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Archive for November, 2013

Brad Parker (’10) on Use of Drones in Operation Pillar of Defence

November 27, 2013

Al-Jazeera English published an opinion piece from alumnus Brad Parker (’10) that reflects, one year later, on the toll of Israel’s November 2012 military offensive on children in Gaza and the specific use of drone technology during the offensive.

Prof. Julie Goldscheid Article on Constitutional and Social Problems of Violence Against “Women” Featured as Daily Read

November 25, 2013

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. In recognition of this day, Professor Julie Goldscheid’s forthcoming article, “Gender Neutrality, the ‘Violence Against Women’ Frame, and Transformative Reform,” is featured as the daily read on the Constitutional Law Prof Blog.

Prof. Siegel says Marcos Aide Conviction Means the Heat is Never Off for Confederates of Corrupt Dictators

November 25, 2013

Professor Franklin Siegel, who litigated to recover assets Ferdinand Marcos stole from the Philippine people, observed that New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s trial team and won a notable victory with the conviction last week of Vilma Bautista, the longtime personal confidante and personal secretary to former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos. “District Attorney […]

Eli Federman (’10) on Limits of Religious Freedom

November 25, 2013

Alumnus Eli Federman (’10) discusses the health issues related to Metzitzah b’pheh, an ancient Jewish religious practice of completing a circumcision, and how New York City has stepped in to take precautionary measures to ensure public health and safety. Federman writes, the “balance between religious freedom and parental rights and the state’s responsibility to ensure […]

Arastu Named to Public Advocate-elect Letitia James Transition Committee

November 25, 2013

Clinical Law Professor Nermeen Arastu was selected to serve on Public Advocate-elect Letitia “Tish” James’ transition team.

Al Jazeera Features Opinion Piece from Immigration Clinic Client

November 25, 2013

CUNY Law students from the Immigration and Non-Citizen Rights Clinic (INRC) worked with one of their clients, Shaker Aamer, on an opinion piece published by Al Jazeera English.

Prof. Caitlin Borgmann on Arizona Attempt to Deny Medicaid to Clinics Providing Abortions

November 22, 2013

Professor Caitlin Borgmann spoke to the American Prospect today about Arizona’s attempt to get the Supreme Court to reinstate its denial of Medicaid funding for reproductive health services, like cancer and STD screenings and contraception, to any provider that also provides privately funded abortions.

Prof. Caitlin Borgmann on Albuquerque’s Upcoming Abortion Ballot Initiative

November 18, 2013

Professor Caitlin Borgmann spoke to the American Prospect today about Albuquerque’s upcoming abortion ballot initiative.

Distinguished Prof. Ruthann Robson on Supreme Court Decision in FISA Case

November 18, 2013

A Huffington Post article about the Supreme Court’s decision in the EPIC case cites Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson.

Dean Michelle Anderson in Wall Street Journal on Alternatives to ‘Big Law’ Jobs

November 15, 2013

CUNY School of Law Dean Michelle J. Anderson spoke with the Wall Street Journal about a new report from the New York City Bar Association’s Task Force on New Lawyers in a Changing Profession, where she is chair of the Committee on Unmet Legal Needs.

Prof. White on Settlement of Supreme Court Discrimination Case

November 14, 2013

In a post for Credit Slips, Professor Alan White discusses the settlement of a pending case before the Supreme Court.

Prof. Bratspies on NYC Sanitation Workers, Sustainable Cities, and the Value of Knowledge

November 14, 2013

Professor Rebecca Bratspies blogged for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Action in Justice blog about trash and the importance of sanitation workers in creating a more sustainable New York City.

CUNY School of Law Hosts “Tales from Our Trash: Sanitation Workers, Sustainable Cities, and the Value of Knowledge”

November 14, 2013

Event in memory of sanitation worker Frank Justich features discussion with anthropologist and author Dr. Robin Nagle

Prof. Caitlin Borgmann on Abortion Cases Headed to Supreme Court

November 13, 2013

Professor Caitlin Borgmann spoke to USATODAY about the steady stream of abortion cases that are headed toward the U.S. Supreme Court.

Prof. Caitlin Borgmann on Texas Abortion Law Legal Challenges

November 13, 2013

Professor Caitlin Borgmann spoke to the New Republic about Texas’s new abortion law and possible legal challenges.

Distinguished Prof. Ruthann Robson Discusses the Right to Wear Confederate Flag

November 12, 2013

A piece from Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson is featured on the London School of Economics blog.

CUNY Law Professor Awarded National Fellowship

November 12, 2013

Professor Rebecca Bratspies has been named an Audubon and Toyota TogetherGreen Fellow for 2013–2014. As a fellow, she will receive a $10,000 grant to help support an innovative community-based conservation project and an opportunity to network with other committed leaders.

JURIST: Distinguished Prof. Robson on the Affordable Care Act and Contraception Mandate

November 5, 2013

In a column for JURIST, Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discusses the Affordable Care Act and on the contraceptive mandate challenges by corporations.

Nermeen Arastu, Ann Cammett (’00), and Sofia Yakren Join CUNY Law Faculty

November 1, 2013

CUNY School of Law welcomed three new members to its faculty this fall: Nermeen Arastu, Ann Cammett, and Sofia Yakren.

Terri Nilliasca (’11) Receives Legal Aid Society’s 2013 Pro Bono Publico Award

November 1, 2013

Terri Nilliasca (’11) was presented with the Legal Aid Society’s 2013 Pro Bono Publico Award.

The Nation: Diala Shamas on FBI Surveillance of Muslims

November 1, 2013

In The Nation magazine, Diala Shamas discusses the similarities between the surveillance on American Muslims by both the New York Police Department and the FBI.

NY Times and Daily News Quote Adj. Prof Jonathan Moore on Appeals Court Stay of Historic Judgement

November 1, 2013

The New York Times and the New York Daily News front page coverage both quote CUNY Law Adjunct Professor Jonathan Moore concerning a federal appeals court stay of an historic ruling enjoining the New  York Police Department from conducting unconstitutional stops of minority New Yorkers. The appeals court stayed the judgment pending hearing of the city’s appeal.  Prof. Moore is one of […]

Harvey Epstein (’94) in Daily News on How NYC Housing Authority Outside Lawyer Program “Outguns the Poor Needing Fixes”

November 1, 2013

The NY Daily News’ exclusive report on how the New York City Housing Authority spends $8 million a year on outside lawyers to oppose tenants seeking repairs in housing court, more than it spends on bricklayers or exterminators, quoted CUNY Law graduate Harvey Epstein (’94), the head of the Community Development Project at The Urban Justice […]

CUNY Alum Helen Foster (’92) Celebrates Opening of Housing for Seniors

November 1, 2013

Acting Commissioner of the New York State Division on Human Rights and former New York City Council Member Helen Foster (’92) joined other city and state partners in celebrating the groundbreaking of Boston Road, a new 154- unit permanent support residence for older adults. Boston Road is one of the first to use the New […]

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