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Archive for 2007

Prof. Jenny Rivera Appointed Special Deputy Attorney General for Civil Rights

December 20, 2007

On December 19th, Attorney General-elect Andrew Cuomo and his Transition Committee announced the names of the four attorneys who will serve on his newly formed “dream team.” CUNY School of Law Prof. Jenny Rivera was named as Special Deputy Attorney General for Civil Rights. Prof. Rivera will be joined by Robin Baker as Executive Deputy […]

Third-Year Student Wins Prestigious Skadden Fellowship

December 10, 2007

Ruth Cusick, a third-year student at the CUNY School of Law, is the recipient of a Skadden Fellowship, an award that will provide her with funding to undertake a public interest law project after graduation. Ms. Cusick’s project will be at the Mental Health Advocacy Services in Los Angeles. There she will represent and advocate […]

CUNY Central Features Ruthann Robson in New Article

December 10, 2007

CUNY Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson is the subject of a new article on the CUNY Central Web site devoted to distinguished professors. The piece focuses on Professor Robson’s fiction and non-fiction works and on her philosophies as an expert in lesbian and gay jurisprudence as well as pedagogy. View the Article »

Report Co-Authored by Professor Sid Harring Critiques Land Policy in Namibia

December 5, 2007

A new report by Sidney Harring, Professor at the CUNY Law School, and Willem Odendaal of the Legal Assistance Centre (LAC), a public interest law organization based in the capital of Namibia, says that that government’s agrarian policy has failed to adapt to the demands of a modern Namibia or to benefit African farmers. The […]

CUNY Law Posts Highest Bar Pass Rate in School’s History

November 27, 2007

School Also Beats State Average for First Time CUNY School of Law posted the highest New York State Bar Exam pass rate in its history, with 82.75 percent of students passing the July 2007 exam on their first try. Also, for the first time, Law School graduates’ performance beat the statewide average of 79.1 percent […]

Nanny Trafficking Suit Filed against United Nations Employees

November 14, 2007

A Peruvian woman who was promised a nanny position with two United Nations employees and who worked 15-hour days, seven days a week for seven years for the equivalent of 50 cents an hour, has filed suit against her former employers for failure to pay minimum wage and overtime and for breach of contract and […]

Princeton Review Ranks CUNY Law Near Top for Faculty Diversity

November 12, 2007

The Princeton Review, publisher of test preparatory books and college and graduate school ranking guides, has again placed CUNY School of Law highly in two critical categories: faculty diversity, for which the school placed fourth, and most welcoming of older students, for which it placed first. The rankings are included in the 2008 edition of […]

Professor Bilek Named Fellow on Teaching Ethics and Professionalism

November 8, 2007

Professor Mary Lu Bilek has been named a 2007 Fellow of the National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism (NIFTEP). The institute was established in 2005 as a consortium of five nationally-recognized centers on ethics and professionalism: The Louis Stein Center for Law & Ethics at Fordham University The Mercer University School of Law Center […]

Dean Gomez-Velez Featured in Puerto Rican Bar Association Newsletter

November 8, 2007

Associate Dean Natalie Gomez-Velez is the featured personal profile in the Nov. 7, 2007 newsletter of the Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA). The story hinges on the dean’s recent appointment in academic affairs at CUNY Law and explores her journey to become a lawyer and a dean. “I hated my first semester as a student […]

CUNY Law Invited to Join Prestigious Panel on Curricula

October 31, 2007

CUNY School of Law has been selected to join an elite group of law schools to make recommendations on the future of law school curricula

CUNY Law Joins Carnegie Foundation Working Group

October 30, 2007

CUNY School of Law has been selected to join an elite group of law schools around the nation, among them Stanford, Harvard, NYU and Georgetown, to make recommendations on the future of law school curricula. The invitation follows the release of several public reports, including those from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching […]

CUNY Law Joins Carnegie Foundation Working Group

October 24, 2007

CUNY School of Law has been selected to join a group of 10 law schools around the nation to make recommendations on the future of law school curricula.

American Lawyers Travel to Israel In First Retreat To Share Ideas On Serving Low-Income Communities

October 18, 2007

Two delegations of lawyers — one from CUNY School of Law’s Community Legal Resource Network (CLRN) and the other from Israel — will convene for 10 days later this month to share ideas on how to increase access to high-quality legal representation for low-income clients, immigrants and the working poor in both nations. The retreat, […]

Professor Rossein Quoted and Cited on Work in Employment Law

October 8, 2007

Professor Rick Rossein’s treatise, Merrick T. Rossein, 2 Employment Discrimination Law And Litigation (2007 ed.) was cited by two federal court decisions (Fifth Circuit and Southern District of Mississippi.) published in September, 2007. The Fifth Circuit decision, Palasota v. Haggar Clothing Co., — F.3d —-, 2007 WL 2503997 (5th Cir. Sept. 6, 2007), cited the […]

Alum Paula Bosco Named Rising Star in Compliance Field

September 3, 2007

Paula Bosco, (CUNY Law ‘2000), 34, has been named one of 20 Rising Stars of Compliance by Institutional Investor, a heralded magazine in the business world. In its 2nd annual Rising Stars of Compliance article, dated Oct. 22, 2007, the magazine presents up-and-coming professionals from various fields of regulatory compliance whose skills, dedication, and industry […]

Community Lawyers and CUNY on Wheels Serve Immigrants

July 14, 2007

In a unique collaboration, the CUNY on Wheels Program is collaborating with CUNY School of Law’s Community Legal Resource Network (CLRN) to provide information and counseling to immigrant residents of the Rockaways.

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