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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.