CUNY School of Law

2014 CUNY School of Law Commencement [Photos + Video]

July 7, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

More than 140 CUNY School of Law students received their Juris Doctor degrees at the May 16 graduation ceremony.

Public Square LIVE: Diversity and Inclusion featuring Dr. Evelyn Hu-Dehart

July 7, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

The panel discussion explored the legal and social aspects of affirmative action, how it has evolved over time, and how best to conceptualize the work of equality in the future.

Distinguished Prof. Robson on Hobby Lobby Ruling & Its Aftermath

July 2, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Ruthann Robson’s opinion was included in a Guardian article about the reactions of supporters and detractors to the US Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling. Professor Robson also contributed a post to the London School of Economics blog on American Politics and Policy, arguing that the US Congress has a number of options for changing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Prof. Rick Rossein on 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer

July 1, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Rick Rossein was recently interviewed for Arise America’s segment about the 50th anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Summer.

Central Park Five represented by Prof. Moore Receive $40 million settlement

June 26, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

The five men exonerated in the beating and rape of a female jogger in Central Park in 1989, known as the Central Park Five, have settled their wrongful conviction lawsuit for $40 million. Four of the five men are represented by CUNY Law Adjunct Professor Jonathan Moore.

Dean Anderson Receives 2014 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award from the NYC Bar

June 26, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Dean Michelle J. Anderson is the recipient of the 2014 Diversity & Champion Inclusion Champion Award from the New York City Bar Association.

Prof. Cammett’s work cited in Salon article on the stigmatization of poor people by politicians

June 19, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

In a recent Salon article “The right’s despicable class war: Why they paint the poor as anti-American” by Elizabeth Stoker, the author extensively cites Professor Ann Cammett’s paper “Deadbeat Dads & Welfare Queens: How Metaphor Shapes Poverty Law”.

Prof. Soohoo on Protecting Incarcerated Youth from Sexual Violence

June 17, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Cynthia Soohoo was recently a guest on BrianLehrer.TV to discuss the importance of full implementation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) which protects incarcerated individuals from sexual violence.

Militants Sweep Towards Baghdad: Women’s Rights Groups Mobilize

June 16, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

The IWHR Clinic at CUNY Law School and MADRE, an International women’s human rights organization are mobilizing an emergency response with the Iraqi women’s rights organization located in Baghdad, the Organization for Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI) to protect people at severe risk as the threat of sectarian violence grows.

Prof. Rossein on Racial Discrimination Complaint Filed by Cotton Gin Workers

June 9, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Recently, Professor Rick Rossein shared his expertise on employment discrimination as a guest on the Arise America show.

Prof. Kassem Provides “A View from Gitmo” for the New York Times

June 9, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Ramzi Kassem wrote an editorial for the New York Times in which he advocates for “decisive action to resettle and repatriate as many inmates as possible and give fair trials to any that remain”.

Advocates Release Report on Violations of Women’s Human Rights in Syria

June 3, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

CUNY School of Law, MADRE and a coalition of international and Syrian women’s human rights groups have released a report on women’s human rights violations in Syria before and during the current war.

Prof. Siegel on the History of “Stop-and-Frisk” Cases

May 19, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Franklin Siegel traced the fifteen year long legal challenge to the unconstitutional racial profiling practices of the New York City Police Department in a Journal article distributed at a tribute to the Floyd v. City of New York legal team.

Prof. Kirchmeier Reviews Book about Death Penalty

May 13, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier, an expert on the death penalty reviewed Robert Blecker’s new book, “The Death of Punishment: Searching for Justice Among the Worst of the Worst” for the New York Law Journal.

Distinguished Prof. Robson on Arkansas Gay Marriage Ban Ruling

May 13, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson was consulted by the Los Angeles Times on her thoughts about the constitutionality of the Arkansas gay marriage ban ruling.

Children’s Lives at Stake: U.S. Policies of Incarcerating Children in Adult Correctional Facilities

May 2, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Read this Human Rights At Home blog post by IWHR clinic students Nell Hirschmann-Levy and Meghan McLoughlin on youth in adult jails and prisons in the U.S.

Paula Z. Segal (’11) Interviewed on BrianLehrer.TV about Community Land Access

April 25, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Paula Z. Segal (’11) was a guest on Brian Lehrer’s TV show to speak about 596 Acres, an organization that builds online tools neighbors can use to clear hurdles to community land access.

Distinguished Prof. Robson on First Amendment Protections for Public Employees

April 25, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Distinguished Professor Robson wrote the argument preview for Lane v. Franks, an upcoming Supreme Court case, on the SCOTUSblog.

Prof. Rick Rossein on Employing Certain Religious Groups

April 15, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Some members of the Jewish religious community believe that studying the Talmud helps develop critical thinking skills and helps with professional jobs, especially those that require data analysis. Professor Rick Rossein was recently interviewed by Jewish News One about his views on this issue. He said: “I would certainly advise against that. Because once again, […]

CUNY School of Law Presents Special Panel on Diversity and Inclusion

April 14, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

The City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law will present “Diversity & Inclusion: Opportunities and Challenges in the Age of Globalization” featuring Brown University Professor Evelyn Hu-Dehart, on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.