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CUNY Law Hosts Fifteenth Annual CUNY Moot Court Summer Competition

October 1, 2010

On Saturday, September 11, 2010, CUNY Moot Court hosted the oral arguments of the Fifteenth Annual CUNY Moot Court Summer Competition. The team of Marc Baum (2L) and Alexandra Winter (2L) won the final round of the competition against the second place

CUNY Law Supports DREAM Act

September 24, 2010

CUNY School of Law stands with CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, our faculty, and our students in urging Congress to pass the DREAM Act

CUNY Law Students Help Exonerate Innocent Men Accused of Murder

September 20, 2010

In their first year of law school in 2008, CUNY Law alums Erin Tomlinson and Reka Bala, who just graduated this year, worked on helping to exonerate two innocent men wrongly held in prison

Commencement 2010 Video Highlights and Photo Slideshow

September 15, 2010

CUNY Law students received their Juris Doctorate on May 14, 2010 in a graduation ceremony celebrating their successful path through law school.

Faculty Continue to Have Widespread Impact

September 15, 2010

CUNY Law faculty continue to make an impact on the profession and in the legal academy.

Clinic Hosts Northumbria University Law School Exchange Student

September 8, 2010

CUNY School of Law continues its clinical legal education partnership with Northumbria University Law School in the United

IRR Clinic Files Papers Recounting Torture of Detainees at Bagram Prison

September 3, 2010

CUNY Law’s Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic and co-counsel, the International Justice Network, file papers in federal court in Washington, D.C. on behalf of three men

Tina Foster, of the International Justice Network, and CUNY Law Co-Counsel Speaks to Students

September 1, 2010

Tina Foster, Founder and Executive Director of the International Justice Network and CUNY Law’s co-counsel for Al-Maqaleh v. Gates spoke to students who are beginning their clinic placements

Awards Go to CUNY Law Students

August 30, 2010

Equal Justice Works has awarded the Suspension Representation Project, an initiative in which CUNY Law and other law students represent youth who have been suspended by their public schools and

CUNY Law’s Rooney and Judge Fisher in India Talking About CLRN’s Access to Justice Model

August 25, 2010

CUNY Law’s Community Legal Resource Network Director Fred Rooney and Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for NYC Courts and Director of the NYS Courts Access to Justice Program Fern Fisher are in India

NY Daily News Runs Prof. Kassem’s Op-ed on Obama, Islam and Race

August 23, 2010

Prof. Ramzi Kassem’s op-ed in the NY Daily News discusses how casting President Obama as a Muslim is a disguised effort of using religion as a proxy for race.

Prof. Victor Goode’s Commentary in ColorLines

August 12, 2010

Prof. Goode discusses the intersections of the constitution, racism, and birthright citizenship politics in his article, “The Roots of the GOP’s Birth Citizenship Mania,” featured

NY Times Quotes Urban Justice Center Attorney Harvey Epstein

August 5, 2010

Epstein (’94) defends tenants in important housing case.

NPR’s Worldview interviews Prof. Bratspies on Impact of Oil Spills Around the Globe

August 5, 2010

Environmental law expert, Prof. Rebecca Bratspies, discusses the chasm in global responses to oil spills and the power of the industry.

NYCLU’s Bob Perry’s Efforts Lead to Victory for Privacy and Human Rights: No More Tracking of Innocent People

August 4, 2010

Alum Bob Perry (’92), Legislator Director of the New York Civil Liberty Union, engineered a major legislative victory that resulted in a new bill

LA Times Runs Op-Ed by Prof. Robson on Tenth Amendment and Same-Sex Marriage and Immigration

August 2, 2010

Distinguished Prof. Ruthann Robson raises the challenges of consistently applying the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution to same-sex marriage and immigration.

Oslo, Rome, Newcastle and Florence: CUNY Law Professors Go Global

August 2, 2010

Professors Loffredo, Blaustone, Storrow and Bratspies were around the world delivering presentations on some of the nation’s hottest topics.

Blogosphere is Abuzz with CUNY Law Professors

August 2, 2010

CUNY Law Professor Shirley Lung tackles the issues of supposedly family friendly workplace policies and Joe Rosenberg shows what to guard against in elder abuse cases.

NPR Talks to Prof. Jenny Rivera on Arizona Ruling

July 28, 2010

NPR’s Latino USA interviews Prof. Rivera, Dir. of CUNY Law’s Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE).

USA Today Quotes Distinguished Prof. Robson on Arizona Immigration Law

July 20, 2010

USA TODAY turns to CUNY Law’s constitutional scholar and Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson for comments on hurdles to challenging constitutionality of Arizona’s anti-immigration law.

Newsweek quotes Prof. Bratspies on Nigeria’s Oil Crisis

July 19, 2010

Newsweek quotes environmental law expert Prof. Rebecca Bratspies on the ongoing oil crisis in Nigeria.

CUNY Alum Tonya Gonnella Frichner Helps to Defend Iroquois National Lacrosse Team

July 13, 2010

Tonya Gonnella Frichner (’87), a member of the Onondaga Nation and President and Founder of the American Indian Law Alliance, helps the Iroquois National Lacrosse Team at risk of not participating in the World Championship

Alum and NY Senator Jeff Klein “Access to Justice in Lending” Bill Passes Both Houses

July 13, 2010

Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/ Westchester) (’93) takes action to help families secure legal counsel against foreclosures.

Does Kagan’s Sex Life Matter? Read what Incoming Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Penny Andrews Says

July 1, 2010

Associate Dean Penny Andrews’ blog entry discusses the practice of opining about the sex lives of women judicial candidates and the impact of women judges on the courts.

New York State Assemblyman and CUNY Law Alum Daniel J. O’Donnell Spearheads Anti-Bullying Law

June 30, 2010

Assemblyman O’Donnell (’87) takes the lead in an important anti-bullying measure that has the support of GLBT groups. Law is moving swiftly through the legislature.

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