NYLS in the News

Village Voice, “Five Unaccompanied Children To Be Deported From New York, The First Since Hearings Began.”

By Tessa Stuart
August 28, 2014

 

 

 

 

Safe Passage Project
Subject: Immigration

Those five organizations–the Door, Legal Aid Society, New York Law School’s Safe Passage Project, Catholic Charities and the New York chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association–usually trade off handling the court’s juvenile docket, which hears about 30 individual cases every month.

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BET, “Danny Oquendo Begins Law School; Wants to Advocate for Autistic Children.”

By Natelege Whaley
August 27, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS 1L Danny Oquendo
Subject: Avonte Oquendo; Danny Oquendo; Autism

News of Avonte Oquendo’s death was a sad ending to a three-month search for the 14-year-old who went missing after walking out of his high school in Queens, New York, in October 2013.  Avonte’s older brother, Danny Oquendo, who has spoken on behalf of the family previously, will not let his brother’s death go in vain. He started law school this week and has plans to become a legal advocate for autistic children. He passed the LSAT six years ago and will finally put his passion to work. 

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CUNY Television, “Eldridge & Co.”

August 27, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Lenni Benson and the Safe Passage Project
Subject: Immigration

Lenni Benson was interviewed on the Eldridge & Co. show.

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Gay City News, “Seventh Circuit Roughs Up Attorneys Defending Indiana, Wisconsin Marriage Bans.”

By Arthur Leonard
August 26, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Arthur Leonard
Subject: Same-Sex Marriage; Marriage Equality

A panel of three judges of the US Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Chicago, gave a very rough time to attorneys representing the states of Indiana and Wisconsin during oral arguments in marriage equality appeals from those states.

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Eagle Tribune, “Did Media Rob Pam Smart of Fair Trial?”

By Kyle Stucker
August 26, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Richard Sherwin
Subject: Pam Smart

Richard Sherwin, a visual communication expert and professor of law at New York Law School, states in the documentary that once someone internalizes pieces of a “character” they create through personal opinions, that person then begins to “search for details to confirm that.” Sherwin argues in the film that media members covering Smart’s arrest and trial did just that.

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The Nation, “Without Parents or Lawyers, Thousands of Children Brave Chaos of Immigration Courts Alone.”

By Karen Houppert
August 25, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Lenni Benson and the Safe Passage Project
Subject: Immigration

Immigration advocates and lawyers say disaster looms. “Immigration law is extremely complicated—and with children, more so,” says Lenni Benson, a New York Law School professor and director of Safe Passage, a nonprofit that provides legal assistance to immigrant children in the state. The training materials her organization hands out to pro bono volunteers run hundreds of pages and the flow chart she presented at a White House briefing on August 6 to explain the process looks like a blueprint for tiling a floor—in a vast subway station.

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WS Radio, “CS Keys Show.”

August 23, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Kirk Burkhalter
Subject: Police; Ferguson, MO

Dos and Don’ts When Confronted by Police: Retired NYPD Detective now Professor at New York Law School, Kirk Burkhalter provides valuable tips on what you need to do and not do when it comes to police confrontations on the heels of the terrible shooting in Ferguson, MO. 

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NBC New York, “Danny Oquendo Starts Law School on Mission to Become Legal Advocate for Autistic Kids.”

By Checkey Beckford
August 22, 2014

 

 

 

 

1L Danny Oquendo; New York Law School
Subject: Danny Oquendo; Autism; Advocacy

Avonte Oquendo’s older brother is set to begin law school this week, part of his mission to become a legal advocate to help children with autism in the wake of his brother’s death.

Danny Oquendo, 27, passed the LSAT six years ago and is finally starting New York Law School this week, inspired by Avonte.

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New York Times, “Former Aéropostale Executive Is Sentenced to 8 Years for Fraud.”

By Stephanie Clifford
August 21, 2014

 

 

 

 

Alumnus Robert Zito '81
Subject: Fraud Trial

On Wednesday, the six spectator rows in Judge Roslynn R. Mauskopf’s courtroom were packed with Mr. Finazzo’s relatives and friends. When a fire alarm caused a break in the proceedings, Mr. Finazzo came out to the spectator section, shaking hands and kissing people on the cheek. When a defense lawyer, Robert Zito, later said that a mentee had described him as a “teddy bear,” the description seemed apt.

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Red River Radio, “Intelligence Squared U.S: There is a constitutional right to unlimited spending on political speech.”

August 21, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Nadine Strossen
Subject: Debate; Constitutional Rights

Arguing for the motion are: Floyd Abrams, 1st Amendment Authority & Partner with Cahill Gordon & Reindel, and Nadine Strossen, Former President of the ACLU & Professor at New York Law School.

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