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Associate Prof. Harker’s Paper Wins AALL Award

June 7, 2012

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.

Commencement 2012 Photos and Video

June 4, 2012

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.”

AP Quotes Distinguished Prof. Robson: Laws on Sex Offenders’ Use of Social Networking Sites

June 1, 2012

In an Associated Press article, Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson commented on the constitutionality of laws banning sex offenders from using social networking websites.

Paul Keefe (’07) Wins Acquittal in OWS Case

May 16, 2012

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.

Adjunct Prof. Michael Macchiarola in JURIST on SEC Accountability

May 16, 2012

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.

CLRN Director Fred Rooney Helps Thomas Jefferson Law School Launch Incubator

May 16, 2012

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.

CUNY Law Adjunct Prof. in Racial Profiling Challenge

May 16, 2012

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.

Eli Federman (’10) on the High Price of “Faith Healing”

May 15, 2012

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.

Alum Tonya Gonnella Frichner Receives Honorary Degree from Colby College

May 14, 2012

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.

Alums and Students Connect at Manhattan Networking Event

May 11, 2012

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 CLRN, Receives Fulbright

May 10, 2012

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

CUNY Law Students Graduate May 18th

May 9, 2012

More than 140 CUNY School of Law students will receive their Juris Doctor degrees at a May 18th graduation ceremony.

CUNY Law Review Symposium: Rhonda Copelon’s Legacy and the Future of International Women’s Human Rights

May 8, 2012

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.”

VIDEO: Students Get an Inside View of International Peacekeeping Strategies

May 4, 2012

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 Prof. Robson on First Amendment in Death Threat Case

April 27, 2012

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.

Students in the Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic and Alums Help CUNY/Daily News Education Effort

April 27, 2012

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.

CLORE Convenes Leaders to Map Out Strategies on Social Justice

April 26, 2012

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

NY Assembly Member O’Donnell (’87) Inspires Students

April 23, 2012

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

Drawing on Clients’ Strengths: Nate Treadwell (’09)

April 15, 2012

Nate Treadwell (’09) had a client who was severely mentally ill and couldn’t write checks or mail them.

Supporting CUNY Students Through School: Richard Bailey (’12)

April 15, 2012

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).

Launching A New Practice: Rosanna Roizin (’08)

April 15, 2012

Rosanna Roizin (’08) had only to look at her own life to find inspiration for starting a small law practice.

Safeguarding Benefits for Students: Kelly Marie Fay Rodríguez (’12)

April 15, 2012

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

From Kansas to New York City: Sarah Lamdan

April 15, 2012

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.

Supporting Muslim Communities in New York City: Amna Akbar

April 15, 2012

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: Liman Fellow with the CLEAR Project

April 15, 2012

Diala Shamas is one of only seven recipients of Yale Law School’s Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellowship this year.

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