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Public Square Live Event Revisits the Black Panther Movement

September 10, 2015

Five civil rights leaders and long-time activists recounted numerous personal and powerful stories of the Black Panther Movement and its importance to civil rights and black empowerment, before a full house at CUNY Law.

Second Circuit Court of Appeals Hears Oral Arguments at CUNY Law

September 3, 2015

Chief Judge Robert Katzmann was joined by Judge Raymond Lohier and Judge Peter Hall. The judges heard five cases that covered a broad range of legal issues and then answered questions from students.

Second Circuit Court of Appeals to Hear Arguments at CUNY Law on Sept. 3

August 25, 2015

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will be sitting at CUNY School of Law on September 3, 2015. The Court will hear oral arguments in six cases beginning at 10:30am.

CUNY Law Reflects on Julian Bond’s Legacy

August 17, 2015

CUNY Law celebrates the legacy of civil rights leader Julian Bond, who spoke at the 2011 commencement and received an honorary degree.

Professor Jeff Kirchmeier on His New Book about the Death Penalty in America

June 17, 2015

Professor Jeff Kirchmeier answers questions about his new book Imprisoned by the Past: Warren McCleskey and the American Death Penalty.

Sorensen Center Launches New Fellowship Program: Six CUNY Law School Students Selected for Inaugural Class

May 28, 2015

The Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at the City University of New York School of Law has named six students in the inaugural class of Sorensen Center Fellows. The Fellowships aim to equip students with international experience and expertise to become leaders in the field.

CLORE Co-Hosts Policy Breakfast on Mayoral Control of NYC Public Schools

March 20, 2015

The Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE) recently co-hosted a policy breakfast addressing mayoral control of NYC public schools with Public Advocate Letitia James.

CUNY Law and Sorensen Center Host Women Confronting ISIS Symposium

March 16, 2015

The Women Confronting ISIS symposium, held at CUNY Law on March 6, provided an opportunity for people concerned about the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and its impact of women to come together and strategize about responses to this human rights crisis.

CUNY Law Ranked 33rd Best Law School in Nation

December 4, 2014

A new article from Business Insider ranks CUNY School of Law the 33rd best law school in America. Among law schools in New York, CUNY places 3rd, behind Columbia and NYU.

Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice Launched at CUNY Law School with Kofi Annan as Keynote Speaker

October 29, 2014

Kofi Annan, former secretary general of the United Nations, spoke to a full house at the launch of CUNY Law’s new Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice on October 27. Ted Sorensen was a long-time close advisor and speechwriter to President John F. Kennedy.

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.

CUNY Law Receives National Diversity Award for 2nd Year in a Row

September 24, 2014

City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law has been named a recipient of the annual Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. This is the second year CUNY School of Law has been named as a HEED Award recipient.

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.

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.

CUNY School of Law Announces New Part-Time J.D. Program

September 3, 2014

The nationally recognized City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law has announced the creation of a new part-time Juris Doctor program which will allow students to pursue a legal education over four years.

2014 CUNY School of Law Commencement [Photos + Video]

July 7, 2014

More than 140 CUNY School of Law students received their Juris Doctor degrees at the May 16 graduation ceremony.

Public Square LIVE: Diversity and Inclusion featuring Dr. Evelyn Hu-Dehart

July 7, 2014

The panel discussion explored the legal and social aspects of affirmative action, how it has evolved over time, and how best to conceptualize the work of equality in the future.

Dean Anderson Receives 2014 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award from the NYC Bar

June 26, 2014

Dean Michelle J. Anderson is the recipient of the 2014 Diversity & Champion Inclusion Champion Award from the New York City Bar Association.

Advocates Release Report on Violations of Women’s Human Rights in Syria

June 3, 2014

CUNY School of Law, MADRE and a coalition of international and Syrian women’s human rights groups have released a report on women’s human rights violations in Syria before and during the current war.

CUNY School of Law Presents Special Panel on Diversity and Inclusion

April 14, 2014

The City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law will present “Diversity & Inclusion: Opportunities and Challenges in the Age of Globalization” featuring Brown University Professor Evelyn Hu-Dehart, on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

U.N. Criticizes U.S. for Incarcerating Youth in Adult Jails and Prisons

March 27, 2014

Thursday, the U.N. Human Rights Committee (“Committee”) criticized a broad range of U.S. laws and policies that treat youth under 18 as adults in the criminal justice system. “The Human Rights Committee’s statements reflect international consensus and a common sense understanding that youth are different than adults and that subjecting them to adult criminal punishments is a human rights violation,” says Cindy Soohoo, director of the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic (IWHR) at the City University of New York School of Law.

U.N. Condemns Criminalization of Trafficking Victims as a Human Rights Violation

March 27, 2014

Today, the U.N. Human Rights Committee urged that the U.S. end the prosecution of human trafficking victims for crimes that they are forced to commit. The Committee expressed concern that victims of sex trafficking are arrested and convicted for prostitution and related offenses, and recognized that there is insufficient identification of trafficking victims. The Committee urged […]

New Report on Syrian Women & the Peace Process

March 21, 2014

To mark the three-year anniversary of the uprising in Syria, the International Women’s Human Rights Law Clinic at the City University of New York School of Law (IWHR), MADRE, and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) have released a report detailing the egregious pattern of sexual violence Syrian women face in the war on Syrian women’s exclusion from high-level peace negotiations.

Father of Environmental Justice Discusses Environmental Injustice at CUNY Law

March 20, 2014

Dr. Robert Bullard, dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University, will join Anna Sale, WNYC host and reporter, and CUNY Law Professor Rebecca Bratspies in a discussion of environmental justice and the future of the field as income inequality continues to grow and climate change places increasing demand on limited resources.

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