Rivera Begins Service at New York Court of Appeals

Fall 2013

The New York State Senate recently confirmed Jenny Rivera ’93 LL.M. as a judge on the New York Court of Appeals. Rivera, who previously served as a professor at the City University of New York School of Law, founded the CUNY School of Law Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality. Upon announcing her confirmation, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo praised Rivera for dedicating her career to social justice issues. “Her extensive experience in civil rights law and her passion for making our state a fairer and more just place will greatly benefit New York,” he said.