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Faculty in Focus: McArdle on Kavanaugh’s Judicial Rhetoric

July 16, 2018

We have a nominee for the Supreme Court. Here’s what Professor Andrea McArdle, our resident expert on judicial rhetoric, wants you to know.   District of Columbia Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh, nominated earlier this week by President Trump to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, has a reputation for […]

Letter to AG Sessions: Grant Asylum for Domestic Violence Survivors

July 2, 2018

  On June 11, 2018, Attorney General Sessions issued a decision in Matter of A.B., which overturned a lower court decision and prior caselaw recognizing domestic violence survivors’ claims for asylum.   The decision disregards longstanding law, reports and studies on the dynamics and impact of intimate partner violence, and aims to make it harder […]

Office Hours with Professor Victor Goode

April 17, 2018

 If we asked you to pen your own introduction, what would you add to the “standard faculty intro” to give us the really important stuff? In many ways, I’ve been a “legal architect” throughout my career. By that I mean that I’ve helped build several important legal institutions, including the National Conference of Black Lawyers […]

Office Hours with Professor Babe Howell

March 20, 2018

Professor Babe Howell has been teaching Criminal Law, Trial Advocacy, Criminal Procedure, and Lawyering at CUNY Law for nearly nine years, work she approaches with a focus on the reality behind criminal law and our legal system – particularly the racial and class disparities. When not teaching, the self-proclaimed luddite can typically be found reading. […]

Office Hours with Professor Frank Deale

February 6, 2018

Professor Frank Deale has taught at CUNY School of Law since 1989. Prior to entering academia, he served in multiple roles at the Center for Constitutional Rights, a New York based, nonprofit legal organization committed to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This interview […]

Professor Sarah Lamdan on Her New Book about Environmental Information Access

July 20, 2017

Professor Sarah Lamdan is the author of the new book Environmental Information: Research, Access and Environmental Decisionmaking, published by the Environmental Law Institute.

CUNY Law Mourns the Loss of Professor Cicero

June 25, 2017

Professor John Cicero passed away on July 24, 2017. He taught at CUNY Law for 28 years, bringing his passion for lawyering in service of workers’ rights through organized labor alive for the thousands of students in his Labor Law and Evidence classes.

CUNY Law Celebrates the Class of 2017

May 18, 2017

At CUNY Law’s 32nd commencement held on May 12, commencement speaker Sherrilyn Ifill who leads the NAACP Legal Defense Fund urged graduates to stand up and protect public life and institutions.

Revised Settlement Enhances Protections From Discriminatory NYPD Surveillance of American Muslims

March 6, 2017

The lawsuit challenging discriminatory surveillance of Muslims in New York City, filed by CLEAR, along with partner organizations has resulted in a revised settlement that expands the independence, authority, and responsibilities of a civilian representative who will act as a check against surveillance abuses by the NYPD.

Dean Mary Lu Bilek Named One of Most Influential People in Legal Education

January 20, 2017

Dean Mary Lu Bilek has been named one of the “Most Influential People in Legal Education 2016” nationwide by National Jurist, a leading news source for law students.

HRGJ Clinic Successfully Urges U.N. to Address U.S. Policies that Harm Trafficking Victims

December 21, 2016

In partnership with the Legal Aid Society, The Human Rights and Gender Justice (HRGJ) clinic successfully urged the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Trafficking to address the harmful impact of criminalization of trafficking victims.

CUNY Law Professor’s Blog Is One of ABA Journal’s Top 100 Blawgs

December 21, 2016

Professor Ruthann Robson’s “Constitutional Law Prof Blog” was named to the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100 list for 2016.

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

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