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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.

Prof. Caitlin Borgmann on Arizona Attempt to Deny Medicaid to Clinics Providing Abortions

November 22, 2013

Professor Caitlin Borgmann spoke to the American Prospect today about Arizona’s attempt to get the Supreme Court to reinstate its denial of Medicaid funding for reproductive health services, like cancer and STD screenings and contraception, to any provider that also provides privately funded abortions.

Prof. Caitlin Borgmann on Albuquerque’s Upcoming Abortion Ballot Initiative

November 18, 2013

Professor Caitlin Borgmann spoke to the American Prospect today about Albuquerque’s upcoming abortion ballot initiative.

Distinguished Prof. Ruthann Robson on Supreme Court Decision in FISA Case

November 18, 2013

A Huffington Post article about the Supreme Court’s decision in the EPIC case cites Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson.

Dean Michelle Anderson in Wall Street Journal on Alternatives to ‘Big Law’ Jobs

November 15, 2013

CUNY School of Law Dean Michelle J. Anderson spoke with the Wall Street Journal about a new report from the New York City Bar Association’s Task Force on New Lawyers in a Changing Profession, where she is chair of the Committee on Unmet Legal Needs.

Prof. White on Settlement of Supreme Court Discrimination Case

November 14, 2013

In a post for Credit Slips, Professor Alan White discusses the settlement of a pending case before the Supreme Court.

Prof. Bratspies on NYC Sanitation Workers, Sustainable Cities, and the Value of Knowledge

November 14, 2013

Professor Rebecca Bratspies blogged for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Action in Justice blog about trash and the importance of sanitation workers in creating a more sustainable New York City.

Prof. Caitlin Borgmann on Abortion Cases Headed to Supreme Court

November 13, 2013

Professor Caitlin Borgmann spoke to USATODAY about the steady stream of abortion cases that are headed toward the U.S. Supreme Court.

Prof. Caitlin Borgmann on Texas Abortion Law Legal Challenges

November 13, 2013

Professor Caitlin Borgmann spoke to the New Republic about Texas’s new abortion law and possible legal challenges.

Distinguished Prof. Ruthann Robson Discusses the Right to Wear Confederate Flag

November 12, 2013

A piece from Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson is featured on the London School of Economics blog.

CUNY Law Professor Awarded National Fellowship

November 12, 2013

Professor Rebecca Bratspies has been named an Audubon and Toyota TogetherGreen Fellow for 2013–2014. As a fellow, she will receive a $10,000 grant to help support an innovative community-based conservation project and an opportunity to network with other committed leaders.

JURIST: Distinguished Prof. Robson on the Affordable Care Act and Contraception Mandate

November 5, 2013

In a column for JURIST, Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discusses the Affordable Care Act and on the contraceptive mandate challenges by corporations.

Nermeen Arastu, Ann Cammett (’00), and Sofia Yakren Join CUNY Law Faculty

November 1, 2013

CUNY School of Law welcomed three new members to its faculty this fall: Nermeen Arastu, Ann Cammett, and Sofia Yakren.

The Nation: Diala Shamas on FBI Surveillance of Muslims

November 1, 2013

In The Nation magazine, Diala Shamas discusses the similarities between the surveillance on American Muslims by both the New York Police Department and the FBI.

NY Times and Daily News Quote Adj. Prof Jonathan Moore on Appeals Court Stay of Historic Judgement

November 1, 2013

The New York Times and the New York Daily News front page coverage both quote CUNY Law Adjunct Professor Jonathan Moore concerning a federal appeals court stay of an historic ruling enjoining the New  York Police Department from conducting unconstitutional stops of minority New Yorkers. The appeals court stayed the judgment pending hearing of the city’s appeal.  Prof. Moore is one of […]

Distinguished Prof. Ruthann Robson on Second Circuit Decision to Stay Stop and Frisk Opinion

October 31, 2013

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discusses the opinion from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on the recent stop and frisk decisions.

Suzannah Phillips Presents on Human Trafficking at the United Nations

October 25, 2013

Suzannah Phillips, fellow with the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic at CUNY Law, was invited to present at a Global Consultation on the Right to an Effective Remedy for Trafficked Persons hosted by the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Trafficking at the United Nations on October 24.

Profs. Howell and Smith Futrell on Impact of Stop & Frisk

October 18, 2013

Professors Babe Howell and Nicole Smith Futrell discuss the impact of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practice on “Inside Out”.

Prof. Robson Op-Ed for National Law Journal: “High Fashion or Religious Fervor?”

October 15, 2013

“High Fashion or Religious Fervor? Headwear Laws Fraught With Trouble” is Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson’s latest op-ed piece in the National Law Journal.

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