Orientation Booklet (Added on August 13)
We enjoyed meeting you all today! To download a PDF of the Orientation booklet we handed out this morning, please click here.
Your section assignment was emailed to you on Thursday, August 6. If you did not receive an email, please contact the Office of Admissions at (212) 790-0357.
Fall 2015 Class Schedules
Please click here to download the schedule of Orientation activities for Thursday, August 13, through Thursday, August 20. The first full day of Fall 2015 1L classes is Friday, August 21.
Elements of Law: First Class Meetings
Your first class meeting of Elements of Law will be held during Orientation on Friday, August 14. There will be no assignment for the first class meeting.
Elements of Law will resume in the mornings during the week of August 17. A copy of the assignment for class on Monday, August 17 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 "Fall 2015 1L Assignments" and select the appropriate section. Again, no username or password is needed to access this information.
Other first-year classes will begin on Friday, August 21. Assignments for those classes will be posted on Angel about a week before they begin.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and copy email@example.com. Additional information about your email and other computing accounts at Cardozo will be reviewed during Orientation.
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 13.
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 (Book Loan Application added 8/10/15)
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 (please note that it is still subject to change). The booklist does not list the required book for Section D's Torts class. The textbook for the course is Franklin, Rabin and Green, Tort Law and Alternatives (9th edition).
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 Book Loan Program (low-cost books on loan, by application only, must show financial need)
Over the past few 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 and here for both parts of the application. If you apply and 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, 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 e-mailing CardozoBLP@law.cardozo.yu.edu.
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, 8/10 – Wednesday, 8/12: 11:00 a.m – 12:30 pm; 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8/13: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.; 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Friday, 8/14: 9:00 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 10, if possible. Please note that you will be required to show your I.D. each time you enter the building.
To assist students in avoiding unanticipated medical costs, Cardozo requires all students enrolled in 6 or more credits to maintain health insurance coverage that meets or exceeds the University's criteria. Entering students will be automatically enrolled in the student health insurance plan, and premium charges will be billed automatically to your Cardozo student account unless the student has comparable coverage and submits an online waiver request by the deadline of September 9, 2015. Please note that health insurance coverage will not begin until August 13, 2015.
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.
For questions regarding the health insurance plan, you may contact Academic Health Plans at (855) 850-4192. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 790-0357.