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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.

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