2023 – 2024 Student Memos

Standards for Professional Conduct

To: All Law Students
From: Markeisha J. Miner, Dean of Students, Jed Stiglitz, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Re: Law School Code of Academic Integrity
Standards for Professional Conduct Within the Cornell Law School
Cornell University Student Code of Conduct
Date: August 24, 2023

Whether you are a new or returning student, we welcome you (back) to Cornell Law School.  Critical to our sense of community is a set of shared standards and expectations.  Accordingly, the new academic year also presents both an opportunity and an obligation for us to provide this notice that, in addition to the policies in the Student Handbook (https://community.lawschool.cornell.edu/student-life/student-handbook/), there are three separate codes governing the behavior of all members of the Cornell Law School community: 1) the Law School Code of Academic Integrity; 2) the Standards for Professional Conduct Within the Cornell Law School; and 3) the Cornell University Student Code of Conduct.

Help in Troubling Times

To: All Law Students
From: Markeisha J. Miner, Dean of Students
Re: Help in Troubling Situations
Date: September 1, 2023

This memo is a reminder of some of the resources available to you as a law student at Cornell.  In case you find yourself in any of the following hypothetical situations, we pass this information along. Helpful contacts and resources are listed at the end of this memo and may also be found at Cornell’s Student & Campus Well-being website.

Bar Exam Character and Fitness Memo

To: All Law Students
From: Markeisha J. Miner, Dean of Students
Re: Notice – Law Student Registration with State Bar Authorities
Character & Fitness Reminders and Required Disclosures
Date: September 28, 2023

This memo is a reminder for bar requirements. Cornell Law School graduates sit for bar examinations in many states. In the most recent examination year, the three most common jurisdictions were New York, California, and Washington D.C.