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Archive for September, 2013


Alums Fight for Rights of LGBT Bi-National Couples

September 26, 2013

After the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) this past June, alum Amir Rasoulpour (’12) started a small law firm focused in large part on representing gay and lesbian bi-national couples seeking marriage visas.

Natasha Bannan (’11) Files Vieques Human Rights Petition in OAS

September 25, 2013

Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan (’11) on behalf of The National Lawyers Guild is co-lead counsel, with Annette Martinez of the the Caribbean Institute for Human Rights (ICADH) and Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, in filing a petition before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) against the United States for severe human rights violations in the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.

Prof. Bratspies to Speak on Sustainable Communities

September 23, 2013

Professor Rebecca Bratspies will be speaking about sustainable communities on a panel at the Environmental Law and Public Health Conference later this week.

Kelly Marie Fay Rodriguez (’12) Selected as Center for American Progress Fellow

September 23, 2013

Kelly Marie Fay Rodriguez (’12) was named one of 15 Leadership Institute Fellows for 2013-2014 by the Center for American Progress.

Professor Ruthann Robson Named a “Best Law Teacher” in the Nation

September 20, 2013

A new book names City University of New York School of Law Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson one of only 26 “best law teachers” in the United States.

Prof. Cynthia Soohoo Delivers Opening Remarks at Tribute to Justice

September 19, 2013

Professor Cynthia Soohoo, director of the CUNY Law International Women’s Human Rights Clinic, delivered opening remarks at a conference marking the 40th Anniversary of the 1973 Coup D’Etat in Chile, held on September 9, 2013.

CUNY Law Profs Appointed to Stop-and-Frisk Advisory Council

September 18, 2013

Professors Steve Zeidman and Babe Howell have been appointed by Southern District Judge Shira Scheindlin to an academic advisory council that will assist the court-appointed facilitator in developing reforms of stop-and-frisk practices.

Devika Kewalramani (‘95) Appointed Chair of NYC Bar Professional Discipline Committee

September 18, 2013

Alum Devika Kewalramani (’95), a partner at Moses and Singer LLP, has been appointed chair of the Professional Discipline Committee of the New York City Bar Association.

Somalia Samuel (’14) Selected as Thurgood Marshall Fellow

September 18, 2013

Somalia Samuel (’14) has been selected as a Thurgood Marshall Fellow at the New York City Bar Association.

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson Discusses Fashion, Clothing, and the Law

September 17, 2013

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson has been featured recently in numerous stories and interviews focusing on the connection between the Constitution and our clothing.

Nick Widzowski (’14) Helps Draft Environmental Plan for New York City

September 12, 2013

One of the highlights of this past summer for Nick Widzowski (’14) was putting together an environmental plan for New York City. In drafting the plan, Widzowski put his legal knowledge and skills to work.

Farah Diaz-Tello (’09) on Pregnant Woman Facing Criminal Charges After Overdose

September 10, 2013

Alum Farrah Diaz-Tello (’09), a staff attorney with the National Advocates for Pregnant Women, spoke with The Altoona Mirror about the case of a woman in Pennsylvania who allegedly overdosed while nine months pregnant.

Stop-and-Frisk Attorneys Oppose City’s Request to Stay Ruling

September 10, 2013

Adjunct Professor Jonathan Moore, writing for the attorneys for class plaintiffs, filed their opposition on Friday September 6th to New York City’s request that Southern District Judge Shira Scheindlin stay her historic decision and order in Floyd v. City of New York.

Center for Urban Environmental Reform Hosts Visiting Scholar Dr. Elif Colakoglu

September 9, 2013

This summer, CUNY School of Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) hosted visiting scholar Dr. Elif Colakoglu, whose work focuses on climate change in the context of sustainability and environmental security.

Professor Julie Goldscheid Discusses Book on Gender and Equality Law

September 6, 2013

Professor Julie Goldscheid has edited a new book on gender and equality in the law. Gender and Equality Law was published by Ashgate earlier this year and is part of the series, the Library of Essays on Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law.

In LA Times Op-Ed, Prof. Robson Discusses School Dress Code Policies

September 5, 2013

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discusses school dress code policies in an op-ed piece for the Los Angeles Times.

Using Mayah’s Lot as an Environmental Justice Learning Tool

September 3, 2013

In a guest blog post for The Nature of Cities, Professor Rebecca Bratspies discusses how Mayah’s Lot, the environmental justice comic book that she developed with graphic artist Charlie LaGreca, can be used as a learning tool to teach young students about environmental justice.

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