Cardozo School of Law in New York City
Bringing Law To Life
Who We Are
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.
Faculty with Impact
Human Rights professor Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum created 10 new curricular modules for classrooms on how the law perpetrates structural discrimination—and how the law can be used to break it down.
“The goal is to confront the law’s—and lawyer’s—role in perpetuating structural discrimination and violence against identity groups in the U.S. We decided to create open-access guides that are easy to use and adapt across disciplines to aid law professors across the country, helping students grapple with these big issues.”
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
A History of Criminal Justice Reform
"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
Cardozo Life Winter 2021 Magazine
We are Cardozo strong.
In this issue:
·Clinics on the Frontlines: Students work tirelessly on pandemic issues.
·Student Voices: Transitioning to online learning.
·Faculty with Impact: Selection of faculty quotes from major media outlets.
·Feature: Jazz legend Billie Holiday Recorded her first songs at 55 Fifth.
·Confronting Structural Violence: CLIHHR Offers new teaching guides.
·Filmmakers Legal Clinic Gives Voice to Unheard Artists
2L Student Jhaton White Makes History as Cardozo Law Review's First Black Editor in Chief
President Joe Biden Names Professor Michelle Adams to Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the U.S.
The Hon. Sandra Feuerstein '79, Senior U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York, Killed in a Hit-and-Run Accident
Our Areas of Study
Learn more about our top-ranked programs, including coursework, clinics, externships and events.
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19The FAME Center Open to public 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
20The FAME Center Open to public 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
22The FAME Center Open to public 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
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Our Global Alumni Network
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Alumni Across the Globe
Cardozo Law Receives Top Grades from preLaw Magazine
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Public Policy Law
We really just want to raise awareness of all these hateful incidents that have been happening to the Asian-American community. We’re also asking people to initiate and have difficult and necessary conversations. For this moment in time to be here, when other communities are also speaking up in solidarity with us just means so much.
(From an interview with CBS-2 New York.)