CUNY School of Law

Fatema Jannat (’19) Appears in PBS Special about Settlement Houses

November 21, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

Fatema Jannat (’19), a second-year student in our part-time program is featured in a PBS special about the impact of settlement houses in New York.

HRGJ Clinic Stands up for Detained Pregnant Women

November 18, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention accepted most of the recommendations made by the Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic (HRGJ) regarding the detention of pregnant women suspected of drug use in the United States.

U.N. Condemns Confinement of Pregnant Women Based on Suspected Drug Use

October 27, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

HRGJ clinic successfully urged U.N. experts to recognize that detaining pregnant women suspected of drug use discriminates against women and violates their right to be free from arbitrary detention.

Visiting Scholar Dr. Enrico Bonadio Joins CUNY Law

October 19, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

Dr. Enrico Bonadio, an intellectual property scholar from the City Law School in London, has joined CUNY Law as a visiting scholar for the Fall 2016 semester. His current research focuses on graffiti, street art and copyright law.

CUNY Law Students Go to (Moot) Court

October 7, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

Second- and third-year students participated in CUNY Law’s 21st annual Moot Court Summer Competition recently to secure a spot on the law school’s Moot Court team.

Welcome to Our Latest 1L Class

September 9, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

Our newest 1L class brings a rich and varied background to CUNY Law and their legal careers. In addition to speaking 26 languages, this class of 190 full- and part-time students has worked for such organizations as a youth mission in South Africa, Refugees and Communities of Color and the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Mary Lu Bilek Appointed New Dean of CUNY Law

June 6, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

Mary Lu Bilek, dean of the University of Massachusetts School of Law, named the new dean of CUNY Law.

CUNY Law Ranks #1 in the U.S. for Public Interest Jobs

May 31, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

CUNY School of Law tops the nation’s law schools for placing graduates in public interest jobs, according to a report in the National Law Journal.

Academic Support Conference Brings Diversity to the Fore

May 31, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

CUNY Law hosted the fourth annual Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE) conference, where attendees discussed best practices in their field.

Students Take on K-12 Suspensions in NYC’s Public Schools

May 25, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

Despite the reduction in suspension in New York City’s public schools in recent years, many students facing suspensions still encounter overly punitive charges that can mean significant time out of school and lead to them falling behind severely, and possibly dropping out. Students in CUNY Law’s Student Advocacy Project (SAP) spent this recent semester working […]

CUNY Law Praises NYS Board of Regents Decision to Allow Licenses for Non-Citizens

May 18, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Board’s adoption of regulations allows DACA recipients to obtain licenses in 57 professions May 18, Long Island City, NY — The New York State Board of Regents’ adoption of regulations permitting DACA recipients to obtain professional license in New York, wisely allows qualified non-citizens who have completed their education here to finally […]

CUNY Law Celebrates the Class of 2016

May 11, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

During his commencement address to CUNY Law’s Class of 2016, the Honorable Jonathan Lippman urged graduates to follow their pursuit of justice. “The pursuit of justice for all is what defines our powerful and privileged profession,” Judge Lippman told the 98 graduates during the ceremony. “It is at the very heart of what it means […]

Dean Michelle J. Anderson Named President of Brooklyn College

May 2, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

CUNY Law Dean Michelle J. Anderson named new president of Brooklyn College.

HRGJ Event Tackles Life as Woman and LGBT Person in Iraq Under ISIS

May 2, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

Speakers from human rights organizations working in Iraq came together for a recent HRGJ discussion on life in that country as a woman or LGBT person.

Students Help Gas Station Workers Fight for Fair Pay

April 28, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

GAS STATION WORKERS FILE WAGE THEFT CASE AGAINST GAS STATION EMPIRE Nineteen workers cite failure to pay minimum wage in lawsuit against owner and managers. New York, NY (April 28, 2016) — Nineteen gas station cashiers and attendants have filed a wage theft action against Steven Keshtgar, the owner of multiple gas stations, and two […]

Human Rights Gender Justice (HRGJ) Clinic Travels to Iraq

April 28, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

Staff from the HRGJ clinic traveled to Iraq to train local groups on advocating for women’s and LGBT rights in Iraq and to develop recommendations for human rights advocacy.

Former New York’s Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman to Deliver 2016 Commencement Address

April 15, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

The Honorable Jonathan Lippman will address graduates during CUNY Law’s 31st commencement ceremony and receive an honorary degree.

CUNY Law Review Symposium Brings Family Defense to the Forefront

April 11, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

More than 100 people attended CUNY Law Review’s recent half-day symposium to engage in discussions of how family defense can be enhanced.

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Visits CUNY Law

April 11, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke before a standing-room only crowd at CUNY Law on Friday for a conversation with Judge Rosemary Barkett, scholar-in-residence at CUNY Law’s Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice.

CUNY Law Ranked #3 for Clinical Program

March 17, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

CUNY Law ranked #3 in the nation for its forward-thinking clinical training program for the second year in a row.