Right Wrongs

1001 Voices: An Anthem for a New America

September 14, 2107 @ CUNY School of Law Foundation

The window installation, 1001 Voices: An Anthem for a New America, designed for CUNY Law School in 2017, celebrates its mission “law in the service of human needs” and stories of people throughout Queens, paying homage to Emma Lazarus’ sonnet The New Colossus on the Statue of Liberty. The Sorensen Center’s recently launched Justice Through Art initiative is a collaboration between CUNY Law’s community and artists to bring new perspectives and depth to social justice issues.

Justice Doesn't Just Happen

Creating social change is complex. It happens at the grassroots and grasstops. From defending the defenseless through small practices and legal assistance organizations to affecting change at the legislative and judicial levels, CUNY School of Law trains individuals who right the wrongs of the world. 

Folks like Judge Janet Malone ('89), who "always wanted to give a voice to those who didn't have one." As a New York State Supreme Court justice, she stands up for people every day and makes tough decisions.

Or Ignacio Jaureguilorda (’02), who has spent his career so far working on issues that affect poor people living with HIV/AIDS. Currently, he's the Director of Legal Services at AIDS Center of Queens County.

Our alumni are people like Nate Treadwell ('09), a staff attorney at Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, who defends struggling individuals against eviction, or helping them receive public assistance benefit.

It is people like Janet, Ignacio, Nate, and thousands more, who personify what CUNY Law has been about for the past 30 years. They represent the impact that CUNY has locally, nationally, globally.

you can have an impact, too.

Philanthropy plays an important role in the training and support of these amazing practioners of what we think of as "law in the service of human needs." Your gifts provide scholarships and fellowships so that our students can do meaningful public interest work during their summers. Donations from alumni and friends provide services for those in our Pipeline to Justice program, which prepares individuals for the rigors of law school and is a key part of our mission of enhancing the diversity of the legal profession.

So come, explore.

Use the links below or to the left to explore the ways you can help. 


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Did You Know?

In the 30 years we've been graduating outstanding public interest attorneys, at least 30 alums have served as judges in NY and beyond.

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