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Archive for October, 2013

Distinguished Prof. Ruthann Robson on Second Circuit Decision to Stay Stop and Frisk Opinion

October 31, 2013

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discusses the opinion from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on the recent stop and frisk decisions.

Patricia Lavelle (’03) Running to Raise Funds for Civil Practice

October 31, 2013

Patricia Lavelle (’03), immigration staff attorney at Legal Aid, is running in the 2013 ING Marathon on November 3, 2013, for Team LAS (Legal Aid Society) to help raise funds for Legal Aid Civil Practice. Lavelle will be running along with Legal Aid Board Member Aaron H. Marks of Kasowitz Benson Torres & Freidman LLP, […]

Celina Caban (’14) Receives 2013 Ms. JD Fellowship

October 31, 2013

Celina Caban (’14) has been awarded the 2013 Ms. JD Fellowship.

Alumna Kim Dvorchak’s Work in Juvenile Defense Featured in Denver Post, NY Times

October 28, 2013

A video from the Denver Post features alumna Kim Dvorchak (’95), executive director of the Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition. The Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition (CJDC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring excellence in juvenile defense and justice for all children in Colorado. Dvorchak founded the CJDC in 2009. She previously worked as a staff […]

Suzannah Phillips Presents on Human Trafficking at the United Nations

October 25, 2013

Suzannah Phillips, fellow with the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic at CUNY Law, was invited to present at a Global Consultation on the Right to an Effective Remedy for Trafficked Persons hosted by the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Trafficking at the United Nations on October 24.

Profs. Howell and Smith Futrell on Impact of Stop & Frisk

October 18, 2013

Professors Babe Howell and Nicole Smith Futrell discuss the impact of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practice on “Inside Out”.

CUNY Law Receives National Diversity Award

October 18, 2013

City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law has been named a recipient of the annual Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

Edwina Richardson-Mendelson (’88) Wins 2013 Impact Award

October 18, 2013

Judge Edwina Richardson-Mendelson (’88) was the recipient of the New York Law Journal’s Impact Award.

Prof. Robson Op-Ed for National Law Journal: “High Fashion or Religious Fervor?”

October 15, 2013

“High Fashion or Religious Fervor? Headwear Laws Fraught With Trouble” is Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson’s latest op-ed piece in the National Law Journal.

Eli Federman (’10) on Criminal Accountability for Police Misconduct

October 11, 2013

In a Huffington Post article, alumnus Eli Federman (’10) discusses the perception that there is a double standard when enforcing accountability for police misconduct. Read more

Eli Federman (’10) Discusses the Impact of Controversial Remarks of Corporate CEOs

October 11, 2013

Alum Eli Federman (’10) discusses the impact of controversial remarks of corporate CEOs on consumers in an opinion piece for Forbes. Read more

Ada George (’14), Everett Hopkins (’14), Somalia Samuel (’14), & Victor Negron (’15) Speak at Annual BMI Conference

October 11, 2013

CUNY School of Law students Ada George (’14), Everett Hopkins (’14), Somalia Samuel (’14), & Victor Negron (’15) spoke at the Annual Black Male Initiative Conference at York College last week.

Prof. Calvo Discussion of Windsor Featured on ImmigrationProf Blog

October 9, 2013

Professor Janet Calvo’s discussion of the Windsor decision’s impact on immigration law is featured on the ImmigrationProf Blog.

CUNY Law Hosts Eighteenth Annual CUNY Moot Court Summer Competition

October 3, 2013

On Saturday, September 21, 2013, CUNY Moot Court hosted the oral argument component of the Eighteenth Annual CUNY Law School Moot Court Summer Competition.

Report Released – From Forced Sterilization to Forced Psychiatry: Violations of the Human Rights of Women with Disabilities and Transgender Persons in Colombia

October 1, 2013

Today, human rights organizations submitted a joint shadow report to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (the Committee). The report, titled From Forced Sterilization to Forced Psychiatry: Violations of the Human Rights of Women with Disabilities and Transgender Persons in Colombia, by fourteen organizations including MADRE, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), the International Women’s Human Rights (IWHR) Clinic at CUNY School of Law, and a coalition of Colombian organizations which includes PAIIS Law Clinic at the University of Los Andes in Bogota will be considered during the review of the Government of Colombia’s compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) to be held at the UN in Geneva on October 2, 2013.

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