Dean Diller Receives AALS Rhode Award for Achievement in Public Service

Recognizing Dean Matthew Diller’s leadership in legal education and public service, the AALS Section on Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities awarded him with the 2014 Deborah L. Rhode Award. Dean Diller has a decades-long record of distinguished work in public service, which includes legal representation, scholarly research, public advocacy, and innovative leadership in legal education.

A Summary of Faculty Scholarly Work, 2013-14

Dear Friends,

I am very proud of the scholarship produced by Cardozo School of Law's highly accomplished faculty. I want to share with you some of their groundbreaking work from the past year. Please take a moment to review their news and publications, and let me know if you have any thoughts or comments.

Warm regards,
Matthew Diller

President Obama Announces Extension of Professor Richard H. Weisberg's Post as Member of the Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad

In this position, Professor Weisberg helps protect and preserve historic buildings, collections and monuments in Europe that are significant to the heritage and culture of U.S. citizens.

Cardozo Law Tech Talks Event Series

Cardozo Law Tech Talks events in fall 2014 will explore the methods in which technology is altering the legal landscape, in ways unimaginable just a few years ago.

Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution: A Year in Review

Read about the latest from Cardozo's top alternative dispute resolution program.

 

Professor Deborah Pearlstein on Huffington Post Live: Should The U.S. Start Negotiating With Terrorists?

Huffington Post Live - Before James Foley's execution, the Islamic State demanded a $312 million ransom which the U.S. refused. Should America change its policy against negotiating with terrorists? And why did the U.S. make a deal for Bowe Bergdahl but not Foley?

Professor Richard Weisberg: Hobby Lobby and the First Amendment

OUP Academic - The recent Hobby Lobby decision, which ruled that corporations with certain religious beliefs were no longer required to provide insurance that covers contraception for their female employees — as mandated by Obamacare — hinged on a curious piece of legislation from 1993.

Revamped Cardozo Courses Stress Practical Skills

New York Law Journal - After spending the past year testing potential changes to its second- and third-year curriculum, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is rolling out new and revamped offerings this fall with an emphasis on practical lawyering skills.

Professor Marci Hamilton on the Hobby Lobby Decision: A Minefield of Extreme Religious Liberty

New York Times - In her dissent on Monday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stated that the "court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield."

Professor Deborah Pearlstein: Bombing Iraq Doesn’t Just Pose Serious Questions of Domestic Law

Opinio Juris - My blogospheric colleagues have begun debating whether the Administration has sufficient domestic legal authority to proceed with what the Times has called a “targeted, highly selective campaign of airstrikes against Sunni militants in Iraq” – reportedly now under contemplation.