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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.

Madeleine Reese Receives Dean’s Justice Award

April 14, 2014

The spirit of the late CUNY Law professor Rhonda Copelon was palpable at a recent Public Square event honoring international women’s rights advocate Madeleine Rees.

CUNY Law Impact: Tracy Welsh

December 18, 2013

A career as an AIDS advocate began nearly two decades ago for Tracy L. Welsh (’91) when she joined the legal team at Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) as a staff attorney. “In the early years, a lot of my work focused on defending the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS in family cases, housing […]

CUNY Law Impact: Ignacio Jaureguilorda

December 17, 2013

Ignacio Jaureguilorda (’02) went right to work in the HIV/AIDS field in his first job out of law school. He secured a staff attorney position at the AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC) in 2002.

Making a Mark in Housing Court

December 16, 2013

This fall’s newest group of LaunchPad for Justice fellows are already beginning to leave their mark in New York’s housing court.

Strengthening Women’s Rights In Haiti

December 16, 2013

Catching up with globe-trotting CUNY Law Professor Lisa Davis (’08) can be a challenge, especially when she’s tracking the progress of long-term projects taken on by the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic (IWHR) and her students.

Fighting Surveillance of American Muslims: The CLEAR Project

December 16, 2013

Imagine you’re about to walk out of your home to head to work. But as you open the door, you see someone waiting for you who claims to be a law enforcement agent.

Accolades for Teaching

December 16, 2013

When the authors of What the Best Law Teachers Do (Harvard University Press, 2013) selected CUNY School of Law’s own Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson for inclusion in their new book, they had to do their homework.

Live in the Public Square

December 16, 2013

This fall CUNY Law launched Public Square Live, a new series of public programs that explore the intersection of law and social justice.

David Everett Elected Judge

December 16, 2013

Longtime CUNY Law Board of Visitors member and donor David F. Everett was elected county court judge in Westchester County, New York.

Righting Wrongs at CUNY Law: New Approaches to Student Recruitment

December 16, 2013

Nationwide, law school applications are down almost 40 percent since 2010, according to the Law School Admission Council, in part because of the criticism of law schools.

Rebecca Seawright: “There’s Work to Do”

December 16, 2013

Moving through New York’s legal and social justice communities, we see the impact of CUNY School of Law everywhere.

Giving Thanks

December 16, 2013

President Calvin Coolidge believed that “no person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward
for what he gave.”

CUNY Law Impact: Sina Choi

December 16, 2013

As a staff attorney at Housing Works, an organization that battles AIDS and homelessness, Sina Choi (’08) is on the frontlines assisting people living with HIV/AIDS.

CUNY Law Impact: Jessica Reed

December 12, 2013

Wander the hallways of Bronx Housing Court, and you might just catch Jessica Reed (’07) shouting out the name of a law firm, trying to locate a landlord’s opposing counsel before locking into battle, and advocating for her client.

CUNY Law Impact: Pavita Krishnaswamy

December 11, 2013

Since graduating from CUNY Law School, Pavita Krishnaswamy (’02) has had a long-lived, 11-year tenure at the same organization: South Brooklyn Legal Services, a program of Legal Services NYC.

CUNY Law Impact: Odella Woodson

December 10, 2013

Protecting the rights of clients who are HIV-positive or who have AIDS is something Odella Woodson (’03) has done for about a decade, representing them in housing court or family court.

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