Blog: More than Two-Thirds of Minors Appearing in U.S. Immigration Courts Not Represented by an Attorney

Global Post - That reality is part of what drives the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP), launched November last year. The program aims to provide legal counsel for all poor immigrants in New York City and is based on a 2011 study, which found that legal counsel was a major factor for successful outcomes in immigration cases.

Life in the Box: Youth in Solitary Confinement

In the upcoming issue of Cardozo Life, we profile the Cardozo professors and students who have been working to expose and end the use of solitary confinement in corrections systems. Check out a sneak peak: 

 

Rachel Pecker '13 on Helping Free Michael Morton as an Intern at the Innocence Project

Cardozo alumna Rachel Pecker '13 worked on the case as a student and intern in the Innocence Project. Here, she recounts her experience on the case, and what it was like to be there when Morton was freed.

Video: Students Help Victims Recover $1.6 Million Since Start of Securities Arbitration Clinic

In Cardozo's Securities Arbitration Clinic, students help clients in cases of securities fraud and mismanagement. Since the clinic started, Cardozo students have recovered $1.6 million for clients.

Professor Markowitz Helps Win Free Legal Defense for NYC Immigrants

NBC News - Ultimately, the goal of the project’s advocates is to provide counsel for all migrants facing deportation in New York State, which would cost $7.4 million, said Peter Markowitz, who runs the immigration legal clinic at Cardozo School of Law, which has helped lead advocacy for the pilot program.

New York City Council Expected to Approve 2 Plans Aiding Immigrants

New York Times - The program “marks a sea change in the quality and quantity of justice that will be afforded to New York City’s immigrants,” said Peter L. Markowitz, a Cardozo School of Law professor who has helped lead the initiative.

Professor Peter Markowitz in the NY Times' Room for Debate on Immigration Reform

New York Times - For too many years our nation’s discourse around immigration has been distorted by anti-immigrant activists who have advanced bold but regressive state immigration policies. State laws in Arizona and elsewhere have powerfully, but inaccurately, framed the immigration issue through the lenses of criminality and terrorism.

Clinic Supports Appeal Against Ecuador Asylum Decree

Human Rights in Ecuador Supports Appeal Against Decree on Asylum

June 17, 2014 Ecuavisa - The organization Human Rights Watch ( HRW ) today presented a paper before the Constitutional Court of Ecuador by supporting the use of two organizations of the court in order to get a decree regulating the granting of asylum in the country is invalidated, the bank said in U.S.

Human Rights Clinic Files Amicus Against Ecuador Asylum Decree

HolaCiudad! - HRW filed with the Constitutional Court of Ecuador a 'memorial amicus curiae "along with Clinic Genocide and Human Rights of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, which asserts that the decree violates" international legal obligations Ecuador to protect refugees and asylum seekers.

Criminal Appeals Clinic Argues Case Before New York State Court of Appeals

New York Law Journal - The Court of Appeals has upheld a burglary conviction that required it to review—for the first time since 1878— whether breaking into a non-residential part of a building that has residential units qualifies as a break-in of a dwelling.