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CUNY Law Praises NYS Board of Regents Decision to Allow Licenses for Non-Citizens

May 18, 2016

Prof. Janet Calvo, Prof. Natalie Gomez-Velez and students advocated for the NYS Board of Regents decision to allow licenses for non-citizens.

CUNY Law Celebrates the Class of 2016

May 11, 2016

Members of CUNY Law’s 31st graduating class heard inspiring words from Hon. Jonathan Lippman, Prof. Shirley Lung and Marc Ramirez (’16) at their commencement.

Serving up Food Justice at School

February 1, 2016

CUNY Law 1L Maria Brinkmann reflects on her inspiration to attend law school.

Looking Back: 30 years of CUNY Law’s Clinical Program

February 1, 2016

CUNY Law’s clinical program, Main Street Legal Services, has been advocating for underserved people in New York for three decades.

Student Innovators Bring Justice Behind Bars

February 1, 2016

Three CUNY Law students, all 3Ls, are working to make a difference for inmates who believe they have been treated unfairly.

Landmark Settlement in CLEAR Case Challenging Discriminatory Surveillance of Muslims

January 7, 2016

CUNY Law professor Ramzi Kassem and students in the CLEAR project participated in lawsuits leading up to a landmark settlement regarding surveillance targeting Muslims.

Sorensen Center Welcomes Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

December 22, 2015

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer spoke to students, faculty, donors, and supporters of the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice.

Immigrant Clinic Celebrates Precedent Setting Decision for Client

December 9, 2015

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 Law Hosts 20th Annual CUNY Moot Court Summer Competition

October 8, 2015

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.

Second Circuit Court of Appeals Hears Oral Arguments at CUNY Law

September 3, 2015

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.

Inaugural Class of Pro Bono Scholars Helped Clients with Housing and Employment

June 2, 2015

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 and Yemeni Communities in the US Featured in New York Times

May 28, 2015

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.

Sorensen Center Launches New Fellowship Program: Six CUNY Law Students Selected for Inaugural Class

May 28, 2015

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.

Li Litombe (’15) on Diversity on Law Reviews

March 25, 2015

Li Litombe (’15) served on a panel for Ms. JD about improving diversity on law reviews.

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.

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.

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.

2014 CUNY School of Law Commencement [Photos + Video]

July 7, 2014

More than 140 CUNY School of Law students received their Juris Doctor degrees at the May 16 graduation ceremony.

Children’s Lives at Stake: U.S. Policies of Incarcerating Children in Adult Correctional Facilities

May 2, 2014

Read this Human Rights At Home blog post by IWHR clinic students Nell Hirschmann-Levy and Meghan McLoughlin on youth in adult jails and prisons in the U.S.

In Support of Lifelong Learning

April 14, 2014

While teaching in a junior high school in the 1960s, I met and became close with several students and mothers who were victims of domestic abuse. Trying to help, I referred them to the police. The police did not take the problem seriously and often let the abusers, once sufficiently calmed, go back home. The injustice of this struck a chord with me, and that’s when the idea of becoming a lawyer first took hold.

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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.

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.

CUNY Law Students Advocate in Albany for Important Social Policy Reform

March 24, 2014

On March 12, 2014, students from CUNY Law’s Economic Justice Project (EJP) joined forces with Hunter College’s Welfare Rights Initiative (WRI) and the Empire State Economic Security Campaign (ES2), a statewide coalition of more than 200 social service providers, faith-based groups, and concerned citizens, to educate New York State legislators on several important social initiatives including access to quality education, affordable healthcare and housing, a healthy environment, living wage, and stronger safety net programs.

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.

IWHR Clinic Urges U.N. Body to Address Youth in Adult Jails and Prisons and Criminalization of Trafficking Victims

March 20, 2014

Professor Cynthia Soohoo, Nell Hirschmann-Levy (’14), and Meghan McLoughlin (’14) recently traveled to Geneva to meet with U.S. government officials and to urge the U.N. Human Rights Committee to address the issues of incarceration of youth in adult jails and prisons in the United States and policing practices that result in criminalization of trafficking victims.

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