Born in Nebraska to a Unitarian family, Theodore C. Sorensen registered for noncombatant service as a conscientious objector when he turned 18. On his application, he identified himself as a “peace maker.”
If you look at the lineup for the official launch of the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at CUNY School of Law, you know it’s off to an auspicious start. After all, it’s not every day that former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan visits a law school to open a center and Grammy Award–winning artist and activist Alicia Keys offers a surprise performance for the celebration.
Meet Justice Richard J. Goldstone, the first scholar-in- residence at the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at CUNY School of Law.
Professor Victor Goode’s letter in a response to an editorial in the New York Times was published. He considers the ethics of wealth.
In the wake of the Eric Garner decision, Professor Steve Zeidman has spoken out on the problems with broken windows policing and the need for a 21st-century approach to policing.
Professor Steve Zeidman spoke to the New York Times about the need for checks when compiling databases for “smart prosecutions” and on why prosecutors should keep a healthy distance from police.
One of our current students, Liam Lowery (’17), tells WNYC’s Death, Sex, & Money the story of meeting and dating his future wife, Marisa Carroll, while also transforming himself. Lowery identifies as trans, and he started taking testosterone soon after they began dating.
Yesterday, Professor Lisa Davis testified before Congress at a hearing organized by the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on aid delivery and development strategies for long-term capacity building in Haiti.
A new article from Business Insider ranks CUNY School of Law the 33rd best law school in America. Among law schools in New York, CUNY places 3rd, behind Columbia and NYU.
The New York Daily News reports on the new Cop Accountability Program (CAP), a database that will collect information about police officers accused of wrongdoing.
Professor Caitlin Borgmann wrote the lead op-ed in today’s Los Angeles Times about the threat of targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP laws) to abortion facilities.
Friday, the U.N. Committee Against Torture (“Committee”) strongly criticized the United States for state laws and policies that result in the incarceration of youth under 18 in adult jails and prisons under conditions that endanger their safety and well-being.
Professor Douglas Cox spoke to NPR about the CIA’s proposed plan to revamp its email retention policy. The revision would destroy all messages within three years of an employee leaving the agency, with the exception of the agency’s top 22 officials.
Professor Caitlin Borgmann spoke to RH Reality Check about how less-than-sound facts from legislative testimony wind up in front of judges.
The New York Times featured an article on Judge Toko Serita’s Human Trafficking Intervention Court in Queens. The court—which aims to “change the legal conversation around the multibillion-dollar sex trade by redefining the women in it as victims instead of criminals,” according to the article—is marking its 10-year anniversary.
Alumna Jessica Glynn (’09) was the subject of an article in Stockton’s The Record about her new role as the manager of the Office of Violence Prevention in Stockton, CA.
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”.