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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 School 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.”

Distinguished Prof. Robson Comments on Recent Religious Freedom Laws

April 2, 2015

Professor Ruthann Robson was quoted in a recent VICE News article, “How Hobby Lobby Paved the Way for the Current Rush of Religious Freedom Laws.”

Prof. Julie Goldscheid and Sharon Stapel (’98) Receive ABA’s 20/20 Vision Awards

April 1, 2015

Professor Julie Goldscheid and Sharon Stapel (’98) are recipients of the American Bar Association’s 20/20 Vision Awards.

NYC Bar Highlights Immigration Outreach Efforts of Danny Alicea (’13)

March 27, 2015

The New York City Bar Association featured its ongoing work to focus on immigration issues and highlighted the immigration outreach work of Danny Alicea (’13), who is a current Fragomen Fellow with the City Bar.

Prof. Rossein on Supreme Court Decision Regarding Pregnancy Discrimination

March 26, 2015

Professor Rick Rossein recently appeared on Bloomberg Law to comment on the Supreme Court’s decision concerning pregnancy discrimination.

Li Litombe (’15) on Diversity on Law Reviews

March 25, 2015

Li Litombe (’15) served on a panel for Ms. JD about improving diversity on law reviews.

Alum Paula Edgar (’06) Featured in Ms. JD

March 23, 2015

Ms. JD featured an interview with alum Paula Edgar (’06) in a recent blog post. Edgar is Principal of PGE, LLC, a boutique coaching and consulting firm. The firm provides innovative and strategic solutions on career management, executive/leadership development, organizational diversity efforts, intercultural competence initiatives, networking and social media strategy.

CLORE Co-Hosts Policy Breakfast on Mayoral Control of NYC Public Schools

March 20, 2015

The Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE) recently co-hosted a policy breakfast addressing mayoral control of NYC public schools with Public Advocate Letitia James.

Prof. Jeffrey Kirchmeier on the Legacy of Lynching, Racial Terror, and the Death Penalty

March 19, 2015

“Today, US courts have failed too often to acknowledge the history of racial violence.” In a new article for Oxford University Press, Professor Jeffrey Kirchmeier discusses the findings of a recent Equal Justice Initiative report, “Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror.”

Prof. Goldscheid Testifies on Compensation Programs for Military Sexual Assault Survivors

March 17, 2015

Professor Julie Goldscheid recently testified on victim compensation and restitution before the Judicial Proceedings Panel.

CUNY Law and Sorensen Center Host Women Confronting ISIS Symposium

March 16, 2015

The Women Confronting ISIS symposium, held at CUNY Law on March 6, provided an opportunity for people concerned about the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and its impact of women to come together and strategize about responses to this human rights crisis.

Prof. Doug Cox on Hillary Clinton’s Use of Private Email

March 13, 2015

Professor Douglas Cox has been quoted by Time, The Hill, and PolitiFact about the recent revelations about Hillary Clinton’s use of private email while she was secretary of state.

Prof. Robson on AL Chief Justice Moore’s Objection to Ruling on Gay Marriage Ban

February 18, 2015

Earlier this week, the Associate Press reported on the objection of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore to a January ruling by U.S. District Judge Callie Granade in Mobile that Alabama’s gay marriage ban violates the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection and due process. Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson spoke to the AP about Moore’s objection. […]

Prof. White Testifies at House Judiciary Hearing About Mortgage Counseling

February 18, 2015

Professor Alan White testified this week at a House Judiciary Committee hearing about mortgage settlements between the Department of Justice and Citigroup and Bank of America.

Professor Zeidman Urges City Not to Defund the Bronx Defenders

February 10, 2015

Professor Steve Zeidman is one of the signatories of a recent letter to the New York Times urging the city not to heed calls to defund the Bronx Defenders, after two staff attorneys appeared in an anti-police rap video with violent tone.

Professor Zeidman Responds to Supporters of ‘Broken Windows’ Policing

February 6, 2015

Professor Steve Zeidman argues against ‘broken windows’ policing in a published editorial, pointing out the toll that it takes on people of color, communities and the general public.

Elizabeth Koo (’15) and Aaron Samsel (’15) Receive Prestigious Labor Law Awards

February 2, 2015

Elizabeth Koo (’15) won first prize and Aaron Samsel (’15) won the second prize for the New York State Bar Association Section on Labor and Employment Samuel M. Kaynard Memorial Law School Student Service Awards.

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