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Appellate Courts and the Question of Social Facts

May 1, 2013

A condensed introduction to Professor Caitlin Borgmann’s article “Appellate Review of Social Facts in Constitutional Rights Cases.”

Beginning a CUNY Law Legacy

May 1, 2013

Three decades is ample time for a legacy to develop. Consider the Cabans at CUNY Law. Osvaldo Caban got his J.D. in 1987, the second graduating class; his daughter, Celina, is on track to graduate in 2014.

Protecting the Rights of the Vulnerable: Elder Law Clinic

May 1, 2013

The Elder Law Clinic helps protect the rights of vulnerable people who may not be able to make decisions for themselves.

Lynn Lu: Defending Access to Public Benefits

May 1, 2013

In her first year at CUNY Law, Clinical Law Professor Lynn Lu has enjoyed teaching the lawyering seminar to first-year students in the fall; this semester, she’s co-teaching the Economic Justice Project (EJP) with EJP founder Professor Stephen Loffredo.

Alex Berrio Matamoros: Enhancing Research with Technology

May 1, 2013

“I’m the librarian with probably the fewest books on my bookshelf,” said Alex Berrio Matamoros, the new emerging technologies librarian and library associate professor.

Lending a Voice: Janet Malone (’89)

May 1, 2013

“I always wanted to give a voice to those who didn’t have one,” recalled Judge Janet Malone (’89).

Alan White: Advocating for Economic Justice

May 1, 2013

Wander past Professor Alan White’s office after class and you may find his students deep in conversation about the recent financial crisis and foreclosure situation.

Elder Law Clinic: Students’ Perspectives

May 1, 2013

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.

Florence Kerner: Preparing Students for the Bar

May 1, 2013

If you had been a student at Orientation this past fall and met Florence Kerner, you would not have forgotten her enthusiasm and sheer excitement during that program.

Serving Vulnerable Elders and Their Families: Elizabeth Valentin (’01)

May 1, 2013

Elizabeth Valentin (’01) laughed when asked how she got interested in elder law.

Nina Chernoff: Committed to Client-Centered Lawyering

May 1, 2013

It happened by chance. Associate Professor Nina Chernoff had just moved to New York and had not heard about CUNY Law until she paused to speak with CUNY Law professors Babe Howell and Natalie Gomez-Velez at a criminal law lecture.

Providing Caring Guardians: Laura Negrón (’07)

May 1, 2013

“Way too often we see horrific incidences of financial exploitation in the elder law cases that come to us,” said Laura Negrón (’07).

Fighting AIDS Through Activism: David Barr (’86)

May 1, 2013

When you hear David Barr (’86) talk about his life in New York City in the 1980s, it’s like a storyline from a gripping movie. But it’s a story that Barr lived.

Lisa Davis: Advocating for Women’s Rights

May 1, 2013

Lisa Davis (’08) has been associated for years with the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic (IWH R), but this is her first year as a full-time clinical professor.

Celebrating Judge Jenny Rivera

April 17, 2013

On April 8, the Law School celebrated Judge Jenny Rivera and her accomplishments with more than 200 guests, who included students, staff, faculty, alumni, friends, and family.

Celebrating Judge Jenny Rivera

April 1, 2013

Professor Jenny Rivera is now the honorable Jenny Rivera.

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David Barr: Fighting AIDS Through Activism

April 1, 2013

When you he ar david Barr (’86) talk about his life in New York City in the 1980s, it’s like a storyline from a gripping movie. But it’s a story that Barr lived.

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Janet Malone: Lending a Voice

April 1, 2013

“I always wanted to give a voice to those who didn’t have one,” recalled Judge Janet Malone (’89).

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Beginning a CUNY Law Legacy

April 1, 2013

Three decades is ample time for a legacy to develop. Consider the Cabans at CUNY law. osvaldo Caban got his J.d. in 1987, the second graduating class; his daughter, Celina, is on track to graduate in 2014. Both have strong feelings for their school.

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Serving Vulnerable Elders and Their Families

April 1, 2013

Elizabeth Valentin (’01) laughed when asked how she got interested in elder law.

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Providing Caring Guardians

April 1, 2013

“Way too often we see horrific incidences of financial exploitation in the elder law cases that come to us,” said laura Negrón (’07). Negrón, as director of the Guardianship Project at the Vera Institute of Justice, and her team try to give clients all the services that guardians should be providing.

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Defending Rights Before the Supreme Court: Jonathan Libby (’96)

November 15, 2012

It’s not every day that you get to present a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, but that’s what Jonathan Libby (’96) found himself doing earlier this year with United States v. Alvarez, also known as the “Stolen Valor” case.

Launching a Law School, Supporting Its Future: CUNY Dean Dave Fields

November 15, 2012

City University of New York dean Dave Fields recently made the biggest bequest in CUNY Law’s history: $1 million.

Recognizing Law School Staff Achievements

November 15, 2012

To recognize staff members for their consistently great day-today work, the Law School held its first staff recognition awards ceremony on Monday, October 22, 2012, in the Dave Fields Auditorium.

Student Spotlight: Ada George (’14)

November 15, 2012

If you’re looking for Ada George (’14) and she’s not in class, chances are she’s in her favorite spot, in a fifth-floor corner study room, with her papers spread out on the table.

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