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Prof. Goldscheid Testifies on Compensation Programs for Military Sexual Assault Survivors

March 17, 2015

Professor Julie Goldscheid recently testified on victim compensation and restitution before the Judicial Proceedings Panel.

CUNY Law and Sorensen Center Host Women Confronting ISIS Symposium

March 16, 2015

The Women Confronting ISIS symposium, held at CUNY Law on March 6, provided an opportunity for people concerned about the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and its impact of women to come together and strategize about responses to this human rights crisis.

Prof. Doug Cox on Hillary Clinton’s Use of Private Email

March 13, 2015

Professor Douglas Cox has been quoted by Time, The Hill, and PolitiFact about the recent revelations about Hillary Clinton’s use of private email while she was secretary of state.

Prof. Robson on AL Chief Justice Moore’s Objection to Ruling on Gay Marriage Ban

February 18, 2015

Earlier this week, the Associate Press reported on the objection of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore to a January ruling by U.S. District Judge Callie Granade in Mobile that Alabama’s gay marriage ban violates the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection and due process. Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson spoke to the AP about Moore’s objection. […]

Prof. White Testifies at House Judiciary Hearing About Mortgage Counseling

February 18, 2015

Professor Alan White testified this week at a House Judiciary Committee hearing about mortgage settlements between the Department of Justice and Citigroup and Bank of America.

Professor Zeidman Urges City Not to Defund the Bronx Defenders

February 10, 2015

Professor Steve Zeidman is one of the signatories of a recent letter to the New York Times urging the city not to heed calls to defund the Bronx Defenders, after two staff attorneys appeared in an anti-police rap video with violent tone.

Professor Zeidman Responds to Supporters of ‘Broken Windows’ Policing

February 6, 2015

Professor Steve Zeidman argues against ‘broken windows’ policing in a published editorial, pointing out the toll that it takes on people of color, communities and the general public.

Elizabeth Koo (’15) and Aaron Samsel (’15) Receive Prestigious Labor Law Awards

February 2, 2015

Elizabeth Koo (’15) won first prize and Aaron Samsel (’15) won the second prize for the New York State Bar Association Section on Labor and Employment Samuel M. Kaynard Memorial Law School Student Service Awards.

Professor Zeidman Comments on Police Dragnets

January 30, 2015

Professor Steve Zeidman recently commented on the San Diego Police Department’s practice of reviewing available information to determine which ex-inmates are “prolific offenders” and setting up dragnets in public places they might pass through.

Prof. Rossein on Title IX and Sexual Harassment Policies

January 6, 2015

Professor Rick Rossein recently appeared on “Bloomberg Law” to discuss the Education Department’s finding that Harvard Law School was in violation of Title IX for its failure to respond adequately to sexual assault reports.

Prof. Ruthann Robson on SCOTUS and Racism

January 5, 2015

Professor Ruthann Robson wrote an op-ed for the National Law Journal about the role of the U.S. Supreme court in creating “a culture that ignores racism unless it is the product of a particular individual with a bad motive.”

Elder Law Clinic: Students’ Perspectives

January 1, 2015

Third-year Elder Law Clinic students Carolyn Fakury, Mary Elizabeth Murray, and Katie Redmon, along with Nora Moran, a social work intern from Hunter College, discuss the clinic and what inspired them to become lawyers.

Addressing Access to Justice in New York

January 1, 2015

CUNY Law hosted the third annual Conference on Access to Justice, which is part of the Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services in New York created by New York Court of Appeals Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman.

CED Clinic Organizes Inaugural NYC Worker Cooperative Conference

January 1, 2015

Under the leadership of Professor Carmen Huertas-Noble, the Community and Economic Development (CED) Clinic organized and hosted the first New York City Worker Cooperative Conference at CUNY Law.

CUNY Law Launches Part-Time Program

January 1, 2015

Next fall, CUNY School of Law, New York City’s only public law school, will realize a long-held dream: a part-time J.D. program.

Local is Global

January 1, 2015

As New York City’s only public law school, CUNY School of Law prepares students to practice “law in the service of human needs.” Whether serving as staff attorneys at legal assistance organizations, judges, or proprietors of small
law firms serving communities in need, CUNY Law alums continue to make a profound impact.

‘The Role I Want to Play’

January 1, 2015

“The Role I Want to Play” The following is an excerpt from the graduation remarks of Somalia Samuel (’14). Samuel entered the law school through the Pipeline to Justice program.


VAWA at 20: What’s Next?

January 1, 2015

Twenty years ago, a historic moment occurred in our efforts as a nation to address intimate partner and gender violence.
In 1994, President Bill Clinton signed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) into law, and since then, the rate of intimate partner violence has dropped dramatically—67 percent between 1993 and 2010, government figures show.


From Local to Global…in Action

January 1, 2015

Making the world a better place increasingly requires a global perspective and global experiences.

Brad Parker (’10) Defending the Rights of Palestinian Children

January 1, 2015

For Brad Parker (’10), one of the defining moments at Defense for Children International (DCI)–Palestine can be summed up by a piece of video footage that his organization obtained from a security camera in Ramallah. It shows Israeli soldiers shooting and killing two Palestinian teenagers taking part in a demonstration.


A Conversation with Justice Richard J. Goldstone

January 1, 2015

Justice Richard J. Goldstone is the first scholar-in-residence at the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at CUNY School of Law. Camille Massey, the center’s founding executive director, joined Goldstone in a conversation about the role he played in the transition from apartheid South Africa to democracy, and other topics.


In Pursuit of Peace and Justice for All

January 1, 2015

I know my husband Ted would be proud and honored by the creation of the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice.


Bryan Hoben (’15) on International Human Rights

January 1, 2015

One August afternoon, I sat on the floor of the law office in downtown Sana’a, Yemen, where I’d been working in the summer before starting law school…

Golnaz Fakhimi (’11) Fighting for Human Rights at Home and Overseas

January 1, 2015

For Golnaz Fakhimi (’11), international human rights work started at CUNY Law. As a student in the Immigrant & Non-Citizen Rights Clinic (INRC), she advocated on behalf of prisoners in U.S. military custody at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan.


Who Was Ted Sorensen?

January 1, 2015

Born in Nebraska to a Unitarian family, Theodore C. Sorensen registered for noncombatant service as a conscientious objector when he turned 18. On his application, he identified himself as a “peace maker.”

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