Diala Shamas is one of only seven recipients of Yale Law School’s Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellowship this year.
When lawyers launch their own practice, these kinds of questions can prove the most difficult to address—and they can make the difference in whether a practice succeeds or fails.
SEVA Immigrant Community Advocacy Project, a nonprofit, community- based organization cofounded by Gurpal Singh (’08), won a prestigious Union Square Award in December for its work mobilizing and training residents of under-resourced immigrant communities as community organizers.
A client had to travel to Egypt because his mother had died. When he returned to New York City, he was on the verge of losing his home. MFY Legal Services, where several CUNY Law and Economic Justice Project alumni are staff attorneys, took on his case.
In 1996, when Congress enacted federal welfare reform, “CUNY began hemorrhaging thousands of students,” according to Stephen Loffredo, director of the Economic Justice Project (EJP) at CUNY Law.
As CUNY Law prepares for its historic move to Long Island City, three longtime staff members reflect on their time at the Law School and share some of their favorite memories.
Andrew Lisko (’10) had been pulling some late hours at the Law Office of Andrew Lisko, working on a client’s felony DWI case, when the judge declared a mistrial. The arresting officer had to take bereavement leave because his mother had died.
When clients visit Yogi Patel (’06), they’re treated to a view of the Flatiron Building from the conference room.
Growing up in a poll uted steel town in the 1970s had a big impact on the director of CUNY Law’s new Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER).
Growing up in Baltimore in the 1980s, John Whitlow (’03) spent a lot of his childhood at the home of a friend whose father had been exiled from Spain by Francisco Franco because of his political activities.