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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

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