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Natalie Gomez-Velez

CUNY School of Law
Professor of Law, Director, Center on Latino/a Rights and Equality (CLORE) at CUNY School of Law
Long Island City, NY, USA


Natalie Gomez-Velez is a Professor of Law at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law, and Director of its Center on Latino/a Rights and Equality (CLORE).  Professor Gomez-Velez served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at CUNY Law from 2007- 2010.   She is a graduate of New York University School of Law where she was an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Rights/Civil Liberties Fellow.   Following three years of private law firm practice in New York City, Professor Gomez-Velez became General Counsel/Agency Chief Contracting Officer at the New York City Department of Youth Services.   She has served as a staff attorney at the national ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project and at NYU School of Law's Brennan Center for Justice.  Professor Gomez-Velez has served as Assistant Deputy Attorney General for Public Advocacy in the New York State Attorney General's Office, and as Special Counsel to the Chief Administrative Judge of the New York State Unified Court System.   She also has taught at NYU School of Law.  Professor Gomez-Velez received the Academic Leadership Award from the Hispanic National Bar Foundation in 2010.   She currently serves as a Trustee of the City Parks Foundation and as Chair of its Education Committee.
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