Wander the hallways of Bronx Housing Court, and you might just catch Jessica Reed (’07) shouting out the name of a law firm, trying to locate a landlord’s opposing counsel before locking into battle, and advocating for her client.
Since graduating from CUNY Law School, Pavita Krishnaswamy (’02) has had a long-lived, 11-year tenure at the same organization: South Brooklyn Legal Services, a program of Legal Services NYC.
Protecting the rights of clients who are HIV-positive or who have AIDS is something Odella Woodson (’03) has done for about a decade, representing them in housing court or family court.
Professor Caitlin Borgmann was interviewed on Legalese It!, a HuffPost Live program covering the top legal stories on Friday, December 6. Professor Borgmann weighed in on the issue of Supreme Court Justices doing their own internet research to find facts not contained in the trial record. The discussion of this issue starts 12 minutes and […]
For Christa Douaihy (’08), the roots of her HIV/AIDS justice work go deep, back to the early 1990s in Scranton, PA.
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 […]
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 […]
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 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.
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.