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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.