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 Peter Markowitz Appears on Texas Standard Radio on Whether President Obama Can Pardon Millions of Children Without Documentation

Obama Has The Chance to Pardon Millions of Children Without Documentation. Will He?

By Joy Diaz & Laura Rice

"To Preserve Human Rights, Organizational Models Must Change" - Professor Edwin Rekosh on openDemocracy

The Trump victory represents the latest extension of global political trends that are putting human rights efforts on their back foot the world over.

Professor Gabor Rona Quoted In Washington Post Article About War Crimes In Yemen

November 16, 2016 - Professor Gabor Rona told the AP in an article published in the Washington Post that Saudi Arabia has committed war crimes in its nearly 2-year-old air campaign against Yemen's Shiite rebels, known as Houthis. "The Saudis have been committing war crimes in Yemen," he told the AP. He also warned that American personnel helping the coalition "may also be guilty of war crimes." According to the article, rights groups and U.N.

Professor Ekow Yankah Speaks to Huffington Post on "What Trump Stands For"

Cardozo Law Professor Ekow Yankah discusses the racial insensitivities at play in the Trump presidential campaign.

Professor Peter Markowitz' NY Times Op-Ed Cited by Lawmakers Asking President Obama to Pardon Immigrant Youth

In a fact sheet distributed by the lawmakers, they cite a July New York Times opinion piece written by Peter Markowitz, professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and the director of an immigration law clinic. Markowitz writes in the article that the Constitution extends the president's pardon power to "all offenses against the United States," which "can be interpreted more broadly than just criminal offenses."

Professor Kate Shaw Speaks to ABC News on the Potential Implications of Donald Trump's Election for Abortion Rights

"Roe held that while the Constitution protects a woman's right to decide for herself whether to continue with a pregnancy, states also have a strong interest in regulating abortion, both to protect women's health and to promote potential life."

Presidential Election Community Discussion & Faculty Panel on Nov. 16th

In a message from Dean Melanie Leslie Cardozo students were invited to an open forum discussion on the presidential election, which will cover questions and issues that have been raised and will feature five faculty members in conversation with students. Below is the letter to students inviting them to the Wednesday Nov. 11th event. 

Dear Students:

Luis Mancheno, Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Immigration Justice Clinic on Public Radio International: "I Know You Voted For Trump For a Better Future. But Please Don't Forget My Future."

Trump has also pledged to pass the First Amendment Defense Act during the first 100 days of his administration. The law prohibits the government from taking action against anyone who “believes or acts in accordance with a religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman.”