Cardozo School of Law in New York City
Bringing Law To Life
Who We Are
Faculty with Impact
Cardozo Law School’s faculty ranks 33rd in the nation for scholarly impact, according to the newly released version of the Leiter Scholarly Impact Score. Cardozo’s faculty is ranked No. 22 in the country for scholarly impact by Heald & Sichelman's academic impact rankings of 100 American law schools.
Experiential Learning: You’ll Be Practice Ready
Cardozo Law’s Field Clinics and Externship opportunities provide a real-world edge in a competitive legal landscape. You will experience the adrenaline of working in the legal field as you sharpen your skills and learn from practitioners in top nonprofit, government, and private-sector offices. You will gain knowledge and insight that will provide you with a decisive advantage toward your future success as a lawyer.
Our Commitment To Diversity and Inclusion
At Cardozo we believe that inclusion is a cornerstone of legal education and that diversity advances the entire legal system.
Creative Lawyers for Creative Businesses
Our Intellectual Property Program is ranked No. 10 in the country and No. 2 in NYC by U.S. News & World Report. The FAME Center for fashion, art, media and entertainment law teaches brand protection. The Tech Startup Clinic and The Filmmakers Legal Clinic provide unique opportunities for students to represent clients. The Blockchain Project and the Data Law Initiative are leaders at the intersection of law and technology. The Cardozo/Google Patent Diversity Project expands patent protections for women and entrepreneurs of color.
At right: Alumna Sheryl Gold '89 is the senior vice president, Business & Legal Affairs at Universal Music Group.
A History of Criminal Justice Reform
Birthplace of Innocence Project
"We must use our power as lawyers to speak up when others are silenced. We must raise our voices in defense of those who are victimized by racism, anti-Semitism and prejudice of any kind." -
Dean Melanie Leslie
The Perlmutter Center for Legal Justice at Cardozo
Center Will Train Lawyers To Prevent the Use of Junk Science in Court Cases
The Perlmutter Center for Legal Justice at Cardozo Law will have two components: a student field clinic called The Perlmutter Freedom Clinic at Cardozo Law. The second component, The Perlmutter Forensic Science Education Program will feature an ambitious continuing legal education curriculum in scientific evidence designed for practicing attorneys. The Perlmutter Center for Legal Justice furthers the growth of the university’s recently launched Rise Up Campaign and builds on the decades-long success of Cardozo’s Forensic Science College.
Cardozo Life Magazine
Fall 2022 Issue- The Power of Clinics
It's been an exciting year of growth at Cardozo. The Fall 2022 issue of Cardozo Life examines the hard work and achievements of our clinical faculty and students. Learn more about Cardozo's innovative experiential learning program, one of the most robust in the country. The issue also covers:
-Launch of the $15M Perlmutter Center for Legal Justice
-Six New Cardozo Professsors
-Cardozo Faculty Scholarship
-Cardozo Faculty in the Media
-Q & A with Renowned Torts Expert Professor Myriam Gilles
-Cardozo Professors' Perspectives on the Overturning of Roe V. Wade
Upcoming Events at Cardozo
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Our Areas of Study
Learn more about our top-ranked programs, including coursework, clinics, externships and events.
Our Global Alumni Network
U.S. States, Plus D.C. and Puerto Rico
Alumni Across the Globe
Cardozo Law Receives Top Grades from preLaw Magazine
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Public Policy Law