As opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline grows around the country, the cultural heritage issues that are central to the Standing Rock Sioux’s fight are disappearing from the national conversation, replaced by a whitewashed narrative of environmental activism.
So let me be the first to say: my party fucked up. Royally. We’ve made a mockery of this election; we’ve made a mockery of this country. We have paraded a racist, bigoted, womanizing Oompa Loompa in front of televisions and newspaper reporters worldwide and we have said, “Look world: this is who we are and this is what we have become.”
But this is not who I am.
Americans with disabilities comprise about 22 percent of the non-institutionalized population and 30-40 percent of people who are incarcerated. Disability is pervasive, yet all too often, it is forgotten in decision making by policymakers, professors, and peers.
A team of NYU Law students are heading down to #GetOuttheVOTE in Charlotte, North Carolina from November 5th to November 8th. Due to generous donations, mostly from NYU faculty and friends, we now have funds in place to cover the airfare, housing, and on-the-ground transportation of at least 20 students who want to go to North Carolina.
As many public interest 3Ls interview for post-graduate opportunities and 2Ls interview for internships, there may be one thing we are forgetting: the glass ceiling.
New York is one of only two states that continue to prosecute youth over 15 as adults, regardless of the severity of the crime. Holding children liable as adults is likely to increase recidivism among teens, puts them in great risk of physical and mental harm, and it is a practice that goes against what we know about the developing teenage brain.
The New York State Board of Elections requires all voters who are registering by mail to have their registration forms postmarked by Friday, October 14 in order for the Board of Elections to receive the form for processing by Wednesday, October 19.
Recently, a new class of students started at the Law School. While they attended orientation, befriended new classmates, and began their legal career, most of them probably missed the fact that they are paying nearly five percent more in tuition and fees for their first year of law school than when they accepted NYU’s offer in the spring.
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The American Bar Association’s (ABA) amended model ethics rule may create problems for lawyers advising Donald Trump on policies such as a temporary ban on immigrants from Muslim-majority nations. The new amendment to the ABA’s Model Rule 8.4 would make it professional misconduct to behave in ways an attorney knows or should reasonably know is harassment or discrimination on the basis of religion.