Conviction: How Kian Khatibi '14 Turned a Nearly Decade-Long Wrongful Prison Sentence Into the Drive to Earn a Law Degree

In the upcoming issue of Cardozo Life, we profile Kian Khatibi '14, who was convicted and sent to prison for almost 10 years for two stabbings he did not commit. Khatibi graduated from Cardozo School of Law this May. View a sneak preview of the article.

 

LLM Orientation 2014 Photo Slideshow: Welcome Students!

Meet the New Vice Dean, Melanie Leslie

Cardozo law alumna and professor Melanie Leslie took her post this summer as the school's new vice dean. Read about her rise from Cardozo Law student, to professor, to vice dean in the upcoming issue of Cardozo Life:

 

Fall Orientation Photo Slideshow: Welcome Class of 2017!

Dean Matthew Diller, Dean of Admissions David Martinidez, and faculty welcomed the Cardozo class of 2017. New students were treated to a welcoming lunch and boat cruise around Manhattan. 

New Ideas and Programs at Cardozo Law

Over the past three years, Cardozo Law has significantly expanded its offerings, which are designed to immerse students in real-world legal practice and rev-up their opportunities for career success. Read more here:

 

Lending a Hand (By Lending a Book)

YU News - At the end of the fall 2012 semester, Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law students Matthew Kriegsman and Kenneth Renov noticed that a lot of their peers were dumping the extremely expensive textbooks they’d just purchased that summer in the trash because, once used, the books had little to no resale value.

Life in the Box: Youth in Solitary Confinement

In the upcoming issue of Cardozo Life, we profile the Cardozo professors and students who have been working to expose and end the use of solitary confinement in corrections systems. Check out a sneak peak: 

 

My New York: Taylor Gamble '14

Taylor Gamble '14 talks about being part of the Criminal Defense Clinic at Cardozo Law.

Revamped Cardozo Courses Stress Practical Skills

New York Law Journal - After spending the past year testing potential changes to its second- and third-year curriculum, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is rolling out new and revamped offerings this fall with an emphasis on practical lawyering skills.

Rachel Pecker '13 on Helping Free Michael Morton as an Intern at the Innocence Project

Cardozo alumna Rachel Pecker '13 worked on the case as a student and intern in the Innocence Project. Here, she recounts her experience on the case, and what it was like to be there when Morton was freed.