A Message from the Dean
by Eduardo M. Peñalver
Part of what makes Cornell Law School so unique, and what makes me
especially honored to become its 16th dean, is the sense of community
that permeates the institution. Where else can you experience such a
supportive, collegial, and friendly environment within a top law school?
I like to think the answer is "Nowhere but here."
Parsing Eduardo Peñalver: Why He's the Right Person to Lead the Law School in an Era of Change
by Linda Brandt Myers
He clerked for appellate court and Supreme Court
justices and has been a professor at Cornell, University of Chicago,
and Fordham law schools.
But it's also important to know that Eduardo Moises Peñalver, the Law
School's new Allan R. Tessler Dean: can pilot a plane, swam with whales
in Mystic Aquarium, keeps chickens, and cares about sharks.
Mary Donlon Alger: A Strong Pair of Shoulders
by Cynthia Grant Bowman
Mary Donlon, 1920 graduate of Cornell Law School, was the first woman to
be editor in chief of a law review in the United States, decades ahead
of any other claimant to that honor.
Learning by Doing in the Real World
by Kenneth Berkowitz
Ever since the 1970s, Cornell Law
School has been at the forefront of clinical legal education, providing
opportunities for students to move beyond the classroom to work with
real clients on real issues of law.