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
Professor Aaron Wright '05 and Flamingo DAO Profiled in Forbes Magazine
DAOs Aren’t A Fad — They’re A Platform
Cardozo alumni Aaron Wright '05, CEO and Priyanka Desai '17, COO, lead Tribute Labs, founded by Wright in 2017 to advise companies on how to embed legal contracts into the blockchain. Their DAO service operation created Flamingo DAO, which turned a $10 million investment into a $1 billion NFT collection.
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 Life Fall 2021 Magazine
In a New York Minute, Cardozo is back
In this issue:
·New Gates Scholars Program Supports Students From Underrepresented Backgrounds.
·Cardozo Remembers 9/11.
·Professor David Rudenstine Challenges British Museum's Claims To Parthenon Marbles
·Faculty with Impact: Selection Of Faculty Quotes From Major Media Outlets.
·Professor Richard Weisberg, Renowned Holocaust Scholar, Retires
Cardozo Law Receives Top Grades from preLaw Magazine
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Public Policy Law