Fall 2012 Issue

Feature Stories

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CUNY Law's New Home: A Photo Tour

Let us share with you some photos of 2 Court Square, our terrific new location in Long Island City, just minutes from Manhattan and all five boroughs.

 

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CUNY Law Celebrates Opening of New Home

On Monday, October 22, 2012, New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman delivered the keynote address at a ribboncutting celebration marking the opening of CUNY Law's new home in Long Island City.

 

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Low-Impact Building Makes Big Impact in Favor of the Environment

Walk into the new home of CUNY Law in Long Island City, and you might not immediately be able to tell that this curved, glass-and-steel building is about as environmentally friendly as they come.

 

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Bringing Nature to Students, Staff, and Faculty

It's hard to get students to pause for one moment, to glance up from smartphones or tablets as they charge from class to class.

 

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Welcoming Alumni to New Law School Home

On Friday, October 26, 2012, faculty, alumni, and staff came together in CUNY Law's new building to celebrate the reunion classes of 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2011.

 

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Defending Rights Before the Supreme Court: Jonathan Libby ('96)

It's not every day that you get to present a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, but that's what Jonathan Libby ('96) found himself doing earlier this year with United States v. Alvarez, also known as the "Stolen Valor" case.

 

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Student Spotlight: Danny Alicea ('13)

After being on staff at the City University of New York Law Review, Danny Alicea ('13) now is in the driver's seat as editor-in- chief.

 

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Student Spotlight: Ada George ('14)

If you're looking for Ada George ('14) and she's not in class, chances are she's in her favorite spot, in a fifth-floor corner study room, with her papers spread out on the table.

 

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Launching a Law School, Supporting Its Future: CUNY Dean Dave Fields

City University of New York dean Dave Fields recently made the biggest bequest in CUNY Law's history: $1 million.

 

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Building on CUNY Law's Public Interest Mission: Gregory Koster

A generous donation by Gregory Koster, who was chief law librarian, associate dean for administration and finance, building project manager, and professor of law for 30 years at CUNY Law, is being recognized...

 

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Committed to Justice for All: David F. Everett

David F. Everett was an assistant district attorney for more than 12 years in Queens and Brooklyn before he launched his own civil trial and criminal defense law practice in New York more than 15 years ago.

 

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Recognizing Law School Staff Achievements

To recognize staff members for their consistently great day-today work, the Law School held its first staff recognition awards ceremony on Monday, October 22, 2012, in the Dave Fields Auditorium.

 
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Dean's Letter

We now own a building that does justice to the importance of the work we do. Law in the service of human needs is a vital mission, worthy of a beautiful place in which to work and flourish.

 

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Alumni Notes

You've seen Alumni Notes in the CUNY Law magazine. Now you can view expanded notes about your classmates — including e-mail and web addresses and photos — online!

 

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Faculty Notes

View the latest research and publications, scholarship, speaking engagements and more from our esteemed public interest faculty.

On the Cover: (l-r) Congressman Joseph Crowley, CUNY Law School Dean Michelle J. Anderson, New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall, and CUNY Board of Trustees Chairperson Benno Schmidt

 

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EDITOR
Abbi Leman
Acting Director of Communications
abbi.leman@law.cuny.edu

WRITER
Paul Lin
plinmedia@gmail.com

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT
Dana Ramos
Executive Assistant to
Dean Michelle J. Anderson

ART DIRECTOR
Hope Forstenzer
hopejf@gmail.com

ALUMNI NEWS
Compiled by John-Paul Kocot
Development Coordinator

FACULTY NOTES
Compiled by Cindy Rodriguez
Development and Communications Associate

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COPY EDITOR
Victoria Beliveau