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CLEAR Project Issues Report on Impact of NYPD Surveillance on American Muslims

March 11, 2013

March 11, 2013 – American Muslim civil liberties groups released a new report today, Mapping Muslims: NYPD Spying and Its Impact on American Muslims, documenting the devastating impacts of the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) extensive surveillance program that targeted American Muslims throughout the Northeast and spread outrage throughout the nation.

CUNY Law Professor Jenny Rivera to Become New Justice on New York State Court of Appeals

February 11, 2013

The New York State Senate voted on Monday to approve Governor Andrew Cuomo’s nomination of Professor Jenny Rivera to a seat on the New York State Court of Appeals. Rivera is the second Latina to serve on court. She fills the seat formerly held by Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick, who retired at the end of December.

Governor Cuomo Nominates CUNY Law Professor Jenny Rivera to New York State Court of Appeals

January 16, 2013

Professor Jenny Rivera has been nominated by Governor Andrew Cuomo to a seat on the New York State Court of Appeals. The nomination is to fill the seat that was vacated at the end of December when Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick retired.

CUNY Law’s Bar Pass Rate Seventh in State

December 12, 2012

The New York Law Journal reported on the July 2012 bar pass rates of New York’s 15 law schools for first time takers. CUNY Law’s rate of 83.5%–the highest in the school’s history–placed the school seventh.

2012 Marks Historic Year at CUNY Law

December 11, 2012

This year marked a year of notable changes and accolades for CUNY School of Law.

CUNY Law Professor Jenny Rivera Nominated for NYS Court of Appeals Seat

December 5, 2012

Professor Jenny Rivera has been nominated by the Judicial Nomination Commission as one of seven candidates for a seat on the New York State Court of Appeals. The nomination is to fill the seat that will be vacated when Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick retires at the end of December.

Prof. Jenny Rivera to Receive ABA Spirit of Excellence Award

November 27, 2012

CUNY Law Professor Jenny Rivera has been selected as one of six lawyers to receive the 2013 Spirit of Excellence Award from the American Bar Association’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession.

National Jurist Ranks CUNY Law Library Among Top 25 in Nation

November 14, 2012

The November 2012 issue of The National Jurist ranks the CUNY School of Law library 21st in the nation out of the 202 ABA approved law libraries in the United States.

NY Law Journal on Law School Relief Efforts After Sandy

November 13, 2012

A story from the New York Law Journal about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on law schools in the region highlights CUNY Law’s efforts to support students who were affected by the storm.

CUNY Law Named 2nd in Nation for Most Diverse Law Schools

November 1, 2012

The National Jurist has just named CUNY School of Law second in the nation on the “Diversity Honor Roll” for Most Diverse Law Schools.