Latest News

Check out everything that's happening at CUNY Law

General News


CUNY LAW RANKED #1 IN NATION FOR DIVERSITY

February 5, 2019

The National Jurist’s Winter 2019 Rankings Report places CUNY Law at the top of the largest ever “honor roll” for law school diversity.   “Topping our list is City University of New York School of Law. Nearly half of its students are minorities. More than one-third of its faculty is diverse. Part of CUNY Law’s mission […]

Honoring Judge Seymour Boyers

January 8, 2019

The Honorable Judge Boyers’ vision to see the creation of City’s first public law school was a founding force of CUNY Law; his distinguished and impactful life was devoted to the service of others and advancing the cause of justice. He was known not only for his fine mind but also for his unwavering honesty and […]

2018 in Review: Calling Everyone

December 29, 2018

We know transforming the law and justice is a team effort. It’s called movement-building for a reason: our work, our words, our convictions have to move hearts and minds in the direction of change. We’ve gathered some of our favorite moments of our community working towards change–together.   JUSTICE AT WORK When the crisis of immigrants, […]

2018 in Review: What We’ve Won

December 28, 2018

The past year brought a groundswell of grassroots organizing, community-led advocacy, and hard-fought victories to the forefront of national consciousness. 2018 challenged us to find new ways to show up for one another and dared us to stay focused and driven through all the noise. It’s no surprise our network of activists, organizers, advocates, and […]

There’s A New Proposed Crimes Against Humanity Treaty

September 17, 2018

There’s A New Proposed Crimes Against Humanity Treaty: But Where Are Women’s and LGBTI Rights?   CUNY Law’s Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic announces a new initiative and launches a Crimes Against Humanity Toolkit focused on promoting international gender justice.   New York—A new international treaty focusing on crimes against humanity such as massacres, […]

Letter to AG Sessions: Grant Asylum for Domestic Violence Survivors

July 2, 2018

“The A–B–. decision seeks to deny asylum for an entire class of people, even though some fleeing domestic violence may technically qualify under Sessions’ extremely narrow interpretation of the law. Dangerously, the ruling suggests that virtually all claims related to private acts of violence will not succeed. Some asylum-seekers may now be turned away before they can […]

CUNY Law Mourns the Loss of Professor Cicero

June 25, 2017

Professor John Cicero passed away on July 24, 2017. He taught at CUNY Law for 28 years, bringing his passion for lawyering in service of workers’ rights through organized labor alive for the thousands of students in his Labor Law and Evidence classes.

CUNY Law Celebrates the Class of 2017

May 18, 2017

At CUNY Law’s 32nd commencement held on May 12, commencement speaker Sherrilyn Ifill who leads the NAACP Legal Defense Fund urged graduates to stand up and protect public life and institutions.

Rights Groups Document Harms of Bigoted Muslim Ban

May 12, 2017

A briefing paper rby the CLEAR project (Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility) at CUNY School of Law in partnership with Amnesty International documents the devastating effects of the Trump administration’s Muslim ban on individuals and families hailing from the seven Muslim-majority countries targeted by the executive order.

CUNY Law Student among Law Students of the Year

March 13, 2017

David Ourlicht ’17 is one of 25 future lawyers honored in The National Jurist’s 2017 Law Students of the Year.

Revised Settlement Enhances Protections From Discriminatory NYPD Surveillance of American Muslims

March 6, 2017

The lawsuit challenging discriminatory surveillance of Muslims in New York City, filed by CLEAR, along with partner organizations has resulted in a revised settlement that expands the independence, authority, and responsibilities of a civilian representative who will act as a check against surveillance abuses by the NYPD.

Black Law Student Association (BLSA) Holds Annual February Gala

February 23, 2017

Last week, the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) held its annual fundraising gala. Tickets to the gala were sold-out for a second year in a row and ticket sales alone, raised more than $6,000.

Dean Mary Lu Bilek Named One of Most Influential People in Legal Education

January 20, 2017

Dean Mary Lu Bilek has been named one of the “Most Influential People in Legal Education 2016” nationwide by National Jurist, a leading news source for law students.

Senator George Mitchell and Judge Gabrielle Kirk McDonald Join the Sorensen Center as 2017 Scholars-in-Residence

January 11, 2017

2017 scholars-in-residence at the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice are Senator George J. Mitchell and Judge Gabrielle Kirk McDonald.

CUNY Law Professor’s Blog Is One of ABA Journal’s Top 100 Blawgs

December 21, 2016

Professor Ruthann Robson’s “Constitutional Law Prof Blog” was named to the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100 list for 2016.

Two CUNY Law Students Awarded 2017 Skadden Fellowships

December 15, 2016

Annemarie Caruso (’17) and Maggie Gribben (’17) have been awarded Skadden Fellowships for 2017.

Visiting Scholar Dr. Enrico Bonadio Joins CUNY Law

October 19, 2016

Dr. Enrico Bonadio, an intellectual property scholar from the City Law School in London, has joined CUNY Law as a visiting scholar for the Fall 2016 semester. His current research focuses on graffiti, street art and copyright law.

Welcome to Our Latest 1L Class

September 9, 2016

Our newest 1L class brings a rich and varied background to CUNY Law and their legal careers. In addition to speaking 26 languages, this class of 190 full- and part-time students has worked for such organizations as a youth mission in South Africa, Refugees and Communities of Color and the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Mary Lu Bilek Appointed New Dean of CUNY Law

June 6, 2016

Mary Lu Bilek, dean of the University of Massachusetts School of Law, named the new dean of CUNY Law.

CUNY Law Ranks #1 in the U.S. for Public Interest Jobs

May 31, 2016

CUNY School of Law tops the nation’s law schools for placing graduates in public interest jobs, according to a report in the National Law Journal.

Academic Support Conference Brings Diversity to the Fore

May 31, 2016

CUNY Law hosted the fourth annual Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE) conference, where attendees discussed best practices in their field.

Students Take on K-12 Suspensions in NYC’s Public Schools

May 25, 2016

Students in CUNY Law’s Student Advocacy Project (SAP) spent this recent semester representing students in Queens in suspension hearings.

CUNY Law Celebrates the Class of 2016

May 11, 2016

Members of CUNY Law’s 31st graduating class heard inspiring words from Hon. Jonathan Lippman, Prof. Shirley Lung and Marc Ramirez (’16) at their commencement.

Dean Michelle J. Anderson Named President of Brooklyn College

May 2, 2016

CUNY Law Dean Michelle J. Anderson named new president of Brooklyn College.

HRGJ Event Tackles Life as Woman and LGBT Person in Iraq Under ISIS

May 2, 2016

Speakers from human rights organizations working in Iraq came together for a recent HRGJ discussion on life in that country as a woman or LGBT person.

The City University of
New York School of Law

2 Court Square
Long Island City, NY 11101-4356
Phone: 718-340-4200
Content may not be reproduced without permission.