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Lenni Benson featured in “What it Means That Trump Wants to Limit ‘Unaccompanied’ Status for Minors Crossing the Borders”

By WNYC Radio
March 08, 2017

NYLS Faculty: Lenni Benson
Subject: The Safe Passage Project

What it Means That Trump Wants to Limit ‘Unaccompanied’ Status for Minors Crossing the Borders

In the past 12 months, almost 12,000 children considered unaccompanied had a court hearing at the New York Immigration court, according to court data monitored by The Safe Passage Project. They represent unaccompanied children in their immigration hearings.

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NYLS ranked “The Go-To Law Schools’ Associates to Partner”

By National Law Journal
March 06, 2017

NYLS News: Rankings

The Go-To Law Schools’ Associates to Partner

These 50 law schools saw the most alumni promoted to partner in 2016. New York University School of Law snagged the No. 1 spot, with 64 alumni becoming partners, followed by Harvard Law School; Georgetown University Law Center; and Columbia Law School.

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Safe Passage featured in “Unaccompanied Minors Who Are Undocumented Immigrants Feel Especially Vulnerable to New Policies”

By NY1 News
March 03, 2017

NYLS Center: The Safe Passage Project

Unaccompanied Minors Who Are Undocumented Immigrants Feel Especially Vulnerable to New Policies

One community of undocumented immigrants is feeling especially vulnerable as a result of the tough new policies coming from Washington these days: hundreds of unaccompanied minors who have found sanctuary, and in some cases asylum, in the city. NY1’s Ruschell Boone filed the following report.

 

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Susan Sullivan-Bisceglia ’97 featured in “5 female trailblazers in Dutchess”

By Poughkeepsie Journal
February 25, 2017

NYLS Alumni: Susan Sullivan-Bisceglia ’97

Trail she blazed: A lifelong Hudson Valley resident, Susan Sullivan-Bisceglia has made her name in the law and aviation. She founded a law firm and an airplane sales and brokerage firm — both of which she operates out of an office where clients can fly right in and do business. This is one legal eagle.

Backstory: Sullivan-Bisceglia likes to say she grew up at Dutchess County Airport, in a family of pilots. Her dad, commercial pilot Noah Sullivan Jr., and her great uncle, decorated Air Force Col. John Lasko, inspired her to fly. “I remember flying off to vacations, in the back seat of the plane, with a puppy in my lap. It’s in my blood.”

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Marcia Kasdan ‘78 featured in “Undocumented Woman With a Brain Tumor Locked Up by ICE”

By Daily Beast
February 22, 2017

NYLS Alumni: Marcia Kasdan ‘78

The 26-year-old undocumented woman was in a detention center in Texas when she started complaining of headaches earlier this month.

The pain was caused by a brain tumor and, today, lawyers for the woman who remains in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement fear she’ll die there without ever seeing or speaking to her family again.

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Bryan Johnson-Xenitelis ’08 quoted “Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Is Likely to Bring a Flood of Lawsuits”

By Bloomberg
February 22, 2017

NYLS Alumni: Bryan Johnson-Xenitelis ’08
Subject: Immigration

President Donald Trump’s plan to round up and deport millions of undocumented immigrants is likely to trigger waves of lawsuits that may soon dwarf the legal fight over the administration’s temporary ban on travelers from seven Muslim majority countries.

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Center for Business and Financial Law’s IoT Conference mentioned in “For IoT Devices, Think Beyond “Wow, That’s So Cool’“

By Inverse
February 21, 2017

NYLS Center: Center for Business and Financial Law
Subject: IoT, Internet of Things, Business, Financial Law

At a recent IoT conference at New York Law School in Manhattan, the question of who can look at what data — and what it means for the loss of privacy remains the question of the time.

“These devices may take control away from the individual and put them in the hands of the government,” warned Jay Stanley, a Senior Policy Analyst at the American Civil Liberties Union. We sought our Stanley after and put a few more questions to him about privacy.

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Christopher Fernandez 2L, Joshua Mitts 3L, and coach Ronald Cosme 3L were finalists in the ABA’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition for the Brooklyn region

February 18, 2017

NYLS Students: Christopher Fernandez 2L, Joshua Mitts 3L, and coach Ronald Cosme 3L

NYLS was a finalist in the ABA’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition for the Brooklyn region, which ran from February 16 to 18. The event is a moot court competition in which students write a brief and make oral arguments before a simulated U.S. Supreme Court. NYLS’s team consisted of Christopher Fernandez 2L and Joshua Mitts 3L, coached by Ronald Cosme 3L. In addition to the team’s strong performance, Christopher was named Best Oral Advocate in the Brooklyn region.

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Immigrant Justice Corps Announces Rachel Searle 3L as one of their 2017 Justice Fellows

By Yahoo PR
February 16, 2017

NYLS Student: Rachel Searle 3L

“These remarkable advocates will inject the whole system of immigrant justice with new energy,” said Judge Katzmann. “The thousands they will serve will be represented by a good lawyer, well-trained and well-supervised, and will not be prey to those who take advantage of immigrants.”

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NYLS’s Dispute Resolution Team reached the quarterfinals of the 12th International Chamber of Commerce Mediation Competition.

February 16, 2017

NYLS Centers: Dispute Resolution Team

NYLS’s Dispute Resolution Team reached the quarterfinals of the 12th International Chamber of Commerce Mediation Competition. The team was coached by F. Peter Phillips ’87, and included students Brenda Alejo 2L, Paul Faglione 2L Two-Year J.D. Honors Program, Laura Rion 3L, and Evan Rosenberg 2L. Alexandra Rockoff 2L and Nicole Juliano 3L were student coaches. The team’s participation was made possible by a generous contribution from Jim Tricarico ’77.

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