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.
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) 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, 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.
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
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.
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.
Professor Paula Berg was quoted in the American Independent about a proposed Arizona law that would ban so-called “wrongful birth” lawsuits.
Students from Prof. Susan Bazilli’s International Human Rights Law class and members of the CUNY International Law Society recently met with Ivan Šimonovic’, assistant secretary-general for human rights and head of the New York Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
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.
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. Jeff Kirchmeier recently published his essay “DNA Reminds Us that to Err Is Human” in Cato Unbound, an online publication of the Cato Institute.
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