CUNY School of Law

Prof. Steve Zeidman on Problems with Broken Windows Policing

December 9, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

In the wake of the Eric Garner decision, Professor Steve Zeidman has spoken out on the problems with broken windows policing and the need for a 21st-century approach to policing.

Prof. Zeidman on Why Prosecutors Should Keep Healthy Distance from Police

December 5, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Steve Zeidman spoke to the New York Times about the need for checks when compiling databases for “smart prosecutions” and on why prosecutors should keep a healthy distance from police.

Student Liam Lowery & Wife Tell Story of Dating While Transitioning

December 5, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

One of our current students, Liam Lowery (’17), tells WNYC’s Death, Sex, & Money the story of meeting and dating his future wife, Marisa Carroll, while also transforming himself. Lowery identifies as trans, and he started taking testosterone soon after they began dating.

Prof. Davis Testifies Before Congressional Human Rights Commission on Aid Delivery in Haiti

December 4, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Yesterday, Professor Lisa Davis testified before Congress at a hearing organized by the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on aid delivery and development strategies for long-term capacity building in Haiti.

CUNY Law Ranked 33rd Best Law School in Nation

December 4, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

A new article from Business Insider ranks CUNY School of Law the 33rd best law school in America. Among law schools in New York, CUNY places 3rd, behind Columbia and NYU.

Cynthia Conti-Cook (’06) to Run New Cop Accountability Program

December 1, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

The New York Daily News reports on the new Cop Accountability Program (CAP), a database that will collect information about police officers accused of wrongdoing.

Prof. Borgmann on the Use of TRAP Laws to Target Abortion Providers

December 1, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Caitlin Borgmann wrote the lead op-ed in today’s Los Angeles Times about the threat of targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP laws) to abortion facilities.

U.N. Criticizes U.S. Treatment of Youth in Adult Jails and Prisons

December 1, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Friday, the U.N. Committee Against Torture (“Committee”) strongly criticized the United States for state laws and policies that result in the incarceration of youth under 18 in adult jails and prisons under conditions that endanger their safety and well-being.

Prof. Cox to NPR on CIA Plan to Destroy Some of Its Email

November 25, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Douglas Cox spoke to NPR about the CIA’s proposed plan to revamp its email retention policy. The revision would destroy all messages within three years of an employee leaving the agency, with the exception of the agency’s top 22 officials.

Prof. Borgmann on How Shoddy Facts Wind Up in Court

November 25, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Caitlin Borgmann spoke to RH Reality Check about how less-than-sound facts from legislative testimony wind up in front of judges.

Judge Serita’s (’89) Human Trafficking Intervention Court Marks 10th Anniversary

November 25, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

The New York Times featured an article on Judge Toko Serita’s Human Trafficking Intervention Court in Queens. The court—which aims to “change the legal conversation around the multibillion-dollar sex trade by redefining the women in it as victims instead of criminals,” according to the article—is marking its 10-year anniversary.

Jessica Glynn (’09) Leading Office of Violence Prevention in Stockton, CA

November 25, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Alumna Jessica Glynn (’09) was the subject of an article in Stockton’s The Record about her new role as the manager of the Office of Violence Prevention in Stockton, CA.

Martha S. Jones (’87) on Ferguson and 1983 Case of Michael Stewart

November 25, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

In a piece for the Huffington Post, alumna Martha S. Jones (’87) reflects on Ferguson and the death of Michael Brown, and she recalls the death of Michael Stewart at the hands of police in New York City in 1983.

Prof. Kassem on Why Prisoners Cleared for Release Are Still in Guantánamo

November 19, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Vice featured a column by Professor Ramzi Kassem that discussed why the majority of the 148 prisoners remaining at Guantánamo Bay who have been cleared for release by the US government have not been released.

Prof. Cox on CIA Plan to Destroy Email Records

November 19, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Douglas Cox discussed a plan put forward by the CIA to destroy email records of some of its staff. Citing a past incident when the CIA destroyed interrogation videos of some Guantanamo detainees, Cox said in a letter to the National Archives and Records Administration “The archivist must not allow this history to repeat itself.”

Judith McCarthy (‘91) Inducted as Southern District Magistrate Judge

November 19, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

CUNY Law alumna Judith McCarthy (‘91) was inducted as a magistrate judge in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. McCarthy was previously the executive vice president and general counsel of the New York Power Authority. Read the full article

Prof. Goode on Upcoming SCOTUS Redistricting Case

November 19, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Victor Goode spoke to Colorlines about the upcoming Supreme Court case about redistricting in Alabama.

Prof. Rick Rossein on Increase in Racial Harassment Claims

November 10, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Rick Rossein appeared on Arise News last week, discussing why more workers seem to be filing lawsuits against employers with claims of racial harassment in the workplace.

Prof. Robson on the NSA Metadata Spying Appeal

November 5, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson was recently quoted in an Ars Technica article, “A top appeals court to hear why NSA metadata spying should stay or go”.

Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice Launched at CUNY Law School with Kofi Annan as Keynote Speaker

October 29, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Kofi Annan, former secretary general of the United Nations, spoke to a full house at the launch of CUNY Law’s new Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice on October 27. Ted Sorensen was a long-time close advisor and speechwriter to President John F. Kennedy.