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CUNY Law Students Demonstrate Outside Stop-And-Frisk Trial

April 11, 2013

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.

2013 IWHR Summer Internship Placements Announced

April 11, 2013

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) Receives Reproductive Justice Fellowship

April 9, 2013

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).

Constitutional Law Prof Blog Features Students’ Discussions of DOMA Case Amicus Briefs

March 21, 2013

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.

Andrew Lippman (’14) Wins for “Best Oral Advocate” at Moot Court Competition

March 18, 2013

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.

Scott Spivak (’13) in NY Law Journal on Role of Prosecutors in Bail Reform

March 7, 2013

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.

Nick Widzowski (’14) Helps Draft NYC Bill on Renewable Energy Website

March 5, 2013

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.

CUNY Law Class Working with Community to Analyze FAA Flight Patterns

February 26, 2013

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.

BLSA Presents Prisoner Rights as a Civil Rights Movement

February 22, 2013

Last night, CUNY Law’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) hosted a panel discussion on Prisoner Rights as a Civil Rights Movement.

Students and Alums Assist Community with DACA Applications

February 6, 2013

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).

CUNY Law’s Bar Pass Rate Seventh in State

December 12, 2012

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.

CLORE Co-hosts Panel on Disappearance of Civil Liberties and Human Rights in Puerto Rico

December 4, 2012

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.

Student Spotlight: Ada George (’14)

November 15, 2012

If you’re looking for Ada George (’14) and she’s not in class, chances are she’s in her favorite spot, in a fifth-floor corner study room, with her papers spread out on the table.

Student Spotlight: Danny Alicea (’13)

November 15, 2012

After being on staff at the City University of New York Law Review, Danny Alicea (’13) now is in the driver’s seat as editor-in- chief.

NY Law Journal on Law School Relief Efforts After Sandy

November 13, 2012

A story from the New York Law Journal about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on law schools in the region highlights CUNY Law’s efforts to support students who were affected by the storm.

IWHR Brief in Atala Case Cited by IntLawGrrls

July 16, 2012

A recent IntLawGrrls blog post focuses on the impact of the Karen Atala case that was decided by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the spring.

National Law Journal Opinion Piece Cites CUNY Law Focus on Experiential Learning

June 7, 2012

A National Law Journal opinion piece lists CUNY School of Law among law schools that feature experiential learning as a core component of their programs. The piece focuses on the need for experiential learning in legal education and an alliance of educators from more than 30 law schools that is focused on the issue.

Commencement 2012 Photos and Video

June 4, 2012

More than 140 CUNY School of Law students received their Juris Doctor degrees at the graduation ceremony in May. “We are confident our graduates will make a difference in the lives of the underprivileged and disempowered.”

Alums and Students Connect at Manhattan Networking Event

May 11, 2012

On April 11, 2012, CUNY Law’s Career Planning Office held a networking reception for students and recent graduates at Macaulay Honors College in Manhattan.

CUNY Law Students Graduate May 18th

May 9, 2012

More than 140 CUNY School of Law students will receive their Juris Doctor degrees at a May 18th graduation ceremony.

CUNY Law Review Symposium: Rhonda Copelon’s Legacy and the Future of International Women’s Human Rights

May 8, 2012

On March 30, 2012, a packed auditorium of human rights advocates, lawyers, students, and others gathered at the CUNY Graduate Center for the CUNY Law Review Symposium, “Looking Forward: Rhonda Copelon’s Legacy in Action and the Future of International Women’s Human Rights Law.”

VIDEO: Students Get an Inside View of International Peacekeeping Strategies

May 4, 2012

On April 12, 2012, The Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality and the Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) hosted UN Legal Officer Fernando Ortiz Jr.

Students in the Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic and Alums Help CUNY/Daily News Education Effort

April 27, 2012

In April 2012 students in the Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic (IRRC) provided free, confidential information in English and Spanish to individuals around New York City facing immigration issues.

CLORE Convenes Leaders to Map Out Strategies on Social Justice

April 26, 2012

In March 2012, CUNY Law School’s Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE) convened leading progressive lawyers and activists in an effort to chart out new strategies to address threats to civil rights

NY Assembly Member O’Donnell (’87) Inspires Students

April 23, 2012

On his recent visit to the Law School on April 12, New York State Assembly Member and alum Daniel O’Donnell (’87) inspired students with his work on championing key legislation that legalized same-sex marriage in New York State

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