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.
The Elder Law Clinic helps protect the rights of vulnerable people who may not be able to make decisions for themselves.
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.
“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.
“I always wanted to give a voice to those who didn’t have one,” recalled Judge Janet Malone (’89).
Wander past Professor Alan White’s office after class and you may find his students deep in conversation about the recent financial crisis and foreclosure situation.
Third-year Elder Law Clinic students Carolyn Fakury, Mary Elizabeth Murray, and Katie Redmon, along with Nora Moran, a social work intern from Hunter College, discuss the clinic and what inspired them to become lawyers.
If you had been a student at Orientation this past fall and met Florence Kerner, you would not have forgotten her enthusiasm and sheer excitement during that program.
Elizabeth Valentin (’01) laughed when asked how she got interested in elder law.
It happened by chance. Associate Professor Nina Chernoff had just moved to New York and had not heard about CUNY Law until she paused to speak with CUNY Law professors Babe Howell and Natalie Gomez-Velez at a criminal law lecture.