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:

Cardozo Finalizes Sale of Alabama Residence in a Deal That Will Offer Priority to Students

A completely renovated Alabama is expected to be available to students for fall of 2017.

Cardozo School of Law Receives $1 Million Gift From Arlene and Benedict Morelli for Scholarship and Trial Team Program

The Morellis’ gift designates $750,000 for the Arlene and Benedict Morelli Family Scholarship Fund, which will provide financial support for deserving students for years to come. The gift also provides $200,000 to establish the Benedict Morelli Trial Team, which will expand Cardozo’s presence in national and international trial competitions and increase the number of students who can compete. $50,000 will be used to establish the Morelli Master Lecture Series, which will bring top trial lawyers to Cardozo to lecture, coach and mentor students.

Cardozo Law Receives $1 Million for Human Rights Clinic from Benjamin Ferencz, Legendary Nazi War Crimes Prosecutor

The donation will go toward Cardozo’s Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic, which will be renamed the Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic.

Congratulations to the Winners of the Monrad G. Paulsen Competition

The Monrad G. Paulsen Competition is an intramural moot court competition where 2Ls and 3Ls earn an academic credit. Students must write a brief based on a criminal law problem written by members of the Moot Court Honor Society and then compete in oral arguments.

Dean Melanie Leslie Addresses Incoming Students (video)

Dean Melanie Leslie spoke with Cardozo's incoming class of 2019 at orientation on Thursday, August 18, 2016. The students, who are part of the school's 40th class, learned about Cardozo's history of ambition, innovation, leadership and activism. "It's our 40th year, so I want to talk about the things that have made the law school great," said Dean Leslie. "The four values that characterize us and explain why we're different than other law schools."

Cardozo Day-One Welcome for the Class of 2019 (video)

Members of Cardozo's class of 2019 took time out from meeting faculty and their fellow students to talk a bit about why they chose the law school. 

Cardozo Celebrates 40 Years with Public Events and Reflections on Major Milestones

A lot has happened from Cardozo Law's founding in 1976 to the first day of classes in 2016. The school kicks-off a year-long celebration to highlight the enormous achievements made by our faculty, alumni and students over 40 years.

Criminal Appeals Clinic Registers Victory; Ruling Expands Right of Defendant to Cross-Examine Police Witnesses on Prior Misconduct

Reversing a conviction for gun possession based solely on police testimony, the ruling expanded the right of a defendant to cross-examine police witnesses about prior, though not necessarily criminal, misconduct. Elsa Mitsoglou '14, briefed and argued the appeal at both the Appellate Division and the Court of Appeals.

Cardozo Law’s Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic Assists Win in European Court of Human Rights Nondiscrimination Case

The Cardozo Law Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic joined Minority Rights Group and Human Rights Watch in an amicus curiae brief in support of Pilav’s claims.