Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson was consulted by the Los Angeles Times on her thoughts about the constitutionality of the Arkansas gay marriage ban ruling.
Read this Human Rights At Home blog post by IWHR clinic students Nell Hirschmann-Levy and Meghan McLoughlin on youth in adult jails and prisons in the U.S.
Paula Z. Segal (’11) was a guest on Brian Lehrer’s TV show to speak about 596 Acres, an organization that builds online tools neighbors can use to clear hurdles to community land access.
Distinguished Professor Robson wrote the argument preview for Lane v. Franks, an upcoming Supreme Court case, on the SCOTUSblog.
Some members of the Jewish religious community believe that studying the Talmud helps develop critical thinking skills and helps with professional jobs, especially those that require data analysis. Professor Rick Rossein was recently interviewed by Jewish News One about his views on this issue. He said: “I would certainly advise against that. Because once again, […]
Eugene Chen (’13), Rage M. Kidvai (’14), and Molly Coe (’14) were each awarded a two-year Equal Justice Works fellowship, to begin in September.
While teaching in a junior high school in the 1960s, I met and became close with several students and mothers who were victims of domestic abuse. Trying to help, I referred them to the police. The police did not take the problem seriously and often let the abusers, once sufficiently calmed, go back home. The injustice of this struck a chord with me, and that’s when the idea of becoming a lawyer first took hold.
Last fall, Alex MacDougall (’14) participated in the Family Law Concentration, led by Professor Ann Cammett. As part of the concentration, MacDougall interned at CONNECT, which seeks to create safe families and peaceful communities through legal empowerment, grassroots mobilization, and transformative education. These are her reflections on that experience.
The City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law will present “Diversity & Inclusion: Opportunities and Challenges in the Age of Globalization” featuring Brown University Professor Evelyn Hu-Dehart, on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
It’s not every day that you have the opportunity to work on a bill for the New York State Legislature, but that’s exactly what Lucas Cuéllar (’14) did during his internship in the summer of 2013 at the Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn. Working under supervising attorney Emily Ruben on a number of projects, Cuéllar helped draft a bill proposal to the State Legislature to increase and standardize spousal support.
While rummaging through her bag last spring, Dalourny Nemorin (’14) came across a business card she had received about a year before from New York City Family Court’s chief administrative judge, Edwina Richardson-Mendelson (’88). As a first-year student, Nemorin had met the judge at an awards luncheon, after winning a scholarship from the Association of Black Women Attorneys.
In October 2013, I delivered a keynote lecture at the Association for Canadian Clinical Legal Education Conference on the critique and reform of legal education in the United States. It is a topic on the minds of many law school deans lately.
Building a movement of economic justice. That’s a big goal for CUNY Law’s Community & Economic Development Clinic (CEDC) and the clients in its worker cooperative docket.
Women who are trafficked into the sex industry face the added threat of criminal prosecution for acts they were forced to commit. Resulting criminal convictions can continue to haunt trafficking survivors, preventing them from rebuilding their lives.
“Hi, I’m Melanie Hart,” says the new director of the Community Legal Resource Network (CLRN) and External Affairs with a firm handshake, a broad smile, and seemingly boundless energy. We’re meeting in her office with an expanse of Queens as the backdrop. Hart comes to CUNY Law with a lifelong commitment to public service.
The spirit of the late CUNY Law professor Rhonda Copelon was palpable at a recent Public Square event honoring international women’s rights advocate Madeleine Rees.
Congratulations to CUNY Law Moot Court for successful competitions in the last several weeks, including several teams that advanced in their competitions against other schools, a finalist team, and a CUNY Law student winning an individual oralist award.
Mayor de Blasio reappointed Harvey Epstein (’94), project director of the Community Development Project of the Urban Justice Center, as a tenant representative on the New York City Rent Guidelines Board.
Thursday, the U.N. Human Rights Committee (“Committee”) criticized a broad range of U.S. laws and policies that treat youth under 18 as adults in the criminal justice system. “The Human Rights Committee’s statements reflect international consensus and a common sense understanding that youth are different than adults and that subjecting them to adult criminal punishments is a human rights violation,” says Cindy Soohoo, director of the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic (IWHR) at the City University of New York School of Law.
Today, the U.N. Human Rights Committee urged that the U.S. end the prosecution of human trafficking victims for crimes that they are forced to commit. The Committee expressed concern that victims of sex trafficking are arrested and convicted for prostitution and related offenses, and recognized that there is insufficient identification of trafficking victims. The Committee urged […]
Professor Caitlin Borgmann spoke to the Wall Street Journal today about Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case today, which will address whether for-profit companies have a religious right to refuse to comply with the federal contraception rule.
Rage M. Kidvai (’14) has been awarded a two-year Equal Justice Works (EJW) fellowship, starting in September, to work at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP), providing legal representation on asylum applications for low-income transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex (TGNCI) immigrants.
On March 12, 2014, students from CUNY Law’s Economic Justice Project (EJP) joined forces with Hunter College’s Welfare Rights Initiative (WRI) and the Empire State Economic Security Campaign (ES2), a statewide coalition of more than 200 social service providers, faith-based groups, and concerned citizens, to educate New York State legislators on several important social initiatives including access to quality education, affordable healthcare and housing, a healthy environment, living wage, and stronger safety net programs.
To mark the three-year anniversary of the uprising in Syria, the International Women’s Human Rights Law Clinic at the City University of New York School of Law (IWHR), MADRE, and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) have released a report detailing the egregious pattern of sexual violence Syrian women face in the war on Syrian women’s exclusion from high-level peace negotiations.
Somalia Samuel has been awarded a two-year Bertha Fellowship at the Center for Constitutional Rights. She will be working on its Government Misconduct/Racial Justice (GMRJ) docket of cases, which have included Floyd v. City of New York, Blum v. Holder, Hassan v. City of New York, Ashker v. Brown, and Vulcan Society v. City of New York, among others.