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.

Professor Katharine Tinto in the Associated Press: Federal Prosecutors Drop Dozens of Stash House Sting Charges

Associated Press - It's rare for a U.S. attorney to drop the same charges in separate cases and strongly suggests a broader shift in policy against stash house cases by the Chicago office, said Katharine Tinto, who teaches law at the Cardozo School of Law in New York and has followed the issue in districts nationwide.

Criminal Appeals Clinic Registers a Win, Reducing Client's Sentence

The Criminal Appeals Clinic registered another success when, on January 22, the Appellate Division reduced a client’s sentence from ten years to seven years.

Professor Richard Weisberg in the NY Daily News: Even in the Wake of Charlie Hebdo, France’s Jews are Living in Peace

New York Daily News - Our finer selves, as the year 2015 begins, are overwhelmed with nonstop reports of seemingly endless barbarity.

Professor Richard Weisberg's Op-Ed in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency: Betting on France

Jewish Telegraphic Agency - Three weeks ago, my wife and I were shopping in a Parisian kosher butcher store several miles west of the supermarket where four Jews were murdered on Jan. 9.

Professor Marci Hamilton in Fox Sports: The Big Picture on Joe Paterno, $60 Million and Penn State University

Fox Sports - Imagine that you were sexually assaulted by a man you trusted (take your pick: coach, father, priest, rabbi, uncle, and the list goes on) when you were 10 years old. I know that for one in four of the women and one in six of the men that is simply a fact, but for the rest of you, imagine it for a moment. What a week you had!

Professor Deborah Pearlstein's Book Review on "Guantanamo Diary" in The Washington Post

The Washington Post - Now entering its 13th year, public discussion about the future of detention operations at Guantanamo Bay has become a perverse fixture of American national security policy debate.

Law Technology News: Cardozo Law Big Data Conference Kicks Off LTNY Week

Law Technology News - The Cardozo Data Law Initiative will kick off LegalTech week, hosting its first Data Law Initiative Conference, at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (in Greenwich Village) on Monday, Feb. 2, from 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Professor Alex Reinert in Slate on the Effects of Solitary Confinement

Slate.com - “The thing I worry about is, if we cabin off this group of people—people under 21, or under age of 18, or whatever—and put them aside and say, ‘That’s a special group, and we need to treat them differently,’ that makes it seem like you can treat everyone else as harshly as we did in the past,” said Alexander Reinert, a professor at Yeshiva University Cardozo School of Law, who helped the New York Civil Liberties Union in pressuring New York State to pass age-oriented reforms last year.