Professor Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum, director of Cardozo's Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic, spoke with U.S. News & World Report about the importance of a good clinical experience in law school for aspiring human rights lawyers.
Professor Betsy Ginsberg and Professor Alex Reinert co-authored an op-ed in the Daily News, focusing on the deplorable living conditions at Metropolitan Detention Center and the problems plaguing prisons across the nation.
"We are heartened that some elected officials have raised their voices in recognition of the dignity of every human being confined at the MDC," they wrote. "But as two people who, collectively, have spent nearly 40 years working on behalf of people confined in prisons and jails in the United States and have represented clients in federal, state and local facilities who have died from lack of medical treatment, whose bones have been broken from assaults by guards, who have been raped in custody and who have spent decades in solitary confinement, we are keenly aware that the conditions documented there are endemic to the everyday experience of people held in this country as pretrial detainees or convicted prisoners."
Read the article here.