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Students Take on K-12 Suspensions in NYC’s Public Schools

May 25, 2016

Despite the reduction in suspension in New York City’s public schools in recent years, many students facing suspensions still encounter overly punitive charges that can mean significant time out of school and lead to them falling behind severely, and possibly dropping out. Students in CUNY Law’s Student Advocacy Project (SAP) spent this recent semester working […]

CUNY Law Praises NYS Board of Regents Decision to Allow Licenses for Non-Citizens

May 18, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Board’s adoption of regulations allows DACA recipients to obtain licenses in 57 professions May 18, Long Island City, NY — The New York State Board of Regents’ adoption of regulations permitting DACA recipients to obtain professional license in New York, wisely allows qualified non-citizens who have completed their education here to finally […]

CUNY Law Celebrates the Class of 2016

May 11, 2016

During his commencement address to CUNY Law’s Class of 2016, the Honorable Jonathan Lippman urged graduates to follow their pursuit of justice. “The pursuit of justice for all is what defines our powerful and privileged profession,” Judge Lippman told the 98 graduates during the ceremony. “It is at the very heart of what it means […]

Dean Michelle J. Anderson Named President of Brooklyn College

May 2, 2016

CUNY Law Dean Michelle J. Anderson named new president of Brooklyn College.

HRGJ Event Tackles Life as Woman and LGBT Person in Iraq Under ISIS

May 2, 2016

Speakers from human rights organizations working in Iraq came together for a recent HRGJ discussion on life in that country as a woman or LGBT person.

Students Help Gas Station Workers Fight for Fair Pay

April 28, 2016

GAS STATION WORKERS FILE WAGE THEFT CASE AGAINST GAS STATION EMPIRE Nineteen workers cite failure to pay minimum wage in lawsuit against owner and managers. New York, NY (April 28, 2016) — Nineteen gas station cashiers and attendants have filed a wage theft action against Steven Keshtgar, the owner of multiple gas stations, and two […]

Human Rights Gender Justice (HRGJ) Clinic Travels to Iraq

April 28, 2016

Staff from the HRGJ clinic traveled to Iraq to train local groups on advocating for women’s and LGBT rights in Iraq and to develop recommendations for human rights advocacy.

Former New York’s Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman to Deliver 2016 Commencement Address

April 15, 2016

The Honorable Jonathan Lippman will address graduates during CUNY Law’s 31st commencement ceremony and receive an honorary degree.

CUNY Law Review Symposium Brings Family Defense to the Forefront

April 11, 2016

More than 100 people attended CUNY Law Review’s recent half-day symposium to engage in discussions of how family defense can be enhanced.

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Speaks at CUNY Law with Judge Rosemary Barkett

April 11, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke before a standing-room only crowd at CUNY Law on Friday for a conversation with Judge Rosemary Barkett, scholar-in-residence at CUNY Law’s Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice.

CUNY Law Ranked #3 for Clinical Program

March 17, 2016

CUNY Law ranked #3 in the nation for its forward-thinking clinical training program for the second year in a row.

Sharon Aarons (’89) First Woman of Color Appointed to Appellate Division-Third Department

February 22, 2016

Honorable Sharon A.M. Aarons (’89) has been appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to the Appellate Division-Third Department of the New York State Supreme Court.

CUNY Law and CCNY’s Colin Powell School to Launch New Joint Degree Program

February 22, 2016

CUNY Law and City College’s Colin Powell School’s new joint degree program will enhance the training of lawyers entering the field of international law.

DREAMer Cesar Vargas (’11) Joins the New York Bar

February 3, 2016

Cesar Vargas (’11) was sworn in today to practice law, culminating his four-year quest to join the New York Bar, despite his undocumented status.

Lessons Today from the Triangle Fire of the Past

January 29, 2016

The Triangle Shirtwaist fire tragedy of 1911 still has important lessons to teach us today about garment worker conditions.

Landmark Settlement in CLEAR Case Challenging Discriminatory Surveillance of Muslims

January 7, 2016

CUNY Law professor Ramzi Kassem and students in the CLEAR project participated in lawsuits leading up to a landmark settlement regarding surveillance targeting Muslims.

Sorensen Center Welcomes Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

December 22, 2015

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer spoke to students, faculty, donors, and supporters of the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice.

CUNY Law Hosts Global LGBTIQ Rights Conference

December 15, 2015

The OutSummit conference brought together activists to discuss rights related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and intersex issues throughout the world.

Immigrant Clinic Celebrates Precedent Setting Decision for Client

December 9, 2015

The faculty and students working at the intersection of constitutional rights and counterterrorism policies had a precedent setting victory, with the reinstatement of a client’s unfairly revoked passport.

New Report Examines Why Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence Don’t Call the Police

November 2, 2015

CUNY School of Law, ACLU, and University of Miami School of Law Release Findings of Gender-Biased Policing Survey

Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan (’11) Takes the Helm of the National Lawyers Guild

October 27, 2015

Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan (’11) took office as the president of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG).

Judge Rosemary Barkett Joins the Sorensen Center as the 2015-2016 Scholar-in-Residence

October 19, 2015

Judge Rosemary Barkett has joined the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice as the scholar-in-residence for the 2016-2016 academic year.

Center for Latino and Latina Rights and Equality Honored at Queens Hispanic Heritage Month Event

October 15, 2015

The Center for Latino and Latina Rights and Equality was honored by the Queens Borough President and the Queens D.A. for the organization’s work educating lawyers to champion civil rights.

CUNY School of Law and New York City Bar Association Join to form Court Square Law Project

October 15, 2015

New start up will address the “justice gap”, providing legal services to moderate-income clients and jobs to law school graduates.

CUNY Law Dean to Step Down in 2016 After 10 Years

October 13, 2015

Dean Michelle Anderson will step down at the end of the current academic year. She leaves a legacy of leadership at law school as it rises in rankings.

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