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The Future of Housing in NYC: Alumni Convening

October 3, 2018

Leading the charge and from the trenches, alums are challenging how we think about housing.     On Wednesday, September 26, 46 alums and many students and faculty convened at CUNY Law for an intense and powerful dialogue about the challenges and opportunities created by the new right to counsel for attorneys practicing in the […]

In the Balance: Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan

September 19, 2018

Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan, Class of ’11 graduate, can most often be found traveling to meet clients or leading solidarity delegations in Latin America. When she’s not on a plane, she’s “seditiously conspiring” to help communities challenge systemic oppression. Not only is she an attorney and a professor, she is also an avid dancer and […]

ALUMNI CONVENING: Emerging Intersections in Elder Law

September 19, 2018

On September 6, 2018, the Office of Alumni Engagement, along with the Elder Law Clinic, held this year’s first Alumni Convening on an emergent issue in New York City.  Stay tuned for more Alumni Convenings in the coming months.     On September 6, 2018, over 60 alumni, students and faculty convened to celebrate the […]

There’s A New Proposed Crimes Against Humanity Treaty

September 17, 2018

There’s A New Proposed Crimes Against Humanity Treaty: But Where Are Women’s and LGBTI Rights?   CUNY Law’s Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic announces a new initiative and launches a Crimes Against Humanity Toolkit focused on promoting international gender justice.   New York—A new international treaty focusing on crimes against humanity such as massacres, […]

1L Advice: How I got the Fellowship

March 27, 2018

When Victor Cheng ’18 was an undergraduate, he studied marketing and international business, inspired by his Chinese immigrant father’s entrepreneurial spirit and drive. A few short years later and everything had changed; Victor came to CUNY Law to alter the face of Immigration Law as we know it. Below, he shares how his singular focus […]

CUNY Law Student Awarded 2018 Skadden Fellowship

December 28, 2017

Third-year CUNY School of Law student Jessica “JP” Perry has been awarded a Skadden Fellowship for 2018.  She will represent immigrant families on Long Island who are facing discrimination in public schools.

Learning from Alumni Practitioners: The Implications of Non-Compete Covenants

December 21, 2017

At the end of the Fall 2017 semester, first-year students heard how one of legal tools they covered in their lawyering seminars, the non-compete covenant, works out in practice.

CUNY Law Takes on the #CUNYTuesday Challenge

November 28, 2017

This November 28—on Giving Tuesday, recognized throughout the country as a day devoted to charitable contributions, CUNY School of Law will participate in a university wide 24-hour giving challenge to support student success called #CUNYTuesday.

Professor Sarah Lamdan on Her New Book about Environmental Information Access

July 20, 2017

Professor Sarah Lamdan is the author of the new book Environmental Information: Research, Access and Environmental Decisionmaking, published by the Environmental Law Institute.

CUNY Law Mourns the Loss of Professor Cicero

June 25, 2017

Professor John Cicero passed away on July 24, 2017. He taught at CUNY Law for 28 years, bringing his passion for lawyering in service of workers’ rights through organized labor alive for the thousands of students in his Labor Law and Evidence classes.

CUNY Law Celebrates the Class of 2017

May 18, 2017

At CUNY Law’s 32nd commencement held on May 12, commencement speaker Sherrilyn Ifill who leads the NAACP Legal Defense Fund urged graduates to stand up and protect public life and institutions.

Rights Groups Document Harms of Bigoted Muslim Ban

May 12, 2017

A briefing paper rby the CLEAR project (Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility) at CUNY School of Law in partnership with Amnesty International documents the devastating effects of the Trump administration’s Muslim ban on individuals and families hailing from the seven Muslim-majority countries targeted by the executive order.

CUNY Law Student among Law Students of the Year

March 13, 2017

David Ourlicht ’17 is one of 25 future lawyers honored in The National Jurist’s 2017 Law Students of the Year.

Revised Settlement Enhances Protections From Discriminatory NYPD Surveillance of American Muslims

March 6, 2017

The lawsuit challenging discriminatory surveillance of Muslims in New York City, filed by CLEAR, along with partner organizations has resulted in a revised settlement that expands the independence, authority, and responsibilities of a civilian representative who will act as a check against surveillance abuses by the NYPD.

Black Law Student Association (BLSA) Holds Annual February Gala

February 23, 2017

Last week, the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) held its annual fundraising gala. Tickets to the gala were sold-out for a second year in a row and ticket sales alone, raised more than $6,000.

Dean Mary Lu Bilek Named One of Most Influential People in Legal Education

January 20, 2017

Dean Mary Lu Bilek has been named one of the “Most Influential People in Legal Education 2016” nationwide by National Jurist, a leading news source for law students.

Senator George Mitchell and Judge Gabrielle Kirk McDonald Join the Sorensen Center as 2017 Scholars-in-Residence

January 11, 2017

2017 scholars-in-residence at the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice are Senator George J. Mitchell and Judge Gabrielle Kirk McDonald.

HRGJ Clinic Successfully Urges U.N. to Address U.S. Policies that Harm Trafficking Victims

December 21, 2016

In partnership with the Legal Aid Society, The Human Rights and Gender Justice (HRGJ) clinic successfully urged the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Trafficking to address the harmful impact of criminalization of trafficking victims.

CUNY Law Professor’s Blog Is One of ABA Journal’s Top 100 Blawgs

December 21, 2016

Professor Ruthann Robson’s “Constitutional Law Prof Blog” was named to the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100 list for 2016.

Two CUNY Law Students Awarded 2017 Skadden Fellowships

December 15, 2016

Annemarie Caruso (’17) and Maggie Gribben (’17) have been awarded Skadden Fellowships for 2017.

Fatema Jannat (’19) Appears in PBS Special about Settlement Houses

November 21, 2016

Fatema Jannat (’19), a second-year student in our part-time program is featured in a PBS special about the impact of settlement houses in New York.

HRGJ Clinic Stands up for Detained Pregnant Women

November 18, 2016

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention accepted most of the recommendations made by the Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic (HRGJ) regarding the detention of pregnant women suspected of drug use in the United States.

Visiting Scholar Dr. Enrico Bonadio Joins CUNY Law

October 19, 2016

Dr. Enrico Bonadio, an intellectual property scholar from the City Law School in London, has joined CUNY Law as a visiting scholar for the Fall 2016 semester. His current research focuses on graffiti, street art and copyright law.

CUNY Law Students Go to (Moot) Court

October 7, 2016

Second- and third-year students participated in CUNY Law’s 21st annual Moot Court Summer Competition recently to secure a spot on the law school’s Moot Court team.

Welcome to Our Latest 1L Class

September 9, 2016

Our newest 1L class brings a rich and varied background to CUNY Law and their legal careers. In addition to speaking 26 languages, this class of 190 full- and part-time students has worked for such organizations as a youth mission in South Africa, Refugees and Communities of Color and the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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