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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

Generation Next: Black in America

April 15, 2011

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

Food Fight! Countering Corporate Control of the Food Supply

April 15, 2011

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

Prof. Lisa Davis to Testify Before The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

March 23, 2011

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,

IWHR Students Return From Guatemala: Report to go to UN Human Rights Committee

March 17, 2011

Guatemala City – Students from the International Women’s Human Rights (IWHR) Clinic at CUNY School of Law, in collaboration with the New York-based women’s rights organization MADRE, just returned from Guatemala where they

Student Natasha Bannan Discusses Civil Rights Violations of Students at the University of Puerto Rico

March 4, 2011

3L Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan, who is also Editor-in-Chief of the City University of New York Law Review and an Ella Baker Fellow, talks about the abuse of human and civil rights on the campus of the University of Puerto Rico

IWHR Students at Fordham Disaster Relief Round-table

February 25, 2011

On February 11, 2011, students of the International Women’s Human Rights (IWHR) Clinic at the City University of New York School of Law attended a round-table discussion at Fordham University School of Law hosted by the Fordham Disaster Relief

Victory for Habeas Rights: IRRC Students Take Lead

February 16, 2011

CUNY Law Immigrant & Refugee Rights Clinic (IRRC) students Golnaz Fakhimi, Isabelle Rogin, and Jill Sebastian, in collaboration with co-counsel at the International Justice Network and at Yale Law School, prevailed on behalf

Student Chris Copeland Awarded New York Bar Foundation Scholarship

February 8, 2011

Chris Copeland, who is in his second year at CUNY Law, has been awarded the inaugural NY Bar Foundation’s Real Property Law Section Lorraine Power Tharp Scholarship for his academic excellence

New York’s Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman Speaks at CUNY Law

February 6, 2011

Honorable Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge, New York State Court of Appeals, shared his vision for increasing access to justice and civil legal services for underserved communities to a packed audience of students, invited guests and press. The event was hosted by the City University of New York Law Review and CUNY Law.

CUNY Law Student Jamaal Bailey Lauded by NY Amsterdam News

January 31, 2011

2L Student Jamaal Bailey has been recognized by the NY Amsterdam News as this week’s “Black New Yorker.” Bailey, an active Bronx community member who was elected as the Male Democratic State Committee Member

Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic Student Suha Dabbouseh Discusses Protests at Guantánamo

January 27, 2011

Marking the ninth anniversary of the U.S. military prison camp’s opening, most of the remaining prisoners in Camps 5 and 6 at Guantánamo have joined together to peacefully protest their indefinite imprisonment with a sit-in and signs.

Inter-American Commission Issues Unprecedented Recommendation to End Sexual Violence of Displaced Women, Based on IWHR Petition

January 20, 2011

On December 22, 2010, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) issued an unprecedented decision, granting a legal request submitted by the IWHR Clinic and partner attorneys, requesting

IWHR Clinic Recommendations to End Sexual Violence of Displaced Women Submitted to Haitian Government

January 4, 2011

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States (OAS) has passed formal recommendations to the Haitian government in order to stop the sexual violence occurring in displacement camps

Students Train Volunteers: Award Recognizes Initiative

December 15, 2010

Students from CUNY Law’s Immigration and Refugee Rights Clinic (IRRC) working with SEPA MUJER, and supervised by Director of Immigrant Initiatives and Law Professor Alizabeth Newman and IRRC Social Work Supervisor and Adjunct Professor Martha Garcia

CLORE 2009-2010 Supreme Court Term Review

December 1, 2010

On September 23, 2010 CLORE hosted a panel at the offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates for a discussion of select cases from the Supreme Court’s 2009-2010 term and the impact on the Latino Community and Practitioners.

Incoming Students Visit New York City Courts for Orientation 2010

November 19, 2010

On Friday, August 20, 2010, the incoming Class of 2013 spent the day visiting local, state, Federal Courts in lower Manhattan with faculty and staff. The 1L students

Building a Pipeline: High School Students Visit CUNY Law

November 15, 2010

On Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 15 tenth-grade students and two teachers from Brooklyn Generation, a NYC public school housed in the South Shore High School complex, visited CUNY Law.

Resistance in the Afterlife of Identity

October 27, 2010

On April 19, 2010, the New York City Law Review brought Professor Darren Hutchinson, of American University Washington College of Law to CUNY Law

Prof. Lisa Davis on Sexual Violence in Haiti

October 21, 2010

Prof. Lisa Davis and students from CUNY Law’s International Women’s Human Rights Clinic conducted an on-the-ground investigation into the ongoing rape and

New York City Law Review Hosts Panel “Suspect Fits Description: Responses to Racial Profiling in NYC”

October 21, 2010

On September 29, 2010, the New York City Law Review brought a powerful panel of community organizers to discuss possible responses to aggressive policing of communities of color in New York City.

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