Public Square Banner Images

From Local to Global

Fall 2013 cover

On the Cover: Former UN Secretary-general Kofi Anan delivers keynote address at the opening of the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice
Winter 2015 pdf download imagePDF

Working toward international peace and justice has been an integral part of CUNY Law since its founding.

Students were addressing global issues such as immigrants’ well-being from the very first years of the clinical program, and that work continues today in the Immigrant and

Non-Citizen Rights Clinic. Under the leadership of Dean Haywood Burns, the school became a beacon for people passionate about global justice. In the early 1990s, Professor Rhonda Copelon founded the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic, which has become a leading voice for human rights around the world. Now, a new gathering place — the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice exists at CUNY Law for like-minded advocates to share best practices and collaborate for a more just and peaceful world.

2015 Winter – News
Addressing Access to Justice in New York
CUNY Law hosted the third annual Conference on Access to Justice, which is part of the Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services in New York created by New York Court of Appeals Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman.



CED Clinic Organizes Inaugural NYC Worker Cooperative Conference
Under the leadership of Professor Carmen Huertas-Noble, the Community and Economic Development (CED) Clinic organized and hosted the first New York City Worker Cooperative Conference at CUNY Law.



CUNY Law Launches Part-Time Program
Next fall, CUNY School of Law, New York City’s only public law school, will realize a long-held dream: a part-time J.D. program.

Local is Global
As New York City’s only public law school, CUNY School of Law prepares students to practice “law in the service of human needs.” Whether serving as staff attorneys at legal assistance organizations, judges, or proprietors of small
law firms serving communities in need, CUNY Law alums continue to make a profound impact.


‘The Role I Want to Play’

“The Role I Want to Play” The following is an excerpt from the graduation remarks of Somalia Samuel (’14). Samuel entered the law school through the Pipeline to Justice program.

Image_018




VAWA at 20: What’s Next?

Twenty years ago, a historic moment occurred in our efforts as a nation to address intimate partner and gender violence.
In 1994, President Bill Clinton signed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) into law, and since then, the rate of intimate partner violence has dropped dramatically—67 percent between 1993 and 2010, government figures show.

10_16_14_CUNY_Law_Mag_(c)arpi_pap-58



From Local to Global…in Action
Making the world a better place increasingly requires a global perspective and global experiences.



Brad Parker (’10) Defending the Rights of Palestinian Children

For Brad Parker (’10), one of the defining moments at Defense for Children International (DCI)–Palestine can be summed up by a piece of video footage that his organization obtained from a security camera in Ramallah. It shows Israeli soldiers shooting and killing two Palestinian teenagers taking part in a demonstration.

10_23_14_CUNY_Law_Mag(c)arpi_pap-16



A Conversation with Justice Richard J. Goldstone

Justice Richard J. Goldstone is the first scholar-in-residence at the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at CUNY School of Law. Camille Massey, the center’s founding executive director, joined Goldstone in a conversation about the role he played in the transition from apartheid South Africa to democracy, and other topics.

05_02_14-J_R_Goldstone_(c)_pap_studio-69



In Pursuit of Peace and Justice for All

I know my husband Ted would be proud and honored by the creation of the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice.

_MG_8610


Bryan Hoben (’15) on International Human Rights
One August afternoon, I sat on the floor of the law office in downtown Sana’a, Yemen, where I’d been working in the summer before starting law school...



Golnaz Fakhimi (’11) Fighting for Human Rights at Home and Overseas

For Golnaz Fakhimi (’11), international human rights work started at CUNY Law. As a student in the Immigrant & Non-Citizen Rights Clinic (INRC), she advocated on behalf of prisoners in U.S. military custody at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan.

10_24_14_CUNY_Law_Mag(c)arpi_pap-12



Who Was Ted Sorensen?
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.”



CUNY Law Launches Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice
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 Goldstone
Meet Justice Richard J. Goldstone, the first scholar-in- residence at the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at CUNY School of Law.



PUBLIC SQUARE MAGAZINE

CONTACT US

Ivona Boroje
Communications Specialist
ivona.boroje@law.cuny.edu
718-340-4170

 

The City University of
New York School of Law

2 Court Square
Long Island City, NY 11101-4356
Phone: 718-340-4200
Copyright © 2016 All Rights Reserved.
Content may not be reproduced without permission.