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Shirley Lin (’10) Selected for 2011 Skadden Fellowship: Project will be at AALDEF

December 29, 2010

CUNY Law graduate Shirley Lin has been selected to receive a 2011 Skadden Fellowship, a national fellowship program established by the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom to enable law graduates to pursue public interest work.

Students Train Volunteers: Award Recognizes Initiative

December 15, 2010

Students from CUNY Law’s Immigration and Refugee Rights Clinic (IRRC) working with SEPA MUJER, and supervised by Director of Immigrant Initiatives and Law Professor Alizabeth Newman and IRRC Social Work Supervisor and Adjunct Professor Martha Garcia

Alum Maggie Zambolla on the Impact of Smaller Jails in New Orleans

December 14, 2010

Alum Maggie Zambolla (’10) publishes a letter to the editor in the Times-Picayune in support of smaller jails and alternatives to incarceration.

Alum Eli Federman Challenges Rabbis’ Gag Order

December 14, 2010

Eli Federman (’10), a Lubavitcher, challenged a move by the Beth Din, a rabbinical court in Crown Heights, ordering members of the Lubavitcher community not to speak to police or the media.

Prof. Shirley Lung on Low-Wage Women Workers

December 7, 2010

Professor Shirley Lung is the author of “The Four-Day Work Week: But What About Ms. Coke, Ms. Upton, and Ms. Blankenship?” Published in The Connecticut Law Review

CLORE 2009-2010 Supreme Court Term Review

December 1, 2010

On September 23, 2010 CLORE hosted a panel at the offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates for a discussion of select cases from the Supreme Court’s 2009-2010 term and the impact on the Latino Community and Practitioners.

En La Lucha: Latino and Asian Low-Wage Workers

November 30, 2010

On April 22, 2010 CUNY Law’s Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE) presented a vibrant discussion on the history of solidarity movements, organizing and activism between the Latino and Asian working class communities

Prof. Rivera Elected to American Law Institute and ABA Presidential Commission

November 23, 2010

Professor Jenny Rivera, Director of CUNY Law’s Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE), is one of sixty four newly elected members to the American Law Institute.

Incoming Students Visit New York City Courts for Orientation 2010

November 19, 2010

On Friday, August 20, 2010, the incoming Class of 2013 spent the day visiting local, state, Federal Courts in lower Manhattan with faculty and staff. The 1L students

Building a Pipeline: High School Students Visit CUNY Law

November 15, 2010

On Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 15 tenth-grade students and two teachers from Brooklyn Generation, a NYC public school housed in the South Shore High School complex, visited CUNY Law.

Prof. Beryl Blaustone Hosts Visit from UK-based Northumbria Law School

November 15, 2010

Professor Beryl Blaustone hosted a visit to CUNY School of Law from Dean Philip Plowden and Associate Dean Kevin Kerrigan from Northumbria Law School (NLS) in the UK on Monday, November 1st and Tuesday, November 2nd.

NY Times Letter: Professor Liliana Yanez on the DREAM Act and the Military

November 7, 2010

In a letter to the editor, Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic Professor Liliana Yanez, comments on the risks presented by the DREAM Act.

Alum Eli Federman Fights International Trademark Dispute

November 1, 2010

Eli Federman (’10) fought successfully to stop an Australian company from usurping the name of a similarly named business in the U.S.

LaunchPad and Incubator for Justice Receive Awards

November 1, 2010

CUNY School of Law LaunchPad for Justice Fellows and Incubator for Justice Volunteer Attorneys received the NY State Courts’ Access to Justice Program’s 2010 Pro Bono Service Award.

Assoc. Academic Dean Andrews Writes on South Africa’s Judiciary

October 27, 2010

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Penelope Andrews, a leading international human rights scholar, contributes the chapter “The Judiciary in South Africa: Independence or Illusion?” to the book

Resistance in the Afterlife of Identity

October 27, 2010

On April 19, 2010, the New York City Law Review brought Professor Darren Hutchinson, of American University Washington College of Law to CUNY Law

Newsweek quotes Prof. Robson on Federal Enforcement of California’s Marijuana Referendum

October 26, 2010

Distinguished Prof. Ruthann Robson, a constitutional law expert, comments on federal enforcement of state laws.

Dean Anderson Comments on Confession in Rape Case: Mother Jones Reports

October 26, 2010

Dean Michelle J. Anderson, a legal scholar and expert on rape law, discusses the rarity of victim-suspect agreement in a Colorado rape case.

Prof. Lisa Davis on Sexual Violence in Haiti

October 21, 2010

Prof. Lisa Davis and students from CUNY Law’s International Women’s Human Rights Clinic conducted an on-the-ground investigation into the ongoing rape and

New York City Law Review Hosts Panel “Suspect Fits Description: Responses to Racial Profiling in NYC”

October 21, 2010

On September 29, 2010, the New York City Law Review brought a powerful panel of community organizers to discuss possible responses to aggressive policing of communities of color in New York City.

Alum Bryanne Hamill’s NY Law Journal Letter on Children at Risk

October 19, 2010

In a letter published in the New York Law Journal, Retired Family Court Judge Bryanne A. Hamill (’90) discusses the complex and critical issues surrounding children at risk.

Prof. Kirchmeier to Discuss Links Between the Death Penalty, Immortality and Court Decisions

October 18, 2010

On Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 at 6:30-8:00 p.m., CUNY Law Professor Jeff Kirchmeier, an expert on the death penalty, will be a panelist at the House of the New York City Bar Association

Alum Sharon Stapel Weighs in on Recent Anti-LGBT Violence

October 15, 2010

Sharon Stapel (’98), Executive Director of the NYC Anti-Violence Project, discusses recent spate of anti-LGBT violence.

Princeton Review Rankings: CUNY Law in Top Ten in Four Categories

October 12, 2010

The Princeton Review has once again ranked CUNY School of Law among the top ten in the following categories: Best Professors, Most Chosen by Older Students, Most Diverse Faculty, Most Liberal Students.

Clinic Students in Haiti: Documenting Rape and Sexual Assaults, Meeting with UN Officials, Huffington Post Covers

October 12, 2010

The news reports don’t tell the full story about the trail of damage left by Haiti’s devastating earthquake.

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