CUNY School of Law

Do We Need a Human Right to a Healthy Environment?

April 13, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

In a new article, “Do We Need a Human Right to a Healthy Environment,” Professor Rebecca Bratspies writes, “Just as a healthy environment can contribute to the enjoyment of human rights, there is a growing sense that environmental degradation and climate change have ‘generally negative effects on the realization of human rights.’ Thus, there is a growing sense that the goal of realizing human rights necessarily entails protecting the environment.”

Prof. Borgmann Comments on New Abortion Law in Arizona

April 6, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Caitlin Borgmann contributed her expertise in reproductive rights law to a recent US News & World Report article, “Arizona Abortion Law Pushes Boundaries of What Providers Must Tell Patients.”

Distinguished Prof. Robson Comments on Recent Religious Freedom Laws

April 2, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Ruthann Robson was quoted in a recent VICE News article, “How Hobby Lobby Paved the Way for the Current Rush of Religious Freedom Laws.”

Prof. Julie Goldscheid and Sharon Stapel (’98) Receive ABA’s 20/20 Vision Awards

April 1, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Julie Goldscheid and Sharon Stapel (’98) are recipients of the American Bar Association’s 20/20 Vision Awards.

NYC Bar Highlights Immigration Outreach Efforts of Danny Alicea (’13)

March 27, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

The New York City Bar Association featured its ongoing work to focus on immigration issues and highlighted the immigration outreach work of Danny Alicea (’13), who is a current Fragomen Fellow with the City Bar.

Prof. Rossein on Supreme Court Decision Regarding Pregnancy Discrimination

March 26, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Rick Rossein recently appeared on Bloomberg Law to comment on the Supreme Court’s decision concerning pregnancy discrimination.

Li Litombe (’15) on Diversity on Law Reviews

March 25, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Li Litombe (’15) served on a panel for Ms. JD about improving diversity on law reviews.

Alum Paula Edgar (’06) Featured in Ms. JD

March 23, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Ms. JD featured an interview with alum Paula Edgar (’06) in a recent blog post. Edgar is Principal of PGE, LLC, a boutique coaching and consulting firm. The firm provides innovative and strategic solutions on career management, executive/leadership development, organizational diversity efforts, intercultural competence initiatives, networking and social media strategy.

CLORE Co-Hosts Policy Breakfast on Mayoral Control of NYC Public Schools

March 20, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

The Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE) recently co-hosted a policy breakfast addressing mayoral control of NYC public schools with Public Advocate Letitia James.

Prof. Jeffrey Kirchmeier on the Legacy of Lynching, Racial Terror, and the Death Penalty

March 19, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

“Today, US courts have failed too often to acknowledge the history of racial violence.” In a new article for Oxford University Press, Professor Jeffrey Kirchmeier discusses the findings of a recent Equal Justice Initiative report, “Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror.”

Prof. Goldscheid Testifies on Compensation Programs for Military Sexual Assault Survivors

March 17, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Julie Goldscheid recently testified on victim compensation and restitution before the Judicial Proceedings Panel.

CUNY Law Hosts Women Confronting ISIS Symposium

March 16, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

The Women Confronting ISIS symposium, held at CUNY Law on March 6, provided an opportunity for people concerned about the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and its impact of women to come together and strategize about responses to this human rights crisis.

Prof. Doug Cox on Hillary Clinton’s Use of Private Email

March 13, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Douglas Cox has been quoted by Time and The Hill about the recent revelations about Hillary Clinton’s use of private email while she was secretary of state.

Prof. Robson on AL Chief Justice Moore’s Objection to Ruling on Gay Marriage Ban

February 18, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Earlier this week, the Associate Press reported on the objection of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore to a January ruling by U.S. District Judge Callie Granade in Mobile that Alabama’s gay marriage ban violates the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection and due process. Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson spoke to the AP about Moore’s objection. […]

Prof. Robson on AL Chief Justice Moore’s Objection to Ruling on Gay Marriage Ban

February 18, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Earlier this week, the Associate Press reported on the objection of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore to a January ruling by U.S. District Judge Callie Granade in Mobile that Alabama’s gay marriage ban violates the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection and due process. Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson spoke to the AP about Moore’s objection. […]

Prof. White Testifies at House Judiciary Hearing About Mortgage Counseling

February 18, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Alan White testified this week at a House Judiciary Committee hearing about mortgage settlements between the Department of Justice and Citigroup and Bank of America.

Professor Zeidman Urges City Not to Defund the Bronx Defenders

February 10, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Steve Zeidman is one of the signatories of a recent letter to the New York Times urging the city not to heed calls to defund the Bronx Defenders, after two staff attorneys appeared in an anti-police rap video with violent tone.

Professor Zeidman Responds to Supporters of ‘Broken Windows’ Policing

February 6, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Steve Zeidman argues against ‘broken windows’ policing in a published editorial, pointing out the toll that it takes on people of color, communities and the general public.

Elizabeth Koo (’15) and Aaron Samsel (’15) Receive Prestigious Labor Law Awards

February 2, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Elizabeth Koo (’15) won first prize and Aaron Samsel (’15) won the second prize for the New York State Bar Association Section on Labor and Employment Samuel M. Kaynard Memorial Law School Student Service Awards.

Elizabeth Koo (’15) and Aaron Samsel (’15) Receive Prestigious Labor Law Awards

February 2, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Elizabeth Koo (’15) won first prize and Aaron Samsel (’15) won the second prize for the New York State Bar Association Section on Labor and Employment Samuel M. Kaynard Memorial Law School Student Service Awards.