We look forward to welcoming you to Cardozo soon!  Please review the following information to help you prepare for your arrival. 

We enjoyed meeting you all today!  For your reference, you may click here to download a copy of the Orientation booklet distributed today.

You may click here to view Dean Vogel's computer presentation from today's session.  You will find this information helpful if you are having trouble logging into Canvas or other accounts.  For all computer-related questions or if you're unsure of your Cardozo email address, please contact cardozostudentsupport@yu.edu.  You may also look-up your email address at yu.edu/findid.

Please click the following links to download the handouts distributed at Thursday's section meetings about the grammar diagnostic and assessment and library tours; and the Research Methodology Lectures.

Your section assignment was emailed to you on August 11.  If you did not receive it, please email cardozoadmit@yu.edu.

Please click here to download the schedule of Orientation activities for Thursday, August 18, through Thursday, August 25.  The first full day of Fall 2016 1L classes is Friday, August 26.

To view the schedule for the Horizons programming on Wednesday, August 24, please click here.


Your first class meeting of Elements of Law will be held during Orientation on Monday, August 22.  First class assignments and textbook information from your professors are posted below:

Sections A, B, D, & E (Professor Stein)

Sections C & F (Professor Newman)

Other first-year classes will begin on Friday, August 26. 


- Professor Suk - Sections A & D
- Professor Gilles - Sections B & F
- Professor Yablon - Section C, part 1
Professor Yablon - Section C, part 2
- Professor Stone - Section E 


Professor M. Stone - Sections A & D, part 1 
- Professor M. Stone - Sections A & D, part 2 
- Professor Engler - Section B
- Professor Weisberg - Section C 
- Professor Buccafusco  - Section E (corrected 8/19)
- Professor Sebok - Section F

Earlier this summer, you should have received a separate email providing information on how to access your Cardozo email account. If you did not receive an email providing you with your Cardozo email account, please email cardozostudentsupport@yu.edu.  You may also look-up your email address at yu.edu/findid.

Please click here for more information about documents you must submit, including final transcripts, Dean's Certification forms, and immunization forms.

Please click here to download four administrative forms that you should complete and return to us during Orientation on the morning of Thursday, August 18.

Hard copies of the administrative forms are available in the Office of Admissions.  The Admissions Office is located in Room 1168 on the 11th floor.

Barnes & Noble (purchase new and used books)
The Barnes and Noble Union Square North is located just a few blocks away at 33 East 17th Street and will carry all required Cardozo Law casebooks. You may click here to view a booklist (updated 8/15/16).

The academic section of the bookstore is on the 4th floor, and is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.  The bookstore can provide a list of books required by the professors in your section.  Textbook customer service can be reached at (212) 253-0810, Option 1.  Note that Barnes & Noble has a discount program open to all customers, which, for a small annual fee, offers a 10% discount on purchases.    
We recommend that you do not purchase books for your legal writing section until after your first section meeting. Your legal writing professor will inform you as to which books you will need.


Cardozo BookSwap (SBA-run, purchase used books)
Cardozo's Student Bar Association (SBA) has organized an online book swap program where students may post used books for sale.

More information from the SBA is included below:
BookSwap Instructions for Buyers
1. Click here to access the BookSwap Google Docs page.
2. View the booklist posted under the "Purchasing Books" section, above. This will allow you to see what books are required for your upcoming classes. Search the BookSwap document and find a seller that is selling the book you need. Contact that seller and set up a safe meeting location to complete the transaction.

Cardozo I.D. card photographs will be taken at the Security station in the Law School lobby.  These photos will also be used for classroom seating charts and internal student directory.  Photos may be taken during the following times:

Monday, 8/15 – Tuesday, 8/16: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 8/17:  8:30 am – 10:00 a.m.; 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 pm; 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8/18: 8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.; 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Friday, 8/19: 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.; 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

To avoid long lines, we suggest coming in to have your picture taken earlier during the week of August 15, if possible.  Please note that you will be required to show your I.D. each time you enter the building.

To assist all domestic and international students in avoiding unanticipated medical costs, Cardozo requires all students registering for 6 or more credits per semester to maintain health insurance coverage that meets the Law School’s criteria. Entering students will be enrolled automatically in the student health insurance plan, and the premium cost will be placed on the student’s Cardozo school account unless the student has comparable coverage and submits an online waiver request by the deadline of September 9, 2016.
More information, including detailed instructions on submitting an online waiver request, are available at the following links.  Domestic students can access a memo with more information here, and international students can access a memo with more information here.
You will need your Student ID number to make any health insurance selections. You may look up your Student ID number by clicking here and entering your last name and SSN.

Any questions about the student health insurance plan should be sent directly to our provider -- Academic HealthPlans Customer Service at 855-850-4192, info@ahpcare.com, or visit cardozo.myahpcare.com.


We look forward to welcoming you to Cardozo soon!  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Admissions at cardozoadmit@yu.edu or (212) 790-0357.