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Archive for March, 2012

New York Times Profiles Judge Richardson-Mendelson (’88)

March 29, 2012

Alum and Judge Edwina Richardson-Mendelson (’88), administrative judge in charge of New York City Family Courts, was the focus of a recent New York Times article.

Laura Nixon (’10) Receives Reproductive Justice Fellowship

March 29, 2012

Alum Laura Nixon (’10) was named one of seven recipients of the 2012-2013 Reproductive Justice Fellowship. Nixon will spend her fellowship working at the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR).

Judge Bryanne Hamill (’90) Presents at Foster Care Conference

March 27, 2012

Judge Bryanne Hamill (’90) will be speaking about her New York City Transition Planning Court for youth transitioning out of foster care in New York City at the Adolescent Well Being: Supporting Foster Youth on a Successful Path to Adulthood conference in June.

Dave Fields Bequeaths $1 Million to Law School

March 27, 2012

Dave Fields, university dean and special counsel to the chancellor, has bequeathed $1 million to CUNY School of Law. The funds will be used equally to support student scholarships and faculty and staff development.

NYLJ on Matthew Main (’11) Win in Tenants’ Rights Case

March 26, 2012

The New York Law Journal reported on the recent win for alum Matthew Main (’11) in a tenants right’s case. The judge in the case ruled that residents in drug treatment programs cannot be locked out of their living quarters

IWHR Students Testify to UN on Human Rights in Guatemala

March 26, 2012

On March 20, the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic presented oral testimony to the U.N. Human Rights Committee about human rights abuses in Guatemala.

Marina Sitrin (’01) Writes on Occupy Movement and Democracy in The Nation

March 26, 2012

Alum Marina Sitrin wrote an article for The Nation about the Occupy movement and how, according to her, it is suggesting a different vision of democracy.

Prof. Berg Quoted on Proposed Law on “Wrongful Birth” Lawsuits

March 23, 2012

Professor Paula Berg was quoted in the American Independent about a proposed Arizona law that would ban so-called “wrongful birth” lawsuits.

Students Discuss Human Rights with UN Official

March 16, 2012

Students from Prof. Susan Bazilli’s International Human Rights Law class and members of the CUNY International Law Society recently met with Ivan ┼áimonovic’, assistant secretary-general for human rights and head of the New York Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

The Financial Clinic, Founded by Mae Watson Grote (’99), Wins ABA Award

March 15, 2012

The American Bar Association recently selected The Financial Clinic to receive the 2012 Louis M. Brown Award for legal access. Alum Mae Watson Grote (’99) founded and is executive director of The Financial Clinic.

James Bell, of Haywood Burns Institute, Discusses Law as a Tool for Social Justice

March 13, 2012

CUNY Law’s Office of Academic Affairs and the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) recently brought James Bell, founder and executive director of the W. Haywood Burns Institute, to speak to the Law School community about “The Law as a Tool for Social Justice: Challenges for the 21st Century.”

Prof. Kirchmeier on DNA Exonerations and the Death Penalty

March 12, 2012

Prof. Jeff Kirchmeier recently published his essay “DNA Reminds Us that to Err Is Human” in Cato Unbound, an online publication of the Cato Institute.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. to be honored at City University of New York School of Law’s annual PILA Gala and Auction

March 7, 2012

Lauded legal scholar, best-selling author and Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. will be honored at the nation’s leading public interest law school’s annual Public Interest Law Association (PILA) Gala and Auction benefit March 23 at the historic Judson Memorial Church

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