CUNY Law Professor Chaumtoli Huq delivers the keynote address at Princeton’s Racial Justice Symposium in 2017. // Photo courtesy of Chaumtoli Huq

CUNY Law Prof’s Project Uplifts Unheard Voices

When stories of abuse, trauma and exploitation are shared for general consumption, they are typically filtered through the voice of “experts” like administrators, attorneys and reporters.

More often, says CUNY School of Law Professor Chaumtoli Huq, those stories are never shared at all.

In order to amplify the perspectives on social change that are not covered in the mainstream media, Huq founded Law@theMargins in 2013.

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Law school graduates take the bar exam. Photo by Pixabay.

CUNY Law Class of 2021 Hits the Books

The CUNY School of Law Class of 2021 officially embarked on their journey toward a career in public interest law when classes began Wednesday. First-year students and a crop of talented new professors face a challenging and exciting mission.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo // State House

Gov. Cuomo Signed Prosecutorial Misconduct Bill As Deadline Loomed

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bipartisan bill that will create a commission on prosecutorial misconduct on Monday night, just hours before the bill’s deadline. The bill had passed the state Assembly and Senate earlier this year but faced opposition from many district attorneys, including Queens DA Richard Brown. On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Gov. Andrew Cuomo was expected to sign the bill into law, but the fate of the legislation remained unclear. Without his signature, the bill would have been automatically vetoed.

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Clinton Correction Facility in Dannemora, NY. // Wikimedia Commons

CUNY Defenders Go Where Most Lawyers Rarely Venture

The drive to Dannemora, the upstate hamlet that contains the Clinton Correctional Facility, can take seven hours. The ride to Attica can take eight.

But those distances don’t stop students in the CUNY Law Criminal Defense Clinic from gassing up their cars and heading to the Canadian border to meet with the clients they represent, says clinic director Steven Zeidman.

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