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.
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.”
In an Associated Press article, Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson commented on the constitutionality of laws banning sex offenders from using social networking websites.
In one of the first Occupy Wall Street protest cases to go to trial, alum Paul Keefe (’07), along with Gideon Oliver, represented Alexander Arbuckle, who was taking photos at a January 1 march and was arrested for disorderly conduct.
In a guest column for JURIST, Adjunct Professor Michael Macchiarola discusses the role of the judiciary in settlements between the Securities and Exchange Commission and private parties.
The National Law Journal features Fred Rooney (’86), director of CUNY Law’s Community Legal Resource Network, and his efforts to help Thomas Jefferson School of Law launch an incubator for solo practitioners.
Prof. Jonathan Moore, who co-teaches a seminar on Section 1983 federal civil rights litigation, is one of the attorneys in Floyd, et al. v. City of New York, et al., challenging the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policies.
In a column in the New York Post, alum Eli Federman (’10) discusses his concerns with charging fees for “faith healing” in treating physical ailments.
Tonya Gonnella Frichner (’87), president and founder of the American Indian Law Alliance, will receive an honorary degree from Colby College at its upcoming commencement ceremony.
On April 11, 2012, CUNY Law’s Career Planning Office held a networking reception for students and recent graduates at Macaulay Honors College in Manhattan.
Fred Rooney, Director of CUNY School of Law’s Community Legal Resource Network (CLRN) and Office of External Relations, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to work at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo Law School
More than 140 CUNY School of Law students will receive their Juris Doctor degrees at a May 18th graduation ceremony.
On March 30, 2012, a packed auditorium of human rights advocates, lawyers, students, and others gathered at the CUNY Graduate Center for the CUNY Law Review Symposium, “Looking Forward: Rhonda Copelon’s Legacy in Action and the Future of International Women’s Human Rights Law.”
On April 12, 2012, The Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality and the Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) hosted UN Legal Officer Fernando Ortiz Jr.
Distinguished professor and constitutional law expert Ruthann Robson weighs in on ABC.com on the parameters of free speech in a case centering on threats made online between classmates.
In April 2012 students in the Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic (IRRC) provided free, confidential information in English and Spanish to individuals around New York City facing immigration issues.
In March 2012, CUNY Law School’s Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE) convened leading progressive lawyers and activists in an effort to chart out new strategies to address threats to civil rights
On his recent visit to the Law School on April 12, New York State Assembly Member and alum Daniel O’Donnell (’87) inspired students with his work on championing key legislation that legalized same-sex marriage in New York State
Nate Treadwell (’09) had a client who was severely mentally ill and couldn’t write checks or mail them.
Richard Bailey (’12) was in the right place at the right time the afternoon he overheard some students talking about their work in the Economic Justice Project (EJP).
Rosanna Roizin (’08) had only to look at her own life to find inspiration for starting a small law practice.
Kelly Marie Fay Rodríguez (’12) recalled one of her most memorable clients from the Economic Justice Project (EJP) as a “brilliant Latina student at LaGuardia Community College
Slinging coffee at a café in Lawrence, Kansas, might not be the typical experience that inspires someone to become a lawyer, but it was for Sarah Lamdan.
Amna Akbar joined the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability and Responsibility (CLEAR) project of the Immigrant & Refugee Rights Clinic in fall 2011 as a supervising attorney and adjunct professor
Diala Shamas is one of only seven recipients of Yale Law School’s Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellowship this year.