CUNY School of Law

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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Bryan Hoben (’15) on International Human Rights

May 11, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

One August afternoon, I sat on the floor of the law office in downtown Sana’a, Yemen, where I’d been working in the summer before starting law school…

Golnaz Fakhimi (’11) Fighting for Human Rights at Home and Overseas

May 11, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

For Golnaz Fakhimi (’11), international human rights work started at CUNY Law. As a student in the Immigrant & Non-Citizen Rights Clinic (INRC), she advocated on behalf of prisoners in U.S. military custody at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan.

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Who Was Ted Sorensen?

May 11, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Born in Nebraska to a Unitarian family, Theodore C. Sorensen registered for noncombatant service as a conscientious objector when he turned 18. On his application, he identified himself as a “peace maker.”

CUNY Law Launches Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice

May 11, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

If you look at the lineup for the official launch of the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at CUNY School of Law, you know it’s off to an auspicious start. After all, it’s not every day that former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan visits a law school to open a center and Grammy Award–winning artist and activist Alicia Keys offers a surprise performance for the celebration.

Do We Need a Human Right to a Healthy Environment?

April 13, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

In a new article, “Do We Need a Human Right to a Healthy Environment,” Professor Rebecca Bratspies writes, “Just as a healthy environment can contribute to the enjoyment of human rights, there is a growing sense that environmental degradation and climate change have ‘generally negative effects on the realization of human rights.’ Thus, there is a growing sense that the goal of realizing human rights necessarily entails protecting the environment.”

Prof. Borgmann Comments on New Abortion Law in Arizona

April 6, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Caitlin Borgmann contributed her expertise in reproductive rights law to a recent US News & World Report article, “Arizona Abortion Law Pushes Boundaries of What Providers Must Tell Patients.”

Distinguished Prof. Robson Comments on Recent Religious Freedom Laws

April 2, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Ruthann Robson was quoted in a recent VICE News article, “How Hobby Lobby Paved the Way for the Current Rush of Religious Freedom Laws.”