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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.

Ada George (’14), Everett Hopkins (’14), Somalia Samuel (’14), & Victor Negron (’15) Speak at Annual BMI Conference

October 11, 2013

CUNY School of Law students Ada George (’14), Everett Hopkins (’14), Somalia Samuel (’14), & Victor Negron (’15) spoke at the Annual Black Male Initiative Conference at York College last week.

CUNY Law Hosts Eighteenth Annual CUNY Moot Court Summer Competition

October 3, 2013

On Saturday, September 21, 2013, CUNY Moot Court hosted the oral argument component of the Eighteenth Annual CUNY Law School Moot Court Summer Competition.

Somalia Samuel (’14) Selected as Thurgood Marshall Fellow

September 18, 2013

Somalia Samuel (’14) has been selected as a Thurgood Marshall Fellow at the New York City Bar Association.

Nick Widzowski (’14) Helps Draft Environmental Plan for New York City

September 12, 2013

One of the highlights of this past summer for Nick Widzowski (’14) was putting together an environmental plan for New York City. In drafting the plan, Widzowski put his legal knowledge and skills to work.

Commencement 2013 Photos and Video

July 10, 2013

More than 130 CUNY School of Law students received their Juris Doctor degrees at the May 17 graduation ceremony. “We are immensely proud of our 2013 graduates. Their experience, intelligence, and passion will make them excellent advocates for their communities,” said CUNY Law Dean Michelle J. Anderson.

Fabiana Araujo (’13) and Sarika Saxena (’13) on Future of Guantanamo Detainee

May 30, 2013

Fabiana Araujo (’13) and Sarika Saxena (’13) represent Guantanamo detainee Abdulhadi Faraj as part of their work with CUNY Law’s Immigrant & Non-Citizen Rights Clinic (INRC).

22 CUNY Law Students Awarded Revson Law Student Public Interest Fellowships

May 7, 2013

The Charles H. Revson Law Student Public Interest (LSPIN) Fellowships for 2013 have been announced, and 22 CUNY Law students were among the recipients.

Matthew Daloisio (’14) on Federal Court Guantanamo Protest

May 2, 2013

Matthew Daloisio (’14) spoke with the New York Law Journal about a symbolic “die-in” which took place on April 22 on the steps of the Manhattan federal court.

PILA Celebrates 20th Anniversary

May 1, 2013

On April 18th, the Public Interest Law Association (PILA) marked its 20th Anniversary with a gala celebration and auction.

Beginning a CUNY Law Legacy

May 1, 2013

Three decades is ample time for a legacy to develop. Consider the Cabans at CUNY Law. Osvaldo Caban got his J.D. in 1987, the second graduating class; his daughter, Celina, is on track to graduate in 2014.

Elder Law Clinic: Students’ Perspectives

May 1, 2013

Third-year Elder Law Clinic students Carolyn Fakury, Mary Elizabeth Murray, and Katie Redmon, along with Nora Moran, a social work intern from Hunter College, discuss the clinic and what inspired them to become lawyers.

CUNY Law Students Graduate May 17th

April 26, 2013

More than 130 CUNY School of Law students will receive their Juris Doctor degrees at a May 17 graduation ceremony. “We are immensely proud of our 2013 graduates. Their experience, intelligence, and passion will make them excellent advocates for their communities,” said CUNY Law Dean Michelle J. Anderson.

CUNY Law Students at the U.S. Supreme Court

April 25, 2013

Arriving at the high court’s public line at 3am, Kathleen Thomas and Lauren Parnes were first in line for seats to attend the April 22 oral argument in one of the Term’s most watched First Amendment cases, Agency for International Development vs. Alliance for Open Society.

IWHR Students Guest Blog for ACLU Michigan on Incarceration of Youth in Adult Prisons

April 22, 2013

International Women’s Human Rights (IWHR) Clinic students Cassie Fleming (’13) and Bianca Cappellini (’13) guest blogged for the ACLU Michigan, discussing the issue of incarcerating youth in adult prisons.

Henry Tranes (’13) to Present at Legal & Policy Pathways for Energy Innovation Conference

April 22, 2013

This week, Henry Tranes (’13) will present his paper “Sharing the Burdens of Pollution in New York: Whose Environment Are We Protecting and Who Decides” at the Legal & Policy Pathways for Energy Innovation Conference sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences.

CUNY Law Hosts Panel Discussion on 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

April 18, 2013

On April 2, 2013, the CUNY Law Democrats, the CUNY Law Students for Reproductive Justice, and the CUNY Federalist Society hosted a panel discussion on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

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