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Professors Kassem and Akbar Dispell Myths on CLEAR Project

November 29, 2011

Professors Ramzi Kassem and Amna Akbar set the record straight on the facts about CUNY Law’s Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) Project.

CLORE Presents Panel on the Future of the LGBT Movement

November 23, 2011

On Tuesday, November 15, the Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality ( CLORE) at CUNY Law invited a panel of speakers to talk about the future of the LGBT movement in regards to race, ethnicity, and immigration status.

Suspension Representation Project Hosts Panel on Zero Tolerance Discipline in NYC Public Schools

November 23, 2011

On Tuesday, November 1, the CUNY Law chapter of the Suspension Representation Project invited a panel of speakers to talk about the effect of zero tolerance discipline practices in New York City public schools.

CUNY Law Labor Coalition Presents Lecture on Economic Violence in Nicaragua

November 23, 2011

On Thursday, November 3, the CUNY Law Labor Coalition invited guest speaker Uriel Antonio Carazo Garcia, of the Promoters of Peace and Development in Nicaragua, to talk about the issues behind out-migration from Nicaragua

NY Times Highlights CUNY Law’s Clinical Program

November 21, 2011

A Sunday New York Times article, “What They Don’t Teach Law Students: Lawyering,” says CUNY Law’s clinical program stands out for its success at teaching students to integrate what they learn into practical lawyering skills.

Professor Caitlin Borgmann Discusses Implications of “Personhood Amendments”

November 21, 2011

CUNY Law professor and reproductive rights legal expert Caitlin Borgmann’s essay in the Mississippi Law Journal addresses how efforts to pass “personhood amendments” could impact the national legal and moral debate about abortion and women’s rights.

LaunchPad for Justice Announces 2011 Justice Fellows

November 18, 2011

The LaunchPad for Justice, an initiative of the Community Legal Resource Network (CLRN) at CUNY Law that enables recent graduates

Distinguished Prof. Robson Quoted in Mercury News on Role of Courts in Protests

November 18, 2011

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson was quoted in the San Jose Mercury News about the role courts are playing in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Davida Silverman (’10) on Effect of Medicaid Cuts on Women and Girls

November 18, 2011

In a blog post for the National Partnership for Women & Families, alum Davida Silverman (’10) writes about how the choices of the Congressional “Super Committee” could adversely affect women and girls.

Prof. Huertas Quoted in Gotham Gazette on Worker Cooperatives

November 17, 2011

The Gotham Gazette quoted Professor Carmen Huertas-Noble in a story about the rise of worker cooperatives in New York City and some of the challenges they face.

Prof. Zeidman Featured in Story on Ticket-Fixing Scandal

November 17, 2011

Professor Steve Zeidman was quoted in a Reuters story about how the ticket-fixing scandal in the New York Police Department could affect witness credibility at trial.

Black Law Students Association Hosts Discussion on NYC Foster Care System

November 16, 2011

On Thursday, October 6, 2011, the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) invited a panel of judges and public interest lawyers to discuss with the CUNY Law community

NY Times Quotes Marina Sitrin (’01) on Occupy Wall Street Influence

November 16, 2011

Alum Marina Sitrin, part of Occupy Wall Street’s legal working group, was quoted in the New York Times about the continued influence of OWS since police temporarily evicted protesters from Zuccotti Park on Tuesday.

CUNY Law Video Recognized in ABA Law Video Awards

November 15, 2011

The American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Section (LPM) announced the winners of the first-ever LPM Law Video Awards during the 3rd Bi-annual ABA Law Firm Marketing Strategies Conference

Judge Hamill (’90) to Speak at NY Forum on Youth in Foster Care

November 14, 2011

The Honorable Bryanne Hamill (’90) will speak on a panel about the challenges faced by youth who age out of foster care at the upcoming forum Whatever It Takes: Strategies for Preventing and Addressing Youth Disconnection.

Int’l Business Times Features Distinguished Prof. Robson on Occupy Wall Street Lawsuits

November 10, 2011

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson spoke to the International Business Times about Occupy Wall Street and the lawsuits pertaining to freedom of assembly that some of the groups have filed.

Jen Hogg (’12) Featured in Go Magazine

November 10, 2011

Go Magazine featured Jen Hogg (’12) as part of its piece on women leading nonprofit organizations. Hogg, who was a sergeant in the New York Army National Guard, co-founded Service Women’s Actions Network

Puerto Rican Police Department: Abuse Discovered; Leading Activists, Lawyers and Scholars Examine Findings by the Department of Justice

November 9, 2011

CUNY Law’s Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE), the Puerto Rican Bar Association, and the National Lawyers Guild International Committee will lead a panel discussion on the egregious abuses exposed by a U.S Department of Justice report on Puerto Rico Police Department practices.

Associate Dean Andrews to Speak on “Nonviolent Transitions to Democracy”

November 8, 2011

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Penelope Andrews, a leading international human rights scholar, will participate on a panel on Civil Resistance and the Law: Nonviolent Transitions to Democracy.

Alums Reconnect at 2011 Reunion

November 7, 2011

On October 25, 2011, alumni from the classes of 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2010 gathered in Manhattan to reminisce and reconnect with old classmates and faculty.

Student Scholarship: Notes and Comments Panel Fall 2011

November 4, 2011

The Student Scholarship: Notes and Comments panel takes place every fall, allowing recently (or soon to be) published authors, mostly students or recent graduates, from inside and outside of CUNY come to speak about the writing and publishing process

National Public Radio Features Prof. Rossein on Sexual Harassment

November 3, 2011

In light of accusations of sexual harassment against Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show spoke with Professor Rick Rossein about sexual harassment settlements and confidentiality provisions.

Hillary Alberts (’10) Runs Marathon for Concern Worldwide

November 3, 2011

Alum Hillary Alberts (’10) is running in the 2011 New York City Marathon this weekend and has raised more than $5,400 for Concern Worldwide.

CUNY Alums Receive Pro Bono Awards

November 2, 2011

Several CUNY Law alumni recently received the New York State Courts’ Access to Justice Program‘s 2011 Pro Bono Awards.

Victoria Tran (’12) Recognized at CUNY’s “Thank You for Serving Reception”

November 2, 2011

Victoria Tran, 2nd Leiutenant of the U.S. Marine Corps and founder of CUNY Law Students in Support of Veterans, was recognized at a CUNY reception on November 1st in honor of her service in the U.S. military.

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