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).
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.”
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
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.
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
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.
On Tuesday, November 1, the CUNY Law chapter of the Suspension Representation Project invited a panel of speakers to talk about the effect of zero tolerance discipline practices in New York City public schools.
On Thursday, November 3, the CUNY Law Labor Coalition invited guest speaker Uriel Antonio Carazo Garcia, of the Promoters of Peace and Development in Nicaragua, to talk about the issues behind out-migration from Nicaragua
On Thursday, October 6, 2011, the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) invited a panel of judges and public interest lawyers to discuss with the CUNY Law community
Go Magazine featured Jen Hogg (’12) as part of its piece on women leading nonprofit organizations. Hogg, who was a sergeant in the New York Army National Guard, co-founded Service Women’s Actions Network
The Student Scholarship: Notes and Comments panel takes place every fall, allowing recently (or soon to be) published authors, mostly students or recent graduates, from inside and outside of CUNY come to speak about the writing and publishing process
Victoria Tran, 2nd Leiutenant of the U.S. Marine Corps and founder of CUNY Law Students in Support of Veterans, was recognized at a CUNY reception on November 1st in honor of her service in the U.S. military.
The Downtown Express quoted Moira Meltzer-Cohen (’12) in a story on the role of volunteer lawyers at Occupy Wall Street. Meltzer-Cohen is a volunteer with the National Lawyers Guild and has provided “Know Your Rights” trainings to OWS protesters.
The New York Times profiled Science Schools Initiative, an organization that seeks to prepare children from low-income and minority families to pass the test
The 2011 Moot Court Summer Competition was a great success. Following the preparation and submission of briefs over the summer, the Summer Competition culminated in the presentation of oral arguments on Saturday September 17th, 2011.
More than 100 CUNY School of Law students received their Juris Doctor degrees at the graduation ceremony in May. “CUNY Law’s 2011 graduates are passionate advocates, eager to devote themselves to lawyering
Colleen Normile (’13) and Sonya Zehra Mehta (’13) have been awarded 2011 Peggy Browning Fund Fellowships, which provide law students with diverse, challenging work experiences fighting for social and economic justice
Jaclyn Sheltry (’13) and Leila Shifteh (’13) have been awarded the Joseph Doherty Civil Rights Fellowship for 2011. This annual fellowship offered by the Irish Law Students Association (ILSA) at CUNY Law assists students
On June 14 at the 35th anniversary gala of the Association for Black Women Attorneys, Renee S. Smith (’12) was awarded the association’s 2011 scholarship.
CUNY Law Students Jean Stevens and Nicholas Easterday are interviewed on what to do if you are stopped and frisked by the police.
Two CUNY Law students, Melina Cooperman and Victoria Roytenberg, were among 12 students nationwide to receive support from the J.W. Saxe Memorial Fund for their public service
On Thursday, February 17, 2011, the CUNY Law Labor Coalition for Workers Rights and Economic Justice presented the panel “Gendering Labor.” Moderated by Professor Shirley Lung, the panel included Sex Worker Rights Activist
On February 24, 2011, the CUNY Black Law Students Association hosted the panel discussion, “Generation Next: Black in America.” Panelists included New York State Assemblywoman
On March 1, 2011, the CUNY Law Review and CUNY Law Green Coalition Food Fighters hosted the panel discussion, “Food Fight! Countering Corporate Control of the Food Supply.” The panel brought together accomplished advocates and activists
CUNY Law Adjunct Professor Lisa Davis, who teaches in the Law School’s International Women’s Human Rights Clinic (IWHR), will testify before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on March 25th in Washington, D.C. Davis,