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Prof. Bratspies to Speak on Sustainable Communities

September 23, 2013

Professor Rebecca Bratspies will be speaking about sustainable communities on a panel at the Environmental Law and Public Health Conference later this week.

Kelly Marie Fay Rodriguez (’12) Selected as Center for American Progress Fellow

September 23, 2013

Kelly Marie Fay Rodriguez (’12) was named one of 15 Leadership Institute Fellows for 2013-2014 by the Center for American Progress.

Professor Ruthann Robson Named a “Best Law Teacher” in the Nation

September 20, 2013

A new book names City University of New York School of Law Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson one of only 26 “best law teachers” in the United States.

Prof. Cynthia Soohoo Delivers Opening Remarks at Tribute to Justice

September 19, 2013

Professor Cynthia Soohoo, director of the CUNY Law International Women’s Human Rights Clinic, delivered opening remarks at a conference marking the 40th Anniversary of the 1973 Coup D’Etat in Chile, held on September 9, 2013.

CUNY Law Profs Appointed to Stop-and-Frisk Advisory Council

September 18, 2013

Professors Steve Zeidman and Babe Howell have been appointed by Southern District Judge Shira Scheindlin to an academic advisory council that will assist the court-appointed facilitator in developing reforms of stop-and-frisk practices.

Devika Kewalramani (‘95) Appointed Chair of NYC Bar Professional Discipline Committee

September 18, 2013

Alum Devika Kewalramani (’95), a partner at Moses and Singer LLP, has been appointed chair of the Professional Discipline Committee of the New York City Bar Association.

Somalia Samuel (’14) Selected as Thurgood Marshall Fellow

September 18, 2013

Somalia Samuel (’14) has been selected as a Thurgood Marshall Fellow at the New York City Bar Association.

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson Discusses Fashion, Clothing, and the Law

September 17, 2013

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson has been featured recently in numerous stories and interviews focusing on the connection between the Constitution and our clothing.

Nick Widzowski (’14) Helps Draft Environmental Plan for New York City

September 12, 2013

One of the highlights of this past summer for Nick Widzowski (’14) was putting together an environmental plan for New York City. In drafting the plan, Widzowski put his legal knowledge and skills to work.

Farah Diaz-Tello (’09) on Pregnant Woman Facing Criminal Charges After Overdose

September 10, 2013

Alum Farrah Diaz-Tello (’09), a staff attorney with the National Advocates for Pregnant Women, spoke with The Altoona Mirror about the case of a woman in Pennsylvania who allegedly overdosed while nine months pregnant.

Stop-and-Frisk Attorneys Oppose City’s Request to Stay Ruling

September 10, 2013

Adjunct Professor Jonathan Moore, writing for the attorneys for class plaintiffs, filed their opposition on Friday September 6th to New York City’s request that Southern District Judge Shira Scheindlin stay her historic decision and order in Floyd v. City of New York.

Center for Urban Environmental Reform Hosts Visiting Scholar Dr. Elif Colakoglu

September 9, 2013

This summer, CUNY School of Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) hosted visiting scholar Dr. Elif Colakoglu, whose work focuses on climate change in the context of sustainability and environmental security.

Professor Julie Goldscheid Discusses Book on Gender and Equality Law

September 6, 2013

Professor Julie Goldscheid has edited a new book on gender and equality in the law. Gender and Equality Law was published by Ashgate earlier this year and is part of the series, the Library of Essays on Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law.

In LA Times Op-Ed, Prof. Robson Discusses School Dress Code Policies

September 5, 2013

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discusses school dress code policies in an op-ed piece for the Los Angeles Times.

Using Mayah’s Lot as an Environmental Justice Learning Tool

September 3, 2013

In a guest blog post for The Nature of Cities, Professor Rebecca Bratspies discusses how Mayah’s Lot, the environmental justice comic book that she developed with graphic artist Charlie LaGreca, can be used as a learning tool to teach young students about environmental justice.

Prof. Zeidman on Role of Criminal Courts in Wake of Stop and Frisk Ruling

August 29, 2013

In an article for the New York Law Journal, Professor Steven Zeidman discusses the role of the New York City Criminal Court in the wake of the stop and frisk ruling in Floyd v. City of New York.

Dressing Constitutionally: Prof. Robson Discusses Her New Book on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show

August 22, 2013

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discusses her new book, Dressing Constitutionally: Hierarchy, Sexuality, and Democracy from Our Hairstyles to Our Shoes, on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show.

Prof. Rossein on Discrimination Lawsuit Against Infosys

August 22, 2013

Professor Rick Rossein commented on a discrimination lawsuit that has been filed against Infosys, a global software company.

Distinguished Prof. Robson Discusses Her New Book, Dressing Constitutionally, on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show

August 20, 2013

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discusses her new book, Dressing Constitutionally: Hierarchy, Sexuality, and Democracy from Our Hairstyles to Our Shoes, on National Public Radio’s The Diane Rehm Show.

Distinguished Prof. Robson Discusses Her New Book, Dressing Constitutionally, on Irish Radio

August 19, 2013

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discusses her new book, Dressing Constitutionally: Hierarchy, Sexuality, and Democracy from Our Hairstyles to Our Shoes, on the Moncrieff program on Newstalk, Ireland’s independent national talk radio station.

Stop & Frisk Unconstitutional: Prof. Smith Futrell Analyzes the Ruling

August 19, 2013

In a guest post for the Oxford Human Rights Hub, Professor Nicole Smith Futrell analyzes the recent decision finding the New York City Police Department’s stop and frisk policy unconstitutional.

NY Times Features Prof. Zeidman’s Letter on Stop and Frisk Ruling

August 14, 2013

Professor Steven Zeidman’s Letter to the Editor about the recent federal ruling that the New York Police Department’s Stop and Frisk policy is unconstitutional was published in the New York Times.

Prof. Moore One of Three Lead Counsel in Historic Racial Profiling Ruling

August 13, 2013

Adjunct Professor Jonathan Moore, one of the three lead counsel in Floyd v. City of New York, together with Darius Charney of the Center for Constitutional Rights, commented on a federal court judge’s 198 page ruling on August 12, finding that the New York City Police Department’s stop-question-and-frisk practices violate the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution.

NYPD’s Stop and Frisk Policies Ruled Unconstitutional

August 12, 2013

In a Constitutional Law Prof Blog post, Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson summarizes the recent Federal Court ruling against the New York City Police Department’s Stop and Frisk program.

Dressing Constitutionally: New Book from Distinguished Prof. Ruthann Robson

August 12, 2013

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discusses her new book, Dressing Constitutionally: Hierarchy, Sexuality, and Democracy from Our Hairstyles to Our Shoes, on NPR’s All Things Considered.

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