On June 6th, Adhikaar, a nonprofit organization working with Nepali-speaking communities to promote human rights and social justice, honored alum Shirley Lin (’10) for her social justice work.
Katie Redmon (’13) has been awarded a 2013 fellowship from the Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging, whose mission is to help improve the quality of life for elderly people, including those who are poor or otherwise isolated by lack of education, language, culture, disability or other barriers.
Alum Daisy Chung (’09), executive director for Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York (ROC-NY), spoke to ABC News about the restaurant Sushi Yasuda. The restaurant put its employees on salary with paid vacation and sick leave and started banning tips.
Alum Lauren Dasse (’12) has been named the executive director of the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project in Florence, Arizona. Dasse was previously a staff attorney for the organization.
Alum Lori Nessel (’92), director of the Center for Social Justice at Seton Hall Law School, is quoted in a recent Associated Press article examining the process of “medical repatriation,” which allows hospitals to deport undocumented immigrant patients, often while they are still unconscious.
Alum Farah Diaz-Tello (’09), a staff attorney with the National Advocates for Pregnant Women, spoke to Mother Jones for an article about a Mississippi woman indicted for manslaughter after the stillborn birth of her baby.
Three decades is ample time for a legacy to develop. Consider the Cabans at CUNY Law. Osvaldo Caban got his J.D. in 1987, the second graduating class; his daughter, Celina, is on track to graduate in 2014.
“I always wanted to give a voice to those who didn’t have one,” recalled Judge Janet Malone (’89).
Elizabeth Valentin (’01) laughed when asked how she got interested in elder law.
“Way too often we see horrific incidences of financial exploitation in the elder law cases that come to us,” said Laura Negrón (’07).
When you hear David Barr (’86) talk about his life in New York City in the 1980s, it’s like a storyline from a gripping movie. But it’s a story that Barr lived.
Lisa Davis (’08) has been associated for years with the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic (IWH R), but this is her first year as a full-time clinical professor.
Alum Joey Mogul (’97) was honored with a 2013 Vanguard Award at a ceremony sponsored by the Asian American Bar Association of Chicago, the Chicago Bar Association, the Cook County Bar Association, the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago, and the Puerto Rican Bar Association.
Alum Martha Weithman (’00) won a unanimous ruling from the Appellate Division, First Department, finding that a person who lives in a single room occupancy building (SRO) for at least six months, becomes a permanent tenant protected by the Rent Stabilization Law, regardless of whether the tenant has a lease.
Today’s New York Law Journal reports on recently released statistics from the American Bar Association on the employment of 2012 grads. CUNY Law continues to have one of the highest rates in the nation and the highest in New York State of sending graduates into public service and public interest jobs.
Alum Andrea Costello (’98) was the lead counsel in a historic ruling on April 5th, in which a federal judge ordered the federal Food and Drug Administration to make emergency contraception available to all women, regardless of their age, without prescription requirements.
Alum Christina Piaia (’07) was quoted in The New York Times about the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy deciding to end a contest to name a lawn at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle spotlights the career of alum Lori (Citron) Knipel (’97) as a lawyer, political leader, and civic activist.
On Friday, March 15, Dean Michelle J. Anderson gave the keynote address at “Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders: Best Practices for Supporting Diverse Students During Law School and Into Employment” at the New York City Bar Association.
In an article for the Huffington Post, alum Sharon Stapel (’98), Executive Director of the NYC Anti Violence Project, discusses the new Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which was signed into law by President Obama on March 7, 2013.
Alum Eva Golinger (’04) discussed the legacy of Hugo Chavez, the late president of Venezuela, with Democracy Now co-hosts Juan Gonzalez an Amy Goodman.
In a guest column for JURIST, alum Victoria Neilson (’94) discusses the need for lawmakers to address LGBT issues as they begin reforming the nation’s immigration policies.
The New York Daily News recently reported on lawsuit being brought against a Westchester couple that claims the couple treated their nanny unfairly, subjecting her to their vicious dog and not paying her for overtime worked.
Alum Eli Federman (’10) discusses the impact of social media usage on workplace productivity in an article for Social Media Today.
Alum and New York State Senator Jeff Klein (’93) is featured in the Albany Times-Union. The article describes his path to the state capitol and highlights the work he is doing in the senate.