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Amplifying the Sound of our Voices

April 25, 2018

This post comes to you from the City University of New York Law Review. In the coming weeks we’ll share more highlights and stories from our Law Review team highlighting student authorship and advocacy.   One of the biggest obstacles students face is envisioning themselves at their end goal, particularly students who are the first […]

Office Hours with Professor Victor Goode

April 17, 2018

 If we asked you to pen your own introduction, what would you add to the “standard faculty intro” to give us the really important stuff? In many ways, I’ve been a “legal architect” throughout my career. By that I mean that I’ve helped build several important legal institutions, including the National Conference of Black Lawyers […]

1L Advice: How I got the Fellowship

March 27, 2018

When Victor Cheng ’18 was an undergraduate, he studied marketing and international business, inspired by his Chinese immigrant father’s entrepreneurial spirit and drive. A few short years later and everything had changed; Victor came to CUNY Law to alter the face of Immigration Law as we know it. Below, he shares how his singular focus […]

Office Hours with Professor Babe Howell

March 20, 2018

Professor Babe Howell has been teaching Criminal Law, Trial Advocacy, Criminal Procedure, and Lawyering at CUNY Law for nearly nine years, work she approaches with a focus on the reality behind criminal law and our legal system – particularly the racial and class disparities. When not teaching, the self-proclaimed luddite can typically be found reading. […]

KEEPING COUNSEL: Richard Celestin ’06

March 19, 2018

ADVICE FOR ALUMNI, BY ALUMNI ON HOW TO BECOME YOUR OWN CAREER INSPIRATION By Richard Celestin ’06 While at CUNY Law, Richard focused his studies on criminal defense and juvenile justice while nurturing his love for education. After graduation, Richard became an entrepreneur, creating programs to advocate for underrepresented youth in the not-for-profit sector. His […]

IN THE BALANCE: Ting Ting Cheng ’09

March 19, 2018

How alumni are pursuing liberty and justice   It’s been a whirlwind twenty-four months for Ting Ting Cheng, a Class of ’09 alumna currently serving as an attorney for the New York City Commission on Human Rights.  During that time, she helped expand sexual harassment protections, co-founded the Women’s March on Washington and its offshoot […]

MARCH BOOKMARK: OUTlaws Edition

March 19, 2018

This month, our Bookmark feature is brought to you by OUTlaws, CUNY Law’s intersectional queer community for people of all genders, sexual orientations, and HIV statuses. OUTlaws strives for collective liberation in solidarity with other student groups and empowers community members to deconstruct legal barriers and effect legal & social progress.   “Trans Day of […]

ON DISPLAY: After Decades in Prison, Women Pose for Portraits in their Own Rooms and Reflect

March 19, 2018

“When you see this photo I took of you, what does it make you think?” This post features the work of Pete Brook, writer, curator, and educator focused on photography, prisons, and power. You can find more of his work at   www.prisonphotography.org “Look where I am now. Five years ago, I came out from a little cell, […]

What Public Interest Law Looks Like: Areas of Practice

March 19, 2018

For most of us, the type of work we do and the way we do it is one of the most critical components of happiness. If you’re heading to law school to make justice accessible and attainable for more people in more places, you already know that public interest work could be your calling. But […]

Sorensen Center to Host Darren Walker in Conversation with Justice Albie Sachs

March 18, 2018

Join us for the next part of the Sorensen Center’s Speaker Series, “Critical Voices: From Local to Global,” on addressing inequalities and what it means to live in a constitutional democracy today   TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2018 6:00 pm     Welcome Reception 6:30 pm     Conversation 7:30 pm     Reception   The Sorensen Center for […]

CUNY LAW CLINICAL PROGRAM RANKED THIRD IN THE NATION

March 18, 2018

Faculty, students, and community partners collaborate to create singular clinical experience  One of the best clinical programs in the nation can be found at the City University of New York School of Law, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings just released. We’re delighted to have the external validation of ranking #3 for the fourth […]

Advice Column for Students: Recharge to Take Charge

February 6, 2018

This advice column written by students for students, with a particular focus on useful information for students in their first year of law school (1Ls). Recharge to Take Charge is brought to you by current student Jelissa Grant, expected to graduate this May 2018. 

February Bookmark List

February 6, 2018

This month’s list is brought to you by CUNY Law’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA). Check out their roundup of books, articles and more that are not to be missed. We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective by Keanga-Yamahtta […]

Office Hours with Professor Frank Deale

February 6, 2018

Professor Frank Deale has taught at CUNY School of Law since 1989. Prior to entering academia, he served in multiple roles at the Center for Constitutional Rights, a New York based, nonprofit legal organization committed to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This interview […]

CUNY Law Student Awarded 2018 Skadden Fellowship

December 28, 2017

Third-year CUNY School of Law student Jessica “JP” Perry has been awarded a Skadden Fellowship for 2018.  She will represent immigrant families on Long Island who are facing discrimination in public schools.

Learning from Alumni Practitioners: The Implications of Non-Compete Covenants

December 21, 2017

At the end of the Fall 2017 semester, first-year students heard how one of legal tools they covered in their lawyering seminars, the non-compete covenant, works out in practice.

CUNY Law Takes on the #CUNYTuesday Challenge

November 28, 2017

This November 28—on Giving Tuesday, recognized throughout the country as a day devoted to charitable contributions, CUNY School of Law will participate in a university wide 24-hour giving challenge to support student success called #CUNYTuesday.

Sorensen Center to Host Events on Racial Discrimination, Socially Conscious Art, Corruption

September 12, 2017

This fall, Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice facilitates discourse on racial discrimination, justice through art and public corruption.

Professor Sarah Lamdan on Her New Book about Environmental Information Access

July 20, 2017

Professor Sarah Lamdan is the author of the new book Environmental Information: Research, Access and Environmental Decisionmaking, published by the Environmental Law Institute.

CUNY Law Mourns the Loss of Professor Cicero

June 25, 2017

Professor John Cicero passed away on July 24, 2017. He taught at CUNY Law for 28 years, bringing his passion for lawyering in service of workers’ rights through organized labor alive for the thousands of students in his Labor Law and Evidence classes.

CUNY Law Celebrates the Class of 2017

May 18, 2017

At CUNY Law’s 32nd commencement held on May 12, commencement speaker Sherrilyn Ifill who leads the NAACP Legal Defense Fund urged graduates to stand up and protect public life and institutions.

Rights Groups Document Harms of Bigoted Muslim Ban

May 12, 2017

A briefing paper rby the CLEAR project (Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility) at CUNY School of Law in partnership with Amnesty International documents the devastating effects of the Trump administration’s Muslim ban on individuals and families hailing from the seven Muslim-majority countries targeted by the executive order.

CUNY Law Student among Law Students of the Year

March 13, 2017

David Ourlicht ’17 is one of 25 future lawyers honored in The National Jurist’s 2017 Law Students of the Year.

Revised Settlement Enhances Protections From Discriminatory NYPD Surveillance of American Muslims

March 6, 2017

The lawsuit challenging discriminatory surveillance of Muslims in New York City, filed by CLEAR, along with partner organizations has resulted in a revised settlement that expands the independence, authority, and responsibilities of a civilian representative who will act as a check against surveillance abuses by the NYPD.

Black Law Student Association (BLSA) Holds Annual February Gala

February 23, 2017

Last week, the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) held its annual fundraising gala. Tickets to the gala were sold-out for a second year in a row and ticket sales alone, raised more than $6,000.

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