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CUNY Law Celebrates the Class of 2016

May 11, 2016

During his commencement address to CUNY Law’s Class of 2016, the Honorable Jonathan Lippman urged graduates to follow their pursuit of justice. “The pursuit of justice for all is what defines our powerful and privileged profession,” Judge Lippman told the 98 graduates during the ceremony. “It is at the very heart of what it means […]

HRGJ Event Tackles Life as Woman and LGBT Person in Iraq Under ISIS

May 2, 2016

Speakers from human rights organizations working in Iraq came together for a recent HRGJ discussion on life in that country as a woman or LGBT person.

Students Help Gas Station Workers Fight for Fair Pay

April 28, 2016

GAS STATION WORKERS FILE WAGE THEFT CASE AGAINST GAS STATION EMPIRE Nineteen workers cite failure to pay minimum wage in lawsuit against owner and managers. New York, NY (April 28, 2016) — Nineteen gas station cashiers and attendants have filed a wage theft action against Steven Keshtgar, the owner of multiple gas stations, and two […]

Human Rights Gender Justice (HRGJ) Clinic Travels to Iraq

April 28, 2016

Staff from the HRGJ clinic traveled to Iraq to train local groups on advocating for women’s and LGBT rights in Iraq and to develop recommendations for human rights advocacy.

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.

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.

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.

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.

CUNY Law Hosts Global LGBTIQ Rights Conference

December 15, 2015

The OutSummit conference brought together activists to discuss rights related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and intersex issues throughout the world.

Immigrant Clinic Celebrates Precedent Setting Decision for Client

December 9, 2015

The faculty and students working at the intersection of constitutional rights and counterterrorism policies had a precedent setting victory, with the reinstatement of a client’s unfairly revoked passport.

New Report Examines Why Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence Don’t Call the Police

November 2, 2015

CUNY School of Law, ACLU, and University of Miami School of Law Release Findings of Gender-Biased Policing Survey

CUNY Law Posts 81% Bar Pass Rate on New York Bar Exam

October 29, 2015

CUNY School of Law recently announced an 81.2 percent pass rate by its graduates taking the New York State bar exam for the first time in July 2015. CUNY Law’s pass rate rose solidly from the previous year’s 77 percent rate. The Law School’s passage rate places it seventh among the state’s 15 law schools, […]

Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan (’11) Takes the Helm of the National Lawyers Guild

October 27, 2015

Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan (’11) took office as the president of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG).

Cesar Vargas (’11) First DREAMer Admitted to NY Bar

June 3, 2015

Cesar Vargas (’11) who was brought to the United States from Mexico as a child and is now authorized to be present in the country under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), was admitted to practice law in New York.

Prof. Borgmann Comments on New Abortion Law in Arizona

April 6, 2015

Professor Caitlin Borgmann contributed her expertise in reproductive rights law to a recent US News & World Report article, “Arizona Abortion Law Pushes Boundaries of What Providers Must Tell Patients.”

Prof. Julie Goldscheid and Sharon Stapel (’98) Receive ABA’s 20/20 Vision Awards

April 1, 2015

Professor Julie Goldscheid and Sharon Stapel (’98) are recipients of the American Bar Association’s 20/20 Vision Awards.

NYC Bar Highlights Immigration Outreach Efforts of Danny Alicea (’13)

March 27, 2015

The New York City Bar Association featured its ongoing work to focus on immigration issues and highlighted the immigration outreach work of Danny Alicea (’13), who is a current Fragomen Fellow with the City Bar.

Alum Paula Edgar (’06) Featured in Ms. JD

March 23, 2015

Ms. JD featured an interview with alum Paula Edgar (’06) in a recent blog post. Edgar is Principal of PGE, LLC, a boutique coaching and consulting firm. The firm provides innovative and strategic solutions on career management, executive/leadership development, organizational diversity efforts, intercultural competence initiatives, networking and social media strategy.

Cynthia Conti-Cook (’06) to Run New Cop Accountability Program

December 1, 2014

The New York Daily News reports on the new Cop Accountability Program (CAP), a database that will collect information about police officers accused of wrongdoing.

Judge Serita’s (’89) Human Trafficking Intervention Court Marks 10th Anniversary

November 25, 2014

The New York Times featured an article on Judge Toko Serita’s Human Trafficking Intervention Court in Queens. The court—which aims to “change the legal conversation around the multibillion-dollar sex trade by redefining the women in it as victims instead of criminals,” according to the article—is marking its 10-year anniversary.

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