Recent CUNY Law grads are helping low-income New Yorkers get the Housing Court justice they deserve.
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 1L Maria Brinkmann reflects on her inspiration to attend law school.
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.
Alum Paula Segal (’11) is working to flip the switch on community access to unused city land.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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” The following is an excerpt from the graduation remarks of Somalia Samuel (’14). Samuel entered the law school through the Pipeline to Justice program.
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.
Making the world a better place increasingly requires a global perspective and global experiences.
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.
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.
I know my husband Ted would be proud and honored by the creation of the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice.
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…
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.
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.”
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 J. Goldstone, the first scholar-in- residence at the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at CUNY School of Law.