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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.

CUNY Law Named 2nd in Nation for Most Diverse Law Schools

November 1, 2012

The National Jurist has just named CUNY School of Law second in the nation on the “Diversity Honor Roll” for Most Diverse Law Schools.

CUNY School of Law Celebrates Move to Long Island City

October 24, 2012

The City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law held a ribbon cutting celebration on Monday, October 22, 2012, to mark the opening of the Law School’s new home at 2 Court Square in Long Island City. New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman delivered the keynote address.

Prof. Bratspies’s Environmental Justice Comic Featured in NY Times

October 19, 2012

A New York Times blog post highlights educational materials appropriate for home-schooling children and features Mayah’s Lot, an environmental justice comic book authored by Professor Rebecca Bratspies and illustrated by artist Charlie Lagreca.

CBS Quotes Distinguished Prof. Robson on Supreme Court Affirmative Action Case

October 16, 2012

In a CBS News article, Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson comments on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, an affirmative action case currently being heard by the United States Supreme Court.

SCOTUSblog Features Distinguished Prof. Robson on Same-Sex Marriage

October 15, 2012

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson contributed to an online symposium on same-sex marriage on SCOTUSblog.

Associate Prof. Cox Discusses National Archives Inquiry into Destroyed Interrogation Tapes

October 12, 2012

In a column for JURIST, CUNY Law Librarian and Associate Professor Douglas Cox discusses the need for the CIA to respond to the National Archives inquiry into the CIA’s destruction of detainee interrogation tapes and whether the destruction was a violation of the federal records laws.

Princeton Review Places CUNY Law in Top Ten for Best Professors

October 10, 2012

The 2013 edition of The Princeton Review’s “The Best 168 Law Schools” ranks CUNY Law in the top ten for “Best Professors.” More than 18,000 students were surveyed to create the rankings.

ABA Journal Features CUNY Law Incubator

October 1, 2012

A recent article from the ABA Journal discussed the growing trend of several law schools around the country launching incubators to help recent graduates set up solo practices.

Michael Figura (’12) Named MLFA Legal Fellow at Bill of Rights Defense Committee

September 27, 2012

Alum Michael Figura (’12) was named the Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA) Legal Fellow at the Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC), which advocates for the rule of law and the defends civil liberties. The MLFA supports legal cases and programs in defense of civil liberties and rights in America.

Jonathan Darche (’05) Honored by NYSBA for Public Service

September 7, 2012

Alum Jonathan Darche (’05) is being honored by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) with a 2012 Citation for Special Achievement in Public Service. The award ceremony will be held in New York City on September 19, 2012.

Dean Anderson in NY Times on the Evolving Definition of Rape

August 28, 2012

Dean Michelle J. Anderson is quoted in the New York Times on how the definition of rape has changed over time.

Carolyn Coffey (’04) Honored with NYCLA Public Service Award

August 23, 2012

Alum Carolyn Coffey (’04) is being honored by the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) with a 2012 Public Service Award.

Dean Anderson Quoted in Washington Post Blog on Redefining Rape

August 22, 2012

Dean Michelle J. Anderson is quoted in the Washington Post on how the definition of rape has evolved.

Barbara Trapasso (’86) Named a “Woman of Distinction”

August 20, 2012

On August 11, alum Barbara Trapasso (’86) was named a Woman of Distinction by New York State Assemblyman Tom McKevitt at his Sixth Annual “Women of Distinction” ceremony held in Albertson, NY.

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