Cardozo's faculty members are dedicated to helping students prepare for legal careers as leaders in their chosen fields. Cardozo's curriculum stresses both theory and practice. Mastering lawyering skills means applying the law to advocate for clients through rigorous analysis and creative problem-solving. Students will graduate from Cardozo with the foundational skills and ethical values upon which they can build highly successful careers.
Core first-year requirements teach critical analysis and require close reading so that students learn to think like lawyers.
Upper-level courses enable students to specialize and develop the skills essential to practice. Students may choose to focus on one of 13 professional concentrations. Second- and third-year courses include professional responsibility, advanced legal research, and classes that meet a student's choice of concentration. In addition, students in their second and third years participate in clinics, field clinics and externships.