CUNY School of Law

Zoe Rawson (’07) on LA’s New Approach to Discipline in School

January 15, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Alumna Zoe Rawson (’07) is quoted in a recent NPR story about new policies that have been enacted in Los Angeles schools to “take a less punitive approach” to common misbehavior in elementary and middle school. According to the article, “students under the age of 13 will no longer be subject to school police citations […]

Prof. Chernoff on Fair Cross-Section Challenges

January 14, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Nina Chernoff’s new article “The 16 Things Every Defense Attorney Should Know About Fair Cross-Section Challenges,” co-authored with Joseph B. Kadane, is the lead article in the December 2013 issue of Champion, from the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Camille Massey Appointed as Founding Executive Director of Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at CUNY School of Law

January 14, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

L. Camille Massey, J.D., has been named the Founding Executive Director of the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law. She joins CUNY Law from the Council on Foreign Relations, where she was Vice President for Global Strategy and Programs.

Distinguished Prof. Robson on Efficacy of NSA Surveillance Program

January 13, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson spoke to Ars Technica about a new report that examines whether the NSA’s bulk surveillance programs stop terrorists. “[The Bergen report] is additional evidence of the question of the ‘efficacy’ of the surveillance program, a factor that weighs heavily when one balances security against liberty,” Ruthann Robson, a law professor at […]

Distinguished Prof. Robson on Efficacy of NSA Surveillance Program

January 13, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson spoke to Ars Technica about a new report that examines whether the NSA’s bulk surveillance programs stop terrorists.

BBC Features Prof. Robson & “Dressing Constitutionally”

January 9, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

In its article “The Secret History of Fashion Laws,” the BBC features Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson and her latest book, Dressing Constitutionally: Hierarchy, Sexuality, and Democracy From Our Hairstyles to Our Shoes.

Cesar Vargas (’11) on California Ruling Regarding Immigration Status and Legal Careers

January 9, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

A recent New York Daily News article reports on the decision of the California State Supreme Court to allow Sergio Garcia, who entered the U.S. illegally as a teen and has passed the California Bar Exam, to be admitted to the bar.

Prof. Borgmann Speaks on Arizona’s Ban on Abortion at 20 Weeks of Pregnancy

January 7, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

A recent New York Times article reports on a three-year surge in anti-abortion measures in more than half U.S. states that has altered the landscape for abortion access. Advocates for both sides are preparing for new political campaigns and court battles that could significantly change the accessibility of abortion for American women. Professor Caitlin Borgmann […]

Judge Jenny Rivera Speaks on Her Experiences at the Court of Appeals

January 7, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Judge Jenny Rivera, a former professor at CUNY School of Law, who was appointed to the New York State Court of Appeals last February, was recently interviewed by the New York Law Journal about her experiences on the court so far and her journey to the bench. Read the full New York Law Journal interview […]

Norma Francullo (’95) on Switching Focus to Special Education

December 20, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Learning Ally spoke with alumna Norma Francullo (’95) about switching her legal practice focus to special education after her twin children were diagnosed with dyslexia. Francullo said, “I have a lot of experience working with other parents and…

Raquel Batista (’03) Named a Top Pro-Choice Hero of 2013

December 20, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

RH Reality Check named alumna Raquel Batista (’03) as one of its top pro-choice heroes of 2013. According to the post, it is recognizing “hard-working activists and allies who, against tremendous odds, put in time and energy to advance repr…

Nitan Savur (’99) Awarded Thomas E. Dewey Medal

December 20, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Alumnus Nitan Savur (’99) was one of six winners of the Thomas E. Dewey Medal, an award presented annually to one “outstanding” assistant district attorney in each of the five boroughs, as well as the Office of the Special Narcotics P…

Joy Rosenthal (’96) Book Review Featured in ACResolution

December 20, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Alumna Joy Rosenthal (’96) reviewed the book Dignity: The Role It Plays in Resolving Conflict in the fall 2013 issue of ACResolution, the quarterly magazine of the Association for Conflict Resolution. Read the review

Rally on Subway Noise at Elementary School Includes Prof. Bratspies, Local Leaders

December 18, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Yesterday, parents and local leaders held a rally at PS85 in Astoria, Queens, to draw attention to the noise that the nearby subway makes each time it travels past the school, affecting students’ learning and health. Professor Rebecca Bratspies and student fellows with CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) have been working with […]

Alumnus Raul Pinto Fights Racial Profiling in North Carolina

December 18, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Raul Pinto ’10, staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, was recently interviewed by CNN en Español about the findings of a report commissioned by the Department of Justice to analyze traffic stops by the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office. The report showed that racial profiling of Latino drivers is occurring. The […]

CUNY Law Impact: Tracy Welsh

December 18, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

A career as an AIDS advocate began nearly two decades ago for Tracy L. Welsh (’91) when she joined the legal team at Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) as a staff attorney. “In the early years, a lot of my work focused on defending the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS in family cases, housing […]

Distinguished Prof. Ruthann Robson Discusses the Legal Policing of Women’s Headscarves

December 17, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discusses the legal policing of women’s headscarves on WOMEN=BOOKS, the blog of Women’s Review of Books. She writes, A preoccupation with a woman’s underlying rationale for wearing a headscarf accords with many legal doctrines, but it should alarm us as feminists. Whenever the law seeks to apportion rights to women based […]

CUNY Law Impact: Ignacio Jaureguilorda

December 17, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Ignacio Jaureguilorda (’02) went right to work in the HIV/AIDS field in his first job out of law school. He secured a staff attorney position at the AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC) in 2002.

Update on Subway Noise at PS 85

December 16, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Rebecca Bratspies and student fellows with CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) have been working with parents at PS85 in Astoria, Queens, to address noise from nearby subway tracks that is affecting students’ learning and health.

CUNY Law Impact: Sina Choi

December 16, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

As a staff attorney at Housing Works, an organization that battles AIDS and homelessness, Sina Choi (’08) is on the frontlines assisting people living with HIV/AIDS.
“You’re working with people for whom it may be a challenge to stay…