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Archive for June, 2013

Profs. Goode and Robson on Affirmative Action and Same-Sex Marriage Supreme Court Rulings

June 27, 2013

Professors Victor Goode and Ruthann Robson weigh in on this week’s Supreme Courts rulings and provide a break down of the affirmative action case and the same-sex marriage cases.

Shirley Lin (’10) Honored by Adhikaar for Social Justice Work

June 26, 2013

On June 6th, Adhikaar, a nonprofit organization working with Nepali-speaking communities to promote human rights and social justice, honored alum Shirley Lin (’10) for her social justice work.

U.S. News & World Report Spotlights CUNY Incubator

June 25, 2013

A recent U.S. News & World Report article spotlights CUNY School of Law’s Incubator for Justice program, the first of its kind in the nation.

Katie Redmon (’13) Awarded Borchard Foundation Fellowshiop

June 20, 2013

Katie Redmon (’13) has been awarded a 2013 fellowship from the Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging, whose mission is to help improve the quality of life for elderly people, including those who are poor or otherwise isolated by lack of education, language, culture, disability or other barriers.

ACLU, NYCLU and CLEAR Project Challenge NYPD Muslim Surveillance

June 19, 2013

The American Civil Liberties Union, the New York Civil Liberties Union, and the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project of Main Street Legal Services, Inc. at CUNY School of Law, are bringing a lawsuit against the New York City Police Department on behalf of Muslim New Yorkers.

Distinguished Prof. Robson in AP on Proposed NJ Ban on Saggy Pants

June 12, 2013

In an Associated Press article, Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson commented on the constitutionality of a proposed law banning anyone on the boardwalk in Wildwood, New Jersey, from wearing pants that sag more than three inches below the hips.

Daisy Chung (’09) on Restaurant That Bans Tips and Pays Servers a Salary

June 12, 2013

Alum Daisy Chung (’09), executive director for Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York (ROC-NY), spoke to ABC News about the restaurant Sushi Yasuda. The restaurant put its employees on salary with paid vacation and sick leave and started banning tips.

Prof. Robson JURIST Column on Mandating “Sweat-Free” Garment Labels

June 11, 2013

In a guest column for JURIST, Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discusses the feasibility of labeling garments manufactured under proper conditions as “sweat-free” in the aftermath of the factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed more than 600 garment workers.

Online Debate in NYTimes on Government Surveillance Cites CLEAR Report

June 11, 2013

Yesterday, the New York Times featured an online debate between Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and Eric Posner, a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, over the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance activities.

Brian O’Dwyer to Receive Honorary Degree from Dublin City University

June 10, 2013

On June 11, Dublin City University will confer an honorary degree to Brian O’Dwyer, CUNY School of Law Foundation board member.

CUNY School of Law Hosts Multigenerational Environmental Conference

June 6, 2013

CUNY School of Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) is hosting “Act Now: Environmental Activism Conference,” a conference for both youth and adults to connect with climate and environmental activists, leading environmental regulators, and educators to learn and take action.

New Book from Nadvorney and Zalesne Earns Praise

June 5, 2013

Professors David Nadvorney and Deborah Zalesne’s new book Teaching to Every Student: Explicitly Integrating Skills and Theory into the Contracts Class was released this spring and highlights how academic skills, legal reasoning skills, and theoretical perspectives can be incorporated directly into the syllabi of first-year courses in general, and contracts courses in particular.

Lauren Dasse (’12) Named Executive Director of the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project

June 4, 2013

Alum Lauren Dasse (’12) has been named the executive director of the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project in Florence, Arizona. Dasse was previously a staff attorney for the organization.

NYS Chief Judge Lippman Appoints Prof. Gomez-Velez to Committee on Non-Lawyers and the Justice Gap

June 3, 2013

New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman announced last week the members of a committee charged with examining the role that appropriately trained and qualified non-lawyer advocates can play in bridging New York’s justice gap.

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