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Archive for May, 2013


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).

Alan White: Advocating for Economic Justice

May 1, 2013

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.

Elder Law Clinic: Students’ Perspectives

May 1, 2013

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.

Florence Kerner: Preparing Students for the Bar

May 1, 2013

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.

Serving Vulnerable Elders and Their Families: Elizabeth Valentin (’01)

May 1, 2013

Elizabeth Valentin (’01) laughed when asked how she got interested in elder law.

Nina Chernoff: Committed to Client-Centered Lawyering

May 1, 2013

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.