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.
The Triangle Shirtwaist fire tragedy of 1911 still has important lessons to teach us today about garment worker conditions.
CUNY Law professor Ramzi Kassem and students in the CLEAR project participated in lawsuits leading up to a landmark settlement regarding surveillance targeting Muslims.
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer spoke to students, faculty, donors, and supporters of the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice.
The OutSummit conference brought together activists to discuss rights related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and intersex issues throughout the world.
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.
CUNY School of Law, ACLU, and University of Miami School of Law Release Findings of Gender-Biased Policing Survey
Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan (’11) took office as the president of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG).
Judge Rosemary Barkett has joined the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice as the scholar-in-residence for the 2016-2016 academic year.
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.
New start up will address the “justice gap”, providing legal services to moderate-income clients and jobs to law school graduates.
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.
Operator of Iraqi “Underground Railroad” for survivors of abuse to speak out on Iraqi government’s undermining efforts to protect women
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.
The Eastern Queens Alliance will honor Prof. Rebecca Bratspies, for her long-standing work educating New Yorkers about urban sustainability and environmental justice.
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.
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.
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.
Prof. Sue Bryant and Yale professor Jean Koh Peters will be honored by the Society of American Law Teachers for their contributions to clinical pedagogy.
CUNY Law celebrates the legacy of civil rights leader Julian Bond, who spoke at the 2011 commencement and received an honorary degree.
Professor Jeff Kirchmeier answers questions about his new book Imprisoned by the Past: Warren McCleskey and the American Death Penalty.
Cesar Vargas (’11) who was brought to the United States from Mexico as a child and is now authorized to be present in the country under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), was admitted to practice law in New York.
In the first year of New York ’s pro bono scholars program, CUNY Law students helped clients find housing, fight evictions, and secure unpaid wages.
CLEAR’s work with Uzbek immigrants who were recently questioned by law enforcement and a Yemeni-American man whose US passport was unfairly revoked was recently featured in the New York Times.
The Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at the City University of New York School of Law has named six students in the inaugural class of Sorensen Center Fellows. The Fellowships aim to equip students with international experience and expertise to become leaders in the field.