MICHELLE ANDERSON was quoted in the New York Times and the Washington Post in August on the evolving legal definition of rape. In June, she joined the New York City Bar Association's Task Force on New Lawyers in a Changing Profession and agreed to chair its Solo, Small, and Medium-Sized Law Firms Committee. Anderson was also appointed as an advisor to the American Law Institute's project to revise the Model Penal Code's Sexual Assault provisions. She presented "Deceptive Sex and Rape" in March at Suffolk University Law School, as part of its Law and Society Speaker Series, and at Chapman University School of Law in February as part of its Global Project for LGBTQ Rights and Feminism speaker series.
BERYL BLAUSTONE'S article "Autonomy- Mastery-Purpose: Structuring Clinical Courses to Enhance These Critical Education Goals," coauthored with Leah Wortham and Catherine Klein, will be published in the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education (2012).
CAITLIN E. BORGMANN presented a paper on appellate review of social facts in constitutional rights cases at the Law and Society Association Meeting in June. She moderated the "Reproductive Rights" panel at the CUNY Law Review Symposium "Looking Forward: Rhonda Copelon's Legacy in Action and the Future of International Women's Human Rights Law" in March. She was quoted in Slate and the Atlantic regarding "wrongful pregnancy" in cases involving manufacturer-caused failed contraception in February.
SUSAN BRYANT was on the faculty at the Georgetown Summer Institute for clinical teaching in June. In May, she presented "Promoting Self-Awareness and Mindfulness in our Classroom Discussions on the Role of Race and Privilege in Lawyering" at the AAL S Clinical Conference with LILIANA YANEZ and CARMEN HUERTAS-NOBLE. Bryant presented "Using Rounds to Teach about Social Justice" with Elliott Milstein at the Southern Clinical Conference in March.
JOHN CICERO presented on his experiential approach to teaching labor law at the "Classroom as Shop Floor" workshop at the Value of Variety Conference, convened by the Institute of Law Teaching and Learning, and held at Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, WA , in June.
LISA DAVIS coauthored the chapter "Our Bodies Are Still Trembling" in the book Tectonic Shifts: Haiti Since the Earthquake, recently published by Kumarian Press (2012). The amicus brief that she and the International Women's Human Rights Clinic (IWHR) coauthored with the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) on the recent Atala v. Chile case in the Inter-American Court was featured in an IntLawGrrls blog post in July. The court found that sexual orientation and gender identity are protected classes. Also in July, Davis was a panelist for "The Universal Periodic Review: Using a New United Nations Human Rights Mechanism to Bring State Accountability for the Health, HIV, Sex Worker, and LGBTI Communities" at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. She had the following speaking engagements in June: She was a panelist for "Defendiendo los Derechos de las Mujeres en la Práctica" at the Universidad de Los Andes Conferencia in Colombia; presented "Ending the Stigma of Sexual Violence" at the World Bank Conference in Haiti on Women and Girls in Haiti's Reconstruction; and was a panelist for "Principles and Approaches to Social Justice Lawyering" at the Center for Constitutional Rights Social Justice Conference in New York. Davis was a panelist for "Solidarity Roundtable on Haiti" at the Association for Women's Rights in Development annual international forum in Turkey during April. She was a panelist for "Struggling to Survive: Sexual Exploitation of Women and Youth in Haiti" in Geneva at the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Conference in March. In February, Davis presented "Women's Rights in Post-Disaster Situations" at the firm of White & Case LLP.
RAQUEL J. GABRIEL 'S column "Diversity Dialogues: Dealing with Stress" was published in the 104 Law Library Journal 417 (2012). It's the latest in a series of columns dealing with law librarianship and issues of diversity.
JULIE GOLDSCHEID published a New York Times letter to the editor regarding a New Orleans police misconduct case in August. She coauthored "Implementing the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights' Domestic Violence Ruling," which was published in the Clearinghouse Review's July/August issue. Goldscheid participated as an expert at the Due Diligence Project meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria, in June. The project focuses on states' obligations of due diligence with respect to gender violence. In March, she gave a lunch talk, "Reframing Anti-Gender Violence Advocacy for Progressive Reform," at the CUNY Graduate Center and moderated the panel "Domestic Implementation of International Human Rights Law" at the CUNY Law School Symposium "Looking Forward: Rhonda Copelon's Legacy in Action and the Future of International Women's Human Rights Law."
YASMIN SOKKAR HARKER received the 2012 American Association of Law Libraries/ LexisNexis Call for Papers Award (New Member Division) for her paper "Information Is Cheap, Meaning Is Expensive: Building Analytical Skill in Legal Research Instruction" at the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) annual meeting in July. She was also a panelist at a session on scholarship and librarianship at the AALL annual meeting.
CARMEN HUERTAS-NOBLE'S article "Promoting Worker Owned Cooperatives as a CED Empowerment Strategy: A Case Study of Colors and Lawyering in Support of Participatory Decision-Making and Meaningful Social Change," originally published in the 17 Clinical Law Review 255 (2010), was reprinted in the Irish Review of Community Economic Development Law and Policy Vol. 1 (3) (2012). In May, she presented "Promoting Self-Awareness and Mindfulness in Our Classroom Discussions on the Role of Race and Privilege in Lawyering" at the Association of American Law Schools Clinical Conference with LILIANA YANEZ and SUSAN BRYANT. Huertas-Noble also was accepted to participate in the Georgetown Summer Law Institute, where she presented on overcoming challenges in clinical legal supervision.
SARAH LAMDAN'S article "Getting Comfortable with Corporate Law Research" was published in The American Association of Law Libraries Spectrum Online magazine in June. In May, her article "Protecting the Freedom of Information Act Requestor: Privacy for Information Seekers" was published in 21 Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy 221. Lamdan presented on the Freedom of Information Act and librarian ethics in relation to requestor privacy at the Information Ethics Roundtable in April.
STEPHEN LOFFREDO and DEGNA LEVISTER were honored for their work in the Economic Justice Project at the Welfare Rights Initiative's annual gala in May. Loffredo delivered a paper on education, inequality, and economic mobility in February at the University of North Carolina Law School's 2012 Conference on Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity, titled "Waking Up from the American Dream: The Sober Reality of Class in the United States."
ANDREA MCARDLE'S article "The Increasingly Fractious Politics of Nonpartisan Judicial Selection: Accountability Challenges to Merit-based Reform" was published in the State Constitutional Commentary issue, Volume 75 of the Albany Law Review. She presented a paper with DEBORAH ZALESNE, "The Role of the Curriculum Committee in Promoting the Value of Variety," at the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning Conference on The Value of Variety at Gonzaga University School of Law in June. McArdle presented the paper "Understanding Voice in a Judicial Context: Beyond Style and Word Choice" at the 2012 Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference in May. She presented the paper "Rescaling Justice: Problem-Solving Courts, Locality, and the Ideology of Scale" for a panel on court geographies at the 2012 annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, held in February.
JONATHAN C. MOORE has had several notable litigation developments. He is co-lead counsel in Floyd v. City of New York, challenging New York Police Department racial profiling in its stop-and-frisk program. On May 16, a federal district judge ruled the case may be tried as a class action on behalf of hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers. The judge found the City had "deeply troubling apathy toward New Yorkers' most fundamental constitutional rights," and found "overwhelming evidence" that the NYPD program had led to thousands of baseless, unlawful police stops. Earlier the judge had ruled that plaintiffs could offer expert testimony on racially disparate patterns in the stop-and-frisk program. In August the court ruled the City had no basis "to justify stops on the basis of their deterrent impact, regardless of their legality." Earlier in May, Moore settled a false arrest case for $360,000 on behalf of two prominent African-American lawyers, Michael and Evelyn Warren, who were falsely arrested for speaking out against brutality they witnessed on the streets. In August the City settled Haus v. City of New York, for $703,000 in payments to 15 people who were falsely arrested during the February 15, 2003, anti-war march protesting the onset of the Iraq War. Finally, in October, a federal court ruled in a case in which Moore was one of three attorneys to argue, on behalf of a class of 1,200 people in consolidated false arrest cases arising from anti-war protests at the summer 2004 Republican National Convention, that the City could not apply a doctrine of "group probable cause" to the demonstrators. "The Fourth Amendment does not recognize guilt by association," Judge Richard Sullivan wrote.
JENNY RIVERA presented "Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities Initial Report" at the American Bar Association annual meeting in August. In February, she co-presented "So You Want to be a Lawyer. Latina/os and Their Journey into the Legal Profession: Overcoming Challenges" at the Suffolk Law School in Boston.
RUTHANN ROBSON was quoted by Bloomberg News, Queens Chronicle, Associated Press, ABC.com, Salon.com, and other media about various constitutional issues, as well as writing regularly for the Constitutional Law Professors Blog. In June, she presented "Dressing Down: Symbolic Speech Against Sexual Violence and Class Inequality" at the annual Law and Society conference.
CYNTHIA SOOHOO presented on the right to privacy and served as an international expert at the South Asia Reproductive Rights Case Development Workshop in Katmandu, Nepal, in July. She presented on strategies to use international human rights to reform domestic laws and policies at the Bringing Women's Human Rights Home to Colombia Conference at the University of Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, in June. In March, Soohoo presented at the CUNY Law Review Symposium "Looking Forward: Rhonda Copelon's Legacy in Action and the Future of International Women's Human Rights Law." She presented on the panel discussing reproductive rights, which was moderated by CAITLIN BORGMANN. Also in March, Soohoo presented on the panel "Issues in Interpretation and Implementation" at the event "The U.S. and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: 20 Years after Ratification" at the Human Rights Institute, which was sponsored by the Columbia Law School's Human Rights Institute and held at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. She presented on a panel on reforming rape law at Women and Girls in Haiti's Reconstruction: Addressing and Preventing Gender-Based Violence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in February.
RICHARD STORROW published "Religion, Feminism and Abortion: The Regulation of Assisted Reproduction in Two Catholic Countries" in the Rutgers Law Journal and "The Phantom Children of the Republic: Surrogacy, Globalization and the New Illegitimacy" in the American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law (2012). Storrow presented "The Safety Valve Metaphor in Cross-border Reproductive Travel" at the Albany Law School Faculty Workshop Series in April. He presented "The Ethics of Exclusion in Infertility Care" at the workshop A Call for Change: A Legal Discourse on LGBT Rights, which was held at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in March. In February, Storrow presented "Reproductive Tourism and the Supreme Court Reference on the Assisted Human Reproduction Act" at the New Approaches to Assisted Human Reproduction roundtable meeting at the University of Manitoba. He also was interviewed for his remarks on reproductive tourism featured in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's radio segment "Legal Uncertainty" in February.
ALAN WHITE was quoted in a range of media outlets, including ABC News, Bloomberg Businessweek, and the Huffington Post, on the foreclosure crisis.
DEBORAH ZALESNE and DAVID NADVORNEY cowrote the book Teaching to Every Student: Integrating Skills and Theory into the Contracts Class, published by Carolina Academic Press (2012). She and ANDREA MCARDLE co-presented their paper, "The Role of the Curriculum Committee in Promoting the Value of Variety," at the summer conference of the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning at Gonzaga University Law School in June. Zalesne and Nadvorney co-presented their paper, "Making Assessment Goals Explicit: An Integrated Skills/Doctrine Syllabus," at the Center for Excellence in Law Teaching Conference at Albany Law School in March. Also in March, Zalesne presented the paper "The Contractual Family: The Role of the Market in Shaping Family Formulations and Rights" at the Seventh International Conference on Contracts at Thomas Jefferson Law School.
STEVE ZEIDMAN presented "Counseling Clients Now That the Courts Are Watching," on the impact of the recent Supreme Court cases of Lafler v. Cooper and Missouri v. Frye, in July at the 45th annual meeting and conference of the New York State Defenders Association. At that conference, he also presented the 2012 Service of Justice Award to Thomas Klein of the Legal Aid Society.
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