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CLORE Co-hosts Panel on Disappearance of Civil Liberties and Human Rights in Puerto Rico

December 4, 2012

On Thursday, November 29, 2012, the Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE), along with the Puerto Rican Bar Association and the National Lawyers Guild International Committee, assembled a panel to discuss recent attempts by the Puerto Rican legislature to eliminate civil liberties and human rights.

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.