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.

Vice Dean Myriam Gilles Submits Comments to Congress Critical of Proposed Class Action Reform Bill

Myriam Gilles, vice dean of Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School, said in comments submitted to Congress that “the bill would radically restrict access to justice for injured consumers, employees and small businesses by, among other things, imposing requirements upon class plaintiffs that are both unrealistic and unnecessary.”

Professor Alexander Reinert Comments in Reuters on President Trump's Possible Issuance of Revised Travel Ban

Should Trump issue a new order, he is still likely to face legal challenges, as opponents could ask the court to let them amend their complaints, said Alexander Reinert, a professor at Yeshiva University's Cardozo School of Law in New York.

Professor Ed Zelinsky Comments on Constitutionality of Clergy Housing Tax Break in Forbes

"I see no easy metric for determining whether the church-state entanglement inherent in Section 107 is greater than or less than the entanglement flowing from the application of Section 119 to church-furnished housing." 

Professor David Rudenstine's Book, "The Age of Deference," Mentioned in New Yorker

Professor David Rudenstine's book, "The Age of Deference," was mentioned in a recent New Yorker article about whether or not the American people have any recourse when a president lies.

Abuses by Border Patrol Related to Trump Administration Executive Order on Immigration: Complaint Submitted to DHS Inspector

A complaint documenting the systematic deprivation of rights at airports around the country over the past ten days in connection with Donald Trump’s January 27, 2017 executive order was submitted last night by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Rabbi J. David Bleich Interviewed by The Jewish Press

That tradition continues this month as Maggid Books releases the seventh volume of Rabbi Bleich’s “Contemporary Halakhic Problems” series (publication date: February 15).

More People Are Pleading Guilty to Crimes They Didn’t Commit, So How Can We Stop It? Professor Ekow Yankah Comments in Rewire

“Lots of people take guilty pleas, not because they feel they’re guilty of the crime they’re being accused of, but because they do a calculation of how much they want to risk,” said Ekow N. Yankah, professor of criminal procedures at the Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, in a phone interview with Rewire.

Vice Dean Myriam Gilles Comments in American Banker on Possible Firing of CFPB Director During Trump Administration

"Cordray has told his staff that if he's fired for cause he will fight it," said Myriam Gilles, vice dean and law professor at Cardozo School of Law. "He has to be feeling like he's living on borrowed time."