Orientation Booklet (Added on August 18)
We enjoyed meeting you all last week!  To download a PDF of the Orientation booklet we handed out on Thursday, please click here.

Section Assignment
Your section assignment was emailed to you on Thursday, August 7.  If you did not receive an email, please contact the Office of Admissions at (212) 790-0357.

Fall 2014 Class Schedules

Orientation Schedule
Please click here to download the schedule of Orientation activities for Thursday, August 14, through Thursday, August 21.

Optional Orientation Week Events (Added on August 11)
Public Service Volunteer Opportunities  
The orientation program includes volunteering opportunities on Thursday, August 21, at 1:30 p.m. You may choose to help students from Cardozo's Public Interest Law Students Association with either a project at the AIDS Service Center of New York City, located at Union Square; or with making sandwiches here at Cardozo to benefit the Bowery Mission. For more information and to RSVP, please contact CardozoCPSL@gmail.com.  
OUTlaw Social  
OUTlaw, Cardozo's LGBT student organization is hosting an ice cream social off campus on Monday, August 18 at 4:00 p.m. Students will meet in the lobby. All are welcome and no rsvp is required.

Elements of Law: First Class Meetings (Updated  on August 11)
Your first class meeting of Elements of Law will be held during Orientation on Friday, August 15.  There will be no assignment for the first class meeting. 

Elements of Law will resume in the mornings during the week of August 18.  A copy of the assignment for class on Monday, August 19 has been posted on Angel (Cardozo's course information Web page).  You do not need to log in to see this information.  Under Public Information on the home page, please click on "First Assignments" and then "1L Assignments-- Fall 2014 Entering Class" and select the appropriate section.  Again, no username or password is needed to access this information.

Other first-year classes will begin on Monday, August 25.

Cardozo Email Account
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 send an email to lawref@yu.edu and copy cardozoadmit@yu.edu. Additional information about your email and other computing accounts at Cardozo will be reviewed during Orientation.

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

Administrative 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 14.

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.

Purchasing Books

Barnes & Noble (purchase new and used books) (Updated on August 11)

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 (please note that it is still subject to change).  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:

Dear Students,
Every year the Cardozo SBA runs the SBA BookSwap program, which allows students to post textbooks that they have available for sale to other students. Below is the link, along with some detailed instructions, to make sure that the process works seamlessly.

We ask that you do your best to respect the guidelines below. The process is most effective when students treat the BookSwap document properly.

Please email SBA Vice President Michael Beck at michael.beck@law.cardozo.yu.edu with any questions, comments or feedback.

BookSwap Instructions for Buyers
1. Click here to access the 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 Book Loan Program (low-cost books on loan, by application only, must show financial need)

Over the past two years, the Cardozo Book Loan Program (BLP) has collected thousands of used casebooks, textbooks and supplements with the goal of allowing students in financial need, as determined by the Office of Student Finance, to borrow them for the entire semester, or for a short amount of time until they can afford a new textbook or supplement, at a very low cost.  The BLP loans books at a cost of $30 per hardcover and $15 per softcover.

The identity of students who apply will be kept confidential, known only by the Office of Student Finance, BLP executives, and the Office of Student Services and Advising.  

If you think that you may qualify and are interested, please click here to read more information about the BLP and submit an application.  The application should be completed by August 11, 2014.  After that time, applications will be considered on a lottery based system. If you qualify, and there is a book that fits your need, you will be contacted approximately one week before classes begin with directions for book pick ups, and thus giving you enough time to purchase a book elsewhere, if need be.

Please contact the BLP if you have any questions or comments by emailing cardozolawblp@gmail.com.

I.D. Photos
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, 8/11 – Wednesday, 8/13:  11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8/14:  10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 8/15:  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 8/20:  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8/21:  9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

To avoid long lines, we suggest coming in to have your picture taken earlier during the week of August 11, if possible.  Please note that you will be required to show your I.D. each time you enter the building.

Health Insurance
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, 2014.

You should have received an email from Academic Health Plans with instructions on how to submit a waiver request. Please click here to read the text of the email if you did not receive it. 

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 Social Security Number.

Please click here for details about Cardozo's health insurance plan.
For questions regarding the health insurance plan, you may contact Academic Health Plans at 855-247-2273. For questions regarding the waiver, please contact the Office of Student Services and Advising at 212-790-0429.


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.