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Judge Jenny Rivera Speaks on Her Experiences at the Court of Appeals

January 7, 2014

Judge Jenny Rivera, a former professor at CUNY School of Law, who was appointed to the New York State Court of Appeals last February, was recently interviewed by the New York Law Journal about her experiences on the court so far and her journey to the bench. Read the full New York Law Journal interview […]

Rally on Subway Noise at Elementary School Includes Prof. Bratspies, Local Leaders

December 18, 2013

Yesterday, parents and local leaders held a rally at PS85 in Astoria, Queens, to draw attention to the noise that the nearby subway makes each time it travels past the school, affecting students’ learning and health. Professor Rebecca Bratspies and student fellows with CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) have been working with […]

Distinguished Prof. Ruthann Robson Discusses the Legal Policing of Women’s Headscarves

December 17, 2013

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discusses the legal policing of women’s headscarves on WOMEN=BOOKS, the blog of Women’s Review of Books. She writes, A preoccupation with a woman’s underlying rationale for wearing a headscarf accords with many legal doctrines, but it should alarm us as feminists. Whenever the law seeks to apportion rights to women based […]

Update on Subway Noise at PS 85

December 16, 2013

Professor Rebecca Bratspies and student fellows with CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) have been working with parents at PS85 in Astoria, Queens, to address noise from nearby subway tracks that is affecting students’ learning and health.

Prof. Borgmann Weighs In on Supreme Court Justices Conducting Internet Research

December 9, 2013

Professor Caitlin Borgmann was interviewed on Legalese It!, a HuffPost Live program covering the top legal stories on Friday, December 6. Professor Borgmann weighed in on the issue of Supreme Court Justices doing their own internet research to find facts not contained in the trial record. The discussion of this issue starts 12 minutes and […]

Professor Borgmann Delivers Keynote Address on the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

December 6, 2013

Recently, Washington and Lee University School of Law hosted the symposium “Roe at 40 – The Controversy Continues”. Professor Caitlin Borgmann delivered a keynote address, offering a pro-choice perspective. Watch Professor Borgmann’s presentation “Untying the Moral Knot of the Abortion”. Professor Borgmann has litigated reproductive rights cases and has also spoken and written widely about reproductive […]

Center for Urban Environmental Reform Tackles Subway Noise at PS 85 in Queens

December 4, 2013

Professor Rebecca Bratspies and student fellows with CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) have been working closely with parents at PS85 in Astoria, Queens, to address noise from nearby subway tracks that is affecting students’ learning and health.

Prof. Julie Goldscheid Article on Constitutional and Social Problems of Violence Against “Women” Featured as Daily Read

November 25, 2013

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. In recognition of this day, Professor Julie Goldscheid’s forthcoming article, “Gender Neutrality, the ‘Violence Against Women’ Frame, and Transformative Reform,” is featured as the daily read on the Constitutional Law Prof Blog.

Prof. Siegel says Marcos Aide Conviction Means the Heat is Never Off for Confederates of Corrupt Dictators

November 25, 2013

Professor Franklin Siegel, who litigated to recover assets Ferdinand Marcos stole from the Philippine people, observed that New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s trial team and won a notable victory with the conviction last week of Vilma Bautista, the longtime personal confidante and personal secretary to former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos. “District Attorney […]

Arastu Named to Public Advocate-elect Letitia James Transition Committee

November 25, 2013

Clinical Law Professor Nermeen Arastu was selected to serve on Public Advocate-elect Letitia “Tish” James’ transition team.