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Archive for April, 2012


Prof. Borgmann on Implications of Oklahoma “Personhood” Bill

April 11, 2012

Thomson Reuters cites Professor Caitlin Borgmann in an article about Oklahoma Senate Bill 1433, or the Personhood Act.

Prof. Robson on Efforts to Ban Sex Offenders from Using Online Social Sites

April 10, 2012

In a Salon article, Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson commented on recent initiatives in several states to restrict or ban registered sex offenders from online sites focused on social networking, virtual gaming, and online dating.

CUNY Law Has 6th Lowest Tuition Increase Among Law Schools 2000-2010

April 5, 2012

PreLaw Magazine reports that CUNY School of Law has had the 6th lowest increase in tuition among law schools across the country from 2000 to 2010.

Eli Federman (’10) on “Stand Your Ground” Law in Trayvon Martin Case

April 5, 2012

In a Huffington Post blog entry, Eli Federman (’10) argues that it was Trayvon Martin, rather than George Zimmerman – who killed Martin – who had the right to defend himself under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law.

Brief from IWHR Students and Advocates Leads to Precedent-Setting Decision

April 3, 2012

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has found that the government of Chile violated the rights of Karen Atala, a lesbian mother, when it stripped her of custody of her daughters because of their “unique family.” The ruling affirms

CUNY Law Students Host Intimate Partner Violence Panel

April 2, 2012

On Thursday, March 27, students hosted an inter-disciplinary discussion about intimate and state-sanctioned power, violence, and control within and against LGBTQ and immigrant communities.