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Judge Hamill (’90) to Speak at NY Forum on Youth in Foster Care

November 14, 2011

The Honorable Bryanne Hamill (’90) will speak on a panel about the challenges faced by youth who age out of foster care at the upcoming forum Whatever It Takes: Strategies for Preventing and Addressing Youth Disconnection.

Int’l Business Times Features Distinguished Prof. Robson on Occupy Wall Street Lawsuits

November 10, 2011

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson spoke to the International Business Times about Occupy Wall Street and the lawsuits pertaining to freedom of assembly that some of the groups have filed.

Jen Hogg (’12) Featured in Go Magazine

November 10, 2011

Go Magazine featured Jen Hogg (’12) as part of its piece on women leading nonprofit organizations. Hogg, who was a sergeant in the New York Army National Guard, co-founded Service Women’s Actions Network

Puerto Rican Police Department: Abuse Discovered; Leading Activists, Lawyers and Scholars Examine Findings by the Department of Justice

November 9, 2011

CUNY Law’s Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE), the Puerto Rican Bar Association, and the National Lawyers Guild International Committee will lead a panel discussion on the egregious abuses exposed by a U.S Department of Justice report on Puerto Rico Police Department practices.

Associate Dean Andrews to Speak on “Nonviolent Transitions to Democracy”

November 8, 2011

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Penelope Andrews, a leading international human rights scholar, will participate on a panel on Civil Resistance and the Law: Nonviolent Transitions to Democracy.

Alums Reconnect at 2011 Reunion

November 7, 2011

On October 25, 2011, alumni from the classes of 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2010 gathered in Manhattan to reminisce and reconnect with old classmates and faculty.

Student Scholarship: Notes and Comments Panel Fall 2011

November 4, 2011

The Student Scholarship: Notes and Comments panel takes place every fall, allowing recently (or soon to be) published authors, mostly students or recent graduates, from inside and outside of CUNY come to speak about the writing and publishing process

National Public Radio Features Prof. Rossein on Sexual Harassment

November 3, 2011

In light of accusations of sexual harassment against Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show spoke with Professor Rick Rossein about sexual harassment settlements and confidentiality provisions.

Hillary Alberts (’10) Runs Marathon for Concern Worldwide

November 3, 2011

Alum Hillary Alberts (’10) is running in the 2011 New York City Marathon this weekend and has raised more than $5,400 for Concern Worldwide.

CUNY Alums Receive Pro Bono Awards

November 2, 2011

Several CUNY Law alumni recently received the New York State Courts’ Access to Justice Program‘s 2011 Pro Bono Awards.

Victoria Tran (’12) Recognized at CUNY’s “Thank You for Serving Reception”

November 2, 2011

Victoria Tran, 2nd Leiutenant of the U.S. Marine Corps and founder of CUNY Law Students in Support of Veterans, was recognized at a CUNY reception on November 1st in honor of her service in the U.S. military.

Moira Meltzer-Cohen (’12) Quoted on Role of Volunteer Lawyers at Occupy Wall Street

October 31, 2011

The Downtown Express quoted Moira Meltzer-Cohen (’12) in a story on the role of volunteer lawyers at Occupy Wall Street. Meltzer-Cohen is a volunteer with the National Lawyers Guild and has provided “Know Your Rights” trainings to OWS protesters.

Prof. Jenny Rivera to Receive Diversity Trailblazer Award

October 25, 2011

Professor Jenny Rivera has been selected by the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion as one of the three 2012 Diversity Trailblazer Award recipients.

Dean Michelle Anderson to Speak at National Event on Child Abuse

October 25, 2011

Michelle J. Anderson will give welcoming remarks at a national consultation titled “Social Justice for Children: To End Child Abuse and Violence Against Children” hosted by the Children’s Studies Center for Research, Policy, and Public Service at Brooklyn College on November 4.

NY Times Features Prof. Victor Goode’s Letter on Affirmative Action

October 25, 2011

In response to a New York Times story on college diversity, Professor Victor Goode wrote a letter to the editor defending affirmative action and stating

NY Daily News Quotes Matthew Main (’11) on Stop-and-Frisk Policies

October 25, 2011

The New York Daily News quoted alum Matthew Main (’11), a legal observer with the National Lawyers Guild, at a demonstration against police stop-and-frisk policies.

Sharon Stapel (’98) Named Champion of Change

October 24, 2011

As part of Domestic Violence Awareness month, the White House has named alum Sharon Stapel (’98) a Champion of Change. Stapel is the executive director of the Anti-Violence Project in New York

Rebecca Heinegg (’07) Defends Wall Street Protesters

October 19, 2011

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office met on October 17 with the defense team representing some of the 700 people who were arrested on October 1 on the Brooklyn Bridge while taking part in an Occupy Wall Street protest.

Organization Co-Founded by Michael Mascetti (’13) Profiled in NY Times

October 14, 2011

The New York Times profiled Science Schools Initiative, an organization that seeks to prepare children from low-income and minority families to pass the test

Muhammad Faridi (’07) Appointed Chair of Capital Punishment Committee

October 14, 2011

Alum Muhammad Faridi was appointed chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Capital Punishment Committee. Faridi is an associate at Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler LLP and works in the litigation and business reorganization and creditors’ rights departments.

CUNY Law Announces Two Endowments: The Hamill Family Summer Fellowship in Children’s Rights and The Luis Sanjurjo Scholarship Fund

October 6, 2011

CUNY Law is proud to announce the first endowment for a summer fellowship and the first endowment for a scholarship at CUNY School of Law, both of which are made possible by the generosity of the Honorable Bryanne Hamill (’90) and Thomas Hamill.

Jota Borgmann (’06) Represents Adult Home Residents in Abuse Case

October 5, 2011

The New York Daily News reports on the alleged abuses suffered by residents of Garden of Eden Home, an adult home in Brooklyn. Alum Jota Borgmann

Professor Cox Calls for Return of Papers to Panama

October 5, 2011

The Los Angeles Times published CUNY Law Librarian and Associate Professor Douglas Cox‘s op-ed on why the United States should return to Panama

Johnda Bentley (’04) on Need for Unions in Private Sector

October 5, 2011

In an op-ed in the Huffington Post, alum Johnda Bentley (’04) writes about why unionization is “democracy in the workplace,” how much job protection private sector workers really have

Raul Pinto (’10) Reviewing Complaints of Race Influencing Police Checkpoints

October 5, 2011

Alum Raul Pinto, a racial justice fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, spoke at meeting of the Forsyth County Hispanic-American Democrats about the ACLU’s ongoing investigation of complaints

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