Cardozo Alumna Helps Win Innocent Prisoner's Freedom

As a student in the Innocence Project clinic, Rachel Pecker '13 helped win Michael Morton's freedom after he spent 25 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. The Innocence Project was started in 1992 at Cardozo Law by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld. It pioneered the use of DNA evidence to prove the innocence of those who have been wrongly convicted.

Immigration Justice Clinic Instrumental to Making This Happen: NYC Council Bill Challenges Detainment Orders

Wall Street Journal - Jenny Alcaide, of Cardozo School of Law's Immigration Justice Clinic, said the bill "puts New York City at the vanguard of a national movement to use municipal power to promote immigrant rights and racial justice."

Human Rights and Genocide Clinic Wins Victory in Ecuador: Time for Individuals to Request Asylum Extended

In Decision No. 002-0524, the Court declared Articles 27, 33, and 48 of Presidential Decree 1182 unconstitutional, extending the time for individuals to request asylum from 15 days to three months and the time to appeal from three to 15 days.

Blog: More than Two-Thirds of Minors Appearing in U.S. Immigration Courts Not Represented by an Attorney

Global Post - That reality is part of what drives the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP), launched November last year. The program aims to provide legal counsel for all poor immigrants in New York City and is based on a 2011 study, which found that legal counsel was a major factor for successful outcomes in immigration cases.

Life in the Box: Youth in Solitary Confinement

In the upcoming issue of Cardozo Life, we profile the Cardozo professors and students who have been working to expose and end the use of solitary confinement in corrections systems. Check out a sneak peak: 

 

Rachel Pecker '13 on Helping Free Michael Morton as an Intern at the Innocence Project

Cardozo alumna Rachel Pecker '13 worked on the case as a student and intern in the Innocence Project. Here, she recounts her experience on the case, and what it was like to be there when Morton was freed.

Video: Students Help Victims Recover $1.6 Million Since Start of Securities Arbitration Clinic

In Cardozo's Securities Arbitration Clinic, students help clients in cases of securities fraud and mismanagement. Since the clinic started, Cardozo students have recovered $1.6 million for clients.

Professor Markowitz Helps Win Free Legal Defense for NYC Immigrants

NBC News - Ultimately, the goal of the project’s advocates is to provide counsel for all migrants facing deportation in New York State, which would cost $7.4 million, said Peter Markowitz, who runs the immigration legal clinic at Cardozo School of Law, which has helped lead advocacy for the pilot program.

New York City Council Expected to Approve 2 Plans Aiding Immigrants

New York Times - The program “marks a sea change in the quality and quantity of justice that will be afforded to New York City’s immigrants,” said Peter L. Markowitz, a Cardozo School of Law professor who has helped lead the initiative.

Professor Peter Markowitz in the NY Times' Room for Debate on Immigration Reform

New York Times - For too many years our nation’s discourse around immigration has been distorted by anti-immigrant activists who have advanced bold but regressive state immigration policies. State laws in Arizona and elsewhere have powerfully, but inaccurately, framed the immigration issue through the lenses of criminality and terrorism.