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Archive for 2008


Summer Internships 2008

October 1, 2008

From employment law to housing, from Brooklyn to Hawaii, CUNY Law students turn classroom practice to lawyering during summer internships. Here, some of their stories

CUNY Hosts Moot Court Competition

September 25, 2008

CUNY Moot Court hosted the oral arguments of the Thirteenth Annual CUNY Moot Court Summer Competition on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008. The team of Stephen Rutkowski (2L) and Davida Silverman (2L) won the final round of the competition against the second place team of Reka Bala (2L) and Madhuri Kumar (2L). Davida Silverman won the […]

2007 Graduates Helping Homeowners Featured In Press

September 5, 2008

Common Law Inc., a non-profit consortium of three CUNY Law alums from the class of 2007, created a clinic to help homeowners in foreclosure that was the feature of a WNYC radio interview that aired several times on Thursday, Sept. 4.

CUNY Law Welcomes First-Year Students

August 25, 2008

“Dream the impossible dream,” and, contrary to the lyrics of popular songwriter John Mayer, “don’t wait for the world to change.” Change it yourself, the Honorable Ronald L. Ellis, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York, told the Class of 2011. “If you can’t dream, then you can’t achieve.” “The idea of […]

New Program to Train Start-Up Lawyers In India

August 25, 2008

As it reaches its 10-year milestone, the Community Resource Legal Network (CLRN), a network of hundreds of New York City-area attorneys serving local communities and individuals in need, will replicate its program at Symbiosis Law School (www.symlaw.ac.in) in Pune, India. The new program is to begin Oct. 1 under the leadership of CLRN director Fred […]

Prof. Zeidman and Team Awarded CUNY Grant

August 4, 2008

Prof. Steve Zeidman and two colleagues from John Jay College of Criminal Justice have been awarded a $38,000 CUNY Collaborative Research Grant. The team will research the classification, treatment and recidivism of sex offenders in the criminal justice and mental health systems in New Jersey. The team’s project is titled: “Sex Offender Management, Treatment, and […]

Professor Beryl Blaustone Receives Raves for Keynote

July 27, 2008

Professor Beryl Blaustone has received accolades from the Best Practices in Legal Education blog for her presentation at the International Clinical Conference in Cork, Ireland last month. In one post to the blog, a writer noted that the professor did a “masterful job of demonstrating her techniques for providing meaningful feedback to students in a […]

Four Students Win Civil Rights Fellowship

July 17, 2008

Four students at CUNY School of Law have received the 2008 Joseph Doherty Civil Rights Fellowship. The fellowship, which is worth $1,000 for each student, was established in 1996 by Mary Nevins, now Director of Academic Planning and Programming, with the help of alums Kevin Love, Marty Glennon and Sean Crowley, to assist students whose […]

Professor Rebecca Bratspies’ Latest Book Published

July 2, 2008

Associate Professor Rebecca Bratspies’ latest book, Progress in International Law, has just been released by Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. The book, which Professor Bratspies co-edited with Associate Professor Russell Miller of Washington & Lee University Law School, is a comprehensive accounting of international law. Forty leading international law theorists contributed. Professor Bratspies’ teaching and scholarly research […]

Professor Bratspies Book Published

June 11, 2008

Associate Professor Rebecca Bratspies’ latest book, Progress in International Law, has just been released by Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. The book, which Professor Bratspies co-edited with Associate Professor Russell Miller of Washington & Lee University Law School, is a comprehensive accounting of international law. Forty leading international law theorists contributed. Professor Bratspies’ teaching and scholarly research […]

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