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.
Although family law was once considered the domain of divorce and custody cases, recent years have seen family law attorneys and judges addressing issues connected to housing, employment, immigration, poverty and more. In this feature, our alumni, students, and faculty explore a broader view of the family law field and its impact on the legal profession and society.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.