Thursday November 26th, 2015 12:53PM

Gainesville native named to post at CUNY School of Law

By Ken Stanford Reporter
NEW YORK - Camille Massey, J.D., has been named the Founding Executive Director of the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law. She joins CUNY Law from the Council on Foreign Relations, where she was Vice President for Global Strategy and Programs.

A graduate of CUNY Law, Massey, a native of Gainesville, will lead CUNY's effort to establish and then direct the new center to be named after the late Theodore Sorensen, long-time close advisor and speechwriter to President John F. Kennedy, who went on to help emerging democracies embrace and carry out the principles of freedom as a partner at the New York law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP.

Opening in September 2014, the Center will carry forth Sorensen's legacy with named fellows, scholars-in residence, and conferences. It will prepare outstanding attorneys committed to practicing law in the service of global justice. The Center will engage in international advocacy, collaborating with other institutions around the world.

Michelle J. Anderson, dean at CUNY Law, said, "After an international search, we are proud that one of our own graduates is returning to CUNY in this senior-level position. Camille has distinguished herself as a brilliant advocate for peace and justice at the global level."

Massey earned her Juris Doctor degree from CUNY School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Bar Association, and the New York City Bar Association.

She is the daughter of Abit and Kayanne Massey of Gainesville.

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