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 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).
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 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.”
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 Caitlin Borgmann’s op-ed “Rulings Illuminate Abortion Standard” was published in the National Law Journal this week.
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.
Professor Merrick Rossein was consulted for a Refinery 29 article about the classification of fashion models as independent contractors, which leaves them unprotected from on-the-job sexual harassment.
The IWHR Clinic and other advocates submitted a report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) describing how racial disparities in the U.S. criminal justice system are the most extreme in the treatment of youth. Last week, the Committee called on the US government to meet international human rights standards by halting prosecution of youth in adult courts and ending the imprisonment of youth in adult facilities.
“For the past 20 years, New Yorkers have heard only one note about criminal justice, the city is safer than ever. Nothing was said and no questions were raised about who was arrested, for what, or what happened to them after arrest. Recent revelations, however, sound cause for alarm. Underneath the surface of the ‘safest large city in the world’ patina is a criminal justice system in crisis.”