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.

Prof. Yarashefsky Challenges New Orleans Justice System

New Orleans public defenders' bombshell: No new cases for us, please

Times Picayune

By Ken on November 20, 2015

Deputy District Defender Jee Park made the bombshell request before Judge Arthur Hunter, who convened a hearing to examine the public defenders' plight. Park said her office would request the moratorium on new cases not only in Hunter's Section K, but also throughout the other 11 sections of New Orleans' criminal district courthouse. The office estimates that its lawyers represent 85 percent of felony criminal defendants in Orleans Parish.

Professors Barry Scheck and Ellen Yaroshefsky Say Inadequate Funding Create Crisis in Criminal Justice in New Orleans

New Orleans public defenders to judge: Stop assigning us new cases

Defenders ask for judicial relief with ‘devastating cutbacks’ headed for an already strapped office

Al Jazeera America, November 24, 2015 

by Della Hasselle @dellahasselle


Prof. Katharine Tinto quoted in The Crime Report

"Outrageous Government Conduct"


Nov. 16, 2015;

The drugs were not real. The sentence was.

Emanuel Gerardo Cota-Ruiz, a 36-year-old Mexican immigrant living in Arizona, was sentenced in 2013 to ten years in prison for conspiring to rob a cocaine stash house.

Professor Deborah Pearlstein Cited NY Times Article on President Obama and Guantanamo

Guantánamo Is Leaving Obama With Choices, Neither of Them Simple

OCT. 31, 2015

Prof. Myriam Gilles Discusses Privatization of the Justice System in the New York Times

In Arbitration, a ‘Privatization of the Justice System’



Professor Tony Sebok in the NY Times on Why We Should Allow Investment in Lawsuits

Should You Be Allowed to Invest in a Lawsuit?
In recent years, investors have started buying shares in other people’s litigation proceedings. Are they warping the legal system in the process?

OCT. 22, 2015

Professor Peter Tillers, Longtime Faculty Member and Scholar in Evidence, Passed Away at 72

Renowned legal scholar Peter Tillers, Cardozo faculty member of 27 yea