Cardozo Students for Human Rights (CSHR) aims to raise awareness and interest in human rights law. The group hosts events (such as panel discussions, film screenings and informational presentations) addressing pressing human rights concerns, and gives a platform for students to engage with practitioners in the field. CSHR also organizes school-wide community service projects each year and collaborates with other student groups when an opportunity arises.

Past events include a panel discussion on human rights issues in Syria, film series a panel on voter ID laws, and LGBT legislation in Sub-Saharan Africa. Events currently in development involve a panel on sex trafficking in India, the anti-LGBT law in Russia and its developments for the 2014 Sochi Olympics, a film screening on human rights violations in Chile, and a general information luncheon about human rights careers.