Big Apple chimp case highlights larger legal rights questions

A state appeals court in New York City must decide if a chimpanzee should be treated as a person with legal rights. Cornell University law professor Sherry Colb is an expert on constitutional law and animal rights, and a former law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun. Colb supports chimpanzees’ right to be […]

Cornell president, dean, former Justice colleague praise Class of ’60 member Janet Reno

Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno was a member of Cornell’s Class of 1960, earning a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the College of Arts and Sciences. She also was Cornell’s 2001 Senior Convocation speaker and a Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of ’56 professor from 2001-04. Cornell University Interim President Hunter Rawlings, who was president […]

Second Circuit Court brings cases to Cornell Law School for two-day event

WHAT: Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to hear cases at Cornell Law School WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 21 and Thursday, Sept. 22 WHERE: 390 Myron Taylor Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca MEDIA: Media members must RSVP to Daryl Lovell in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-254-4799 or dal296@cornell.edu. No photography, audio or video recording is […]

Militarization of Japan sign of Asia turning inwards

Japan’s defense ministry on Wednesday requested a record increase in spending for armed forces, the latest in a series of moves by Japan’s government to bolster the country’s militarism. Annelise Riles, professor of Far East legal studies at Cornell’s Law School and anthropology at Cornell’s College of Arts & Sciences, says that much like in […]

The Atlantic Philanthropies makes new grants to Cornell University

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Atlantic Philanthropies, created by Charles F. Feeney ’56, made its very first grant in 1982 to Cornell University. By the end of this year, the foundation will conclude its grant-making, realizing the full impact of the foundation’s largesse within its founder’s lifetime and fulfilling Feeney’s commitment to “Giving While Living.” Among […]

Cornell Law guest lecturer tackles struggles of the Western Sahara

WHAT: “Why You’ve Never Heard of Western Sahara: Morocco, the United States and Africa’s Last Colony” WHEN: Monday, April 18, 1:25 – 2:25 p.m. WHERE: Cornell Law School, Myron Taylor Hall, Room 277 MEDIA: The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked to RSVP to Daryl Lovell in Cornell’s Media […]