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CUNY Law Impact: Ira Needleman

December 6, 2013

For Ira Needleman (’96), HIV/AIDS work came hand-in-hand with a return to his home city of New York. After graduating first from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and later CUNY Law School, Needleman worked in Pennsylvania, Westchester, and Rochester, starting in general practice, and then moving into custody and domestic violence cases, and, at […]

CUNY Law Impact: Randy Petsche

December 5, 2013

Randy Petsche (’89) had 14 years of experience in landlord-tenant law and a number of years as a volunteer tenants’ organizer on the lower west side of Manhattan before joining Bronx AIDS Services (BAS).

CUNY Law Impact: Mark Hess

December 4, 2013

During the oppressive July heat wave this past summer, Mark Hess (’12), a housing attorney for the HIV Law Project, helped his client comply with an agreement to deaden the sound of his allegedly heavy feet.

CUNY Law Impact: Mona Moayad

December 3, 2013

When Mona Moayad (’11) joined Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), she had to hit the ground running, and she hasn’t stopped running ever since.

CUNY Law Impact: Ed Campanelli

December 2, 2013

Ed Campanelli (’03) got his start working with clients living with HIV/AIDS in 2002, as a summer intern for the AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC). He also worked there as a paralegal his last year of law school.

CUNY Law Impact: Jeffrey Brooks

December 1, 2013

Well before Jeffrey Brooks (’04) had a six-year stint working with HIV/AIDS clients at the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) and before he earned his JD from CUNY Law School, he was a young man living in New York City in the early 1980s.

CUNY Law Professor Awarded National Fellowship

November 12, 2013

Professor Rebecca Bratspies has been named an Audubon and Toyota TogetherGreen Fellow for 2013–2014. As a fellow, she will receive a $10,000 grant to help support an innovative community-based conservation project and an opportunity to network with other committed leaders.

Terri Nilliasca (’11) Receives Legal Aid Society’s 2013 Pro Bono Publico Award

November 1, 2013

Terri Nilliasca (’11) was presented with the Legal Aid Society’s 2013 Pro Bono Publico Award.

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.

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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