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.
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.
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.
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” The following is an excerpt from the graduation remarks of Somalia Samuel (’14). Samuel entered the law school through the Pipeline to Justice program.
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.
Making the world a better place increasingly requires a global perspective and global experiences.
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.
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.
I know my husband Ted would be proud and honored by the creation of the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice.
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…
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.