Benjamin N. Cardozo was a distinguished lawyer, New York State Supreme Court justice, member of the New York State Court of Appeals, and renowned justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
“The final cause of law is the welfare of society.” - Benjamin N. Cardozo
Cardozo is viewed as one of the most distinguished judges in American law and one of the great legal minds of the 20th century. He was one of the first Jewish justices and was widely known for a powerful literary style in his influential opinions from the bench. The law school that bears his name is proud to embrace his ethical approach to the pursuit of justice, as well as his conviction that the law must constantly adapt to a changing world. In a historic era of enormous division, he helped reshape American constitutional law and set the U.S. Supreme Court on a doctrinal path that it has followed since.