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Norma Francullo (’95) on Switching Focus to Special Education

December 20, 2013

Learning Ally spoke with alumna Norma Francullo (’95) about switching her legal practice focus to special education after her twin children were diagnosed with dyslexia. Francullo said, “I have a lot of experience working with other parents and want to help families before they get to a horrible place. That often involves figuring out next […]

Raquel Batista (’03) Named a Top Pro-Choice Hero of 2013

December 20, 2013

RH Reality Check named alumna Raquel Batista (’03) as one of its top pro-choice heroes of 2013. According to the post, it is recognizing “hard-working activists and allies who, against tremendous odds, put in time and energy to advance reproductive rights and health and ensure the safety of women and girls of all backgrounds.” About […]

Nitin Savur (’99) Awarded Thomas E. Dewey Medal

December 20, 2013

Alumnus Nitin Savur (’99) was one of six winners of the Thomas E. Dewey Medal, an award presented annually to one “outstanding” assistant district attorney in each of the five boroughs, as well as the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor.  Savur is the deputy chief of the trial division of the New York County […]

Joy Rosenthal (’96) Book Review Featured in ACResolution

December 20, 2013

Alumna Joy Rosenthal (’96) reviewed the book Dignity: The Role It Plays in Resolving Conflict in the fall 2013 issue of ACResolution, the quarterly magazine of the Association for Conflict Resolution. Read the review

Rally on Subway Noise at Elementary School Includes Prof. Bratspies, Local Leaders

December 18, 2013

Yesterday, parents and local leaders held a rally at PS85 in Astoria, Queens, to draw attention to the noise that the nearby subway makes each time it travels past the school, affecting students’ learning and health. Professor Rebecca Bratspies and student fellows with CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) have been working with […]

Alumnus Raul Pinto Fights Racial Profiling in North Carolina

December 18, 2013

Raul Pinto ’10, staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, was recently interviewed by CNN en Español about the findings of a report commissioned by the Department of Justice to analyze traffic stops by the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office. The report showed that racial profiling of Latino drivers is occurring. The […]

CUNY Law Impact: Tracy Welsh

December 18, 2013

A career as an AIDS advocate began nearly two decades ago for Tracy L. Welsh (’91) when she joined the legal team at Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) as a staff attorney. “In the early years, a lot of my work focused on defending the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS in family cases, housing […]

Distinguished Prof. Ruthann Robson Discusses the Legal Policing of Women’s Headscarves

December 17, 2013

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discusses the legal policing of women’s headscarves on WOMEN=BOOKS, the blog of Women’s Review of Books. She writes, A preoccupation with a woman’s underlying rationale for wearing a headscarf accords with many legal doctrines, but it should alarm us as feminists. Whenever the law seeks to apportion rights to women based […]

CUNY Law Impact: Ignacio Jaureguilorda

December 17, 2013

Ignacio Jaureguilorda (’02) went right to work in the HIV/AIDS field in his first job out of law school. He secured a staff attorney position at the AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC) in 2002.

Update on Subway Noise at PS 85

December 16, 2013

Professor Rebecca Bratspies and student fellows with CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) have been working with parents at PS85 in Astoria, Queens, to address noise from nearby subway tracks that is affecting students’ learning and health.

Strengthening Women’s Rights In Haiti

December 16, 2013

Catching up with globe-trotting CUNY Law Professor Lisa Davis (’08) can be a challenge, especially when she’s tracking the progress of long-term projects taken on by the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic (IWHR) and her students.

Making a Mark in Housing Court

December 16, 2013

This fall’s newest group of LaunchPad for Justice fellows are already beginning to leave their mark in New York’s housing court.

Fighting Surveillance of American Muslims: The CLEAR Project

December 16, 2013

Imagine you’re about to walk out of your home to head to work. But as you open the door, you see someone waiting for you who claims to be a law enforcement agent.

Accolades for Teaching

December 16, 2013

When the authors of What the Best Law Teachers Do (Harvard University Press, 2013) selected CUNY School of Law’s own Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson for inclusion in their new book, they had to do their homework.

David Everett Elected Judge

December 16, 2013

Longtime CUNY Law Board of Visitors member and donor David F. Everett was elected county court judge in Westchester County, New York.

Live in the Public Square

December 16, 2013

This fall CUNY Law launched Public Square Live, a new series of public programs that explore the intersection of law and social justice.

Righting Wrongs at CUNY Law: New Approaches to Student Recruitment

December 16, 2013

Nationwide, law school applications are down almost 40 percent since 2010, according to the Law School Admission Council, in part because of the criticism of law schools.

Rebecca Seawright: “There’s Work to Do”

December 16, 2013

Moving through New York’s legal and social justice communities, we see the impact of CUNY School of Law everywhere.

Giving Thanks

December 16, 2013

President Calvin Coolidge believed that “no person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward
for what he gave.”

CUNY Law Impact: Sina Choi

December 16, 2013

As a staff attorney at Housing Works, an organization that battles AIDS and homelessness, Sina Choi (’08) is on the frontlines assisting people living with HIV/AIDS.

CUNY Law Impact: Jessica Reed

December 12, 2013

Wander the hallways of Bronx Housing Court, and you might just catch Jessica Reed (’07) shouting out the name of a law firm, trying to locate a landlord’s opposing counsel before locking into battle, and advocating for her client.

CUNY Law Impact: Pavita Krishnaswamy

December 11, 2013

Since graduating from CUNY Law School, Pavita Krishnaswamy (’02) has had a long-lived, 11-year tenure at the same organization: South Brooklyn Legal Services, a program of Legal Services NYC.

CUNY Law Impact: Odella Woodson

December 10, 2013

Protecting the rights of clients who are HIV-positive or who have AIDS is something Odella Woodson (’03) has done for about a decade, representing them in housing court or family court.

Prof. Borgmann Weighs In on Supreme Court Justices Conducting Internet Research

December 9, 2013

Professor Caitlin Borgmann was interviewed on Legalese It!, a HuffPost Live program covering the top legal stories on Friday, December 6. Professor Borgmann weighed in on the issue of Supreme Court Justices doing their own internet research to find facts not contained in the trial record. The discussion of this issue starts 12 minutes and […]

CUNY Law Impact: Christa Douaihy

December 9, 2013

For Christa Douaihy (’08), the roots of her HIV/AIDS justice work go deep, back to the early 1990s in Scranton, PA.

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