CUNY School of Law

Prof. Kassem on Why Prisoners Cleared for Release Are Still in Guantánamo

November 19, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Vice featured a column by Professor Ramzi Kassem that discussed why the majority of the 148 prisoners remaining at Guantánamo Bay who have been cleared for release by the US government have not been released.

Prof. Cox on CIA Plan to Destroy Email Records

November 19, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Douglas Cox discussed a plan put forward by the CIA to destroy email records of some of its staff. Citing a past incident when the CIA destroyed interrogation videos of some Guantanamo detainees, Cox said in a letter to the National Archives and Records Administration “The archivist must not allow this history to repeat itself.”

Judith McCarthy (‘91) Inducted as Southern District Magistrate Judge

November 19, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

CUNY Law alumna Judith McCarthy (‘91) was inducted as a magistrate judge in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. McCarthy was previously the executive vice president and general counsel of the New York Power Authority. Read the full article

Prof. Goode on Upcoming SCOTUS Redistricting Case

November 19, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Victor Goode spoke to Colorlines about the upcoming Supreme Court case about redistricting in Alabama.

Prof. Rick Rossein on Increase in Racial Harassment Claims

November 10, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Rick Rossein appeared on Arise News last week, discussing why more workers seem to be filing lawsuits against employers with claims of racial harassment in the workplace.

Prof. Robson on the NSA Metadata Spying Appeal

November 5, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson was recently quoted in an Ars Technica article, “A top appeals court to hear why NSA metadata spying should stay or go”.

Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice Launched at CUNY Law School with Kofi Annan as Keynote Speaker

October 29, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Kofi Annan, former secretary general of the United Nations, spoke to a full house at the launch of CUNY Law’s new Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice on October 27. Ted Sorensen was a long-time close advisor and speechwriter to President John F. Kennedy.

Professor Borgmann on the Status of Abortion Access in Texas

October 16, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Caitlin Borgmann contributed her expertise to a New York Times article “Texas Abortion Clinics to Reopen Despite a Future in Legal Limbo”.

Prof. Robson on Supreme Court Case on Prisoner’s Religious Beard

October 14, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discussed the oral arguments in the Supreme Court regarding a ban on facial hair for incarcerated individuals in a recent op-ed in The Guardian and on Bloomberg Radio.

Eli Federman (’10) on Yom Kippur Tradition

October 9, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Eli Federman (’10) argues that the Yom Kippur tradition known as Kaparot should be left alone.

Longtime Work of Tonya Gonnella Frichner (’87) on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Acknowledged at United Nations

October 9, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the contributions of Tonya Gonnella Frichner (’87) (Onondaga Nation) and her longtime commitment to the advancement of the rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Dean Michelle Anderson Attends LSC Anniversary Event to Discuss Increasing Access to Justice

October 8, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Dean Michelle Anderson joined Congressman Jerry Nadler, CBS Vice Chair Shari Redstone and other law school deans in a discussion about ways to increase pro bono services and access to justice. The conversation took place on October 7 at an event marking the 40th anniversary of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC).

Nineteenth Annual CUNY Law Moot Court Summer Competition Takes Place

October 3, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

The Nineteenth Annual CUNY Law School Moot Court Summer Competition was held on September 20.

CED Clinic Organizes Inaugural NYC Worker Cooperative Conference

September 30, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

The Community and Economic Development (CED) Clinic and the New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives organized and hosted the first New York City Worker Cooperative Conference in June at CUNY Law.

Sharon Clarke (‘93) Wins Civil Court Judge Primary Election

September 29, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Alumna Sharon Clarke (‘93) has won Brooklyn’s 6th district Democratic primary election to serve as a Civil Court Judge.

Distinguished Professor Robson on School Dress Codes in the Guardian

September 25, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson commented on the spate of revolts against school dress codes in a recent Guardian article “Students protest ‘slut shaming’ high school dress codes with mass walkouts.”

CUNY Law Receives National Diversity Award for 2nd Year in a Row

September 24, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

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. This is the second year CUNY School of Law has been named as a HEED Award recipient.

Justice Richard J. Goldstone Named Inaugural Scholar-in-Residence at Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at CUNY Law School

September 22, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Former South African Constitutional Court Justice Richard J. Goldstone, J.D., has joined the newly established Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice as its inaugural scholar-in-residence for the fall semester.

Professor Borgmann on the “Undue-Burden” Abortion Standard in the National Law Journal

September 12, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Caitlin Borgmann’s op-ed “Rulings Illuminate Abortion Standard” was published in the National Law Journal this week.

INRC Client Released from Bagram and Reunited with His Family

September 11, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Under the leadership of Professor Ramzi Kassem, multiple generations of CUNY Law students in the Immigrant and Non-Citizen Rights Clinic (INRC) have represented Amin al-Bakri, a Yemeni national imprisoned by the U.S. military for over a decade without charge. In late August, Mr. al-Bakri was finally released and reunited in his family in Yemen.