Reunion 2018 – June 7-9

Reunion 2018 was a huge success – even the weather was in our favor.
Thank you to all the alumni who came back to campus to celebrate their class reunions and to all those who served on their Reunion Class Committees! We could not have done it without you.

View the 2018 Reunion Photo Gallery in Flickr.

If you missed reunions, we are delighted to share with you links to the recorded programming.

Immigration Law and Policy: What’s Changed, What Hasn’t and What Might in the Trump Administration

Immigration is at the forefront of U.S. law and policy. President Trump is building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and imposing bans on Muslim immigrants. The U.S. immigration agency is reinterpreting current laws and regulations to make it harder for employers to hire foreign nationals, U.S. citizens to sponsor close family members for green cards, and refugees to resettle in the United States. Immigration advocates are vigorously challenging these actions through litigation. In this program, Professors Stephen Yale-Loehr and Jaclyn Kelley-Widmer analyzed the legal and policy implications of immigration changes under the Trump administration.

Presented by Stephen Yale-Loehr, AB ’77, JD ’81, Cornell Law School Professor of Immigration Law Practice and Jaclyn Kelley-Widmer, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law (Lawyering), Cornell Law School

The Cloud, Metadata, Social Networking, and You: How Technology is Changing the Practice of Law

The traditional practice of law has been impacted by rapid changes in available technologies. This program discusses and analyzes how the evolving technology landscape is changing practice and how new technologies can be used in the practice of law. Data security and cloud computing issues were also analyzed. Ethical issues were considered including those relating to proper use of technology and data management. Electronic communications and social networking tools were explored.

Presented by Dan Blackaby, Technology Services Librarian, Lecturer in Law; Ariel Scotese, Access Services and Outreach Librarian, Lecturer in Law.

First Amendment Program: Free Speech: Where Should We Draw The Line

This panel discussion discussed freedom of speech in the era of social media, Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, Charlottesville, and the Corporate “Speaker.” This program was co-sponsored by the Cornell Black Lawyers Alumni Network and the Cornell Black Alumni Association.

Presenters included: Ronald L. Kuby, JD ’83, The Law Offices of Ronald L. Kuby Basil Smikle, BS ’93, Distinguished Lecturer of Politics & Policy at the Murphy Institute-SPS, CUNY and Former Executive Director of NYS Democratic Party Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law, New York Law School and former President of the ACLU Michael C. Dorf, Robert S. Stevens Professor of Law, Cornell Law School