Cardozo School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.
As part of the accreditation process for all law schools in the United States, the American Bar Association requires that schools publicly disclose certain consumer information on their websites. We are pleased to provide the following information about our JD program to current and prospective students.
Standard 509 Reports
Standard 509 Reports are compiled from the latest information submitted in the annual ABA questionnaire.
2022 Standard 509 Information Full Report
2021 Standard 509 Information Full Report
2020 Standard 509 Information Full Report
Employment Summary Reports
Information on employment outcomes for the Class of 2020 may not reflect a particular law school’s typical results in this area. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, bar admission exams were canceled or delayed in many jurisdictions, thus making it more challenging for graduates to secure employment by the annual Graduate Employment Status Date of March 15. Please reference the 3 years of employment outcome data posted on the ABA Required Disclosures webpage of each ABA-Approved Law School or at www.abarequireddisclosures.org
2022 Employment Summary
2021 Employment Summary
2020 Employment Summary
2019 Employment Summary
Bar Passage Reports
Bar Passage Reports are compiled from the information submitted in the annual ABA Bar Passage questionnaire.
2023 Bar Passage Report
2022 Bar Passage Report
2021 Bar Passage Report
Standard 509 (b): A law school shall publicly disclose on its website, in the form and manner and for the time frame designated by the Council, the following information:
(1) Admissions Data
(2) Tuition, Fees, Living Costs, Financial Aid
(3) Conditional Scholarships
- Cardozo Law School does not award scholarships that may be reduced or eliminated based on law school academic performance other than failure to maintain good academic standing.
(4) Enrollment Data: Academic, Transfer, Attrition and Graduation Rates
(5) Number of Full-time and Part-time Faculty, Professional Librarians, and Administrators
(6) Class Sizes for First-Year and Upper-Class Courses
Number of Seminar, Clinical and Co-curricular Offerings
(7) Employment Outcomes
(8) Bar Passage Data
Section 509 (c): A law school shall publicly disclose on its website, in a readable and comprehensive manner, the following information on a current basis:
(1) Refund Policies
(2) Curricular Offerings, Academic Calendar, and Academic Requirements
- Academic Calendar
- Cardozo Law Student Handbook
- Current Course Offerings
- J.D. Degree Requirements
- LL.M. Degree Requirements
(3)(i) Transfer Credit Policies
(3)(ii) Institutions with which Cardozo Law has Established an Articulation Agreement
- Other than our established joint programs (JD/MSW, JD/MSB), we have no agreements between schools governing the transfer of credit (articulation agreements).
Section 509 (d) A law school shall distribute the data required under Standard 509(b)(3) to all applicants being offered conditional scholarships at the time the scholarship is extended.
The ABA defines a conditional scholarship as being “any financial aid award, the retention of which is dependent upon the student maintaining a minimum grade point average or class standing, other than that ordinarily required to remain in good academic standing.” Cardozo Law School does not award scholarships that are conditional on law school academic performance and therefore does not post an ABA Conditional Scholarship Retention Report.
Standard 504 (a) Qualifications for admission to the Bar
In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.