In a piece for the Huffington Post, alumna Martha S. Jones (’87) reflects on Ferguson and the death of Michael Brown, and she recalls the death of Michael Stewart at the hands of police in New York City in 1983.
Vice featured a column by Professor Ramzi Kassem that discussed why the majority of the 148 prisoners remaining at Guantánamo Bay who have been cleared for release by the US government have not been released.
Professor Douglas Cox discussed a plan put forward by the CIA to destroy email records of some of its staff. Citing a past incident when the CIA destroyed interrogation videos of some Guantanamo detainees, Cox said in a letter to the National Archives and Records Administration “The archivist must not allow this history to repeat itself.”
CUNY Law alumna Judith McCarthy (‘91) was inducted as a magistrate judge in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. McCarthy was previously the executive vice president and general counsel of the New York Power Authority. Read the full article
Professor Victor Goode spoke to Colorlines about the upcoming Supreme Court case about redistricting in Alabama.
Professor Rick Rossein appeared on Arise News last week, discussing why more workers seem to be filing lawsuits against employers with claims of racial harassment in the workplace.
Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson was recently quoted in an Ars Technica article, “A top appeals court to hear why NSA metadata spying should stay or go”.
Kofi Annan, former secretary general of the United Nations, spoke to a full house at the launch of CUNY Law’s new Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice on October 27. Ted Sorensen was a long-time close advisor and speechwriter to President John F. Kennedy.
Professor Caitlin Borgmann contributed her expertise to a New York Times article “Texas Abortion Clinics to Reopen Despite a Future in Legal Limbo”.
Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discussed the oral arguments in the Supreme Court regarding a ban on facial hair for incarcerated individuals in a recent op-ed in The Guardian and on Bloomberg Radio.
Eli Federman (’10) argues that the Yom Kippur tradition known as Kaparot should be left alone.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the contributions of Tonya Gonnella Frichner (’87) (Onondaga Nation) and her longtime commitment to the advancement of the rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Dean Michelle Anderson joined Congressman Jerry Nadler, CBS Vice Chair Shari Redstone and other law school deans in a discussion about ways to increase pro bono services and access to justice. The conversation took place on October 7 at an event marking the 40th anniversary of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC).
The Nineteenth Annual CUNY Law School Moot Court Summer Competition was held on September 20.
The Community and Economic Development (CED) Clinic and the New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives organized and hosted the first New York City Worker Cooperative Conference in June at CUNY Law.
Alumna Sharon Clarke (‘93) has won Brooklyn’s 6th district Democratic primary election to serve as a Civil Court Judge.
Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson commented on the spate of revolts against school dress codes in a recent Guardian article “Students protest ‘slut shaming’ high school dress codes with mass walkouts.”
City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law has been named a recipient of the annual Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. This is the second year CUNY School of Law has been named as a HEED Award recipient.
Former South African Constitutional Court Justice Richard J. Goldstone, J.D., has joined the newly established Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice as its inaugural scholar-in-residence for the fall semester.
Professor Caitlin Borgmann’s op-ed “Rulings Illuminate Abortion Standard” was published in the National Law Journal this week.
Under the leadership of Professor Ramzi Kassem, multiple generations of CUNY Law students in the Immigrant and Non-Citizen Rights Clinic (INRC) have represented Amin al-Bakri, a Yemeni national imprisoned by the U.S. military for over a decade without charge. In late August, Mr. al-Bakri was finally released and reunited in his family in Yemen.
Professor Merrick Rossein was consulted for a Refinery 29 article about the classification of fashion models as independent contractors, which leaves them unprotected from on-the-job sexual harassment.
The IWHR Clinic and other advocates submitted a report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) describing how racial disparities in the U.S. criminal justice system are the most extreme in the treatment of youth. Last week, the Committee called on the US government to meet international human rights standards by halting prosecution of youth in adult courts and ending the imprisonment of youth in adult facilities.
The nationally recognized City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law has announced the creation of a new part-time Juris Doctor program which will allow students to pursue a legal education over four years.
“For the past 20 years, New Yorkers have heard only one note about criminal justice, the city is safer than ever. Nothing was said and no questions were raised about who was arrested, for what, or what happened to them after arrest. Recent revelations, however, sound cause for alarm. Underneath the surface of the ‘safest large city in the world’ patina is a criminal justice system in crisis.”