Cardozo Civil Rights Clinic Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Transgender Woman Raped in New York Prison

January 5, 2015 - Today the Civil Rights Clinic at Cardozo Law School and the LGBT Rights Clinic at Cornell Law School filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in the Southern District of New York on behalf of LeslieAnn Manning, a transgender woman who was brutally raped while incarcerated in a New York State men’s prison.

Matthew Diller to Conclude Six Years of Service as Cardozo’s Dean in June 2015

Matthew Diller will leave his position as the dean of Cardozo School of Law at the end of the academic year in June 2015 to become the dean of Fordham Law School, where he spent 16 years as a professor and associate dean.

Judge Katzmann and Melissa Mark-Viverito Come to Cardozo Conference on Next Phase of New York’s Groundbreaking Program for Access to Justice for Immigrant Families

Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and leading city officials and advocates were among those at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law today to recognize New York City as a national model for access to counsel for immigrants, an issue more timely than ever in the wake of President Obama’s announcement expanding immigration relief for millions.

Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund to Support The Indie Film Clinic at Cardozo School of Law

NEW YORK, NY – The Indie Film Clinic at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, which provides free legal services to New York independent filmmakers, has received a $750,000 grant from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.

Cardozo School of Law Announces Departure of Marcia Levy, Associate Dean of the Office of Career Services, Appointment of Patricia Morrissy as Interim Associate Dean

NEW YORK, NY – Dean Matthew Diller of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law has announced that Marcia Levy, Associate Dean of Career Services, has accepted a position as Executive Director of Pro Bono Partnership, and will leave her current position at the law school in November.

Cardozo School of Law Launches Technology-Focused Programs, Tech Talks Series

October 13, 2014 – New York, NY – Cardozo School of Law has announced multiple new programs focused on technology, law and business this fall, designed to prepare students for legal challenges brought by the rapidly changing tech world.

Human Rights and Genocide Clinic Wins Victory in Ecuador: Time for Individuals to Request Asylum Extended

In Decision No. 002-0524, the Court declared Articles 27, 33, and 48 of Presidential Decree 1182 unconstitutional, extending the time for individuals to request asylum from 15 days to three months and the time to appeal from three to 15 days.

Cardozo Restructures Upper Level Curriculum


·       New Professional Tracks Designed to Prepare Students for Legal Employment

·       Practical Lawyering To Be Required of all Students

·       Immersion and Simulation Courses Expanded

Human Rights and Genocide Clinic Releases Amicus Brief Calling on Ecuador to Revoke Decree on Refugees

Ecuador should revoke a presidential decree that includes provisions that violate basic rights of refugees provided for by international law, The Refugee Representation Project of the Human Rights and Genocide Clinic said today.

Professor Scheck Organizes the First Public Defender's Forensics College

Public defenders from around the country are gathering at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law from June 8 to 13, 2014, to train in the most current complex forensic science issues. Cardozo Law and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) hosted the inaugural, first-of-its-kind NACDL-Cardozo Law National Forensic College (NFC), with an aim in ultimately significantly decreasing the number of people incarcerated via wrongful convictions.