CUNY School of Law

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.

CLEAR Project Contributes to Landmark Settlement Protecting Muslims from Discriminatory Surveillance

January 7, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

CUNY Law professor Ramzi Kassem and students in the CLEAR project participated in lawsuits leading up to a landmark settlement regarding surveillance targeting Muslims.

Sorensen Center Welcomes Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

December 22, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer spoke to students, faculty, donors, and supporters of the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice.

CUNY Law Hosts Global LGBTIQ Rights Conference

December 15, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

The OutSummit conference brought together activists to discuss rights related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and intersex issues throughout the world.

Immigrant Clinic Celebrates Precedent Setting Decision for Client

December 9, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

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.

New Report Examines Why Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence Don’t Call the Police

November 2, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

CUNY School of Law, ACLU, and University of Miami School of Law Release Findings of Gender-Biased Policing Survey

CUNY Law Posts 81% Bar Pass Rate on New York Bar Exam

October 29, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

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, […]