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05/17/2020 International Day of Transphobia and Homophobia SGA Senator of Accessabilities Addresss

Hello

First I want to say thank you to everyone who supported me to be elected to Senator of Accessabilities , I truly appreciate the support. Please feel free to reach out to me via my openlab profile or at my email at abigail.thomas@mail.citytech.cuny.edu. I hope everyone is having a pleasant weekend. It was certainly a gorgeous one for anyone finally able to get some activity time.

Now, I would like to get off of my tush and unto this Soapbox this Sunday which is also The International Day Against Transphobia and Homophobia. I would to like to remind people that being LGBTQI+ in many of the countries around the world is a Death Sentence. So today and year round I employ everyone to go fourth and share the message of why we need to rally against LGBTQI hate, why we need to rally for LGBTQI protections. Not just here in the U.S. but around the world. It is so easy for us to acquiesce to defending the familiar, seeing ourselves in the victim then defending that, but in this world we must seek to go beyond that. We must seek the connection with the problems of another and seek the subtle ways in which we can relate to even the most remotely similar experiences. So I ask you to share this message in your own words, making an empassioned plea to bring safety to LGBTQI+ immigrants from Venezuela, Cameron, Brazil, Mexico, China, Iran, Turkey, and Russia and other nations, With the realization many of them are not just coming here out of a trivial desire, but to flee from unjust and immoral persecution and potential death. They are doing this to live anoter day.

We’re coming..

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Come on Early Birds..

Just doing some last minute drying of my LAPLS TShirt and Ill be running back to 285..maybe stop for some breakfast on the way.

 

Where’s my people at.

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If you’re LGBTQ+ or know someone who is don’t forget to mark down October 8

It’s such a tumultuous time right now for LGBTQ. So it makes sense to pay attention to 3 landmark cases before the Supreme Court on October 8th. All three deal with termination. The first two which will be combined into one case deal with separate individuals fired for being gay. And the third similarly deals with someone fired by a funeral home for being Transgender. The impact of the cases could either reverse the Trump Administration’s course on LGBTQ discrimination or it could further marginalize millions of LGBTQ people across the nation, sending many into poverty or worse.

 

https://www.out.com/news/2019/7/29/if-youre-lgbtq-and-dont-know-about-october-8th-pay-attention?fbclid=IwAR2kDZhsi026mkvYiJObQi_HXIDBP40sLNif4O5eVmTpz-1bx7mZEg-J3Fk

A little gem in the variations of articles out there

So apparently the MTA just failed to quell a lawsuit concerning the lack of accessibility at stations.

 

https://www.amny.com/transit/subway-accessibility-nyc-1.32021995

Final grades are posted!!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I have posted your final course grades on CUNYfirst, and your final exam grades here on OpenLab, in the GradeBook linked at the bottom right corner of the screen.  Once again, THANK YOU, all, for an excellent semester!  You worked very hard and showed tremendous intellectual energy, which made teaching and learning with you extremely fun and rewarding.  I hope to work with you again, perhaps in Legal Research I this coming Fall (MW 10-11:15am)?  Or some other way.  If I can be of any help to any of you, with advisement, references, etc., please do not hesitate to contact me at any time.

Have a fun and SAFE summer, and I look forward to seeing you soon!

Sincerely,

Prof. C.

Follow-up to today’s class

Ladies and Gentlemen,

You did an EXCELLENT job with our final exam review today!  I expect great performances from all of you on the exam, which is this Wednesday, May 22, 11:30am.  DON’T FORGET to bring your CPLR and a writing instrument, and you may bring your copies of the court charts and maps you received in class.  Arrive on time!!

Also DON’T FORGET about the Law & Paralegal Studies Department’s End of Semester CELEBRATION!!  All Law & Paralegal students and faculty are invited to join us this Thursday, May 23, 2019, 6-8:30pm in N119 for food and FUN!!  It’s all FREE!!  Here’s the flyer.  Please join us!!

Finally–following  up on our discussion about Alabama’s new abortion law,  on our “Articles” page I have posted the US Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision and a link to the History Channel’s summary and background on the case, along with the two articles we discussed today.  The case is long so if you’d like a printed copy, let me know and I’ll gladly print one out for you.

Study hard, see you Wednesday!

Prof. C.

Final exam study suggestions posted!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I have posted a list of study SUGGESTIONS for the final exam under “course materials.”  It is NOT an exclusive list!!  Other terms and concepts we’ve covered this semester may appear on the exam.  However, if you follow these suggestions, you should be in good shape.  Before Monday’s class, PLEASE review all your notes, readings, quizzes, midterm exam, etc., and come prepared to ask any questions.  PLEASE also bring your CPLR, it will be helpful for our review.

Enjoy the weekend, see you Monday!

Prof. C.

MEMOS can be picked up!!

I’m SO sorry!  I COMPLETELY forgot to return your graded court observation memos at the end of today’s class!  They’ll be helpful in preparing your oral presentations.  You may pick them up in the department office (N622) from Ms. DeJesus, our Department Administrator.  I’ve left them in an envelope with her–tell her you’re in my class and your name, and she’ll give you your graded memo.

Sorry again!  See you Wednesday,

Prof. C.

Court observation grades & materials for Monday’s class POSTED!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Happy Mother’s Day!  Overall, GREAT JOB with the court observation memos!  Most of you showed significant improvement from your first drafts.  I posted the grades in “GradeBook” (graded out of 15) and will return the memos to you in class tomorrow (Mon. May 13).  On Wednesday May 15, each of you will give a short oral presentation” on your observation!

Tomorrow we have lots to do!  We’ll start with a survey on City Tech facilities (posted under “Class Notes” notes tab, linked under Class 27); then we’ll finish up statutes of limitations with a few examples (see class notes for Class 27, already posted); then we’ll address disclosure by reading a NY Court of Appeals decision (Forman v. Henkin, also in “Class Notes” tab under Class 27); THEN at the end of class you’ll complete the “Student Evaluation of Teaching” survey.  Phew!  That’s a lot.

See you tomorrow!

Prof. C.

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