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Archive for December, 2013


Norma Francullo (’95) on Switching Focus to Special Education

December 20, 2013

Learning Ally spoke with alumna Norma Francullo (’95) about switching her legal practice focus to special education after her twin children were diagnosed with dyslexia. Francullo said, “I have a lot of experience working with other parents and want to help families before they get to a horrible place. That often involves figuring out next […]

Raquel Batista (’03) Named a Top Pro-Choice Hero of 2013

December 20, 2013

RH Reality Check named alumna Raquel Batista (’03) as one of its top pro-choice heroes of 2013. According to the post, it is recognizing “hard-working activists and allies who, against tremendous odds, put in time and energy to advance reproductive rights and health and ensure the safety of women and girls of all backgrounds.” About […]

Nitin Savur (’99) Awarded Thomas E. Dewey Medal

December 20, 2013

Alumnus Nitin Savur (’99) was one of six winners of the Thomas E. Dewey Medal, an award presented annually to one “outstanding” assistant district attorney in each of the five boroughs, as well as the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor.  Savur is the deputy chief of the trial division of the New York County […]

Joy Rosenthal (’96) Book Review Featured in ACResolution

December 20, 2013

Alumna Joy Rosenthal (’96) reviewed the book Dignity: The Role It Plays in Resolving Conflict in the fall 2013 issue of ACResolution, the quarterly magazine of the Association for Conflict Resolution. Read the review

Rally on Subway Noise at Elementary School Includes Prof. Bratspies, Local Leaders

December 18, 2013

Yesterday, parents and local leaders held a rally at PS85 in Astoria, Queens, to draw attention to the noise that the nearby subway makes each time it travels past the school, affecting students’ learning and health. Professor Rebecca Bratspies and student fellows with CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) have been working with […]

Alumnus Raul Pinto Fights Racial Profiling in North Carolina

December 18, 2013

Raul Pinto ’10, staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, was recently interviewed by CNN en Español about the findings of a report commissioned by the Department of Justice to analyze traffic stops by the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office. The report showed that racial profiling of Latino drivers is occurring. The […]

CUNY Law Impact: Tracy Welsh

December 18, 2013

A career as an AIDS advocate began nearly two decades ago for Tracy L. Welsh (’91) when she joined the legal team at Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) as a staff attorney. “In the early years, a lot of my work focused on defending the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS in family cases, housing […]

Distinguished Prof. Ruthann Robson Discusses the Legal Policing of Women’s Headscarves

December 17, 2013

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discusses the legal policing of women’s headscarves on WOMEN=BOOKS, the blog of Women’s Review of Books. She writes, A preoccupation with a woman’s underlying rationale for wearing a headscarf accords with many legal doctrines, but it should alarm us as feminists. Whenever the law seeks to apportion rights to women based […]

CUNY Law Impact: Ignacio Jaureguilorda

December 17, 2013

Ignacio Jaureguilorda (’02) went right to work in the HIV/AIDS field in his first job out of law school. He secured a staff attorney position at the AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC) in 2002.

Update on Subway Noise at PS 85

December 16, 2013

Professor Rebecca Bratspies and student fellows with CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) have been working with parents at PS85 in Astoria, Queens, to address noise from nearby subway tracks that is affecting students’ learning and health.

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