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Prof. Borgmann on Alabama “Undue Burden” Abortion Decision

August 7, 2014

In Monday’s edition of the Los Angeles Times, Professor Caitlin Borgmann commented on a recent U.S. District Court decision that ruled a law that would have closed three of five abortion clinics in Alabama unconstitutional.

Prof. Zeidman on the downsides of ‘broken windows’ policing

August 4, 2014

Professor Steve Zeidman wrote an editorial piece “Is ‘Broken Windows’ Broken? Yes” that ran in the Sunday edition of the New York Daily News. He argues that this theory subject minority and poor New Yorkers to harassment for no good reason.

Decision analysis: Authorizing, while limiting, review of the EEOC’s efforts to conciliate

July 26, 2014

Decision analysis: Authorizing, while limiting, review of the EEOC’s efforts to conciliate
Scotus Blog
Prof. Julie Goldscheid

Scotus Blog with excerpt

July 26, 2014

Scotus Blog
Prof. Julie Goldscheid

2014 CUNY School of Law Commencement [Photos + Video]

July 7, 2014

More than 140 CUNY School of Law students received their Juris Doctor degrees at the May 16 graduation ceremony.

Public Square LIVE: Diversity and Inclusion featuring Dr. Evelyn Hu-Dehart

July 7, 2014

The panel discussion explored the legal and social aspects of affirmative action, how it has evolved over time, and how best to conceptualize the work of equality in the future.

Distinguished Prof. Robson on Hobby Lobby Ruling & Its Aftermath

July 2, 2014

Professor Ruthann Robson’s opinion was included in a Guardian article about the reactions of supporters and detractors to the US Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling. Professor Robson also contributed a post to the London School of Economics blog on American Politics and Policy, arguing that the US Congress has a number of options for changing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Prof. Rick Rossein on 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer

July 1, 2014

Professor Rick Rossein was recently interviewed for Arise America’s segment about the 50th anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Summer.

Central Park Five represented by Prof. Moore Receive $40 million settlement

June 26, 2014

The five men exonerated in the beating and rape of a female jogger in Central Park in 1989, known as the Central Park Five, have settled their wrongful conviction lawsuit for $40 million. Four of the five men are represented by CUNY Law Adjunct Professor Jonathan Moore.

Dean Anderson Receives 2014 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award from the NYC Bar

June 26, 2014

Dean Michelle J. Anderson is the recipient of the 2014 Diversity & Champion Inclusion Champion Award from the New York City Bar Association.

Prof. Cammett’s work cited in Salon article on the stigmatization of poor people by politicians

June 19, 2014

In a recent Salon article “The right’s despicable class war: Why they paint the poor as anti-American” by Elizabeth Stoker, the author extensively cites Professor Ann Cammett’s paper “Deadbeat Dads & Welfare Queens: How Metaphor Shapes Poverty Law”.

Prof. Soohoo on Protecting Incarcerated Youth from Sexual Violence

June 17, 2014

Professor Cynthia Soohoo was recently a guest on BrianLehrer.TV to discuss the importance of full implementation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) which protects incarcerated individuals from sexual violence.

Militants Sweep Towards Baghdad: Women’s Rights Groups Mobilize

June 16, 2014

The IWHR Clinic at CUNY Law School and MADRE, an International women’s human rights organization are mobilizing an emergency response with the Iraqi women’s rights organization located in Baghdad, the Organization for Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI) to protect people at severe risk as the threat of sectarian violence grows.

Prof. Rossein on Racial Discrimination Complaint Filed by Cotton Gin Workers

June 9, 2014

Recently, Professor Rick Rossein shared his expertise on employment discrimination as a guest on the Arise America show.

Prof. Kassem Provides “A View from Gitmo” for the New York Times

June 9, 2014

Professor Ramzi Kassem wrote an editorial for the New York Times in which he advocates for “decisive action to resettle and repatriate as many inmates as possible and give fair trials to any that remain”.

Advocates Release Report on Violations of Women’s Human Rights in Syria

June 3, 2014

CUNY School of Law, MADRE and a coalition of international and Syrian women’s human rights groups have released a report on women’s human rights violations in Syria before and during the current war.

Prof. Siegel on the History of “Stop-and-Frisk” Cases

May 19, 2014

Professor Franklin Siegel traced the fifteen year long legal challenge to the unconstitutional racial profiling practices of the New York City Police Department in a Journal article distributed at a tribute to the Floyd v. City of New York legal team.

Prof. Kirchmeier Reviews Book about Death Penalty

May 13, 2014

Professor Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier, an expert on the death penalty reviewed Robert Blecker’s new book, “The Death of Punishment: Searching for Justice Among the Worst of the Worst” for the New York Law Journal.

Distinguished Prof. Robson on Arkansas Gay Marriage Ban Ruling

May 13, 2014

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson was consulted by the Los Angeles Times on her thoughts about the constitutionality of the Arkansas gay marriage ban ruling.

Children’s Lives at Stake: U.S. Policies of Incarcerating Children in Adult Correctional Facilities

May 2, 2014

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) Interviewed on BrianLehrer.TV about Community Land Access

April 25, 2014

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 Prof. Robson on First Amendment Protections for Public Employees

April 25, 2014

Distinguished Professor Robson wrote the argument preview for Lane v. Franks, an upcoming Supreme Court case, on the SCOTUSblog.

Prof. Rick Rossein on Employing Certain Religious Groups

April 15, 2014

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, […]

Equal Justice Works Fellowships Awarded to CUNY Law Alumni

April 14, 2014

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.

Rage Kidvai,CUNY School of Law graduate, class of ’14

In Support of Lifelong Learning

April 14, 2014

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.


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