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Archive for February, 2016


Sharon Aarons (’89) First Woman of Color Appointed to Appellate Division-Third Department

February 22, 2016

Honorable Sharon A.M. Aarons (’89) has been appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to the Appellate Division-Third Department of the New York State Supreme Court.

CUNY Law and CCNY’s Colin Powell School to Launch New Joint Degree Program

February 22, 2016

CUNY Law and City College’s Colin Powell School’s new joint degree program will enhance the training of lawyers entering the field of international law.

DREAMer Cesar Vargas (’11) Joins the New York Bar

February 3, 2016

Cesar Vargas (’11) was sworn in today to practice law, culminating his four-year quest to join the New York Bar, despite his undocumented status.

Seeking Housing Justice

February 1, 2016

Recent CUNY Law grads are helping low-income New Yorkers get the Housing Court justice they deserve.

Angelo Pinto (’08): Fighting for Incarcerated Youth

February 1, 2016

Angelo Pinto (’08) is campaigning for the increase the age of criminal responsibility in New York and striving to ensure that teens are not housed in adult jails or prisons.

Advocating for Every Child’s Right to Learn

February 1, 2016

Regina Skyer (’91), Jennifer Frankola (’07), Norma Francullo (’95) and Ruth Lowenkron (’86) are empowering parents and students in special education law.

Blakeley Decktor (’12): Seeking Gender Equality Through the World’s Courts

February 1, 2016

Blakeley Decktor (’12) is seeking gender equality on a global scale, through her work with Women’s Link Worldwide, an international girls’ and women’s rights NGO.

Serving up Food Justice at School

February 1, 2016

CUNY Law 1L Maria Brinkmann reflects on her inspiration to attend law school.

Looking Back: 30 years of CUNY Law’s Clinical Program

February 1, 2016

CUNY Law’s clinical program, Main Street Legal Services, has been advocating for underserved people in New York for three decades.

The Path to Equality

February 1, 2016

From his vantage point as a public defender, Michael Oppenheimer (’06) reflects on the fight for equality and what it means for him, his family and his community.

Student Innovators Bring Justice Behind Bars

February 1, 2016

Three CUNY Law students, all 3Ls, are working to make a difference for inmates who believe they have been treated unfairly.

Community Power Growing in a Garden

February 1, 2016

Alum Paula Segal (’11) is working to flip the switch on community access to unused city land.

Fighting for Transgender Equality & Justice

February 1, 2016

CUNY Law alumni have taken up the fight in cities across the country on transgender rights issues — what many have called this century’s civil rights struggle.

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