Janet Calvo, Professor of Law: At CUNY School of Law she teaches Immigration and Nationality Law, Citizenship, The Rights of Non-Citizens, The Health Law Concentration, Public Health Law and Health Policy, Civil Procedure, Pre trial advocacy and Lawyering.   She has also taught Public Health and Health Care Law at CUNY School of Public Health.  Before teaching at CUNY, she was on the clinical faculty of New York University and Director of the Urban Law Clinic, and an attorney at the Civil Appeals and Law Reform and Trial Office of Legal Aid Society, New York New York .  She is a graduate of New York University School of Law. 



Law Review Articles

A Decade of Spouse-Based Immigration Laws: Coverture's Diminishment, but Not Its Demise, 24 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 153 (2004).

Sample Publications

New York Bar Admission of Law School Graduates Afforded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), with Shirley Lung and Alizabeth Newman, CUNY Law Review http://www.cunylawreview.org/?cat=9

U.S. v. Windsor’s Impact on Immigration Law, Footnote Forum, CUNY Law Review, http://www.cunylawreview.org/?cat=9

The Consequences of Restricted Health Care Access for Immigrants: Lessons From Medicaid and SCHIP, 17 Annals of Health Law 175.

A Conversation on Health and Law, With Nicholas Freudenberg, City University of New York Distinguished Professor of Urban Public Health, New York City Law Review.

Health Care Access for Immigrant Women, in Man-Made Medicine, Kary Moss, ed., Duke University Press.

Alien Status Restrictions on Eligibility for Federally Funded Assistance Programs, 16 New York University Review of Law and Social Change 395.

Gender, Wives, and U.S. Citizenship Status:  The Failure of Constitutional and Legislative Protection, The International Review of Constitutionalism, Volume 9, 2010, Number 2

The Constitutional Right to Acquire Citizenship: Comparative Provisions and Issues, LAW and Rights: Global Perspectives on Constitutionalism and Governance 165          

A Decade of Spouse–Based Immigration Law’s: Coverture’s Diminishment, But Not Its Demise, 24 Northern Illinois U.L.R. 153.

Spouse Based Immigration Laws: The Legacies of Coverture, 28 San Diego Law Review 593.

Immigrant Women, in Critical Race Feminism, Adrien Katherine Wing, Ed, N.Y.U. Press.

Sample Presentations

Health Care for All? American Association of Law Schools, Poverty Immigration and Property, San Diego, California

The Challenge of Preparing Lawyers in Nontraditional Practice Settings, AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Women in Immigration Reform, Law and Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

Health Care Reform in the United States, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

The Public Health Consequences of Restricted Health Care Access for Immigrants, Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Immigration Law and Policy in 21st Century America, Valparaiso University School of Law

Constitutionalism and Citizenship, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa


Why I teach at CUNY School of Law

In each of my CUNY law school classes the students include an incredible diversity of ethnicity, race, age, experience, interests, gender and sexual orientation. Yet each is dedicated to a personal and professional social justice mission. CUNY is a school where the faculty put a priority on teaching and the students strive to become colleagues with each other and members of the faculty.




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