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. Anthony Sebok Quoted in Reuters: Billionaire Backing of Hogan Won't Upend $140 Million Gawker Verdict

Reuters - "But even if Thiel did influence Hogan’s legal strategy, that would probably not be grounds to overturn the verdict against Gawker, according to Anthony Sebok, a professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and the author of a definitive 2011 law review article on legal doctrines discouraging litigation funding."

Job Numbers Jump 10 Percent for Cardozo Graduates; Listed in Top 50 Schools

The National Law Journal lists Cardozo among the top 50 schools with the highest percentage of 2015 graduates in what the publication describes as the "gold standard for lawyer jobs." The New York Law Journal says, "Cardozo Law Dean Melanie Leslie attributed the improving fortunes of its graduates to a 'top-to-bottom' review of its placement strategies as well as reviewing where growth is occurring in the New York legal market. 'The key has been understanding the job market and providing the right information and connections to our graduates,' Leslie said."

Prof. Stewart Sterk Speaks to the Brooklyn Paper on Controversy Over Bushwick Inlet Park

“This is a constant criticism of the state by virtually every municipality — that the state tries to take credit for programs that provide benefit to the public, and then shifts the costs onto the municipali­ty,” said Stewart Sterk, a professor of real estate law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Prof. Barbara Kolsun Quoted in WSJ on the AntiCounterfeiting Coalition's Decision to Revoke Alibaba Group's Membership.

Barbara Kolsun, former IACC board chair and a professor at Cardozo Law School, said Alibaba’s suspension from the group is a “prudent decision and it is unfortunate that it was made only after a revolt by members.”

NY Times Features Prof. Kate Shaw's New Study on the Practice of Appointing Friends of the Supreme Court

“The current approach,” [Shaw] wrote, “permits the justices to dole out the valuable asset of a Supreme Court argument to friends and former employees, in a way that is reminiscent of the cronyism and patronage that characterized government employment” before the Civil Service reforms of the 19th century.

Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights (CLIHHR) Prof. Getgen Kestenbaum Awarded Fulbright Scholarship to Teach at Brazil’s UNISINOS Faculty of Law

Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum will teach an intensive two-week seminar on human rights, indigenous rights, and atrocity prevention during summer 2016 at the Faculty of Law of Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS) in Brazil.

Prof. Barbara Kolsun, Co-Director, FAME Center for Fashion, Arts, Media & Entertainment Law, Mentioned in Forbes Article: Alibaba Promises to Crack Down on Counterfeiting - Will Luxury Brands Buy It?

Forbes - According to Barbara Kolsun, a former IACC chair and professor at the Cardozo School of Law in New York, a number of brands within the coalition have privately supported Kors’ decision.

Prof. Marci Hamilton Quoted on WGBH News: In Aftermath of Hastert Case, States Push to Change Reporting of Child Sex Abuse

WGBH News - "By giving them until they're 38 to come forward, Illinois is actually one of the better states for survivors of child sex abuse. If the abuse happens elsewhere, says law professor Marci Hamilton of the Cardozo School of Law in New York, 'The states are all over the place.'"