The Office of Student Services and Advising can assist you with a variety of academic questions as well as personal issues you may experience during your time in law school.


For individual and group instruction in case reading and analysis, writing, outlining, exam preparation and writing, including academic advising and support in all areas, please contact the Lawyering and Legal Writing Center.  These services are provided free of charge.  See below for contact information.

Kim Ronning, Director of Academic Support


phone: 212-790-0819
Professor Leslie Newman, Director, The Cardozo Lawyering and Legal Writing Center
phone: 212-790-0323


Peter Walsh, Administrative Director, The Cardozo Lawyering and Legal Writing Center


phone: 212-790-0315



We can help you manage the pressures of law school as well as outside challenges that are compromising your ability to function. Such factors can include, but are not limited to, emotional distress, academic difficulties, family problems, physical illness, substance abuse, and sexual assault or harrassment. If you experience difficulties in or out of law school, or need special support services, you are strongly encouraged to meet with a member of the Office to discuss your situtation. For problems that cannot be handled within the Office, referrals to other resources are available.