(Updated August 16, 2013) We enjoyed meeting you all yesterday morning and hope you enjoyed the start of Orientation!  You may download a copy of the Orientation booklet here.  A copy of the condensed one-page Orientation schedule is available here.


Section Assignment
Your section assignment was emailed to you on Thursday, August 8.  If you did not receive an email, please contact the Office of Admissions at (212) 790-0357.

Fall 2013 Class Schedules

Orientation Schedule
Please click here to download the schedule of Orientation activities for Thursday, August 15, and Friday, August 16.  The schedule of Orientation activities for the week of August 19 will be distributed on the first day of Orientation.  You can expect Orientation to begin at approximately 9 a.m. each morning and end mid- to late-afternoon.

Elements of Law: First Class Meetings
Your first class meeting of Elements of Law will be held during Orientation on Friday, August 16.  There will be no assignment for the first class meeting.  

Elements of Law will continue in the mornings throughout the week of August 19.  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 2013 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 26.

Cardozo Email Account
Earlier this week, 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 15.

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

Cardozo Bookstore (Barnes & Noble - purchase new and used books)

The Cardozo Bookstore, run by Barnes & Noble, is located on the second floor of the Law School.  The bookstore will have available for sale all required casebooks, and can provide a list of books required by the professors in your section.  You may also click here to view a booklist (please note that it is updated as of July 30 and still subject to change).  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.

During the week of Orientation, the bookstore hours will be:

Monday-Thursday, 8/12-8/15: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, 8/16: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


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.

Please bear in mind that this process will only work if students treat the BookSwap document properly. The only people who should change information on the document are the students who originally input that information.

We hope that many students find this to be an easy and valuable resource. Feel free to email me at matthew.kriegsman@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 the upcoming classes that you have signed up for. 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 (books on loan, by application only, must show financial need)

The law school has established a Book Loan Program where students in financial need can borrow casebooks for the semester. Over 500 used casebooks, textbooks and supplements have been collected with the goal of allowing students with extensive financial need, as determined by the Office of Student Finance, to borrow them for the entire semester, or for a short amount of time. The identity of students who apply will be kept confidential, known only by the Office of Student Finance and the Office of Student Services and Advising.

The Book Loan application is available by clicking here and more information about the program is available by clicking here.  The application may be emailed (clfinaid@yu.edu), faxed (212-790-0366), or delivered to the Office of Student Finance by August 12, 2013. After this date, applications will be considered on a rolling basis.  Questions regarding Cardozo’s Book Loan Program can be addressed to Judy Mender, Dean of Students, at mender@yu.edu or (212) 790-0313.

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.  During the first week of Orientation, I.D. photos may be taken during the following times:

Monday, 8/12 – Wednesday, 8/14:  10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8/15:  9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 8/16:  9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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

Health Insurance
Click here for details about Cardozo's health insurance plan.

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. You may contact the Office of Student Services and Advising at 212-790-0429 with questions or concerns.

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.