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Eduardo Peñalver : Additional Activities



Director of Faculty Research, 2009-present; Chair, Cornell’s Re-Accreditation Self-Study Committee, 2010-11

Peer Review
Oxford University Press; Cambridge University Press; Routledge-Cavendish, Journal of Law and Social Inquiry; Journal of Empirical Legal Studies; Journal of Law, Culture and the Humanities; Law and Philosophy; Killam Research Fellowship (Canada)

AALS Professional Development Committee, 2011-12; AALS Property Section 2010 Mid-Year Meeting Planning Committee; Faculty Appointments (2003-04, 2004-05, 2008-09, 2009-10); Admissions (2007-08); University Marshall and Rhodes Scholar Screening Committee (2006-10); University Planning (2007-08); Clerkships (2006-10); Distinguished Jurist-in-Residence (2007-10)

Faculty Advisor
Cornell Law Review (2007-10); Latino Law Students’ Association (Fordham, 2003-05; Cornell 2006-10); St. Thomas More Society (2007-09)

Cornell University, Provost’s Award for Distinguished Scholarship, 2010


I consult on issues related to the United States Supreme Court, as well as on cases involving property law, with a special interest in the law of adverse possession and prescription. I currently represent a group of elderly homeowners in a dispute with Norfolk Southern Railway Co. concerning the railroad’s closure of a grade-level rail crossing in Lansing, New York. We recently won a reversal in the Appellate Division of the trial court’s grant of summary judgment for the Defendant. I have also served as a consultant to a Long Island cooperative board in a multi-million dollar adverse possession lawsuit in New York state court.