VOTE!! for your Student Government reps!! by Mon. April 26


The Student Government Association (SGA) represents students on all college policy issues, in addition to coordinating extracurricular activities such as community service, voter registration drives, cultural programs, club fairs, dances, and other activities.  In doing all this, they decide how to spend your money!! (activity fees)  Make your voice heard.  VOTE for your SGA officers at this link by Monday, April 26, 2021:

For information about the SGA candidates,visit:

Exercise your right!

Prof. C.

EXTRA CREDIT — George Floyd murder trial verdict!!

Students!!   The conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd is BIG, IMPORTANT NEWS!!  Write about it!  Earn up to 2 points on the final exam by writing a short post about it — you may respond to one of the articles below or any article you choose, or just tell us what you think about the case.  You may post it as a “reply” to this post, or as a standalone post (using the “plus” sign above, choose “legal news response” as the category).  Remember, you can also earn up to 2 points for summarizing and responding to any legal news articles, as explained in this assignment.  See “Articles” tab for some articles you might want to use.

FREE program on paying for law school! Mon. April 19, 4-5pm

Students!  You are cordially invited to this FREE program on how to pay for law school: “Managing Debt In Public Interest: How To Repay Your Loans And Earn Public Service Loan Forgiveness” offered by NYS Bar Association, President’s Committee on Access to Justice, Young Lawyers Section, and the Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar.  Monday, April 19, 2021, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Program description: Equal Justice Works provides resources to help law students and lawyers understand the student loan programs that are available, and shares information about how individuals can better manage debt. This presentation is designed to help you make more informed decisions about paying your student loans, and will outline how to afford your public interest career by taking advantage of programs like income-driven repayment plans, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, and Loan Repayment Assistance Programs

Speaker: Brooke Meckler, Director of Law School Engagement and Advocacy at Equal Justice Works

FREE LSAT information sessions!! 

Offered by LSAT Ally on Zoom–see links below and in this flyer:

LSAT Strategies Overview–Tuesday, April 13th | 6:00 – 7:00 pm EST

A brief introduction to strategies that will help you conquer the LSAT.  Join via Zoom


LSAT Time Management Strategy–Wednesday, April 14th | 6:00 – 7:00 pm EST

Time management strategies that will help you beat the clock!  Join via Zoom


Applying to Law School–Thursday, April 15th | 6:00 – 7:00 pm EST

Everything you need to know about applying to law school.  Join via Zoom

SECOND CHANCE!! on homework due today (Loving brief)

Esteemed students!

THANK YOU again for your patience during my “technical difficulties” with class this morning.  If you didn’t submit your first draft brief of Loving v. Virginia that was due 9am today (Th. April 8), you get a second chance!  Please email it to me before the end of Friday April 9 so you may earn full credit.  See the “class notes & materials” tab for case briefing resources, including sample briefs.  Use this citation (which we’ll discuss in class Tu. April 13): Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967).  Here’s a Word version of the case if you want to download it and “color code” or otherwise mark it for briefing like we did in class!

Thank you again, have a great rest of the week and weekend!

Prof. C.

Check out Elizabeth Adams’ responses to your questions!!

Esteemed Students,

I hope you are enjoying the break!  CHECK OUT Elizabeth Adams’ responses to several of your questions in my post below!!  (titled “Reply to this post by 9am Thursday March 25!”)  If you click “[number of] Replies” at the bottom of the post, or the “comment bubble” in the upper right corner, then scroll through the replies, you’ll find her responses.  COOL!!  As she noted, you all raised REALLY important issues.  THANK YOU again!

Just a reminder, for our next class (Tues. April 6), PLEASE have your Bluebook handy, and PLEASE have read the Introduction on pp. 1-2!  Please also review the “Advisement & registration steps & resources” posted on the “class notes & materials” page–we’ll discuss them in class so bring questions!

See you Tuesday,

Prof. C.

Reply to this post by 9am Thursday!

Esteemed Students!

On Thursday, March 25, we’ll welcome two terrific guest speakers!  By 9am Thursday, March 25, please reply to this post with at least one question for either or both of our speakers!  This assignment will not be accepted late.

Tevin Williams is Community Liaison and Legislative Aide to NY State Senator Brad Hoylman, a Manhattan Democrat and the first openly gay man in the New York State Senate.  Tevin is responsible for assisting all of Sen. Hoylman’s constituents with their issues, as the liaison to Community Boards 2 and 7, and assisting with Senator Hoylman’s legislation in Albany.  Previously, Tevin had a 10-year career with YMCA between Georgia, Florida, and now New York City before joining Senator Hoylman’s office. Tevin enjoys community impact, and also working towards the greater good.  Tevin plans to attend law school and is currently preparing to take the LSAT.  Tevin’s ultimate goal is to be a Federal Judge.  Tevin is currently volunteering with the campaign of our other guest speaker, Elizabeth Adams.

Elizabeth Adams is a candidate for City Council District 33 in Brooklyn, which includes the neighborhood around City Tech as well as Greenpoint, Vinegar Hill, and Williamsburg.  Elizabeth has worked as a Planned Parenthood advocate, and is now Legislative Director for a City Council Member.  You can learn more about her and her candidacy at her campaign’s website,

They both look forward to talking with you!

Cheers, Prof. C.

FREE opportunities!

Esteemed Students!  Check out the FREE opportunities I just posted in the “Events & info” page!!  An awesome virtual summer program for aspiring women leaders, and help with your writing in all subjects (not really free because you pay for it with college fees–so get your money’s worth!).


Prof. C.