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Seeking Housing Justice

February 1, 2016

Recent CUNY Law grads are helping low-income New Yorkers get the Housing Court justice they deserve.

Angelo Pinto (’08): Fighting for Incarcerated Youth

February 1, 2016

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.

Advocating for Every Child’s Right to Learn

February 1, 2016

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): Seeking Gender Equality Through the World’s Courts

February 1, 2016

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.

Serving up Food Justice at School

February 1, 2016

CUNY Law 1L Maria Brinkmann reflects on her inspiration to attend law school.

Looking Back: 30 years of CUNY Law’s Clinical Program

February 1, 2016

CUNY Law’s clinical program, Main Street Legal Services, has been advocating for underserved people in New York for three decades.

The Path to Equality

February 1, 2016

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.

Student Innovators Bring Justice Behind Bars

February 1, 2016

Three CUNY Law students, all 3Ls, are working to make a difference for inmates who believe they have been treated unfairly.

Community Power Growing in a Garden

February 1, 2016

Alum Paula Segal (’11) is working to flip the switch on community access to unused city land.

Fighting for Transgender Equality & Justice

February 1, 2016

CUNY Law alumni have taken up the fight in cities across the country on transgender rights issues — what many have called this century’s civil rights struggle.

Addressing Access to Justice in New York

January 1, 2015

CUNY Law hosted the third annual Conference on Access to Justice, which is part of the Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services in New York created by New York Court of Appeals Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman.

CED Clinic Organizes Inaugural NYC Worker Cooperative Conference

January 1, 2015

Under the leadership of Professor Carmen Huertas-Noble, the Community and Economic Development (CED) Clinic organized and hosted the first New York City Worker Cooperative Conference at CUNY Law.

CUNY Law Launches Part-Time Program

January 1, 2015

Next fall, CUNY School of Law, New York City’s only public law school, will realize a long-held dream: a part-time J.D. program.

Local is Global

January 1, 2015

As New York City’s only public law school, CUNY School of Law prepares students to practice “law in the service of human needs.” Whether serving as staff attorneys at legal assistance organizations, judges, or proprietors of small
law firms serving communities in need, CUNY Law alums continue to make a profound impact.

‘The Role I Want to Play’

January 1, 2015

“The Role I Want to Play” The following is an excerpt from the graduation remarks of Somalia Samuel (’14). Samuel entered the law school through the Pipeline to Justice program.


VAWA at 20: What’s Next?

January 1, 2015

Twenty years ago, a historic moment occurred in our efforts as a nation to address intimate partner and gender violence.
In 1994, President Bill Clinton signed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) into law, and since then, the rate of intimate partner violence has dropped dramatically—67 percent between 1993 and 2010, government figures show.


From Local to Global…in Action

January 1, 2015

Making the world a better place increasingly requires a global perspective and global experiences.

Brad Parker (’10) Defending the Rights of Palestinian Children

January 1, 2015

For Brad Parker (’10), one of the defining moments at Defense for Children International (DCI)–Palestine can be summed up by a piece of video footage that his organization obtained from a security camera in Ramallah. It shows Israeli soldiers shooting and killing two Palestinian teenagers taking part in a demonstration.


A Conversation with Justice Richard J. Goldstone

January 1, 2015

Justice Richard J. Goldstone is the first scholar-in-residence at the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at CUNY School of Law. Camille Massey, the center’s founding executive director, joined Goldstone in a conversation about the role he played in the transition from apartheid South Africa to democracy, and other topics.


In Pursuit of Peace and Justice for All

January 1, 2015

I know my husband Ted would be proud and honored by the creation of the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice.


Bryan Hoben (’15) on International Human Rights

January 1, 2015

One August afternoon, I sat on the floor of the law office in downtown Sana’a, Yemen, where I’d been working in the summer before starting law school…

Golnaz Fakhimi (’11) Fighting for Human Rights at Home and Overseas

January 1, 2015

For Golnaz Fakhimi (’11), international human rights work started at CUNY Law. As a student in the Immigrant & Non-Citizen Rights Clinic (INRC), she advocated on behalf of prisoners in U.S. military custody at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan.


Who Was Ted Sorensen?

January 1, 2015

Born in Nebraska to a Unitarian family, Theodore C. Sorensen registered for noncombatant service as a conscientious objector when he turned 18. On his application, he identified himself as a “peace maker.”

CUNY Law Launches Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice

January 1, 2015

If you look at the lineup for the official launch of the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at CUNY School of Law, you know it’s off to an auspicious start. After all, it’s not every day that former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan visits a law school to open a center and Grammy Award–winning artist and activist Alicia Keys offers a surprise performance for the celebration.

Meet Justice Richard Goldstone

January 1, 2015

Meet Justice Richard J. Goldstone, the first scholar-in- residence at the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at CUNY School of Law.

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