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Archive for July, 2013

The Next Homeland Security Director: Weighing in on the Choices

July 23, 2013

In an online debate in The New York Times, CUNY Law’s Diala Shamas responds to an op-ed piece which looks at why President Obama should name New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly as the next Homeland Security Director.

Guardianship, Trusts, and the Disabled: One Judge Speaks Out

July 18, 2013

The Village Voice recently spotlighted a ruling by former CUNY School of Law dean and now-retired Judge Kristin Booth Glen that changed the way banks and trustees manage trust funds for people who are disabled.

“Mayah’s Lot” Teaches Environmental Justice to Young Readers

July 11, 2013

Mayah’s Lot, the environmental justice comic book created by Professor Rebecca Bratspies and graphic artist Charlie LaGreca, is the focus of a article. The article describes the comic as “simple and accessible, but also keenly illustrates some of the more nuanced problems the environmental justice world faces.”

State Abortion Laws Likely Headed for Legal Challenges

July 11, 2013

As more states pass increasingly stricter abortion laws, experts on reproductive-rights policy say to expect to see more challenges to those state limits.

Commencement 2013 Photos and Video

July 10, 2013

More than 130 CUNY School of Law students received their Juris Doctor degrees at the May 17 graduation ceremony. “We are immensely proud of our 2013 graduates. Their experience, intelligence, and passion will make them excellent advocates for their communities,” said CUNY Law Dean Michelle J. Anderson.

Prof. Kassem on Al Jazeera on Conditions at Guantanamo Bay Prison

July 9, 2013

Professor Ramzi Kassem was a guest on Al Jazeera’s Inside Story Americas discussing conditions at Guantanamo Bay prison. Prof. Kassem discussed the hunger strike by detainees as well as the alleged abuse of the detainees by prison guards.

Prof. Robson on Planned Parenthood Challenge to New Kansas Abortion Law

July 9, 2013

A new abortion law in Kansas which took effect on July 1 is being challenged by Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri on the grounds that it violates the freedom of speech of abortion providers.

Prof. Bratspies on Using Environmental Justice Comic Book Mayah’s Lot as a Learning Tool

July 2, 2013

For the past month, Professor Rebecca Bratspies has been using Mayah’s Lot, an environmental justice comic book that she developed along with graphic artist Charlie LaGreca, in educational workshops with fifth and sixth graders in Queens to cultivate their understanding of environmental law and environmental justice.

Prof. Smith Futrell on Stop-And-Frisk From a Mother’s Perspective

July 1, 2013

In an op-ed for the Gotham Gazette, Professor Nicole Smith Futrell discusses the impact of the NYPD’s Stop-and-Frisk policy from both a lawyer’s perspective and from the perspective of being a mother of a young black son.

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