Past Events

Spring 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 12:50 p.m. – 1:50 p.m., Boardroom (W204)

Important Rights are at Risk! Combating Harmful Deregulation 

Join the Impact Center’s Regulatory Response Group for a discussion on how Congress and President Trump are using the Congressional Review Act to repeal important public protections. Learn what you can do in response.


Pizza will be served.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 12:50 p.m. – 1:50 p.m., Boardroom (W204)

IMPACT TODAY! Lunch series – Program 5: Immigration Rights

Join us for a semester-long, biweekly lunch series on how the new administration will impact civil rights and civil liberties.


Professors Lenni B. Benson and Claire R. Thomas will discuss the changing immigration environment under the Trump administration. Specific topics covered will include immigration rights, immigrants’ access to accurate information, as well as careers in immigration law.

Friday, April 7, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 4:10 p.m., NYLS Auditorium

Equal Educational Opportunity Symposium

Topics include: Desegregation, Integration, and Equality, Title IX and Gender Equity, Educating Children with Disabilities

CLE Materials


Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 12:50 p.m. – 1:50 p.m., Boardroom (W204) 

IMPACT Today! Lunch Series – Program 4: Voting Rights and Election Reform

Join us for a semester-long, biweekly lunch series on how the new administration will impact civil rights and civil liberties.

Leah Aden, Senior Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and Carlin Meyer, Professor of Law Emerita at New York Law School, will discuss voting rights and election reform issues nationally and in New York State.  Specific topics will include voter ID laws, redistricting, early voting, and felony disenfranchisement.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 12:50 p.m. – 1:50 p.m., Boardroom (W204) 

IMPACT Today! Lunch Series – Program 3: Reproductive Rights

Join us for a semester-long, biweekly lunch series on how the new administration will impact civil rights and civil liberties.

How will the change in administration affect reproductive rights? What legal obstacles may confront the administration in its efforts to change policy? How can students get involved? Erin Beth Harrist, Senior Staff Attorney at the New York Civil Liberties Union, will lead this discussion.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Faculty Commons

Legal Observer Training with Johanna Miller ’07 of the New York Civil Liberties Union  

Become a certified legal observer for the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU). Certified legal observers observe protests and marches on the NYCLU’s behalf to ensure that individual rights are respected.

The training – by Johanna Miller ’07. Advocacy Director for the NYCLU – will teach you which law enforcement activities to look for when monitoring a protest, how to document and photograph your observations, and how to stay safe while doing so. Once you complete the training, the NYCLU will include you on its list of certified legal observers.

Register here:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 12:50 p.m. – 1:50 p.m., Boardroom (W204)

IMPACT Today! Lunch Series: LGBT Rights 

Join us for a semester-long, biweekly lunch series on how the new administration will impact civil rights and civil liberties.

How will the change in administration affect LGBT rights? How will the appointment of Judge Neil Grouch change the composition of the U.S. Supreme Court, which will likely rule on several issues important to the LGBT community over the next year? Professor Art Leonard will lead a discussion on the changing legal landscape.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., New York Law School Auditorium

The Trump Administration and Its Implications for Economic Justice 

Check-in for CLE: 5:15 p.m.

CLE Program:  5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Networking Reception: 6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Speakers include Janet Sabel, Chief Deputy Attorney General, NYS Attorney General’s Office, David Jones, President and CEO, Community Service Society, Paul Sonn, General Counsel and Program Director, National Employment Law Project, David Udell, Executive Director, National Center for Access to Justice.

Register here:

CLE Materials HERE

Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 12:50 p.m. – 1:50 p.m., Boardroom

Impact Today! Lunch Series – Executive Power

What, exactly, does the Constitution allow the President to do? What are the limits of presidential power over foreign affairs, national security, law enforcement, or domestic policy? Join Professors Doni Gewirtzman and Rebecca Roiphe to discuss the scope of executive power in the age of Trump.


Friday, February 10, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., New York Law School Auditorium

Family, Gender, and Juvenile Justice: A conference to explore the roles of gender and family for NYC youth involved with the juvenile justice system

Speakers include: Angela Albertus, Chief, Family Court Division, NYC Law Department, Ana Bermúdez, Commissioner, NYC Department of Probation, Jeannette Bocanegra, Director of Family Engagement, Community Connections for Youth, Gladys Carrión, Former Commissioner, NYC Administration for Children’s Services and NYS Office of Children and Family Services, Anthony W. Crowell, Dean & President, NYLS, Hon. Jacqueline Deane, NYC Family Court, Jennifer Ferone, Research Project Dir., Center on Youth Justice, Vera Institute of Justice, Felipe Franco, Deputy Commissioner, NYC Administration for Children’s Services, Lisa F. Grumet, Director, Diane Abbey Law Institute for Children & Families, NYLS, Kim Hawkins, Professor of Law, NYLS, Jeremy C. Kohomban, President and CEO, The Children’s Village, Sarah Mikhail, Director of Families and Opportunities, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center, Lindsay Rosenthal, Sr. Program Assoc. & Gender Justice Fellow, Vera Institute of Justice, Tamara Steckler, Attorney-in-Charge, Juvenile Rights Practice, The Legal Aid Society

Co-sponsored by Children’s Defense Fund – New York

CLE (3.0 Credits, Areas of Professional Practice, Transitional and Non-transitional)

CLE Materials: Please click here.

Data Presentation: Please click here.

OJJDP Policy Guidance on Girls and the Juvenile Justice System: Please click here.

Friday, January 27, 2017, 9:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., New York Law School

The Fight for Housing Justice: Activism, Law, Policy and Perspectives

This symposium – exclusively for attorneys and paralegals with two years or less of housing advocacy experience – will feature experts, advocates, academics, and activists from a variety of communities and backgrounds.

Speakers will address the history of the housing movement, current struggles and the roles attorneys can play in advocating for housing rights and housing justice. Meet your colleagues who are working in the same field. CLE credit available.

CLE Materials HERE

Monday, January 23, 2017, 12:50 p.m. – 1:50 p.m., Boardroom (W204)

Impact Center Planning Meeting: How Can I Get Involved? 

Join an open discussion with Impact Center students, faculty, and staff. We will consider future Impact Center advocacy initiatives and educational programming on civil rights, civil liberties and other social justice issues.
Attendance counts toward the Impact Center’s community hours requirement. 1Ls and other students interested in joining the Center are welcome.


Fall 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016,  5:00 p.m, NYLS Auditorium

The Presidential Election and the Muslim Community: Charting a Path Forward

Please join us for a panel discussion about the impact of the presidential election on the Muslim community.
Speakers include Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner, NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs; Debbie Almontaser, President, Board of Directors, Muslim Community Network; and Sadiq Reza, Professor of Law, New York Law School.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., NYLS Boardroom

Social Justice Salon Series – The Quest for Social Justice: Is Law School Part of the Problem?

The Social Justice Salon Series is an opportunity for students, faculty and administrators to explore critical social justice issues in an informal and relaxed setting. Join the discussion, led by Professor Doni Gewirtzman.

Recommended reading: excerpts from Legal Education and the Reproduction of Hierarchy by Duncan Kennedy. Please email for a copy.

Pizza will be served.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., NYLS W204

From Warner Bros. Heir to Racial Justice Advocate: Discussion with Lewis M. Steel ’63

For the last 50 years, Lewis Steel ’63 has dedicated his career to advancing civil rights and racial justice. His recently published memoir The Butler’s Child: An Autobiography captures his extraordinary life, from his roots as a Warner Bros. heir to his work on historic civil rights and anti discrimination litigation. Mr. Steel will discuss his memoir, as well as his perspectives on the challenges to reforming our criminal justice system and achieving racial justice.

RSVP here.

Thursday, October 13, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Impact Center Student Space, 4th floor, E Building

Poetry Reading and Discussion – What Lawyers Can Learn from the Language of Poetry: Three Poets Read Poems Touching On Identity (Gender, Race, National Origin).

Followed by an open discussion of how we might learn from and use the language of poetry as a tool in our efforts to persuade in both written and oral legal arguments.
Moderated by Professor Susan Abraham, who will also read, joined by poets Gbenga Adesina and Andres Cerpa.

RSVP here.


Thursday, September 29, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., New York Law School

The Election, The Supreme Court, The Constitution, and The Rule of Law: A Panel Discussion on Law and the Implications of the Presidential Election

The first Impact Thursday event of the year will feature Professor Richard Epstein of NYU Law, Professor Jamal Greene of Columbia Law School and Professor Nadine Strossen of NYLS.

Check in for CLE starts at 5:15 p.m. CLE Program from 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Networking reception from 6:45-7:30 p.m. RSVP here.

CLE materials HERE.

Video of the panel HERE.

Wednesday, September 21, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Room W204 (Boardroom)

Salon Series: Should 16-year-olds accused of crimes be tried as adults?

The debate over raising the age of criminal responsibility. Professor Kim Hawkins will lead this discussion.

Reading: Sarah Childress, More Status Consider Raising the Age for Juvenile Crime, FRONTLINE (June 2, 2016):

RSVP here.

Spring 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 6:30 – 8pm, NYLS Events Center

Avonte’s Law and The Safety Of Children With Autism in Public Schools

Following the tragic death of Avonte Oquendo, the NYC Council passed “Avonte’s Law,” designed to improve the safety of NYC School buildings and prevent tragedies like Avonte’s death. Please join us to learn more about Avonte’s Law and the safety of children with autism.

Introductory remarks by Daniel Oquendo, NYLS 2L. Featured speakers: Gary S. Mayerson, founder of Mayerson & Associates, the first civil rights law firm in the nation dedicated to representing individual with autism and related developmental disorders, Lindsey Naeder of Autism Speaks Family Services.

Join the conversation: #NYLSimpact

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 6:30pm – 8pm, NYLS Events Center

Alan Gartner Memorial Lecture on Civil Rights 

Please join us as we celebrate the life and work of Alan Gartner, who dedicated his life to improving society through civil rights and education. Alan was leader of Boston CORE and Suffolk County OEO, head of Special Education in the NYC public schools, professor at Queens College, and director of the CUNY Graduate Center. He served as director of the NYC Redistricting Commission and in executive roles throughout the Bloomberg administration. Alan published more than two dozen books, including on school restructuring, inclusion and reform.

Donna Lieberman, Executive Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, will deliver the lecture. Under Donna’s leadership, the NYCLU supplemented and strengthened its litigation with legislative advocacy and field organizing. The NYCLU is recognized as one of the State’s leading voices for freedom, justice, and equality, advocating for those whose rights and liberties have been denied, especially those most marginalized by society.

Join the conversation: #NYLSimpact


Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 5pm – 6pm, NYLS Boardroom

Free Speech and The Presidential Campaign

What are the free speech/equality rights of candidates, their supporters, and protestors at Presidential campaign rallies? Professor Nadine Strossen will lead this timely discussion.

Reading: The New York Times, “Room for Debate: Should Trump Be Allowed to Kick Protesters Out of His Rallies?” (3/15/16), featuring commentary by Professor Strossen, Eugene Puryear, Andrew King and Jeffrey Blehar.

*This event is for NYLS students, faculty and staff only.

Join the conversation: #NYLSFreeSpeechCampaigns


Friday, April 8, 2016, NYLS Auditorium & Events Center

Equal Before The Law? Civil Rights and Access to Justice

Equality before the law is a central tenet of our legal system. However, in practice many individuals face barriers to achieving justice through the courts. This symposium will consider legal, ethical and professional issues relating to civil rights and access to justice.

6.5 CLE credits will be available (transitional and non-transitional), including 4.0 credits in Ethics and Professional, and 2.5 credits in Areas of Professional Practice. Coffee, lunch and a light reception will be provided.

See CLE materials here.

The symposium is free of charge.

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March 28, 2016, 6pm – 8pm, NYLS Auditorium

Life After Life In Prison: A Conversation on Women’s Incarceration 

Please join the New York Women’s Foundation and New York Law School’s Impact Center for Public Interest for a discussion on women’s incarceration. Panelists include Sarah Bennett, former Criminal Defense Attorney and Photographer; Soffiyah Elijah, Executive Director of Correctional Association of New York; Vivian Nixon, Executive Director of College and Community Fellowship; and Keila P., featured in Life After Life in Prison, A Photo Essay by Sara Bennett. Moderated by Adele Bernhard, Adjunct Professor and Director of New York Law School Post Conviction-Innocence Clinic.

March 3, 2016, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, NYLS Events Center

Impact Thursdays: Tackling Economic Inequality, Revisited

A panel discussion on the de Blasio administration’s efforts to address economic inequality, two years in. Speakers include: Eric Alterman, Author, Inequality and One City; Commissioner Steven Banks, NYC Human Resources Administration; Commissioner Gladys Carrion, NYC Administration for Children’s Services; Maya Wiley, Counsel to the Mayor.

Moderated by Andrew Scherer, New York Law School

There is a modest registration fee for each Impact Thursday to cover costs: $15 for general admission, $10 for NYLS alumni, and free for current NYLS students, staff and faculty.

CLE materials can be found HERE.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 1pm to 2pm, Boardroom

The Continuing Fight for Voting Rights and Genuine Equality

Voting rights are under attack nationwide as states pass voter suppression laws, including cuts to early voting, voter ID laws, and purges of voter rolls. These laws lead to significant burdens for eligible voters trying to exercise their most fundamental constitutional right. Dale Ho, the Director of the American Civil Liberties Union Voting Rights Project, will discuss the dramatic rise in voter suppression initiatives since the US Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder, efforts to restore Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and what is in store for the 2016 election. He will also discuss the ACLU’s pending voting rights litigation in Ferguson, Missouri.

Lunch will be served.

February 4, 2016, 6 – 7:40p.m., NYLS Auditorium

Police Use of Force: A Discussion of NYPD’s New Policy

In October 2015, the NYC Police Department adopted a new policy and rules addressing the use of police force.  Please join us for a panel discussion with representatives from the CCRB, the New York Civil Liberties Union, and the NYPD, as well as a prosecutor and a criminal defense practitioner.  The panelists will discuss the scope of the problem, the wisdom and the efficacy of the new policy, and whether this new step will suffice to address the use of excessive force in policing.

Attorneys will be provided 2.0 hours of Professional Practice CLE credit. These CLE credits are transitional and non transitional.

For the CLE materials, please click here.

For video of this event, please click here.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 12:50 – 2pm, WA10

Hot Coffee

Join the Impact Center and the Center for Justice and Democracy at NYLS for the FIRST of a 3-part screening of the award-winning HBO documentary film, Hot Coffee.

Hot Coffee tells the shocking truth behind the famous “McDonald’s Coffee Case” and discusses the movement behind tort reform.

Screening will be followed by a discussion with NYLS Adjunct Professor Joanne Doroshow, who is featured in Hot Coffee, and special guest Blair Horner, Executive Director of NYPIRG, the state’s largest consumer rights group and an expert on Albany politics.

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., NYLS Events Center

Impact Thursday: Social Justice and the Power and Limitations of the Bench

Speakers for the third Impact Thursday include: Honorable Shira Scheindlin, United States District Court Judge; Honorable Fern Fisher, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for the NYC Courts and Director of the NYS Courts Access to Justice Program; and Ron Kuby, criminal defense and civil rights attorney.

Moderated by Hon. Emily Jane Goodman, Justice, NYS Supreme Court (ret.), now in private practice

Attorneys will be provided 1.5 hours of Professional Practice CLE credit for attending the panel discussion. These CLE credits are transitional and nontransitional.

CLE materials can be found here.

Monday, January 18, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

NYLS’s Impact Center for Public Interest Law and Center for Real Estate Studies are organizing a group volunteer project with New York Cares for students, faculty and staff as part of MLK Day of Service.  
Projects will include painting, revitalizing, crafts, and educational activities at P373/Brooklyn Transition Center, a public school for students with special needs.
Families are welcome! Please let us know if you will be bringing children as a training session may be needed (for the adult).  

Fall 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015, 9:00 a.m. –  4:00 p.m., Room W301

Disability Law: From Cradle to Grave

Join us for a workshop on the history of the evolution of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), followed by a presentation on the implications of subsequent Supreme Court decisions that interpreted the law. In addition, the workshop will present a detailed exploration of Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act and their interface with the IDEA.

Presented by Dr. Salvatore Pizzuro and Carole Sevely of Disability Advocates Associates.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 5:15pm –  6:15pm, Impact Center space, 4th floor, E building

Challenging Authority

Professor Kris Franklin will lead this discussion. In 1985, iconic civil rights activist and law professor Derrick Bell resigned his position as Dean of University of Oregon School of Law when it refused to hire a highly-qualified Asian-American faculty candidate.  Read her reflections on the incident today and what it can teach us about disruptive action, then join in a conversation about courage and conscience in challenging authority for social good.

Reading: Pat K. Chew, Challenging Authority, 75 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 711 (2014)

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 5:30pm, New York Law School, Second Floor Events Center

Impact Thursdays: Law & The Lives of Young Black Men

A panel discussion with Richard Buery, Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives; Alphonso B. David, Counsel to the Governor; and Nicholas Turner, President and Director, Vera Institute of Justice. Moderated by Professor Mercer Givhan of New York Law School.

$15 for General Admission, $10 for NYLS alumni and free for current NYLS students, staff and faculty.

CLE sign-in: 5:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m. CLE Panel: 5:30pm – 6:45 p.m. Network reception: 6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

CLE materials can be found here.

Video from the panel can also be found here.

Implementing Marriage Equality-Obergefell v. Hodges

Wednesday,10/14/15, 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm, Room W300

Implementing Marriage Equality: Obergefell v. Hodges

Come join NYLS professors Arthur Leonard, Kris Franklin, and Richard Chused for a discussion of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, implementation of same-sex marriage nationwide, and how the deacons may impact other areas of the law.


Monday, 10/5/15, 12:50 pm – 1:50 pm, Boardroom

Launching A Career in D.C.: Perspectives from Amy Tenney ’00

Come learn about D.C. opportunities on the Hill, with federal agencies and at public interest organizations from Alumna Amy Tenney, Professor and Associate Director of the Program on Law & Government at American University Washington College of Law.

Professor Tenney previously was a partner at a large D.C. law firm and specialized in government contracts, white collar defense and investigations. She also clerked for two federal judges, served as Chief Aide to then-ACLU President Nadine Strossen, and worked for U.S. Representative Carolyn B. Maloney.

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Tuesday, 9/29/15, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Room W204

Social Justice Salon Series

On the Cutting Edge of Civil Rights: Transgender People and The Law

Professor Arthur Leonard and transgender rights lawyers M. Dru Levasseur, Esq. and Ezra Young, Esq. will lead a discussion concerning civil rights for transgender individuals.

Reading: Transcript from June 2015 Charlie Rose program, The Brain Series: Gender Identity

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Wednesday, 9/16/15, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm, NYLS Events Center

Racial Justice Roundtable Event

Racism 101: A Primer on Race and Racism in American Society

At this session, Maya Wiley, Counsel to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and founder of the Center for Social Inclusion, will lead a discussion on the evolving nature of race and racism and the role we all can play in today’s racial justice struggle.

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Thursday, 9/10/15, 5:15 pm-7:30 pm, NYLS Events Center

Impact Thursday: Litigating for Social Change

Please join us for our first IMPACT THURSDAY CLE and networking event: Litigating and Advocating for Social Change.

This event features a panel discussion with Juan Cartagena, Executive Director, Latino Justice; Donna Lieberman, Executive Director, New York Civil Liberties Union; and Vince Warren, Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights. Moderated by NYLS Professor Deborah Archer.

CLE program from 5:15-6:30 pm (1.5 credits), refreshments 6:30-7:30 pm

$15 General Admission; $10 NYLS Alumni; Free for NYLS students, faculty and staff

CLE materials can be found here.

Spring 2015

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Economic Inequality in New York City: Causes and Solutions


FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015
9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Policymakers, advocates and academics came together for a symposium on the causes of and solutions to economic inequality. With a particular focus on NYC and racial disparities, panels addressed: income and wealth, home and community, children and families and administration of justice.


#AllLivesMatter: Racial & Ethnic Identity:
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 1:00 – 2:00pm, NYLS Room W400.

Recent events have raised major concerns of the roles of race and ethnic identity in our world. We have an obligation, as citizens and attorneys, to understand institutional inequalities in the treatment of different racial and ethnic groups of our society. This event allowed for students to engage in a  smart, empathic, and thoughtful dialogue with local leaders, as we critically examine subtle and unstated prejudices that exist in our society today. Panelists: Taa Grays, President of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association; Neysa Alsina, President of New York’s Hispanic National Bar Association; Yang Chen, Executive Director of the Asian American Bar Association of New York; and Amol Sinha, Director, NYCLU Suffolk County Chapter & Vice President of Public Interest of the South Asian Bar Association of NY.


Salon Series: Breaking Point: New York’s Mental Health Crisis

Wednesday, 4/1/15, 5:00-6:00 pm, Boardroom

Faculty, students, and members of the administration engaged in an informal discussion about “Breaking Point, New York’s Mental Health Crisis,” a recent radio series reported on WNYC by Cindy Rodriguez. Discussion moderated by Lisa Grumet and Swati Parikh. Download the series here.


Conversations on Criminal Justice

Tuesday, 2/24/15, 5:30 pm, Auditorium

Conversations on Criminal Justice: The Central Park Five. NYLS Alumnus David Fisher, Esq. and his client, Korey Wise, who was wrongly convicted in the Central Park Jogger case, will screen THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, a film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon, that tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. The film chronicles the case, from the perspective of these five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice. David Fisher and Korey Wise will answer questions after the film.

Tuesday, 3/24/15, 5:30 pm, Auditorium

Conversations on Criminal Justice: David McCallum’s Journey to Freedom. NYLS Alumnus Oscar Michelin, and his client David McCallum, will discuss David’s wrongful conviction for murder and his exoneration after nearly 29 years in prison. They will share their experience with Ken Thompson, the new Brooklyn District Attorney, and his Conviction Review Unit.

Thursday, 4/9/15 6pm, Auditorium

Conversations on Criminal Justice: STOP, A film by Spencer Wolff.Director and lawyer Spencer Wolff will present his movie “STOP” – a documentary about the NYC Police Department’s Stop and Frisk policies, the impact of the policy on young people of color in the city, and the lawsuit, Floyd v. the City of New York, that found the practice unconstitutional.


Thursday, 2/26/15, 5:00-6:00 pm, Boardroom- Salon Series: What’s All This I Hear About Charter Schools–Questions and Answers from the Co-Founder of The Charter High School for Law and Social Justice.  

Charter schools have received much media attention lately, including relating enrollment, special education, discipline, facilities, and financing. Find out more from Professor Richard Marsico, the co-founder of The Charter High School for Law and Social Justice.


Monday, 2/23/15, Justice Speaks Lunch- “Embrace the Past and Move Forward!”

Impact Center “Justice Speaks” lunch organized by Impact Center fellows Sean Farrow and Nicole Mozee.  Guest speakers include Alesha Brown, Counsel to the NYC Council’s Committees on Civil Rights and Contracts; and William Garrett, Director, NYC Young Men’s Initiative.


Tuesday, 2/10/15, Unaccompanied Immigrant Children and the “Priority Docket”: New York’s Experience

On August 13, 2014, the Immigration Court in New York began to prioritize deportation proceedings for recently arrived unaccompanied immigrant children. This program discussed legal, policy, personal and practical issues relating to unaccompanied children in immigration proceedings, and in particular New York’s experience with the priority docket. View photos from this event here.