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Archive for May, 2013

Lori Nessel (’92) on “Medical Repatriation” of Immigrants by U.S. Hospitals

May 30, 2013

Alum Lori Nessel (’92), director of the Center for Social Justice at Seton Hall Law School, is quoted in a recent Associated Press article examining the process of “medical repatriation,” which allows hospitals to deport undocumented immigrant patients, often while they are still unconscious.

Fabiana Araujo (’13) and Sarika Saxena (’13) on Future of Guantanamo Detainee

May 30, 2013

Fabiana Araujo (’13) and Sarika Saxena (’13) represent Guantanamo detainee Abdulhadi Faraj as part of their work with CUNY Law’s Immigrant & Non-Citizen Rights Clinic (INRC).

Prof. Jonathan Moore One of Lawyers Who Delivered Summation in Historic Racial Profiling Trial

May 29, 2013

Adjunct Professor Jonathan Moore was one of the lawyers who presented summations in the historic federal civil rights trial challenging the constitutionality of the New York Police Department’s stop, question and frisk program.

Prof. Borgmann on Impact of Feticide Laws on Anti-Abortion Movement

May 29, 2013

Professor Caitlin Borgmann spoke to the New Republic about the rise in statutes criminalizing feticide and what impact, if any, this is having on the anti-abortion movement.

Prof. Bratspies on Queens Residents Continuing Battle Over Airplane Noise

May 28, 2013

The Queens Chronicle spoke to Professor Rebecca Bratspies about the continuing battle between residents of Queens and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) over airplane nose resulting from new flight patterns at LaGuardia Airport.

Prof. Kassem Speaks to MSNBC, Rolling Stone on Guantanamo and Counterterrorism

May 28, 2013

Professor Ramzi Kassem was a featured guest on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show on Saturday discussing President Obama’s recent address at the National Defense University about the U.S.’s counterterrorism policy and the future of the prison at Guantanamo Bay. Kassem represents some of the men held at Guantanamo.

Farah Diaz-Tello (’09) on Mississippi Case Against Woman for Stillbirth

May 23, 2013

Alum Farah Diaz-Tello (’09), a staff attorney with the National Advocates for Pregnant Women, spoke to Mother Jones for an article about a Mississippi woman indicted for manslaughter after the stillborn birth of her baby.

Prof. Kassem in HuffPost on Obama’s Address on Counterterrorism and Guantanamo

May 23, 2013

In a piece for the Huffington Post, Professor Ramzi Kassem writes on “What Obama Should Not Say on Thursday” and the president’s upcoming address later today on United States counterterrorism policy, including his pledge to close the prison in Guantanamo, Cuba.

Center for Urban Environmental Reform Releases Environmental Justice Comic Book for Classrooms

May 20, 2013

The Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) at the City University of New York School of Law is helping to bring environmental justice to classrooms with the release of its comic book Mayah’s Lot.

LA Times: Prof. Robson on Labeling Clothing Manufactured “Sweat-Free”

May 16, 2013

In an opinion piece for the Los Angeles Times, Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson responds to a May 7 op-ed that called for consumers to support the workers who make our clothes, in the aftermath of a factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed more than 600 garment workers.

Prof. Borgmann on Trial of Philadelphia Abortion Doctor

May 13, 2013

USA Today spoke with Professor Caitlin Borgmann about the conviction of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell on first-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter charges.

CUNY Law Community Economic Development Clinic Partners with Mondragon Corporation on Union Coops

May 13, 2013

The City University of New York School of Law’s Community Economic Development (CED) Clinic has launched a new partnership with the Mondragon Cooperatives, the largest worker-owned cooperative in the world.

22 CUNY Law Students Awarded Revson Law Student Public Interest Fellowships

May 7, 2013

The Charles H. Revson Law Student Public Interest (LSPIN) Fellowships for 2013 have been announced, and 22 CUNY Law students were among the recipients.

Prof. Bratspies Discusses Environmental Policy with Queens Residents Fighting Airplane Noise

May 7, 2013

Professor Rebecca Bratspies recently discussed the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) at a meeting with Queens residents in relation to their ongoing efforts to combat airplane noise caused by new flight patterns out of LaGuardia Airport.

CLEAR Project Wins CLEA Excellence Award

May 6, 2013

CUNY Law’s Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project and its recent report , Mapping Muslims: NYPD Spying and Its Impact on American Muslims, received the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) Excellence In a Public Interest Case or Project Award.

Matthew Daloisio (’14) on Federal Court Guantanamo Protest

May 2, 2013

Matthew Daloisio (’14) spoke with the New York Law Journal about a symbolic “die-in” which took place on April 22 on the steps of the Manhattan federal court.

Professor Zeidman on Stop-and-Frisk in New York City

May 2, 2013

In the fourth part of a series on the Bronx’s Court System, The New York Times focuses on stop-and-frisk misdemeanor cases. The article quotes a recent law review article by Professor Steven Zeidman, who wrote “the city’s Criminal Courts had displayed ‘invisibility and willful irrelevance’ in the stop-and-frisk debate.”

PILA Celebrates 20th Anniversary

May 1, 2013

On April 18th, the Public Interest Law Association (PILA) marked its 20th Anniversary with a gala celebration and auction.

Prof. Kassem in NY Times on Conditions at Guantanamo

May 1, 2013

Professor Ramzi Kassem spoke with The New York Times in an article about the hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay and President Obama’s renewed efforts to close the prison. Kassem, who represents several of the detainees at the prison, reports that prisoners have been denied soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and their legal papers.

Appellate Courts and the Question of Social Facts

May 1, 2013

A condensed introduction to Professor Caitlin Borgmann’s article “Appellate Review of Social Facts in Constitutional Rights Cases.”

Beginning a CUNY Law Legacy

May 1, 2013

Three decades is ample time for a legacy to develop. Consider the Cabans at CUNY Law. Osvaldo Caban got his J.D. in 1987, the second graduating class; his daughter, Celina, is on track to graduate in 2014.

Protecting the Rights of the Vulnerable: Elder Law Clinic

May 1, 2013

The Elder Law Clinic helps protect the rights of vulnerable people who may not be able to make decisions for themselves.

Lynn Lu: Defending Access to Public Benefits

May 1, 2013

In her first year at CUNY Law, Clinical Law Professor Lynn Lu has enjoyed teaching the lawyering seminar to first-year students in the fall; this semester, she’s co-teaching the Economic Justice Project (EJP) with EJP founder Professor Stephen Loffredo.

Alex Berrio Matamoros: Enhancing Research with Technology

May 1, 2013

“I’m the librarian with probably the fewest books on my bookshelf,” said Alex Berrio Matamoros, the new emerging technologies librarian and library associate professor.

Lending a Voice: Janet Malone (’89)

May 1, 2013

“I always wanted to give a voice to those who didn’t have one,” recalled Judge Janet Malone (’89).

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