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Prof. Rossein on Supreme Court Decision Regarding Pregnancy Discrimination

March 26, 2015

Professor Rick Rossein recently appeared on Bloomberg Law to comment on the Supreme Court’s decision concerning pregnancy discrimination.

CLORE Co-Hosts Policy Breakfast on Mayoral Control of NYC Public Schools

March 20, 2015

The Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE) recently co-hosted a policy breakfast addressing mayoral control of NYC public schools with Public Advocate Letitia James.

Prof. Jeffrey Kirchmeier on the Legacy of Lynching, Racial Terror, and the Death Penalty

March 19, 2015

“Today, US courts have failed too often to acknowledge the history of racial violence.” In a new article for Oxford University Press, Professor Jeffrey Kirchmeier discusses the findings of a recent Equal Justice Initiative report, “Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror.”

Prof. Goldscheid Testifies on Compensation Programs for Military Sexual Assault Survivors

March 17, 2015

Professor Julie Goldscheid recently testified on victim compensation and restitution before the Judicial Proceedings Panel.

CUNY Law and Sorensen Center Host Women Confronting ISIS Symposium

March 16, 2015

The Women Confronting ISIS symposium, held at CUNY Law on March 6, provided an opportunity for people concerned about the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and its impact of women to come together and strategize about responses to this human rights crisis.

Prof. Doug Cox on Hillary Clinton’s Use of Private Email

March 13, 2015

Professor Douglas Cox has been quoted by Time, The Hill, and PolitiFact about the recent revelations about Hillary Clinton’s use of private email while she was secretary of state.

Prof. Robson on AL Chief Justice Moore’s Objection to Ruling on Gay Marriage Ban

February 18, 2015

Earlier this week, the Associate Press reported on the objection of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore to a January ruling by U.S. District Judge Callie Granade in Mobile that Alabama’s gay marriage ban violates the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection and due process. Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson spoke to the AP about Moore’s objection. […]

Prof. White Testifies at House Judiciary Hearing About Mortgage Counseling

February 18, 2015

Professor Alan White testified this week at a House Judiciary Committee hearing about mortgage settlements between the Department of Justice and Citigroup and Bank of America.

Professor Zeidman Responds to Supporters of ‘Broken Windows’ Policing

February 6, 2015

Professor Steve Zeidman argues against ‘broken windows’ policing in a published editorial, pointing out the toll that it takes on people of color, communities and the general public.

Elizabeth Koo (’15) and Aaron Samsel (’15) Receive Prestigious Labor Law Awards

February 2, 2015

Elizabeth Koo (’15) won first prize and Aaron Samsel (’15) won the second prize for the New York State Bar Association Section on Labor and Employment Samuel M. Kaynard Memorial Law School Student Service Awards.

Professor Zeidman Comments on Police Dragnets

January 30, 2015

Professor Steve Zeidman recently commented on the San Diego Police Department’s practice of reviewing available information to determine which ex-inmates are “prolific offenders” and setting up dragnets in public places they might pass through.

Prof. Rossein on Title IX and Sexual Harassment Policies

January 6, 2015

Professor Rick Rossein recently appeared on “Bloomberg Law” to discuss the Education Department’s finding that Harvard Law School was in violation of Title IX for its failure to respond adequately to sexual assault reports.

Prof. Ruthann Robson on SCOTUS and Racism

January 5, 2015

Professor Ruthann Robson wrote an op-ed for the National Law Journal about the role of the U.S. Supreme court in creating “a culture that ignores racism unless it is the product of a particular individual with a bad motive.”

Prof. Steve Zeidman on Problems with Broken Windows Policing

December 9, 2014

In the wake of the Eric Garner decision, Professor Steve Zeidman has spoken out on the problems with broken windows policing and the need for a 21st-century approach to policing.

Prof. Zeidman on Why Prosecutors Should Keep Healthy Distance from Police

December 5, 2014

Professor Steve Zeidman spoke to the New York Times about the need for checks when compiling databases for “smart prosecutions” and on why prosecutors should keep a healthy distance from police.

Student Liam Lowery & Wife Tell Story of Dating While Transitioning

December 5, 2014

One of our current students, Liam Lowery (’17), tells WNYC’s Death, Sex, & Money the story of meeting and dating his future wife, Marisa Carroll, while also transforming himself. Lowery identifies as trans, and he started taking testosterone soon after they began dating.

Prof. Davis Testifies Before Congressional Human Rights Commission on Aid Delivery in Haiti

December 4, 2014

Yesterday, Professor Lisa Davis testified before Congress at a hearing organized by the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on aid delivery and development strategies for long-term capacity building in Haiti.

Cynthia Conti-Cook (’06) to Run New Cop Accountability Program

December 1, 2014

The New York Daily News reports on the new Cop Accountability Program (CAP), a database that will collect information about police officers accused of wrongdoing.

Prof. Borgmann on the Use of TRAP Laws to Target Abortion Providers

December 1, 2014

Professor Caitlin Borgmann wrote the lead op-ed in today’s Los Angeles Times about the threat of targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP laws) to abortion facilities.

U.N. Criticizes U.S. Treatment of Youth in Adult Jails and Prisons

December 1, 2014

Friday, the U.N. Committee Against Torture (“Committee”) strongly criticized the United States for state laws and policies that result in the incarceration of youth under 18 in adult jails and prisons under conditions that endanger their safety and well-being.

Prof. Cox to NPR on CIA Plan to Destroy Some of Its Email

November 25, 2014

Professor Douglas Cox spoke to NPR about the CIA’s proposed plan to revamp its email retention policy. The revision would destroy all messages within three years of an employee leaving the agency, with the exception of the agency’s top 22 officials.

Judge Serita’s (’89) Human Trafficking Intervention Court Marks 10th Anniversary

November 25, 2014

The New York Times featured an article on Judge Toko Serita’s Human Trafficking Intervention Court in Queens. The court—which aims to “change the legal conversation around the multibillion-dollar sex trade by redefining the women in it as victims instead of criminals,” according to the article—is marking its 10-year anniversary.

Martha S. Jones (’87) on Ferguson and 1983 Case of Michael Stewart

November 25, 2014

In a piece for the Huffington Post, alumna Martha S. Jones (’87) reflects on Ferguson and the death of Michael Brown, and she recalls the death of Michael Stewart at the hands of police in New York City in 1983.

Prof. Kassem on Why Prisoners Cleared for Release Are Still in Guantánamo

November 19, 2014

Vice featured a column by Professor Ramzi Kassem that discussed why the majority of the 148 prisoners remaining at Guantánamo Bay who have been cleared for release by the US government have not been released.

Prof. Cox on CIA Plan to Destroy Email Records

November 19, 2014

Professor Douglas Cox discussed a plan put forward by the CIA to destroy email records of some of its staff. Citing a past incident when the CIA destroyed interrogation videos of some Guantanamo detainees, Cox said in a letter to the National Archives and Records Administration “The archivist must not allow this history to repeat itself.”

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