Alumna Sharon Clarke (‘93) has won Brooklyn’s 6th district Democratic primary election to serve as a Civil Court Judge.
The IWHR Clinic and other advocates submitted a report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) describing how racial disparities in the U.S. criminal justice system are the most extreme in the treatment of youth. Last week, the Committee called on the US government to meet international human rights standards by halting prosecution of youth in adult courts and ending the imprisonment of youth in adult facilities.
More than 140 CUNY School of Law students received their Juris Doctor degrees at the May 16 graduation ceremony.
Paula Z. Segal (’11) was a guest on Brian Lehrer’s TV show to speak about 596 Acres, an organization that builds online tools neighbors can use to clear hurdles to community land access.
While teaching in a junior high school in the 1960s, I met and became close with several students and mothers who were victims of domestic abuse. Trying to help, I referred them to the police. The police did not take the problem seriously and often let the abusers, once sufficiently calmed, go back home. The injustice of this struck a chord with me, and thats when the idea of becoming a lawyer first took hold.
Mayor de Blasio reappointed Harvey Epstein (’94), project director of the Community Development Project of the Urban Justice Center, as a tenant representative on the New York City Rent Guidelines Board.
Eugene Chen (’13) has been awarded a two-year Equal Justice Works (EJW) fellowship to start in September 2014. Chen will be working at the New York Legal Assistance Group, serving low-income LGBT people from communities of color facing housing issues, particularly those who are aging, transgender, affected by HIV/AIDS, or have children in the household. […]
Katherine Gallagher ( ’00), senior attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, discussed the findings in a United Nations report on how the Vatican responded to widespread sexual abuse by Catholic priests on the PBS Newshour. Watch the segment here
Moira Meltzer-Cohen (’12) secured the release of a man jailed eight months for refusing to appear before a federal grand jury on the ground that the man, Gerald Koch, would continue to resist no matter how long he is incarcerated.
The Board of Judges of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) has selected Judith C. McCarthy (’91) to serve as a magistrate judge for a term of eight years. She will serve on the bench at the Charles L. Brieant United States Courthouse in White Plains. Ms. McCarthy […]
Today, Al-Jazeera English published an opinion piece from alumnus Brad Parker (’10) that reflects, five years later, on the toll of Israel’s January 2008 military offensive in Gaza and the effects of the subsequent fact-finding mission of the UN Human Rights Council.
Paula Edgar (’06) is being recognized by Ms. JD for its first Woman of Inspiration Award.
The New York Times front page report on U.S. Justice Department plans to strengthen rules on discriminatory profiling to prohibit federal agents from considering religion, national origin, gender, and sexual orientation unless actually relevant to an investigation, included comments by CUNY Law graduate Fahd Ahmed (’08).
Muhammad U. Faridi (’07) of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP will receive the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the New York State Bar Association at the annual meeting in late January 2014. The award honors a young lawyer who has demonstrated outstanding service to both the community and legal profession. Read More
Alumna Zoe Rawson (’07) is quoted in a recent NPR story about new policies that have been enacted in Los Angeles schools to “take a less punitive approach” to common misbehavior in elementary and middle school. According to the article, “students under the age of 13 will no longer be subject to school police citations […]
L. Camille Massey, J.D., has been named the Founding Executive Director of the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law.
A recent New York Daily News article reports on the decision of the California State Supreme Court to allow Sergio Garcia, who entered the U.S. illegally as a teen and has passed the California Bar Exam, to be admitted to the bar.
Learning Ally spoke with alumna Norma Francullo (’95) about switching her legal practice focus to special education after her twin children were diagnosed with dyslexia. Francullo said, “I have a lot of experience working with other parents and want to help families before they get to a horrible place. That often involves figuring out next […]
RH Reality Check named alumna Raquel Batista (’03) as one of its top pro-choice heroes of 2013. According to the post, it is recognizing “hard-working activists and allies who, against tremendous odds, put in time and energy to advance reproductive rights and health and ensure the safety of women and girls of all backgrounds.” About […]
Alumnus Nitin Savur (’99) was one of six winners of the Thomas E. Dewey Medal, an award presented annually to one “outstanding” assistant district attorney in each of the five boroughs, as well as the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor. Savur is the deputy chief of the trial division of the New York County […]
Alumna Joy Rosenthal (’96) reviewed the book Dignity: The Role It Plays in Resolving Conflict in the fall 2013 issue of ACResolution, the quarterly magazine of the Association for Conflict Resolution. Read the review
Raul Pinto ’10, staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, was recently interviewed by CNN en Español about the findings of a report commissioned by the Department of Justice to analyze traffic stops by the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office. The report showed that racial profiling of Latino drivers is occurring. The […]
A career as an AIDS advocate began nearly two decades ago for Tracy L. Welsh (’91) when she joined the legal team at Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) as a staff attorney. “In the early years, a lot of my work focused on defending the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS in family cases, housing […]
Ignacio Jaureguilorda (’02) went right to work in the HIV/AIDS field in his first job out of law school. He secured a staff attorney position at the AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC) in 2002.
This fall’s newest group of LaunchPad for Justice fellows are already beginning to leave their mark in New York’s housing court.