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City University of New York School of Law
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  • “As more high-profile black women like Abrams and Pressley opt for natural hairstyles, twists, braids, we may see a positive cultural shift that would impact how courts view these guidelines that seek to prevent discrimination based on hair,” says CUNY Law Professor Chaumtoli Huq.

    The big news in New York City is the NYC Commission On Human Rights release of new guidelines declaring that targeting people based on their hair or hairstyle, at work, school or in public spaces, will now be considered racial discrimination.

    We'd like to see this policy move on up to protect black people beyond NYC.

    #cunylawbookmark

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/18/style/hair-discrimination-new-york-city.html

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  • "When citizens of countries that outlaw surrogacy travel abroad to have a child with the help of a surrogate mother, there is no guarantee the child will be recognized as a citizen of the parents' home country."

    Professor Richard Storrow examines a variety of cases involving “stateless children” delivered via surrogacy in a fascinating look at the deeply held value that children should not be denied essential aspects of their identity.

    #CUNYLAWBOOKMARK

    https://sum.cuny.edu/snapshot-citizenship-for-surrogate-children/

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  • Court Square Law Project, a pilot initiative in partnership with the NYC Bar Association, has received the 2019 Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access from the ABA!

    A big congratulations to Director Cynthia Domingo-Forasté at the Court Square team for their work expanding access to legal representation and counsel 🙌🙌🙌

    http://www1.cuny.edu/mu/law/2019/01/28/court-square-aba-award-19/

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  • "According to Prof. Zeidman’s reading of the state parole statute, commissioners should not dwell on the seriousness of the crime, which has already been considered by the sentencing judge; instead, he says, they should focus on subsequent choices and achievements in prison."

    Don't miss this new piece in The New Yorker exploring what should be a story of redemption and justice, but is instead an examination of how the lawless parole system continues to oppress people of color.

    #CUNYLAWBOOKMARK

    https://www.newyorker.com/news/dispatch/the-eleventh-parole-hearing-of-jalil-abdul-muntaqim

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  • If you've met Professor Chaumtoli Huq, you know why the labor and union rights organizer spoke to ELLE about the need for reform in the garment industry - especially in Bangladesh.

    Bangladesh is a nation led by a woman prime minister and its economy is also largely reliant on women, but the average textiles worker -- like Bobita featured below, who sews 80 pockets a minute onto Zara jeans -- makes less than $100 a month, about one-quarter of the suggested living wage.

    You can join the labor revolution and fight for fair wages for women around the world - demand more from fast fashion.

    #CUNYLAWBOOKMARK

    https://www.elle.com/culture/career-politics/a25992863/bangladesh-textiles-strike-zara/

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City University of New York School of Law
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  • Meet Raquel Gabriel, Director of our Law Library. In her free time, she can be found at bookstores, scouring the internet for news on the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, and spoiling her cats. Raquel is alternately amused and resigned to the fact she fills the stereotype of a "librarian,” but overall she’s rather proud to be one.

    http://www1.cuny.edu/mu/law/2019/01/22/officehours_gabriel/

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  • Greetings from the 2019 Comparative Law Program delegation in Havana!

    Our Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice delegation of 20 CUNY Law students is engaging with members of the faculty at the University of Havana, various legal organizations, and local community members. It is a fascinating, historic time to be in Cuba; the National Assembly just approved a revised draft of a new Constitution which will go to a referendum next month.

    #CUNYtoCUBA #SorensenCenter

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City University of New York School of Law
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  • Professor Nermeen Arastu has been selected as a 2019-20 Bellow Scholar for her work entitled "Expanding the Scope of Medical Legal Collaborations," a project that examines the utility of forensic medical evaluations in the context of immigration proceedings.

    She hopes this work will inspire further interdisciplinary collaborations to strengthen critical legal arguments related to “persecution,” “hardship,” “discretion,” and “substantial harm” in immigrant defense.

    Congratulations, Nermeen! We are incredibly proud of this innovative and necessary work on behalf of immigrants.

    https://sites.google.com/view/bellowscholars/home

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  • I"t’s a weighty decision, but I’ve met hundreds of people who deserve it,” says Prof Steve Zeidman in the latest New York Times article on clemency.

    Congratulations to our Defender Clinic on three of their clients being granted clemency after serving decades in prison.

    And a big round of applause to two Immigrant and Non-Citizen Rights’ Clinic students externing at the Immigration Defense Project who were successful in providing legal support to one immigrant New Yorker who was granted a gubernatorial pardon. She has lived in the United States for decades, has contributed to the state of New York, and is now free to renew her green card for a chance to remain here with her family.

    2019 is already looking a little brighter.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/31/nyregion/cuomo-pardons-immigrants-trump.html

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  • It's no surprise that the students and faculty in our clinics led a groundswell of grassroots organizing, community-led advocacy, and hard-won victories this year.

    We've selected just a few highlights of some of our biggest victories to help you feel reinvigorated, re-energized, and reassured as you prepare to ring in the new year head.

    http://www1.cuny.edu/mu/law/2018/12/28/2018-review-won/

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  • Why come to CUNY Law?
    You can lead the team that secures asylum and a path to citizenship for a young woman fleeing domestic violence.

    Hear from three students in our Immigrant and Non-Citizen Rights Clinic that led and won an asylum case this fall on the blog!

    http://www1.cuny.edu/mu/law/2018/12/28/inrc-dv-win-18/

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  • “We suspect there may have been hundreds of seized passports. How many of those families will now be threatened with denaturalization?”

    CUNY CLEAR Project's Naz Ahmad speaks to the The New York Times about the targeting of Yemeni-Americans in the administration's efforts to target naturalized American citizens as part of the rampant discrimination of immigrants.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/19/magazine/naturalized-citizenship-immigration-trump.html
    #CUNYLAWBOOKMARK

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  • Bravo, Martha - we couldn't have said it better ourselves!
    👏👏👏👏

    Read the response Prof Martha S. Jones '87 has to a Yale Law professor's lament that law schools are failing to consider their role in the "social hierarchy" the field has perpetuated for generations.

    https://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/a-law-school-that-fuels-democracy/

    #CUNYLAWBOOKMARK

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  • Don't miss the story of Jamel Bellamy as brought to the world by our Defender Clinic team of Profs Bahar Ansari and Steve Zeidman.

    Bellamy is a prime candidate for clemency because of the “amazing transformation” he has made since he was convicted for murder, Prof Ansari said.

    “So many of his accomplishments are to help people get out,” Ansari said. “He has helped people with their reentry packages, he has helped people advocate for parole and he has done all that knowing his earliest release date is 2048.”

    “If we are serious about addressing mass incarceration, we have to ask, ‘How much time should someone serve for violent act?’” Defender clinic director Zeidman told the Eagle in September. “A lot of students who want to represent poor people accused of crimes grapple with the fact that [people] are not just [imprisoned for] marijuana sales.”

    #CUNYLAWBOOKMARK

    https://queenseagle.com/all/2018/12/14/a-corona-man-has-been-in-prison-for-33-years-is-that-enough-time

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  • “The ruling in the Paracha case isn’t just an indictment of the endemic lack of transparency at Guantánamo and in its military commissions, which potentially cost Mr Paracha many years in prison. It also calls into question the integrity of post-9/11 terrorism trials in US courts more broadly. History will judge most of these cases harshly, in part because defendants are often denied exculpatory evidence on purported security grounds.”

    - Prof Ramzi Kassem in The Guardian's latest #LongRead

    #CUNYLAWBOOKMARK

    bit.ly/CUNYRK121318

City University of New York School of Law
City University of New York School of Law
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  • Professor Nicole Smith Futrell, Co-Director of our Defender Clinic, talks to The Appeal about the damage police quotas -- which the NYPD have long claimed no longer exist -- are doing to communities of color.

    “The hard part is that they are targeting innocent people for riding their bike on the sidewalk or having a dog without a leash, things that go on all over the city but have different impacts in different neighborhoods,” she said. “You have to stop people based on suspicion of a crime. If you are finding these low-level ways just to stop people, that’s problematic.”

    #CUNYLAWBOOKMARK

    https://theappeal.org/nypd-commanders-text-messages-show-how-the-quota-system-persists/

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City University of New York School of Law
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  • David Nadvorney, Director of Academic Support Programs, first came to CUNY Law in 1983 as a student in the inaugural class. Today, the Association of American Law Schools awarded him great distinction of the 2019 Section on Academic Support Award for his incredible work expanding support for our students.

    Congratulations, David!

    https://www.aals.org/about/publications/newsletters/fall-2018/section-awards/

City University of New York School of Law
City University of New York School of Law
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  • “If the Governor of California can recognize redemption by commuting the sentences of 70 people, including several who were convicted of violent crime, then so, too, should the Governor of New York.”

    The Criminal Defense Clinic at the CUNY School of Law, along with its Director Prof Steve Zeidman quoted above, is currently helping 25 people with their clemency applications.

    #CUNYLAWBOOKMARK

    http://gothamist.com/2018/12/07/cuomo_commutations_holidays.php

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City University of New York School of Law
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  • On Dec 8 CUNY Law and OutRight International hosted the fourth annual #OutSummit, a day that included a keynote from Karamo Brown of Queer Eye fame on the importance of media and personal stories as well as panel discussions with LGBTIQ activists from the Pacific Islands, Lebanon, Tunisia and Nigeria. Workshops, including one led by our own Prof Lisa Davis, shared updates on everything from feeling supported in business and spiritual pursuits to the Crimes Against Humanity Treaty that our Human Rights and Gender Justice has influenced.

City University of New York School of Law
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