Steve Shiffrin, expert in First Amendment law, dies at 82

Steve Shiffrin, the Charles Frank Reavis Sr. Professor of Law, Emeritus, a renowned legal scholar widely recognized for his contributions to the field of constitutional law, particularly the First Amendment, died May 29 in Ithaca. 

Giving with impact: How one alumna is assisting many Afghans

Nell Cady-Kruse ’83, MBA ’85 is proud to support Cornell's Scholars Under Threat initiative and Afghan Assistance Clinic at the Law School.

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Student veterans help launch Veterans Law Practicum

Launching in fall 2023, the practicum will enroll 10 Cornell Law students each semester who will help  veterans access benefits, disability claims, legal information and advice.

Kreps: Generative AI holds promise, peril for democracies

Generative artificial intelligence threatens to undermine trust in democracies when misused, but may also be harnessed for public good, Sarah Kreps told the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology on May 19.

Law team opposes South Carolina’s electric chair, firing squad

Faculty, students and alumni affiliated with Cornell Law School's Capital Punishment Clinic are leading a legal fight to prevent South Carolina from executing condemned prisoners by methods they argue are cruel and unusual.

2023-24 academic year to feature free expression theme

The significance, history and challenges of free expression and academic freedom will be explored as a featured theme throughout the 2023-24 academic year, President Martha E. Pollack will announce April 17.

New faculty award celebrates community engagement across Cornell

The award was created to recognize novel approaches to community engagement in each college that haven’t historically been honored.

Maureen Waller will study driver’s license suspensions as an Access to Justice Scholar

Maureen Waller, a professor in the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy and the Department of Sociology, will study racial and economic disparities in driver’s license suspensions through her selection as Access to Justice Scholar. Waller will examine people’s lived experiences with having a suspended license as well as recent and potential reforms in New York to end “debt-based” suspensions.  

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Crypto regulation: Can securities laws keep pace with innovation?

Cornell Law School Professor Charles Whitehead discussed the shifting regulatory environment around crypto and what’s next for the technology in a recent webcast, “Crypto Regulation: Can Securities Laws Keep Pace with Innovation?”

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