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Advice Column for Students: Recharge to Take Charge

February 6, 2018

This advice column written by students for students, with a particular focus on useful information for students in their first year of law school (1Ls). Recharge to Take Charge is brought to you by current student Jelissa Grant, expected to graduate this May 2018. 

February Bookmark List

February 6, 2018

This month’s list is brought to you by CUNY Law’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA). Check out their roundup of books, articles and more that are not to be missed. We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective by Keanga-Yamahtta […]

CUNY Law Student Awarded 2018 Skadden Fellowship

December 28, 2017

Third-year CUNY School of Law student Jessica “JP” Perry has been awarded a Skadden Fellowship for 2018.  She will represent immigrant families on Long Island who are facing discrimination in public schools.

Learning from Alumni Practitioners: The Implications of Non-Compete Covenants

December 21, 2017

At the end of the Fall 2017 semester, first-year students heard how one of legal tools they covered in their lawyering seminars, the non-compete covenant, works out in practice.

CUNY Law Celebrates the Class of 2017

May 18, 2017

At CUNY Law’s 32nd commencement held on May 12, commencement speaker Sherrilyn Ifill who leads the NAACP Legal Defense Fund urged graduates to stand up and protect public life and institutions.

CUNY Law Student among Law Students of the Year

March 13, 2017

David Ourlicht ’17 is one of 25 future lawyers honored in The National Jurist’s 2017 Law Students of the Year.

Black Law Student Association (BLSA) Holds Annual February Gala

February 23, 2017

Last week, the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) held its annual fundraising gala. Tickets to the gala were sold-out for a second year in a row and ticket sales alone, raised more than $6,000.

HRGJ Clinic Successfully Urges U.N. to Address U.S. Policies that Harm Trafficking Victims

December 21, 2016

In partnership with the Legal Aid Society, The Human Rights and Gender Justice (HRGJ) clinic successfully urged the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Trafficking to address the harmful impact of criminalization of trafficking victims.

Two CUNY Law Students Awarded 2017 Skadden Fellowships

December 15, 2016

Annemarie Caruso (’17) and Maggie Gribben (’17) have been awarded Skadden Fellowships for 2017.

Fatema Jannat (’19) Appears in PBS Special about Settlement Houses

November 21, 2016

Fatema Jannat (’19), a second-year student in our part-time program is featured in a PBS special about the impact of settlement houses in New York.

HRGJ Clinic Stands up for Detained Pregnant Women

November 18, 2016

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention accepted most of the recommendations made by the Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic (HRGJ) regarding the detention of pregnant women suspected of drug use in the United States.

CUNY Law Students Go to (Moot) Court

October 7, 2016

Second- and third-year students participated in CUNY Law’s 21st annual Moot Court Summer Competition recently to secure a spot on the law school’s Moot Court team.

Welcome to Our Latest 1L Class

September 9, 2016

Our newest 1L class brings a rich and varied background to CUNY Law and their legal careers. In addition to speaking 26 languages, this class of 190 full- and part-time students has worked for such organizations as a youth mission in South Africa, Refugees and Communities of Color and the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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.

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