Cardozo School of Law is a top law school located on lower Fifth Avenue in New York City’s Greenwich Village. The school 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 Law takes its academic mission seriously. The school's faculty members are known for being widely published legal scholars, accomplished lawyers and accessible teachers. 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.
Cardozo is noted for its academic strengths in numerous areas of study, and U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks its Intellectual Property & Information Law Program and Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution within the top 10 in the country. The school is also home to the Innocence Project, run by Cardozo Professor Barry Scheck, which known for using DNA profiling to help free innocent prisoners.
The Cardozo community is open and personal. The animated debate in its classrooms and hallways is welcoming and respectful of diverse perspectives and backgrounds. And every day, students and faculty recognize the critical role attorneys play in protecting the rights of all people, around the world.
Cardozo Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association.
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The law school is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools.