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Professor Bratspies Innovates on Reform Proposal

December 29, 2008

Professor Bratspies collaborated with a group of scholars from the Center for Progressive Reform to propose a series of innovative reforms that the incoming Obama administration could implement via executive order

The National Jurist Ranks CUNY Law Among Top Ten Public Interest Law Schools

November 28, 2008

Dean Michelle Anderson, “We have more students going into public law percentage-wise. Our motto is ‘law in the service of human needs’

Panel on Violence against Women and Children Features CUNY Law

November 14, 2008

Three scholars and one alum from CUNY School of Law highlighted the critical importance of women’s leadership in addressing violence against children and women during a Friday, Nov. 14 panel, “Advocating for Change: Justice for Women and Children in the Family.” View Photo Slideshow ยป Dean Michelle J. Anderson moderated the 75-minute discussion, which was […]

Student Rachel Seger Receives Scholarship

November 13, 2008

Third-year student Rachel Seger has received the Queens County Women’s Bar Association Faith E. O’Neal Scholarship

Alum Wins Legal Rookie Award

November 11, 2008

Don Nguyen (Class of 2007), has won a Legal Rookie of the Year Award from the New York City Law Department Corporation Counsel, marking the first time since 2004 that such an accolade has gone to a CUNY School of Law alumnus. Don has worked in the Brooklyn Tort Division for just over one year. […]

CUNY Law Poll Watchers Out in Force in Election Day Effort

November 5, 2008

In what is believed to be the largest student-initiated poll-watching effort in New York City, roughly 150 students from CUNY School of Law trained in proper Federal and state voting procedures fanned out across New York City yesterday to prevent voter intimidation. Students also participated in exit polling to learn about incidents suffered by voters. […]

Center on Latino and Latina Rights & Equality Debuts at CUNY Law; First Center of its Type in the World

October 28, 2008

CUNY School of Law announces the opening of the new Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE) to focus on legal issues impacting the Latino community in the United States, including women’s rights, educational equity, employment discrimination, voting rights, and immigrants’ rights, among others. The Center is believed to be the only law […]

First Top 100 Irish Attorneys List Names Dean Emeritus, Faculty and Alums

October 22, 2008

Seven members of the CUNY School of Law community, past and present, have been named among the Legal 100 by Irish America magazine in its October/November 2008 issue. Sue Bryant and Fred Rooney, current members of the community, are included. Also named are Emeritus Dean Kristen Glen, and CUNY Law graduates Sean Crowley (Class of […]

CUNY School of Law Students To Prevent Voter Interference on Election Day Throughout New York City; Focus on Queens

October 21, 2008

October 21, 2008 (New York, NY) – More than 75 trained CUNY School of Law students will fan out at polling spots across New York City on Election Day to protect voters’ rights and to ensure that there is no interference as voters cast ballots. The students will be placed throughout the city by the […]

Bar Study Grant Program Helps Boost Bar Pass Rate

October 21, 2008

A story in the Queens Tribune this week (Oct. 16-Oct. 22, 2008) highlights an innovative CUNY School of Law study program, the Bar Grant, to help explain dramatic improvements in the School’s Bar passage rate. Because many of CUNY Law’s students, who make the school one of the most diverse law schools in the country […]

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