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Rebecca Wallach (’12) Receives 2012 Skadden Fellowship

December 19, 2011

Rebecca Wallach (’12) has been selected to receive a 2012 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.

Prof. Zeidman Quoted on Diversity of Jury Pools in Queens Tribune

December 15, 2011

The Queens Tribune quotes Professor Steve Zeidman in a story about the underrepresentation of certain groups among jury pools in Queens.

Judge Richardson-Mendelson (’88) Featured in NY Law Journal

December 14, 2011

Alum Judge Edwina Richardson-Mendelson (’88) was featured in a New York Law Journal article about New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s criminal and family court judicial appointments.

Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) Hosts Panel on The Regulation of Hydrofracking in New York

December 14, 2011

On Monday, November 28, the Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) at CUNY Law organized and hosted a panel to discuss New York State’s plan for Hydraulic Fracturing in the Marcellus Shale, the legal challenges, the environmental threat, and the community response.

CLORE Assembles Panel on Dept. of Justice Report of Misconduct by Puerto Rican Police Department

December 14, 2011

On Tuesday, November 15, the Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE) at CUNY Law assembled a panel at the New York County Surrogate’s Court to discuss the Department of Justice’s September 2011 report following a comprehensive investigation that revealed patterns of misconduct within the Puerto Rican Police Department.

Juliette Forstenzer Espinosa (’08) and Joanna Donbeck (’08) Featured on CUNY TV

December 13, 2011

CUNY TV recently produced a story about the Community Legal Resource Network (CLRN) and the work of the Health Care Rights Initiative, an education and advocacy organization that assists patients

Panel Discussion on Domestic Violence Survivor Justice Act

December 7, 2011

On Monday, November 21, the CUNY Law Domestic Violence Coalition invited a panel of domestic violence survivors and advocates to speak about the Domestic Violence Survivor Justice Act.

Students Invite Panel of Guests to Speak on Racial Profiling

December 7, 2011

On Thursday, November 17, students invited a panel of speakers to educate the CUNY Law community on racial profiling. The panel, “Restoring Justice: Reflections on Racial Profiling in a Post 9/11 America,” was sponsored

CUNY Law Named Among Top Schools for Public Interest

December 7, 2011

National Jurist magazine has named CUNY School of Law among the top law schools in the nation for public interest. The magazine is recognizing the top 15 schools

Organization Co-founded by Gurpal Singh (’08) Receives Union Square Award

December 5, 2011

SEVA Immigrant Community Advocacy Project, co-founded by alum Gurpal Singh (’08), will receive the 2011 Union Square Social Justice Award. The Union Square Awards identify activists

CUNY Law Helps Begin Incubator Program in India

December 2, 2011

The Symbiosis Law School, in Pune, India, has announced plans to begin, in cooperation with CUNY Law, an incubator to help new lawyers begin their own practices, especially in underserved areas.

Professors Kassem and Akbar Dispell Myths on CLEAR Project

November 29, 2011

Professors Ramzi Kassem and Amna Akbar set the record straight on the facts about CUNY Law’s Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) Project.

CLORE Presents Panel on the Future of the LGBT Movement

November 23, 2011

On Tuesday, November 15, the Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE) at CUNY Law invited a panel of speakers to talk about the future of the LGBT movement in regards to race, ethnicity, and immigration status.

Suspension Representation Project Hosts Panel on Zero Tolerance Discipline in NYC Public Schools

November 23, 2011

On Tuesday, November 1, the CUNY Law chapter of the Suspension Representation Project invited a panel of speakers to talk about the effect of zero tolerance discipline practices in New York City public schools.

CUNY Law Labor Coalition Presents Lecture on Economic Violence in Nicaragua

November 23, 2011

On Thursday, November 3, the CUNY Law Labor Coalition invited guest speaker Uriel Antonio Carazo Garcia, of the Promoters of Peace and Development in Nicaragua, to talk about the issues behind out-migration from Nicaragua

NY Times Highlights CUNY Law’s Clinical Program

November 21, 2011

A Sunday New York Times article, “What They Don’t Teach Law Students: Lawyering,” says CUNY Law’s clinical program stands out for its success at teaching students to integrate what they learn into practical lawyering skills.

Professor Caitlin Borgmann Discusses Implications of “Personhood Amendments”

November 21, 2011

CUNY Law professor and reproductive rights legal expert Caitlin Borgmann’s essay in the Mississippi Law Journal addresses how efforts to pass “personhood amendments” could impact the national legal and moral debate about abortion and women’s rights.

LaunchPad for Justice Announces 2011 Justice Fellows

November 18, 2011

The LaunchPad for Justice, an initiative of the Community Legal Resource Network (CLRN) at CUNY Law that enables recent graduates

Distinguished Prof. Robson Quoted in Mercury News on Role of Courts in Protests

November 18, 2011

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson was quoted in the San Jose Mercury News about the role courts are playing in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Davida Silverman (’10) on Effect of Medicaid Cuts on Women and Girls

November 18, 2011

In a blog post for the National Partnership for Women & Families, alum Davida Silverman (’10) writes about how the choices of the Congressional “Super Committee” could adversely affect women and girls.

Prof. Huertas Quoted in Gotham Gazette on Worker Cooperatives

November 17, 2011

The Gotham Gazette quoted Professor Carmen Huertas-Noble in a story about the rise of worker cooperatives in New York City and some of the challenges they face.

Prof. Zeidman Featured in Story on Ticket-Fixing Scandal

November 17, 2011

Professor Steve Zeidman was quoted in a Reuters story about how the ticket-fixing scandal in the New York Police Department could affect witness credibility at trial.

Black Law Students Association Hosts Discussion on NYC Foster Care System

November 16, 2011

On Thursday, October 6, 2011, the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) invited a panel of judges and public interest lawyers to discuss with the CUNY Law community

NY Times Quotes Marina Sitrin (’01) on Occupy Wall Street Influence

November 16, 2011

Alum Marina Sitrin, part of Occupy Wall Street’s legal working group, was quoted in the New York Times about the continued influence of OWS since police temporarily evicted protesters from Zuccotti Park on Tuesday.

CUNY Law Video Recognized in ABA Law Video Awards

November 15, 2011

The American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Section (LPM) announced the winners of the first-ever LPM Law Video Awards during the 3rd Bi-annual ABA Law Firm Marketing Strategies Conference

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