Despite the reduction in suspension in New York City’s public schools in recent years, many students facing suspensions still encounter overly punitive charges that can mean significant time out of school and lead to them falling behind severely, and possibly dropping out. Students in CUNY Law’s Student Advocacy Project (SAP) spent this recent semester working […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Board’s adoption of regulations allows DACA recipients to obtain licenses in 57 professions May 18, Long Island City, NY — The New York State Board of Regents’ adoption of regulations permitting DACA recipients to obtain professional license in New York, wisely allows qualified non-citizens who have completed their education here to finally […]
During his commencement address to CUNY Law’s Class of 2016, the Honorable Jonathan Lippman urged graduates to follow their pursuit of justice. “The pursuit of justice for all is what defines our powerful and privileged profession,” Judge Lippman told the 98 graduates during the ceremony. “It is at the very heart of what it means […]
CUNY Law Dean Michelle J. Anderson named new president of Brooklyn College.
Speakers from human rights organizations working in Iraq came together for a recent HRGJ discussion on life in that country as a woman or LGBT person.
GAS STATION WORKERS FILE WAGE THEFT CASE AGAINST GAS STATION EMPIRE Nineteen workers cite failure to pay minimum wage in lawsuit against owner and managers. New York, NY (April 28, 2016) — Nineteen gas station cashiers and attendants have filed a wage theft action against Steven Keshtgar, the owner of multiple gas stations, and two […]
Staff from the HRGJ clinic traveled to Iraq to train local groups on advocating for women’s and LGBT rights in Iraq and to develop recommendations for human rights advocacy.
The Honorable Jonathan Lippman will address graduates during CUNY Law’s 31st commencement ceremony and receive an honorary degree.
More than 100 people attended CUNY Law Review’s recent half-day symposium to engage in discussions of how family defense can be enhanced.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke before a standing-room only crowd at CUNY Law on Friday for a conversation with Judge Rosemary Barkett, scholar-in-residence at CUNY Law’s Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice.
CUNY Law ranked #3 in the nation for its forward-thinking clinical training program for the second year in a row.
Honorable Sharon A.M. Aarons (’89) has been appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to the Appellate Division-Third Department of the New York State Supreme Court.
CUNY Law and City College’s Colin Powell School’s new joint degree program will enhance the training of lawyers entering the field of international law.
Cesar Vargas (’11) was sworn in today to practice law, culminating his four-year quest to join the New York Bar, despite his undocumented status.
Recent CUNY Law grads are helping low-income New Yorkers get the Housing Court justice they deserve.
Angelo Pinto (’08) is campaigning for the increase the age of criminal responsibility in New York and striving to ensure that teens are not housed in adult jails or prisons.
Regina Skyer (’91), Jennifer Frankola (’07), Norma Francullo (’95) and Ruth Lowenkron (’86) are empowering parents and students in special education law.
Blakeley Decktor (’12) is seeking gender equality on a global scale, through her work with Women’s Link Worldwide, an international girls’ and women’s rights NGO.
CUNY Law 1L Maria Brinkmann reflects on her inspiration to attend law school.
CUNY Law’s clinical program, Main Street Legal Services, has been advocating for underserved people in New York for three decades.
From his vantage point as a public defender, Michael Oppenheimer (’06) reflects on the fight for equality and what it means for him, his family and his community.
Three CUNY Law students, all 3Ls, are working to make a difference for inmates who believe they have been treated unfairly.
Alum Paula Segal (’11) is working to flip the switch on community access to unused city land.
CUNY Law alumni have taken up the fight in cities across the country on transgender rights issues — what many have called this century’s civil rights struggle.
The Triangle Shirtwaist fire tragedy of 1911 still has important lessons to teach us today about garment worker conditions.