Events

Spring 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Impact Thursday 8: Race and Immigration in the Age of Trump

This timely and important panel discussion will address the racial dimension of US immigration policy and law – how racial, ethnic and other forms of discrimination have informed immigration policy historically, and how the President’s campaign rhetoric regarding issues of race and immigration is being translated into public policy. The panel will also discuss how the legal profession can respond productively to these developments in the midst of an increasingly racially and politically-charged climate.

Panelists included:
Lenni Benson, Professor of Law, New York Law School and Founder, Safe Passage Project
Amaha Kassa, Founder and Executive Director, African Communities Together
Rose Cuison Villasor, Professor, University of California Davis, Davis School of Law
Bitta Mostofi, Acting Commissioner, NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

Moderator:
Jami Floyd, Host, “All Things Considered,” WYNC

1.5 CLE Credits in Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Bias (Transitional and Non-transitional). Networking Reception to follow panel.

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Spring 2018

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Impact Thursday 7: New York City’s Right to Counsel for Eviction Cases: Implementation and Implications

Under newly adopted legislation, New York City has become the first jurisdiction in the country to ensure legal representation for all low-income tenants in eviction proceedings. The law’s implementation and implications will be discussed.

Panelists included:
Marika Dias, Director of Tenant Rights Campaign, Legal Services NYC
Randy Dillard, Tenant Leader, Community Action for Safe Apartments
Jordan Dressler, NYC Civil Justice Coordinator
Honorable Jean Schneider, Citywide Supervising Judge of the New York City Housing Court

Moderator:
Andrew Scherer, Policy Director, Impact Center for Public Interest Law at New York Law School

Co-sponsored by Center for City Law.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Impact Today! Program 3: The 2016 Election, Electoral Politics, and The Constitution

Impact Today! is a lunchtime series hosted by the Impact Center for Public Interest Law. Program 3 featured a discussion on what the 2016 Presidential election can tell us about electoral politics and the Constitution. This program featured New York Law School Professor Doni Gewirtzman.

Flier of Wrongful Convictions Panel With Author Ken Klonsky

Monday, October 16, 2017

Wrongful Convictions Panel with Author Ken Klonsky

Author Ken Klonsky discussed his book, Freeing David McCallum: The Last Miracle of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, based on the exoneration of David McCallum. Other panelists included former NYLS professor Oscar Michelen and exonerees David McCallum and Calvin Buari.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Impact Today! Sanctuary Cities and Federalism

Impact Today! is a lunchtime series hosted by the Impact Center for Public Interest Law. The series highlights how current events impact civil rights and civil liberties.

Bitta Mostofi, an immigrant rights attorney and Acting Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, led a timely discussion on the rights of local governments to become “Sanctuary Cities.” Where did this idea originate? What does this look like in New York City in 2017? What actions may the federal government take to enforce federal immigration laws in local governments?

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Impact Today! Lunch Series – Free Speech on Campus

Impact Today! is a lunchtime series hosted by the Impact Center for Public Interest Law. The series highlights how current events impact civil rights and civil liberties.

Professor Nadine Strossen, former President of the American Civil Liberties Union, led a discussion about free speech on campus. What limits on free speech are permissible? What limits should be permissible? How do the events in Charlottesville affect how we defend freedom of speech?