CUNY School of Law

Prof. Zeidman on New York State Prison System Reforms

March 12, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Steven Zeidman recently wrote a guest column for the Jurist arguing that changes to solitary confinement law present an opportunity to tackle additional problems in the prison system.

CUNY Law Ranked in Top Five for Clinical Training, Top Ten for Diversity

March 11, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

U.S. News & World Report ranks CUNY Law 4th in the nation for its clinical programs and 8th in the nation for “most diverse law school.”

Professor Kirchmeier Pens Column on Stop and Frisk

March 5, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier recently wrote a column for the Jurist on stop and frisk. In it, he argued that public opinion and litigation worked together to protect the constitutional rights of individuals in recent suits regarding New York’s stop and frisk practice. Read the column here Professor Kirchmeier is the author of numerous law […]

New Report on Remedies for Criminalized Human Trafficking Victims Released

February 24, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New York, NY – February 24, 2014 – At any given time, an estimated 20.9 million people around the world are victims of human trafficking. Of these, an estimated 4.5 million are trafficked into the sex trade.

Distinguished Prof. Robson on Legal Implications of Tracking Devices

February 20, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Ars Technica reports on TraqCloud, a new electronic product that combines a GPS tracker with a GSM-based radio for real-time location reporting. Using this type of tracker against a romantic or business partner has now become more feasible, due to lowered cost. Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson was consulted about the legality of this product. She […]

Prof. Robson Discusses “Dressing Constitutionally” on Book Beat Podcast

February 12, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson was featured on the CUNY Book Beat podcast, discussing her book, Dressing Constitutionally: Hierarchy, Sexuality, and Democracy from Our Hairstyles to Our Shoes.

Prof. Steve Zeidman in NYLJ on “Quality-of-Life” Policing and Equal Protection

February 7, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

In a column in today’s New York Law Journal, Professor Steve Zeidman discusses “quality-of-life” policing and equal protection. He writes, As pernicious as rampant stops-and-frisks may be, they pale in comparison to quality-of-life arrests. These arrests often result in a host of impenetrable and permanent negative consequences, including deportation, eviction and ineligibility for various loans […]

Prof. Borgmann on Examining Facts Underlying Abortion Legislation

February 6, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

In a short “Reaction” commentary on the Harvard Law Review, Professor Caitlin Borgmann argues that the courts need to do a better job of closely examining the facts underlying abortion legislation and that they can do so under the governing undue burden standard.

Katherine Gallagher (’00) Discusses UN Findings on Sexual Misconduct by Priests on PBS Newshour

February 6, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Katherine Gallagher ( ’00), senior attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, discussed the findings in a United Nations report on how the Vatican responded to widespread sexual abuse by Catholic priests on the PBS Newshour. Watch the segment here

Melanie Hart Joins CUNY Law as Director of the Community Legal Resource Network and External Affairs

February 3, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Melanie F. Hart has joined the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law as the new director of the Community Legal Resource Network (CLRN) and External Affairs.

Moira Meltzer-Cohen (’12) Wins Student-Activist’s Release from Grand Jury Detention

February 3, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Moira Meltzer-Cohen (’12) secured the release of a man jailed eight months for refusing to appear before a federal grand jury on the ground that the man, Gerald Koch, would continue to resist no matter how long he is incarcerated.

Judith C. McCarthy (’91) Selected as Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York

January 31, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

The Board of Judges of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) has selected Judith C. McCarthy (’91) to serve as a magistrate judge for a term of eight years. She will serve on the bench at the Charles L. Brieant United States Courthouse in White Plains. Ms. McCarthy […]

Mayor de Blasio Announces Settlement of Historic Racial Profiling Case in which Prof. Jonathan Moore is one of Lead Counsel

January 31, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced settlement of the Floyd v. City of New York stop-and-frisk lawsuit, in which Adjunct Professor Jonathan Moore is one of two lead counsel, together with Darius Charney of the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Brad Parker on 5th Anniversary of Operation Cast Lead

January 30, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Today, Al-Jazeera English published an opinion piece from alumnus Brad Parker (’10) that reflects, five years later, on the toll of Israel’s January 2008 military offensive in Gaza and the effects of the subsequent fact-finding mission of the UN Human Rights Council.

Paula Edgar Receives Woman of Inspiration Award

January 29, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Paula Edgar (’06) is being recognized by Ms. JD for its first Woman of Inspiration Award.

Prof. Ruthann Robson on Upcoming Supreme Court Cases About the “Contraceptive Mandate”

January 23, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson wrote a piece for the London School of Economics Blog discussing the pending Supreme Court cases in which corporations challenge the so-called contraceptive mandate in Obamacare on religious grounds.

Distinguished Prof. Robson on Obama’s Reforms to NSA

January 23, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

In its article about President Obama’s plan to put limits on the NSA, Ars Technica quotes Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson:

Daily News Reports Prof. Moore’s remarks on Central Park Five Settlement Discussions

January 22, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

The New York Daily News reports that lawyers for plaintiffs and the City of New York said at a court hearing that settlement discussions are taking place in a decade-long federal civil rights lawsuit brought by five men exonerated in the rape of a jogger in Central Park in 1989.

NY Times Reports Comments by Fahd Ahmed (’08) on New Justice Department Profiling Rules

January 17, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

The New York Times front page report on U.S. Justice Department plans to strengthen rules on discriminatory profiling to prohibit federal agents from considering religion, national origin, gender, and sexual orientation unless actually relevant to an investigation, included comments by CUNY Law graduate Fahd Ahmed (’08).

Prof. Moore in $18 Million Right to Protest Settlement

January 16, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Adjunct Professor Jonathan Moore’s photo appears at the top of the front page of the New York Law Journal article reporting that the City of New York will pay $18 million to settle multiple cases brought by thousands of demonstrators wrongfully arrested during anti-war protests at the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City.