Natalie M. Gomez-Velez, Professor, is a summa cum laude Hunter College graduate, where she was in the Honors and Public Service Scholars Programs. She is a graduate of New York University School of Law where she was an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Rights/Civil Liberties Fellow and steering committee member of the Latino Law Students Association. Following three years of private firm litigation experience, she became General Counsel/Agency Chief Contracting Officer at the New York City Department of Youth Services. She then was a staff attorney at the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project. She has worked at NYU School of Law's Brennan Center for Justice, as Assistant Deputy Attorney General for Public Advocacy in the New York State Attorney General's Office, and as Special Counsel to the Chief Administrative Judge of the New York State Unified Court System. She has also taught at NYU School of Law. Professor Gomez-Velez was named an Outstanding Latina of 2003 by El Diario/La Prensa. She has served as the Bronx Representative on the New York City Panel for Educational Policy and as the representative of the Twelfth Judicial District on the New York State Board of Regents. She currently serves on New York's Statewide Judicial Screening Committee appointed by Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye.
Law Review Articles
Public School Governance and Democracy: Does Public Participation Matter?
53 Villanova L. Rev. 297 (2008) (funded by a grant from the Research Foundation CUNY)
Proactive Procurement: Using New York City's Procurement Rules to Foster Positive Human Services Policies , 9 New York City Law Review 331 (2006)
Internet Access to Court Records: Balancing Public Access and Privacy , 51 Loyola Law Review 365 (2005)
Chapters In Books
Culturing the Pearls of Wisdom: Considering the Role of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Educational Experience, in Nurturing Success: Successful Women of Color and Their Daughters (2000).
The Changing Role of the Associate Dean: Working with Students: Non-Classroom Learning
, with Stacy Brustin, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law and Jill Miller, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Duke University School of Law, presentation at the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Associate Deans' Conference (June 12-15, 2008)
Enhancing Judicial Independence, Accountability, and Selection for the State Court Judiciary: A Program for Reform (Conference sponsored by Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Stephen Breyer and Fordham Law School's Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics) (April 8, 2008)
Administrative Law Update for Lawyers Public Service Workshop, Rockefeller College, University at Albany and Pace Law School Continuing Legal Education Program (March 6, 2007)
Current Topics in Government Law Professional Development Program, Rockefeller College, University at Albany and Pace Law School Continuing Legal Education Program (February 6, 2007)
Testimony, New York State Senate Public Forum: A Lasting Blueprint for Judicial Diversity (January 18, 2007)
New York City Law Review, 2006 Who Is Profiting from Non-Profits? Panelist, The Regulatory Scheme and Its Enforcement , (March 3, 2006)
National Center for State Courts, Public Access to Court Records: Implementing the CCJ/COSCA Guidelines , Advisory Committee Meeting Participant, January 21-22, 2005, New York, NY.
Association of American Law Schools 2005 Annual Convention, Panelist, "Private Matters, Public Cases: Privacy Implications of Electronic Court Filings" January 5, 2005, San Francisco, CA
A Government Lawyer's Guide to SAPA and Article 78 Office of the New York State Attorney General, Continuing Legal Education Program - September 27, 2005, Albany, NY
Administrative Law: the Basics for New York State and New York City Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Continuing Legal Education Program - October 28, 2004, New York, NY
Why I Teach at CUNY Law?
"CUNY Law's commitment to excellence, access, and social justice drew me to teach here. CUNY Law's public engagement locally, nationally, and globally keeps that commitment fresh and exciting."