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Alum Honored for Outstanding City Torts Work

June 9, 2008

Michael Shender (Class of 2003) has been selected to receive a Municipal Affairs Award for outstanding achievement as an Assistant Corporation Counsel. Michael works in the torts division of the Brooklyn Regional Office. The six awardees were selected by the New York City Affairs Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of […]

Commencement 2008: Graduates Pledge to Serve the Public Good

May 20, 2008

From the Steinway Brass Quintet to the conferral of honorary degrees to noted human rights activist Dolly Filartiga and The Honorable Roderick L. Ireland, the Class of 2008 commencement exercises on May 18 drew applause, emotion and a deep sense of accomplishment for the 135 students of the 3L graduating class, their professors and the […]

Professor Zeidman Named to Advisory Committee

May 19, 2008

Professor Steven Zeidman has been named to Mayor Bloomberg’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary. He joins three other new members. The 19-member committee’s mission is to nominate candidates for appointment and to evaluate incumbent judges for reappointment to the Family Court and Criminal Court. Professor Zeidman was nominated by Dean Michelle J. Anderson

Professor Copelon to be Honored by Women’s Medical Fund

May 5, 2008

Professor Rhonda Copelon, director of the International Women’s Human Rights Law Clinic at CUNY Law, is to receive the Women’s Medical Fund’s 2008 Rosie Jimenez Award at its annual spring reception on Thursday, May 15. In 1980, as an attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, Copelon argued the landmark case of Harris v. McRaebefore […]

Professor Kirchmeier Appears on Regional News Network

April 15, 2008

Professor Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier appeared on April 14 on the Richard French Live TV show on RNN Regional News Network talking about the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court arguments in Kennedy v. Louisiana. The case concerns the constitutionality of the use of the death penalty for child rapes not involving homicide. View the video »

41 CUNY Law Students Offered Revson Fellowship

April 14, 2008

Grants from the Revson Foundation worth $4,500 apiece have been offered to 41 CUNY Law first- and second-year students, for a total in $184,500 in funding. Stipends are awarded to students attending law school in New York and New Jersey for 10-week summer placements with public interest organizations in the metropolitan area. The students who […]

PILA Holds 15th Awards Ceremony

April 14, 2008

The Public Interest Law Association held its 15th awards ceremony and auction on Friday, April 11 at Hunter College. Among the honorees for the evening was Bob Rose (Class of 1994), a supervising trial attorney at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. While a CUNY Law student, he co-founded the Mississippi Project, a student organization that […]

CUNY Law Again in Top Ten in Clinic Rankings

April 10, 2008

CUNY School of Law, in annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report, has again placed in the Top 10 in the nation for the quality of its clinical practice offerings. This year, the School is ranked 4th in the nation. The rankings appear in the magazine’s latest issue, which ranks law schools, medical schools, […]

Professor Bratspies To Speak April 12 and Launch New Book

April 8, 2008

Professor Rebecca Bratspies will speak at the American Society of International Law in Washington, D.C. on April 12 as part of a panel that is a launch of her new book

Alum Mae Watson Grote Featured in New York County Lawyer

April 4, 2008

Mae Watson Grote, Class of ’99, is the featured member profile in the April 2008 issue of the New York County Lawyer, the membership newspaper of the New York County Lawyers Association. Mae is the executive director of “The Financial Clinic,” a non-profit that she founded to focus on the finances of low-income individuals. The […]

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