in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, in a presentation sponsored by the American University of Mongolia. Before departing for Beijing, Whitehead oversaw the Cornell Law School Conference on Law, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. Sponsored by the Clarke Business Law Institute and the Cornell Law Review, the conference drew over one hundred lawyers, regulators, academics, and entrepreneurs

from around the country. He also oversaw “Raising the Bar: Careers and Experiences of CLS Alumnae,” a daylong conference for students sponsored by the Women’s Law Coalition. The conference’s four panels focused on careers as in-house counsel and in business, law firms, and government and public interest. Whitehead’s media interviews included the Financial Times, Reuters, Fox Business News, and China Central Television (CCTV). n

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CLS Alumni Association Welcomes New Board Members

The Cornell Law School Alumni Association Executive Board of Directors is composed of eighteen alumni and two student representatives that give voice to the interests of alumni at large. They work to: n

ensure alumni participation is a key component of the Law School.


foster a closer association between the Law School and its alumni and among its alumni.


promote the interest and welfare of the Law School.


promote the practice of law and the highest standards of learning and ethics in the legal profession.

On July 23, the Cornell Law School Alumni Association

Executive Board of Directors held its first official meeting for the 2013–2014 fiscal year. John Vukelj ’03 (DLA Piper) president, officiated the meeting and welcomed six new members to the board.

John Vukelj ’03

Janet E. Bostwick ’80

Maria E. Fernandez ’92

Ladd Hirsch ’83

Christopher Hogg, LLM ’81

Denise Lazar ’98

Michael Margolis ’79

Allison Harlow Fumai ’02

Joining the board for a three year term (July 1, 2013–June 30, 2016) are: Janet E. Bostwick ‘80 (Janet E. Bostwick, PC– Boston); Maria E. Fernandez ‘92 (IBM–New York City); Leonard (Ladd) A. Hirsch ‘83 (Diamond McCarthy–Dallas); Christopher G. Hogg, LLM ‘81 (Macquarie Capital USA– New York City); Denise Lazar ‘98 (Barnes & Thornburg– Chicago); and Michael B. Margolis ‘79 (Margolis & Tisman–Los Angeles) Allison Harlow Fumai ’02 (Dechert) will continue to serve her second one-year term as vice president.

A complete listing of the Cornell Law School Alumni Association Executive Board of Directors can be found on the alumni website under “Connect” and “Volunteer Opportunities”: www.lawschool.

LEFT: Tami O’Connor, Ward Mazzucco ‘78, David Dearing ‘78, and Karen Frisbie at the Saturday Dinner ABOVE: Eileen Hatch and Samuel FitzPatrick ‘63 look at graduation pictures of the 50th Reunion Class of 1963 BELOW: Arthur Andersen ‘08 with wife Stephanie and daughter Vivienne

The oldest are in their eighties, and the youngest are in their twenties, but the years in between matter less than all the things they have in common, sharing stories about professors, trading jokes over glasses of wine, and watching as new faces enter the hall.

Cornell Law School Reunion 2013

As day turns to night, Duffield Hall begins to fill for Reunion 2013’s All-Class Reunion Cocktail Reception and Dinner Dance, where Law School alumni are gathering after a weekend of celebration. The oldest are in their eighties, and the youngest are in their twenties, but the years in between matter less than all the things they have in common, sharing stories about professors, trading jokes over glasses of wine, and watching as new faces enter the hall.

“This is not my year, as you can see,” says Associate Dean Emeritus Albert Neimeth ’52, pointing to his reunion badge as he walks into the atrium. “I was invited by the Class of 1968 to speak at their dinner. So I said, ‘Okay, I’ll come, because I love you guys.’ And I guess they feel the same, right? Because they asked me back.” He jokes about not being remembered, but on a night like this, that’s unlikely to happen. Neimeth only has to take a

few steps before a member of the Class of 1973 comes over to shake his hand. They talk for a few minutes, recapping the past forty years, and by the time they’re finished, there’s another alum waiting in line, and another alum after that. A few steps away, David Silverstein’73, and his wife, Leslie Roth Silverstein, are talking about how lucky they feel to be in Ithaca with their two sons, one who’s celebrating his fifth reunion and the other who’s begun a master’s

program in the Cornell School of Hotel Administration. “To have the whole family as Cornellians is a real treat, a dream come true,” says David, as Leslie nods in agreement. Taking his seat at the VIP table, Hon. Stephen Robinson ’84 is thinking about the speech he’s about to give, a tribute to Faust Rossi ’60, Samuel S. Leibowitz Professor of Trial Techniques, whose retirement after forty-seven years at Cornell is the centerpiece of the night’s program.

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ALUMNI Sitting next to him, E.F. Roberts, the Edwin H. Woodruff Professor of Law Emeritus, is visiting with some former students. “Just seeing people who came back, and were happy to see me, that’s the highlight,” says Roberts. Lemuel Hinton’78, who’s currently in private practice in North Carolina, scans the room for familiar faces, taking in all the changes he’s seen over the weekend. Back in Ithaca for the first time in decades, he’s glad to spend this last night surrounded by classmates before heading home in the morning. If it feels as though the weekend has gone by in a flash, that’s because it has. The celebrations started Thursday

with a sneak peak at the new academic wing beneath Purcell Courtyard, where work continues on schedule and under budget. On Friday, early risers were treated to a guided bird walk at the Lab of Ornithology; a Law School Open House in the Gould Reading Room; as well as a CLE course providing an “Overview of the American Bar Association’s Ethics 20/20 Commission,” presented by David Dunn ’78, partner, Hogan Lovells, and Richard Rifkin, special counsel, New York State Bar Association, and moderated by Cornell professor of law W. Bradley Wendel.

After enjoying dinner and drinks at the Friday class dinners, alumni rolled out of bed Saturday for a celebration breakfast in Hughes Hall; a talk, “Training Lawyers for Changing Careers,” given by Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law Stewart J. Schwab; and a presentation, “Managing Money through Moody Markets,” by David R. Pedowitz, M.B.A. ’82/J.D.

’83, senior portfolio manager at Neuberger Berman, who believes it’s not markets that are moody—it’s investors, who are too easily swayed by emotions to act rationally.

Speaking to the crowd at Bailey Hall, President David J. Skorton delivered a State of the University address that focused on the strength of the current faculty and the importance of hiring new

I’m not sure what lies ahead, but there’s a certain level of comfort, assurance, and confidence that comes from hearing about the lives of people in this room, knowing we’re all joined together. — Cynthia Galvez ’13

TOP FAR LEFT: Katherine Ma ‘98 and Dana Lowe ‘98 TOP LEFT: Duncan O’Dwyer ‘63 and Carol Condon FAR LEFT: Eric Greenberg ‘83, David Skelding ‘83, Kevin Gorman ‘83, Victoria Partner Pepper ‘83, Martin Ditkof ‘83, Nancy Feathers Janes ‘84 and W. Garth Janes ‘83 LEFT: Dean Schwab addresses the crowd ABOVE: Lemuel Hinton ‘78, David Arquit ‘78 and Stephen Duprey ‘78





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members over the next decade. “So many of you have warm memories of the professors you knew at Cornell, people… who awakened an interest, ignited a spark, provided a foundation of knowledge, opened doors, guided you,” he said. “Cornell faculty today are at the top of their game, contributing to discovery, innovating, advancing knowledge, expanding creativity, serving society, changing lives. But like all of us, they are getting older.”

Alumni enjoy a sneak peek of the new addition ABOVE: Charline and Faust Rossi ‘60 LEFT: Judge Stephen Robinson ‘84


Then, after a pause: “Well, not those of us in this room,” he added, “but everybody else.”

who’d literally helped train thousands of Cornell Law students and countless other lawyers across the country and the world.”

He could have said the same that night at Duffield Hall. As dinner arrives, Schwab rises to speak about Reunion’s “link of generations,” where the Class of 2013 can share stories with the Class of 1963, and, fifty years from now, can mingle with the newly-minted Class of 2063, bridging a century of learning at Cornell Law. Then, with a wave to the guest of honor, he talks about the transformative experience of studying law, praising Rossi as “one of the greatest teachers in the history of the school,

One of those lawyers, Kevin Arquit ’78, shares the story of his 1L year in Hughes Hall, where his window opened onto the faculty parking lot and no matter how early he awoke, Rossi’s car would already be there. Robinson follows, describing how Rossi became the father figure he’d never known, giving him the confidence to believe he might someday be a great lawyer. Next, Kevin M. Clermont, Robert D. Ziff Professor of Law, veers between comedy and tragedy, praising Rossi’s

wife, children, grandchildren, and poodle before coming around to Rossi himself. “As a teacher, he has no peer,” says Clermont. “Indeed, it is impossible to convey his effectiveness and popularity— except to this audience who studied under him. Nobody on the faculty knows his secret, or we’d all be using it.” Stepping up to the podium, Rossi disagrees with all of them. Coming to work early wasn’t a sign of dedication—it was the only way he could stay ahead of students like Arquit. As for Robinson, who clearly had all the talent he needed, Rossi couldn’t remember having any effect at all. Clermont had it wrong, too: It was Rossi who’d asked Clermont for advice, not the other way around. “Listening to all that undeserved praise, I’m not sure who they’re talking about,” says Rossi. “I guess it’s

me. It certainly describes how I would like to be remembered. And I suppose at a time like this, some exaggeration is allowable.” But what if it’s not exaggeration? Watching Rossi accept a framed issue of the Law Forum with his photo on the cover, it’s impossible for Dana Lowe ’98 to forget how hard she worked to avoid being called on in Rossi’s evidence class, and how much she struggled in Professor Robert Hillman’s course on contracts, which was even tougher. “The irony,” she says, “is that contracts have become my living. I’m a senior lawyer at JP Morgan Chase, negotiating international securities contracts, all because of the dedication of the faculty to see their students succeed. It goes to show that quite often, the things you think are the most difficult can become your greatest assets.”

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ALUMNI As desserts are finished and plates cleared, Katherine Ma ’98 tells a story that’s equally unlikely: After starting Cornell pre-med, she graduated as an educational psychology major with a passion for justice. “I’d taken a class with Professor Clermont my junior year, and it was just so thoughtprovoking, so inspiring, that instead of becoming a teacher, I decided to go to law school,” she says. “And I’ve been thinking a lot about that lately, because my son, who was only six weeks old when I started

law school, is going to be a freshman here this fall. He was born here, he grew up loving it as much as I do, and he’s convinced it’s his destiny to attend Cornell.” Two tables away, a group of Cornell Law’s newest graduates are taking a moment to look around the room, observe the alumni around them, and imagine their place within this link of generations. “We had Rossi as 1Ls, and even then we knew we were in the last





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ABOVE: The Class of 1963 celebrating their 50th RIGHT: Class of 2008 at their Class Dinner at Stella’s BELOW: Lisa Schmidt ‘13, Jun Li ‘13, and Lilian Loh ‘13

class he’d have,” says Suzy Marinkovich ’13. “It was an extraordinary blessing to share the same hypotheticals, the same history, the same trauma of being called on, with people who graduated decades ago.” “It’s truly been an honor to be here tonight,” says Cynthia Galvez ’13. “I’m not sure what lies ahead, but there’s a certain level of comfort, assurance, and confidence that comes from hearing about the lives

of people in this room, knowing we’re all joined together.” By then, the deejay has begun playing “Brick House,” and the program is shifting from dinner to dance. It is growing late for the Class of 1953, but still early for the Class of 2013, who will be spending the rest of the summer cramming for the bar, packing up their things, and following in the footsteps of the people around them. “It’s funny, because we just graduated three weeks

ago, so it’s too soon to feel at all removed from school,” says Tiina Vaisanen ’13. “But it’s amazing to listen to these alumni who graduated decades ago, and they’re still talking about their time here. For me, it brings home the fact that we’ve been so privileged to be in the presence of these great minds. And it’s finally starting to hit, just how much we’ve accomplished over these past three years.”

Alumni and Students Honored at Eighth Annual Public Service Awards

On February 22, members of the Cornell Law community convened at the Association of the Bar of New York to celebrate the Eighth Annual Public Service Awards. This year sixteen current Law School students and eight alumni were honored for their outstanding dedication to public interest law.

Candidates for the awards are nominated by Law School alumni, faculty, and administrators and reviewed by the Public Service Committee. “Every year I am just stunned by the level of commitment among the recipients,” says Karen Comstock, Assistant Dean for Public Service. Rising Star Award recipient Bryn Lovejoy-Grinnell ’08, Senior Attorney with Hiscock Legal Aid in Syracuse, supported victims of domestic violence at the Advocacy Cen-

ter of Tompkins County and served as a Commissioner with the Human Rights Commission of Tompkins County even before she began law school. Posthumous recipient Hon. Robert Boochever ’41, the first Alaskan appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, was deeply involved in the development of the state of Alaska, where he served as a U.S. attorney while it was still a territory. The work of other alumni honorees includes litigating

for stronger regulation of air pollution, suing scam artists who prey on those in debt, advocating for people with disabilities, protecting the rights of the accused, investigating unfair labor practices, and providing legal services and advocacy training to low income people living with HIV/AIDS. “Every one of the honorees has such humility,” says Comstock. “They think it’s wonderful to receive an award simply for doing what they love.”

Every year I am just stunned by the level of commitment among the recipients. — Karen Comstock

Attendees cheer on recipients FAR RIGHT: Nancy Morisseau ‘04 and award recipient Keisha Hudson ‘03 RIGHT: Recipients and attendees celebrate BELOW: Award recipient Wendy Weinberg ‘84 ABOVE RIGHT:

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David Baron ‘77 Managing Attorney, Earthjustice, Washington, DC Hon. Robert Boochever ‘41 (posthumous) U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, Pasadena, CA Eve Hill ‘89 Senior Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Washington, DC Keisha Hudson ‘03 Assistant Federal Defender, Federal Community Defender, Capital Habeas Unit, Philadelphia, PA Bryn Lovejoy-Grinnell ‘08 (rising star) Senior Attorney, Hiscock Legal Aid, Syracuse, NY





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Cristina Velez ‘02 Supervising Attorney, HIV Law Project, New York, NY Dennis Walsh ‘83 Deputy General Counsel, Federal Labor Relations Authority, Washington, DC Wendy Weinberg ‘84 Enforcement Attorney, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Washington, DC

Student prize recipients Sergio Rudin ‘13, Daniel Rosenberg ‘13, and Luke McNamara ‘13 ABOVE: Award recipient David Baron ‘77 BELOW: Student prize recipients Lauren Humphrey ‘13, Genevieve Ballinger ‘13, Cheryl Blake ‘13, Nathanael Miller ‘13, Lisa Schmidt ‘13, Cornell Law Director of Public Service Elizabeth Peck, and Jocelyn Krieger ‘13 BELOW RIGHT: Student prize recipients Emma Steiner ‘13 and James Rumpf ‘13


Freeman Award for Civil-Human Rights Awarded annually to the law student or students who have made the greatest contributions during his or her law school career to civil-human rights: Genevieve Ballinger, Ian Brekke, Courtney Finerty, Ashley McGovern, James Rumpf, Emma Steine, Jefferson Yi Stanley E. Gould Prize for Public Interest Law Awarded annually to a thirdyear student or students who have shown outstanding dedication to serving public interest law and public interest groups:  Cheryl Blake, Meghan Bowman, Lauren Humphrey, Jocelyn Krieger, Nathanael Miller, Lisa Schmidt Seymour Herzog Memorial Prize Awarded annually to a student or students who demonstrate excellence in the law and commitment to public interest law, combined with a love of sports:  Lucas McNamara, Daniel Rosenberg, Sergio Rudin

Family and friends of the posthumous award recipient, Judge Robert Boochever ‘41 RIGHT: Bryn Lovejoy-Grinnell ‘08 BELOW: Alumni award recipients Dennis Walsh ‘83, Bryn LovejoyGrinnell ‘08, Eve Hill ‘89, Wendy Weinberg ‘84, Keisha Hudson ‘03, and Cristina Velez ‘02 ABOVE:

Congratulations Yun “Emma” Zhang, LLM ’13 and Melissa Cabrera, JD ’13—Cornell Law School Alumni Association Executive Board of Director Student Representatives.

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ALUMNI The Inaugural Barrister’s Ball—NYC

Cornell Law provides a topnotch, rigorous legal education. Alumni possess fond (and perhaps some not-so-fond) memories to prove it. But what truly sets Cornell Law apart is its unique, close-knit community. The small class sizes coupled with late night study sessions in the library, gorge hiking, CTB runs, joint bids at Cabaret, trips to Wegmans, drinks at Chapter House all contribute to the lifelong friendships that are made. And of course, a Cornell Law School graduate will never forget the wonderful experiences had at the annual Barrister’s Ball. In an effort to foster these friendships, the Cornell Law School Alumni Association hosted an inaugural Barrister’s Ball in New York City on June 22. Close to one hundred “young alumni” (graduates from the classes of 2003–2013) gathered at the Standard Hotel High Line, located in the


Amazing event. I had a great time. It’s easy to get caught up with work and personal plans . . . this was the perfect way to get everyone together again, like we were all back in Ithaca. — Marc Stepper ’11

trendy meatpacking district of New York City, and relived the Cornell Law “glory days.”

feel like we were back at “Myron Taylor High” said Jason Beekman ’11.

Throughout the evening, the deejay was spinning, drinks were flowing, and on a sprawling terrace under a beautiful full-moon summer sky, the young alumni who attended remembered what makes Cornell Law so great— the people. “We may have all gone in different directions, but the evening made us

The event brought together alumni from as far as Washington, D.C., and the reviews are in. By all accounts it was a very successful event. Lindsay Thomas ’11 remarked: “The event was flawless. Beautiful, classic New York venue, delicious food, and great drinks!” Marc Stepper ’11 echoed his classmates’ thoughts: “Amazing event. I had a great time. It’s easy to get caught up with work and personal plans . . . this was the perfect way to get everyone together again, like we were all back in Ithaca.”

Olivia Lee ’10, Allison Wilson ’10, Ashley Vincent ’10, Eve Jordonne ’10





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Honorable Anthony Sciolino ’70, who retired from Monroe County Family Court in 2006, has published The Holocaust, the Church, and the Law of Unintended Consequences: How Christian Anti-Judaism Spawned Nazi Anti-Semitism. Sciolino, who holds a master’s degree in theology and is ordained as a permanent deacon of the Diocese of Rochester, has been studying the Holocaust since 1970 when he visited the Anne Frank House Museum in Amsterdam and Dachau

Judge Anthony Sciolino ’70

concentration camp. This book may be ordered online at Stewart Edelstein ’73, principal and chair of the litigation group at Cohen and Wolf, published How to Succeed as a Trial Lawyer: From First Client Meeting to Closing Argument and Beyond, which illustrates how to avoid the mistakes of inexperience, and comprehensively discusses the on-thejob lessons learned by effective trial lawyers. As a clinical visiting lecturer at Yale Law School, Edelstein has taught trial practice for more than a decade. According to Fred Gold, partner at Shipman & Goodwin and clinical visiting

lecturer at Yale Law School, “This book is to advocacy what The Elements of Style is to composition,” and Stephen Wizner, William O. Douglas Clinical Professor Emeritus of Law at Yale, writes, “Stewart Edelstein’s excellent book should be on the desk—not on the bookshelf—of every attorney who is or aspires to be a successful civil litigator and trial lawyer.” This book may be ordered online at apps. Arthur J. Rynearson ’76, the former deputy legislative counsel of the United States Senate, has published a practical, step-by-step guide to drafting federal legislation, Legislative Drafting Step-byStep. Because the book demonstrates how well-written legislation promotes the rule of law, the book has application to legal systems abroad, as well. The book includes easy-to-learn rules, drafting exercises, Senate and House legislative forms, and a detailed description of the federal legislative process. The book may be ordered online

from the Carolina Academic Press at Valerie J. Watnick ’88, chair, Department of Law and professor of law at Baruch College, City University of New York, published This Sh!t May Kill You: 52 Ways to Make Smarter Decisions and Protect Your Family from Everyday Environmental Toxins. Based on substantial research, Watnick shows you how to “do something” about toxins that you and your family might otherwise encounter on a day-to-day basis. This book may be purchased online at,, and n

Valerie J. Watnick ’88

Stewart Edelstein ’73

Class Notes are Online Search for news on your classmates and other Cornell Law School alumni. You can also submit your own notes through the Law School website: Arthur J. Rynearson ’76

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FORUM Fall 2013 Volume 39, Number 2


Tricia M. Barry EDITOR


In Memoriam


Robert L. Becker Jr. ‘49

Henry B. Nesbitt, LL.B. ‘49

Alan Berk ‘51

John C. Osborn, LL.B. ‘50

Edward M. Block ‘64

Jordan E. Pappas, LL.B. ‘53

Samuel D. Bornstein, LL.B. ‘67

William S. Reynolds, LL.B. ‘54

John F. K. Cassidy ‘59

Leonard Rosenstein ‘52

Noel de Cordova Jr. ‘56

Rachel Hardie Share ‘92

Ernest M. Found, LL.B. ‘51

Nicholas Steinthal ‘55

Frederick C. Goodwin, J.D./LL.B. ‘58

Martin A. Stoll ‘63 Robert A. Stull, LL.B. ‘53

Sheldon D. Katz ‘58 Mary Sullivan, LL.B. ‘42 Stanley J. Keysa, LL.B. ‘67 Bertram A. Ziff ‘39 William A. Kolen ‘82 Boyd McDowell II, LL.B. ‘50 John Luckett Murray ‘48

Darcy Bedore COPY EDITOR

Robin Awes Everett DESIGN DIRECTOR

Kenneth Berkowitz, Andrew Clark, Kathleen Corcoran, Amy Emerson, Kristine Hoffmeister, Susan Kelley, Branden Kirchmeyer, Susan Lang, John Lauricella, S.K. List, George Lowery, Owen Lubozynski, Paul Miller, Judith Pratt, Nina Scholtz CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Nancy Adler (p. 82); Heather Ainsworth/New York Times (pp. 37, 69); Greg Alexander (p. 56); Robert Barker/Cornell University Photography (pp. 32-33, 35, 40-43, 48-49, 55, 60, 71-72); Alex Berliner (p. 26); Cornell Law School Archives (pp. 1, 7-17); Cornell University Photography (back cover, pp. 31, 65); Bruce Hutchison Illustration (inside front cover, 33, 42, 46); DiMeo Photography (pp. 2, 22, 36, 38, 43, 46-47, 58, 60-62, 66, 69); Dupont Photographers (p. 27); Lindsay France/Cornell University Photography (pp. 3, 19, 40-42, 49-50, 52); Gary Hodges /Jon Reis Photo + Design (pp. 39, 47-48, 56-57, 61, 70); Gary Hodges / Marla Montgomery/Jon Reis Photo + Design (p. 30); Jason Koski/Cornell University Photography (front cover, pp. 13, 34, 44-45, 48, 51-52, 54, 64); Douglas C. Palmer (p. 83); Amy Porter/Jon Reis Photo + Design (p. 42); Jon Reis Photo + Design (p. 69); Seth (pp. 1, 23-25); Sheryl Sinkow Photography (inside back cover, pp. 20-22, 38-39, 53, 55, 57-59, 61, 63-69, 77-81); Poula Thorsen (p. 47); Nancy Warner (p. 75); Leigh Wells (pp. 1, 5) PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATIONS

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Dear Alumni and Friends of Cornell Law School, Thank you for the generosity you have shown to Cornell Law School. During the fiscal year that closed on June 30, you and your peers invested well over $8 million in new gifts and gift pledges to this institution, including funds earmarked for scholarships, faculty renewal, and service learning/public engagement. In tandem with your steadfast support of the Annual Fund, such largesse has made 2012–2013 a very successful year in philanthropy —so successful that Cornell Law School has surpassed its overall goal of $35 million for Cornell NOW, having raised more than $39 million to date. Such an accomplishment does not signal a suspension of our fundraising efforts, however. Although dollar goals have been met for certain priorities, others are lagging and must be brought up to par. We are also happy to overachieve in funding new endowments for scholarship awards and faculty renewal. Our initiatives in support of these causes will likely be reported prominently in next year’s Donor Honor Roll: another story for another day. Our “Gift Highlights” for fiscal year 2013 testify to the breadth of the Law School’s funding needs and the willingness of our benefactors to help us meet them. Among these notices, you will find news of named gifts for distinctive features of the reconstructed Purcell Courtyard; scholarship funds to assist meritorious students; endowment gifts devoted to public interest law, faculty renewal, student-faculty research, and moot court; and a current-use discretionary fund aimed at facilitating the Law School’s initial collaborative ventures at Cornell NYC Tech, the university’s new entrepreneurial technology campus in Manhattan. Pride of place, however, must again be granted to our Annual Fund, which in fiscal 2013 attracted gifts from almost two thousand alumni and friends, and set an all-time record of more than $1.9 million in current-use funding. As I have said many times, the Annual Fund continues to be our most essential financial resource. Cornell Law School depends on the willingness of our benefactors to provide consistent support at a high level each and every year. In gratitude for the investments of time, money, energy, good will, volunteerism, professional service, and moral support that you have made in our beloved school, I offer the Donor Honor Roll for fiscal 2013. As a summary of your collective achievement on our behalf, this document evokes gratitude and humility; as a record of success and tacit approval of our mission, it inspires pride. Thank you, one and all, for your thoughtful and generous support of Cornell Law School. Yours truly,

Stewart J. Schwab Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law

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Gifts to the Law School Annual Fund totaled $1,904,454 in fiscal 2013—a new record for unrestricted giving to Cornell Law School. With 1,889 individual donors, participation again improved on the prior year’s (we had 1,868 donors in fiscal 2012). Overseeing this success was Annual Fund director, Alicia Fereday, and associate director, Christian Shaffmaster, both of whom strove to broaden the scope of Law School fundraising through their work with alumni volunteers. Our alumni are our best fund raisers. In support of the Cornell Law School Annual Fund, alumni serve, respectively, on the Dean’s Special Leadership Committee, Law Firm Challenge committees, and as reunion-class campaign volunteers. While they are students, many future alumni lend time and leadership to their respective class gift campaign committees. Fiscal 2013 marked the second year of the 3L Campaign, which is designed to encourage soon-to-be alumni to become active supporters of Cornell Law School. Aimed at maximizing participation as well as raising dollars, the 3L Campaign sorted members of the Class of 2013 according to their first-year sections, which tried to best one another in pursuit of both goals. Section E set the pace with a 59 percent participation rate and $2,018 in cash gifts, and proved twice a winner. As a whole, the 3L class raised $7,886 from 43 percent of its constituency. A campaign “kick-off” gift of $2,013 from Jeffrey S. Feld ’83 in honor of the Class of 2013 brought the final tally to $9,899. The involvement of our third-year students in this effort is important to ensuring the long-term success of the Law School’s Annual Fund, for it provides an effective model of philanthropy in which every gift counts and is counted. We





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expect the 3L Campaign to become a mainstay of our fundraising program, as well as an unofficial, extracurricular element of a Cornell Law School education. In the Law Firm Challenge, alumni volunteers at Jones Day and Skadden, respectively, again enjoyed success in promoting Annual Fund– giving among Cornell Law School alumni at each firm. Their combined efforts raised more than $65,000. The peer-to-peer model of philanthropic outreach established by Jones Day and Skadden has proven both congenial and effective in soliciting gifts and in bringing alumni into closer contact with the Law School. We hope to encourage other law firms to participate in the Law Firm Challenge during the next several years. The Dean’s Special Leadership Committee focused its efforts on reaching out to alumni with the ability to contribute at Tower Club level ($5,000–$9,999) or higher. Gifts of $5,000-plus account for more than 60 percent of the total dollars given to the Law School Annual Fund. By encouraging alumni with extraordinary philanthropic capacity to consider leadership gifts, the DSLC accomplishes extremely important work on behalf of the Law School. The success of these efforts occurs in a context in which almost 60 percent of all gifts to the Law School are between $100 and $999.


Reunion-class giving was especially successful in 2013 because volunteers from reunion-year classes (class years ending in “3s” and “8s”) worked so tirelessly to garner support of their respective class campaigns. Altogether, their efforts yielded 452 gifts from reunion-year alumni and a total of $3,733,526 in new gifts and pledges. While every class had great success, several achieved particularly fine results in terms of participation and dollars:

Class of 1983, 30th Reunion fifty-nine donors, 58 percent of the class, gave $321,631 Class of 1978, 35th Reunion fifty-seven donors, 33 percent of the class, gave $767,693 Class of 1973, 40th Reunion fifty donors, 36 percent of the class, gave $523,718 Class of 1963, 50th Reunion thirty-six donors, 58 percent of the class, gave $314,601

Most notably, the Cornell Law School Class of 1948 marked the occasion of its 65th Reunion with gifts from ten donors, totaling $1,231,625. All reunion-year giving is a testament to the hard work, generous intentions, and groundlevel effectiveness of our volunteers, as well as the generosity and thoughtfulness of Cornell Law School alumni.


The new south plaza to be installed on the reconstructed Purcell Courtyard will include as its signature feature four granite, megalithstyle benches. Named gifts for each of these benches have been received from the following donors: n

James J. Hill ’91 has made a gift of $25,000 to name one bench in honor of his grandfather, Joseph Pesce. Hill is a managing director and global credit derivatives officer at Morgan Stanley in New York. He is co-chair of the Law School Dean’s Special Leadership Committee and is a member of the Law School Dean’s Advisory Council.


Cornell Law School professors Kevin M. Clermont and Emily L. Sherwin made a gift of $25,000 to name one bench in honor of their children, Adrienne Clermont and Jian Clermont. Sherwin specializes in jurisprudence, property, and remedies, and is coauthor of Demystifying Legal Reasoning and The Rule of Rules: Morality, Rules, and the Dilemmas of Law. Clermont is the Robert D. Ziff Professor of Law and a specialist in the procedural aspects of litigation. He has authored many books on civil procedure and has coauthored a casebook, “Materials for a Basic Course in Civil Procedure,” which scholars and students regard as a model of legal craftsmanship.

Law School Construction Project Attracts Named Gifts The far-reaching construction project underway at the Law School has attracted named gifts for several of its signature features. Led by Proskauer Rose partner Paul A. Salvatore ’84, Cornell Law alumni among the firm’s partnership and counsel have made a $300,000 capital gift to name the new exterior entry plaza of Myron Taylor Hall. Distinguished by fitted stonework, landscaped green space, and integrated pavement and stairs, this new plaza of nearly 5,000 square feet will be one of the most distinctive architectural features of the reconstructed building.

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Catheryn C. Obern, Rebecca L. Robinson, and Joshua M. Robinson have made a gift of $25,000 to name a bench in honor of their husband and father, Richard F. Robinson, associate dean for administration and finance at Cornell Law School. Catheryn is an individual giving officer in major gifts at Cornell University, Rebecca is an M.B.A. degree candidate at Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management and her brother, Josh, is a J.D./M.B.A. joint-degree candidate at Cornell Law School and the Johnson Graduate School of Management. The Cornell Law School J.D. Class of 2012, led by Benjamin W. Tettlebaum ’12, Diana A. Aguilar ’12, and Brendan Burns, J.D./M.B.A. ‘12, has organized a $25,000 campaign to name one bench in memory of classmate Daniel Ferrero (deceased), who passed away during their 2L year. At the end of fiscal 2013,

this project had realized its fundraising goal of $12,500 by securing gifts from approximately 30 percent of Class of 2012. Combined with matching gifts given by members of the Law School Dean’s Advisory Council, the generosity of Ferrero’s classmates have ensured that this memorial will be established. In appreciation, Tettlebaum wrote, “Thanks to the incredible generosity of . . . members of the Advisory Council, our class will have a permanent memorial to our cherished classmate, Daniel Ferrero. The Memorial Committee, the Class of 2012, and Daniel’s family are so grateful for your commitment.” Tettlebaum is clerking for Hon. Duane Benton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, in Missouri, and has been awarded a prestigious Frank H. T. Rhodes Public Interest Fellowship for next year. Aguilar is an associate of Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York City. Burns is an associate of Lazard Freres & Co., Reconstructing, in New York City.

Alumni Name Winter Moot Court for Faust Rossi ’60 Foundational endowment gifts totaling $100,000 from Cornell Law School alumni John Clarke, LL.B. ’67; Paul Crotty, LL.B. ’67; Marc Goldberg, LL.B. ’67; Bruce Goldstein, LL.B. ’67, John Mangan ’67; Susan Robfogel ’67; Jonathan Weld ’67; Michael Wolfson, LL.B.’67; Kevin Arquit ’78; and Stephen Robinson ’84 have named the Winter Cup moot court competition in honor of Faust F. Rossi ’60, the Samuel S. Leibowitz Professor of Trial Techniques at Cornell Law School. The core group that led this initiative, all members of the J.D. Class of 1967, participated in moot court at a time when Professor Rossi was beginning his tenure on the Law School’s faculty. Mr. Clarke and Mr. Weld especially benefitted from Professor Rossi’s guidance and advice throughout their participation in various internal and external moot court competitions. “We all are privileged to have been the first in a long line of Cornell lawyers to have taken Professor Rossi’s course on evidence,” said Clarke. “The trial lawyers who emerged from our class and those that followed were significantly influenced by Faust’s unique and distinctive methodology, which emerged in that nowlegendary course.” Beloved and respected by more than four decades of Cornell Law students, Rossi joined the faculty in 1966. He is recurrently a visiting professor at Central European University in Budapest, and a regular participant of the Cornell Summer Institute of International and Comparative Law, in Paris. Rossi’s legal scholarship currently investigates the use of experts in American litigation. The inaugural Faust F. Rossi Moot Court Competition will take place in February 2014.

Martin F. Scheinman Establishes Professorship Through a generous commitment shared with Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Martin F. Scheinman has established the Martin F. Scheinman Professorship of Conflict Resolution. This professorship will be a joint appointment in the Law School and ILR, and is intended for a scholar/teacher with knowledge and expertise in workplace conflict resolution, expanding and strengthening

the Law School and ILR’s partnership in the Martin and Laurie Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution, which is based in ILR and which Mr. Scheinman endowed in 2007. Martin F. Scheinman, Esq., is an alumnus of Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and of New York University Law School. He has arbitrated more than ten thousand disputes in the public and private sectors, and is the author of Evidence and Proof in Arbitration (1977). During a career that spans four decades, Mr. Scheinman has served as a full-time ad hoc and contract arbitrator in cases involving teachers, school administrators, school-related personnel, municipal and county employees, state employees, health care workers, police, fire and sanitation employees; and a great variety of industries, including manufacturing, broadcasting, food-services, higher education, rail, air, machinery, pharmaceutical, paper, hospital and nursing home, printing, newspaper, telephone, and power, respectively. He is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators, the American Bar Association, and the Labor and Employment Relations Association; and has served as industry impartial chairman for several union and management associations, as well as permanent panel arbitrator for many public and private entities. He has lectured on arbitration, discipline, and grievance handling for many years and has served as an adjunct professor at Hofstra University and at Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, where he has long been a member of the ILR Dean’s Advisory Council. Mr. Scheinman is a member of Cornell University’s Board of Trustees. He was elected as a Cornell presidential councillor in 2011, an appointment for life which represents the highest honor bestowed by the Board of Trustees.

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New Professorship Attracts Endowment Gifts Major gifts from Stuart Jay Hendel ’83 and Hon. Thomas S. Richards ’72 moved the endowment fund for the Myron C. Taylor Alumni Professorship of Business Law closer to completion. As the second of a projected three named professorial chairs at Cornell Law School associated with the Jack G. Clarke Institute for the Study and Practice of Business Law, the Myron C. Taylor Alumni Professorship is integral to the Law School’s faculty recruitment agenda. In demonstrations of “leadership by example,” Mr. Hendel and Mayor Richards made their respective gifts in support of the evolving business-law curriculum and the Law School’s stated intention, represented by the founding of the Clarke BLI several years ago, to provide cutting-edge instruction in salient topics of corporate and business law. Stuart Hendel joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York City as head of global prime brokerage in 2011. He was head of global prime services at UBS, and previously global head of prime brokerage at Morgan Stanley, where he worked for fifteen years before becoming a founding partner of Eton Park Capital Management, a multi-strategy hedge fund, in 2004. Mr. Hendel served as CEO of Eton Park until 2007, when he returned to Morgan Stanley as global head of prime brokerage and cohead of U.S. Prime Brokerage. He is a member of the Law School Dean’s Special Leadership Committee. His gift to the Alumni Professorship honored the 30th Reunion of his Law School class, which he served as a member of its 30th Reunion Campaign Committee. Thomas Richards was most recently mayor of the City of Rochester where he has also served as deputy mayor and corporation counsel.





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Mayor Richards served in Vietnam as a swift boat officer before attending Cornell Law School, and joined the firm of Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle (predecessor of Nixon Peabody) after graduation, eventually becoming its managing partner. He joined Rochester Gas and Electric in 1992 and served in a number of capacities, including chairman and CEO of the company and its parent company, RGS Energy Group. Mr. Richards retired after the sale of the company in 2002, and was promptly recruited by then Mayor Robert Duffy to serve as Rochester’s corporation counsel. He was elected mayor in a special election in 2011. Mayor Richards has served two terms as a member of the Law School Dean’s Advisory Council, his second term culminating in June 2013.

David J. Scott ’78 Establishes Scholarship A gift commitment of $250,000 from David J. Scott ’78 in honor of his 35th Reunion established a scholarship fund for the benefit of students enrolled in the J.D. program. Assuming good academic standing and demonstrated financial need, the David J. and Marilyn A. Scott Law Scholarship gives preference to a student who is a resident of New York State. This $250,000 fund is expected to provide a scholarship grant of more than $10,000 each year. David Scott is senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Amgen in Thousand Oaks, California. He has held this position since 2004 and previously served as senior vice president and general counsel of Medtronic. Mr. Scott is a member of the Law School Dean’s Advisory Council.

Furman Family Program Fund to Benefit Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa David J. Furman ’86 and Gail Furman have established the Furman Family Program Fund in Cornell Law School to support the Jack G. Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa and other selected activities in the region. The intention of this endowed fund is to promote peace and economic stability in the Middle East and North Africa by supporting the study of law through student exchange and visiting faculty relationships with law schools in the region; international public interest student internships in Israel and other countries; and opportunities for faculty to serve as visiting scholars, guest speakers, and conference participants. David Furman, a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in the firm’s New York City office, is a member of the Law School Dean’s Special Leadership Committee and incoming national chair of the Law School Annual Fund. He has been named by both The U.S. Legal 500 and The Best Lawyers in America as one of the nation’s leading real estate attorneys. The Furmans live in New York City and have three children: Jon, Class of 2016 in Cornell’s College of Arts and Sciences; Xander; and Gaby. David and Gail are proud supporters of Cornell Law School.

J. Bruce Ipe, LL.B.’63 Establishes Endowed Fund for Faculty Renewal The J. Bruce Ipe, LL.B. ’63 Law School Dean’s Discretionary Fund for Faculty Recruitment and Retention, recently established by Mr. Ipe in honor of his 50th Reunion, will support faculty renewal at Cornell Law School. The endowment is funded through a charitable remainder unitrust. In a letter to Associate Dean Peter Cronin, Mr. Ipe stated his “specific intent” as being to augment Law School “funds intended to aid in the hiring and retaining of excellent teachers in the vein of Professors Henn, Farnham, Sneath, Curtiss, and Schlesinger of my era.” Before his retirement, Mr. Ipe was vice president and general counsel for First Brands Corporation, a consumer products company located in Danbury, Connecticut.

K. Robert Hahn ’48 Advised Bequest Establishes Scholarship An advised bequest in the living trust of K. Robert Hahn ’48 has established an endowment fund for the K. Robert and Mary C. Hahn Scholarship in Cornell Law School. Valued at approximately $1,000,000, this endowment will provide annual tuition assistance to a student or students pursuing the J.D. degree, with preference given to students from Southern California who demonstrate financial need. In addition, Mr. Hahn’s advised bequest has established a separate endowment, valued at approximately $200,000, for the K. Robert and Mary C. Hahn Speaker’s Fund. Income from this fund will support a conference on the importance of ethics in law, government, and corporate affairs, and/or provide compensation to a speaker who delivers the keynote address at such a conference. A native of Worcester, Massachusetts, and a graduate of Oberlin College, as well as Cornell Law School, K. Robert Hahn was executive vice president of Lear Siegler, a conglomerate of fifty divisions with markets in the aviation, automotive, agricultural, and housing industries. Mr. Hahn served as a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II and in the Air Force training command as an instructor pilot for aerial gunnery at Eglin Field, Florida. Mr. Hahn also served as vice president and general counsel for Lake Central Airlines. He is a board member of United Way, the California Council on Economic Education, and Volunteers of America, Los Angeles.

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Marshall C. Phelps ’69 Funds Partnership with Cornell NYC Tech A three-year restricted gift from Marshall C. Phelps ‘69 will provide discretionary funds to the Allan R. Tessler Dean of Cornell Law School to initiate academic programming in partnership with Cornell’s new applied-technology campus in New York City. The Law School Dean’s Discretionary Fund for Cornell NYC Tech Partnership will enable Cornell Law School to establish a curricular presence by providing funds for a variety of initiatives, such as a “Semester in NYC” for law students interested in transactional lawyering and corporate law practice. Law courses for nonlawyers, especially to address regulatory issues, will also be possible through the support of Mr. Phelps’s gift. Marshall Phelps is a leading practitioner of intellectual property management and execution, and has served as a consultant on these subjects to many innovative companies, including GE, Samsung, Boeing, SAP, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He has pioneered many IP strategies and in 2001 was a founding partner of Intellectual Ventures, the largest acquirer of patents worldwide. Mr. Phelps enjoyed a 28-year career at IBM, where he was corporate vice president for intellectual property and licensing, leveraging IBM’s intellectual property portfolio into a $2 billion annual profit center. Upon leaving IBM, Mr. Phelps joined Microsoft, where he served as corporate vice president, deputy general counsel for intellectual property and licensing.

Andrew J. McGann ’86 Gift Benefits Summers Endowment Fund In addition to his $50,000 pledge to the Law School’s Annual Fund, Andrew J. McGaan ’86 has made a commitment of $50,000 to the endowment-building project in progress for the Robert S. Summers Student Research Assistant Fund. Established in honor of Professor Emeritus Robert S. Summers by an anonymous donor, this fund is devoted to providing financial compensation to Cornell Law students who work as research assistants for faculty members of Cornell Law School. With a founding endowment pledge of $100,000, the Summers Fund has become the foremost designation in the Law School in support of student-faculty research. Mr. McGaan, a former research assistant of Professor Emeritus Summers, is a trial lawyer at Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago. He was recently profiled in a National Law Journal special report, “Winning: Successful Litigators, Powerful Strategies” (2011), an annual survey of “the nation’s best litigators.” Mr. McGaan is a member of the Law School Dean’s Special Leadership Committee. His gift to the Summers Fund is a tacit endorsement of the mentored learning that a graduate research assistantship makes possible, as well as a fitting tribute to a teacher who has been a positive influence on the lives and legal careers of hundreds of Cornell Law School graduates.





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Stanley Komaroff ’58 Bequest Establishes Scholarship Stanley Komaroff ‘58 has established the Stanley Komaroff Family Scholarship through an advised bequest to his retirement account. The Scholarship will provide tuition assistance to one or more J.D. candidates at Cornell Law School. Stanley Komaroff is senior advisor at Henry Schein (NASDAQ), the world’s largest distributor of healthcare products and services to office-based practitioners in the medical, dental, and veterinary fields. Mr. Komaroff is also a member of the Henry Schein Executive Management Committee and concentrates on business development and acquisitions, international matters, governance, and legal and regulatory affairs. Prior to joining Henry Schein in 2003, Mr. Komaroff was a longtime partner of Proskauer Rose, where he specialized in corporate and securities matters and served as the firm’s chairman during a period of unprecedented growth. Among his many civic and philanthropic involvements are several related to healthcare, including directorships at Beth Israel Medical Center, St. Luke’sRoosevelt Hospital Center, and Continuum Health Partners. Mr. Komaroff was also a longstanding officer and director of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation, which is the benefactor of an endowed scholarship fund at Cornell Law School.

Kirschner Bequest A bequest from the estate of Mary Alyce Kirschner (d.2011), widow of John Kirschner ’53, provided a current-use gift of $250,000 in dean’s discretionary funds, which Stewart J. Schwab, the Allan R. Tessler Dean of Cornell Law School, designated to the service learning/public engagement priority of Cornell NOW—2015. This designation ensures that the Kirschner gift will promote service-based educational engagement between Cornell students and various nonacademic communities in Ithaca and, potentially, around the world. Initiatives that foster collaboration and cooperation between Cornell and the greater public are in keeping with the generous spirits of Mary and John Kirschner and the sense of civic duty that informed their lives.

John L. Kirschner (d.2008) devoted fifty years of legal practice to the firm of Saperston, Day, Lustig, Gallick, Kirschner & Gaglione (1953– 2002), of which he was a senior partner, and served as of counsel to Saperston Day and to Hiscock & Barclay, and as special counsel to Damon Morey in Buffalo, New York. His legal practice focused on real estate law and condemnation law. Known throughout western New York, Mr. Kirschner was an active member of the New York and Erie County Bar Associations, received the Bar Association of Erie County’s Charles H. Dougherty Civility Award, and served as president of the Erie County Bar Foundation and the Central Referral Service. He was a native of Lowville, and served in the United States Army from 1945 to 1947 in the Caribbean Defense Command and Panama Canal Zone. Mr. Kirschner worked as a volunteer in leadership roles for many charitable organizations, including United Way, Catholic Charities, the Diabetes Association, and Canisius High School. He served on the boards of Child and Adolescent Treatment Services, Buffalo Prep, and the Arthritis Foundation of Western New York. His volunteer service to Cornell, too extensive to cite in its entirety, included membership to both the Law School Dean’s Special Leadership Committee and the Law School Dean’s Advisory Council; presidency of the Law School Alumni Association; membership to Cornell University Council; and leadership of the Cornell Club of Buffalo. His participation, service, and ardent fundraising earned him the respectful and affectionate apostrophe of “Mr. Cornell,” as well as many honors, most notably the prestigious Frank H. T. Rhodes Exemplary Alumni Service Award in 2002; Foremost Benefactor distinction in 1998; lifetime membership to University Council in 1996.

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D O N O R H O N O R R O L L , F I SC A L Y E A R 2013 — BY D EG R E E Y E A R

Donors are listed within degree year (as indicated) alphabetically by surname. Every attempt has been made to confirm the accuracy of this list, which reports cash gifts only during the 2013 fiscal year, i.e., from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013, inclusive, and reflects gifts to Cornell Law School only. If your name should appear and does not, please write to the Cornell Law School Development Office at Room 260, Myron Taylor Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14853 or email

1952 Henry B. Bobrow Lorene J. Bow Richard M. Buxbaum Jack G. Clarke Donald E. Degling Wood M. DeYoe Alfred Dorfman Joseph C. Dwyer

19 4 0

19 4 8


Emanuel Philip Snyder

Andrew C. Bailey

Stephen Bermas

E. Warren Eisner

John H. Barber

Joseph C. Buck

Jay M. Friedman

Marvin A. H. Freiman

Herbert D. Feinberg

James E. Gow

George H. Getman

Lloyd Frank

Lawrence Greenapple

K. Robert Hahn

Robert N. Grosby

Alexander Holtzman

Frederick B. Lacey

Stewart F. Hancock

Norman E. Joslin

Elizabeth Storey Landis

Robert H. Manley

John F. Kennedy

Robert E. Lull

James L. Monell

Jerome M. Libenson

Daniel R. Ohlbaum

Morton Moskin

Stanley Mailman

Jack F. Sinn

Herbert M. Palace

Robert I. Miller

Gerald F. Phillips

Leonard Rosenstein

19 41 Quintin Johnstone Bernard R. Rapoport

19 4 2 Estate of Nelson C. Doland Jr. John W. Reed Charles B. Swartwood Jr.

19 4 3 Douglas A. Finkelstone

19 4 6 Doris Banta Pree

19 47 Lois L. Crissey Albert W. Henderson

19 49 Joseph Boochever


Charles A. De Bare

Samuel G. Brundage

John C. Dorfman

Philip H. Hoff

Jean R. Goldman

A. Edward Hook

Russell T. Kerby Jr.

Helaine Knickerbocker

James M. Kieffer

Alexander M. Lankler

Sinclair Powell

John E. Rupert

William S. Zielinski Jr.

Ralph M. Shulansky Frederick Smith Jr. Mitchell B. Smith Donald E. Snyder George H. Spencer Robert S. Toperzer Neil Underberg William J. vanden Heuvel

1953 Robert W. Avery John C. Britting Rudolph De Winter Willard G. Eldred Leo J. Fallon Beatrice S. Frank Norman Gross Gilbert Katz John D. Killian III Lyman A. Manser Jr. Donald J. Mark James J. McNamara




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Barbara L. Paltrow

Frederic T. Henry

David G. Stearns

Jean G. Schmucker

James E. Hirsch

Thomas Wachtell

Stuart R. Shamberg

Roger H. Mallery Jr.

Robert D. Taisey

Maurice D. O’Connell

Bernard Tannenbaum

J. William Reeves

Manley H. Thaler

Martin Rubashkin

John L. Truscott

Donald L. Schoenwald

Charles J. Urstadt

Joseph L. Tauro

Edward Weiss

E. Terry Warren

1959 Gabriel A. Avram

Roger M. Nelson

William M. Bellamy Jr.

Frederick W. Rose

Henry Cutler Bjorkman

Faust Frank Rossi

Daniel J. Brownstein

Christoph H. Schmidt

Thomas E. Clement

Marvin M. Shapiro

Edward M. Davidowitz

E. MacBurney Storm

195 4


Robert R. Douglass

Walter S. Westfall

Bruce Carswell

G. Marshall Abbey

Thomas Alfred Fink

Marcia H. Wishengrad

Nicholas E. Curtiss

Thomas Tilley Adams

Samuel Frankenheim

Wendell James Wyckoff

R. Clinton Emery

Edwin Roy Eisen

Victor Friedman

M. Carr Ferguson

James S. Fanning

John L. Goldman

William M. Gallow Jr.

I. Robert Harris

John W. Grow

Rex S. Kuwasaki

Paul T. Kalinich

Herbert J. Heimerl Jr.

T. David Mullen

Burton J. Kloster Jr.

Stephen A. Hochman

William S. Reynolds

Joy Levien

Morton P. Hyman

Robert L. Teamerson

Matthew L. Lifflander

Peter J. Kenny

Howard J. Thomas

Richard B. Long

John M. Loftus

William L. Wright

Harry P. Messina Jr.

M. Milo Mandel

Pano Z. Patsalos

John F. Mulcahy Jr.

Richard C. Reiner

John M. Newman

Richard S. Ringwood

David J. Palmer

Robert Adams Boyd

Rocco Anthony Solimando

L. Lee Phillips

Morton S. Bunis

Peter R. Sprague

Nathan J. Robfogel

Vito J. Cassan

David A. Trager

Arthur H. Rosenbloom

1955 Richard Armstrong Barnstead

S. Gerald Davidson Townsend Foster Jr.

1958 Stanley R. Birer

Randall V. Oakes Jr.

Leighton R. Burns

L. James Rivers

Bruce K. Byers

Frank Scangarella Howard Schneider Martin I. Semel Alan P. Smith

Richard M. Rosenbaum

David W. Epp


Jay N. Rosenthal

Elliott W. Gumaer

Dwight R. Ball

Gilbert Henoch

Morton L. Bittker

Ward W. Ingalsbe Jr.

Lloyd K. Chanin

Frederic A. Rubinstein Gerald O. Williams


Lawrence T. Isenberg

Edward S. Cogen

Bernard S. Berkowitz

Alfred L. Jacobsen III

A. Douglas P. Craig

Louis P. Contiguglia

Gerald M. Kleinbaum

Lyell G. Galbraith

Michael J. Danbury

Stanley Komaroff

Robert L. Gottsfield

John T. DeGraff Jr.

Ronald S. Lockhart

Leonard Gubar

Marc A. Franklin

James D. McDonald

Jordan R. Lefko

Richard E. Gordon

Luther W. Miller

Myron Marcus

Robert C. Gusman

Michael J. Ostrow Vincent S. Rospond

Richard H. May

19 61 Richard N. Aswad William M. Aukamp Philip A. Berke Oscar A. Blake Thomas F. Campion Louis D’Amanda William R. DeLaney Robert L. Harrison George H. Holbrook Donald M. Karp John M. Keeler Joseph M. McDonough Irwin G. Meiselman E. George Pazianos Arnold M. Potash Charles A. Simmons Roger G. Strand R. Earl Warren Jr. William I. Weisberg

Andrew J. Schroder III Sigmund S. Semon Arthur M. Siskind Michael T. Tomaino Robert E. Walter Albert B. Wende Thomas S. Zilly

1963 Gerald Martin Amero William C. Barrett Frederick Beck Jr. Stephen G. Crane Katherine Sparks Crowl Neil M. Day Jerold William Dorfman Arthur H. Downey Jr. Gerard K. Drummond David W. Feeney George G. Gellert Terence F. Gilheany Martin E. Greenblatt Joseph W. Haley George H. Hancher J. Roger Hanlon Alan F. Hilfiker J. Bruce Ipe Sarel M. Kromer Martin Karl Miller M. Bruce Miner


George J. Mundt Jr.

Richard S. Fisher

Louis F. Nawrot Jr.

Stuart L. Gastwirth

Charles L. Nickerson

Richard N. George

Richard A. Nicoletti

Samuel K. Levene

Duncan W. O’Dwyer

J. Stewart McLaughlin

Donald A. Schneider

H. Theodore Meyer

Ira N. Smith

Jon C. Minikes

Jerry L. Smith

Anthony F. Phillips

Lawrence J. Swire

Alice K. Pringle

Allan R. Tessler

Clarence D. Rappleyea

Alfred C. Tisch

John K. Scales

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Fredrick D. Turner

Harvey D. Hinman

Joel N. Krane

Susan S. Robfogel

Ronald H. Usem

John C. Holme Jr.

David M. Lascell

Ira I. Roxland

Lorna Alice Watt Erwin

Jerold D. Jacobson

Stuart G. Laurence

Jerold R. Ruderman

Edward A. Kwalwasser

Harry P. Meislahn

Daniel L. Schiffer

M. Joseph Levin

Philip Meranus

Joseph L. Serafini

196 4 Edward M. Block George H. Buermann John Brabazon Drenning Jr. Gerald F. Edelstein Philip M. Eisenberg Philip M. Freedman D. Dyson Gay Jerome F. Goldberg Harold Hoffman Stephen Holden Arnold Stephen Jacobs Klaus H. Jander James W. Kambas William J. Kupinse Jr.

Charles M. McCaghey

Barry L. Radlin

Jonathan M. Weld

Philip E. McCarthy

Gary C. Rawlinson

Peter M. Wendt

Robert C. Miller

Timothy J. Schmitt

Clifton F. White

Steven M. Nassau

Lewis C. Taishoff

Robert F. Wilson

Stephen A. Ploscowe

Edward P. Wendel

Michael I. Wolfson

John A. Robertson

Alan R. Wolfert

George Bruce Yankwitt

Bradley William Schwartz

Michael G. Wolfson

C. Daniel Shulman Peter B. Webster John H. Williamson Frank L. Wiswall Jr.


1968 Donald J. Bird

R. Franklin Balotti

David E. Blabey

John Charles Begley

Harvey R. Boller William T. Boukalik

John W. Clarke

Clarke W. Brinckerhoff

Richard K. Lublin

William Gerard Asher

Bruce A. Coggeshall

Don D. Buchwald

James C. Moore

Joseph S. Basloe

Paul A. Crotty

Thomas Campbell

Nestor Michael Nicholas

Edward W. Bergmann

Michael C. Dwyer

David F. Clossey

David Robert Reilly

Jacob A. Bloom

Jonathan E. Gaines

Lawrence N. Cohn

Frederick P. Rothman

James M. Brooks

Marc Stuart Goldberg

Harold T. Commons Jr.

James T. Ryan

Dalton J. Burgett

Jeffrey S. Graham

Irwin H. Cutler Jr.

Thomas L. Siegel

James P. Burns III

Alan R. Gruber

Mark H. Dadd

Richard Vernon Slater

James B. Byrne Jr.

Sheppard A. Guryan

S. Frank D’Ercole

Richard N. Tager

Robert T. Di Giulio

George C. Harrington

Robert B. Dietz

Theodore W. Tashlik

Martin E. Dollinger

Robert B. Haserot

Donald G. Douglass

M. Anthony Vaida

Frank M. Donato

William A. Hicks III

Matthew J. Dowd

Roger J. Weiss

Lawrence E. Eden

Barry M. Hoffman

Richard I. Dreyfus

John A. Winters

Monte Engler

John E. Holobinko

Arthur Nelson Eisenberg

Evalyn Basloe Jerome Berkman Paul R. Callaway Glenn W. Collier Harold N. Diamond William L. Dorr Thomas P. Gilhooley Paul Leonard Gioia Gilbert S. Glotzer

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Jeffrey B. Stone

Peter A. Berkowsky

Paul B. Ascher


Paul A. Skrabut

Kenneth A. Payment




Thomas C. Newkirk

Jules E. Levy

Vincent J. Zichello


Sheldon S. Lustigman Helen Hillhouse Madsen

Stephen P. Feigin

Henry R. Ippolito

Dwight W. Ellis III

Ernest J. Gazda Jr.

William A. Kaplin

Mark L. Evans

Barry J. Geller

B. John Kaufman

Joseph D. Garrison Jr.

David M. Gouldin

James J. Keightley

Stephen R. Goldstein

Samuel A. Halaby Jr.

Robert I. Kuchinsky

David C. Grow

Diantha C. Harrington

Stephen R. Lewinstein

Robert J. Hunt

David L. Henehan

John Jay Mangan

Kenneth D. Johnson

Thomas J. Heye

Donald J. Myers

Robert W. Kessler

Gordon B. Heylin

Randall M. Odza

Lloyd C. Lee Harris D. Leinwand

Stephen M. Jacobstein

Paul J. Powers Jr.

Louis Kahn

Richard J. Relyea III

Peter A. Marx

Stephen H. Kimatian

Stuart M. Richel

Henry P. Massey Jr.


Jeffrey C. Miller John E. Moye Charles H. Oppenheimer George F. Parker III Ernest T. Patrikis Gregory M. Perry James R. Pickett Lawrence M. Pohly Ronald G. Ress James Stuart Reynolds Paul Maynard Rosen William B. Rozell James A. Ruf Jr. Walter J. Sleeth William H. Smith Jr. Philip S. Toohey Fred Weinstein James H. Whitney Michael F. Woods

Richard M. Jackson Jr. Alfred C. Jones III Anthony T. Kane Louis N. Kash Thomas A. Klee Frank E. Lawatsch Jr. Jack L. Lewis Michael M. Lonergan Robert E. Madden John A. Mottalini Marshall C. Phelps Jr. Anthony M. Radice Barry Reder William Dwight Robinson Jonathan W. Romeyn Thomas A. Russo R. Keith Salisbury Edward J. Saperstein Stanley Schwartz

1969 Andrew Berger Derick W. Betts Jr. William A. Cerillo Thomas H. DeWitt Gerald F. Fisher Daniel M. Glosband Scott M. Hand Yvette Harmon Robert S. Holmes

Joseph F. Smith Jr. Thomas L. Stirling Jr. Susan Froehly Teich Richard N. Tilton Brian F. Toohey Richard E. Wallach Parker L. Weld Evan S. Williams Jr. Allan R. Winn Charles R. Zeh

1970 William H. Berger A. Bruce Campbell George T. Deason Charles P. Eddy III Lynn W. L. Fahey Lance Stewart Gad Joel M. Hartstone Carl T. Hayden Klaus P. Hotz Rudolph R. Loncke Robert L. Magielnicki Paul D. McConville John E. Meurling David S. C. Mulchinock Jeffrey A. Norris Louis R. Pepe Karl Savryn Anthony J. Sciolino Robert H. Scott Jr. Robert F. Semmer John P. Sindoni John H. Spellman Joseph B. Swartz Joseph A. Turri Lee I. Weintraub Daniel C. Wilson I. Peter Wolff


Charles Celik Abut

John R. Alexander

Edward W. Ahart

John Connell Altmiller

David H. Alexander

John R. Atwood

David Alan Ast

Robert M. Brown

James Baller

Richard F. Burns

Jerald D. Baranoff

Robert R. Butts

Jonathan K. Bellsey

John J. Capowski

David R. Birk

Harold G. Cohen

Omer F. Brown

P. Keely Costello

Terry Calvani

George W. Cregg Jr.

Kenneth M. Cole

Ralph E. Duerre

Daniel J. Connolly

Jon R. Eggleston

Robert N. Cowen

J. William Ernstrom

Stephen W. Cropper

James C. Gallagher

James A. Dement Jr.

Warren Eggleston George

Stephen Francis Donahue

Richard H. Gilden

Henry B. Eastland

Robert C. Grossman

K. Wade Eaton

Thomas J. Heiden

Karl J. Ege

Jeffrey M. Herrmann

Bruce Wayne Felmly

G. Roger King

David E. Fritchey

Jordan I. Kobritz

James A. Gabriel

Kenneth R. Kupchak

John J. Gallagher

Charles Matays

Stewart K. Hall

James M. McHale

Robert A. Hillman

Douglas Meiklejohn

David R. Hughes

David L. Metzler

Paul G. Hughes

Joan I. Oppenheimer

Richard K. Hughes

Kenneth R. Page

Frederick A. Jacob

William J. Pomeroy

Peter Warren Kenny

Charley F. Rechlin

Wm. Lee Kinnally

Steven Andrew Sanders

Peter H. Levine

Joseph M. Sharnoff

David E. Littlefield

Dane A. Shrallow

Donald F. Luke

Eric Shults

Peter T. Manzo

Jack L. Smith

Dominick A. Mazzagetti

Peter G. Smith

Anne H. McNamara

Richard L. Smith

Stewart A. Merkin

Fred P. Steinmark

Joseph T. Miller

Grant Van Sant

Janet Steel Mishkin

Jay Warren Waks

Jeffrey A. Mishkin

Steven K. Weinberg

Steven D. Needle

Christopher Wiles

Bruce Dennis Obenland

Arthur W. Hooper Jr.

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Arthur E. Peabody Jr.

Judith A. Hecker

Theodore M. Grossman

Marcia L. Goldstein

Robert S. Perlman

Susan Jane Hotine

Stephen T. Huhn

Alfred Clyde Groff

Richard A. Redmond

Eugene Neal Kaplan

David Jungman

Bryan D. Hetherington

Thomas S. Richards

Jeffrey A. Klopf

John J. Kelly III

Edwin S. Hetherington

James H. Rosenblatt

John R. Kubinec

Clinton A. Krislov

Thomas Maurice Jones

Richard V. Sica

William A. Lange Jr.

Ronald W. Lupton

Spencer R. Knapp

Warren L. Simpson Jr.

John C. Lapinski

Ira B. Marcus

Paula Lapin

Gregory James Smith

Richard A. Levao

Robert F. Millman

David J. Lyon

Stephen M. Snyder

Andrew H. Lynette

Jennifer Moran

Geoffrey P. Lyon

Ira B. Stechel

Bruce M. Meisel

Joseph G. Nemeth Jr.

Charles K. Meuse

Gary P. Van Graafeiland

J. David Moran

Mark D. Nozette

Robert J. Michael

Walter G. Von Schmidt

Paula J. Mueller

Stanley R. Ott

Kenneth J. Miller

Craig M. Walker

Gerard J. Pisanelli

David Marc Pritzker

William M. Mills

Francis S. L. Wang

Thomas M. Roche

Rosemary Pye

Catherine J. Minuse Thomas R. Moore

Clifford R. Weidberg

Kenneth A. Rubin

Louis J. Rovelli

Thomas Edward Willett

Allen P. Rubine

Jonathan S. Ruskin

Michael Murchison

Albert J. Zangrilli Jr.

William W. Shatzer

Michael S. Schenker

John Henry Northey III

1973 Ralph Frank Abbott Jr. Charles Michael Adelman Charles A. Beach Teddar S. Brooks Joseph B. Brown

Richard J. Sinnott

Charles P. Schropp

J. David Officer

James A. Smith Jr.

Gary L. Sharpe

Robert S. Pasley Jr.

Robert A. Sperl

David R. Snyder

Bradford A. Penney

Christopher S. Tarr

Henry E. Stevenson

Michael G. Pfeifer

Robert A. Warwick

John E. Tobin Jr.

Somers S. Price Jr.

Edwin L. Whitman

William C. Tompsett

Richard D. Quay

Richard C. Wesley

James Montgomery Quinn

Richard C. White

Donald F. Rieger Jr.

Daniel F. Cashman


Robert H. Cinabro

Stephen R. Angel

Edward Charles Coffey

Richard D. Avil Jr.



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Malcolm I. Ross

Marc I. Woltag

James B. Rouse

Bradford E. Cook

David M. Barasch

Robert P. Corbin

Thomas D. Barton

Charles S. Cotropia

George F. Bradlau


Harry D. Day

Edward D. Cavanagh

Carol Ann Bartlett

Thomas A. Dickerson

Stephen G. Cheikes

Thomas J. Benz

Gary L. Dinner

Arthur L. Cobb

David L. Berkey

Rodney H. Dow

Peter A. Copeland

Rodney A. Brown

Donald Arthur Drumright

Robert A. Curley Jr.

Susan C. Thon Burns

Robert Alan DuPuy

Frederick C. Emery Jr.

Alan Jon Cronheim

Stewart I. Edelstein

Marshall R. Fuss

Lewis U. Davis Jr.

Verlane L. Endorf

K. Michael Garrett

Douglas H. Evans

George Eng

John M. Gendler

Arthur J. Fried

Herbert J. Gordon

Janet Schiller Gold

David E. Gann

Brock J. Austin

Margaret Gaffney Graf

Gail Hill Gordon

Lawrence F. Gardella

Gary Michael Bahler

Judith F. Harbeck

William E. Grauer

Norman H. Geil

F. Gregory Barnhart

Stephen Peter Harbeck

Gary A. Greenfield

George S. Getman

Daniel A. Boehnen

David Hecker

James Q. Grimshaw

Frank Giso III

Leonie M. Brinkema

Jon Groetzinger


Eric W. Wiechmann Michael J. Zuccarini

Bradley K. Sabel Shira A. Scheindlin William Gary Schur Richard C. Stewart Daniel G. Synakowski Leonard B. Terr David A. Tyler Paul M. Whitbeck Stanley W. Widger Jr. Mark I. Wood


Carl L. Bucki

3L GIFT COMMITTEE The following members of the J.D. Class of 2013 stepped forward as leaders by encouraging the practice of philanthropy among their classmates. Thanks to these engaged and committed students, now Cornell Law School’s newest alumni, the 3L Campaign achieved success.

David J. Cartano



Ben Allouit

Sarah Heim

Barbara E. Cory

Valerie J. Armento

Robert B. Adelman

Adam Augusiak-Boro

Omar Khashaba

T. Thomas Cottingham

John Philip Asiello

Kevin J. Arquit

Cheryl Blake

David McBride

Don F. Dagenais

Marion Bachrach

Patricia Ann Baity

Amanda Bradley

Ashley McGovern

Michael P. Daly

Beverly Gifford Baker

David S. Barrie

Andrew Cashmore

Adam Olin

Richard Jeffrey Day

Franci J. Blassberg

Stuart D. Chessman

Marihug Cedeno

Josh Peary

William R. Deiss

Ronald A. Brand

Dan T. Coenen

Manisha Chaudhary

Kate Powers

John J. D’Onofrio

Bernard L. Brown

Daniel C. Cohn

Tyler Clarke

James Pyo

Bruce A. Douglas

Jody K. Burnett

Peter J. Costanza

Geoffrey Cramton

Tiina Vaisanen

David A. Dubow

Richard J. Caples

John D. Currivan

Xue Dong

Di Wu

Jay A. Epstien

William B. Carr Jr.

Karen L. Davidson

Elaina Emerick

Robert E. Glanville

Emanuel S. Cherney

Robert P. Davis

Cynthia Galvez

Sanford N. Gold

Mark E. Chopko

David E. Dearing

Brantley Hawkins

Mark L. Goldstein

Astrid M. E. de Parry

Thomas F. Dibianca

Susan L. Gordon

David C. Dimuzio

Martin Domb

William Ivan Greenbaum

Charles S. Donovan

David Dunn

Clifford M. Greene

Earl H. Doppelt

Elaine Niver Dwyer

David A. Olson

Mark A. Drexler

Robert M. Gross

Debra Cohen Frank

Sharon L. Dyer

Andrew J. O’Rourke

Gerald F. Durkin Jr.

Thomas Charles Hutton

Richard Hamburger

Maureen E. Farley

Monica Anna Otte

Joan Emery

Leslie H. Jacobson

Elisabeth Susan Harding

Robert M. Fields

Michael S. Rosten

Karl S. Essler

Marian F. Kadlubowski

Donald B. Haslett

Margaret J. Finerty

David J. Scott

Donald R. Frederico

Suedeen Gibbons Kelly

Rodney W. Jordan

Michael Jeffrey Foster

Edward S. Sinick

Michael H. Garner

Anthony Walter Kraus III

Leonard J. Kennedy

Mark W. Frisbie

Brian G. Smith

William O. Gaylord

Harold A. Kurland

Dale S. Lazar

Marianne Furfure

Jean Seibert Stucky

Todd I. Gordon

Paul W. Lee

Lynn I. Levine

Michael G. Furlong

Sally T. True

L. Douglas Harris

William F. Lee

James A. Markus

Jeffrey B. Gaynes

George H. Wang

Leo Haviland

Andrew M. Low

Michael M. Matejek

Neil V. Getnick

Andrew A. Wittenstein

Thomas J. Hopkins

Stephen A. Maloy

James Randolph Maxeiner

John E. Greenwood

Douglas R. Wright

Barbara Heck James

Jeffrey N. Mausner

John R. McQueen

Robert W. Hesslein

Alan Price Young

Erik M. Jensen

John A. Nadas

Norma Grace Meacham

Lemuel W. Hinton

Joseph M. Zanetta

Thomas P. Palmer

Thomas D. Myers

Valerie Ford Jacob

Edward F. Rodenbach

Christopher S. Neagle

Debra Ann James

Samuel Rosenthal

Michael E. Niebruegge

W. Temple Jorden

Jeffrey K. Ross

Jay Rakow

Robert A. Karin

Arthur J. Rynearson

Robert Rosenberg

Jerald W. Kerl

Raymond Martin Schlather

William A. Ruskin

Marc J. Lifset

Thomas F. Seligson

John P. Schnitker

Alan S. Lockwood

Nancy A. Spiegel

Mark Schonfeld

Leslie J. Ludtke

Paul K. Stecker

Richard Allen Setterberg

John A. Malmberg

Jose E. Taboada

C. Evan Stewart

Ward J. Mazzucco

Greta Botka Treadgold

John R. Treusdell

Jeremiah J. McCarthy

Rodney Earl Walton

Ira H. Zaleznik

Deborah McLean

Allen D. Webster

William F. Murphy

Richard A. Williams

Harrison W. Oehler

1979 Jamie Weinberg Andree Andrew M. Baker Barbara H. Bares Frederick R. Bellamy Linda Manney Blasi Nathanael R. Brayton John B. Cairns Edward D. Cheney Richard A. Cooper James Wilson Dabney David L. Dephtereos Marjorie Burnett Dephtereos

Helen Burgin Jensen Thomas A. Little Kevin I. MacKenzie Patrick Matthew Malgieri Michael A. Marcionese Michael B. Margolis Solomon I. Miller Philip W. Mueller James E. Owers Ronald R. Papa Kathryn L. Quirk Sally Carrothers Reid Katherine J. Rybak Andrew Hardy Shaw Frank P. Spinella Jr.

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Alan R. Taxerman

Bruce P. Garren

Thomas N. Heyer

Anthony L. Leccese

Susan L. Urig

Curtis S. Gimson

Mark Holland

David S. Litman

Richard J. Vinegar

Jody A. Healy

Steven L. Ingerman

Lawernce K. Marks

Andrew N. Wells

Charles F. Hildebrand

Adrienne Johnson

Christopher Massaroni

Vicki Wittenstein

Jonathan F. Horn

Steven Terry Kolyer

John T. McCann

Edward C. LaRose

Cheryl H. Kott

Michael J. Meagher

Michael S. Levine

Robert L. Lee

Albert J. Millus Jr.

Thaddeus J. Lewkowicz

Mitchell A. Lowenthal

Richard A. Parr

Kerry Blair Long

Meri Miller Lowry

Rebecca L. Prentice

Andrew B. Mair

Madelyn N. Morris

Gary D. Rawitz

James M. McLaughlin Jr.

Philip H. Newman

Robert J. Regan

Christopher W. Murray

Brian E. Pastuszenski

Julie Dephtereos Rockmore

198 0 Janet E. Bostwick Michael A. Brizel Kevin R. Brocks Gary F. Brownell Margaret L. Clancy Jeffrey A. Cooper Melinda Gorman Disare Thomas F. Disare Susan Warshaw Ebner David G. Edwards Susan J. Egloff Daniel W. Emery

John G. Nicolich

Erin S. Pastuszenski

Pamela L. Rollins

Jennifer Miller Paci

Terence J. Pell

Ernest L. Schmider

Victor J. Paci

Jeffrey M. Rubin

William J. Torres

Stuart G. Rifkin

Kathleen N. Sullivan

Mary A. Walsh

Richard A. Samuels

Mark A. Underberg

Gary I. Walt

John L. Sander

Joel Weinstein

Deborah Eisen Weinstein

Stephen Yale-Loehr

Barry A. Weiss

Alan D. Scheer Russell S. Schwartz John D. Sigel W. Mark Smith William B. Smith Robert G. Souaid John H. Stuart Ruti G. Teitel Joel Rothstein Wolfson

1981 Claudia Bowman Berg Eric L. Berg Jeffery H. Boyd R. Brian Brodrick Joseph A. Calabrese Kenneth A. Caschette Soraya Diase Coffelt Ralph E. Cromwell Jr. John R. Dwyer Jeffrey S. Endick Steven M. Feldman Robert S. Getman Jonathan Scott Green Kevin T. Haroff




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1982 Seth Hugh Agata Mark J. Altschuler

Ruth A. Weiss Marian M. Yim Carroll J. Yung

David W. Ambrosia


Alan M. Anderson

Gary L. Azorsky

Robert F. Bakemeier

Charles S. Biener

David Edward Barth

Steven P. Buffone

Stuart J. Bassin

Martin R. Byman

Lisa Bronson

Mildred A. Castner

Cynthia S. Clark

Joel A. Chernov

Patricia L. Cohen

Charles D. Cramton

Cynthia L. Corliss

Robert F. DeBerardine

Bruce M. Cormier

Edwin W. Dennard

L. Christian DeDiana

Martin L. Ditkof

Robert B. Diener

Michael J. Eng

Robert W. Doyle

Jeffrey S. Estabrook

John D. Draikiwicz

Jeffrey Scott Feld

Johannes K. Gabel

Katherine P. Ward Feld

Lynda Jacobs Grant

Allan Ernest Floro

Charles C. Hager

Kathryn Sanderson Fox

Sarah Hewitt

S. Asher Gaffney

David D. Howe

Mary P. Gallagher

Linda Marie Iannone

Eileen Dennis GilBride

Steven L. Kessler

Eric Steven Goldstein

Bruce Neal Lassman

Kevin S. Gorman

Eric F. Greenberg

Brian R. Smith

Martin William O’Toole

Denise A. Hauselt

Paul S. Simmons

Theresa A. Smith

David A. Pasqualini

Stuart Jay Hendel

Alan Jay Steinberg

Andrew J. Starrels

Andrew C. Pickett

Gail H. Straith

Karen B. Rabinowitz

Klaus U. Thiedmann

Jeffrey E. Wacksman

Barry W. Rashkover

Michael G. Wooldridge

Martin Wells

Ronald B. Sann

David Norman Yellen

David P. Wohabe

David Gary Schwartz

Patricia A. Ceruzzi


John J. Zak

Lauren Talner Spiliotes

Steven M. Cherin

Charles H. Baker


Thomas W. Christopher

Lawrence S. Brandman

Martha A. Bassett

Jill M. Cicero

Janet Cook Canary

Sabina Beg

Richard I. Cohen

Patricia I. Carrington

Eileen M. Blackwood

James M. Coombe

William J. Casazza

David V. Bradley

Gail R. Schubert

Michael E. High Leonard A. Hirsch W. Garth Janes Yoshio Kataoka Patrick W. Kelley Ronald L. Kuby Aaron A. Lee Kenneth A. Lefkowitz John B. Levitt Lee E. Lowry III Craig A. MacDonnell Jeanne A. Markey Robert Norman Nielsen Jr. Stephen Howard Nimmo David R. Pedowitz David V. Radack D. Neil Radey Edward Andrew Rosic Jr. Margaret E. Samson Bruce R. Schorr Michael H. Schubert Mark Y. Shibuya William M. Shiland Jr. Deborah A. Skakel David L. Skelding Andrew J. Stamelman Judith F. Stempler Beth Gessner Sullivan Cathleen Cambalik Sullivan John L. Sullivan W. Wells Talmadge Hirokazu Taniguchi Daniel J. Wagner Steven R. Wall Victor Alan Warnement Warren S. Wolfeld

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James M. Bogin Gena Elaine Cadieux Alejandro E. Camacho

David R. Toraya Janet Ambrosi Wertman William R. Wildman Laura A. Wilkinson Jonathan Wood

Peter A. Diana

Bruce E. Clouser

Patrick E. Bradley

Richard C. Fipphen

Lynn A. Clouser

Victoria J. Brown

Judith B. Gitterman

Lauran S. D’Alessio

Yiwei Chang

Elizabeth S. Adams

Martin S. Goldberg

Emilio Estela

Steven E. Ducommun

James E. Anklam

Donna S. Gomien

Robert Alan Feiner

Roy C. Durling

Yvette Arpin Beeman

Steven B. Greenapple

Stefan P. Ford

Minna R. Elias

Dwight S. Blackwood

Richard W. Grice

Mary Gail Gearns

Helena Tavares Erickson

David E. Crandall

Stephen P. Heller

Jonathan C. Guest

David J. Furman

Patrick L. Donnelly

Elizabeth Travis High

Mark J. Haberberger

Glenn S. Gordon

Elizabeth J. Ford

Nancy F. Janes

Adele Hogan

Daniel Grunfeld

Catherine C. Hood

Martin R. Joyce

Betty A. Jansen O’Shaughnessy

Heidi E. Harvey David R. Hermenze

Suzanne M. Horenstein Segal

David B. Howlett

Cara Rubinstein Hoxie

Kobchai Kingchatchaval Craig B. Klosk Sumner J. Koch Paul J. Leikhim John C. McFarren Joseph Mellicker Mark A. Monborne Maureen Ann Murphy Thomas W. Nelson Gregory J. Nowak Julie R. O’Sullivan John D. Paton Susan Cooper Paton Lorraine K. Rak Leslie Richards-Yellen Stephen Craig Robinson

Sarah K. Abrams

George Constantine Rockas

Jeff A. Anderson

Ann Pollock Rosen

Ruth R. Aronson

Paul A. Salvatore

Steven P. Benenson

Edwin W. Stockmeyer

Frank L. Schiff

Mark W. Jones Susan J. Leeds Thomas P. Livingston Jennifer Theresa Lum Jane Martindell Maccione Blythe Marston Laurence S. Moy Steven E. Noack Charles Robert Peifer Michael Donato Pinnisi Michael J. Quinlan Susan M. Roberts David L. Russo Eve Klein Samson John M. Schwolsky Audrey Cohen Sherwyn Andrew M. Short Joel M. Simon Colleen Doolin Skinner


Amy Meltzer Hughson

Derril B. Jordan

Lauren E. Jorgensen

Akimitsu Kamori

John B. Kassel

Deborah Bowers Kenealy

Christopher N. Kilbourne

Carmen R. Kyriakopoulos

Scot L. Kline

Matthew C. Lamstein

Barbara L. Krause

Ralph V. Lee

Brant M. Laue

John T. Loss

Mela Lew

Whitman F. Manley

Beth Wait Libow

Jonathan I. Mayblum

Daryl A. Libow

Michael A. Messina

Tzu-Yi Lin

Steven J. Molitor

Martin S. Lipman

Irma K. Nimetz

Charles S. Lozow

Diane Amado Parson

Daniel P. Luker

Amanda Cole Pisani

Rodney A. Malpert

John Power Reilly

Andrew R. McGaan

Candace A. Ridgway

Matthew C. Mirow

Deborah G. Rosenthal

Aviva A. Orenstein

Melanie Males Ruta

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R. Steven Ruta

Barbara S. Weinzierl

Richard Ignatius Nevin III

Amy J. St. Eve

Elizabeth L. Schorr

Michele A. Whitham

Kristen M. Stanley

Charles Robert Taylor

Andrea L. Silver

Scott E. Willoughby

Richild A. Stewart

Debra H. Taylor

Robin Feingold Singer

Alan S. Wilmit

James L. Vollbrecht

David E. Vann Jr.

Elizabeth Tauro Christopher M. Todoroff

David B. Blair

Jun Chul Whang

Michael K. Atkinson David Bayrock

Jennifer C. Boal Christopher D. Bowers

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Stephen M. Brusini

Lisa M. Bain

Joseph B. Buonanno

Jay Carson Bombara

John J. Calandra

Laura L. Bozek

Stephen A. Bain

Matthew C. Bures

David B. Booker

Arthur C. Edersheim

Carl J. Boykin

Daniel E. Butcher

Michael J. Borik

Todd A. Feinsmith

John K. Bradley

Ben T. Clements

James M. Broderick

Steven A. Flyer

Steven C. Browne

Maria Mascaro Doktorczyk

Donald E. Budmen

Christina Mesires Fournaris Dean T. Fournaris

Liberato Carbone

Kenneth Lewinn Doroshow

David A. Castle

Cindy Cuba Clements

E. Eric Elmore

Gerald P. Cleary

Barbara Doyle Frantz

Lynne M. Cohee

Andrew W. Feinberg

Deborah G. Corlett

Hilary T. Fraser

Jeremiah P. Cosgrove

Jack E. Fernandez Jr.

Sarah B. Gelb

Jeff Harris

David B. Currie

Thomas E. Gilbertsen

Jay J. Holtmeier

William J. Haubert

Harry S. Davis

Roland N. Goff

Karen A. Johnson

Erwandi Hendarta

Alison Kleyn Douglas

Gary A. Greene

Walter M. Kolligs

James J. Hill

Rebecca A. Durden

James Reid Haug Jr.

J. Brett Pritchard

Andrew J. Hollander

Doritte Gil

Todd V. Jones

Christine L. Richardson

Allan D. Hymes

Mary B. Griffin

Howard S. Koh

Richard A. Ruffer Jr.

Theodore Charles Jonas Jill L. Katz

Brian D. Isroff

Matthew W. Lampe

David R. Schellhase

Jeff H. Jarkow

Linda A. Mandel Clemente

Karen W. Sexton

Michael I. Kim

Adam A. Klausner

James A. McBrady

Zachary J. Shulman

Gary L. Koenigsberg

Konrad J. Liegel

Janine C. Metcalf

Thomas J. Spellman III

Risa Marlyne Mish Kelly S. Molitor Jessica Rose Murray Allan G. Mutchnik Richard G. Price David S. Raab Charles Rosenzweig Filiz A. Serbes Brian B. Shaw Keith David Shugarman Charles G. Stinner Donald E. Watnick Valerie J. Watnick

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Steven A. Weisfeld


Mark J. Asplund

Cyrus Mehri


Daniel Russell Waltcher

Tao Bai

Stuart J. McDermott


Bernice May Blair

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Nancy Lynn Manzer



Barri Gordon Waltcher

Frank Edward Kulbaski III Mark J. Lenz

C AY U G A S O C I E T Y Founded in 1993, the Cayuga Society honors alumni and friends who have established planned gifts to Cornell University or have provided for Cornell in their estate plans. There is no minimum gift level and membership is lifetime and complimentary. The Society was named to recognize the enduring benefit planned gifts provide: just as successive generations have enjoyed the enduring qualities of Cayuga Lake, members of the Cayuga Society know their gifts will make a lasting difference to future generations of Cornellians. The Cornell Law School alumni listed below are members of the Cayuga Society based on planned gift commitments made as of June 30, 2013.

Paul R. Lucey

David P. O’Brien

David K. Moody

Jason Michael Patlis

Joane R. Mueller-London

David A. Pierce

Byoungdae Park

Philana W. Y. Poon

C. S. Pittman

Barbara Joy Riesberg

Alan R. Adler `71

Margaret Gaffney Graf `73

Sinclair Powell `49

David L. Renauld

Bradley Thomas Rinzler

Paige S. Anderson `92

Jeffrey S. Graham `67

Robert M. Rader `71

Michael V. Rovere

Matthew John Rita

Christine I. Andrew `84

Dan K. Siegel

John R. Atwood `71

Dorothy R. Gregory, LL.B. `51

William Recht Jr., LL.B. `54

Julia B. Salovaara Penny E. Serrurier

Pamela C. Smith

F. Gregory Barnhart `76

Norman Gross, LL.B. `53

Lewis Martin Ress `54

Toni R. Sexton

Deborah J. Sokol

K. Robert Hahn `48

Ira I. Roxland `67

Marjorie Hodges Shaw

Adrienne Spangler

William M. Bellamy Jr., M.B.A. `58/J.D. `59

Diana M. Hastings `86

John E. Rupert `51

Christoph W. Stanger

Roy W. Tilsley Jr.

James D. Bennett `63

Sarah Hewitt `82

Paul Ruszczyk `86

Kenji Sumino

Kelly Mahon Tullier

Mary Kathryn Braza `81

James J. Hill `91

David P. Saracino `74

Robert Peter Tassinari

Fabrice N. Vincent

Lisa Bronson `82

Joseph Hinsey IV, LL.B. `55

James N. Seeley `79

Reed W. Topham

Amy E. Weissman

Morton S. Bunis `55

J. Bruce Ipe, LL.B. `63

Robert F. Sharpe Jr. `80

Jia Zhu

Robert R. Butts `71

Mark W. Jones `85

Audrey Cohen Sherwyn `85

Patricia I. Carrington `85

Stanley J. Kanter `68

Henry M. Siegel `59

Bruce Carswell, LL.B. `54

Deborah Bowers Kenealy `87

Seth M. Siegel `78

Robert B. Cartwright `67

Edward K. Kim `95

Thomas E. Cayten, LL.B. `67

Stanley Komaroff `58

Gilbert A. Simpkins, LL.B. `53

Jill M. Cicero `84

Henry S. Kramer `66

Gregory James Smith `72

Jack G. Clarke, LL.B. `52

John C. Lankenau, LL.B. `55

Peter G. Smith `71

Robert J.B. Lenhardt `87

Angela M. Tafur de Barco, LL.M. `93

Paul D. Tyler Diane M. Wasil-Biagianti Diana L. Weiss Mark A. Weseman Lucia J. Wolgast Marianne W. Young

1993 S. Wade Angus Richard A. Bales Timothy E. Bixler Maureen K. Bogue

Twenty-eight members wish to remain anonymous.

Walter J. Relihan Jr. `59


N. Catherine Claypoole

Jeffrey I. Abrams

Evan John Davis

Thomas E. Clement, LL.B. `59

Allison M. Alcasabas

James C. Dugan

Sally Anne Levine `73

Edward S. Cogen `60

Julie B. Friedman

Jack L. Lewis `69

Robert D. Taisey `53

Mary Ferrara Anderson

Peter A. Cooper `57

Paige S. Anderson

Peter K. Grose

Thomas A. Little `79

Allan R. Tessler, LL.B. `63

Stephen G. Crane `63

Joel C. Haims

Alan S. Lockwood `78

Paul K. Trause `74

Kathryn Cameron Atkinson

John C. De Wolfe `68

M. Anthony Vaida, LL.B. `64

William A. Barrett

Gregory G. Marshall

Alvin D. Lurie, LL.B. `44

Karl J. Ege `72

Richard P. McCaffrey

Robert E. Madden `69

William J. vanden Heuvel `52

Susan E. Cancelosi

Eric B. Fastiff `95

Matthew J. Oppenheim

M. Carr Ferguson, LL.B. `54

Benjamin Mason Meier, J.D./LL.M. `01

Fredrick G. Van Riper `52

Jacqueline Duval David F. Foster-Koth

John Pak

Joel M. Finkelstein, LL.B. `64

Robert C. Miller, LL.B. `65

Richard E. Wallach `69

Robert B. Funk

Pilar S. Parducci

E. Terry Warren `56

Neal N. Peterson

Robert Fish, M.B.A. `70/J.D. `71

Jon C. Minikes `62

Cornelius Goetze

David S.C. Mulchinock `70

Robert A. Warwick `73

Gwendolyn J. Gray

Anthony B. Radin

Alan R. Fridkin `70

Sally Hopkins Mulhern `82

Roger J. Weiss `64

Daniel P. Greenbaum

David C. Robinson

Mark W. Frisbie `78

John M. Newman `59

Michael D. White `70

Christina Pak Hanratty

C. Randolph Ross

Marcia H. Wishengrad `60

Daniel A. Shacknai

Lance Stewart Gad, J.D. `70/M.B.A. `71

Joan I. Oppenheimer `71

William L. Hoffman

Clara T. Yager, LL.B. `49

Rebecca Karen Kramnick

Thomas Edward Skilton

Steven E. Gaylor `83

Douglas M. Parker, LL.B. `58

Winston K. C. Lam

Linda J. Slamon

Norman H. Geil `75

Benjamin G. Lombard

Todd D. Thibodo

Eileen Dennis GilBride `83

Patrick R. McCabe

Edward D. Totino

Jeffrey S. Miller

Wendy Samuelson Winick

Jerome F. Goldberg, M.B.A. `63/J.D. `64

W. Timothy Miller

Sujata Yalamanchili

Steven Michael Nadel

B. Dale Goodfriend Jr., LL.B. `63 Susan L. Gordon `76

Daniel J. Wagner `83

Jason E. Pearl `56

Karen E. Yates `96

Pamela Marie Pearson `82

Joseph M. Zanetta `78

Peter Nicholas Perretti `56 Mark A. Pfeiffer `75 Michael Donato Pinnisi `85 Robert C. Platt `76 Stephen A. Ploscowe, LL.B. `65


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Ingrid Sorensen

Stephanie E. Holland

Nancy Ellen Hay

Ahmad F. Assegaf

Pedro Urdaneta-Benitez

Ariane M. Horn

Jason Makar Hill

Phoebe Bennett

Susan A. Woolf

Alan V. Kartashkin

Monica Lewis Johnson

Todd A. Bowers

Akiko Nakatani Yoong

Jennifer C. Kuhn

Tamara H. Kassabian

Suzanne M. Brown

Dominic K. I. Yoong

Douglas S. Pelley

Tomihisa Kato

Thomas Alan Brown

James D. Young

Steven M. Rosefsky

Ruth Ann Keene

Douglas J. Crisman Darrel R. Davison Beth D. Diamond Carol E. Didget Pomfret Haseena J. Enu Roberto Finzi Gabriel Garcia-Angeli Deborah B. Goldman Bradley J. Johnston Julie H. Jones Michael I. Kanovitz

1995 Seth P. Berman Pascal Bine Meredith A. Burns Susan D. Duffy Eric B. Fastiff Hollis S. French Jackson B. R. Galloway William Gottlieb Caroline Hahn

Charles A. Samuelson

Denise A. Lazar

Robert A. Shapiro

Anita J. Lee

Henry P. Ting

Eugene Y. Lee

Ronald James Turiello Jr.

Katherine J. Ma

Edward F. Ughetta

Kelly M. Mann

David C. Wang

Edward D. McCutcheon

Patricia J. Warth

Ayanna J. Mckay

Sarah Hinman Whittle

Elaine B. Murphy

Adam Marc Wolfe

Mark E. Papadopoulos

Karen E. Yates

Anthony R. Penny


Matthew J. Klaben

Margret M. Caruso

Thomas J. Lang

Jason Zac Christman

Richard Fernan Ledee

Thomas William Colomb

Riccardo A. Leofanti

Suzette W. Derrevere

Lee E. Samuelson

Maria Elena MirandaDelgado

Sara Dressler-Fiks

Matthew Peter Schaefer

Lisl J. Dunlop


Eduardo Moel-Modiano

David E. Schwartz

Les D. Gorman

Sarah L. Beuning

William E. Reynolds

Jared T. Greisman

Andrew W. Bonekemper

Igor Roitburg

Gretchen A. Johanns

Yoon Y. Choo

Gary Rozenshteyn

Daniel T. Kiely

Adam M. Chud

Patrick James Shea

Kazunori Kirihara

Andrew L. Spring

Marc E. Mangum

Shelley Detwiller DiGiacomo

Diane J. Stoeberl

Eric H. Mosier

Elisa J. Erlenbach Maas

Glenn S. Walter

Brian J. Lucey Sandra Theresa Parga Patrick J. Rao R. Kent Roberts

Michael R. Weissmann

Robert A. Fisher

Stephen B. Reynolds

John L. Whittle

Julie F. Rosefsky

Sara Fowler Getsay


David M. Rosen

Michael C. Graziano

William Burlingham Bain

Sigmund David Schutz

Charlotte Thebaud Hemr

Kristin D. Thompson

Thomas D. Horan

Frederick R. Ball

Carol A. Timm

James Kim

Jonathan M. Brand

Eric D. Yordy

Kevin T. Kong

David Gibbons Jr. Joel R. Grosberg

1998 Ana Lizza V. Acena Jeffrey A. Brill Geoffrey G. B. Brow Audrey W. Ellis Michelle Gill

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William H. Verhelle

Joshua E. Friedman

Michael Jay Feldman


James H. Steigerwald

Christian O. Nagler

Christopher K. Dalrymple


Daniel C. Savitt Jason A. Schroder

David Jay Wermuth

Teresa M. Bruce


Angela R. Rehm

Matthew Sawyer Hirshfield

Mark B. Langdon

Kate Mitchell Melissa N. Moody Ann B. Mulcahy Jason E. Murtagh Shartsi K. Musherure Daniel M. Perry

James A. Roberts

Sanjeet Malik

Craig Neal Yankwitt

Shaun M. Simmons

Robert James Mincemoyer

Karen Apollo Ziman

Eric M. Swedenburg

Rain L. Minns

Ryoichi Tsukakoshi

Matthew E. Morningstar

Jamie P. Wiseman

Tony K. Mou

2000 Erin K. Ardale-Koeppel Sara A. Berg Carl F. Berglind Meghan Frei Berglind Chia-Heng Chen Patryk J. Chudy Gabriela Cordo Collette B. Cunningham Heather L. Daly Joshua S. Eisenberg

Daniel F. Mulvihill John L. Paik Valerie Ann Phillips Christal A. Sheppard Adam J. Siegel Joseph E. Simpson Alison M. Spada Karina Yasmine York Sturman Ivana Vujic Erik B. Weinick Robin M. Wolpert Guohua Wu

2003 Meghan M. Brosnahan Jimmy Chatsuthiphan Kamilla A. Chaudhery

Sarah B. Reigle

Jesse M. Dubow

Adam L. Rosen

William Feldman

Don R. Sommerfeldt

Katherine S. Cheng


Andrew M. Dornbusch

Jordan Andrew Ast

Ellen Eagen

Joshua R. Buhler

David G. Gamble

James S. Buino

Christopher Blake Harwood

Thomas A. Carnrike

Robert Gordon Knaier

Kenny C. Chao

Erin S. Kubota

Christopher G. Clark

Audra M. Lewton

Carrie E. Davenport

Terence Hayden McGuire

Benjamin Davidson

Rodrigo F. Nascimento

Abigail L. Deering

Keith Palumbo

Harrison L. Denman

Jung S. Hahm


Alethea K. Rebman

Jamie M. Flynn

Fu-Shan Hsiao

Troy T. Clough

Michelle L. Rosen

David M. Glad

John J. W. Inkeles

Timothy Cornell

Marc J. Scheiner

Emily Lauren Gold

Brendan R. Kalb

Angelique Crain

Jeffrey S. Siegel

Christopher M. Golden

Kevin C. Klein

Christina N. Davilas

David R. Singh

Mark T. Lembke

J. Michael Diaz

Stephanie L. Sweitzer

Elizabeth Molly Banzuly Golden

M. Keith Lipscomb

Karolena Johnson Diaz

Emanuel Tsourounis II

Eric B. Offei-Addo

Daniel M. Duval

John Vukelj

D. Justin Griffith

Sheryl L. Sandridge

Heidi L. Gunst

Stacey Leece Vukelj

Shamoil T. Shipchandler

Martin F. Gusy

Cassidy D. Waskowicz

Gabriel J. Steffens

Allison Marie Harlow-Fumai

Atsushi Yamada

Stacy Smith Walsh

Kendra A. Hart

Arjuna U. Weerasinha

Bryan R. Le Blanc

M. Brent Yarborough

2001 Asya S. Alexandrovich Katherine E. Bell Jeffrey M. Beyer Nancy A. Bruington Erin E. Buzuvis Bethany A. Centrone Christopher C. Dumper Ijeoma N. Ekwueme-Okoli Shana A. Elberg Ingrid K. Houghton David Ross Koeppel Sonya H. Lee

Lauren H. Lezak Delilah S. Lorenz John M. Magliery Gabriel S. Meyer Kimberly G. Miller Ryan N. Norwood Yong Chul Park Michael Satin Aimee N. Soucie Michael R. Tollini Deborah Alexandra Vennos Elizabeth Mazzagetti Waggoner Jimmy A. Wang

2004 Julie B. Adams I. Kristine Bergstrom Justin M. Cernansky Jennifer Grace Cooper Navoneel Dayanand

Daniel C. Freed David Q. Gacioch Sonosuke Kamiya Linda Liinve Lavache Robert J. Lavache John P. Marston Bradford P. Maxwell Allison R. O’Neill

Harris S. Freier Parveet S. Gandoak Susannah Geltman Dehao Huang Carey J. Huff Unekuojo Idachaba Simon P. Izaret Marc A. Lewinstein Amelia R. Lister-Sobotkin Yi Liu Karina J. Martin David J. Miller Jacqueline M. Moessner Timothy Nestler Abigail Lauer Roughton Joseph C. Storch

Philip I. Haspel

Kandice Stetson Thorn

Dana Edward Hill

Tyler W. Thorn

Abby Schwartz Johnston


Lara M. Kroop

Dorothy P. F. Bullard Moya

Jonathan L. Manders

Praphrut Chatprapachai

Francesca L. Miceli

Andrew C. Compton

Donna A. Pagano

Theresa L. Concepcion

Deanna N. Pihos

Alfred Louis Fatale III

Douglas K. Schnell

Jed F. Feldman

Brandon B. Smith

Adam B. Gasthalter

Mark J. Wuellner

Sathya S. Gosselin

Rachel A. Yuen

Sarah M. Gragert


Wei Han

Kelly Pellicci Bachman

Elizabeth A. Hanks

Abigail K. Diaz-Pedrosa Aristides Diaz-Pedrosa

David James Fisher William E. Fork

Timothy R. Bachman

Brandon A. Jonas

Michael J. Baker

Shuhui Kwok

Jeffrey Bank

Sheila Lavu

Benjamin David Bleiberg

Youngro Lee

Damian R. Cavaleri

Dan T. Moss

Sara Coelho

Andrew E. Nieland

Jenny Hsu Dubow

Miles D. Norton

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Justin D. Pfeiffer

Steven P. Nonkes

Nancy K. Picknally

Renee Margaux Pristas

D. Alan Rosinus

Mervin Ashley Alexander Garry

William Raymond Garthwaite

Pakakrong Sritongsook

Britt Condell Hamilton

Adam M. Smith

Sarah R. Travis

Andrew Scott Kaplan

Antony Philip Falconer Gemmell

Jonathan B. Strom

Michael Alan Zuckerman

Evan Magruder

Tamaron Dawn Greene

James Robert Nault

Danielle Alexandra Grunwald

Courtney A. Welshimer Mor Wetzler

Chizoba Joi Ekemam

Breanne E. Atzert

Eleanor R. Farrell

Timothy H. Birnbaum

Daniel Seth Fischler

Cecelia Rene Cannon

Anna Elizabeth Friedberg

Daniel L. Clausen

Jesse Tyler Horn

Lucia Cucu

Agnetha Elizabeth Jacob

Katherine M. Duglin

Leslie C. Schulze Sonali Shahi Jeremy Sokol Smith Matthew Stephen Smith Yihan Zang

Louis Henry Guard Charles Michael Guzak Sarah Ruth Hack Golnoosh Hakimdavar Kerry Anne Harnett James Byron Hicks Angela L. Hoffman

Thomas Philip Kurland


Barbie Paiyin Hsu Jian Hu

Benjamin Christopher Litchfield

Erin Beth Agee

Susan Jahangiri

Mark Andrew Lotito

Heena Ali

Hiba Kazim

Yosef Ibrahimi

Yubo Lu

Raquel Olivia Alvarenga

Omair Muzaffar Khan

Zhenyu Jiang

Colin Richard Murray

Anne Marie Bossart

Elizabeth Sung Kyung Kim

Joshua M. Kalish

Ibrahim Mohammed Nazif

Thomas William Cantore

Matthew Charles Kuipers

Amanda J. Klopf

Julie Bendix Rubenstein

Michael Edward Casas

Kosuke Maetani

Maria N. Lennox

Ashley Ann Vincent

Lucy Scott Clippinger

James M. C. McHale

Colin Campbell Macdonald

Allison Michele Wilson

Alali Dagogo-Jack

Jonathan Paul Mehta

Matthew Edward Danforth

Joelle Ashley Mervin

Maegan Elizabeth Deare

Catherine Elizabeth Milne

Gabriel Alejandro de Corral

Rebecca Morrow

Julia Dobtsis

Christopher Francis Nenno

Randall Brett Dorf

Carolyn L. Nguyen

Amy E. Garber

Diana Escuder Quarry Sarah Taylor Runnells Charles Stern Angela C. Winfield

2009 Adeola N. Adejobi Tyler Barnett Robb Patrick Barrett Peter N. Cunningham Kristina Geraghty Grimshaw Jennifer A. Hall Joshua Seymour Jacobs Joseph H. Jolly Il Ho Lee Quinton D. Lucas Douglas W. Mishkin Derrick F. Moore

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James Schlessinger Ross

Jonathan Dekoven Grossberg

Barry Patrick O’Connell


John Zachary Oldak

1 gift is Anonymous

Lisa M. Newstrom


Sharice L. Davids


Claudene Marshall



2 0 11 Rubina Ali Jason Carey Beekman David Carlson Pooja Bharat Faldu Matthew Thomas Farrell Clark Andrew Freeman

Ann Marie Eisenberg

Margaret K. O’Leary

LaShawnda E. Elliott

Emily B. Pickering

Danielle Rebecca Frank

Jason Matthew Pierce

Angel Prado

Nicholas Joseph Karasimas

Sarah Elizabeth Pruett

Omar Ibrahim Khashaba

Michael Murray Shaw

Earl Alexander Kirkland

Da Yoon Shin

Jocelyn Alyssa Krieger

Sara Elizabeth Stinson

Andrew Scott Levine

Rodman W. Streicher

Ilya Leyvi

John Sun

Anders Linderot

Benjamin William Tettlebaum

Hahn L. Liu Jenny Geejay Liu

Alexander Ian Ziccardi

Victor Lopez Jr.


Steven J. Madrid

Adam R. Augusiak-Boro

Suzy Price Marinkovich

Joachim Daniel Bakey

David W. McBride

Brenda Beauchamp

Ashley Elizabeth McGovern

Diana Christine Biller

Patrick Claude Meson

Cheryl Leanne Blake

Randy Leonardo Moonan

Brandon Michael Bodnar

John E. Mucha

Sarah Breslow

Heather Elyse Murray

Melissa Cabrera

Adam Lee Olin

Andrew Buckley Cashmore

Mariloly Orozco

Jessica Grace Cauley

Joshua E. Peary

Marihug Paloma Cedeno

Kate Powers

Alice Kim Choo

Karina Lynn Pulec James Pyo

Tyler Clarke Zachary Leon Coffelt Anthony Ray Collins Katharine Irene Connaughton

Rebecca Quan Joseph Lee Reutiman Dunia Rkein Brittany Danielle Ruiz

D O N O R H O N O R R O L L , F I S C A L Y E A R 2 0 13 — B Y G I V I N G L E V E L

Donors are listed at specific giving levels (as indicated) alphabetically by surname. Every attempt has been made to confirm the accuracy of this list, which reports cash gifts only during the 2013 fiscal year, i.e., from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013, inclusive, and reflects gifts to Cornell Law School only. If your name should appear and does not, please write to the Cornell Law School Development Office at Room 260, Myron Taylor Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14853 or email In keeping with the style guidelines of Cornell Law Forum, please note that the J.D. degree is indicated by class year only, unless it is part of a Cornell joint degree, i.e., J.D./M.B.A. Please note also that Cornell University undergraduate degrees are not noted for graduates of Cornell Law School. Cornell degrees earned by spouses of Law School alumni are noted by degree name and year of conferral.

$10 0 ,0 0 0 o r m o r e Estate of Mary Alyce Kirschner Estate of William H. Simpson William J. vanden Heuvel `52 Jia Zhu `92 & Ruyin R. Ye, M.S. `90, Ph.D. `92 Atlantic Philanthropies Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Kasowitz 2011 Charitable Lead Annuity Trust

Pablo Daniel Ruiz

$ 2 5 ,0 0 0 - $ 9 9 , 9 9 9

Charlotte Suzanne Davis

Edward Sampa

Stephen W. Arent

Christopher Dickson

Johanna Sanchez

Bernard S. Berkowitz `56

Geoffrey Davis Cramton

Xue Dong

Lisa A. Schmidt

Franci J. Blassberg `77 &

Alexander Jerome Douglas

Thomas Schultz

Joseph L. Rice III

Elaina Lucila Emerick

Eliad Shapiro

Martin R. Byman `83 &

Chris Engler

Matthew William Stichinsky

Margaret E. Samson `83

Katherine Evangeline Ensler

Mari Catherine Stonebraker

William J. Casazza `85

Courtney E. Finerty

Sara Brady Tomezsko

Clever H. Gallegos

Chukwudi A. Udeogalanya

Cynthia Cristina Galvez

Tiina Elisa Vaisanen

Brantley Austin Hawkins

Shu Wei

Sarah Jane Heim

Jeffrey L. Wiener

Victor J. Paci `80 & Jennifer Miller Paci `80

Neil V. Getnick `78 & Margaret J. Finerty `78

Marshall C. Phelps Jr. `69

Michelle Gill `98 & Brian Davis K. Robert Hahn `48

Stephen Craig Robinson `84 Frederic A. Rubinstein, LL.B. `55

Scott M. Hand `69

David L. Russo `85 & Mary Gail Gearns `85

Yvette Harmon `69

Frank L. Schiff `84

Stuart Jay Hendel `83 & Leslie Hendel

John M. Schwolsky `85

Estate of Jean B. Hesby

Arthur M. Siskind `62 & Mary Ann Siskind

James J. Hill `91

Robert D. Taisey `53

Valerie Ford Jacob `78 & Charles R. Jacob III, Esq.

Mark A. Underberg `81 & Diane Englander

Arnold Stephen Jacobs, LL.B. `64 & Ellen K. Jacobs, A.B. `63, M.Ed. `64

Francis S. L. Wang `72 & Laura Young

Peter A. Joseph `74, &

Michael I. Wolfson, LL.B. `67 & Dr. Ellen N. Wolfson

Elizabeth H. Scheuer

Arent Charitable Foundation

Jack G. Clarke, LL.B `52

Craig B. Klosk `84 & Patricia Kallett, B.S. `82

The Dallas Foundation

Kevin M. Clermont & Emily L. Sherwin

William F. Lee, J.D./ M.B.A. `76

Robert B. Diener `82 & Michelle Sainer Diener

Jack L. Lewis `69 & Barbara B. Lewis, B.S. `65, M.A.T. `67

Jessica Liat Hittelman

Hailong Xia

Tamara Yael Hoflejzer

Olesia A. Zakon

David J. Furman `86 & Gail H. Furman

Chloe Xue Jiang

Zachary Paul Zuniga

John J. Gallagher `72

Joanne Kang

George G. Gellert `63 & Barbara R. Gellert

David S. Litman `82 Norma Grace Meacham `77 Mark D. Nozette `74

ExxonMobil Foundation Jewish Communal Fund of New York Mori, Hamada, and Matsumoto New York Community Trust Nozette Foundation Proskauer Rose

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Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving

Herbert D. Feinberg `50 & Ruth Feinberg, B.S. `50

The Shoff Foundation

Jeffrey Scott Feld `83 & Katherine P. Ward Feld, M.B.A. `82/J.D. `83

Stephen and Mary Birch Foundation The Wang Family Foundation

$10 ,0 0 0 - $2 4 ,999 Thomas Tilley Adams `57 Charles Michael Adelman `73 & Deborah Gerard Adelman, B.S. `71, M.S. `74 Kevin J. Arquit `78 & Margi Arquit Marion Bachrach `77 & Jonathan Dick Charles A. Beach `73 & Jane L. Beach, M.A.T. `68 Thomas J. Benz `75 Joseph A. Calabrese `81 Scott B. Chernoff, B.S. `88 Thomas W. Christopher `84 James M. Coombe `84 Stephen G. Crane `63 & Dr. Elaine F. Crane, A.B. `61 Lois L. Crissey `47 Estate of Nelson C. Doland Jr., LL.B. `42 Robert Alan DuPuy `73 & Edith DuPuy Charles P. Eddy III `70 & Brenda Eddy

Michael Jeffrey Foster `78 & Elizabeth Karen Foster, B.S. `76 Lance Stewart Gad, J.D. `70/M.B.A. `71 Bruce P. Garren `80 & Katherine L. Garren Eric Steven Goldstein `83 Marcia L. Goldstein`75 & Mark L. Goldstein, M.B.A. `75/J.D. `76

Jay Rakow `77 & Beth Rakow

The Prentice Trust

Charley F. Rechlin `71

Rakow Trust

Nathan J. Robfogel `59 & Susan S. Robfogel `67

Sheldon T. Shoff Rev. Trust

Thomas M. Roche `73 & Carol A. Roche

$ 5 ,0 0 0 - $ 9 , 9 9 9 1 gift is Anonymous

Malcolm I. Ross `75 & Phyllis Richter

Ahmad F. Assegaf, LL.M. `94

Kenneth A. Rubin `73

Gary L. Azorsky `83 & Jeanne A. Markey `83

Richard N. Aswad `61

Tao Bai `88 Charles H. Baker `85

Thomas J. Heiden `71

David J. Scott `78 & Marilyn A. Scott

F. Gregory Barnhart `76 & Susan L. Gordon `76

Andrew M. Short `85

Eric L. Berg `81 & Claudia Bowman Berg `81

Mark Holland `81 Thomas Charles Hutton, M.P.A. `75/J.D. `76 & Elisabeth Susan Harding `77 Thomas Maurice Jones, M.B.A. `71/J.D. `75 Burton J. Kloster Jr. `57 Daryl A. Libow `86 & Beth Wait Libow `86 Tzu-Yi Lin, LL.M. `86/J.S.D. `87 Nicholas Logothetis Mitchell A. Lowenthal `81 & Ann Zanger Lowenthal, B.S. `78 John Jay Mangan `67

Andrew R. McGaan `86 & Pamela O. McGaan, B.S. `87 Jeffrey A. Mishkin `72 John E. Moye `68 Paula J. Mueller `73 J. David Officer, M.B.A. `74/J.D. `75 & Marcia J. Wade, A.B. `74 Monica Anna Otte `78 Brian E. Pastuszenski `81 & Erin S. Pastuszenski `81

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Jephson Educational Trusts The Lance & Janiece Gad Foundation

Howard Schneider `59

Charles Matays `71 & Sherry G. Matays, A.B. `68


Rebecca L. Prentice `82 Anthony M. Radice `69 & Patricia Crown

Denise A. Hauselt `83

Richard L. Mason


ICE Clear Credit

Paul A. Salvatore `84 & Pamela F. Salvatore

Estate of Gloria Marsloe


Doris Banta Pree `46

Joel M. Simon `85 Robert A. Sperl `73 Christoph W. Stanger, LL.M. `91 C. Evan Stewart `77 & Patricia M. Stewart

Donald J. Bird `68 & Alpine D. Chandler Bird Timothy E. Bixler `93 & Kimberly Jean Bixler, A.B. `91 Daniel A. Boehnen `76

Allan R. Tessler, LL.B. `63 & Frances Goudsmit Tessler, A.B. `59

Jeffery H. Boyd `81

Kelly Mahon Tullier `92

Michael A. Brizel `80

Jay Warren Waks `71 & Harriet S. Waks

Steven C. Browne `88

Charles W. Wolfram & Nancy Wolfram Adirondack Community Trust Cornell University Foundation (UK) Corning Incorporated Foundation Edward L. Hutton Foundation FARASH Foundation Goldman Sachs Gives Greater Cincinnati Foundation The H. & R. Feinberg Family Foundation

Lawrence S. Brandman `85

Don D. Buchwald `68 Morton S. Bunis `55 & Anita B. Bunis John J. Calandra `91 Terry Calvani `72 Alejandro E. Camacho `84 & Pamela L. Rollins, J.D. `82/M.B.A. `84 Emanuel S. Cherney `77 & Meryl Cherney John W. Clarke, LL.B. `67 Robert P. Corbin `73 Cynthia L. Corliss `82 Michael Joseph Critelli & Joyce McNagny Critelli Paul A. Crotty, LL.B. `67

Robert P. Davis `78 & Jamie P. Davis, B.S. `80 Karl J. Ege `72 Philip M. Eisenberg `64 & Betsy S. Eisenberg Marjorie Ellenbogen Daniel W. Emery `80 Jeffrey S. Estabrook `83 & Lisa Luckenbach Estabrook David W. Feeney, LL.B. `63 & Elizabeth Shamel M. Carr Ferguson, LL.B. `54 & Marian N. Ferguson, M.A. `54 Steven A. Flyer `91 Richard H. Gilden `71 & Lorraine E. Gilden Marc Stuart Goldberg, LL.B. `67 & Beth Goldberg Norman Gross, LL.B. `53 & Barbara Z. Gross, B.S. `53 Sheppard A. Guryan `67 & Joan P. Guryan Harvey D. Hinman, LL.B. `65 Susan Jane Hotine `73 & John B. Dubeck, B.S. `71 Morton P. Hyman `59 Steven L. Ingerman `81 & Ellen R. Ingerman

Dr. Harold Oaklander, B.S. `52 John D. Paton, LL.M. `84 & Susan Cooper Paton `84 David R. Pedowitz, M.B.A. `82/J.D. `83 & Faith J. Pedowitz, B.S. `82 Charles Robert Peifer `85 Douglas S. Pelley `96 Louis R. Pepe `70 & Carole A. Pepe Philana W. Y. Poon `92 Rosemary Pye `74 Kathryn L. Quirk `79 & Richard A. Cooper `79 D. Neil Radey, J.D./M.B.A. `83 Bernard R. Rapoport `41 John Power Reilly `87 Thomas S. Richards `72 Rebecca Luna Robinson, B.S. `07 Arthur H. Rosenbloom, LL.B. `59 & Evelyn B. Kenvin

David Jay Wermuth `95 Michele A. Whitham `88 & Jesse A. Keefe, A.B. `71 Laura A. Wilkinson, M.B.A. `85/J.D. `86 Amgen Foundation Anna Moldrup Foundation Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund Boston Foundation

Eugene Y. Lee, LL.M. `98

David R. Schellhase `90

Paul W. Lee `76 & Mary Y. Lee

Ernest L. Schmider `82

Cyrus Mehri `88 Bruce M. Meisel `73

William H. Verhelle `98

Albert J. Millus Jr. `82 & Mary A. Walsh `82

Thomas Wachtell `58 & Esther P. Wachtell, M.A. `58

Allan G. Mutchnik `88

Richard E. Wallach `69 & Carolyn M. Wallach

David W. Ambrosia, J.D./M.B.A. `82 & Lynn Vacca Ambrosia, B.S. `79, M.B.A. `81 Alan M. Anderson, M.B.A. `81/J.D. `82 Stephen R. Angel `74 & Marcie Angel, B.S. `74

Valerie J. Armento, J.D. `77/M.R.P. `78

Dale S. Lazar `77

Pedro Urdaneta-Benitez, LL.M. `94

John Connell Altmiller `71 & Mary Jane Altmiller

The Leon Lowenstein Foundation

Roger Weiss Family Foundation

Deborah McLean `78

Jeffrey A. Brill `98

S. Wade Angus `93

Thomas A. Russo, J.D./ M.B.A. `69

Neil Underberg `52

Janet E. Bostwick `80

James E. Anklam `87

Winston K. C. Lam `92

Christopher M. Todoroff `87

Maureen K. Bogue `93

General Electric Company

Vincent S. Rospond, LL.B. `58

Henry P. Massey Jr. `68 & Amie Chang

Jennifer C. Boal `89 & Roland N. Goff `89

Critelli Family Foundation

Stanley Komaroff `58

Cathleen Cambalik Sullivan `83 & John L. Sullivan `83

Pascal Bine, LL.M. `95

Roger J. Weiss `64 & Caren Weiss

Rochester Area Community Foundation

Michael B. Margolis `79

Stephen Bermas `50

Diana L. Weiss, `91

Leonard J. Kennedy `77

David E. Schwartz `94

Edward W. Bergmann `66

Fred Weinstein `68

Charles Rosenzweig `88 & Stacy Oratz Rosenzweig, B.S. `86

Richard K. Lublin `64

Frederick R. Bellamy `79

Steven K. Weinberg, M.B.A. `70/J.D. `71 & Sharon Lawner Weinberg, A.B. `68, M.A. `70, Ph.D. `71

PJM Interconnection

Mark J. Asplund `88

Omer F. Brown `72 Robert M. Brown `71 Suzanne M. Brown `94 & Thomas Alan Brown `94 Gary F. Brownell `80 & MaryAnn Brownell Daniel J. Brownstein, LL.B. `59 Nancy A. Bruington `01 Matthew C. Bures, J.D./M.B.A. `89 Leighton R. Burns, LL.B. `58 Richard F. Burns `71 Gena Elaine Cadieux `84 Paul R. Callaway `65 A. Bruce Campbell `70

Michael K. Atkinson `91 & Kathryn Cameron Atkinson `92

Thomas Campbell `68

The Russo Family Foundation

Gary Michael Bahler `76 & Amy S. Cooper, M.A. `78

Chia-Heng Chen, LL.M. `00

Schulte Roth & Zabel

Andrew M. Baker `79

United Way of America

Frederick R. Ball `96

Urban American Partners

James Baller `72 & Marlene G. Berlin, B.S. `73,

Wahl Clipper

$1,0 0 0 - $ 4 ,999 G. Marshall Abbey `57 & Sue Abbey

R. Franklin Balotti, LL.B. `67 John H. Barber `48

Bruce Carswell, LL.B. `54

David Chizewer Adam M. Chud, M.P.S. `97/J.D. `99 & Audrey W. Ellis `98 Jill M. Cicero `84 Gerald P. Cleary `90 Thomas E. Clement, LL.B. `59

Sarah K. Abrams `84

William A. Barrett `92 & Tracey Goodson Barrett, A.B. `91

Anurag Acharya

David S. Barrie `78

Julie B. Adams `04 & William B. Adams, B.S. `01

Carol Ann Bartlett `75

Dan T. Coenen `78

Jason Carey Beekman `11

Edward Charles Coffey `73

John R. Alexander `71

Ben T. Clements `89 & Cindy Cuba Clements `88 David F. Clossey `68

Edward S. Cogen `60

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Daniel C. Cohn `78 & Donna L. Tesiero, A.B. `76 Bruce M. Cormier `82 T. Thomas Cottingham `76 Robert N. Cowen `72 Ralph E. Cromwell Jr. `81 John D. Currivan `78 James Wilson Dabney `79 Edward M. Davidowitz, LL.B. `59 Harry D. Day `73 Neil M. Day, LL.B. `63 Robert F. DeBerardine, J.D. `83 James A. Dement Jr. `72 David L. Dephtereos `79 & Marjorie Burnett Dephtereos `79 Rudolph De Winter, LL.B. `53 Thomas H. DeWitt `69 Thomas F. Dibianca `78 Thomas A. Dickerson, J.D./M.B.A. `73 Martin E. Dollinger, LL.B. `66 & Rona B. Dollinger `65 John J. D’Onofrio `76 Andrew M. Dornbusch `03 Matthew J. Dowd `68 Steven E. Ducommun `86 & Carol F. Ducommun, B.S. `79, M.B.A. `85 James C. Dugan `93

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Les D. Gorman, M.B.A. `96/J.D. `97 & Stephanie Gorman

Lynn W. L. Fahey `70

Margaret Gaffney Graf `73 & Allan Graf

Eric B. Fastiff `95

Lynda Jacobs Grant `82

Todd A. Feinsmith `91

Jonathan Scott Green `81

Margaret Felts

William Ivan Greenbaum `76 & Elyse Gellman Greenbaum, A.B. `78

Jack E. Fernandez Jr. `89 Thomas Alfred Fink `59 & Janet Katz Fink, A.B. `59 Roberto Finzi `94 Stefan P. Ford `85 & Elizabeth J. Ford, M.B.A. `86/J.D. `87 Christina Mesires Fournaris `91 & Dean T. Fournaris `91

Eric F. Greenberg `83 Clifford M. Greene `76 & Karyn M. Greene, A.B. `75 Gary A. Greenfield `74 Alfred Clyde Groff `75 & Lynne H. Groff

Debra Cohen Frank `77 &

Theodore M. Grossman `74 & Linda S. Grossman, B.S. `72

Barry Frank

Caroline Hahn `95

Lloyd Frank `50 & Beatrice S. Frank `53

Samuel A. Halaby Jr., LL.B. `66

Samuel Frankenheim, LL.B. `59 & Nina M. Frankenheim

Joseph W. Haley, LL.B. `63

Marc A. Franklin, LL.B. `56 Donald R. Frederico `79 Marianne Furfure `78

Stephen Peter Harbeck `73 & Judith F. Harbeck `73 Allison Marie Harlow-Fumai `02 & Kevin M. Fumai William J. Haubert `91 James Reid Haug Jr. `89 David Hecker `73 & Judith A. Hecker `73 Charlotte Thebaud Hemr `99 Gilbert Henoch, LL.B. `58 Michael E. High `83 & Elizabeth Travis High `84 Charles F. Hildebrand, M.B.A. `79/J.D. ‘80 Matthew Sawyer Hirshfield `95 Andrew J. Hollander `91 & Dorothy A. Frank, A.B. `84 John E. Holobinko `67 Catherine C. Hood `87 Suzanne M. Horenstein Segal `87 Ingrid K. Houghton `01 Dehao Huang, LL.M. `06 David R. Hughes `72 Robert J. Hunt `68 Ward W. Ingalsbe Jr. `58 John Joseph William Inkeles `00

Johannes K. Gabel `82

J. Bruce Ipe, LL.B. `63 &

Jonathan E. Gaines, LL.B. `67

Leslie H. Jacobson `76

David Dunn `78 & Catherine C. Dunn

Joseph D. Garrison Jr. `68 Robert S. Getman `81

Barbara Sheldon Dwyer

Terence F. Gilheany, LL.B. `63 & Juliana F. Gilheany

John R. Dwyer `81

John Gilmore

Susan Warshaw Ebner `80 & Eugene Mark Ebner

Paul Leonard Gioia, LL.B. `65

Jon R. Eggleston `71

Frank Giso III `75

Odessa S. Elliott

Jerome F. Goldberg, M.B.A. `63/J.D. `64

Dwight W. Ellis III `68


Mark L. Evans `68

Gabriel GarciaAngeli `94

Roy C. Durling `86


Elisa J. Erlenbach Maas `99

Christopher C. Dumper `01

Gerald F. Durkin Jr. `79 & Eileen Durkin


E. Eric Elmore `89

Ruth A. Ipe

Debra Ann James `78 Klaus H. Jander `64 W. Garth Janes `83 & Nancy F. Janes `84 Jeff H. Jarkow `88 Zhenyu Jiang `08 Kenneth D. Johnson `68 Theodore Charles Jonas `91 Alfred C. Jones III `69

Janet Steel Mishkin `72

Candace A. Ridgway `87

Richard J. Sinnott `73

John C. Lapinski `73

Steven J. Molitor `87 & Kelly S. Molitor `88

R. Kent Roberts `94 & Sujata Yalamanchili `93

Deborah A. Skakel `83 & Joel A. Chernov `83

Brant M. Laue `86

David K. Moody `91

Thomas Edward Skilton `93

Frank E. Lawatsch Jr. `69 & Deanna Lawatsch, B.S. `69

Thomas R. Moore `75

George Constantine Rockas, J.D./M.B.A. `84 & Evelyn Limberakis Rockas

Elizabeth Storey Landis, LL.B. `48

Robert L. Lee `81 Kenneth A. Lefkowitz `83 & Jacqueline B. Lefkowitz, A.B. `82

Julie H. Jones `94

Riccardo A. Leofanti `95

H. Frank Kadlubowski

Richard A. Levao `73

Louis Kahn, LL.B. `66 Paul T. Kalinich, LL.B. `57 James W. Kambas, LL.B. `64 & Sylvia G. Kambas Akimitsu Kamori, LL.M. `87 Michael I. Kanovitz `94 & Dana M. Kanovitz Eugene Neal Kaplan `73 Robert A. Karin `78 Alan V. Kartashkin `96 Gilbert Katz `53 Patrick W. Kelley `83 John J. Kelly III `74 & Suedeen Gibbons Kelly `76 Daniel T. Kiely `97 & Gretchen A. Johanns `97 Gerald M. Kleinbaum `58 Jeffrey A. Klopf `73 & Dorothy C. Klopf, A.B. `71, M.A. `74, Ph.D. `75 Spencer R. Knapp `75 & Barbara E. Cory `76

M. Joseph Levin, LL.B. `65 Mela Lew `86 Stephen R. Lewinstein, LL.B. `67 Elizabeth Lewis Thaddeus J. Lewkowicz `80 Matthew L. Lifflander `57 Jack Linville Thomas A. Little `79 Yi Liu `06 Andrew M. Low `76 Charles S. Lozow `86 Andrew H. Lynette `73 & Ellen H. Lynette Stanley Mailman `52 Sanjeet Malik `01 Lawernce K. Marks `82

Tony K. Mou `01

Frederick W. Rose `60 & Judith A. Rose

William F. Murphy `78

Richard M. Rosenbaum `55

Jerry L. Smith, LL.B. `63

John A. Nadas `76

Edward Andrew Rosic Jr., M.B.A. `82/J.D. `83

Theresa A. Smith `85

C. Randolph Ross `93

W. Mark Smith `80

Jeffrey K. Ross `76 & Nancy Ross

William B. Smith `80

Steven D. Needle, J.D./M.B.A. `72 Philip H. Newman `81 Nestor Michael Nicholas, LL.B. `64 Charles L. Nickerson `63 Catheryn Cree Obern, M.S. `81, Ph.D. `87 & Richard F. Robinson Duncan W. O’Dwyer `63 Martin William O’Toole `86 John L. Paik `01 Ronald R. Papa `79

Steven Andrew Sanders `71

Terence J. Pell `81 &

Timothy J. Schmitt, LL.B. `66

Pia DeSantis Pell

John P. Schnitker `77

Anthony F. Phillips, LL.B. `62

Andrew J. Schroder III, LL.B. `62

L. Lee Phillips `59

Peter A. Marx, J.D./M.B.A. `68 & Barbara K. Marx

James R. Pickett `68

Jonathan I. Mayblum `87

David A. Pierce `92

Steven Terry Kolyer `81

J. Stewart McLaughlin, LL.B. `62

Mae M. Pouget

Michael J. Meagher `82

Clarence D. Rappleyea `62

David L. Metzler `71

Barry W. Rashkover `86

John E. Meurling `70

Barry Reder `69 &

H. Theodore Meyer `62

Ann Reder

Martin Karl Miller, LL.B. `63 & Edith Y. Miller

John W. Reed, LL.B. `42

Robert James Mincemoyer `01 & Ivana Vujic, J.D./LL.M. `01

Richard A. Ruffer Jr. `90 & Maria L. Ruffer, B.Arch. `87

Ernest T. Patrikis `68

Wendie M. Ploscowe, A.B. `65

Matthew W. Lampe `89

Jerold R. Ruderman `67 & Terry Jane Ruderman, A.B. `66, M.A.T. `67

Bradley K. Sabel `75

Martin T. McCue

Frederick B. Lacey `48

Martin Rubashkin `56 & Charlotte S. Rubashkin, B.S. `55

John L. Sander `80

Howard S. Koh `89

Rex S. Kuwasaki `54

Ira I. Roxland `67

Richard A. Parr `82

Helaine Knickerbocker `51

Harold A. Kurland `76

Faust Frank Rossi `60

Pilar S. Parducci `93

Stephen A. Ploscowe, LL.B. `65 &

Clinton A. Krislov `74 & Dale A. Krislov

Gregory James Smith `72

Maureen Ann Murphy `84

Paul D. McConville `70 & Mary McConville, B.S. `70

Henry Herbert Korn, A.B. `68 & Ellen S. Korn, B.S. `68

Brian R. Smith `85

Robert J. Regan `82 & Cynthia S. Clark `82

Stanley Schwartz `69 Sigmund S. Semon `62 & Bonnie L. Semon, B.S. `63 Joseph L. Serafini `67 Richard Allen Setterberg `77 Stuart R. Shamberg `53

Ira N. Smith, LL.B. `63

Richard L. Smith `71

David R. Snyder `74 Stephen M. Snyder, M.P.A. `71/J.D. `72 Aimee N. Soucie `02 Thomas J. Spellman III `90 Andrew J. Stamelman `83 Andrew J. Starrels, J.D. `85/M.R.P. `86 Susan Cobb Stewart M.D. `66 John H. Stuart `80 Eric M. Swedenburg `99 Lawrence J. Swire `63 Jose E. Taboada, J.S.D. `76 Lewis C. Taishoff, LL.B. `66 Bernard Tannenbaum `53 & Bernice B. Tannenbaum, A.B. `52 Susan M. Tarr, A.B. `72 & Christopher S. Tarr `73 Theodore W. Tashlik, LL.B. `64 Stephen L. Tatum Alan R. Taxerman `79 Debra H. Taylor `90

Robert A. Shapiro, J.D./ LL.M. `96

Leonard B. Terr `75

William M. Shiland Jr. `83

Henry P. Ting `96 &

John D. Sigel `80 & Sally Carrothers Reid `79 Marlys Silver Charles A. Simmons, LL.B. `61 & Faith Simmons Shaun M. Simmons `99

Meredith A. Burns `95 Michael T. Tomaino, LL.B. `62 Brian F. Toohey `69 David R. Toraya `86 Edward D. Totino `93

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Ronald James Turiello Jr. `96 & Margret M. Caruso `97 Fredrick D. Turner `63

Jonathan M. Weld `67

Clifford Chance U.S.

Shearman & Sterling

Andrew N. Wells `79

Colorado Insurance Counselors

Sidley Austin

Charles J. Urstadt, LL.B. `53

Richard C. Wesley `74 & Kathryn R. Wesley

M. Anthony Vaida, LL.B. `64

Scott E. Willoughby `88

David E. Vann Jr. `90

Alan S. Wilmit `88

John Vukelj `03 & Stacey Leece Vukelj `03

Douglas R. Wright `78

Community Foundation of New Jersey Consulate General of Mexico

Guohua Wu `01

David and Margery Inkeles Charitable Foundation

Steven R. Wall `83

George Bruce Yankwitt, LL.B. `67

Debevoise & Plimpton

Daniel Russell Waltcher `89 & Barri Gordon Waltcher `89

Dominic K. I. Yoong `94 & Akiko Nakatani Yoong `94

Glenn S. Walter `95

Marianne W. Young `91 & James D. Young `94

Jeffrey E. Wacksman `85

Victor Alan Warnement `83 E. Terry Warren `56 & D. C. Warren, A.B. `52 Robert A. Warwick, M.B.A. `72/J.D. `73

Albert J. Zangrilli Jr. `72 Charles R. Zeh `69 Michael Alan Zuckerman `09 & Megan Belkin Zuckerman, B.S. `06

Ernst & Young Foundation The Foundation for the Jewish Federation Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson G. W. Cadbury Charitable Trust Goldberg Kohn Foundation Goldman Sachs Group Humana Jill M. Cicero & Associates Johnson & Johnson JP Morgan Charitable Trust Latham & Watkins Leslie H. Jacobson Foundation The Linville Family Foundation Lorillard Tobacco Company Melinda and William J. vanden Heuvel Foundation Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

Diane M. WasilBiagianti `91 & Michael V. Rovere `91 Joel Weinstein `81 & Deborah Eisen Weinstein `82 Lee I. Weintraub `70 & Teresa V. F. Weintraub Edward Weiss `53




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Aetna Ameriprise Financial The Associated: Baltimore Jewish Boeing Company Brown Brothers Harriman Bucknell University ChevronTexaco Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom Sullivan & Cromwell Tashlik Family Charitable Foundation Thompson & Knight United Technologies United Way of Metro Chicago The Urstadt Conservation Foundation Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program Weil Gotshal & Manges Ziffren Brittenham Zuckerman Family Foundation

$500 - $999 Ralph Frank Abbott Jr. `73 & Anne Marie Abbott Jeffrey I. Abrams `92 Allison M. Alcasabas `92 David Alan Ast `72 & Paula Ast Brock J. Austin `76 Richard D. Avil Jr. `74 Patricia Ann Baity `78 & John Cooley Baity Robert F. Bakemeier `82

Nixon Peabody

Jeffrey Bank `06

Occidental Petroleum Charitable Foundation

Evalyn Basloe `65 & Joseph S. Basloe `66

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

John Charles Begley, LL.B. `67

The PepsiCo Foundation Pierce Law Group PriceWaterhouseCoopers Raphael D. & Francine Friedlander Foundation Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund San Francisco Foundation

William M. Bellamy Jr., M.B.A. `58/J.D. `59 & Nancy Bellamy Sara A. Berg `00 & D. Justin Griffith `00 Andrew Berger `69 & Emily Berger, A.B. `68 David R. Birk `72 David B. Blair `89 & Bernice May Blair `89

DEAN’S SPECIAL LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE The Dean’s Special Leadership Committee is essential to the fundraising initiatives of Cornell Law School. In respect and gratitude for the time, energy, and work they have devoted to helping us achieve our goals, we recognize them here.

Jacob A. Bloom `66 Lorene J. Bow `52 Robert Adams Boyd, LL.B. `55 Laura L. Bozek `91 John K. Bradley `88 Clarke W. Brinckerhoff `68 Kevin R. Brocks `80 James M. Broderick `90 & Karen A. Johnson `90 R. Brian Brodrick `81 Lisa Bronson `82 Rodney A. Brown `75 Steven P. Buffone `83 Joseph B. Buonanno, M.B.A. `88/J.D. `89 Richard M. Buxbaum, LL.B. `52 & Catherine B. Hartshorn David A. Castle `90 Edward D. Cavanagh `74 & Janet G. Cavanagh, B.S. `74 Yoon Y. Choo `99 N. Catherine Claypoole, J.D./M.R.P. `93 Melissa Silvestri Clough & Troy T. Clough `02

John C. Dorfman `49 & Ruth B. Dorfman, B.S. `49 Alison Kleyn Douglas `88 Gerard K. Drummond, LL.B. `63 Donald Arthur Drumright `73

John L. Goldman `59 & Roslyn Bakst Goldman, B.S. `59 Kevin S. Gorman `83 Sathya S. Gosselin `07 Gary A. Greene `89 & Carolyn Greene

Charles Adelman `73

Heather Pellegrino `00

Michael Brizel `80

Anthony Radice `69

Douglas Burton `96

Jeffrey Ross `99

M. Concetta Burton `99

Malcolm Ross `75

Alejandro Camacho `84

Frank Schiff `84

Emanuel Cherney `77

Howard Schneider `59

Thomas Christopher `84

Joseph Serafini `67

Cecelia Fanelli `79

C. Evan Stewart `77

Elliott W. Gumaer `58

Eric Fastiff `95

Milton Strom `67

Joel C. Haims `93

David Feeney, LL.B. `63

Robert Taisey `53

Jeffrey Feld `83

Theodore Tashlik, LL.B. `64

Jack Fernandez Jr. `89

Emanuel Tsourounis II `03

Steven Flyer `91

Neil Underberg `52

Heidi E. Harvey `86

David Furman `86

Erwandi Hendarta, LL.M. `91

Mary Gail Gearns `85

Pedro Urdaneta-Benitez, LL.M. `94

Marcia Goldstein `75

Jay Waks `71

Edwin S. Hetherington, J.D./M.B.A. `75

Sheppard Guryan `67

Richard Wallach `69

Karen Hagberg `84

Steven Weinberg `71

Thomas N. Heyer `81

Yvette Harmon `69

Michael Wolfson, LL.B. `67

Leo J. Fallon, LL.B. `53

William A. Hicks III, LL.B. `67

James Hill `91

Michael Jay Feldman `96

Lemuel W. Hinton `78

Gerald Kleinbaum `58

Bruce Wayne Felmly `72

James E. Hirsch `56

Michael Margolis `79 Andrew McGaan `86 Deborah McLean `78

Edward DuMont Lisl J. Dunlop, LL.M. `97 Joseph C. Dwyer `52 & Elaine Niver Dwyer `78 Edwin Roy Eisen `57 Willard G. Eldred, LL.B. `53 & Margaret Eldred, B.S. `50 Jeffrey S. Endick `81 & Bonnie A. Endick Michael J. Eng `83 Haseena J. Enu `94 Jay A. Epstien `76 Karl S. Essler `79 Douglas H. Evans `75 & Sarah E. Cogan

Mary B. Griffin `88 James Q. Grimshaw `74 & Patricia S. Grimshaw

Wei Han `07 Kevin T. Haroff, J.D./ M.B.A. `81

Robert M. Fields `78

Stephen A. Hochman `59

Soraya Diase Coffelt `81

Daniel C. Freed `04

Philip H. Hoff, LL.B. `51

Harold G. Cohen `71

Jay M. Friedman `52

William L. Hoffman `92

Jeffrey A. Cooper `80

Michael G. Furlong `78

Stephen W. Cropper `72

David Q. Gacioch `04

Adele Hogan `85 & William P. Scott

Collette B. Cunningham `00

Jackson B. R. Galloway `95

Nicholas E. Curtiss, LL.B. `54

Lawrence F. Gardella `75

Harry S. Davis `88

Stuart Hendel `83

David D. Howe `82 Cara Rubinstein Hoxie `87

Marian F. Kadlubowski `76

Adam B. Gasthalter `07

Philip H. F. Hsia, B.S. `92, M.B.A. `99 & Anita J. Lee `98

John M. Keeler, LL.B. `61

Lewis U. Davis Jr. `75

William O. Gaylord `79

Amy Meltzer Hughson `86

Steven L. Kessler `82

Charles A. De Bare `49

Sarah B. Gelb `90

Frederick A. Jacob `72

G. Roger King `71

Peter A. Diana `84 &

Barry J. Geller `66

Jerold D. Jacobson `65

Sumner J. Koch `84

Barbara Heck James `79 & Michael L. James

Walter M. Kolligs `90

Brenda S. Diana, A.B. `84

Richard N. George `62

Aristides Diaz-Pedrosa `04 & Abigail K. Diaz-Pedrosa `04

George H. Getman `48

Shelley Detwiller DiGiacomo `99 Patrick L. Donnelly `87 Charles S. Donovan `77 Earl H. Doppelt `77 & Diane S. Doppelt, B.S. `79

Jeffrey Mishkin `72

Lawrence Brandman `85

Thomas E. Gilbertsen `89 Mary D. Gilligan Thomas M. Gittins Thomas W. Gittins, A.B. `61 Daniel M. Glosband `69

Erik M. Jensen `79 & Helen Burgin Jensen `79 Derril B. Jordan `87 Rodney W. Jordan `77 Martin R. Joyce `84 & Patricia A. Ceruzzi `84

Robert W. Kessler `68

Ronald L. Kuby `83

John B. Levitt `83 & E. Joan Mechlin-Levitt, B.S. `82 Jules E. Levy `64 Audra M. Lewton `03 Alan S. Lockwood `78 John M. Loftus `59 Sheldon S. Lustigman `65

David M. Lascell, LL.B. `66

Katherine J. Ma `98 & Wei-Chih Tang, M.S. `96, Ph.D. `03

David D. Laufer

Kevin I. MacKenzie `79

Robert J. Lavache `04 & Linda Liinve Lavache `04

Stephen A. Maloy `76

Edward A. Kwalwasser `65

Marc E. Mangum `97

Denise A. Lazar `98

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Whitman F. Manley `87 & Debra L. Gonella

David V. Radack `83

Edward S. Sinick `78

Karen E. Yates `96

Anthony B. Radin `93

Jack F. Sinn, LL.B. `48

John J. Zak `85

Lyman A. Manser Jr., LL.B. `53 & Dorothy R. Manser, A.B. `49, M.A. `53

Jennifer M. Railing & William F. Railing, Ph.D. `58

David L. Skelding `83

Joseph M. Zanetta `78 Karen Apollo Ziman `02

James A. Markus `77 & Ellen Karp Markus, A.B. `75

Patrick J. Rao `94

Richard Vernon Slater, LL.B. `64

Andrea S. Rattner, A.B. `83

Walter J. Sleeth `68

American Express Foundation

Anne H. McNamara `72

Ronald G. Ress `68

Alan P. Smith `59

Ayco Charitable Foundation

Douglas Meiklejohn `71 & Harriet Thompson

Christine L. Richardson `90

James A. Smith Jr. `73


John A. Robertson, LL.B. `65

Joseph Mellicker `84

Joshua M. Robinson, A.B. `11

Lauren Talner Spiliotes `86 & Nicholas J. Spiliotes

BlackRock Financial Management

Stewart A. Merkin, M.B.A. `71/J.D. `72

Julie Dephtereos Rockmore `82 & Joseph H. Rockmore

Amy J. St. Eve `90 & Dr. Howard Brett Chrisman, B.S. `87

Bloom, Hergott, Cook & Diemer

Melissa N. Moody `99 J. David Moran `73

Eisen Foundation

Joane R. Mueller-London `91

Steven Ross

Stephanie L. Sweitzer `03

Heather Elyse Murray `13

John E. Rupert `51

Ellen D. Swyler

Christian O. Nagler `97

James T. Ryan `64

Joseph L. Tauro, LL.B. `56 Todd D. Thibodo `93 & Susan D. Ofsie, D.V.M. `93



Louis F. Nawrot Jr. `63

R. Keith Salisbury `69

Joseph G. Nemeth Jr. `74

Lee E. Samuelson `94

Richard Ignatius Nevin III `89

Karl Savryn `70

Kandice Stetson Thorn `06 & Tyler W. Thorn `06

Gregory J. Nowak `84

Frank Scangarella, LL.B. `59 & Edith Scangarella

Reed W. Topham `91

Kenneth R. Page `71 Barbara L. Paltrow `53 Keith Palumbo `03 Nancy L. Pasley David A. Pasqualini `86

Daniel L. Schiffer `67

Ryoichi Tsukakoshi, LL.M. `99

Hager Sharp Jewish Community Foundation Jordan Law Offices

Kirkland & Ellis Foundation

Morrison & Foerster Foundation Nakasone Family Foundation

Jean G. Schmucker `53

Edward F. Ughetta, J.D./M.B.A. `96

O’Melveny & Myers

Douglas K. Schnell, J.D./M.B.A. `05

Grant Van Sant `71

Procter & Gamble Company

James L. Vollbrecht `89 & Nancy Lynn Manzer `88

Prudential Insurance Foundation

Walter G. Von Schmidt `72

Walter & Judith Sleeth Foundation

Donald L. Schoenwald, LL.B. `56 Charles P. Schropp `74 Gail R. Schubert, M.B.A. `81/J.D. `84

Daniel J. Wagner `83 Stacy Smith Walsh `00

Whitehall Foundation

Michael H. Schubert `83

Allen D. Webster `76

Up to $499

Neal N. Peterson `93

Daniel A. Shacknai `93

Peter B. Webster, LL.B. `65

10 gifts are Anonymous

Michael G. Pfeifer `75

Joseph M. Sharnoff `71

Charles Celik Abut `72

Andrew C. Pickett `86

Christal A. Sheppard `01

Erik B. Weinick `01 & Shana A. Elberg `01

Ana Lizza V. Acena `98

Lawrence M. Pohly, J.D./M.B.A. `68 & Dr. Sheila Rimland Pohly, B.S. `67, M.S. `68

Audrey Cohen Sherwyn `85 & Steven M. Sherwyn

Albert B. Wende, LL.B. `62

Elizabeth S. Adams `87

Robert S. Wesneski

Adeola N. Adejobi `09

Mark Y. Shibuya `83

Jun Chul Whang `89

Jeffrey S. Siegel `03

John L. Whittle `95 & Sarah Hinman Whittle `96

Robert B. Adelman, LL.B. `78 & Merril Orenstein Adelman, B.S. `80

E. George Pazianos, LL.B. `61

Sinclair Powell `49 Paul J. Powers Jr. `67 Somers S. Price Jr. `75 & Dana M. Price

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DTE Energy Foundation

James H. Steigerwald `98

David J. Padilla & Kathryn E. Padilla


Deloitte Foundation

James Schlessinger Ross `11

Julie R. O’Sullivan `84


Paul K. Stecker `76 & Nancy A. Stecker

Morton Moskin, LL.B. `50 & Rita Moskin

Eric B. Offei-Addo `00


Adam L. Rosen `04 & Dr. Jennifer Block Rosen, B.S. `02

Paul S. Simmons `84 Warren L. Simpson Jr. `72 Robin Feingold Singer `87

Thomas Edward Willett `72 Daniel C. Wilson `70 I. Peter Wolff `70

Seth Hugh Agata `82 & Gail Agata Erin Beth Bright Angel Agee `12

Edward W. Ahart `72 David H. Alexander `72 Asya S. Alexandrovich `01 Heena Ali `12 Rubina Ali `11

Beverly Gifford Baker `77

Mitchell W. Allen

Michael J. Baker `06

Mark J. Altschuler `82

Joachim Daniel Bakey `13

Raquel Olivia Alvarenga `12

Susan Baldomar

Gerald Martin Amero, LL.B. `63

Richard A. Bales `93

Howard C. Anawalt Jeff A. Anderson `84 Mary Ferrara Anderson `92 & Jeffrey D. Anderson Mery A. Anderson Jamie Weinberg Andree `79 Erin K. Ardale-Koeppel `00 & David Ross Koeppel `01 Ruth R. Aronson `84 Paul B. Ascher, LL.B. `65 & Andrea P. Ascher, B.S. `74 William Gerard Asher, LL.B. `66

Dwight R. Ball, LL.B. `60 Matthew Banazek Jerald D. Baranoff `72 David M. Barasch `74 Barbara H. Bares `79 Tyler Barnett `09 Richard Armstrong Barnstead, LL.B. `55 & Jane Barnstead Robb Patrick Barrett `09 William C. Barrett `63 & Brenda Barrett Alvin Barshefsky

Jerome Berkman `65

Eileen M. Blackwood `86

Michael J. Borik `90

David Edward Barth `82

Peter A. Berkowsky `67 & Dolores Finder Berkowsky

Catherine C. Blake

Sheila F. Barth

Seth P. Berman `95

Cheryl Leanne Blake `13

Thomas D. Barton `74

Dr. Barbara L. Bessey, A.B. `69

Oscar A. Blake `61

Stuart J. Bassin `82

Derick W. Betts Jr. `69

Benjamin David Bleiberg `06

Brandon Bourgeois

Breanne E. Atzert `08

David Bayrock `91

Sarah L. Beuning `99

Edward M. Block `64

Christopher D. Bowers `89

Adam R. Augusiak-Boro `13

Mildred Forbes Beal

Bruce Bevan

William M. Aukamp, LL.B. `61

Jeffrey M. Beyer `01

Frederick Beck Jr., LL.B. `63

Robert Bienenfeld

Elisabeth Kaplan Boas, A.B. `71 & Arthur B. Spitzer, B.S. `71

Todd A. Bowers `94

Brenda Beauchamp `13

Jeff Auxier

Yvette Arpin Beeman `87

Charles S. Biener `83

Henry B. Bobrow `52 & Phyllis F. Bobrow, A.B. `51

Robert W. Avery `53

Mary Jody Beer

Diana Christine Biller `13

Jonathan M. Bockian

Gabriel A. Avram, LL.B. `59

Sabina Beg `86

Robert Scott Billhardt

Brandon Michael Bodnar `13

Thomas J. Azar

Lawrence W. Boes

John Philip Asiello `77 & Carol Ford Asiello Jordan Andrew Ast `05 John R. Atwood `71 & Margaret Rigg Atwood

Martha A. Bassett `86

Linda Manney Blasi `79

Jonathan K. Bellsey `72 &

Candace F. Bird

Shirley Baccus-Lobel

Aileen Bellsey

Stanley R. Birer `58

James M. Bogin `84

Kelly Pellicci Bachman `06 & Timothy R. Bachman `06

Steven P. Benenson `84

Timothy H. Birnbaum `08

Harvey R. Boller `68

Phoebe Bennett `94

Morton L. Bittker `60 & Maxine Bittker, B.S. `59

Jay Carson Bombara `90

Henry Cutler Bjorkman, LL.B. `59

Joseph Boochever `49

David E. Blabey `68

David B. Booker `90 & Lisa Yu Wang

Andrew C. Bailey, LL.B. `48 Stephen A. Bain `88 & Lisa M. Bain `88 Thomas S. Bain William Burlingham Bain `96

William H. Berger `70 Meghan Frei Berglind `00 & Carl F. Berglind `00 Philip A. Berke `61 David L. Berkey `75

Dwight S. Blackwood `87

Andrew W. Bonekemper `99

Susanne Bookser

Rebecca J. Bosley Anne Marie Bossart `12 William T. Boukalik `68 & Lynn H. Boukalik

Elizabeth Bowman Carl J. Boykin `88 George F. Bradlau `74 David V. Bradley `86 & Katherine S. Bradley Patrick E. Bradley `86 Jonathan M. Brand `96 Ronald A. Brand `77 & Mary M. Brand Steven A. Brav Nathanael R. Brayton `79 Gregory Breen Rebecca L. Breitmaier Sarah Breslow `13

Fall 2013






Leonie M. Brinkema `76

Femi Cadmus

Charles P. Brissman

John B. Cairns `79 & Laurie L. Cairns

John C. Britting, LL.B. `53 & Florence S. Britting, B.S. `52

Thomas F. Campion, LL.B. `61

Jimmy Chatsuthiphan `03

Meghan M. Brosnahan `03

Janet Cook Canary `85

Kamilla A. Chaudhery `03

Geoffrey G. B. Brow `98

Susan E. Cancelosi `92

Stephen G. Cheikes `74

Bernard L. Brown `77

Cecelia Rene Cannon `08 & Robert Cannon, B.S. `03

Edward D. Cheney `79

Joseph B. Brown `73 & Alison P. Brown, M.A. `73, Ph.D. `78 Teresa M. Bruce `96 Samuel G. Brundage, LL.B. `51

Thomas William Cantore `12 Aaron Caplan Richard J. Caples `77 John J. Capowski `71 Liberato Carbone `88 Meagan B. Carey David Carlson `11

Joseph C. Buck, LL.B. `50 & Martha T. Buck

Thomas A. Carnrike `05

Carl L. Bucki `76

Brian P. Carr

Donald E. Budmen `90

William B. Carr Jr. `77

George H. Buermann, LL.B. `64

Gerald T. Carroll

Joshua R. Buhler `05

Peter F. Carroll

James S. Buino `05

David J. Cartano `76

Dorothy Bullard Moya `07

Nicala R. Carter-Woolfolk

Kathryn M. Burke Paul Wesley Burkett Jody K. Burnett `77 James P. Burns III, LL.B. `66

Patricia I. Carrington `85

Michael Edward Casas `12 Kenneth A. Caschette `81 Kevin Casey Daniel F. Cashman `73 & Suzanne Cashman, M.S. `74 Andrew Buckley Cashmore `13 Vito J. Cassan `55 Joseph H. Cassell Mildred A. Castner `83

Susan C. Thon Burns `75

Jessica Grace Cauley `13

Daniel E. Butcher `89

Damian R. Cavaleri `06

Robert R. Butts `71

Marihug Paloma Cedeno `13

Katherine S. Cheng `03 Steven M. Cherin `84 Stuart D. Chessman `78 Elizabeth Lorimer Chidsey Nancy A. Chiles Alice Kim Choo `13 Mark E. Chopko `77 Arthur Chotin Jason Zac Christman `97 Patryk J. Chudy `00 Robert H. Cinabro `73 Margaret L. Clancy `80 Christopher G. Clark `05 Tyler Clarke `13 Daniel L. Clausen `08 Maria T. Clavell Pat H. Clayton Lucy Scott Clippinger `12 Bruce E. Clouser `85 & Lynn A. Clouser `85 Robert G. Coats Arthur L. Cobb `74 & Sandra D. Cobb, M.S. `74 Nicholas H. Cobbs Thomas M. Codella, B.S. `84 Sara Coelho `06 Zachary Leon Coffelt `13 Bruce A. Coggeshall, LL.B. `67

Erin E. Buzuvis `01

Bethany A. Centrone `01

Lynne M. Cohee `88

Bruce K. Byers `58

William A. Cerillo `69

Andrea Harris Cohen

James B. Byrne Jr. `66

Justin M. Cernansky `04

Patricia L. Cohen `82

Melissa Cabrera `13

Yiwei Chang `86, J.S.D. `90

Richard I. Cohen `84

Gina Caceci

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Anthony Ray Collins `13

Teddar S. Brooks `73

Dalton J. Burgett `66


Peter Cole Glenn W. Collier, LL.B. `65

Praphrut Chatprapachai, LL.M. `07

Joan M. Burda


Stephen G. Charles

Thomas F. Camp

Christine Brown

Lloyd K. Chanin `60

Kenneth M. Cole `72

Ann P. Charney

James M. Brooks, LL.B. `66

Stephen M. Brusini `91


Joseph Calluori

Douglas W. Chapin

Lawrence N. Cohn `68

Thomas William Colomb `97 Harold T. Commons Jr. `68 Andrew C. Compton `07 Theresa L. Concepcion `07 Katharine Irene Connaughton `13 Daniel J. Connolly `72 & Jennifer C. Connolly Mary J. Conroy Louis P. Contiguglia `56 Bradford E. Cook `73 Trygve N. Cooley Jennifer Grace Cooper `04 Peter A. Copeland `74 Gabriela Cordo, LL.M. `00 Joseph D. Corio Deborah G. Corlett `90 Timothy Cornell `02 Jeremiah P. Cosgrove `88 Peter J. Costanza `78 P. Keely Costello `71 Charles S. Cotropia `73 A. P. Cox Jr. A. Douglas P. Craig, LL.B. `60 Angelique Crain, J.D./LL.M. `02 & Craig Neal Yankwitt `02 Charles D. Cramton `83 & Deborah Gwynne Cramton Geoffrey Davis Cramton `13 David E. Crandall `87 Jane A. Crawford Jane D. Crawford, M.A. `53 Peter M. Creelman George W. Cregg Jr. `71 Douglas J. Crisman `94 & Vivian Crisman, M.P.S. `94 Alan Jon Cronheim `75 Peter Cronin Katherine Sparks Crowl `63

Lucia Cucu `08

John T. DeGraff Jr., LL.B. `56

Bruce A. Douglas `76

Peter N. Cunningham `09

William R. Deiss `76

Donald G. Douglass `68

Robert A. Curley Jr. `74

William R. DeLaney, LL.B. `61

Robert R. Douglass, LL.B. `59

David B. Currie `88

Harrison L. Denman `05

Rodney H. Dow `73

Charles Emeride Curtis

Edwin W. Dennard `83

Charles F. Curtis

Astrid de Parry `77

Arthur H. Downey Jr., LL.B. `63

Irwin H. Cutler Jr. `68

S. Frank D’Ercole `68

Robert W. Doyle `82 & Marian M. Yim `82

Mark H. Dadd `68

Suzette W. Derrevere `97

Don F. Dagenais `76

Wood M. DeYoe `52

Alali Dagogo-Jack `12

Beth D. Diamond `94

Sheldon Daitch

Gregory Diamond

Lauran S. D’Alessio `85

Harold N. Diamond `65

Sara Dressler-Fiks `97

Christopher K. Dalrymple `96

J. Michael Diaz `02 & Karolena Johnson Diaz `02

Mark A. Drexler `79 & Joanne V. Drexler

Christopher Dickson `13

Richard I. Dreyfus `68 & Cheryl Dreyfus, M.S. `69, Ph.D. `76

Heather L. Daly `00 Michael P. Daly `76 Louis D’Amanda, LL.B. `61 Michael J. Danbury, LL.B. `56 Matthew Edward Danforth, J.D./LL.M. `12

Carol E. Didget Pomfret `94 Robert B. Dietz `68 Robert T. Di Giulio `66 David C. Dimuzio `77

Keith E. Danish

Gary L. Dinner `73

B. Michael Dann

Thomas F. Disare `80 & Melinda Gorman Disare `80

Carrie E. Davenport `05 Sharice L. Davids `10 Benjamin Davidson `05 Karen L. Davidson `78 S. Gerald Davidson, LL.B. `55 Christina N. Davilas `02 Charlotte Suzanne Davis `13 Evan John Davis `93 Mary Davis Darrel R. Davison `94 George C. Day

Martin L. Ditkof `83 Robert Dizak Julia Dobtsis `12 M. Doehnert Maria Mascaro Doktorczyk `89 Martin Domb `78 Stephen Francis Donahue `72 Frank M. Donato `66 Xue Dong, LL.M. `13

John D. Draikiwicz `82 Edward W. Drake John Brabazon Drenning Jr., LL.B. `64

David A. Dubow `76 Jesse M. Dubow `06 & Jenny Hsu Dubow `06 Ralph E. Duerre `71

Megan Clark Eisenberg, B.S. `97 & Joshua S. Eisenberg `00 E. Warren Eisner `52 Chizoba Joi Ekemam `10 Ijeoma N. EkwuemeOkoli `01 Minna R. Elias `86

Eleanor R. Farrell `10 & Colin Michael Farrell, A.B. `05 Matthew Thomas Farrell `11 Alfred Louis Fatale III `07 Stephen P. Feigin, LL.B. `66 Andrew W. Feinberg `89 William M. Feinberg, A.B. `49 Robert Alan Feiner `85 Jed F. Feldman `07 Steven M. Feldman `81

Ayman Ahmed-Shafik Elkhatib

William Feldman `06

Martha L. Ellett

Alicia Fereday

LaShawnda E. Elliott `12

Courtney E. Finerty `13

Elaina Lucila Emerick `13

Douglas A. Finkelstone `43

Amy A. Emerson

Lucinda Finlon

Frederick C. Emery Jr. `74

Richard C. Fipphen `84

R. Clinton Emery `54 & Barbara Emery

David A. Dugoff

Verlane L. Endorf `73

Henrik N. Dullea, A.B. `61 & Sally G. Dullea, A.B. `63

George Eng `73 & Glenna M. Collett

Robert A. Fisher, J.D./ LL.M. `99

Jacqueline Dunlavey

Chris Engler `13 & Kate Engler, B.S. `08

Rebecca A. Durden `88 Claire E. Duval Daniel M. Duval `02 Jacqueline Duval `92 Michael C. Dwyer, LL.B. `67 Sharon L. Dyer `78

Randall Brett Dorf `12

Hammond East

Alfred Dorfman, LL.B. `52

Henry B. Eastland `72

Jerold William Dorfman, LL.B. `63 & Karen Dorfman

K. Wade Eaton `72

George T. Deason `70

Kenneth Lewinn

Charles D. Edelman & Ilene C. Siegler

Gabriel Alejandro de Corral `12

Doroshow `89

Gerald F. Edelstein, LL.B. `64

William L. Dorr, LL.B. `65

Stewart I. Edelstein `73

Alexander Jerome Douglas `13

Lawrence E. Eden `66

Donald E. Degling `52

Arthur Nelson Eisenberg `68 & Susan Ellen Engel, B.S. `68

Katherine M. Duglin `08

Navoneel Dayanand, LL.M. `04

Abigail L. Deering `05

Maureen E. Farley `78 & Donald P. Berens Jr.

Daniel Seth Fischler `10

Ellen Eagen `03

L. Christian DeDiana `82

Susan J. Egloff `80 Ann Marie Eisenberg `12

Gerald F. Fisher `69

Michael Dorf & Sherry F. Colb

David E. Dearing `78

James S. Fanning, LL.B. `57 & Judith Fanning

Joan Emery `79

Susan D. Duffy `95

Richard Jeffrey Day `76

Maegan Elizabeth Deare `12

David G. Edwards `80 & Carol P. Edwards

Arthur C. Edersheim `91

Richard S. Fisher `62

Susan Birnbaum Fisher, A.B. `03 & David James Fisher `06 Ethel Fitzpatrick

Monte Engler `66

Allan Ernest Floro `83

Katherine Evangeline Ensler `13

Steven Florsheim

David W. Epp `58

Jamie M. Flynn `05

Edwin M. Epstein

William E. Fork, J.D./ LL.M. `06

Herbert Epstein

Townsend Foster Jr., LL.B. `55

Lois B. Epstein

David F. Foster-Koth `92

Helena Tavares Erickson `86

Kathryn Sanderson Fox `83

Linda Erickson

Danielle Rebecca Frank `12

Michael Erickson

Barbara Doyle Frantz `91 & David Matthew Frantz, D.V.M. `95

J. William Ernstrom `71 James E. Esposto Emilio Estela `85 Clara Estrada Pooja Bharat Faldu `11

Hilary T. Fraser `91 Philip M. Freedman `64 Clark Andrew Freeman `11 Harris S. Freier `06

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Marvin A. H. Freiman `48

David E. Gann `75

David M. Glad `05

Jeffrey S. Graham `67

Hollis S. French `95

Amy E. Garber `08

Robert E. Glanville `76

Andrew P. Grant

Amanda Fried

Jorge L. Garcia, B.Arch `81, M.Arch `82

Gilbert S. Glotzer `65

Paul R. Grant

Cornelius Goetze, LL.M. `92

Robert J. Grant

Arthur J. Fried `75 Anna Elizabeth Friedberg `10 Joshua E. Friedman `99 Julie B. Friedman `93 Victor Friedman `59 Mark W. Frisbie `78 David E. Fritchey `72 & C. Denise Fritchey Rhonda Kay Froland Henry E. Frye Robert B. Funk `92 Marshall R. Fuss `74 E. Robert Fussell James A. Gabriel `72

Steven Gardella Michael H. Garner `79 K. Michael Garrett `74 Mervin Ashley Alexander Garry `11


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Gwendolyn J. Gray, LL.M. `92

Martin S. Goldberg `84

Michael C. Graziano `99 Lawrence Greenapple `52

William Raymond Garthwaite, J.D./LL.M. `12 Stuart L. Gastwirth `62

Deborah B. Goldman `94

Alan Greenberg

D. Dyson Gay, LL.B. `64

Jean R. Goldman `49

Martin E. Greenblatt `63

Jeffrey B. Gaynes `78

Stephen R. Goldstein `68

Tamaron Dawn Greene `12

Ernest J. Gazda Jr., LL.B. `66

Donna S. Gomien `84

John E. Greenwood `78

Norman H. Geil `75

Gail Hill Gordon `74

Jared T. Greisman `97

Susannah Geltman `06

Glenn S. Gordon `86

Richard W. Grice `84

Herbert J. Gordon `73

Carmen P. Grimaldi

Richard E. Gordon, LL.B. `56

Kristina Geraghty Grimshaw `09

S. Asher Gaffney `83

Antony Philip Falconer Gemmell `12

Lyell G. Galbraith, LL.B. `60

John M. Gendler `74

James C. Gallagher `71

Todd I. Gordon `79 & Susan Feder

Steven B. Greenapple `84 Daniel P. Greenbaum `92

Jon Groetzinger `74

Mary P. Gallagher `83

Warren Eggleston George `71 George S. Getman `75

William Gottlieb `95 & Emily B. Mindel

Joel R. Grosberg `96

Clever H. Gallegos `13 William M. Gallow Jr. `54

Sara Fowler Getsay `99

Robert L. Gottsfield `60

Peter K. Grose `93

Cynthia Cristina Galvez `13

David Gibbons Jr. `96

David M. Gouldin `66

David G. Gamble `03

Doritte Gil `88

Alan W. Gourley

Robert M. Gross `76 & Karen Gross

Wilfredo V. Gamboa, B.S. `98

Eileen Dennis GilBride `83

Parveet S. Gandoak, LL.M. `06

Thomas P. Gilhooley, LL.B. `65

James E. Gow, LL.B. `52 & Jean Gow, M.S. `51

Jonathan Dekoven Grossberg `08

Susan Graf

Robert C. Grossman `71

Sarah M. Gragert `07

David C. Grow `68

Judith B. Gitterman `84


William E. Grauer `74

Sanford N. Gold `76 & Janet Schiller Gold `74

Christopher M. Golden `05 & Elizabeth Molly Banzuly Golden `05

Curtis S. Gimson `80


Emily Lauren Gold `05

Robert N. Grosby `50

Dana Edward Hill `05 Jason Makar Hill `98

Jian Hu `12 Stacy L. Hudgens

Bradley J. Johnston `94

Carey J. Huff, J.D./LL.M. `06

Quintin Johnstone, LL.M. `41

Paul G. Hughes `72

Joseph H. Jolly `09 & Susan E. Rivers

Jeff Harris `91

Robert A. Hillman `72 & Betsy Hillman

L. Douglas Harris `79

Leonard A. Hirsch `83

Robert L. Harrison, LL.B. `61

Jessica Liat Hittelman `13

Danielle Alexandra Grunwald `12

Kendra A. Hart `02

Angela L. Hoffman `12

Calvin A. Hartmann

Barry M. Hoffman, LL.B. `67

Louis Henry Guard `12

Joel M. Hartstone `70

Dorothea Hoffman

Leonard Gubar, LL.B. `60

Christopher Blake Harwood `03 & Allison S. Harwood, B.S. `03

Harold Hoffman `64 & Anne G. Hoffman, A.B. `63, M.A. `64

Robert B. Haserot `67 & Phyllis Weiss Haserot, A.B. `65, M.R.P. `67

Nancy Hoffman

Linda Marie Iannone `82

Kristine S. Hoffmeister

Yosef Ibrahimi `08

Tamara Yael Hoflejzer `13

Unekuojo Idachaba `06

Deborah Hogate & Chris Grant

Beth Ann Ingber

John W. Grow, LL.B. `59 Alan R. Gruber `67 Daniel Grunfeld `86

Mary Clare Gubbins Jonathan C. Guest `85 Heidi L. Gunst `02 Robert C. Gusman `56 Martin F. Gusy, LL.M. `02

Donald B. Haslett `77

Charles Michael Guzak `12

Philip I. Haspel `05

Pamela Adriene Haahr

Leo Haviland `79

Mark J. Haberberger `85

Brantley Austin Hawkins `13

George H. Holbrook, LL.B. `61

Sarah Ruth Hack `12

Nancy Ellen Hay `98

Charles C. Hager `82

Carl T. Hayden `70

Sandra Hagood

Willis H. Hayes

Jung S. Hahm `00

Jared Haynes

Aaron E. Haith

Jody A. Healy `80

Golnoosh Hakimdavar, LL.M. `12

Sandra Heikkinen Sarah Jane Heim `13

Jay J. Holtmeier `90 & Karen W. Sexton `90

Jennifer A. Hall `09

Herbert J. Heimerl Jr. `59

Alexander Holtzman `52

Stewart K. Hall `72

Timothy Helfer

A. Edward Hook `51

Richard Hamburger `77 & Lisa Greene, B.S. `75

Richard G. Heller

Arthur W. Hooper Jr. `69

Stephen P. Heller `84 & Evelyn E. Kalish

Thomas J. Hopkins `79

Britt Condell Hamilton `11 Raymond Hamilton George H. Hancher `63 Stewart F. Hancock, LL.B. `50 & Ruth Hancock

Albert W. Henderson, LL.B. `47 David L. Henehan, LL.B. `66 Frederic T. Henry, LL.B. `56

Elizabeth A. Hanks `07

David R. Hermenze `86

J. Roger Hanlon, LL.B. `63

Jeffrey M. Herrmann `71

Christina Pak Hanratty `92

Robert W. Hesslein `78

Stephen Holden `64 & Susan M. Holden, A.B. `64 Stephanie E. Holland `96 & Ronald J. Holland, B.S. `87 John C. Holme Jr., LL.B. `65 Robert S. Holmes `69

Thomas D. Horan `99

Richard K. Hughes `72 Emmalou C. Hughey Stephen T. Huhn `74 Daniel R. Humphrey Gaillard T. Hunt Allan D. Hymes `91 Melony Hypes

Henry R. Ippolito `67

Brian D. Isroff `88 & Louise A. Isroff Simon P. Izaret, LL.M. `06 Dina Jackmofsky Clay Jackson & Terri L. Jackson Isaac Jackson Richard M. Jackson Jr. `69 Agnetha Elizabeth Jacob `10 Eva E. Jacobs Joshua Seymour Jacobs `09

Ariane M. Horn `96

Raymond Jacobson

Jonathan F. Horn `80 & Ruti G. Teitel `80

Stephen M. Jacobstein `66 Susan Jahangiri `12 Jothany W. James Betty A. Jansen O’Shaughnessy `85 & James J. O’Shaughnessy

Kerry Anne Harnett `12

Bryan D. Hetherington `75 Sarah Hewitt `82

Margaret S. Hrezo

Chloe Xue Jiang `13

Thomas J. Heye, LL.B. `66

Richard A. Hricik

Adrienne Johnson `81

Gordon B. Heylin `66

Fu-Shan Hsiao, LL.M. `00

James Byron Hicks `12

Barbie Paiyin Hsu `12

Alfred R. Johnson Jr., A.B. `76

Alan F. Hilfiker, LL.B. `63

Lauren E. Jorgensen `86 Norman E. Joslin, LL.B. `52 David Jungman, `74 & Barbara Jungman, A.B. `72 Brendan R. Kalb `00 Joshua M. Kalish `08 Leslie Kaminaris & Emmanuel Kaminaris Sonosuke Kamiya, LL.M. `04

George C. Harrington, LL.B. `67 & Diantha C. Harrington, LL.B. `66

I. Robert Harris, LL.B. `57

W. Temple Jorden `78

Anthony T. Kane `69

David B. Howlett `86 & Michelle Howlett

Alex David Harris

Todd V. Jones `89

Lawrence T. Isenberg, LL.B. `58

Jesse Tyler Horn `10

Klaus P. Hotz, LL.M. `70

Brandon A. Jonas `07 Mark W. Jones `85

Jeffrey C. Irion

Alfred L. Jacobsen III, LL.B. `58

Christine S. Horrigan

Abby Schwartz Johnston `05

Monica Lewis Johnson `98

Joanne Kang `13 Andrew Scott Kaplan `11 Jonathan C. Kaplan, B.S. `86 William A. Kaplin `67 Nicholas Joseph Karasimas `13 Jon D. Karnofsky & Jacqueline M. Karnofsky Donald M. Karp `61 Louis N. Kash `69 Tamara H. Kassabian `98 John B. Kassel `86 Yoshio Kataoka, LL.M. `83 Tomihisa Kato, LL.M. `98 Jill L. Katz `91 B. John Kaufman `67 Hiba Kazim `12 Ruth Ann Keene `98 James J. Keightley, LL.B. `67 Susan Kelly Deborah Bowers Kenealy `87 & Edmund Campion Kenealy John F. Kennedy, LL.B. `52 Col. Peter J. Kenny `59

Fall 2013






Peter Warren Kenny `72 Robert B. Kent Carole A. Kenyon, A.B. `59 Russell T. Kerby Jr., LL.B. `49 Jerald W. Kerl `78 Omair Muzaffar Khan `12

Barbara L. Krause `86 William P. Kreml

Sarel M. Kromer, LL.B. `63

James Patrick Kiernan

Lara M. Kroop `05

Josephine A. Kiernan, M.S. `66 Bonnie L. Kift Christopher N. Kilbourne `86

John R. Kubinec `73 & Elizabeth Cooper Kubinec, A.B. `78 Erin S. Kubota `03 Robert I. Kuchinsky, LL.B. `67

John D. Killian III, J.D. `53/ LL.M. `54 & Sally Killian, A.B. `54

Jennifer C. Kuhn `96

Elizabeth Sung Kyung Kim `12

Frank Edward Kulbaski III `91

Stephen H. Kimatian `66 Kobchai Kingchatchaval, LL.M. `84 Wm. Lee Kinnally `72 Kazunori Kirihara, LL.M. `97

Matthew Charles Kuipers `12

Kenneth R. Kupchak `71 & Patricia G. Kupchak, A.B. `67 William J. Kupinse Jr., LL.B. `64

H. Douglas Laycock Bryan R. Le Blanc `02 Anthony L. Leccese `82 Richard Fernan Ledee `95 Aaron A. Lee `83 Il Ho Lee, LL.M. `09 Lloyd C. Lee `68 Ralph V. Lee `87 Sonya H. Lee `01 Youngro Lee, J.D./LL.M. `07 Susan J. Leeds `85 Jordan R. Lefko `60 & Jane G. Lefko Paul J. Leikhim `84 Harris D. Leinwand `68 Catherine Lemann Mark T. Lembke, LL.M. `00 Maria N. Lennox `08 Mark J. Lenz `91 & Virginia B. Lenz

Edward M. Levin S. Michael Levin

Edward J. LaBarre

Andrew Scott Levine `13

Claudia D. Levy

Thomas A. Klee `69

Matthew C. Lamstein `87 & Lisa K. Silfen

John F. Klein

Isa A. Lang

Ilya Leyvi `13

Kevin C. Klein `00

Thomas J. Lang `95 & Laura L. Delia, D.V.M. `98 Mark B. Langdon `94

Cheryl H. Kott `81

Rudolph R. Loncke `70 Michael M. Lonergan `69 Kerry Blair Long `80 Richard B. Long `57 Susan B. Long Victor Lopez Jr. `13 Delilah S. Lorenz `02

Marc A. Lewinstein `06

Lauren H. Lezak `02 Jerome M. Libenson, LL.B. `52

Lee E. Lowry III `83 & Meri Miller Lowry `81 Yubo Lu `10 Joan Lucas Quinton D. Lucas `09 Brian J. Lucey `94 Paul R. Lucey `91 Charles E. Ludlam Donald F. Luke `72 Daniel P. Luker `86

Ronald W. Lupton `74

Marc J. Lifset `78

Daniel F. Lynch

Edward C. LaRose `80

Frank W. Lilley

Bruce Neal Lassman `82

Anders Linderot `13

David J. Lyon `75 & Donna K. Lyon, M.S. `76

Stuart G. Laurence `66 & Patricia O. Laurence

Dr. Martha J. Link, B.S. `82

Alexander M. Lankler, LL.B. `51

Kevin T. Kong `99

Benjamin G. Lombard `92

Jennifer Theresa Lum `85

Ed Klumpp

Kathryn A. Kochan

Ronald S. Lockhart `58

Konrad J. Liegel `88

William A. Lange Jr. `73

Gary L. Koenigsberg `91

Richard Livingstone James E. Lockhart

Russell M. Lidman, B.S. `66 & Candida Raven Lidman, A.B. `67

Amanda J. Klopf `08

Jordan I. Kobritz `71

Thomas P. Livingston `85

Mark Andrew Lotito, J.D./ LL.M. `10

Shuhui Kwok, LL.M. `07 Carmen R. Kyriakopoulos `87

Peter H. Levine `72

Sara A. Knapp

Hahn L. Liu `13 Jenny Geejay Liu `13

John T. Loss `87

Jessica Laguerre

Robert Gordon Knaier `03

David E. Littlefield `72

Thomas Philip Kurland `10

Peter V. Lacouture

Scot L. Kline `86 & Victoria J. Brown `86

Benjamin Christopher Litchfield `10

John Losak

Lynn I. Levine `77

Adam A. Klausner `88

Amelia R. Lister-Sobotkin `06

Samuel K. Levene `62

Michael S. Levine `80

Matthew J. Klaben `95

Brooke K. Lipsitt & Paul D. Lipsitt

Joy Levien `57

Mary A. LaBounty

Earl Alexander Kirkland `13

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Anthony Walter Kraus III `76

Jocelyn Alyssa Krieger `13

Michael I. Kim `91


Joel N. Krane, LL.B. `66

James M. Kieffer, LL.B. `49

James Kim `99


Rebecca Karen Kramnick `92 & Philip H. Cohen

Omar Ibrahim Khashaba, LL.M. `13

Jae Won Kim, A.B. `07


Michael D. Kovalik

Paula Lapin `75

Sheila Lavu `07

Martin S. Lipman `86 M. Keith Lipscomb `00

Robert E. Lull `48

Geoffrey P. Lyon `75 Joseph Jeffrey Lyons, B.S. `98 & Anu Lyons Jane Martindell Maccione `85

Cindy MacDonald

Diane Maurer

Colin Campbell Macdonald `08

Jeffrey N. Mausner `76

Craig A. MacDonnell `83

James Randolph Maxeiner `77

Robert E. Madden `69

Bradford P. Maxwell `04

Steven J. Madrid `13

Richard H. May, LL.B. `60

Helen Hillhouse Madsen `65

James A. Mazza, B.S. `88 & Nancy Osborn

Kosuke Maetani, LL.M. `12 Robert L. Magielnicki `70 John M. Magliery `02 Evan Magruder `11 Andrew B. Mair `80 Patrick Matthew Malgieri `79 Roger H. Mallery Jr. `56 John A. Malmberg `78 Rodney A. Malpert `86 Linda A. Mandel Clemente `89 & Jude J. Clemente M. Milo Mandel `59 Jonathan L. Manders `05 Robert H. Manley `50 Kelly M. Mann `98 Nina M. Manzi Peter T. Manzo `72 Rocco Marchetta Michael A. Marcionese `79 Ira B. Marcus `74 Myron Marcus `60 & Anlee Marcus Suzy Price Marinkovich `13 Donald J. Mark, LL.B. `53 Karen M. Markin Claudene Marshall `08 Gregory G. Marshall `93

Dominick A. Mazzagetti `72 Ward J. Mazzucco `78 Keith McAllister James A. McBrady `89 David W. McBride `13 Patrick R. McCabe `92 Richard P. McCaffrey `93 & Marcia A. McCaffrey Charles M. McCaghey, LL.B. `65 John T. McCann `82 Jeremiah J. McCarthy `78 Philip E. McCarthy `65 Lee McColgan Edward D. McCutcheon `98 Stuart J. McDermott `88 James D. McDonald `58 Joseph M. McDonough, LL.B. `61 Earl R. McDuffie John C. McFarren `84 Robert E. McGarrah Jr. Ashley Elizabeth McGovern `13 Terence Hayden McGuire `03 James M. McHale `71 & Carol R. McHale, Ph.D. `73

Blythe Marston `85

James Martin Charles McHale `12

John P. Marston `04

James F. McHugh

Karina J. Martin `06

Ayanna J. Mckay `98

Lori D. Martin

James M. McLaughlin Jr. `80

Peter W. Martin, A.B. `61 & Ann W. Martin, M.S. `86

Thomas B. McNally

Christopher Massaroni `82

James J. McNamara, LL.B. `53

Michael M. Matejek `77 & Diane J. Matejek

John R. McQueen `77

James P. McLinden

Jonathan Paul Mehta `12 Irwin G. Meiselman `61 Harry P. Meislahn, LL.B. `66 Ira Meislik

Catherine Elizabeth Milne `12 M. Bruce Miner `63 Jon C. Minikes `62 & Susan E. Backstrom

Ralph Mellusi

Rain L. Minns `01

Philip Meranus `66 & Dianne T. Meranus, B.S. `65

Anita F. Mintz & Morton A. Mintz

Sandra D. Mermeistein

Matthew C. Mirow `86

Joelle Ashley Mervin `12

Risa Marlyne Mish `88 & John Albert Lauricella, M.F.A. `87, M.A. `91, Ph.D. `93

Patrick Claude Meson, J.D./ LL.M. `13 Harry P. Messina Jr., LL.B. `57 & Linda R. Messina Michael A. Messina `87 Janine C. Metcalf `89

Alexandra Hankin Mishkin, B.S. `05 & Douglas W. Mishkin `09

John F. Mulcahy Jr. `59 David S. C. Mulchinock `70 Regina M. Mullen T. David Mullen, LL.B. `54

Kate Mitchell `99

Daniel F. Mulvihill `01

Eduardo Moel-Modiano, LL.M. `95 & Maria Elena Miranda-Delgado, LL.M. `95

George J. Mundt Jr., LL.B. `63

Jacqueline M. Moessner `06 Mark A. Monborne `84

Elaine B. Murphy, J.D./ LL.M. `98

James L. Monell, LL.B. `50

Christopher W. Murray `80

Randy Leonardo Moonan `13

Colin Richard Murray `10

Derrick F. Moore `09

Jessica Rose Murray `88

Jeffrey S. Miller `92

James C. Moore, LL.B. `64

Jason E. Murtagh `99

Joseph T. Miller `72

Jennifer Moran `74

Kenneth J. Miller `75 & Toby Mark Miller, B.S. `73

Susan G. Moritz

Shartsi K. Musherure, LL.M. `99

Charles K. Meuse `75 Gabriel S. Meyer `02 Francesca L. Miceli `05 Robert J. Michael `75 Clint Miller David J. Miller `06 Jeffrey C. Miller `68 & Susanne Miller

Kimberly G. Miller `02 Luther W. Miller, LL.B. `58 Robert C. Miller, LL.B. `65

Matthew E. Morningstar `01 Madelyn N. Morris `81 Rebecca Morrow `12 Eric H. Mosier `97 Dan T. Moss `07

Michael Murchison `75

Brenda M. Myers Donald J. Myers `67 & Dr. Lynne Davis Myers, B.S. `67 Thomas D. Myers `77 Steven Michael Nadel `92 David A. Naimon

Robert I. Miller, LL.B. `52 Solomon I. Miller `79

John A. Mottalini `69

W. Timothy Miller `92

Laurence S. Moy `85

Robert F. Millman `74

John E. Mucha `13

Steven M. Nassau, LL.B. `65

Thomas W. Mills

David J. Muchow

Malvina Nathanson

William M. Mills `75

Philip W. Mueller `79

Fred Natter

Ann B. Mulcahy `99

James Robert Nault `11

Rodrigo F. Nascimento, LL.M. `03

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Ibrahim Mohammed Nazif, LL.M. `10 Christopher S. Neagle `77 Lloyd A. Neal Roger M. Nelson, LL.B. `60 Thomas W. Nelson `84 Christopher Francis Nenno `12 Timothy Nestler `06

Cynthia Nordone

Charles H. Oppenheimer `68

Lisa M. Parrott

Jeffrey A. Norris `70

Joan I. Oppenheimer `71

Diane Amado Parson `87

John Henry Northey III `75

Aviva A. Orenstein `86

Robert S. Pasley Jr. `75

Miles D. Norton `07

Andrew J. O’Rourke `78

Jason Michael Patlis `92

John L. Norvell

Mariloly Orozco `13

Pano Z. Patsalos `57

Ryan N. Norwood `02 & I. Kristine Bergstrom `04

Michael J. Ostrow `58

Kenneth A. Payment, LL.B. `66

Lenell Nussbaum Randall V. Oakes Jr. `55

Stanley R. Ott `74 Robert A. Otto

Arthur E. Peabody Jr. `72 Joshua E. Peary `13

Bruce Dennis Obenland `72

James E. Owers `79 & Leslie J. Ludtke `78

David P. O’Brien `92

Gerald Padilla

Bradford A. Penney `75

Barry Patrick O’Connell `08

John M. Padilla

Anthony R. Penny, LL.M. `98

Maurice D. O’Connell, LL.B. `56

Leo Padilla

Robert S. Perlman `72

Carolyn L. Nguyen `12

Sara Padilla

Henry Perritt

Stefanie A. Nguyen

Patricia A. O’Donnell

Thomas C. Newkirk, LL.B. `66 John M. Newman `59 Luke Newman Lisa M. Newstrom `08

Donna A. Pagano `05

Tavan L. R. Pechet

Daniel M. Perry `99 Gregory M. Perry `68 Suzanne Petroni Justin D. Pfeiffer `07 Gloria C. Phares Gerald F. Phillips `50 Rachel D. Phillips Valerie Ann Phillips `01 Pam Phipps Charles D. Phlegar & Karen Phlegar Emily B. Pickering `12 Nancy K. Picknally `07 Jason Matthew Pierce `12 Lemoine D. Pierce Joyce A. Pigge

Richard A. Nicoletti, LL.B. `63 & Angela Nicoletti John G. Nicolich `80 & Alice P. Henkin



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Harrison W. Oehler `78 Daniel R. Ohlbaum, LL.B. `48

John Pak `93 Herbert M. Palace `50

Michael E. Niebruegge `77

John Zachary Oldak `11

David J. Palmer, LL.B. `59 & Anne K. Palmer

Andrew E. Nieland `07

Margaret K. O’Leary `12

Thomas P. Palmer `76

Robert Norman Nielsen Jr. `83

Adam Lee Olin `13

Mark E. Papadopoulos `98

J. Steele Olmstead

Sandra Theresa Parga `94

John P. Niemi

David A. Olson `78

Byoungdae Park, LL.M. `91

Irma K. Nimetz `87

Allison R. O’Neill `04

Stephen Howard Nimmo `83

Lawrence J. O’Neill

Yong Chul Park, LL.M. `02, J.S.D. `05

Steven E. Noack `85

Gregory L. Opfel

Steven P. Nonkes `09


Jean M. Pajerek Randall M. Odza, LL.B. `67

Matthew J. Oppenheim `93

George F. Parker III `68 John Paul Parks

Deanna N. Pihos `05 Michael Donato Pinnisi `85 & Paige S. Anderson `92 Gerard J. Pisanelli `73 Amanda Cole Pisani `87 C. S. Pittman `91 Susan W. Plant, A.B. `88 William J. Pomeroy `71 Linda Poole Arnold M. Potash `61 & Madeline R. Potash, A.B. `61 Shana Potash Lisa Powell

REUNION VOLUNTEERS Every year, Cornell Law School relies on alumni volunteers to lead fundraising campaigns for Reunion-year classes, encourage attendance among their respective classmates, and help arrange Friday night class dinners. The following alumni gave their time and attention to these purposes in 2013, thereby ensuring that Reunion 2013 was a pleasant and memorable event for all. Cornell Law School Alumni Affairs and Development is grateful to these generous and thoughtful volunteers.

David L. Renauld `91

C L A SS O F 1953

C L A SS O F 19 83

C L A SS O F 1993

Angel Prado `12

Joseph Lee Reutiman `13

Hon. Leo Fallon

Charles Cramton

Timothy Bixler

Richard G. Price `88

James Stuart Reynolds `68

John Killian

Martin Ditkof

Wendy Boucher

Alice K. Pringle `62

Stephen B. Reynolds `97

Robert Taisey

Jeffrey Feld

Julie Friedman

Renee Margaux Pristas `09

William E. Reynolds `95 & Ingrid Sorensen `94

Manley Thaler

Katherine Ward Feld

Thomas Skilton

Kate Powers `13

Robert J. Pristas J. Brett Pritchard `90 & Toni R. Sexton `91 David Marc Pritzker `74 Sarah Elizabeth Pruett `12 Karina Lynn Pulec `13 James Pyo `13 Rebecca Quan `13 Diana Escuder Quarry `08 & Sean Michael Quarry, B.S. `05 Richard D. Quay `75

William S. Reynolds, LL.B. `54 Dan D. Rhea Stuart M. Richel `67 Donald F. Rieger Jr. `75 Barbara Joy Riesberg `92 Stuart G. Rifkin `80 Richard S. Ringwood `57 Bradley Thomas Rinzler `92 Matthew John Rita `92

Angelo A. Querin

J. Robert Ritter

David H. Quigley, B.S. `95 & Angela W. Quigley, A.B. `96

L. James Rivers, LL.B. `55 & Claire G. Rivers, B.S. `52

Michael J. Quinlan `85

Dunia Rkein `13

James Montgomery Quinn `75

Lee Roberg

David S. Raab `88 Karen B. Rabinowitz `86 & Larry Howard Rabinowitz

Frederick Beck James Bennett

Hon. Nancy Sivilli Deborah Skakel

Christopher Lenhart Scott Litman

C L A SS O F 19 8 8

Katherine Ma

Neil Day

Steven Browne

Laura McClellan

Sarel Kandell Kromer

Carolyn Elefant

Duncan O’Dwyer

Mary Griffin


Lawrence Swire

Athena Jamesson

Michael Adams

Frederick Turner

Stuart McDermott

Felix Bronstein

Jessica Murray

Katherine Cheng

Donald Douglass

Charles “Chuck” Rosenzweig

Charline Wright Gipson

Charles Oppenheimer

Charles “Chuck” Schilke

Emanuel Tsourounis

Donald Watnick

Daniel Walworth

C L A SS O F 19 6 8

William “Bart” Rozell

Sean-Michael Green

Valerie Adelson Watnick

Rana Barakat

David C. Robinson `93

Robert DuPuy

Kerry Begley

Edward F. Rodenbach `76

Kim Zimmer

CLASS OF 2008 Majed Almarshad

Timothy Birnbaum

C L A SS O F 1978

Katherine Duglin

Hon. Marianne Furfure

Amy Garber

Ward Mazzucco

Timothy Hirsch

Monica Otte

Gwen Nolan

Raul Rodriguez

Jonathan Sclarsic

Eileen E. Rogers Patricia Rogers Paul Rogers Michelle L. Rosen `03

Pamela Rolph

Paul Maynard Rosen `68

Jonathan W. Romeyn `69

Robert Rosenberg `77

Steven M. Rosefsky `96 & Julie F. Rosefsky `97

James H. Rosenblatt `72

David Robert Reilly `64 Richard C. Reiner `57 & Mrs. Richard Reiner

Ann Pollock Rosen `84 & Edward D. Rosen

Richard J. Relyea III, LL.B. `67

David M. Rosen `97

Sarah B. Reigle `04

Denise Lazar John Leja

Hon. Stephen Crane

Igor Roitburg `95

J. William Reeves, LL.B. `56 & Gail M. Reeves, B.S. `56

Leonard “Ladd” Hirsch

Charles Beach

Carol Ann Ransone

R. Anthony Reese

C L A SS O F 19 63

Susan M. Roberts `85

William Dwight Robinson `69

Richard A. Redmond `72

Michelle Gill

C L A SS O F 1973

Lorraine K. Rak `84

Daniel F. Read

C L A SS O F 199 8

Stuart Hendel

Charles Adelman

Deborah Robinson

Alethea K. Rebman `03

Denise Hauselt

Leighton Burns

Ernest F. Roberts Jr.

Dean M. Robinson

Gary C. Rawlinson `66

C L A SS O F 1958

James A. Roberts `99

Barry L. Radlin, LL.B. `66

Gary D. Rawitz `82

Eric Greenberg

Leonard Rosenstein `52 & Mary L. Rosenstein, A.B. `53

Samuel Rosenthal `76 & Edna Monica Rosenthal D. Alan Rosinus `07 Susan L. Ross Michael S. Rosten `78 Frederick P. Rothman `64

Deborah G. Rosenthal `87

Lawrence E. Rothstein

Jay N. Rosenthal `55

Abigail Lauer Roughton `06

James B. Rouse `75 Louis J. Rovelli `74 Celia Roye William B. Rozell `68 Gary Rozenshteyn `95 Julie Bendix Rubenstein `10 Jeffrey M. Rubin `81 Lloyd Rubin

Fall 2013






Thomas Rubin Allen P. Rubine `73 Benjamin Louis Rudofsky Walter H. Ruehle

Michael S. Schenker `74 & Susan N. Schenker Raymond Martin Schlather `76 & M. Kathleen Schlather, B.S. `95

Pamela C. Smith `92

Michael Murray Shaw `12

Rufus R. Smith Jr.

Dan W. Schlitt

Pablo Daniel Ruiz `13 Sarah Taylor Runnells `08

Lisa A. Schmidt `13

Shamoil T. Shipchandler `00

Donald E. Snyder `52

Christine Schmitz

Dane A. Shrallow `71

Emanuel Philip Snyder `40

Donald A. Schneider, LL.B. `63

Keith David Shugarman `88

Deborah J. Sokol `92

Ralph M. Shulansky `52

Nicholas J. Schneider

C. Daniel Shulman, LL.B. `65

Rocco Anthony Solimando, LL.B. `57

Mark Schonfeld `77

Jonathan S. Ruskin `74 & Ruth Ruskin, A.B. `75 William A. Ruskin `77 Melanie Males Ruta `87 & R. Steven Ruta `87

Patrick James Shea `95

William H. Smith Jr. `68 & Jean Douglas Smith, A.B. `69

Da Yoon Shin `12

Sylvia Snowiss

Bonnie Ryan

Bruce R. Schorr `83

Zachary J. Shulman `90 & Angela C. Rudert, M.A. `04

Katherine J. Rybak `79

Elizabeth L. Schorr `87

Eric Shults `71 Richard V. Sica `72

Dr. Kasumu O. Salawu, B.S. `68

Jason A. Schroder `98 & Angela R. Rehm `98

Adam J. Siegel `01

Thomas Schultz `13

Dan K. Siegel `92

Julia B. Salovaara `91

Leslie C. Schulze `11

Thomas L. Siegel, LL.B. `64

Edward Sampa, LL.M. `13

Patrick J. Schumacher

Andrea L. Silver `87

Eve Klein Samson `85

William Gary Schur `75 & Donna Elizabeth Fletcher

Sam Silverman

Sigmund David Schutz `97

Elizabeth Corliss Silvestri Julius Silvestri

Don R. Sommerfeldt, LL.M. `04 Robert G. Souaid `80 Alison M. Spada `01 Adrienne Spangler `92 John H. Spellman `70 George H. Spencer `52 Nancy A. Spiegel `76 Frank P. Spinella Jr. `79 Peter R. Sprague `57 Andrew L. Spring `95

Charles A. Samuelson `96

Bradley William Schwartz `65

Johanna Sanchez `13

David Gary Schwartz `86

Marissa A. Sandoval Sheryl L. Sandridge `00

Herbert F. Schwartz & Nan B. Chequer

Joseph E. Simpson `01

Ronald B. Sann `86

Russell S. Schwartz `80

John P. Sindoni `70

David G. Stearns `58 & Phyllis Stearns, B.S. `54

Edward J. Saperstein `69

Anthony J. Sciolino `70

David R. Singh `03

Ira B. Stechel `72

Michael Satin `02

Robert H. Scott Jr. `70

Colleen Doolin Skinner `85

Daniel C. Savitt `98

Deborah Selden

Paul A. Skrabut `67

Gabriel J. Steffens `00 & Katherine E. Bell `01

Maria Silvon Robin Simon Kenneth Simons

Marcus Squarrell Pakakrong Sritongsook, LL.M. `09 Kristen M. Stanley `07

Thomas F. Seligson `76

Linda J. Slamon `93

Alan Jay Steinberg `84

John K. Scales, LL.B. `62

Martin I. Semel `59

Adam M. Smith `07

Adrienne M. Steiner

Robert F. Semmer `70

Brandon B. Smith `05

Fred P. Steinmark `71

Matthew Peter Schaefer `94

Filiz A. Serbes `88

Brian G. Smith `78

Judith F. Stempler `83

Penny E. Serrurier `91

Christopher E. Smith

Charles Stern `08

Marie M. Sexton

Deborah K. Smith, M.A. `71 & Peter G. Smith `71

Henry E. Stevenson `74 & Catherine J. Minuse `75

Frederick Smith Jr., LL.B. `52

Richard C. Stewart `75

Norma Hirshon Schatz, A.B. `44 Alan D. Scheer `80 Shira A. Scheindlin `75 Marc J. Scheiner `03

Christian Shaffmaster Mili Jatin Shah, M.Arch `09 Sonali Shahi `11 Eliad Shapiro `13 Marvin M. Shapiro `60 Gary L. Sharpe `74

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Mitchell B. Smith, LL.B. `52

Brian B. Shaw `88 & Marjorie Hodges Shaw `91

Christoph H. Schmidt, LL.B. `60

Michael C. Schaefer


Andrew Hardy Shaw `79

Brittany Danielle Ruiz `13

Richard A. Samuels `80 & Anne Marie Knudsen Samuels, B.S. `78


Matthew Stephen Smith `11

James A. Ruf Jr. `68

Arthur J. Rynearson `76


William W. Shatzer `73

Jack L. Smith `71

Richild A. Stewart `89

Jeremy Sokol Smith `11

Matthew William Stichinsky `13

Joseph F. Smith Jr. `69 & Alice Smith

Charles G. Stinner `88

James H. Whitney `68

Sara Elizabeth Stinson `12

Vincent L. Teahan

Thomas L. Stirling Jr. `69

Doris Teamerson, B.S. `53 & Robert L. Teamerson, LL.B. `54

Edwin W. Stockmeyer `86 Diane J. Stoeberl `95 Jeffrey B. Stone, LL.B. `67 Mari Catherine Stonebraker `13 Joseph C. Storch `06

Susan Froehly Teich `69 & Leonard M. Teich Benjamin William Tettlebaum `12

E. MacBurney Storm `60

Manley H. Thaler, LL.B. `53 & Doriseve Thaler, A.B. `54

Lynn Stout

Raymond J. Thibeault

Gail H. Straith `85

Klaus U. Thiedmann, LL.M. `84

Roger G. Strand, LL.B. `61 & Joan W. Strand, B.S. `58, M.S. `60 Kathleen Strasbaugh Peter L. Strauss Rodman W. Streicher `12 Jonathan B. Strom `07 Jean Seibert Stucky `78 Karina Yasmine York Sturman `01 Beth Gessner Sullivan `83 Kathleen N. Sullivan `81 Kenji Sumino, LL.M. `91 John Sun `12 Charles B. Swartwood Jr. `42 Joseph B. Swartz `70 Greg Swift Daniel G. Synakowski `75 George R. Tady Richard N. Tager, LL.B. `64 W. Wells Talmadge `83 Rita E. Tandaric Hirokazu Taniguchi `83 Robert Peter Tassinari `91 Elizabeth Tauro `87 Charles Robert Taylor `90

Heidi Margrit Thomas

David A. Tyler `75 & Lucia D. Tyler, Ph.D. `79

Shu Wei `13

Cynthia Williams

Paul D. Tyler `91 Chukwudi A. Udeogalanya `13 Susan L. Urig `79

Gary P. Van Graafeiland `72 & Marie Van Graafeiland

Steven A. Weisfeld `89

Carol A. Timm `97

Andrew N. Vollmer

Rachel B. Tiven

Elizabeth Mazzagetti Waggoner `02

David A. Trager `57 Sarah R. Travis `09 Greta Botka Treadgold `76 John R. Treusdell `77 Sally T. True `78 & Anthony F. Parise John L. Truscott, LL.B. `53 Emanuel Tsourounis II `03

Steven S. Weinshel

William I. Weisberg, LL.B. `61

Alfred C. Tisch `63

William J. Torres `82

Joshua Weinshank

Tiina Elisa Vaisanen `13

Richard J. Vinegar `79 & Sherrie E. Zweig, B.S. `79

Mel A. Topf

D. C. Williams Evan S. Williams Jr. `69 & Linda Miller Williams, B.S. `66

Daniel Utevsky

Fabrice N. Vincent `92

Robert S. Toperzer, LL.B. `52

Clifford R. Weidberg `72 Annette B. Weinshank

Barbara S. Weinzierl `88 & Steven R. Weinzierl, Ph.D. `92

Ronald H. Usem `63

Richard N. Tilton `69

Philip S. Toohey `68

Jeffrey L. Wiener `13

Arjuna U. Weerasinha, LL.M. `00

Roy W. Tilsley Jr. `92

William C. Tompsett `74

Elizabeth Donegan Webster

William R. Wildman `86

Ashley Ann Vincent `10

Sara Brady Tomezsko `13

Robert Wiegand II

Christopher Wiles `71 & Renee A. Wiles

Kristin D. Thompson `97

Michael R. Tollini `02

Adrienne C. Watts

Joseph A. Turri `70 & Susan T. Turri

Howard J. Thomas `54

William L. Todd

Stanley W. Widger Jr. `75 Eric W. Wiechmann `74

Douglas M. Weems

Deborah Alexandra Vennos `02

John E. Tobin Jr. `74

Sherry Watters Lorna Alice Watt Erwin `63

Frank D. Wagner, A.B. `67 Beverly Walcoff Craig M. Walker `72 Gary I. Walt `82 Robert E. Walter `62 Rodney Earl Walton `76 Jerry A. Walz Allen Wan David C. Wang `96 George H. Wang `78 Jimmy A. Wang `02 R. Earl Warren Jr. `61 Patricia J. Warth `96

Adele Weiss Barry A. Weiss `82 & Ruth A. Weiss `82

Gerald O. Williams `55 & Florence Williams Mark C. Williams Richard A. Williams `76 John H. Williamson, LL.B. `65 Lauren E. Willis Allison Michele Wilson `10 Robert F. Wilson, LL.B. `67

Amy E. Weissman `92

Angela C. Winfield `08

Michael R. Weissmann `98

Wendy Samuelson Winick `93 & Jeffrey Winick

Parker L. Weld `69 & Annette Forker Weld

Allan R. Winn `69

Martin Wells `85

John A. Winters `64

Courtney A. Welshimer `07

Lynn Wise

Edward P. Wendel `66

Jamie P. Wiseman `99

Peter M. Wendt `67

Marcia H. Wishengrad `60 & Robert J. Metzger

Mark Wenzel Janet Ambrosi Wertman `86 Mark A. Weseman `91 Joshua Morgan Wesneski Walter S. Westfall, LL.B. `60 Mor Wetzler `07 Anne Whatley James B. Wheelis Paul M. Whitbeck `75 Clifton F. White `67 Richard C. White `74

Cassidy D. Waskowicz `03

William C. White & Linda K. White

Donald E. Watnick `88 & Valerie J. Watnick `88

Edwin L. Whitman `73

Frank L. Wiswall Jr. `65 Andrew A. Wittenstein `78 & Vicki Wittenstein `79 David P. Wohabe `85 Adam Marc Wolfe `96 Patricia Jean Wolfe Warren S. Wolfeld `83 Alan R. Wolfert `66 & Barbara R. Wolfert, B.A. `65, M.A.T. `66 Joel Rothstein Wolfson `80 & Evelyn S. Wolfson Michael G. Wolfson `66 Lucia J. Wolgast `91

Susan C. Whitmore

Fall 2013






Robin M. Wolpert `01

Air Products & Chemicals

Marc I. Woltag `74

Allen Law Firm

Law Office of Elizabeth Bowman

Jonathan Wood `86


Law Office of Paul R. Lucey

Mark I. Wood `75

Alston & Bird

Michael F. Woods `68

Bank of America Foundation

Law Offices of David G. Gamble

Michael G. Wooldridge `84

Barclays Educational Gifts Matching Program

Susan A. Woolf `94 William L. Wright `54 Mark J. Wuellner `05

Hailong Xia, LL.M. `13

Macy’s Foundation

Clear Creek County

Madden & Soto

Commons & Commons

Marple & Marple

The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region

Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand


McCool Law Firm

Charles F. Yocum

Copilevitz & Canter

McCutcheon Foundation

Eric D. Yordy `97

Davis Polk & Wardwell

McKesson Corp Foundation

George Peter Yost

DRH Consulting


Alan Price Young `78

E. & A. Hotlzman Foundation

Morgan Stanley

Stephen Yale-Loehr `81 Atsushi Yamada, LL.M. `03 M. Brent Yarborough `00

Rachel A. Yuen `05 & Kenny C. Chao `05 Carroll J. Yung `82 Olesia A. Zakon `13 Ira H. Zaleznik `77 Yihan Zang `11 Alexander Ian Ziccardi `12 Vincent J. Zichello `64

Lucas Company

Farrell & Bromiel

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Global Impact Funding

Feinberg Dee & Feinberg

New Direction IRA

Fisher & Phillips

Northeast Utilities Company

Edison International

FM Global Foundation

Teahan & Constantino Tennessee Valley Recycling Toyota Motor Unilever United States Walker Legal & Consulting Services Walt Disney Company Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation Wyatt & Blake Wyoming County Republican Committee

McBee Law Firm

Fortress Fiduciary Company

Odyssey America Reinsurance

The Foundation for Jewish Philanthropy

Outten & Golden Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler

William S. Zielinski Jr. `49

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Thomas S. Zilly `62

Gallet Dreyer & Berkey

The Pew Charitable Trusts

Craig Zimmerman


Political Solutions

Harlan A. Zimmerman

Greenberg & Sada


Susan Zimmerman

Hiller & Arban

Rinker Law Library

Michael J. Zuccarini `74

Holbrook & Johnston

Ritter & Ritter, CPAS

Leonard B. Zucker, A.B. `54

Houghton Mifflin IBM

Science Applications International

Zachary Paul Zuniga `13

Karl F. Stein Ministries

Seed Mackall

Matthew T. Zwart

Law Office of Adrienne C. Watts

Tabak, Mellusi & Shisha

Adobe Systems

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City News Service– CNS Press

Daniel Alexander Youngblut, A.B. `10


Law Offices of Rufus R. Smith Jr.

Charles Schwab

David Norman Yellen `84 & Leslie Richards-Yellen `84


Brooks & Brooks

Law Offices of Mark A. Drexler

Wendell James Wyckoff, LL.B. `60

Carol R. Yaster


Bennett Stokes Attorney at Law

Law Offices of Joseph Caines

Attorneys at Law

Sensient Technologies

The Year in Philanthropy John Lauricella CONTRIBUTING WRITER

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