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Surveillance of Muslim Communities Triggers Disclosure Motion

October 3, 2011

Four attorneys representing a civil rights class, who include Franklin Siegel who teaches at CUNY Law, have asked a judge to allow them to review information about reported police investigations of Muslim communities which appear to focus on legal First Amendment activity

Democracy Now! Interviews Marina Sitrin (’01) on Wall Street Protests

October 3, 2011

Alum Marina Sitrin, part of Occupy Wall Street‘s legal working group, was interviewed on Democracy Now! about the OWS protests, including Saturday’s arrests of more than 700 protesters

2011 CUNY Moot Court Summer Competition a Great Success

September 25, 2011

The 2011 Moot Court Summer Competition was a great success. Following the preparation and submission of briefs over the summer, the Summer Competition culminated in the presentation of oral arguments on Saturday September 17th, 2011.

CLORE Features Discussion on Supreme Court Term’s Impact on Latinos

September 21, 2011

The City University of New York School of Law’s Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE), the Hispanic National Bar Association–New York Region, and the

CLRN Recognized as Best Practice

September 16, 2011

Fred Rooney, director of CUNY Law’s Community Legal Resource Network, discussed CLRN, its Launchpad and Incubator programs, and the idea of a “longitudinal law school” at the National Institute for Teaching Ethics

Samar, co-edited by Beena Ahmad (’10), Publishes Prof. Kassem’s Op-Ed on the Consequences of Counterterrorism Practices

September 12, 2011

Professor Ramzi Kassem, Director of CUNY Law’s Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic, provides a close look at the impact of post 9/11 counterterrorism policies

Yogi Patel (’06) and CLRN Incubator Featured in National Law Journal

September 9, 2011

Yogi Patel (’06) was featured in a National Law Journal article highlighting the work of the Community Legal Resource Network’s (CLRN) Incubator for Justice program. CUNY Law’s incubator supports graduates

Alum Martha Rayner on Guantanamo Lawyer’s Panel

September 9, 2011

Martha Rayner (’86), professor at Fordham School of Law, presented on a Guantanamo Lawyer’s Panel at John Jay College of Criminal Justice as part of the Art of Justice: 9/11 Performance Project.

IWHR Clinic Weighs in on International Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case

September 9, 2011

The Inter-American Court on Human Rights recently heard the case of Karen Atala Riffo, a lesbian mother and judge who was stripped of custody of her two daughters by the Supreme Court of Chile in 2003 because of her sexual orientation.

Distinguished Professor Robson on Alabama Immigration Law

September 8, 2011

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson spoke on the SiriusXM program “The Morning Briefing” about a new law in Alabama that allows police to detain people who are stopped for traffic violations who they suspect are undocumented.

CUNY Law Named a “Best Value” Law School by PreLaw

August 31, 2011

CUNY Law was named one of the “Best Value” law schools by PreLaw magazine. Among other criteria, schools are rated by their in-state tuition, debt and the percent of graduates employed nine months after graduation.

CLEAR Calls for Investigation of NYPD Surveillance

August 26, 2011

A new report from the Associated Press states that the New York Police Department has been using covert surveillance on Muslims in New York since 9/11. At a news conference held by the Council on American-Islamic Relations in response to the report, Ramzi Kassem

Dave Palmer (’06) and CFW Fight Climate Change, Create Jobs

August 26, 2011

As executive director of the Center for Working Families, Dave Palmer (’06) is leading the organization’s efforts to develop a green economy in New York State

CLRN Immigrant Lawyers Meet

August 25, 2011

On Wednesday, August 24, CLRN’s Immigration Practice Group had a get-together in the city. It was a chance for us to see each other face-to-face, to network, and we were lucky to hear thoughts from our guest, attorney Claudia Slovinsky.

CUNY Law Joins Consortium to Help Shape Legal Education

August 22, 2011

CUNY Law joined the “Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Consortium,” which was developed as a means for leading law schools to share innovative ideas to improve law school pedagogy.

Professor Cox Spotlights Issues Raised by Wiki-Leaks

August 22, 2011

The Chronicle of Higher Education publishes CUNY Law Librarian and Associate Professor Douglas Cox’s op-ed on how government responses to accessing Wiki-Leaks should

A Q and A with Distinguished Professor Robson on Same-Sex Marriage

August 18, 2011

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson, who is the author of numerous works developing a lesbian legal theory, which include the books Sappho Goes to Law School and Lesbian (Out)Law: Survival Under the Rule of Law, and many law review articles, discusses same-sex marriage.

Clinic Director Steve Zeidman Co-Authors Supreme Court Amicus Brief

August 17, 2011

Acting Clinic Director Steve Zeidman, who runs the Criminal Defense Clinic, helped co-author an amicus brief that was submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the American Bar Association

Professor Khosla Honored on India Independence Day

August 16, 2011

Bergen County, New Jersey, honored Professor Dinesh Khosla on August 15, 2011, India’s Independence Day, with a Distinguished Service Award for his civil rights advocacy

Senator Jeff Klein (’93) Pushes Enforcement of Foreclosure Maintenance Law

August 15, 2011

WYNC featured CUNY Law alum and New York State Senator Jeff Klein (’93) on how unmaintained and unclaimed properties can impact community safety

Karen Gargamelli (’07) Fights for Elderly Woman’s Home

August 15, 2011

Working through Common Cause (formerly Common Law), Karen Gargamelli (’07) is helping Mary Ward, who is 82 years old, battle for the home she has lived in for the past 44 years

Prof. Rivera Discusses Contexts of “Diversity”

August 10, 2011

Professor Jenny Rivera, Founder and Director of the Law School’s Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE), recently spoke at the ABA’s annual meeting, Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession

Commencement 2011 Photos and Video

August 8, 2011

More than 100 CUNY School of Law students received their Juris Doctor degrees at the graduation ceremony in May. “CUNY Law’s 2011 graduates are passionate advocates, eager to devote themselves to lawyering

Associate Dean Andrews Discusses Polygamy Case

August 8, 2011

Associate Dean and Professor Penelope Andrews was a featured guest on Wisconsin national public radio’s program “A Public Affair.” Dean Andrews, who runs the academic program for CUNY Law and who has written extensively

Alum Kary Moss Receives “Champion of Justice Award”

August 2, 2011

The State Bar of Michigan has chosen Kary Moss (’87), executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, to receive its Champion of Justice award at its annual meeting on September 14.

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