CUNY School of Law

Center for Latino and Latina Rights and Equality Honored at Queens Hispanic Heritage Month Event

October 15, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

The Center for Latino and Latina Rights and Equality was honored by the Queens Borough President and the Queens D.A. for the organization’s work educating lawyers to champion civil rights.

CUNY School of Law and New York City Bar Association Join to form Court Square Law Project

October 15, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

New start up will address the “justice gap”, providing legal services to moderate-income clients and jobs to law school graduates.

CUNY Law Environmental Advocates Explore Global Impact of Climate Change

October 14, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

International environmental leaders shared their perspectives on climate change and overconsumption.

CUNY Law Dean to Step Down in 2016 After 10 Years

October 13, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Dean Michelle Anderson will step down at the end of the current academic year. She leaves a legacy of leadership at law school as it rises in rankings.

Iraqi Activist to Testify at the UN on ISIS, sexual violence and Shelter for Women

October 9, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Operator of Iraqi “Underground Railroad” for survivors of abuse to speak out on Iraqi government’s undermining efforts to protect women

CUNY Law Hosts 20th Annual CUNY Moot Court Summer Competition

October 8, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

CUNY Law hosted the oral arguments of its Twentieth Annual Moot Court Summer Competition earlier this fall. Emma Shreefter and Elana Gold won the final round of arguments.

N.Y. Supreme Court Appellate Division Judges to hear arguments at CUNY Law

September 21, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Four judges from the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department will hear oral arguments at CUNY Law this Thursday.

Prof. Rebecca Bratspies to Receive Environmental Award

September 18, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

The Eastern Queens Alliance will honor Prof. Rebecca Bratspies, for her long-standing work educating New Yorkers about urban sustainability and environmental justice.

Public Square Live Event Revisits the Black Panther Movement

September 10, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Five civil rights leaders and long-time activists recounted numerous personal and powerful stories of the Black Panther Movement and its importance to civil rights and black empowerment, before a full house at CUNY Law.

Second Circuit Court of Appeals Hears Oral Arguments at CUNY Law

September 3, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Chief Judge Robert Katzmann was joined by Judge Raymond Lohier and Judge Peter Hall. The judges heard five cases that covered a broad range of legal issues and then answered questions from students.

Second Circuit Court of Appeals to Hear Arguments at CUNY Law on Sept. 3

August 25, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will be sitting at CUNY School of Law on September 3, 2015. The Court will hear oral arguments in six cases beginning at 10:30am.

CUNY Law Reflects on Julian Bond’s Legacy

August 17, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

CUNY Law celebrates the legacy of civil rights leader Julian Bond, who spoke at the 2011 commencement and received an honorary degree.

Professor Jeff Kirchmeier on His New Book about the Death Penalty in America

June 17, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Jeff Kirchmeier answers questions about his new book Imprisoned by the Past: Warren McCleskey and the American Death Penalty.

Elder Law Clinic: Students’ Perspectives

June 9, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Third-year Elder Law Clinic students Carolyn Fakury, Mary Elizabeth Murray, and Katie Redmon, along with Nora Moran, a social work intern from Hunter College, discuss the clinic and what inspired them to become lawyers.

Undocumented Immigrant Cesar Vargas (’11) Admitted to NY Bar

June 3, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Cesar Vargas (’11) who was brought to the United States from Mexico as a child and is still undocumented, was admitted to practice law in New York.

Inaugural Class of Pro Bono Scholars Helped Clients with Housing and Employment

June 2, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

In the first year of New York ’s pro bono scholars program, CUNY Law students helped clients find housing, fight evictions, and secure unpaid wages.

CLEAR’s Work with Uzbek and Yemeni Communities in the US Featured in New York Times

May 28, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

CLEAR’s work with Uzbek immigrants who were recently questioned by law enforcement and a Yemeni-American man whose US passport was unfairly revoked was recently featured in the New York Times.

Sorensen Center Launches New Fellowship Program: Six CUNY Law School Students Selected for Inaugural Class

May 26, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

The Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at the City University of New York School of Law has named six students in the inaugural class of Sorensen Center Fellows. The Fellowships aim to equip students with international experience and expertise to become leaders in the field.

U.N. Calls for U.S. to Treat Youth in Conflict with the Law as Youth, Not Adults

May 13, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

This week at the United Nations, government representatives called on the U.S. to end the practice of trying youth under 18 in the adult criminal justice system and incarcerating youth in adult jails and prisons. Representatives also called for the U.S. to fully abolish life imprisonment without parole sentences for youth and to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

In Pursuit of Peace and Justice for All

May 11, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

I know my husband Ted would be proud and honored by the creation of the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice.

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