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Legal Challenges to Abortion Law: Prof. Caitlin Borgmann Discusses Risks

June 30, 2010

The Associated Press quotes Prof. Borgmann, who testified against a Nebraska abortion law, on legal challenges to legislation.

Faculty Members Ruthann Robson and Rebecca Bratspies on Oil Drilling Injunction

June 24, 2010

In their blogging entries, Distinguished Professor Robson and Professor Bratspies discuss a recent court order overturning a temporary moratorium on deepwater drilling.

Prof. Richard Storrow Named 2010 Fulbright Scholar

June 21, 2010

Prof. Storrow has been named a Fulbright Scholar for the 2010-11 academic year.

Alumna Sienna Baskin Interviewed on WNYC Radio

June 17, 2010

WNYC Radio Interviews Alumna Sienna Baskin (’07 ) on Landmark Legislation Affecting Sex Trafficking Victims.

Prof. Rick Rossein Quoted in Case Revealing Pay Discrimination at Wal-Mart

June 4, 2010

Prof. Rossein, an expert in employment discrimination law, comments on the impact of revealing documents showing pay discrimination at Wal-Mart.

CLRN’s Role in Lawyer-Singer’s Life Mentioned in NY Times

June 1, 2010

Bikram Singh, a famous Punjabi singer and a member of CUNY’s Community Legal Resource Network (CLRN), also makes a difference by providing legal services

2010 Joseph Doherty Civil Rights Fellowship Recipients

May 26, 2010

The Irish Law Student’s Association is pleased to announce this year’s Josephy Doherty Civil Rights Fellowship Recipients.

Puerto Rican Bar Association Honors Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Natalie Gomez-Velez

May 25, 2010

The Puerto Rican Bar Association honored Natalie Gomez-Velez on May 13th at their 53rd Anniversary Scholarship Fund Gala Banquet.

The Law and Society’s Annual Conference Features CUNY Law Professors

May 25, 2010

This year’s Law and Society Conference After Critique: What is Left of the Law & Society Paradigm features CUNY Law professors Beryl Blaustone, Rebecca Bratspies, Janet Calvo, Julie Goldscheid, Andrea McArdle

Prof. Bratspies Co-Chairs ABA Standing Committee’s Environmental Law Conference

May 25, 2010

Prof. Bratspies is co-chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Environmental Law’s annual Conference and is moderating the first panel “TSCA Reform in the Era of REACH.” She

Getting Trashed

May 24, 2010

On the eve of Earth Day, eight students and two members of the staff participated in the second annual waste audit. These hardy souls spent almost five hours sifting through the contents of trash and recycle bins representing a sample 24-hour period.

Prof. Angela Burton: Abuse of Psychotropic Drugs on Children in State Custody

May 24, 2010

Prof. Angela Burton’s forthcoming article in the Brooklyn Journal of International Law, “They Use it Like Candy: How the Prescription of Psychotropic Drugs to State-involved Children Violates International Laws,” outlines

New Arizona Law Targets Ethnic Studies: Distinguished Prof. Ruthann Robson Quoted

May 17, 2010

Christian Science Monitor quotes Professor Robson’s reaction to First Amendment issues raised by Arizona’s new law targeting ethnic study programs.

CUNY Law Faculty Have Major Presence at Clinical Conference

May 10, 2010

CUNY Law professors and students presented at the May 4th, 2010 annual Conference on Clinical Legal Education: Answering the Call for Reform: Using Outcomes Assessment, Critical Theory and Strategic Thinking to Implement Change.

CUNY Law Students to Graduate on May 14th; NY State Commissioner Gladys Carrión is Commencement Speaker

May 10, 2010

CUNY Law students will receive their Juris Doctorate on May 14th in a graduation ceremony celebrating their successful path through law school.

Human Rights Champion Rhonda Copelon Dies: Broke New Ground to Open U.S. Federal Courts to Victims of International Human Rights Abuses

May 7, 2010

Pioneering Attorney Won Landmark Rights Case in U.S. Court of Appeals on Same Day Supreme Court Narrowly Rejected Her Challenge to the Hyde Amendment on Abortion Restrictions for the Poor

NY Times Runs Prof. Natalie Gomez-Velez’s Letter to the Editor

May 6, 2010

Assoc. Dean and Prof. Natalie Gomez-Velez questions rush to fund charter schools, given data showing mixed performance.

Prof. Jenny Rivera Recognized as New York University’s Alumna of the Month

May 4, 2010

Prof. Jenny Rivera, director of the CUNY Law’s Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality has been recognized by her alma mater for her leadership and accomplishments.

CUNY Law Students Awarded PRBA Scholarships

May 3, 2010

Julia Hernandez (1L) and Cesar Vargas (2L) have been named scholarships recipients of the Puerto Rican Bar Association’s Scholarship Committee.

Los Angeles Times and Omaha World-Herald Publish Prof. Caitlin Borgmann’s Op-eds

April 26, 2010

The Nebraska legislature passed a new law banning abortions after 20 weeks, claiming that fetuses “can feel pain.”

Jonathan F. Harris Awarded for Outstanding Legal Writing

April 26, 2010

CUNY Law student Jonathan F. Harris (3L) has been named as a 2010 recipient of the prestigious 2010 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing.

Associate Dean for Clinical Programs Sameer Ashar Featured Speaker at SABANY

April 20, 2010

Associate Dean Sameer Ashar will be the guest speaker at the South Asian Bar Association of New York’s 7th Annual Public Interest Benefit.

CUNY Law alums in Forefront of New York Election Reform

April 19, 2010

A bill cosponsored by New York State Senator Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey Klein (’93), passes in the Senate as part of an election reform package.

Prof. Rick Rossein Weighs in on Rise in Male Sexual Harassment Suits

April 19, 2010

Prof. Rick Rossein, former Commissioner of the City of New York Equal Employment Practices Commission, comments on how employers

CLRN Attends First International Seminar on Legal and Social Assistance in Ecuador

April 14, 2010

CLRN members Mercedes Cano, Eric Torres, Margaret McIntyre, Heidi Henle, Sandra Munoz, Fred Rooney and Orestes Rodriguez, in conjunction with Queens Civil Court Judge Carmen Velasquez

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