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New Report Examines Why Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence Don’t Call the Police

November 2, 2015

CUNY School of Law, ACLU, and University of Miami School of Law Release Findings of Gender-Biased Policing Survey

Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan (’11) Takes the Helm of the National Lawyers Guild

October 27, 2015

Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan (’11) took office as the president of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG).

Judge Rosemary Barkett Joins the Sorensen Center as the 2015-2016 Scholar-in-Residence

October 19, 2015

Judge Rosemary Barkett has joined the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice as the scholar-in-residence for the 2016-2016 academic year.

Center for Latino and Latina Rights and Equality Honored at Queens Hispanic Heritage Month Event

October 15, 2015

The Center for Latino and Latina Rights and Equality was honored by the Queens Borough President and the Queens D.A. for the organization’s work educating lawyers to champion civil rights.

CUNY School of Law and New York City Bar Association Join to form Court Square Law Project

October 15, 2015

New start up will address the “justice gap”, providing legal services to moderate-income clients and jobs to law school graduates.

CUNY Law Environmental Advocates Explore Global Impact of Climate Change

October 14, 2015

International environmental leaders shared their perspectives on climate change and overconsumption.

CUNY Law Dean to Step Down in 2016 After 10 Years

October 13, 2015

Dean Michelle Anderson will step down at the end of the current academic year. She leaves a legacy of leadership at law school as it rises in rankings.

Iraqi Activist to Testify at the UN on ISIS, sexual violence and Shelter for Women

October 9, 2015

Operator of Iraqi “Underground Railroad” for survivors of abuse to speak out on Iraqi government’s undermining efforts to protect women

CUNY Law Hosts 20th Annual CUNY Moot Court Summer Competition

October 8, 2015

CUNY Law hosted the oral arguments of its Twentieth Annual Moot Court Summer Competition earlier this fall. Emma Shreefter and Elana Gold won the final round of arguments.

N.Y. Supreme Court Appellate Division Judges to hear arguments at CUNY Law

September 21, 2015

Four judges from the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department will hear oral arguments at CUNY Law this Thursday.

Prof. Rebecca Bratspies to Receive Environmental Award

September 18, 2015

The Eastern Queens Alliance will honor Prof. Rebecca Bratspies, for her long-standing work educating New Yorkers about urban sustainability and environmental justice.

Public Square Live Event Revisits the Black Panther Movement

September 10, 2015

Five civil rights leaders and long-time activists recounted numerous personal and powerful stories of the Black Panther Movement and its importance to civil rights and black empowerment, before a full house at CUNY Law.

Second Circuit Court of Appeals Hears Oral Arguments at CUNY Law

September 3, 2015

Chief Judge Robert Katzmann was joined by Judge Raymond Lohier and Judge Peter Hall. The judges heard five cases that covered a broad range of legal issues and then answered questions from students.

Second Circuit Court of Appeals to Hear Arguments at CUNY Law on Sept. 3

August 25, 2015

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will be sitting at CUNY School of Law on September 3, 2015. The Court will hear oral arguments in six cases beginning at 10:30am.

Professor Susan Bryant and Yale Law professor Jean Koh Peters Named ‘Great Teachers’ by Society of American Law Teachers

August 21, 2015

Prof. Sue Bryant and Yale professor Jean Koh Peters will be honored by the Society of American Law Teachers for their contributions to clinical pedagogy.

CUNY Law Reflects on Julian Bond’s Legacy

August 17, 2015

CUNY Law celebrates the legacy of civil rights leader Julian Bond, who spoke at the 2011 commencement and received an honorary degree.

Professor Jeff Kirchmeier on His New Book about the Death Penalty in America

June 17, 2015

Professor Jeff Kirchmeier answers questions about his new book Imprisoned by the Past: Warren McCleskey and the American Death Penalty.

Cesar Vargas (’11) First DREAMer Admitted to NY Bar

June 3, 2015

Cesar Vargas (’11) who was brought to the United States from Mexico as a child and is now authorized to be present in the country under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), was admitted to practice law in New York.

Inaugural Class of Pro Bono Scholars Helped Clients with Housing and Employment

June 2, 2015

In the first year of New York ’s pro bono scholars program, CUNY Law students helped clients find housing, fight evictions, and secure unpaid wages.

CLEAR’s Work with Uzbek and Yemeni Communities in the US Featured in New York Times

May 28, 2015

CLEAR’s work with Uzbek immigrants who were recently questioned by law enforcement and a Yemeni-American man whose US passport was unfairly revoked was recently featured in the New York Times.

Sorensen Center Launches New Fellowship Program: Six CUNY Law Students Selected for Inaugural Class

May 28, 2015

The Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at the City University of New York School of Law has named six students in the inaugural class of Sorensen Center Fellows. The Fellowships aim to equip students with international experience and expertise to become leaders in the field.

U.N. Calls for U.S. to Treat Youth in Conflict with the Law as Youth, Not Adults

May 13, 2015

This week at the United Nations, government representatives called on the U.S. to end the practice of trying youth under 18 in the adult criminal justice system and incarcerating youth in adult jails and prisons. Representatives also called for the U.S. to fully abolish life imprisonment without parole sentences for youth and to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

SCOTUSblog: Prof. Julie Goldscheid on EEOC Conciliation Efforts Case

May 4, 2015

Last week, SCOTUSblog featured an article by Professor Julie Goldscheid about the Supreme Court’s decision about whether courts can review and enforce the EEOC’s attempt to conciliate discrimination complaints between employers and claimants.

Do We Need a Human Right to a Healthy Environment?

April 13, 2015

In a new article, “Do We Need a Human Right to a Healthy Environment,” Professor Rebecca Bratspies writes, “Just as a healthy environment can contribute to the enjoyment of human rights, there is a growing sense that environmental degradation and climate change have ‘generally negative effects on the realization of human rights.’ Thus, there is a growing sense that the goal of realizing human rights necessarily entails protecting the environment.”

Prof. Borgmann Comments on New Abortion Law in Arizona

April 6, 2015

Professor Caitlin Borgmann contributed her expertise in reproductive rights law to a recent US News & World Report article, “Arizona Abortion Law Pushes Boundaries of What Providers Must Tell Patients.”

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