Patricia Lavelle (’03), immigration staff attorney at Legal Aid, is running in the 2013 ING Marathon on November 3, 2013, for Team LAS (Legal Aid Society) to help raise funds for Legal Aid Civil Practice. Lavelle will be running along with Legal Aid Board Member Aaron H. Marks of Kasowitz Benson Torres & Freidman LLP, […]
Celina Caban (’14) has been awarded the 2013 Ms. JD Fellowship.
A video from the Denver Post features alumna Kim Dvorchak (’95), executive director of the Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition. The Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition (CJDC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring excellence in juvenile defense and justice for all children in Colorado. Dvorchak founded the CJDC in 2009. She previously worked as a staff […]
Suzannah Phillips, fellow with the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic at CUNY Law, was invited to present at a Global Consultation on the Right to an Effective Remedy for Trafficked Persons hosted by the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Trafficking at the United Nations on October 24.
Professors Babe Howell and Nicole Smith Futrell discuss the impact of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practice on “Inside Out”.
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.
Judge Edwina Richardson-Mendelson (’88) was the recipient of the New York Law Journal’s Impact Award.
“High Fashion or Religious Fervor? Headwear Laws Fraught With Trouble” is Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson’s latest op-ed piece in the National Law Journal.
In a Huffington Post article, alumnus Eli Federman (’10) discusses the perception that there is a double standard when enforcing accountability for police misconduct. Read more
Alum Eli Federman (’10) discusses the impact of controversial remarks of corporate CEOs on consumers in an opinion piece for Forbes. Read more
CUNY School of Law students Ada George (’14), Everett Hopkins (’14), Somalia Samuel (’14), & Victor Negron (’15) spoke at the Annual Black Male Initiative Conference at York College last week.
Professor Janet Calvo’s discussion of the Windsor decision’s impact on immigration law is featured on the ImmigrationProf Blog.
On Saturday, September 21, 2013, CUNY Moot Court hosted the oral argument component of the Eighteenth Annual CUNY Law School Moot Court Summer Competition.
Today, human rights organizations submitted a joint shadow report to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (the Committee). The report, titled From Forced Sterilization to Forced Psychiatry: Violations of the Human Rights of Women with Disabilities and Transgender Persons in Colombia, by fourteen organizations including MADRE, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), the International Women’s Human Rights (IWHR) Clinic at CUNY School of Law, and a coalition of Colombian organizations which includes PAIIS Law Clinic at the University of Los Andes in Bogota will be considered during the review of the Government of Colombia’s compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) to be held at the UN in Geneva on October 2, 2013.
After the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) this past June, alum Amir Rasoulpour (’12) started a small law firm focused in large part on representing gay and lesbian bi-national couples seeking marriage visas.
Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan (’11) on behalf of The National Lawyers Guild is co-lead counsel, with Annette Martinez of the the Caribbean Institute for Human Rights (ICADH) and Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, in filing a petition before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) against the United States for severe human rights violations in the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.
Professor Rebecca Bratspies will be speaking about sustainable communities on a panel at the Environmental Law and Public Health Conference later this week.
Kelly Marie Fay Rodriguez (’12) was named one of 15 Leadership Institute Fellows for 2013-2014 by the Center for American Progress.
A new book names City University of New York School of Law Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson one of only 26 “best law teachers” in the United States.
Professor Cynthia Soohoo, director of the CUNY Law International Women’s Human Rights Clinic, delivered opening remarks at a conference marking the 40th Anniversary of the 1973 Coup D’Etat in Chile, held on September 9, 2013.