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HRGJ Clinic Stands up for Detained Pregnant Women

November 18, 2016

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention accepted most of the recommendations made by the Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic (HRGJ) regarding the detention of pregnant women suspected of drug use in the United States.

U.N. Condemns Confinement of Pregnant Women Based on Suspected Drug Use

October 27, 2016

HRGJ clinic successfully urged U.N. experts to recognize that detaining pregnant women suspected of drug use discriminates against women and violates their right to be free from arbitrary detention.

Mary Lu Bilek Appointed New Dean of CUNY Law

June 6, 2016

Mary Lu Bilek, dean of the University of Massachusetts School of Law, named the new dean of CUNY Law.

Students Take on K-12 Suspensions in NYC’s Public Schools

May 25, 2016

Students in CUNY Law’s Student Advocacy Project (SAP) spent this recent semester representing students in Queens in suspension hearings.

CUNY Law Celebrates the Class of 2016

May 11, 2016

Members of CUNY Law’s 31st graduating class heard inspiring words from Hon. Jonathan Lippman, Prof. Shirley Lung and Marc Ramirez (’16) at their commencement.

Dean Michelle J. Anderson Named President of Brooklyn College

May 2, 2016

CUNY Law Dean Michelle J. Anderson named new president of Brooklyn College.

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.

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.

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.

Landmark Settlement in CLEAR Case Challenging Discriminatory Surveillance of Muslims

January 7, 2016

CUNY Law professor Ramzi Kassem and students in the CLEAR project participated in lawsuits leading up to a landmark settlement regarding surveillance targeting Muslims.

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, […]

Center for Latino and Latina Rights and Equality Honored at Queens Hispanic Heritage Month Event

October 15, 2015

The Center for Latino and Latina Rights and Equality was honored by the Queens Borough President and the Queens D.A. for the organization’s work educating lawyers to champion civil rights.

CUNY Law Environmental Advocates Explore Global Impact of Climate Change

October 14, 2015

International environmental leaders shared their perspectives on climate change and overconsumption.

CUNY Law Dean to Step Down in 2016 After 10 Years

October 13, 2015

Dean Michelle Anderson will step down at the end of the current academic year. She leaves a legacy of leadership at law school as it rises in rankings.

Prof. Rebecca Bratspies to Receive Environmental Award

September 18, 2015

The Eastern Queens Alliance will honor Prof. Rebecca Bratspies, for her long-standing work educating New Yorkers about urban sustainability and environmental justice.

Professor Susan Bryant and Yale Law professor Jean Koh Peters Named ‘Great Teachers’ by Society of American Law Teachers

August 21, 2015

Prof. Sue Bryant and Yale professor Jean Koh Peters will be honored by the Society of American Law Teachers for their contributions to clinical pedagogy.

Professor Jeff Kirchmeier on His New Book about the Death Penalty in America

June 17, 2015

Professor Jeff Kirchmeier answers questions about his new book Imprisoned by the Past: Warren McCleskey and the American Death Penalty.

CLEAR’s Work with Uzbek and Yemeni Communities in the US Featured in New York Times

May 28, 2015

CLEAR’s work with Uzbek immigrants who were recently questioned by law enforcement and a Yemeni-American man whose US passport was unfairly revoked was recently featured in the New York Times.

SCOTUSblog: Prof. Julie Goldscheid on EEOC Conciliation Efforts Case

May 4, 2015

Last week, SCOTUSblog featured an article by Professor Julie Goldscheid about the Supreme Court’s decision about whether courts can review and enforce the EEOC’s attempt to conciliate discrimination complaints between employers and claimants.

Do We Need a Human Right to a Healthy Environment?

April 13, 2015

In a new article, “Do We Need a Human Right to a Healthy Environment,” Professor Rebecca Bratspies writes, “Just as a healthy environment can contribute to the enjoyment of human rights, there is a growing sense that environmental degradation and climate change have ‘generally negative effects on the realization of human rights.’ Thus, there is a growing sense that the goal of realizing human rights necessarily entails protecting the environment.”

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.”

Distinguished Prof. Robson Comments on Recent Religious Freedom Laws

April 2, 2015

Professor Ruthann Robson was quoted in a recent VICE News article, “How Hobby Lobby Paved the Way for the Current Rush of Religious Freedom Laws.”

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