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Sharon Clarke (‘93) Wins Civil Court Judge Primary Election

September 29, 2014

Alumna Sharon Clarke (‘93) has won Brooklyn’s 6th district Democratic primary election to serve as a Civil Court Judge.

UN Calls on U.S. to Halt Trial and Detention of Youth in Adult System

September 5, 2014

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.

2014 CUNY School of Law Commencement [Photos + Video]

July 7, 2014

More than 140 CUNY School of Law students received their Juris Doctor degrees at the May 16 graduation ceremony.

Paula Z. Segal (’11) Interviewed on BrianLehrer.TV about Community Land Access

April 25, 2014

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.

In Support of Lifelong Learning

April 14, 2014

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 that’s when the idea of becoming a lawyer first took hold.

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Mayor de Blasio Reappoints Harvey Epstein (’94) as a Tenant Representative on the NYC Rent Guidelines Board

March 28, 2014

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) Awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowship

March 19, 2014

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) Discusses UN Findings on Sexual Misconduct by Priests on PBS Newshour

February 6, 2014

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) Wins Student-Activist’s Release from Grand Jury Detention

February 3, 2014

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.

Judith C. McCarthy (’91) Selected as Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York

January 31, 2014

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 […]

Brad Parker on 5th Anniversary of Operation Cast Lead

January 30, 2014

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 Receives Woman of Inspiration Award

January 29, 2014

Paula Edgar (’06) is being recognized by Ms. JD for its first Woman of Inspiration Award.

NY Times Reports Comments by Fahd Ahmed (’08) on New Justice Department Profiling Rules

January 17, 2014

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 Faridi (’07) Receives Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

January 15, 2014

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

Zoe Rawson (’07) on LA’s New Approach to Discipline in School

January 15, 2014

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 […]

Camille Massey Appointed as Founding Executive Director of Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at CUNY School of Law

January 14, 2014

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.

Cesar Vargas (’11) on California Ruling Regarding Immigration Status and Legal Careers

January 9, 2014

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.

Norma Francullo (’95) on Switching Focus to Special Education

December 20, 2013

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 […]

Raquel Batista (’03) Named a Top Pro-Choice Hero of 2013

December 20, 2013

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 […]

Nitin Savur (’99) Awarded Thomas E. Dewey Medal

December 20, 2013

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 […]

Joy Rosenthal (’96) Book Review Featured in ACResolution

December 20, 2013

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

Alumnus Raul Pinto Fights Racial Profiling in North Carolina

December 18, 2013

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 […]

CUNY Law Impact: Tracy Welsh

December 18, 2013

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 […]

CUNY Law Impact: Ignacio Jaureguilorda

December 17, 2013

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.

Making a Mark in Housing Court

December 16, 2013

This fall’s newest group of LaunchPad for Justice fellows are already beginning to leave their mark in New York’s housing court.

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