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Archive for June, 2012

City Limits Profiles Judge Richardson-Mendelson (’88)

June 26, 2012

Judge Edwina Richardson-Mendelson (’88) was recently profiled by City Limits, in which she discussed her work as chief administrative judge of New York City’s Family Court. The interview touches on the effects of budget cuts, increasing caseloads, and pro se representation in Family Court. Richardson-Mendelson also discusses her vision for the future of the Family Court system.

Prof. Rosenberg’s Article Cited by Third Circuit Court of Appeals

June 20, 2012

The Third Circuit cited Professor Joe Rosenberg’s article, “Supplemental Needs Trusts for People with Disabilities: The Development of a Private Trust in the Public Interest,” for its analysis of the legislative intent, scope, and application of the federal Medicaid law that governs pooled special needs trusts.

Alums Odom and Bing Recognized

June 18, 2012

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently announced seven appointments to the city’s Districting Commission, including alum Oscar Odom III (’96). Alum Tracey Bing (’96) received a New York City Bar Association Legal Service Award.

Distinguished Prof. Robson on Two U.S. Supreme Court Decisions

June 15, 2012

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discusses two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions with Bloomberg BNA.

Photos of CUNY Law’s New Home at 2 Court Square in Long Island City

June 15, 2012

Here is a sneak peek at photos of 2 Court Square, our terrific new location in Long Island City, just minutes from Manhattan and all five boroughs.

Alum Danny Kirchoff (’09) Continues Dedication to Transgender Rights

June 15, 2012

Alum Danny Kirchoff (’09) is spotlighted in the June 2012 Equal Justice Works Newsletter for his continuing efforts to provide legal services to low-income transgender Californians.

The Nation: Prof. Kassem on Curbing NYPD Excess

June 14, 2012

In The Nation magazine’s July 2nd issue, “Islamophobia: Anatomy of an American Panic,” Professor Ramzi Kassem shares the history and impact of the surveillance of Muslim communities in “The Long Roots of the NYPD Spying Program.” Professor Kassem directs CUNY Law’s Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic and the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility Project.

Distinguished Prof. Robson on Constitutionality of Sugary Drinks Ban

June 14, 2012

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson is quoted in a Queens Chronicle article about the legality of a proposed ban on sugary drinks in New York City.

Prof. Borgmann on the Challenges of “Pro-Life” and “Pro-Choice” Labels

June 13, 2012

The Deseret News quotes Professor Caitlin Borgmann in an article discussing a recent poll that found a historic low of 41 percent of Americans categorizing themselves as “pro-choice,” while 50 percent identify as “pro-life.”

Prof. Newman on Implications of House Version of Violence Against Women Act

June 11, 2012

In a post for “Long Island Wins,” an organizing campaign designed to engage Long Islanders in finding sound solutions to immigration issues, Professor Alizabeth Newman exposes efforts by the House of Representative to eliminate critical provisions from their version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

Two CUNY Law Associate Deans Tapped for Deanships

June 8, 2012

The National Law Journal notes that CUNY Law “is turning into something of a finishing school for deans,” highlighting the fact that in the past three months, two CUNY Law associate deans have been named as deans of two different law schools.

NYTimes Features Prof. Farago’s Letter on Parent Contributions to Public Schools

June 8, 2012

Professor Emeritus John Farago’s Letter to the Editor about parents donating money to public schools was published in the New York Times.

Prof Rossein Cited in Federal District Court Judgment

June 8, 2012

A federal district court cited Professor Rick Rossein’s treatise, Employment Discrimination Law and Litigation, in a May 29 judgment in Stone v. Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc. The judgment adopted Rossein’s view on a disclosure and waiver issue in the context of employment arbitration and the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) in an investor case litigated under FINRA.

National Law Journal Opinion Piece Cites CUNY Law Focus on Experiential Learning

June 7, 2012

A National Law Journal opinion piece lists CUNY School of Law among law schools that feature experiential learning as a core component of their programs. The piece focuses on the need for experiential learning in legal education and an alliance of educators from more than 30 law schools that is focused on the issue.

Associate Prof. Harker’s Paper Wins AALL Award

June 7, 2012

Associate Professor and Reference Law Librarian Yasmin Sokkar Harker has received the 2012 American Association of Law Libraries/LexisNexis Call for Papers Award, New Member Division. Harker will discuss her winning paper, “Information is Cheap, Meaning is Expensive: Building Analytical Skill in Legal Research Instruction,” and receive her award at the AALL Annual Meeting in Boston in July.

Commencement 2012 Photos and Video

June 4, 2012

More than 140 CUNY School of Law students received their Juris Doctor degrees at the graduation ceremony in May. “We are confident our graduates will make a difference in the lives of the underprivileged and disempowered.”

AP Quotes Distinguished Prof. Robson: Laws on Sex Offenders’ Use of Social Networking Sites

June 1, 2012

In an Associated Press article, Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson commented on the constitutionality of laws banning sex offenders from using social networking websites.

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