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 […]
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.
The Honorable Jonathan Lippman will address graduates during CUNY Law’s 31st commencement ceremony and receive an honorary degree.
More than 100 people attended CUNY Law Review’s recent half-day symposium to engage in discussions of how family defense can be enhanced.
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 in the nation for its forward-thinking clinical training program for the second year in a row.
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 City College’s Colin Powell School’s new joint degree program will enhance the training of lawyers entering the field of international law.
Three CUNY Law students, all 3Ls, are working to make a difference for inmates who believe they have been treated unfairly.
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.
Four alumnae are advocating and giving a voice for parents and students in special education 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 […]
CUNY Law 1L Maria Brinkmann reflects on her inspiration to attend law school.
CUNY Law’s clinical program, Main Street Legal Services, has been advocating for underserved people in New York for three decades.
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 […]
The Triangle Shirtwaist fire tragedy of 1911 still has important lessons to teach us today about garment worker conditions.
Recent CUNY Law grads help low-income New Yorkers get the Housing Court justice they deserve.
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 […]
Alum Paula Segal (’11) is working to flip the switch on community access to unused city land.
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.