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).
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) 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.
On April 18th, the Public Interest Law Association (PILA) marked its 20th Anniversary with a gala celebration and auction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On April 4, 2013, the Jewish Law Student Association (JLSA) marked Holocaust Remembrance Day with a program featuring two Holocaust survivors. Ruth and Jack Gruener shared their stories and spoke to the audience about the perils of intolerance and Anti-Semitism.
Aaron Samsel (’15) has been awarded a 2013 Peggy Browning Fund Fellowship, which provides law students with diverse, challenging work experiences fighting for social and economic justice.
Students from the Law School attended the Floyd v City of New York trial, the class-action lawsuit in Manhattan Federal Court that claims the NYPD’s controversial policy targets minorities for illegal stops.
The International Women’s Human Rights (IWHR) Clinic is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 IWHR Summer Internship Placements. Three rising 3Ls committed to gender justice, international law, and human rights will spend their summers interning with IWHR Clinic partner organizations in New York and abroad.
Lauren Paulk (’13) was named one of six recipients of the 2013-2014 Reproductive Justice Fellowship. Lauren will spend her fellowship working at the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR).
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments next week in the case challenging the constituationality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). This week, leading up to those arguments, four CUNY Law students examine, in guest posts for the Constitutional Law Prof Blog, a few of the amicus briefs that have been submitted.
Congratulations to Andrew Lippman (’14) on winning first place for “Best Oral Advocate” at the Hispanic National Bar Association’s (HNBA) 18th Annual Corporate Counsel Conference and Uvaldo Herrera Moot Court Competition in Atlanta, Georgia, last week.
In his letter to the editor in the New York Law Journal, Scott Spivak (’13) examines the role of prosecutors in bail reform, in light of Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s proposal to overhaul New York’s bail statute.
This past summer, Nick Widzowski (’14) spent much of his internship with New York City Councilmember James Gennaro researching and drafting a bill that would make it easier for property owners to locate and access information on adopting renewable energy systems.
Professor Rebecca Bratspies’s Environmental Law class is working Community Board 11 in northeast Queens to analyze new flight patterns into and out of LaGuardia Airport.
Last night, CUNY Law’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) hosted a panel discussion on Prisoner Rights as a Civil Rights Movement.
CUNY Law’s Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic partnered with Make the Road to assist immigrant youth in applying for immigration relief under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
The New York Law Journal reported on the July 2012 bar pass rates of New York’s 15 law schools for first time takers. CUNY Law’s rate of 83.5%–the highest in the school’s history–placed the school seventh.
On Thursday, November 29, 2012, the Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE), along with the Puerto Rican Bar Association and the National Lawyers Guild International Committee, assembled a panel to discuss recent attempts by the Puerto Rican legislature to eliminate civil liberties and human rights.