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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

Supporting CUNY Students Through School: Richard Bailey (’12)

April 15, 2012

Richard Bailey (’12) was in the right place at the right time the afternoon he overheard some students talking about their work in the Economic Justice Project (EJP).

Safeguarding Benefits for Students: Kelly Marie Fay Rodríguez (’12)

April 15, 2012

Kelly Marie Fay Rodríguez (’12) recalled one of her most memorable clients from the Economic Justice Project (EJP) as a “brilliant Latina student at LaGuardia Community College

CUNY Law Students Host Intimate Partner Violence Panel

April 2, 2012

On Thursday, March 27, students hosted an inter-disciplinary discussion about intimate and state-sanctioned power, violence, and control within and against LGBTQ and immigrant communities.

IWHR Students Testify to UN on Human Rights in Guatemala

March 26, 2012

On March 20, the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic presented oral testimony to the U.N. Human Rights Committee about human rights abuses in Guatemala.

Students Discuss Human Rights with UN Official

March 16, 2012

Students from Prof. Susan Bazilli’s International Human Rights Law class and members of the CUNY International Law Society recently met with Ivan Šimonovic’, assistant secretary-general for human rights and head of the New York Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

James Bell, of Haywood Burns Institute, Discusses Law as a Tool for Social Justice

March 13, 2012

CUNY Law’s Office of Academic Affairs and the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) recently brought James Bell, founder and executive director of the W. Haywood Burns Institute, to speak to the Law School community about “The Law as a Tool for Social Justice: Challenges for the 21st Century.”

New IWHR Clinic Reports Focus on Haiti, the Philippines, and Guatemala

January 13, 2012

The International Women’s Human Rights Clinic and the Center for Reproductive Rights jointly submitted a report to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on issues related to the status of women’s reproductive rights in the Philippines

Panel Discussion on Domestic Violence Survivor Justice Act

December 7, 2011

On Monday, November 21, the CUNY Law Domestic Violence Coalition invited a panel of domestic violence survivors and advocates to speak about the Domestic Violence Survivor Justice Act.

Students Invite Panel of Guests to Speak on Racial Profiling

December 7, 2011

On Thursday, November 17, students invited a panel of speakers to educate the CUNY Law community on racial profiling. The panel, “Restoring Justice: Reflections on Racial Profiling in a Post 9/11 America,” was sponsored

CLORE Presents Panel on the Future of the LGBT Movement

November 23, 2011

On Tuesday, November 15, the Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE) at CUNY Law invited a panel of speakers to talk about the future of the LGBT movement in regards to race, ethnicity, and immigration status.

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