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Prof. Ramzi Kassem Speaks to MSNBC about Guantanamo

April 30, 2013

Professor Ramzi Kassem was a featured guest on MSNBC’s Up w/ Steve Kornacki on Saturday discussing the Boston bombing, terrorism, Guantanamo, the hunger strike that many of the detainees are undergoing, and what the possible solutions are.

CUNY Law Students Graduate May 17th

April 26, 2013

More than 130 CUNY School of Law students will receive their Juris Doctor degrees at a May 17 graduation ceremony. “We are immensely proud of our 2013 graduates. Their experience, intelligence, and passion will make them excellent advocates for their communities,” said CUNY Law Dean Michelle J. Anderson.

CUNY Law Students at the U.S. Supreme Court

April 25, 2013

Arriving at the high court’s public line at 3am, Kathleen Thomas and Lauren Parnes were first in line for seats to attend the April 22 oral argument in one of the Term’s most watched First Amendment cases, Agency for International Development vs. Alliance for Open Society.

Prof. Robson on Constitutionality of Proposed Video Game Ban

April 25, 2013

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson spoke to the New Jersey Star-Ledger about Governor Chris Christie’s proposal to prevent stores from selling certain video games rated “mature” or “adults only” to minors without a guardian’s permission.

Prof. Kassem Speaks to WNYC on Surveillance of Muslim Communities

April 24, 2013

Professor Ramzi Kassem spoke with WNYC about New York Representative Peter King’s call for increased surveillance of Muslim American communities in the wake of the bombings in Boston, Mass.

Joey Mogul (’97) Honored with 2013 Vanguard Award

April 23, 2013

Alum Joey Mogul (’97) was honored with a 2013 Vanguard Award at a ceremony sponsored by the Asian American Bar Association of Chicago, the Chicago Bar Association, the Cook County Bar Association, the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago, and the Puerto Rican Bar Association.

Prof. Bratspies Presents at Environmental Conferences at Harvard and NY Law School

April 22, 2013

Professor Rebecca Bratspies participated in a workshop hosted by Harvard University’s Center for the Environment and in collaboration with the Harvard Law School Institute for Global Law and Policy and the Program on Science Technology and Society.

IWHR Students Guest Blog for ACLU Michigan on Incarceration of Youth in Adult Prisons

April 22, 2013

International Women’s Human Rights (IWHR) Clinic students Cassie Fleming (’13) and Bianca Cappellini (’13) guest blogged for the ACLU Michigan, discussing the issue of incarcerating youth in adult prisons.

Henry Tranes (’13) to Present at Legal & Policy Pathways for Energy Innovation Conference

April 22, 2013

This week, Henry Tranes (’13) will present his paper “Sharing the Burdens of Pollution in New York: Whose Environment Are We Protecting and Who Decides” at the Legal & Policy Pathways for Energy Innovation Conference sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences.

Martha Weithman (’00) Wins Appellate Ruling on Rent Protection for SRO Residents

April 19, 2013

Alum Martha Weithman (’00) won a unanimous ruling from the Appellate Division, First Department, finding that a person who lives in a single room occupancy building (SRO) for at least six months, becomes a permanent tenant protected by the Rent Stabilization Law, regardless of whether the tenant has a lease.

Congratulations to Hon. Analisa Torres on Confirmation to U.S. District Court

April 19, 2013

The Honorable Analisa Torres, a member of CUNY Law’s Board of Visitors, was confirmed yesterday by the U.S. Senate to serve as a U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York.

Dean Anderson on Consequences of Post-Rape Cyberbullying

April 19, 2013

Dean Michelle J. Anderson spoke to MSN News yesterday about the consequences of online bullying of victims of rape.

CUNY Law Hosts Panel Discussion on 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

April 18, 2013

On April 2, 2013, the CUNY Law Democrats, the CUNY Law Students for Reproductive Justice, and the CUNY Federalist Society hosted a panel discussion on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

Celebrating Judge Jenny Rivera

April 17, 2013

On April 8, the Law School celebrated Judge Jenny Rivera and her accomplishments with more than 200 guests, who included students, staff, faculty, alumni, friends, and family.

CUNY Law Hosts Special Screening of Central Park Five Documentary

April 16, 2013

Last month, Professor Natalie Gomez-Velez and her Law, Media, and Public Discourse class hosted a special screening of the Ken Burns documentary Central Park Five for CUNY Law students.

JLSA Hosts Holocaust Remembrance Day Program

April 16, 2013

On April 4, 2013, the Jewish Law Student Association (JLSA) marked Holocaust Remembrance Day with a program featuring two Holocaust survivors. Ruth and Jack Gruener shared their stories and spoke to the audience about the perils of intolerance and Anti-Semitism.

New Employment Numbers Show CUNY Law Continues to Lead in Public Interest

April 16, 2013

Today’s New York Law Journal reports on recently released statistics from the American Bar Association on the employment of 2012 grads. CUNY Law continues to have one of the highest rates in the nation and the highest in New York State of sending graduates into public service and public interest jobs.

Aaron Samsel (’15) Awarded Peggy Browning Fellowship to Fight for Social and Economic Justice

April 11, 2013

Aaron Samsel (’15) has been awarded a 2013 Peggy Browning Fund Fellowship, which provides law students with diverse, challenging work experiences fighting for social and economic justice.

Prof. Rossein Speaks to Newsday on False Claims Act in Housing Discrimination Decree

April 11, 2013

Newsday spoke with Professor Merrick (Rick) Rossein on the False Claims Act settlement of $7.5 million given to attorney Craig Gurian and his nonprofit, the Anti-Discrimination Center.

Incubator at Pace University Follows Trend Set by CUNY Law Incubator

April 11, 2013

Pace University School of Law in White Plains recently launched the Pace Community Law Practice. The Practice follows a law school trend of launching incubators to help graduates set up their own practices–a trend that began with CUNY Law’s Incubator for Justice program, the first of its kind in the nation.

CUNY Law Students Demonstrate Outside Stop-And-Frisk Trial

April 11, 2013

Students from the Law School attended the Floyd v City of New York trial, the class-action lawsuit in Manhattan Federal Court that claims the NYPD’s controversial policy targets minorities for illegal stops.

2013 IWHR Summer Internship Placements Announced

April 11, 2013

The International Women’s Human Rights (IWHR) Clinic is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 IWHR Summer Internship Placements. Three rising 3Ls committed to gender justice, international law, and human rights will spend their summers interning with IWHR Clinic partner organizations in New York and abroad.

Andrea Costello (’98) Wins End of Age Restriction for Morning After Pill

April 10, 2013

Alum Andrea Costello (’98) was the lead counsel in a historic ruling on April 5th, in which a federal judge ordered the federal Food and Drug Administration to make emergency contraception available to all women, regardless of their age, without prescription requirements.

Lauren Paulk (’13) Receives Reproductive Justice Fellowship

April 9, 2013

Lauren Paulk (’13) was named one of six recipients of the 2013-2014 Reproductive Justice Fellowship. Lauren will spend her fellowship working at the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR).

Prof. Kassem in CBS News on Guantánamo Detainee Shaker Aamer

April 2, 2013

Professor Ramzi Kassem is featured in a CBS News story about Shaker Aamer, a former U.S. Army translator who has been detained at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, for the past 11 years.

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