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Archive for May, 2013


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.”