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CUER Holds First Annual Scholars Workshop on Regulating the Urban Environment

August 15, 2012

On June 26, the Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) held its first annual Scholars Workshop on Regulating the Urban Environment. The day-long workshop brought together scholars, activists, and regulators to examine the challenging legal and regulatory questions implicated by environmental justice.

Harlene Katzman (’95) to Receive the Abely Pro Bono Achievement Award

August 14, 2012

On September 24, Sanctuary for Families will present Harlene Katzman (’95) with the Abely Pro Bono Achievement Award for her work representing battered immigrant women and victims of human trafficking. Katzman is currently Pro Bono Counsel and Director at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

This American Life and AlterNet Feature CUNY CLEAR Project

August 13, 2012

This American Life and AlterNet featured CUNY Law’s Creating Law Enforcement Accountability and Responsibility (CLEAR) Project.

PBS Features Mae Watson Grote (’99) on Improving the Financial Security of the Working Poor

August 13, 2012

Alum Mae Watson Grote (’99) spoke on a segment of PBS’s Need to Know about the work of the nonproft organization she founded, The Financial Clinic. Grote discussed how the Clinic’s financial coaches work with their clients to create a budget to map out their situation and achieve financial goals.

NY Times Features Prof. Goldscheid’s Letter on Police Misconduct

August 8, 2012

Professor Julie Goldscheid’s Letter to the Editor about police misconduct was published in the New York Times. Her letter responds to a July 24 article about plans to reform police misconduct in the New Orleans Police Department through a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice.

CUNY Law Incubator Model Adopted in New Access to Law Initiative

August 2, 2012

California Western School of Law’s Access to Law Initiative was recently featured on KPBS’s Evening Edition. The Initiative, launched in June, is modeled on CUNY Law’s Incubator for Justice program, the first of its kind in the nation.

Dean Anderson Appointed to NYC Bar Task Force Examining Career Prospects of Recent Law School Grads

July 25, 2012

The New York City Bar has appointed Dean Michelle Anderson to a task force that will examine the current state of the job market for recent law school graduates.

CLEAR Project Honored By Queens Borough President

July 17, 2012

Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall will honor the CUNY Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project at the Fourth Annual Iftar Program on July 25th, 2012, for its dedication to training Muslim, Arab, and South Asian New Yorkers to know their civil rights.

IWHR Brief in Atala Case Cited by IntLawGrrls

July 16, 2012

A recent IntLawGrrls blog post focuses on the impact of the Karen Atala case that was decided by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the spring.

Prof. Goldscheid on Effects of Under-Enforcement on Gender

July 3, 2012

In a guest blog for Rights Working Group, as part of a week focusing on gender and LGBTQ awareness, Professor Julie Goldscheid discusses police misconduct. Goldscheid calls for a fuller conception of misconduct that includes both over-policing, which has a disproportionate impact based on race, and under-policing, which has a disproportionate impact based on gender.

Jonathan Libby (’96) Wins Supreme Court Case

July 2, 2012

In United States v. Alvarez, the U.S. Supreme Court recently affirmed in a vote of six to three that the Stolen Valor Act is unconstitutional. Alum Jonathan Libby (’96) represented Xavier Alvarez and argued the case before the United States Supreme Court in February.

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.

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