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NY Assembly Member O’Donnell (’87) Inspires Students

April 23, 2012

On his recent visit to the Law School on April 12, New York State Assembly Member and alum Daniel O’Donnell (’87) inspired students with his work on championing key legislation that legalized same-sex marriage in New York State and legislation that aims to prevent bullying and harassment in schools. He also discussed his journey going from working as a public defender with the Legal Aid Society to working in government.

New York State Assemblyman & CUNY Law Alum Daniel J. O'Donnell

New York State Assemblyman & CUNY Law Alum Daniel J. O'Donnell

O’Donnell was the primary sponsor of New York’s Marriage Equality Act and the State’s Dignity for All Students Act, which takes effect this summer and is aimed at ensuring that public school communities provide a learning environment free of discrimination and harassment. Provisions of the legislation prohibit harassment and discrimination based on race, color, weight, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex.

The event was sponsored by OUTLaws and the CUNY Democrats.

Read more about O’Donnell in the Fall 2011 issue of the CUNY Law alumni magazine

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Watch the full lecture above, on YouTube, or as a free download from iTunes U.

 

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