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.
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.
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 celebrates the legacy of civil rights leader Julian Bond, who spoke at the 2011 commencement and received an honorary degree.
Professor Jeff Kirchmeier answers questions about his new book Imprisoned by the Past: Warren McCleskey and the American Death Penalty.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More than 140 CUNY School of Law students received their Juris Doctor degrees at the May 16 graduation ceremony.
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 Michelle J. Anderson is the recipient of the 2014 Diversity & Champion Inclusion Champion Award from the New York City Bar Association.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.