Cardozo's commitment to public service is highlighted every January during Public Law Advocacy Week (P*LAW), a weeklong event that includes daily panels and workshops featuring topics pertinent to the practice of public interest law.

The school becomes abuzz with panelists, including legal practitioners and community advocates and organizers, who are invited by students to address important issues such as domestic violence, LGBT rights, prisoners' rights, immigration and education reform, youth representation, and environmental law.