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.
Li Litombe (’15) served on a panel for Ms. JD about improving diversity on law reviews.
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.
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.
The Nineteenth Annual CUNY Law School Moot Court Summer Competition was held on September 20.
More than 140 CUNY School of Law students received their Juris Doctor degrees at the May 16 graduation ceremony.
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.
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.
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) 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.