Despite the reduction in suspension in New York City’s public schools in recent years, many students facing suspensions still encounter overly punitive charges that can mean significant time out of school and lead to them falling behind severely, and possibly dropping out. Students in CUNY Law’s Student Advocacy Project (SAP) spent this recent semester working […]
During his commencement address to CUNY Law’s Class of 2016, the Honorable Jonathan Lippman urged graduates to follow their pursuit of justice. “The pursuit of justice for all is what defines our powerful and privileged profession,” Judge Lippman told the 98 graduates during the ceremony. “It is at the very heart of what it means […]
CUNY Law Dean Michelle J. Anderson named new president of Brooklyn College.
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.
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.
CUNY Law’s clinical program, Main Street Legal Services, has been advocating for underserved people in New York for three decades.
CUNY Law professor Ramzi Kassem and students in the CLEAR project participated in lawsuits leading up to a landmark settlement regarding surveillance targeting Muslims.
The OutSummit conference brought together activists to discuss rights related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and intersex issues throughout the world.
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.
CUNY School of Law, ACLU, and University of Miami School of Law Release Findings of Gender-Biased Policing Survey
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, […]
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.
International environmental leaders shared their perspectives on climate change and overconsumption.
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.
The Eastern Queens Alliance will honor Prof. Rebecca Bratspies, for her long-standing work educating New Yorkers about urban sustainability and environmental justice.
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 answers questions about his new book Imprisoned by the Past: Warren McCleskey and the American Death Penalty.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
Professor Julie Goldscheid and Sharon Stapel (’98) are recipients of the American Bar Association’s 20/20 Vision Awards.
Professor Rick Rossein recently appeared on Bloomberg Law to comment on the Supreme Court’s decision concerning pregnancy discrimination.
“Today, US courts have failed too often to acknowledge the history of racial violence.” In a new article for Oxford University Press, Professor Jeffrey Kirchmeier discusses the findings of a recent Equal Justice Initiative report, “Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror.”