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Professor Zeidman Urges City Not to Defund the Bronx Defenders

February 10, 2015

Professor Steve Zeidman is one of the signatories of a recent letter to the New York Times urging the city not to heed calls to defund the Bronx Defenders, after two staff attorneys appeared in an anti-police rap video with violent tone.

Professor Zeidman Responds to Supporters of ‘Broken Windows’ Policing

February 6, 2015

Professor Steve Zeidman argues against ‘broken windows’ policing in a published editorial, pointing out the toll that it takes on people of color, communities and the general public.

Professor Zeidman Comments on Police Dragnets

January 30, 2015

Professor Steve Zeidman recently commented on the San Diego Police Department’s practice of reviewing available information to determine which ex-inmates are “prolific offenders” and setting up dragnets in public places they might pass through.

Prof. Rossein on Title IX and Sexual Harassment Policies

January 6, 2015

Professor Rick Rossein recently appeared on “Bloomberg Law” to discuss the Education Department’s finding that Harvard Law School was in violation of Title IX for its failure to respond adequately to sexual assault reports.

Prof. Ruthann Robson on SCOTUS and Racism

January 5, 2015

Professor Ruthann Robson wrote an op-ed for the National Law Journal about the role of the U.S. Supreme court in creating “a culture that ignores racism unless it is the product of a particular individual with a bad motive.”

Prof. Goode on Harnessing Capitalism for the Public Good

December 22, 2014

Professor Victor Goode’s letter in a response to an editorial in the New York Times was published. He considers the ethics of wealth.

Prof. Steve Zeidman on Problems with Broken Windows Policing

December 9, 2014

In the wake of the Eric Garner decision, Professor Steve Zeidman has spoken out on the problems with broken windows policing and the need for a 21st-century approach to policing.

Prof. Zeidman on Why Prosecutors Should Keep Healthy Distance from Police

December 5, 2014

Professor Steve Zeidman spoke to the New York Times about the need for checks when compiling databases for “smart prosecutions” and on why prosecutors should keep a healthy distance from police.

Prof. Davis Testifies Before Congressional Human Rights Commission on Aid Delivery in Haiti

December 4, 2014

Yesterday, Professor Lisa Davis testified before Congress at a hearing organized by the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on aid delivery and development strategies for long-term capacity building in Haiti.

Prof. Borgmann on the Use of TRAP Laws to Target Abortion Providers

December 1, 2014

Professor Caitlin Borgmann wrote the lead op-ed in today’s Los Angeles Times about the threat of targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP laws) to abortion facilities.

Prof. Cox to NPR on CIA Plan to Destroy Some of Its Email

November 25, 2014

Professor Douglas Cox spoke to NPR about the CIA’s proposed plan to revamp its email retention policy. The revision would destroy all messages within three years of an employee leaving the agency, with the exception of the agency’s top 22 officials.

Prof. Borgmann on How Shoddy Facts Wind Up in Court

November 25, 2014

Professor Caitlin Borgmann spoke to RH Reality Check about how less-than-sound facts from legislative testimony wind up in front of judges.

Prof. Kassem on Why Prisoners Cleared for Release Are Still in Guantánamo

November 19, 2014

Vice featured a column by Professor Ramzi Kassem that discussed why the majority of the 148 prisoners remaining at Guantánamo Bay who have been cleared for release by the US government have not been released.

Prof. Cox on CIA Plan to Destroy Email Records

November 19, 2014

Professor Douglas Cox discussed a plan put forward by the CIA to destroy email records of some of its staff. Citing a past incident when the CIA destroyed interrogation videos of some Guantanamo detainees, Cox said in a letter to the National Archives and Records Administration “The archivist must not allow this history to repeat itself.”

Prof. Goode on Upcoming SCOTUS Redistricting Case

November 19, 2014

Professor Victor Goode spoke to Colorlines about the upcoming Supreme Court case about redistricting in Alabama.

Prof. Rick Rossein on Increase in Racial Harassment Claims

November 10, 2014

Professor Rick Rossein appeared on Arise News last week, discussing why more workers seem to be filing lawsuits against employers with claims of racial harassment in the workplace.

Prof. Robson on the NSA Metadata Spying Appeal

November 5, 2014

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson was recently quoted in an Ars Technica article, “A top appeals court to hear why NSA metadata spying should stay or go”.

Professor Borgmann on the Status of Abortion Access in Texas

October 16, 2014

Professor Caitlin Borgmann contributed her expertise to a New York Times article “Texas Abortion Clinics to Reopen Despite a Future in Legal Limbo”.

Prof. Robson on Supreme Court Case on Prisoner’s Religious Beard

October 14, 2014

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discussed the oral arguments in the Supreme Court regarding a ban on facial hair for incarcerated individuals in a recent op-ed in The Guardian and on Bloomberg Radio.

Dean Michelle Anderson Attends LSC Anniversary Event to Discuss Increasing Access to Justice

October 8, 2014

Dean Michelle Anderson joined Congressman Jerry Nadler, CBS Vice Chair Shari Redstone and other law school deans in a discussion about ways to increase pro bono services and access to justice. The conversation took place on October 7 at an event marking the 40th anniversary of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC).

CED Clinic Organizes Inaugural NYC Worker Cooperative Conference

September 30, 2014

The Community and Economic Development (CED) Clinic and the New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives organized and hosted the first New York City Worker Cooperative Conference in June at CUNY Law.

Distinguished Professor Robson on School Dress Codes in the Guardian

September 25, 2014

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson commented on the spate of revolts against school dress codes in a recent Guardian article “Students protest ‘slut shaming’ high school dress codes with mass walkouts.”

Justice Richard J. Goldstone Named Inaugural Scholar-in-Residence at Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at CUNY Law School

September 22, 2014

Former South African Constitutional Court Justice Richard J. Goldstone, J.D., has joined the newly established Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice as its inaugural scholar-in-residence for the fall semester.

Professor Borgmann on the “Undue-Burden” Abortion Standard in the National Law Journal

September 12, 2014

Professor Caitlin Borgmann’s op-ed “Rulings Illuminate Abortion Standard” was published in the National Law Journal this week.

INRC Client Released from Bagram and Reunited with His Family

September 11, 2014

Under the leadership of Professor Ramzi Kassem, multiple generations of CUNY Law students in the Immigrant and Non-Citizen Rights Clinic (INRC) have represented Amin al-Bakri, a Yemeni national imprisoned by the U.S. military for over a decade without charge. In late August, Mr. al-Bakri was finally released and reunited in his family in Yemen.

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