Cardozo School of Law is a premier law school located on lower Fifth Avenue in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Cardozo Law offers approximately 1,100 J.D. and LL.M. candidates a comprehensive legal education in the midst of one of the world’s leading cities for law, business, finance, media and culture.
Founded in 1976 by Yeshiva University, one of the finest research universities in the United States, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law has a national reputation for a top-caliber faculty and an innovative academic program that includes a wide range of exciting and practical opportunities.
Cardozo’s faculty members are known for being widely-published legal scholars, accomplished lawyers, and accessible to their students. They invite ongoing dialogue with their students—inside and outside of the classroom. Almost half of the faculty hold advanced degrees in other disciplines, making them particularly qualified to provide a well-rounded and rigorous legal education.
Real world experience: Cardozo Law offers students opportunities for real world legal experience through clinics, externships,and field clinics. The school has many partnerships with New York City institutions that proved students with experiences in criminal, corporate, family, human rights, immigration, and transactional law. The opportunties for real world experience are plentiful. Students may find themselves working for the world-renownd Innocence Project, which was founded here 20 years ago and has become a model for dozens of similar clinics nationally. They may also gain experience in the Indie Film Clinic working with New York City film makers.
With over 12,000 alumni around the world, and an international LL.M program the school offers connections throughout the legal world. Campus life is one of intellectual vitality and ambition to make a difference in the world, as well as in student's careers. The school is infused with a unique spirit that seeks to blend theory and practice within a hard working community of problem-solvers who are comfortable learning from each other. This unique character is something we are proud of here at Cardozo. We believe it benefits students and society at large. And New York City plays a vital role connecting students to the wider legal landscape. Cardozo’s nationally known programs include the Intellectual Property and Information Law Program, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Holocaust and Genocide Prevention Program. These are only a few of the ways Cardozo Law brings law to life.