Three CUNY Law students, all 3Ls, are working to make a difference for inmates who believe they have been treated unfairly.
Cesar Vargas (’11) was sworn in today to practice law, culminating his four-year quest to join the New York Bar, despite his undocumented status.
Four alumnae are advocating and giving a voice for parents and students in special education law.
Each year, Women’s Link Worldwide, an international organization that works to advance the rights of women and girls, doles out the Gender Justice Uncovered Awards to highlight decisions or statements made during legal proceedings that have a positive or negative impact on gender equality. Blakeley Decktor (’12), a staff attorney at the Women’s Link office […]
CUNY Law 1L Maria Brinkmann reflects on her inspiration to attend law school.
CUNY Law’s clinical program, Main Street Legal Services, has been advocating for underserved people in New York for three decades.
Michael Oppenheimer (’06) reflects on the fight for equality and what it means for him, his family and his community. On November 24, 2014, I stood with residents, activists, and lawyers in front of the police department, in Ferguson, Missouri. It was moments after a prosecutor announced the grand jury decision not to indict a […]
The Triangle Shirtwaist fire tragedy of 1911 still has important lessons to teach us today about garment worker conditions.
Recent CUNY Law grads help low-income New Yorkers get the Housing Court justice they deserve.
For Angelo Pinto (’08), it comes down to science: Teen brains are not fully developed, meaning teens are incapable of fully assessing risk, and their character and sense of self are still under construction as well. “To put a teen into a hyper-violent environment, like an adult prison, means shaping the character of that person […]
Alum Paula Segal (’11) is working to flip the switch on community access to unused city land.
The transgender movement has been gaining momentum over the past several years. With magazine covers featuring Caitlyn Jenner and actress Laverne Cox, and TV shows such as Transparent, more people are acknowledging that the transgender community exists.
But despite this increased awareness, transgender individuals still face numerous barriers and challenges, from daily indignities to life-threatening and sometimes fatal attacks.
CUNY Law professor Ramzi Kassem and students in the CLEAR project participated in lawsuits leading up to a landmark settlement regarding surveillance targeting Muslims.
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer spoke to students, faculty, donors, and supporters of the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice.
The OutSummit conference brought together activists to discuss rights related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and intersex issues throughout the world.
The faculty and students working at the intersection of constitutional rights and counterterrorism policies had a precedent setting victory, with the reinstatement of a client’s unfairly revoked passport.
CUNY School of Law, ACLU, and University of Miami School of Law Release Findings of Gender-Biased Policing Survey
CUNY School of Law recently announced an 81.2 percent pass rate by its graduates taking the New York State bar exam for the first time in July 2015. CUNY Law’s pass rate rose solidly from the previous year’s 77 percent rate. The Law School’s passage rate places it seventh among the state’s 15 law schools, […]
Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan (’11) took office as the president of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG).
Judge Rosemary Barkett has joined the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice as the scholar-in-residence for the 2016-2016 academic year.