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Archive for June, 2012


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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