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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 “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 […]

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.

Dean Mary Lu Bilek Named One of Most Influential People in Legal Education

January 20, 2017

Dean Mary Lu Bilek has been named one of the “Most Influential People in Legal Education 2016” nationwide by National Jurist, a leading news source for law students.

Senator George Mitchell and Judge Gabrielle Kirk McDonald Join the Sorensen Center as 2017 Scholars-in-Residence

January 11, 2017

2017 scholars-in-residence at the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice are Senator George J. Mitchell and Judge Gabrielle Kirk McDonald.

HRGJ Clinic Successfully Urges U.N. to Address U.S. Policies that Harm Trafficking Victims

December 21, 2016

In partnership with the Legal Aid Society, The Human Rights and Gender Justice (HRGJ) clinic successfully urged the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Trafficking to address the harmful impact of criminalization of trafficking victims.

CUNY Law Professor’s Blog Is One of ABA Journal’s Top 100 Blawgs

December 21, 2016

Professor Ruthann Robson’s “Constitutional Law Prof Blog” was named to the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100 list for 2016.

Two CUNY Law Students Awarded 2017 Skadden Fellowships

December 15, 2016

Annemarie Caruso (’17) and Maggie Gribben (’17) have been awarded Skadden Fellowships for 2017.

Fatema Jannat (’19) Appears in PBS Special about Settlement Houses

November 21, 2016

Fatema Jannat (’19), a second-year student in our part-time program is featured in a PBS special about the impact of settlement houses in New York.

HRGJ Clinic Stands up for Detained Pregnant Women

November 18, 2016

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention accepted most of the recommendations made by the Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic (HRGJ) regarding the detention of pregnant women suspected of drug use in the United States.

U.N. Condemns Confinement of Pregnant Women Based on Suspected Drug Use

October 27, 2016

HRGJ clinic successfully urged U.N. experts to recognize that detaining pregnant women suspected of drug use discriminates against women and violates their right to be free from arbitrary detention.

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