Peter L. Markowitz

Clinical Associate Professor of Law
Director, Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic


B.A., 1994, Wesleyan University
J.D., 2001, New York University School of Law

Areas of Expertise



After graduating from the New York University School of Law, magna cum laude, with the University Graduation Prize and the Sommer Memorial Award, Professor Markowitz clerked for U.S. District Judge Frederic Block of the Eastern District of New York. From 2002 to 2005, he was a Soros Justice Fellow and staff attorney at the Bronx Defenders, where he developed the nation's first in-house full-service immigration project housed in a public defender office. From 2005 to 2007, he was acting assistant professor at the New York University School of Law, where he also served as supervising attorney for the Immigrant Rights Clinic. After his time at NYU he founded and directed the Immigrant Defense Clinic at the Hofstra School of Law. Professor Markowitz joined the Cardozo faculty in 2008 and founded the school's Katherine O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic.