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Elder Law Clinic: Students’ Perspectives

January 1, 2015

Third-year Elder Law Clinic students Carolyn Fakury, Mary Elizabeth Murray, and Katie Redmon, along with Nora Moran, a social work intern from Hunter College, discuss the clinic and what inspired them to become lawyers.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Equal Justice Works Fellowships Awarded to CUNY Law Alumni

April 14, 2014

Eugene Chen (’13), Rage M. Kidvai (’14), and Molly Coe (’14) were each awarded a two-year Equal Justice Works fellowship, to begin in September.

Rage Kidvai,CUNY School of Law graduate, class of ’14

In Support of Lifelong Learning

April 14, 2014

While teaching in a junior high school in the 1960s, I met and became close with several students and mothers who were victims of domestic abuse. Trying to help, I referred them to the police. The police did not take the problem seriously and often let the abusers, once sufficiently calmed, go back home. The injustice of this struck a chord with me, and that’s when the idea of becoming a lawyer first took hold.

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From the Field: Alex MacDougall (’14) on Family Law

April 14, 2014

Last fall, Alex MacDougall (’14) participated in the Family Law Concentration, led by Professor Ann Cammett. As part of the concentration, MacDougall interned at CONNECT, which seeks to create safe families and peaceful communities through legal empowerment, grassroots mobilization, and transformative education. These are her reflections on that experience.

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Lucas Cuéllar (’14) Sparking a Passion for Family Law(’14)

April 14, 2014

It’s not every day that you have the opportunity to work on a bill for the New York State Legislature, but that’s exactly what Lucas Cuéllar (’14) did during his internship in the summer of 2013 at the Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn. Working under supervising attorney Emily Ruben on a number of projects, Cuéllar helped draft a bill proposal to the State Legislature to increase and standardize spousal support.

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Dalourny Nemorin (’14) Defending Youth in Family Court (’14)

April 14, 2014

While rummaging through her bag last spring, Dalourny Nemorin (’14) came across a business card she had received about a year before from New York City Family Court’s chief administrative judge, Edwina Richardson-Mendelson (’88). As a first-year student, Nemorin had met the judge at an awards luncheon, after winning a scholarship from the Association of Black Women Attorneys.

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Reflections From the Legal Academy

April 14, 2014

In October 2013, I delivered a keynote lecture at the Association for Canadian Clinical Legal Education Conference on the critique and reform of legal education in the United States. It is a topic on the minds of many law school deans lately.

Thoughts on the changing legal profession and its impact on law schools

Creating a Legal Framework for Union Co-ops

April 14, 2014

Building a movement of economic justice. That’s a big goal for CUNY Law’s Community & Economic Development Clinic (CEDC) and the clients in its worker cooperative docket.

From left: John Whitlow, Carmen Huertas–Noble, Andrew Long (’14) and Chris Adams (’14)

New Report Released on Remedies for Criminalized Trafficking Victims

April 14, 2014

Women who are trafficked into the sex industry face the added threat of criminal prosecution for acts they were forced to commit. Resulting criminal convictions can continue to haunt trafficking survivors, preventing them from rebuilding their lives.

Participants in the February Public Square event, from left: John Temple, New York County District Attorney’s Office Human Trafficking Program; Suzannah Phillips, IWHR Clinic; The Hon. Toko Serita (’89), Queens County Human Trafficking Intervention Court; Sienna Baskin (’07), Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center; Kate Mogulescu, Trafficking Victims Advocacy Project at the Legal Aid Society; and Cindy Soohoo, IWHR clinic.

CUNY Law Welcomes Melanie Hart to CLRN

April 14, 2014

“Hi, I’m Melanie Hart,” says the new director of the Community Legal Resource Network (CLRN) and External Affairs with a firm handshake, a broad smile, and seemingly boundless energy. We’re meeting in her office with an expanse of Queens as the backdrop. Hart comes to CUNY Law with a lifelong commitment to public service.

Melanie Hart

The City University of
New York School of Law

2 Court Square
Long Island City, NY 11101-4356
Phone: 718-340-4200
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