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 Marci Hamilton: Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Strikes Again

Justia.com - The effects from the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby are now rippling through the country.

Professor Yaroshekfsky in the New York Times: Prosecutors Are Reading Emails From Inmates to Lawyers

New York Times - “It’s very troubling that the government’s pushing to the margins of the attorney-client relationship,” said Ellen C. Yaroshefsky, a professor at the Cardozo School of Law.

Professor Susan Crawford: Useless Pay Phones Are the Wi-Fi Future

 By Susan Crawford

July 22, 2014 Bloomberg View - The homely pay phones of New York City are ghostly, graffiti-scarred reminders of an earlier era. But they could play a role in the city's digital environment if New York gets its priorities straight. The crucial step is for the city to treat these pay phones as it does its bridges or trees: like basic infrastructure, not just opportunities for short-term revenue.

Professor Katharine Tinto in Washington Post on D.C. Police Use of High-Risk Stings

Washington Post - “When you have the government offering guns or the getaway car and making it really attractive, you have to ask: Is this an opportunity that would have really come around in real life? Would this person have been able to put together this type of crime without government assistance?” said Katharine Tinto, a professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York who has studied undercover policing tactics.

Adjunct Professor Michael Wildes on Immigration Border Crisis

Cardozo Law Adjunct Professor and Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. Managing Partner Michael Wildes discusses the use of the term Holocaust in regard to the crisis at the border on Cavuto on the Fox Business channel.

Professor Susan Crawford on Google's Consideration of Transforming New York City Pay Phones Into Wi-Fi Hotspots

KCBS - Susan Crawford, a visiting professor in intellectual property at Harvard Law School and a former Obama administration technology adviser, told KCBS that she thinks it’s a great idea to use pay phones as 21st century infrastructure.

Judges and Lawyers Work to Understand Courtroom Science

New York Law Journal - "Training lawyers in the latest in forensic science means we are creating a network of public defenders who are better armed in the courtroom and more prepared to win their case," said Barry Scheck, cofounder of the Innocence Project, which is housed at Cardozo. "

Gay Marriage Stirs Backlash as Businesses Assert Religion

Bloomberg Businessweek - “The result of Hobby Lobby is political war,” said Marci Hamilton, a religious-freedom expert who teaches at Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School.