CUNY School of Law

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.

Sharon Aarons (’89) First Woman of Color Appointed to Appellate Division-Third Department

February 22, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

Honorable Sharon A.M. Aarons (’89) has been appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to the Appellate Division-Third Department of the New York State Supreme Court.

CUNY Law and CCNY’s Colin Powell School to Launch New Joint Degree Program

February 22, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

CUNY Law and City College’s Colin Powell School’s new joint degree program will enhance the training of lawyers entering the field of international law.

Student Innovators Bring Justice Behind Bars

February 4, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

Three CUNY Law students, all 3Ls, are working to make a difference for inmates who believe they have been treated unfairly.

DREAMer Cesar Vargas (’11) Joins the New York Bar

February 3, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

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.

Advocating for Every Child’s Right to Learn

February 1, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

Four alumnae are advocating and giving a voice for parents and students in special education law.

Blakeley Decktor (’12): Seeking Gender Equality Through the World’s Courts

February 1, 2016 | CUNY School of 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 […]

Serving up Food Justice at School

February 1, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

CUNY Law 1L Maria Brinkmann reflects on her inspiration to attend law school.

Looking Back: 30 years of CUNY Law’s Clinical Program

February 1, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

CUNY Law’s clinical program, Main Street Legal Services, has been advocating for underserved people in New York for three decades.

The Path to Equality

February 1, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

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 […]

Lessons Today from the Triangle Fire of the Past

January 29, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

The Triangle Shirtwaist fire tragedy of 1911 still has important lessons to teach us today about garment worker conditions.

Seeking Housing Justice

January 20, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

Recent CUNY Law grads help low-income New Yorkers get the Housing Court justice they deserve.

Angelo Pinto (’08): Fighting for Incarcerated Youth

January 20, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

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 […]

Community Power Growing in a Garden

January 20, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

Alum Paula Segal (’11) is working to flip the switch on community access to unused city land.

Fighting for Transgender Equality & Justice

January 20, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

CUNY Law alumni have taken up the fight in cities across the country on transgender rights issues — what many have called this century’s civil rights struggle.