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Building on CUNY Law’s Public Interest Mission Institution: Gregory Koster

November 15, 2012

A generous donation by Gregory Koster, who was chief law librarian, associate dean for administration and finance, building project manager, and professor of law for 30 years at CUNY Law, is being recognized

Bringing Nature to Students, Staff, and Faculty

November 15, 2012

It’s hard to get students to pause for one moment, to glance up from smartphones or tablets as they charge from class to class.

Committed to Justice for All: David F. Everett

November 15, 2012

David F. Everett was an assistant district attorney for more than 12 years in Queens and Brooklyn before he launched his own civil trial and criminal defense law practice in New York more than 15 years ago.

CUNY Law’s New Home: A Photo Tour

November 15, 2012

Let us share with you some photos of 2 Court Square, our terrific new location in Long Island City, just minutes from Manhattan and all five boroughs.

Welcoming Alumni to New Law School Home

November 15, 2012

On Friday, October 26, 2012, faculty, alumni, and staff came together in CUNY Law’s new building to celebrate the reunion classes of 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2011.

Student Spotlight: Danny Alicea (’13)

November 15, 2012

After being on staff at the City University of New York Law Review, Danny Alicea (’13) now is in the driver’s seat as editor-in- chief.

CUNY Law Celebrates Opening of New Home

November 15, 2012

On Monday, October 22, 2012, New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman delivered the keynote address at a ribboncutting celebration marking the opening of CUNY Law’s new home in Long Island City.

Low-Impact Building Makes Big Impact in Favor of the Environment

November 15, 2012

Walk into the new home of CUNY Law in Long Island City, and you might not immediately be able to tell that this curved, glass-and-steel building is about as environmentally friendly as they come.

Drawing on Clients’ Strengths: Nate Treadwell (’09)

April 15, 2012

Nate Treadwell (’09) had a client who was severely mentally ill and couldn’t write checks or mail them.

Supporting CUNY Students Through School: Richard Bailey (’12)

April 15, 2012

Richard Bailey (’12) was in the right place at the right time the afternoon he overheard some students talking about their work in the Economic Justice Project (EJP).

Launching A New Practice: Rosanna Roizin (’08)

April 15, 2012

Rosanna Roizin (’08) had only to look at her own life to find inspiration for starting a small law practice.

Safeguarding Benefits for Students: Kelly Marie Fay Rodríguez (’12)

April 15, 2012

Kelly Marie Fay Rodríguez (’12) recalled one of her most memorable clients from the Economic Justice Project (EJP) as a “brilliant Latina student at LaGuardia Community College

From Kansas to New York City: Sarah Lamdan

April 15, 2012

Slinging coffee at a café in Lawrence, Kansas, might not be the typical experience that inspires someone to become a lawyer, but it was for Sarah Lamdan.

Supporting Muslim Communities in New York City: Amna Akbar

April 15, 2012

Amna Akbar joined the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability and Responsibility (CLEAR) project of the Immigrant & Refugee Rights Clinic in fall 2011 as a supervising attorney and adjunct professor

Diala Shamas: Liman Fellow with the CLEAR Project

April 15, 2012

Diala Shamas is one of only seven recipients of Yale Law School’s Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellowship this year.

Supporting CUNY Law Grads in Solo Practice

April 15, 2012

When lawyers launch their own practice, these kinds of questions can prove the most difficult to address—and they can make the difference in whether a practice succeeds or fails.

SEVA Wins Union Square Award

April 15, 2012

SEVA Immigrant Community Advocacy Project, a nonprofit, community- based organization cofounded by Gurpal Singh (’08), won a prestigious Union Square Award in December for its work mobilizing and training residents of under-resourced immigrant communities as community organizers.

Bringing Justice to the Underserved through MFY

April 15, 2012

A client had to travel to Egypt because his mother had died. When he returned to New York City, he was on the verge of losing his home. MFY Legal Services, where several CUNY Law and Economic Justice Project alumni are staff attorneys, took on his case.

15 Years Striving for Economic Justice: A Look Back

April 15, 2012

In 1996, when Congress enacted federal welfare reform, “CUNY began hemorrhaging thousands of students,” according to Stephen Loffredo, director of the Economic Justice Project (EJP) at CUNY Law.

30 Years at 65-21 Main Street

April 15, 2012

As CUNY Law prepares for its historic move to Long Island City, three longtime staff members reflect on their time at the Law School and share some of their favorite memories.

Defending People In Need: Andrew Lisko (’10)

April 15, 2012

Andrew Lisko (’10) had been pulling some late hours at the Law Office of Andrew Lisko, working on a client’s felony DWI case, when the judge declared a mistrial. The arresting officer had to take bereavement leave because his mother had died.

Helping Small Businesses Succeed: Yogi Patel (’06)

April 15, 2012

When clients visit Yogi Patel (’06), they’re treated to a view of the Flatiron Building from the conference room.

Advocating for Environmental Justice: CUNY Law Launches Center for Urban Environmental Reform

April 15, 2012

Growing up in a poll uted steel town in the 1970s had a big impact on the director of CUNY Law’s new Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER).

John Whitlow (’03) Joins CED Clinic

April 15, 2012

Growing up in Baltimore in the 1980s, John Whitlow (’03) spent a lot of his childhood at the home of a friend whose father had been exiled from Spain by Francisco Franco because of his political activities.

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