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Archive for January, 2013


Dean Anderson in NY Times on Decline of Law School Applications Nationwide

January 31, 2013

Dean Michelle J. Anderson is quoted in today’s New York Times in an article on the decline of applications to law schools across the country.

Dean Anderson in Salon on Evolving Definition of Rape

January 28, 2013

Dean Michelle J. Anderson discussed the public’s understanding of the evolving definition of rape in a recent Salon.com article.

Distinguished Prof. Robson on Federal Assault Weapons Ban

January 28, 2013

A recent Lawyers.com article discussed proposed Congressional legislation to impose a federal ban on assault weapons. A number of local law enforcement officials have said they would not enforce any new legislation banning assault weapons because such a ban would be unconstitutional. Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson weighed in on the issue of whether state officials can ignore federal law.

Prof. Kassem in HuffPost on Zero Dark Thirty Controversy

January 18, 2013

In an article on the Huffington Post, Professor Ramzi Kassem discusses the controversy surrounding the new film Zero Dark Thirty, which “leaves viewers with the false impression that torture led to the killing of Usama bin Laden.”

Governor Cuomo Nominates CUNY Law Professor Jenny Rivera to New York State Court of Appeals

January 16, 2013

Professor Jenny Rivera has been nominated by Governor Andrew Cuomo to a seat on the New York State Court of Appeals. The nomination is to fill the seat that was vacated at the end of December when Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick retired.

Distinguished Prof. Ruthann Robson on Stop and Frisk Program

January 15, 2013

A recent Lawyers.com article discussed a federal judge’s halt of the New York City Police Department’s “stop-and-frisk” program in the Bronx; the program has come under scrutiny for racial profiling. “There must be something other than racial or ethnic profiling” for the police to stop someone under the Fourth Amendment, says Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson.

Prof. Zeidman on Impact of Federal Ruling on Stop-and-Frisk

January 11, 2013

Professor Steven Zeidman discussed with DNAinfo.com the impact of a federal judge’s recent ruling regarding stop-and-frisk. The ruling stated that the New York Police Department violated the Constitution as they engaged in a “stop-and-frisk” policy.

Prof. Ramzi Kassem in Wall Street Journal on Undercover Stings

January 10, 2013

Prof. Ramzi Kassem talks about the role of undercover stings in a recent Wall Street Journal article. Professor Kassem directs CUNY Law’s Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic and the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility Project.

NYS Senator Jeff Klein (’93) Featured in Albany Times-Union

January 10, 2013

Alum and New York State Senator Jeff Klein (’93) is featured in the Albany Times-Union. The article describes his path to the state capitol and highlights the work he is doing in the senate.