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Professor Borgmann Delivers Keynote Address on the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

December 6, 2013

Recently, Washington and Lee University School of Law hosted the symposium “Roe at 40 – The Controversy Continues”. Professor Caitlin Borgmann delivered a keynote address, offering a pro-choice perspective. Watch Professor Borgmann’s presentation “Untying the Moral Knot of the Abortion”. Professor Borgmann has litigated reproductive rights cases and has also spoken and written widely about reproductive […]

CUNY Law Impact: Ira Needleman

December 6, 2013

For Ira Needleman (’96), HIV/AIDS work came hand-in-hand with a return to his home city of New York. After graduating first from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and later CUNY Law School, Needleman worked in Pennsylvania, Westchester, and Rochester, starting in general practice, and then moving into custody and domestic violence cases, and, at […]

CUNY Law Impact: Randy Petsche

December 5, 2013

Randy Petsche (’89) had 14 years of experience in landlord-tenant law and a number of years as a volunteer tenants’ organizer on the lower west side of Manhattan before joining Bronx AIDS Services (BAS).

Kary Moss (’87) in Suit Challenging Anti-Abortion Directives to Hospitals

December 4, 2013

Kary L. Moss (’87), the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, is one of the attorneys in a federal lawsuit filed November 29, 2013, challenging bishops’ directives to Catholic hospitals which hamper care of pregnant women in medical distress, leading to medical negligence.

Center for Urban Environmental Reform Tackles Subway Noise at PS 85 in Queens

December 4, 2013

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

CUNY Law Impact: Mark Hess

December 4, 2013

During the oppressive July heat wave this past summer, Mark Hess (’12), a housing attorney for the HIV Law Project, helped his client comply with an agreement to deaden the sound of his allegedly heavy feet.

CUNY Law Impact: Mona Moayad

December 3, 2013

When Mona Moayad (’11) joined Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), she had to hit the ground running, and she hasn’t stopped running ever since.

CUNY Law Impact: Ed Campanelli

December 2, 2013

Ed Campanelli (’03) got his start working with clients living with HIV/AIDS in 2002, as a summer intern for the AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC). He also worked there as a paralegal his last year of law school.

CUNY Law Impact: Jeffrey Brooks

December 1, 2013

Well before Jeffrey Brooks (’04) had a six-year stint working with HIV/AIDS clients at the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) and before he earned his JD from CUNY Law School, he was a young man living in New York City in the early 1980s.

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.

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