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Criminal Defense Clinic Director Steve Zeidman Publishes Op-Ed in New York Law Journal

March 26, 2010

Clinic Director Steve Zeidman shares his thoughts on how legislative solutions addressing the caseloads of public defenders must move beyond the numbers to the larger state of indigent defense and trends in constitutional violations of the accused.

Elder Law Clinic Director Joe Rosenberg Honored

March 26, 2010

CUNY Law Elder Law Clinic Director Joe Rosenberg was honored by Friends of Senior Citizens, which is part of the Merrill Park Civic Assocation.

CUNY Law Dean Michelle Anderson Quoted on the “Cracks in Rape Shield Laws”

March 26, 2010

Dean Michelle Anderson, a leading scholar on rape law, discusses the challenges imposed by the erosion of rape shield laws.

CUNY Moot Court Team Wins First Place

March 25, 2010

A CUNY Law School Moot Court Team recently finished in first place in the Annual Hon. Elaine Jackson Stack Nassau Academy of Law Moot Court Competition.

Alum Stephen Bergstein Wins Major Victory in Student-on-Student Racial Harassment Case

March 17, 2010

In a strong message to school districts nationwide, CUNY Law alum Stephen Bergstein won a major victory when a jury returned a verdict for $1.25M against a school district

Prof. Rebecca Bratspies in the Forefront of Environmental Law Discussions

March 17, 2010

CUNY Law Professor Rebecca Bratspies recently presented two papers: Human Rights and Environmental Regulation at Seton Hall and Uncertainty, Property and Climate Change at

Prof. Ruthann Robson Comments in NY Times on Constitutional Limits of State Laws

March 17, 2010

Professor Ruthann Robson weighs in on constitutional limits of state legislators’ attempts to supersede federal laws.

New York Times Features the Leadership of CUNY Law Alum Gurpal Singh

March 16, 2010

Seva Executive Director Gurpal Singh’s leadership in engaging the Richmond Hill’s diverse community of Punjabi Sikhs, Guyanese, Trinidadians and others in filling out the 2010 Census was featured in the NY Times.

CUNY Law Has Major Presence at Upcoming Conferences

March 16, 2010

Professors Goldscheid, Valentine, Huertas-Noble and Haywood Burns Chair Dean Spade to present at 2010 SALT Conference. CLRN Director Fred Rooney to keynote at the National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism Conference.

New York City Law Review Presents Powerful Environmental Justice Panel

February 19, 2010

As part of its spring 2010 speaker series, the New York City Law Review hosted a gripping panel, “Whose Survival? Environmental Justice as a Civil Rights Issue,” bringing such heavy hitters in local environmental justice

Thomas Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, Makes Special Visit to CUNY Law

February 18, 2010

In a special visit with CUNY Law students, Thomas Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, talked emphatically about the need for public interest lawyers.

Dean Spade Joins CUNY School of Law as the 2009-2010 Haywood Burns Chair

February 18, 2010

Dean Spade, a leading voice on civil rights issues and founder of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a nonprofit law collective that provides free legal services to transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming people who are low-income and/or people of color, has joined CUNY Law as the Haywood Burns Chair in Civil Rights.

CUNY Law Librarian Raquel Gabriel Debuts “Diversity Dialogues”

February 18, 2010

The Law Library Journal, the premier journal for law librarianship in the U.S., will feature “Diversity Dialogues,” a new column by CUNY Law Librarian Raquel Grabriel.

CLRN to Receive ABA 2010 Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access

January 28, 2010

The American Bar Association (ABA) Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services has named CUNY School of Law’s Community Legal Resource Network (CLRN) as the recipient of the 2010 Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access.

CUNY Law Students Provide Legal Assistance to Haitians in Need

January 26, 2010

In the aftermath of the earthquake, CUNY Law students in the Immigration and Refugee Rights Clinic took action and formed a partnership with Haitian Americans United for Progress, helping Haitians file for Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

CUNY Law Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson to Present on Reproductive and Sexual Rights

January 25, 2010

Prof. Robson will be among the panelists at a daylong symposium “From Page to Practice: Broadening the Lens for Reproductive and Sexual Rights.” The symposium brings together leading scholars and practitioners to analyze

CUNY Law Professor Maria Arias Appointed Family Court Judge

January 20, 2010

CUNY Law Professor Maria Arias has been appointed to the Family Court. Judge Arias, who has in-depth expertise in issues affecting families and battered women, will preside in Queens County court over custody, visitation and orders of protection cases.

Prof. Jenny Rivera Receives NY State Bar Association’s Kay Crawford Murray Award

January 15, 2010

CUNY Law Professor Jenny Rivera has been awarded the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) Kay Crawford Murray Award.

Same-Sex Marriage and Constitutional Issues: Q and A with CUNY Law Distinguished Prof. Ruthann Robson

January 14, 2010

The first federal trial challenging Proposition 8’s constitutional ban of same-sex marriage gets underway in California. Professor Ruthann Robson, an expert in constitutional law and sexuality and the law, explains what’s at stake.

CUNY Law Clinic Represents Bagram Detainee in Precedent-Setting D.C. Circuit Case

January 12, 2010

The D.C Circuit heard oral arguments in the first legal challenge on behalf of detainees at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan

CUNY Law and NY Courts Establish First in Nation “LaunchPad for Justice”

January 4, 2010

In a first of its kind collaboration in the nation, the New York State Courts and CUNY School of Law will pilot “LaunchPad for Justice,” an initiative that will jumpstart the careers of new CUNY Law graduates and provide much needed legal

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