The spirit of inclusion is a core value at Cardozo.

On our campus and in our classrooms, we strive to create an environment that is welcoming to people of all religions, races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities. We believe that maintaining an environment in which a full range of perspectives and viewpoints are articulated and respected is essential to the strength of our community and to the continued advancement of justice, equality and democratic values in the United States. Our student organizations work with alumni, faculty and administrators on a wide array of events at the law school such as:  OUTLAW's annual Nathantial C. Gates Award Ceremony honoring excellence in lawyers from the LGBTQ community; the Black and Latino Law School Association's annual dinner celebrating diversity and excellence in the legal profession by those pressing forward in the face of adversity; and the Jewish Law Students Association, which provides frequent forums and speakers throughout the year.

At Cardozo we believe that inclusion is a cornerstone of legal education and that diversity advances the entire legal system. We are committed to two core values: providing opportunity for historically underrepresented people in the legal profession as well as  ensuring that every Cardozo lawyer has the training and sensitivity to conduct an inclusive practice in the modern legal world. Cardozo’s director of diversity and inclusion ensures that our practices reflect our values and cultivates a campus where all students feel welcome and are culturally competent.

The director of diversity and inclusion is in charge of ensuring a robust annual assessment of the many ongoing and newly created initiatives to ensure Cardozo is supportive, inclusive and diverse.

Cardozo’s student organizations offer social activities for their members while sharing their culture and traditions with the broader Cardozo community.

  • Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
  • Black Law Students Association
  • Cardozo Women’s Law Initiative
  • Jewish Law Students Association     
  • Korean American Law Students Association
  • Latin American Law Students Association
  • Minority Law Student Alliance
  • Muslim Law Student Association     
  • OUTlaw
  • Southeast Asian Law Students Association