CUNY School of Law

Professor Borgmann on the Status of Abortion Access in Texas

October 16, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Caitlin Borgmann contributed her expertise to a New York Times article “Texas Abortion Clinics to Reopen Despite a Future in Legal Limbo”.

Prof. Robson on Supreme Court Case on Prisoner’s Religious Beard

October 14, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discussed the oral arguments in the Supreme Court regarding a ban on facial hair for incarcerated individuals in a recent op-ed in The Guardian and on Bloomberg Radio.

Eli Federman (’10) on Yom Kippur Tradition

October 9, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Eli Federman (’10) argues that the Yom Kippur tradition known as Kaparot should be left alone.

Longtime Work of Tonya Gonnella Frichner (’87) on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Acknowledged at United Nations

October 9, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the contributions of Tonya Gonnella Frichner (’87) (Onondaga Nation) and her longtime commitment to the advancement of the rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Dean Michelle Anderson Attends LSC Anniversary Event to Discuss Increasing Access to Justice

October 8, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Dean Michelle Anderson joined Congressman Jerry Nadler, CBS Vice Chair Shari Redstone and other law school deans in a discussion about ways to increase pro bono services and access to justice. The conversation took place on October 7 at an event marking the 40th anniversary of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC).

Nineteenth Annual CUNY Law Moot Court Summer Competition Takes Place

October 3, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

The Nineteenth Annual CUNY Law School Moot Court Summer Competition was held on September 20.

CED Clinic Organizes Inaugural NYC Worker Cooperative Conference

September 30, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

The Community and Economic Development (CED) Clinic and the New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives organized and hosted the first New York City Worker Cooperative Conference in June at CUNY Law.

Sharon Clarke (‘93) Wins Civil Court Judge Primary Election

September 29, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Alumna Sharon Clarke (‘93) has won Brooklyn’s 6th district Democratic primary election to serve as a Civil Court Judge.

Distinguished Professor Robson on School Dress Codes in the Guardian

September 25, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson commented on the spate of revolts against school dress codes in a recent Guardian article “Students protest ‘slut shaming’ high school dress codes with mass walkouts.”

CUNY Law Receives National Diversity Award for 2nd Year in a Row

September 24, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law has been named a recipient of the annual Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. This is the second year CUNY School of Law has been named as a HEED Award recipient.

Justice Richard J. Goldstone Named Inaugural Scholar-in-Residence at Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at CUNY Law School

September 22, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Former South African Constitutional Court Justice Richard J. Goldstone, J.D., has joined the newly established Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice as its inaugural scholar-in-residence for the fall semester.

Professor Borgmann on the “Undue-Burden” Abortion Standard in the National Law Journal

September 12, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Caitlin Borgmann’s op-ed “Rulings Illuminate Abortion Standard” was published in the National Law Journal this week.

INRC Client Released from Bagram and Reunited with His Family

September 11, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Under the leadership of Professor Ramzi Kassem, multiple generations of CUNY Law students in the Immigrant and Non-Citizen Rights Clinic (INRC) have represented Amin al-Bakri, a Yemeni national imprisoned by the U.S. military for over a decade without charge. In late August, Mr. al-Bakri was finally released and reunited in his family in Yemen.

Prof. Rick Rossein on Sexual Harassment in the Modeling World

September 5, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Merrick Rossein was consulted for a Refinery 29 article about the classification of fashion models as independent contractors, which leaves them unprotected from on-the-job sexual harassment.

UN Calls on U.S. to Halt Trial & Detention of Youth in Adult System

September 5, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

The IWHR Clinic and other advocates submitted a report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) describing how racial disparities in the U.S. criminal justice system are the most extreme in the treatment of youth. Last week, the Committee called on the US government to meet international human rights standards by halting prosecution of youth in adult courts and ending the imprisonment of youth in adult facilities.

CUNY School of Law Announces New Part-Time J.D. Program

September 3, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

The nationally recognized City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law has announced the creation of a new part-time Juris Doctor program which will allow students to pursue a legal education over four years.

Prof. Steve Zeidman on NY Criminal Justice System in Crisis

August 20, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

“For the past 20 years, New Yorkers have heard only one note about criminal justice, the city is safer than ever. Nothing was said and no questions were raised about who was arrested, for what, or what happened to them after arrest. Recent revelations, however, sound cause for alarm. Underneath the surface of the ‘safest large city in the world’ patina is a criminal justice system in crisis.”

Prof. Borgmann on Admitting Privileges Requirements for Abortion Providers

August 19, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Caitlin Borgmann recently spoke to Vox about court challenges to admitting privileges requirements for abortion providers. These laws require providers to gain the right to admit patients at a local hospital in order to perform abortions. Borgmann discussed whether this issue is likely to end up before the Supreme Court. “I think the Supreme […]

Prof. Zeidman on the Trouble with ‘Broken Windows’ Policing

August 14, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

On Thursday, Professor Steve Zeidman was a guest on NPR’s On Point discussing the recent deaths of civilians at the hands of the police.

Prof. Borgmann on Alabama “Undue Burden” Abortion Decision

August 7, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

In Monday’s edition of the Los Angeles Times, Professor Caitlin Borgmann commented on a recent U.S. District Court decision that ruled a law that would have closed three of five abortion clinics in Alabama unconstitutional.