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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.”

Prof. Rick Rossein on Increase in Racial Harassment Claims

November 10, 2014

Professor Rick Rossein appeared on Arise News last week, discussing why more workers seem to be filing lawsuits against employers with claims of racial harassment in the workplace.

Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice Launched at CUNY Law School with Kofi Annan as Keynote Speaker

October 29, 2014

Kofi Annan, former secretary general of the United Nations, spoke to a full house at the launch of CUNY Law’s new Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice on October 27. Ted Sorensen was a long-time close advisor and speechwriter to President John F. Kennedy.

Professor Borgmann on the Status of Abortion Access in Texas

October 16, 2014

Professor Caitlin Borgmann contributed her expertise to a New York Times article “Texas Abortion Clinics to Reopen Despite a Future in Legal Limbo”.

Prof. Robson on Supreme Court Case on Prisoner’s Religious Beard

October 14, 2014

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discussed the oral arguments in the Supreme Court regarding a ban on facial hair for incarcerated individuals in a recent op-ed in The Guardian and on Bloomberg Radio.

Longtime Work of Tonya Gonnella Frichner (’87) on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Acknowledged at United Nations

October 9, 2014

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the contributions of Tonya Gonnella Frichner (’87) (Onondaga Nation) and her longtime commitment to the advancement of the rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Nineteenth Annual CUNY Law Moot Court Summer Competition Takes Place

October 3, 2014

The Nineteenth Annual CUNY Law School Moot Court Summer Competition was held on September 20.

CED Clinic Organizes Inaugural NYC Worker Cooperative Conference

September 30, 2014

The Community and Economic Development (CED) Clinic and the New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives organized and hosted the first New York City Worker Cooperative Conference in June at CUNY Law.

Distinguished Professor Robson on School Dress Codes in the Guardian

September 25, 2014

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson commented on the spate of revolts against school dress codes in a recent Guardian article “Students protest ‘slut shaming’ high school dress codes with mass walkouts.”

CUNY Law Receives National Diversity Award for 2nd Year in a Row

September 24, 2014

City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law has been named a recipient of the annual Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. This is the second year CUNY School of Law has been named as a HEED Award recipient.

Justice Richard J. Goldstone Named Inaugural Scholar-in-Residence at Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at CUNY Law School

September 22, 2014

Former South African Constitutional Court Justice Richard J. Goldstone, J.D., has joined the newly established Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice as its inaugural scholar-in-residence for the fall semester.

Professor Borgmann on the “Undue-Burden” Abortion Standard in the National Law Journal

September 12, 2014

Professor Caitlin Borgmann’s op-ed “Rulings Illuminate Abortion Standard” was published in the National Law Journal this week.

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