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.

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Professor Dan Ravicher's Challenge to Gene Patents

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a major case that invalidates patents on two genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The case was brought by Professor Dan Ravicher of Cardozo School of Law, along with the ACLU.

Cardozo School of Law Receives $1 Million Gift From Arlene and Benedict Morelli for Scholarship and Trial Team Program

The Morellis’ gift designates $750,000 for the Arlene and Benedict Morelli Family Scholarship Fund, which will provide financial support for deserving students for years to come. The gift also provides $200,000 to establish the Benedict Morelli Trial Team, which will expand Cardozo’s presence in national and international trial competitions and increase the number of students who can compete. $50,000 will be used to establish the Morelli Master Lecture Series, which will bring top trial lawyers to Cardozo to lecture, coach and mentor students.

Cardozo Law Receives $1 Million for Human Rights Clinic from Benjamin Ferencz, Legendary Nazi War Crimes Prosecutor

The donation will go toward Cardozo’s Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic, which will be renamed the Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic.

Professor David Rudenstine’s Book, "The Age of Deference: The Supreme Court, National Security, and the Constitutional Order" Sparks Vibrant Debate

A panel of distinguished experts captivated a packed Jacob Burns Moot Court Room on September 19 with a robust and lively discussion of the Supreme Court’s approach to the executive branch in cases involving national security over the past seven decades.

Tech Talks Series: Video Games and eSports

Join us for a series of three panels on the legal issues arising from video games.

Congratulations to the Winners of the Monrad G. Paulsen Competition

The Monrad G. Paulsen Competition is an intramural moot court competition where 2Ls and 3Ls earn an academic credit. Students must write a brief based on a criminal law problem written by members of the Moot Court Honor Society and then compete in oral arguments.

Professor Marci Hamilton, Leading Church-State and Constitutional Law Scholar and Advocate for Women’s and Children’s Rights, Retires from Cardozo School of Law Faculty

Professor Marci Hamilton, the founder of Cardozo’s highly successful Intellectual Property Law Program, a highly regarded professor of constitutional law, constitutional litigator, and one of the nation’s leading church-state scholars and advocates for women’s and children’s rights, has announced her retirement from the full-time faculty of Cardozo School of Law.

Edwin Rekosh, Leading Human Rights Innovator, Appointed to Head Up Human Rights Initiatives and Launch Human Rights Forward

Professor Rekosh’s work in human rights includes 10 years in Romania and Hungary assisting the development of human rights groups there and elsewhere in Central and Eastern Europe, as new constitutional orders emerged. He has pioneered innovative projects in China and in over 30 other countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America

Dean Melanie Leslie Addresses Incoming Students (video)

Dean Melanie Leslie spoke with Cardozo's incoming class of 2019 at orientation on Thursday, August 18, 2016. The students, who are part of the school's 40th class, learned about Cardozo's history of ambition, innovation, leadership and activism. "It's our 40th year, so I want to talk about the things that have made the law school great," said Dean Leslie. "The four values that characterize us and explain why we're different than other law schools."