CUNY School of Law

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, […]

Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan (’11) Takes the Helm of the National Lawyers Guild

October 27, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan (’11) took office as the president of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG).

Judge Rosemary Barkett Joins the Sorensen Center as the 2015-2016 Scholar-in-Residence

October 19, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Judge Rosemary Barkett has joined the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice as the scholar-in-residence for the 2016-2016 academic year.

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.