Five civil rights leaders and long-time activists recounted numerous personal and powerful stories of the Black Panther Movement and its importance to civil rights and black empowerment, before a full house at CUNY Law.
Chief Judge Robert Katzmann was joined by Judge Raymond Lohier and Judge Peter Hall. The judges heard five cases that covered a broad range of legal issues and then answered questions from students.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will be sitting at CUNY School of Law on September 3, 2015. The Court will hear oral arguments in six cases beginning at 10:30am.
Prof. Sue Bryant and Yale professor Jean Koh Peters will be honored by the Society of American Law Teachers for their contributions to clinical pedagogy.
CUNY Law celebrates the legacy of civil rights leader Julian Bond, who spoke at the 2011 commencement and received an honorary degree.
Professor Jeff Kirchmeier answers questions about his new book Imprisoned by the Past: Warren McCleskey and the American Death Penalty.
Cesar Vargas (’11) who was brought to the United States from Mexico as a child and is now authorized to be present in the country under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), was admitted to practice law in New York.
In the first year of New York ’s pro bono scholars program, CUNY Law students helped clients find housing, fight evictions, and secure unpaid wages.
CLEAR’s work with Uzbek immigrants who were recently questioned by law enforcement and a Yemeni-American man whose US passport was unfairly revoked was recently featured in the New York Times.
The Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at the City University of New York School of Law has named six students in the inaugural class of Sorensen Center Fellows. The Fellowships aim to equip students with international experience and expertise to become leaders in the field.
This week at the United Nations, government representatives called on the U.S. to end the practice of trying youth under 18 in the adult criminal justice system and incarcerating youth in adult jails and prisons. Representatives also called for the U.S. to fully abolish life imprisonment without parole sentences for youth and to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
Last week, SCOTUSblog featured an article by Professor Julie Goldscheid about the Supreme Court’s decision about whether courts can review and enforce the EEOC’s attempt to conciliate discrimination complaints between employers and claimants.
In a new article, “Do We Need a Human Right to a Healthy Environment,” Professor Rebecca Bratspies writes, “Just as a healthy environment can contribute to the enjoyment of human rights, there is a growing sense that environmental degradation and climate change have ‘generally negative effects on the realization of human rights.’ Thus, there is a growing sense that the goal of realizing human rights necessarily entails protecting the environment.”
Professor Caitlin Borgmann contributed her expertise in reproductive rights law to a recent US News & World Report article, “Arizona Abortion Law Pushes Boundaries of What Providers Must Tell Patients.”
Professor Ruthann Robson was quoted in a recent VICE News article, “How Hobby Lobby Paved the Way for the Current Rush of Religious Freedom Laws.”
Professor Julie Goldscheid and Sharon Stapel (’98) are recipients of the American Bar Association’s 20/20 Vision Awards.
The New York City Bar Association featured its ongoing work to focus on immigration issues and highlighted the immigration outreach work of Danny Alicea (’13), who is a current Fragomen Fellow with the City Bar.
Professor Rick Rossein recently appeared on Bloomberg Law to comment on the Supreme Court’s decision concerning pregnancy discrimination.
Li Litombe (’15) served on a panel for Ms. JD about improving diversity on law reviews.
Ms. JD featured an interview with alum Paula Edgar (’06) in a recent blog post. Edgar is Principal of PGE, LLC, a boutique coaching and consulting firm. The firm provides innovative and strategic solutions on career management, executive/leadership development, organizational diversity efforts, intercultural competence initiatives, networking and social media strategy.
The Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE) recently co-hosted a policy breakfast addressing mayoral control of NYC public schools with Public Advocate Letitia James.
“Today, US courts have failed too often to acknowledge the history of racial violence.” In a new article for Oxford University Press, Professor Jeffrey Kirchmeier discusses the findings of a recent Equal Justice Initiative report, “Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror.”
Professor Julie Goldscheid recently testified on victim compensation and restitution before the Judicial Proceedings Panel.
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.
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.