CUNY School of Law

CUNY Law Students Advocate in Albany for Important Social Policy Reform

March 24, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

On March 12, 2014, students from CUNY Law’s Economic Justice Project (EJP) joined forces with Hunter College’s Welfare Rights Initiative (WRI) and the Empire State Economic Security Campaign (ES2), a statewide coalition of more than 200 social service providers, faith-based groups, and concerned citizens, to educate New York State legislators on several important social initiatives including access to quality education, affordable healthcare and housing, a healthy environment, living wage, and stronger safety net programs.

New Report on Syrian Women & the Peace Process

March 21, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

To mark the three-year anniversary of the uprising in Syria, the International Women’s Human Rights Law Clinic at the City University of New York School of Law (IWHR), MADRE, and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) have released a report detailing the egregious pattern of sexual violence Syrian women face in the war on Syrian women’s exclusion from high-level peace negotiations.

Somalia Samuel (’14) Awarded Bertha Fellowship at Center for Constitutional Rights

March 21, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Somalia Samuel has been awarded a two-year Bertha Fellowship at the Center for Constitutional Rights. She will be working on its Government Misconduct/Racial Justice (GMRJ) docket of cases, which have included Floyd v. City of New York, Blum v. Holder, Hassan v. City of New York, Ashker v. Brown, and Vulcan Society v. City of New York, among others.

Father of Environmental Justice Discusses Environmental Injustice at CUNY Law

March 20, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Dr. Robert Bullard, dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University, will join Anna Sale, WNYC host and reporter, and CUNY Law Professor Rebecca Bratspies in a discussion of environmental justice and the future of the field as income inequality continues to grow and climate change places increasing demand on limited resources.

IWHR Clinic Urges U.N. Body to Address Youth in Adult Jails and Prisons and Criminalization of Trafficking Victims

March 20, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Cynthia Soohoo, Nell Hirschmann-Levy (’14), and Meghan McLoughlin (’14) recently traveled to Geneva to meet with U.S. government officials and to urge the U.N. Human Rights Committee to address the issues of incarceration of youth in adult jails and prisons in the United States and policing practices that result in criminalization of trafficking victims.

Eugene Chen (’13) Awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowship

March 19, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Eugene Chen (’13) has been awarded a two-year Equal Justice Works (EJW) fellowship to start in September 2014. Chen will be working at the New York Legal Assistance Group, serving low-income LGBT people from communities of color facing housing issues, particularly those who are aging, transgender, affected by HIV/AIDS, or have children in the household. […]

Pipeline to Justice Featured in INSIGHT Into Diversity

March 17, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

In its March issue, INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine features CUNY Law’s Pipeline to Justice program in an article entitled, “CUNY School of Law’s Program for Second Chances Makes it First-Rate.”

U.N. Questions the U.S. on Its Practice of Imprisoning Children with Adults

March 17, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

On Friday, the U.N. Human Rights Committee concluded review and questioning of the U.S. Government on its human rights record in Geneva. During the two day review, the Committee repeatedly expressed concern over the United States’ practice of imprisoning children in adult correctional facilities and asked to know what measures would be taken to ensure that children are not prosecuted as adults in criminal courts across the country.

Prof. Gomez-Velez, Celina Caban (’14), & Jill Westerberg (’15) Recognized by Puerto Rican Bar Association

March 17, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

At the Puerto Rican Bar Association’s upcoming annual Women’s History Month Reception, a CUNY Law professor and two CUNY Law students will be recognized.

Molly Coe (’14) Awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowship

March 17, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Molly Coe (’14) has been awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship to represent undocumented immigrant students in New York City.

Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) Wins Environmental Justice Award

March 17, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

On Friday, March 14, CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) was honored with the Environmental Justice Award by the Professional Staff Congress, a union that represents more than 25,000 faculty and staff at the City University of New York (CUNY) and the CUNY Research Foundation. Pictured in the photo are: Amosh Neupane, Makayla […]

Prof. Moore Featured in ABA Journal Cover Story

March 14, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

CUNY Law Adjunct Professor Jonathan Moore is featured in the cover story of the March 2014 issue of the ABA Journal, “Has ‘Stop and Frisk’ Been Stopped?”

Prof. Zeidman on New York State Prison System Reforms

March 12, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Steven Zeidman recently wrote a guest column for the Jurist arguing that changes to solitary confinement law present an opportunity to tackle additional problems in the prison system.

CUNY Law Ranked in Top Five for Clinical Training, Top Ten for Diversity

March 11, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

U.S. News & World Report ranks CUNY Law 4th in the nation for its clinical programs and 8th in the nation for “most diverse law school.”

Professor Kirchmeier Pens Column on Stop and Frisk

March 5, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier recently wrote a column for the Jurist on stop and frisk. In it, he argued that public opinion and litigation worked together to protect the constitutional rights of individuals in recent suits regarding New York’s stop and frisk practice. Read the column here Professor Kirchmeier is the author of numerous law […]

New Report on Remedies for Criminalized Human Trafficking Victims Released

February 24, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New York, NY – February 24, 2014 – At any given time, an estimated 20.9 million people around the world are victims of human trafficking. Of these, an estimated 4.5 million are trafficked into the sex trade.

Distinguished Prof. Robson on Legal Implications of Tracking Devices

February 20, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Ars Technica reports on TraqCloud, a new electronic product that combines a GPS tracker with a GSM-based radio for real-time location reporting. Using this type of tracker against a romantic or business partner has now become more feasible, due to lowered cost. Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson was consulted about the legality of this product. She […]

Prof. Robson Discusses “Dressing Constitutionally” on Book Beat Podcast

February 12, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson was featured on the CUNY Book Beat podcast, discussing her book, Dressing Constitutionally: Hierarchy, Sexuality, and Democracy from Our Hairstyles to Our Shoes.

Prof. Steve Zeidman in NYLJ on “Quality-of-Life” Policing and Equal Protection

February 7, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

In a column in today’s New York Law Journal, Professor Steve Zeidman discusses “quality-of-life” policing and equal protection. He writes, As pernicious as rampant stops-and-frisks may be, they pale in comparison to quality-of-life arrests. These arrests often result in a host of impenetrable and permanent negative consequences, including deportation, eviction and ineligibility for various loans […]

Prof. Borgmann on Examining Facts Underlying Abortion Legislation

February 6, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

In a short “Reaction” commentary on the Harvard Law Review, Professor Caitlin Borgmann argues that the courts need to do a better job of closely examining the facts underlying abortion legislation and that they can do so under the governing undue burden standard.