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CUNY Law’s Center on Urban Environmental Reform Hosts Environmental Resilience Seminar

November 28, 2012

On October 17, 2012, CUNY’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) hosted the New York City Urban Field Station and the New York City Parks and Recreation Quarterly Research Seminar on the resilience of social-ecological systems.

Prof. Jenny Rivera to Receive ABA Spirit of Excellence Award

November 27, 2012

CUNY Law Professor Jenny Rivera has been selected as one of six lawyers to receive the 2013 Spirit of Excellence Award from the American Bar Association’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession.

Distinguished Prof. Robson on Recent State Secession Petitions

November 27, 2012

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson is quoted in a CBC News piece and a South Carolina Lawyers Weekly article on recent petitions to secede from the United States filed in some states.

Prof. Jonathan Moore’s Central Park 5 Wrongful Conviction Case featured in NY Law Journal

November 26, 2012

Adjunct Professor Jonathan Moore’s case, In Re McCray, 03-Civ-09685, was the subject of a front page feature in the New York Law Journal on Friday, November 23.

Prof. Bratspies on BP Settlement for 2010 Oil Spill

November 26, 2012

In a blog post for IntLawGrrls, Professor Rebecca Bratspies discusses the BP criminal settlement with the Department of Justice for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Distinguished Prof. Robson in NY Times on Monitoring Online Activities of Sex Offenders

November 19, 2012

In a New York Times article, Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson commented on laws around the country that require online information for sex offenders, including a new California law that allows the online activities of sex offenders to be monitored.

Prof. White in Huffington Post on Program to Abolish People’s Debt

November 16, 2012

Professor Alan White was quoted in a Huffington Post story on the Rolling Jubilee, a program created by supporters of the Occupy Wall Street movement designed to buy distressed consumer debt and then have it discharged.

Launching a Law School, Supporting Its Future: CUNY Dean Dave Fields

November 15, 2012

City University of New York dean Dave Fields recently made the biggest bequest in CUNY Law’s history: $1 million.

Defending Rights Before the Supreme Court: Jonathan Libby (’96)

November 15, 2012

It’s not every day that you get to present a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, but that’s what Jonathan Libby (’96) found himself doing earlier this year with United States v. Alvarez, also known as the “Stolen Valor” case.

Recognizing Law School Staff Achievements

November 15, 2012

To recognize staff members for their consistently great day-today work, the Law School held its first staff recognition awards ceremony on Monday, October 22, 2012, in the Dave Fields Auditorium.

Student Spotlight: Ada George (’14)

November 15, 2012

If you’re looking for Ada George (’14) and she’s not in class, chances are she’s in her favorite spot, in a fifth-floor corner study room, with her papers spread out on the table.

Building on CUNY Law’s Public Interest Mission Institution: Gregory Koster

November 15, 2012

A generous donation by Gregory Koster, who was chief law librarian, associate dean for administration and finance, building project manager, and professor of law for 30 years at CUNY Law, is being recognized

Bringing Nature to Students, Staff, and Faculty

November 15, 2012

It’s hard to get students to pause for one moment, to glance up from smartphones or tablets as they charge from class to class.

Committed to Justice for All: David F. Everett

November 15, 2012

David F. Everett was an assistant district attorney for more than 12 years in Queens and Brooklyn before he launched his own civil trial and criminal defense law practice in New York more than 15 years ago.

CUNY Law’s New Home: A Photo Tour

November 15, 2012

Let us share with you some photos of 2 Court Square, our terrific new location in Long Island City, just minutes from Manhattan and all five boroughs.

Welcoming Alumni to New Law School Home

November 15, 2012

On Friday, October 26, 2012, faculty, alumni, and staff came together in CUNY Law’s new building to celebrate the reunion classes of 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2011.

Student Spotlight: Danny Alicea (’13)

November 15, 2012

After being on staff at the City University of New York Law Review, Danny Alicea (’13) now is in the driver’s seat as editor-in- chief.

CUNY Law Celebrates Opening of New Home

November 15, 2012

On Monday, October 22, 2012, New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman delivered the keynote address at a ribboncutting celebration marking the opening of CUNY Law’s new home in Long Island City.

Low-Impact Building Makes Big Impact in Favor of the Environment

November 15, 2012

Walk into the new home of CUNY Law in Long Island City, and you might not immediately be able to tell that this curved, glass-and-steel building is about as environmentally friendly as they come.

National Jurist Ranks CUNY Law Library Among Top 25 in Nation

November 14, 2012

The November 2012 issue of The National Jurist ranks the CUNY School of Law library 21st in the nation out of the 202 ABA approved law libraries in the United States.

NY Law Journal on Law School Relief Efforts After Sandy

November 13, 2012

A story from the New York Law Journal about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on law schools in the region highlights CUNY Law’s efforts to support students who were affected by the storm.

Prof. Kirchmeier on Impact of Scheduled Execution on the Death Penalty Debate

November 12, 2012

Prof. Jeffrey Kirchmeier is quoted in a piece on the impact the scheduled execution of Hubert Michael, Jr. would have on the debate over the death penalty in Pennsylvania.

Dean Michelle Anderson Featured in New York Law Journal’s Law School Special Section

November 2, 2012

The New York Law Journal recently published a special section on Law Schools. As part of this section, the NYLJ asked the deans of New York’s 15 law schools for their “unique perspective on such topics as rising tuition costs, the newly implemented 50-hour pro bono requirement and career prospects for new graduates.”

Prof. Bratspies on Embracing Environmental Justice to Green Cities

November 1, 2012

On the Nature of Cities blog, Prof. Rebecca Bratspies writes that as more of the world’s population now lives in urban environments, many environmental laws have developed without cities in mind.

New Incubator at IIT Chicago-Kent Law Follows Trend Set by CUNY Law Incubator

November 1, 2012

Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago has launched its Solo & Small Practice Incubator (SSPI). The SSPI follows a law school trend of launching incubators to help graduates set up their own practices–a trend that began with CUNY Law’s Incubator for Justice program, the first of its kind in the nation.

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