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Prof. Cicero Testifies Before Congressional Labor Committee

March 29, 2013

Professor John Cicero was invited to testify at the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Education and Workforce Democrats Forum to discuss the problems in negotiating first contracts after workers organize a union. The March 25 forum focused specifically on ongoing labor dispute between Cablevision workers and management in Brooklyn. Read Professor Cicero’s statement [pdf] […]

Prof. Ramzi Kassem in NY Times on Hunger Strike at Guantánamo

March 29, 2013

The New York Times spoke with Professor Ramzi Kassem for an article about a hunger strike among the detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Kassem represents several detainees at Guantánamo.

Distinguished Prof. Robson on DOMA Case Before Supreme Court

March 28, 2013

In a Constitutional Law Prof Blog post, Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson highlights the key arguments from yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court case challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Prof. Caitlin Borgmann Speaks to MSNBC about North Dakota’s New Abortion Laws

March 28, 2013

Professor Caitlin Borgmann was a featured guest on MSNBC’s Martin Bashar program today, discussing North Dakota’s new abortion laws, which forbid abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detectable.

Prof. Borgmann in NY Times on New North Dakota Abortion Law

March 26, 2013

Professor Caitlin Borgmann spoke to the New York Times about the abortion law just enacted in North Dakota. The new law, which is now one of the strictest in the nation, forbids abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detectable.

Christina Piaia (’07) in NY Times on Park-Naming Contest Decision

March 26, 2013

Alum Christina Piaia (’07) was quoted in The New York Times about the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy deciding to end a contest to name a lawn at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Lori Knipel (’97) on Relationship Between Politics and Community Service

March 26, 2013

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle spotlights the career of alum Lori (Citron) Knipel (’97) as a lawyer, political leader, and civic activist.

Constitutional Law Prof Blog Features Students’ Discussions of DOMA Case Amicus Briefs

March 21, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments next week in the case challenging the constituationality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). This week, leading up to those arguments, four CUNY Law students examine, in guest posts for the Constitutional Law Prof Blog, a few of the amicus briefs that have been submitted.

Prof. Rebecca Bratspies on the Gowanus Canal and the Limits of Environmental Law

March 21, 2013

In her latest post for the Nature of Cities blog, Professor Rebecca Bratspies discusses the recent plight of a dolphin that swam into the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.

Dean Michelle Anderson Delivers NYC Bar Keynote on Diversity in the Legal Profession

March 19, 2013

On Friday, March 15, Dean Michelle J. Anderson gave the keynote address at “Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders: Best Practices for Supporting Diverse Students During Law School and Into Employment” at the New York City Bar Association.

Prof. Jonathan Moore One of Three Lead Lawyers in Historic Racial Profiling Trial

March 18, 2013

Professor Jonathan Moore is one of three lead counsel, along with Darius Charney of the Center for Constitutional Rights and Taylor Hoffman of Covington and Burling, in a historic class action lawsuit, Floyd v. City of New York.

Andrew Lippman (’14) Wins for “Best Oral Advocate” at Moot Court Competition

March 18, 2013

Congratulations to Andrew Lippman (’14) on winning first place for “Best Oral Advocate” at the Hispanic National Bar Association’s (HNBA) 18th Annual Corporate Counsel Conference and Uvaldo Herrera Moot Court Competition in Atlanta, Georgia, last week.

Diala Shamas on the Impact of Surveillance on American Muslims in Aljzaeera Op-Ed

March 14, 2013

In an op-ed in Aljazeera, Diala Shamas, a Liman Fellow at the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project, and Nermeen Arastu, a volunteer attorney with the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), discuss the impact of NYPD surveillance on American Muslims.

IWHR Presents at Hearing on Incarceration of Youth in Adult Prisons

March 14, 2013

On March 11, 2012, the IWHR Clinic participated in a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, D.C. on the incarceration of youth in adult prisons in the United States.

Prof. Borgmann on “Wrongful Conception” Case

March 13, 2013

The Huffington Post quotes Professor Caitlin Borgmann in an article discussing a “wrongful conception” case filed against Qualitest Pharmaceuticals.

CLEAR Project Issues Report on Impact of NYPD Surveillance on American Muslims

March 11, 2013

March 11, 2013 – American Muslim civil liberties groups released a new report today, Mapping Muslims: NYPD Spying and Its Impact on American Muslims, documenting the devastating impacts of the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) extensive surveillance program that targeted American Muslims throughout the Northeast and spread outrage throughout the nation.

Sharon Stapel (’98) on LGBT Protections in VAWA

March 8, 2013

In an article for the Huffington Post, alum Sharon Stapel (’98), Executive Director of the NYC Anti Violence Project, discusses the new Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which was signed into law by President Obama on March 7, 2013.

Eva Golinger (’04) Discusses Legacy of Hugo Chávez on Democracy Now

March 7, 2013

Alum Eva Golinger (’04) discussed the legacy of Hugo Chavez, the late president of Venezuela, with Democracy Now co-hosts Juan Gonzalez an Amy Goodman.

Scott Spivak (’13) in NY Law Journal on Role of Prosecutors in Bail Reform

March 7, 2013

In his letter to the editor in the New York Law Journal, Scott Spivak (’13) examines the role of prosecutors in bail reform, in light of Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s proposal to overhaul New York’s bail statute.

Nick Widzowski (’14) Helps Draft NYC Bill on Renewable Energy Website

March 5, 2013

This past summer, Nick Widzowski (’14) spent much of his internship with New York City Councilmember James Gennaro researching and drafting a bill that would make it easier for property owners to locate and access information on adopting renewable energy systems.

IWHR Submissions to the United Nations Highlight Human Rights Violations in the United States

March 5, 2013

The International Women’s Human Rights (IWHR) Clinic calls on the United Nations Human Rights Committee to take up urgent human rights issues in the United States in its upcoming review of the U.S.

Dean Anderson on Need for Representation of Low and Moderate-Income People

March 4, 2013

Dean Michelle J. Anderson responded to a request from the ABA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education for comments on its work, in which she highlighted the undiminished need for lawyers to represent low- and moderate-income clients.

Prof. Lim Article Highlights Integration of Librarians in Law School Program

March 1, 2013

Julie Lim, professor and director of CUNY Law’s library, authored an article for Spectrum, a national journal from the American Association of Law Libraries, about the unique integration of CUNY Law’s library and law librarians into the full curriculum.

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