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NYU Latinos in the Law Lecture, "Latinos and the Struggle for Civil Rights" featuring Judge Jenny Rivera of the New York Court of Appeals

  • March 09, 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Lipton Hall, NYU Law School, 108 West Third St., New York, NY

Please join NYU Law School’s Latino Rights Scholars Program and the Public Interest Law Center in hearing from this extraordinary alumna of NYU Law. 

Judge Rivera, appointed to the New York Court of Appeals in 2013, has spent her entire professional career in public service. She clerked for the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, on the Southern District of New York, and also clerked in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals Pro Se Law Clerk’s Office. She worked for the Legal Aid Society’s Homeless Family Rights Project, the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (now LatinoJustice PRLDEF), and was appointed by the New York State Attorney General as Special Deputy Attorney General for Civil Rights. 

Judge Rivera has been an Administrative Law Judge for the New York State Division for Human Rights, and served on the New York City Commission on Human Rights. Prior to her appointment, she was a tenured faculty member of the City University of New York School of Law, where she founded and served as Director of the Law School’s Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality.

Judge Rivera’s talk will draw from her incredible experiences and her demonstrated commitment to public service and Latino/a rights. 

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