CUNY School of Law

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…

CUNY Law Impact: Jessica Reed

December 12, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Wander the hallways of Bronx Housing Court, and you might just catch Jessica Reed (’07) shouting out the name of a law firm, trying to locate a landlord’s opposing counsel before locking into battle, and advocating for her client.
“…

CUNY Law Impact: Pavita Krishnaswamy

December 11, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Since graduating from CUNY Law School, Pavita Krishnaswamy (’02) has had a long-lived, 11-year tenure at the same organization: South Brooklyn Legal Services, a program of Legal Services NYC. Most of her time had been devoted to the HIV unit, as…

CUNY Law Impact: Odella Woodson

December 10, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

“If I can delay an eviction for five or six years, or if I can get a case dismissed for a client, I consider that an accomplishment,” says AIDS Center of Queens County’s Odella Woodson (’03).
Protecting the rights of clients wh…

CUNY Law Impact: Odella Woodson

December 10, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

“If I can delay an eviction for five or six years, or if I can get a case dismissed for a client, I consider that an accomplishment,” says AIDS Center of Queens County’s Odella Woodson (’03).
Protecting the rights of clients wh…

Prof. Borgmann Weighs In on Supreme Court Justices Conducting Internet Research

December 9, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Caitlin Borgmann was interviewed on Legalese It!, a HuffPost Live program covering the top legal stories on Friday, December 6. Professor Borgmann weighed in on the issue of Supreme Court Justices doing their own internet research to find fac…

CUNY Law Impact: Christa Douiahy

December 9, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

For Christa Douaihy (’08), the roots of her HIV/AIDS justice work go deep, back to the early 1990s in Scranton, PA.
“At that time, the AIDS crisis was still acute,” remembers Douaihy. So was public panic and misunderstanding about the disease an…

CUNY Law Impact: Christa Douaihy

December 9, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

For Christa Douaihy (’08), the roots of her HIV/AIDS justice work go deep, back to the early 1990s in Scranton, PA.
“At that time, the AIDS crisis was still acute,” remembers Douaihy. So was public panic and misunderstanding about the disease an…

Professor Borgmann Delivers Keynote Address on the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

December 6, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Recently, Washington and Lee University School of Law hosted the symposium “Roe at 40 – The Controversy Continues”. Professor Caitlin Borgmann delivered a keynote address, offering a pro-choice perspective.
Watch Professor Borgmann’s presentati…

CUNY Law Impact: Ira Needleman

December 6, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

For Ira Needleman (’96), HIV/AIDS work came hand-in-hand with a return to his home city of New York. After graduating first from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and later CUNY Law School, Needleman worked in Pennsylvania, Westchester, and Roche…

CUNY Law Impact: Randy Petsche

December 5, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Randy Petsche (’89) had 14 years of experience in landlord-tenant law and a number of years as a volunteer tenants’ organizer on the lower west side of Manhattan before joining Bronx AIDS Services (BAS).
“It’s not easy to get e…

Kary Moss (’87) in Suit Challenging Anti-Abortion Directives to Hospitals

December 4, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Kary L. Moss (’87), the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, is one of the attorneys in a federal lawsuit filed November 29, 2013, challenging bishops’ directives to Catholic hospitals which hamper care of p…

Center for Urban Environmental Reform Tackles Subway Noise at PS 85 in Queens

December 4, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

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

CUNY Law Impact: Mark Hess

December 4, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

During the oppressive July heat wave this past summer, Mark Hess (’12), a housing attorney for the HIV Law Project, helped his client comply with an agreement to deaden the sound of his allegedly heavy feet.
Hess, two interns, and the client&#8…

CUNY Law Impact: Mona Moayad

December 3, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

When Mona Moayad (’11) joined Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), she had to hit the ground running, and she hasn’t stopped running ever since.
For the past year-and-a-half, Moayad has worked at GMHC in its general civil litigation practi…

CUNY Law Impact: Ed Campanelli

December 1, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Ed Campanelli (’03) got his start working with clients living with HIV/AIDS in 2002, as a summer intern for the AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC). He also worked there as a paralegal his last year of law school.
As fate would have it, by the …

CUNY Law Impact: Jeffrey Brooks

December 1, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Well before Jeffrey Brooks (’04) had a six-year stint working with HIV/AIDS clients at the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) and before he earned his JD from CUNY Law School, he was a young man living in New York City in the early 1980s. It w…

Brad Parker (’10) on Use of Drones in Operation Pillar of Defence

November 27, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Today, Al-Jazeera English published an opinion piece from alumnus Brad Parker (’10) that reflects, one year later, on the toll of Israel’s November 2012 military offensive on children in Gaza and the specific use of drone technology during the …

Prof. Julie Goldscheid Article on Constitutional and Social Problems of Violence Against “Women” Featured as Daily Read

November 25, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. In recognition of this day, Professor Julie Goldscheid’s forthcoming article, “Gender Neutrality, the ‘Violence Against Women’ Frame, and Transformative R…

Prof. Siegel says Marcos Aide Conviction Means the Heat is Never Off for Confederates of Corrupt Dictators

November 25, 2013 | CUNY School of Law, Uncategorized

Professor Franklin Siegel, who litigated to recover assets Ferdinand Marcos stole from the Philippine people, observed that New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s trial team and won a notable victory with the conviction last week of Vilma Ba…