Dean Matthew Diller has announced that Hon. Dianne T. Renwick of the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, First Department, will address graduates at Cardozo School of Law’s 35th Commencement Ceremony.
“The Patent Office’s policy of granting companies complete control over portions of our bodies is both morally offensive and a clear violation of the law,” said Daniel B. Ravicher, Executive Director of PUBPAT, which represents the plaintiffs in the lawsuit.
The scholarship is designed to recognize an outstanding, third-year J.D. student who, through the force of individual effort, energy, spirit and initiative, contributes to and/or expands and strengthens student life and community at Cardozo.
Cardozo Law Professor Michelle Adams discusses the upcoming Supreme Court case of Fisher v. University of Texas, a case that could have a far-reaching impact on affirmative action in higher education. Professor Adams is the co-director of the Floerscheimer Center for Democracy. Her research focuses on civil rights, race and gender issues, among other topics in the law.
Students in the Bet Tzedek and Guardianship Clinics have filed suit in Brooklyn Federal Courton behalf of 74-year-old Luz Ortega, who is suffering from Alzheimer's and is being denied benefits to pay her rent by the New York City Housing Authority.
Lindsay Nash, a fellow at the Immigration Justice Clinic at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, said the justice corps would address a growing interest in immigration and public interest law among young lawyers at a time when it is far more challenging to find jobs in the nonprofit sector than in the private one.
Michael Morton and Cynthia May Chessman politely told the approximately 200 guests invited to their wedding on Saturday to resist giving them gifts. Instead, they asked relatives and friends to donate to the Innocence Project, the nonprofit group founded at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University that uses DNA evidence to free the wrongfully convicted from prison.
Too often, though, without a video, our clients’ accounts of the lies told by police fall on deaf ears. Prosecutors and judges engage in cognitive dissonance — on the one hand understanding that police lie; on the other, failing to address the issue in any meaningful way.