Cardozo School of Law in New York City
Bringing Law To Life
Who We Are
Committed to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Justice
We believe inclusion is a cornerstone of legal education, and diversity advances the entire legal system and society. We work to overcome inequality, systemic racism and other forms of discrimination. We use the law to fight anti-semitism, LGBTQ+ discrimination and to bring about meaningful criminal justice reforms. Our students and faculty are on the frontlines protecting marginalized groups and individuals.
Creative Lawyers for Creative Businesses
Cardozo's renowned Intellectual Property Program is home to: The FAME Center for Fashion, Art, Music & Entertainment Law; The Tech Startup Clinic; The Filmmakers Legal Clinic; The Blockchain Project; The Cardozo Data Law Initiative; and the Patent Diversity Project.
A Caring and Engaged Faculty
Professors here will know your name. They are passionate advocates teaching their students to change clients' lives, build better businesses and to fight for justice. Cardozo is ranked 33rd in the nation for faculty scholarship impact.
Photo: Professor Myriam Gilles, #5 most cited civil procedure scholar in the U.S.
Leaders in Public Service and Experiential Learning
Our clinics, field clinics and externships comprise one of the most robust experiential learning programs in the country.
The Innocence Project, the Civil Rights Clinic, the Freedom Clinic, the Immigration Justice Clinic, the Housing Justice Field clinic put students on the frontline of justice. The Filmmakers Legal Clinic, the Tech Startup Clinic, Fashion Law Practicum put students in business. Our students build connections to become outstanding lawyers.
Bringing Law to Life
Our Areas of Study
Learn more about our top-ranked programs, including coursework, clinics, externships and events.
Clinics & Externships
Perlmutter Center for Legal Justice at Cardozo School of Law Celebrates Release of Bruce Bryant Following Clemency Victory
Gloria Steinem Accepts the International Advocate for Peace Award at Cardozo
Clinics & Externships
Cardozo’s Criminal Defense Clinic Wins Commuted Sentence for N.Y. Man Serving one of the Longest Prison Terms Under Rockefeller Drug Laws
Upcoming Events at Cardozo
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
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
Training Lawyers To Prevent the Use of Junk Science in Court Cases
The Perlmutter Center for Legal Justice at Cardozo Law is designed to teach lawyers how to use science in court cases, and to identify and correct the harsh reality of misused scientific evidence in the justice system. It has two parts: The Perlmutter Freedom Clinic at Cardozo Law works on overturning cases for incarcerated individuals who were prosecuted using poor scientific evidence; and The Perlmutter Forensic Science Education Program, which is an ambitious continuing legal education curriculum in scientific evidence designed for practicing attorneys. Cardozo is a pioneer in scientific evidence, building on e decades-long success of Cardozo’s Forensic Science College.
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