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Prof. Kassem Provides “A View from Gitmo” for the New York Times

June 9, 2014

Professor Ramzi Kassem wrote an editorial for the New York Times in which he advocates for “decisive action to resettle and repatriate as many inmates as possible and give fair trials to any that remain”.

Advocates Release Report on Violations of Women’s Human Rights in Syria

June 3, 2014

CUNY School of Law, MADRE and a coalition of international and Syrian women’s human rights groups have released a report on women’s human rights violations in Syria before and during the current war.

Prof. Siegel on the History of “Stop-and-Frisk” Cases

May 19, 2014

Professor Franklin Siegel traced the fifteen year long legal challenge to the unconstitutional racial profiling practices of the New York City Police Department in a Journal article distributed at a tribute to the Floyd v. City of New York legal team.

Prof. Kirchmeier Reviews Book about Death Penalty

May 13, 2014

Professor Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier, an expert on the death penalty reviewed Robert Blecker’s new book, “The Death of Punishment: Searching for Justice Among the Worst of the Worst” for the New York Law Journal.

Distinguished Prof. Robson on Arkansas Gay Marriage Ban Ruling

May 13, 2014

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson was consulted by the Los Angeles Times on her thoughts about the constitutionality of the Arkansas gay marriage ban ruling.

Paula Z. Segal (’11) Interviewed on BrianLehrer.TV about Community Land Access

April 25, 2014

Paula Z. Segal (’11) was a guest on Brian Lehrer’s TV show to speak about 596 Acres, an organization that builds online tools neighbors can use to clear hurdles to community land access.

Distinguished Prof. Robson on First Amendment Protections for Public Employees

April 25, 2014

Distinguished Professor Robson wrote the argument preview for Lane v. Franks, an upcoming Supreme Court case, on the SCOTUSblog.

Prof. Rick Rossein on Employing Certain Religious Groups

April 15, 2014

Some members of the Jewish religious community believe that studying the Talmud helps develop critical thinking skills and helps with professional jobs, especially those that require data analysis. Professor Rick Rossein was recently interviewed by Jewish News One about his views on this issue. He said: “I would certainly advise against that. Because once again, […]

CUNY School of Law Presents Special Panel on Diversity and Inclusion

April 14, 2014

The City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law will present “Diversity & Inclusion: Opportunities and Challenges in the Age of Globalization” featuring Brown University Professor Evelyn Hu-Dehart, on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

CUNY Law Moot Court Celebrates Recent Successes

April 2, 2014

Congratulations to CUNY Law Moot Court for successful competitions in the last several weeks, including several teams that advanced in their competitions against other schools, a finalist team, and a CUNY Law student winning an individual oralist award.

Prof. Borgmann on Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Case and FDA Labeling

March 25, 2014

Professor Caitlin Borgmann spoke to the Wall Street Journal today about Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case today, which will address whether for-profit companies have a religious right to refuse to comply with the federal contraception rule.

Rage M. Kidvai (’14) Awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowship

March 24, 2014

Rage M. Kidvai (’14) has been awarded a two-year Equal Justice Works (EJW) fellowship, starting in September, to work at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP), providing legal representation on asylum applications for low-income transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex (TGNCI) immigrants.

Somalia Samuel (’14) Awarded Bertha Fellowship at Center for Constitutional Rights

March 21, 2014

Somalia Samuel has been awarded a two-year Bertha Fellowship at the Center for Constitutional Rights. She will be working on its Government Misconduct/Racial Justice (GMRJ) docket of cases, which have included Floyd v. City of New York, Blum v. Holder, Hassan v. City of New York, Ashker v. Brown, and Vulcan Society v. City of New York, among others.

Eugene Chen (’13) Awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowship

March 19, 2014

Eugene Chen (’13) has been awarded a two-year Equal Justice Works (EJW) fellowship to start in September 2014. Chen will be working at the New York Legal Assistance Group, serving low-income LGBT people from communities of color facing housing issues, particularly those who are aging, transgender, affected by HIV/AIDS, or have children in the household. […]

Prof. Gomez-Velez, Celina Caban (’14), & Jill Westerberg (’15) Recognized by Puerto Rican Bar Association

March 17, 2014

At the Puerto Rican Bar Association’s upcoming annual Women’s History Month Reception, a CUNY Law professor and two CUNY Law students will be recognized.

Molly Coe (’14) Awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowship

March 17, 2014

Molly Coe (’14) has been awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship to represent undocumented immigrant students in New York City.

Prof. Moore Featured in ABA Journal Cover Story

March 14, 2014

CUNY Law Adjunct Professor Jonathan Moore is featured in the cover story of the March 2014 issue of the ABA Journal, “Has ‘Stop and Frisk’ Been Stopped?”

Prof. Zeidman on New York State Prison System Reforms

March 12, 2014

Professor Steven Zeidman recently wrote a guest column for the Jurist arguing that changes to solitary confinement law present an opportunity to tackle additional problems in the prison system.

CUNY Law Ranked in Top Five for Clinical Training, Top Ten for Diversity

March 11, 2014

U.S. News & World Report ranks CUNY Law 4th in the nation for its clinical programs and 8th in the nation for “most diverse law school.”

Professor Kirchmeier Pens Column on Stop and Frisk

March 5, 2014

Professor Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier recently wrote a column for the Jurist on stop and frisk. In it, he argued that public opinion and litigation worked together to protect the constitutional rights of individuals in recent suits regarding New York’s stop and frisk practice. Read the column here Professor Kirchmeier is the author of numerous law […]

New Report on Remedies for Criminalized Human Trafficking Victims Released

February 24, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New York, NY – February 24, 2014 – At any given time, an estimated 20.9 million people around the world are victims of human trafficking. Of these, an estimated 4.5 million are trafficked into the sex trade.

Distinguished Prof. Robson on Legal Implications of Tracking Devices

February 20, 2014

Ars Technica reports on TraqCloud, a new electronic product that combines a GPS tracker with a GSM-based radio for real-time location reporting. Using this type of tracker against a romantic or business partner has now become more feasible, due to lowered cost. Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson was consulted about the legality of this product. She […]

Prof. Robson Discusses “Dressing Constitutionally” on Book Beat Podcast

February 12, 2014

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson was featured on the CUNY Book Beat podcast, discussing her book, Dressing Constitutionally: Hierarchy, Sexuality, and Democracy from Our Hairstyles to Our Shoes.

Prof. Steve Zeidman in NYLJ on “Quality-of-Life” Policing and Equal Protection

February 7, 2014

In a column in today’s New York Law Journal, Professor Steve Zeidman discusses “quality-of-life” policing and equal protection. He writes, As pernicious as rampant stops-and-frisks may be, they pale in comparison to quality-of-life arrests. These arrests often result in a host of impenetrable and permanent negative consequences, including deportation, eviction and ineligibility for various loans […]

Prof. Borgmann on Examining Facts Underlying Abortion Legislation

February 6, 2014

In a short “Reaction” commentary on the Harvard Law Review, Professor Caitlin Borgmann argues that the courts need to do a better job of closely examining the facts underlying abortion legislation and that they can do so under the governing undue burden standard.

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