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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.

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.

Center for Urban Environmental Reform Tackles Subway Noise at PS 85 in Queens

December 4, 2013

Professor Rebecca Bratspies and student fellows with CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) have been working closely with parents at PS85 in Astoria, Queens, to address noise from nearby subway tracks that is affecting students’ learning and health.

Al Jazeera Features Opinion Piece from Immigration Clinic Client

November 25, 2013

CUNY Law students from the Immigration and Non-Citizen Rights Clinic (INRC) worked with one of their clients, Shaker Aamer, on an opinion piece published by Al Jazeera English.

Celina Caban (’14) Receives 2013 Ms. JD Fellowship

October 31, 2013

Celina Caban (’14) has been awarded the 2013 Ms. JD Fellowship.