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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.

Iraqi Activist to Testify at the UN on ISIS, sexual violence and Shelter for Women

October 9, 2015

Operator of Iraqi “Underground Railroad” for survivors of abuse to speak out on Iraqi government’s undermining efforts to protect women

CUNY Law Hosts 20th Annual CUNY Moot Court Summer Competition

October 8, 2015

CUNY Law hosted the oral arguments of its Twentieth Annual Moot Court Summer Competition earlier this fall. Emma Shreefter and Elana Gold won the final round of arguments.

Prof. Rebecca Bratspies to Receive Environmental Award

September 18, 2015

The Eastern Queens Alliance will honor Prof. Rebecca Bratspies, for her long-standing work educating New Yorkers about urban sustainability and environmental justice.

Public Square Live Event Revisits the Black Panther Movement

September 10, 2015

Five civil rights leaders and long-time activists recounted numerous personal and powerful stories of the Black Panther Movement and its importance to civil rights and black empowerment, before a full house at CUNY Law.

Second Circuit Court of Appeals Hears Oral Arguments at CUNY Law

September 3, 2015

Chief Judge Robert Katzmann was joined by Judge Raymond Lohier and Judge Peter Hall. The judges heard five cases that covered a broad range of legal issues and then answered questions from students.

Second Circuit Court of Appeals to Hear Arguments at CUNY Law on Sept. 3

August 25, 2015

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will be sitting at CUNY School of Law on September 3, 2015. The Court will hear oral arguments in six cases beginning at 10:30am.

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