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Archive for December, 2011

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.

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