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Inaugural Class of Pro Bono Scholars Helped Clients with Housing and Employment

June 2, 2015

In the first year of New York ’s pro bono scholars program, CUNY Law students helped clients find housing, fight evictions, and secure unpaid wages.

CLEAR’s Work with Uzbek and Yemeni Communities in the US Featured in New York Times

May 28, 2015

CLEAR’s work with Uzbek immigrants who were recently questioned by law enforcement and a Yemeni-American man whose US passport was unfairly revoked was recently featured in the New York Times.

Sorensen Center Launches New Fellowship Program: Six CUNY Law School Students Selected for Inaugural Class

May 28, 2015

The Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at the City University of New York School of Law has named six students in the inaugural class of Sorensen Center Fellows. The Fellowships aim to equip students with international experience and expertise to become leaders in the field.

Li Litombe (’15) on Diversity on Law Reviews

March 25, 2015

Li Litombe (’15) served on a panel for Ms. JD about improving diversity on law reviews.

Elizabeth Koo (’15) and Aaron Samsel (’15) Receive Prestigious Labor Law Awards

February 2, 2015

Elizabeth Koo (’15) won first prize and Aaron Samsel (’15) won the second prize for the New York State Bar Association Section on Labor and Employment Samuel M. Kaynard Memorial Law School Student Service Awards.

Student Liam Lowery & Wife Tell Story of Dating While Transitioning

December 5, 2014

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.

Nineteenth Annual CUNY Law Moot Court Summer Competition Takes Place

October 3, 2014

The Nineteenth Annual CUNY Law School Moot Court Summer Competition was held on September 20.

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.

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.

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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CUNY Law Moot Court Celebrates Recent Successes

April 2, 2014

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.

Rage M. Kidvai (’14) Awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowship

March 24, 2014

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.

CUNY Law Students Advocate in Albany for Important Social Policy Reform

March 24, 2014

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.

Somalia Samuel (’14) Awarded Bertha Fellowship at Center for Constitutional Rights

March 21, 2014

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.

IWHR Clinic Urges U.N. Body to Address Youth in Adult Jails and Prisons and Criminalization of Trafficking Victims

March 20, 2014

Professor Cynthia Soohoo, Nell Hirschmann-Levy (’14), and Meghan McLoughlin (’14) recently traveled to Geneva to meet with U.S. government officials and to urge the U.N. Human Rights Committee to address the issues of incarceration of youth in adult jails and prisons in the United States and policing practices that result in criminalization of trafficking victims.

Prof. Gomez-Velez, Celina Caban (’14), & Jill Westerberg (’15) Recognized by Puerto Rican Bar Association

March 17, 2014

At the Puerto Rican Bar Association’s upcoming annual Women’s History Month Reception, a CUNY Law professor and two CUNY Law students will be recognized.

Molly Coe (’14) Awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowship

March 17, 2014

Molly Coe (’14) has been awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship to represent undocumented immigrant students in New York City.

Center for Urban Environmental Reform Tackles Subway Noise at PS 85 in Queens

December 4, 2013

Professor Rebecca Bratspies and student fellows with CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) have been working closely with parents at PS85 in Astoria, Queens, to address noise from nearby subway tracks that is affecting students’ learning and health.

Al Jazeera Features Opinion Piece from Immigration Clinic Client

November 25, 2013

CUNY Law students from the Immigration and Non-Citizen Rights Clinic (INRC) worked with one of their clients, Shaker Aamer, on an opinion piece published by Al Jazeera English.

Celina Caban (’14) Receives 2013 Ms. JD Fellowship

October 31, 2013

Celina Caban (’14) has been awarded the 2013 Ms. JD Fellowship.

Ada George (’14), Everett Hopkins (’14), Somalia Samuel (’14), & Victor Negron (’15) Speak at Annual BMI Conference

October 11, 2013

CUNY School of Law students Ada George (’14), Everett Hopkins (’14), Somalia Samuel (’14), & Victor Negron (’15) spoke at the Annual Black Male Initiative Conference at York College last week.

CUNY Law Hosts Eighteenth Annual CUNY Moot Court Summer Competition

October 3, 2013

On Saturday, September 21, 2013, CUNY Moot Court hosted the oral argument component of the Eighteenth Annual CUNY Law School Moot Court Summer Competition.

Somalia Samuel (’14) Selected as Thurgood Marshall Fellow

September 18, 2013

Somalia Samuel (’14) has been selected as a Thurgood Marshall Fellow at the New York City Bar Association.

Nick Widzowski (’14) Helps Draft Environmental Plan for New York City

September 12, 2013

One of the highlights of this past summer for Nick Widzowski (’14) was putting together an environmental plan for New York City. In drafting the plan, Widzowski put his legal knowledge and skills to work.

Commencement 2013 Photos and Video

July 10, 2013

More than 130 CUNY School of Law students received their Juris Doctor degrees at the May 17 graduation ceremony. “We are immensely proud of our 2013 graduates. Their experience, intelligence, and passion will make them excellent advocates for their communities,” said CUNY Law Dean Michelle J. Anderson.

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