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Lori Nessel (’92) on “Medical Repatriation” of Immigrants by U.S. Hospitals

May 30, 2013

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.

Farah Diaz-Tello (’09) on Mississippi Case Against Woman for Stillbirth

May 23, 2013

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.

Beginning a CUNY Law Legacy

May 1, 2013

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.

Lending a Voice: Janet Malone (’89)

May 1, 2013

“I always wanted to give a voice to those who didn’t have one,” recalled Judge Janet Malone (’89).

Serving Vulnerable Elders and Their Families: Elizabeth Valentin (’01)

May 1, 2013

Elizabeth Valentin (’01) laughed when asked how she got interested in elder law.

Providing Caring Guardians: Laura Negrón (’07)

May 1, 2013

“Way too often we see horrific incidences of financial exploitation in the elder law cases that come to us,” said Laura Negrón (’07).

Fighting AIDS Through Activism: David Barr (’86)

May 1, 2013

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: Advocating for Women’s Rights

May 1, 2013

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.

Joey Mogul (’97) Honored with 2013 Vanguard Award

April 23, 2013

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.

Martha Weithman (’00) Wins Appellate Ruling on Rent Protection for SRO Residents

April 19, 2013

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.

New Employment Numbers Show CUNY Law Continues to Lead in Public Interest

April 16, 2013

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.

Andrea Costello (’98) Wins End of Age Restriction for Morning After Pill

April 10, 2013

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.

Christina Piaia (’07) in NY Times on Park-Naming Contest Decision

March 26, 2013

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.

Lori Knipel (’97) on Relationship Between Politics and Community Service

March 26, 2013

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle spotlights the career of alum Lori (Citron) Knipel (’97) as a lawyer, political leader, and civic activist.

Dean Michelle Anderson Delivers NYC Bar Keynote on Diversity in the Legal Profession

March 19, 2013

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.

Sharon Stapel (’98) on LGBT Protections in VAWA

March 8, 2013

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.

Eva Golinger (’04) Discusses Legacy of Hugo Chávez on Democracy Now

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.

Victoria Neilson (’94) in JURIST on Immigration Reform and LGBT Issues

February 25, 2013

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.

Shirley Lin (’10) in NY Daily News on Unfair Treatment of Domestic Workers

February 25, 2013

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.

Eli Federman (’10) on Social Media and Workplace Productivity

February 4, 2013

Alum Eli Federman (’10) discusses the impact of social media usage on workplace productivity in an article for Social Media Today.

NYS Senator Jeff Klein (’93) Featured in Albany Times-Union

January 10, 2013

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.

NY Times Features Alum Thomas Mariadason’s Letter to the Editor on Quotas at Colleges

December 28, 2012

Alum Thomas Mariadason’s (’09) Letter to the Editor about quotas for Asian-Americans at colleges was published in the New York Times. His letter responds to a December 19 op-ed piece on implicit quotas for Asian-Americans at colleges and universities.

Shirley Lin (’10) Secures Settlement in Labor Exploitation Case

December 18, 2012

Alum Shirley Lin (’10), an attorney at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), secured a settlement in Manhattan federal court in the case of Kim v. NYLA Cafe, LLC. The suit against Spitzer’s Corner, its owner, general manager, and former executive chef, filed by AALDEF on behalf of Edward Kim, alleged multiple violations of federal and state labor laws.

Alums Rita Mella and Nelida Malave-Gonzalez Join Surrogate’s Court

December 7, 2012

Two CUNY Law alums were recently elected to Surrogate’s Court in New York City. Judge Rita Mella (’91), who was elected to Civil Court in 2006, was sworn in at the New York County Surrogate’s Court on December 6. Judge Nelida Malave-Gonzalez (’91), who has been a Civil Court judge in the Bronx since 2005, will be sworn in at the Bronx County Surrogate’s Court on December 11.

Defending Rights Before the Supreme Court: Jonathan Libby (’96)

November 15, 2012

It’s not every day that you get to present a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, but that’s what Jonathan Libby (’96) found himself doing earlier this year with United States v. Alvarez, also known as the “Stolen Valor” case.

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