CUNY School of Law

Distinguished Professor Robson on School Dress Codes in the Guardian

September 25, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson commented on the spate of revolts against school dress codes in a recent Guardian article “Students protest ‘slut shaming’ high school dress codes with mass walkouts.”

CUNY Law Receives National Diversity Award for 2nd Year in a Row

September 24, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law has been named a recipient of the annual Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. This is the second year CUNY School of Law has been named as a HEED Award recipient.

Justice Richard J. Goldstone Named Inaugural Scholar-in-Residence at Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at CUNY Law School

September 22, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Former South African Constitutional Court Justice Richard J. Goldstone, J.D., has joined the newly established Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice as its inaugural scholar-in-residence for the fall semester.

Professor Borgmann on the “Undue-Burden” Abortion Standard in the National Law Journal

September 12, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Caitlin Borgmann’s op-ed “Rulings Illuminate Abortion Standard” was published in the National Law Journal this week.

INRC Client Released from Bagram and Reunited with His Family

September 11, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Under the leadership of Professor Ramzi Kassem, multiple generations of CUNY Law students in the Immigrant and Non-Citizen Rights Clinic (INRC) have represented Amin al-Bakri, a Yemeni national imprisoned by the U.S. military for over a decade without charge. In late August, Mr. al-Bakri was finally released and reunited in his family in Yemen.

Prof. Rick Rossein on Sexual Harassment in the Modeling World

September 5, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Merrick Rossein was consulted for a Refinery 29 article about the classification of fashion models as independent contractors, which leaves them unprotected from on-the-job sexual harassment.

UN Calls on U.S. to Halt Trial & Detention of Youth in Adult System

September 5, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

The IWHR Clinic and other advocates submitted a report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) describing how racial disparities in the U.S. criminal justice system are the most extreme in the treatment of youth. Last week, the Committee called on the US government to meet international human rights standards by halting prosecution of youth in adult courts and ending the imprisonment of youth in adult facilities.

CUNY School of Law Announces New Part-Time J.D. Program

September 3, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

The nationally recognized City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law has announced the creation of a new part-time Juris Doctor program which will allow students to pursue a legal education over four years.

Prof. Steve Zeidman on NY Criminal Justice System in Crisis

August 20, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

“For the past 20 years, New Yorkers have heard only one note about criminal justice, the city is safer than ever. Nothing was said and no questions were raised about who was arrested, for what, or what happened to them after arrest. Recent revelations, however, sound cause for alarm. Underneath the surface of the ‘safest large city in the world’ patina is a criminal justice system in crisis.”

Prof. Borgmann on Admitting Privileges Requirements for Abortion Providers

August 19, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Caitlin Borgmann recently spoke to Vox about court challenges to admitting privileges requirements for abortion providers. These laws require providers to gain the right to admit patients at a local hospital in order to perform abortions. Borgmann discussed whether this issue is likely to end up before the Supreme Court. “I think the Supreme […]

Prof. Zeidman on the Trouble with ‘Broken Windows’ Policing

August 14, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

On Thursday, Professor Steve Zeidman was a guest on NPR’s On Point discussing the recent deaths of civilians at the hands of the police.

Prof. Borgmann on Alabama “Undue Burden” Abortion Decision

August 7, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

In Monday’s edition of the Los Angeles Times, Professor Caitlin Borgmann commented on a recent U.S. District Court decision that ruled a law that would have closed three of five abortion clinics in Alabama unconstitutional.

Prof. Zeidman on the downsides of ‘broken windows’ policing

August 4, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Steve Zeidman wrote an editorial piece “Is ‘Broken Windows’ Broken? Yes” that ran in the Sunday edition of the New York Daily News. He argues that this theory subject minority and poor New Yorkers to harassment for no good reason.

2014 CUNY School of Law Commencement [Photos + Video]

July 7, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

More than 140 CUNY School of Law students received their Juris Doctor degrees at the May 16 graduation ceremony.

Public Square LIVE: Diversity and Inclusion featuring Dr. Evelyn Hu-Dehart

July 7, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

The panel discussion explored the legal and social aspects of affirmative action, how it has evolved over time, and how best to conceptualize the work of equality in the future.

Distinguished Prof. Robson on Hobby Lobby Ruling & Its Aftermath

July 2, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Ruthann Robson’s opinion was included in a Guardian article about the reactions of supporters and detractors to the US Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling. Professor Robson also contributed a post to the London School of Economics blog on American Politics and Policy, arguing that the US Congress has a number of options for changing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Prof. Rick Rossein on 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer

July 1, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Rick Rossein was recently interviewed for Arise America’s segment about the 50th anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Summer.

Central Park Five represented by Prof. Moore Receive $40 million settlement

June 26, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

The five men exonerated in the beating and rape of a female jogger in Central Park in 1989, known as the Central Park Five, have settled their wrongful conviction lawsuit for $40 million. Four of the five men are represented by CUNY Law Adjunct Professor Jonathan Moore.

Dean Anderson Receives 2014 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award from the NYC Bar

June 26, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Dean Michelle J. Anderson is the recipient of the 2014 Diversity & Champion Inclusion Champion Award from the New York City Bar Association.

Prof. Cammett’s work cited in Salon article on the stigmatization of poor people by politicians

June 19, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

In a recent Salon article “The right’s despicable class war: Why they paint the poor as anti-American” by Elizabeth Stoker, the author extensively cites Professor Ann Cammett’s paper “Deadbeat Dads & Welfare Queens: How Metaphor Shapes Poverty Law”.