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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.

Suspension Representation Project Hosts Panel on Zero Tolerance Discipline in NYC Public Schools

November 23, 2011

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.

CUNY Law Labor Coalition Presents Lecture on Economic Violence in Nicaragua

November 23, 2011

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

Black Law Students Association Hosts Discussion on NYC Foster Care System

November 16, 2011

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

Jen Hogg (’12) Featured in Go Magazine

November 10, 2011

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

Student Scholarship: Notes and Comments Panel Fall 2011

November 4, 2011

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 (’12) Recognized at CUNY’s “Thank You for Serving Reception”

November 2, 2011

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.

Moira Meltzer-Cohen (’12) Quoted on Role of Volunteer Lawyers at Occupy Wall Street

October 31, 2011

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.

Organization Co-Founded by Michael Mascetti (’13) Profiled in NY Times

October 14, 2011

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

2011 CUNY Moot Court Summer Competition a Great Success

September 25, 2011

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.

Commencement 2011 Photos and Video

August 8, 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 Mehta (’13) Awarded Peggy Browning Fellowship to Fight for Social and Economic Justice

June 27, 2011

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

Doherty Civil Rights Fellowships Awarded: Students Interning in Dublin and Turkey

June 23, 2011

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

Renee Smith (’12) Awarded Association of Black Women Attorneys’ Scholarship

June 15, 2011

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.

WPIX-TV Features CUNY Law Students: Legal Rights Under Police Questioning

May 26, 2011

CUNY Law Students Jean Stevens and Nicholas Easterday are interviewed on what to do if you are stopped and frisked by the police.

Melinda Cooperman (’12) and Victoria Roytenberg (’12) Awarded J.W. Saxe Prize for Public Service

May 18, 2011

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

CUNY Law Labor Coalition present “Gendering Labor” Panel

April 26, 2011

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

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