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.
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. […]
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 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 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) 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 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.
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.
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.”
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.