During his commencement address to CUNY Law’s Class of 2016, the Honorable Jonathan Lippman urged graduates to follow their pursuit of justice. “The pursuit of justice for all is what defines our powerful and privileged profession,” Judge Lippman told the 98 graduates during the ceremony. “It is at the very heart of what it means […]
CUNY Law Dean Michelle J. Anderson named new president of Brooklyn College.
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.
Staff from the HRGJ clinic traveled to Iraq to train local groups on advocating for women’s and LGBT rights in Iraq and to develop recommendations for human rights advocacy.
The Honorable Jonathan Lippman will address graduates during CUNY Law’s 31st commencement ceremony and receive an honorary degree.
More than 100 people attended CUNY Law Review’s recent half-day symposium to engage in discussions of how family defense can be enhanced.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke before a standing-room only crowd at CUNY Law on Friday for a conversation with Judge Rosemary Barkett, scholar-in-residence at CUNY Law’s Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice.
CUNY Law ranked #3 in the nation for its forward-thinking clinical training program for the second year in a row.
CUNY Law and City College’s Colin Powell School’s new joint degree program will enhance the training of lawyers entering the field of international law.
Cesar Vargas (’11) was sworn in today to practice law, culminating his four-year quest to join the New York Bar, despite his undocumented status.
Angelo Pinto (’08) is campaigning for the increase the age of criminal responsibility in New York and striving to ensure that teens are not housed in adult jails or prisons.
Regina Skyer (’91), Jennifer Frankola (’07), Norma Francullo (’95) and Ruth Lowenkron (’86) are empowering parents and students in special education law.
Blakeley Decktor (’12) is seeking gender equality on a global scale, through her work with Women’s Link Worldwide, an international girls’ and women’s rights NGO.
CUNY Law’s clinical program, Main Street Legal Services, has been advocating for underserved people in New York for three decades.
From his vantage point as a public defender, Michael Oppenheimer (’06) reflects on the fight for equality and what it means for him, his family and his community.
Three CUNY Law students, all 3Ls, are working to make a difference for inmates who believe they have been treated unfairly.
The Triangle Shirtwaist fire tragedy of 1911 still has important lessons to teach us today about garment worker conditions.
CUNY Law professor Ramzi Kassem and students in the CLEAR project participated in lawsuits leading up to a landmark settlement regarding surveillance targeting Muslims.
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer spoke to students, faculty, donors, and supporters of the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice.
The OutSummit conference brought together activists to discuss rights related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and intersex issues throughout the world.
The faculty and students working at the intersection of constitutional rights and counterterrorism policies had a precedent setting victory, with the reinstatement of a client’s unfairly revoked passport.
CUNY School of Law, ACLU, and University of Miami School of Law Release Findings of Gender-Biased Policing Survey
CUNY School of Law recently announced an 81.2 percent pass rate by its graduates taking the New York State bar exam for the first time in July 2015. CUNY Law’s pass rate rose solidly from the previous year’s 77 percent rate. The Law School’s passage rate places it seventh among the state’s 15 law schools, […]
Judge Rosemary Barkett has joined the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice as the scholar-in-residence for the 2016-2016 academic year.
The Center for Latino and Latina Rights and Equality was honored by the Queens Borough President and the Queens D.A. for the organization’s work educating lawyers to champion civil rights.