Criminal Appeals Clinic Registers Victory; Ruling Expands Right of Defendant to Cross-Examine Police Witnesses on Prior Misconduct

Reversing a conviction for gun possession based solely on police testimony, the ruling expanded the right of a defendant to cross-examine police witnesses about prior, though not necessarily criminal, misconduct. Elsa Mitsoglou '14, briefed and argued the appeal at both the Appellate Division and the Court of Appeals.

Cardozo Law’s Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic Assists Win in European Court of Human Rights Nondiscrimination Case

The Cardozo Law Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic joined Minority Rights Group and Human Rights Watch in an amicus curiae brief in support of Pilav’s claims.

Cardozo School of Law Announces Jennifer Kim as Director of Externships

Dean Melanie Leslie has announced that Jennifer Kim will serve as director of externships, overseeing the law school’s field clinics and externship programs. Kim brings to the job her experience as a lawyer, clinical legal educator and Cardozo career counselor.

Dean Leslie Announces Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin as Director of the Indie Film Clinic

Dean Melanie Leslie has announced that Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin will become the Director of the Indie Film Clinic and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at Cardozo School of Law. Ms. Greenberg-Kobrin will also serve as Senior Fellow and Director of the Leadership Program at the Heyman Center for Corporate Governance.

Immigration Justice Clinic Work Praised In NY Times Op-Ed

In New York City, an immigration public defender system developed in conjunction with Cardozo Law School and funded by the New York City Council attempts to address this problem by providing legal assistance to detainees through the Bronx Defenders, Brooklyn Defender Services and the Legal Aid Society.

Public Service Stipend: Meet Our Scholars

The Public Service Stipend raises money for students so that they can pursue otherwise uncompensated internships in the public sector. It is supported in part by the Annual Public Service Auction. In this video, some of the recipients of the stipend talk about their experiences.

The Public Service Auction will take place on April 13 at 6 p.m.! Buy tickets, bid online, and learn more about the auction here. 

Cardozo Law Ranked as Top 25 Law School for Practical Training

The National Jurist took into account Cardozo's percentage of students in clinics, externships and simulation courses, inter-school competitions, as well as other practical training opportunities.

Innocence Project Wins Release of Wrongfully Convicted Man After 25 Years in Prison

NYLJ - Hatchett was represented pro bono by Seema Saifee, a staff attorney at the Innocence Project, Barry Scheck, co-director of the organization, and James Brochin, a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

Cleared by DNA in Murder, Prosecuted Again Anyway

The Daily Beast - In fact, the DA’s office was so hell-bent on keeping Wright in prison that it fought to prevent DNA testing from even taking place originally. It took attorneys from the Innocence Project at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York nine years of legal wrangling (all the way up to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court) to get prosecutors to drop their objections.

Cardozo Law Students Win Case on Behalf of Prisoner Seeking Appropriate Medical Treatment

Civil Rights Clinic students prevailed on March 4, 2016 in their argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on behalf of their client, a prisoner whose civil rights action seeks appropriate medical treatment.