We hope you enjoyed your first day at Cardozo!
**Please scroll down to view first class assignments for Elements of Law, Civil Procedure and Torts. We will continue to update this page throughout Orientation. (updated 8/20/17)
ORIENTATION BOOKLET (added 8/17/17)
We enjoyed meeting you all today! For your reference, you may click here to download a copy of the Orientation booklet distributed today.
ORIENTATION SCHEDULE (updated 8/17/17)
Please click here to download an updated schedule of Orientation activities for Thursday, August 17 through Thursday, August 24. There is no programming scheduled for Friday, August 25. The first full day of Fall 2017 1L classes is Monday, August 28.
UNIVERSITY NON-DISCRIMINATION AND ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY (updated 8/21/17)
Click here to view Yeshiva University's Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedures which was referenced in the Title IX Harassment Procedures session on Monday, August 21.
STUDENT FINANCE INFORMATION SESSION (updated 8/21/17)
Material reviewed during Monday's Student Finance Information session can be found here.
COMPUTER INFORMATION (added 8/17/17)
You may click here to view Dean Vogel's computer presentation from today's session. You will find this information helpful if you are having trouble logging into Canvas or other accounts. For all computer-related questions or if you're unsure of your Cardozo email address, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also look up your email address at yu.edu/findid.
LOCKER ASSIGNMENTS AND INFORMATION (8/17/17)
All new students were assigned a locker. You can access the list of lockers here. Locker instructions are available here.
Jonathan Lenzner (Class of 2004), Attorney in the Lenzner Firm and the CEO of Investigative Group International, will be the Orientation luncheon keynote speaker on Thursday, August 17.
Dean Carissa Vogel will lead a morning yoga class on Wednesday, August 23 from 8:00 - 8:45 a.m. in the Law Library Special Reading Room. Space is limited. Please RSVP here.
You are invited to the Horizons event on Wednesday, August 23 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Horizons began as a student-driven initative designed to provide incoming students of color and students of the LGBTQ+ community with insight on navigating the law school landscape. The event will include panels with faculty, current students and alumni.
All students are welcome to attend. Please RSVP here to assist us with our planning.
PREFERRED PRONOUN (updated 8/16/17)
Click here for a memo from our Director for Diversity and Inclusion regarding preferred pronouns. Please complete the online form if you would like us to update our database with your preferred gender pronoun or name.
FALL MENTORS (8/17/17)
All new 1L students will be assigned an upper-level Fall Mentor. Our Fall Mentors program is a student-run group whose goal is to make the transition to law school as smooth and comfortable as possible. You can find bios of our Fall 2017 mentors here. You will have the opportunity to meet some of our fall mentors during the Orientation session on Tuesday, August 22 at 1:30 p.m.
FALL 2017 CLASS SCHEDULES (updated 8/14/17)
Your section assignment will be emailed to you on 8/14/17. If you do not receive it by the end of the day, please email email@example.com.
Individual section schedules are provided below:
Fall 2017 Section A
Fall 2017 Section B
Fall 2017 Section C
Fall 2017 Section D
Fall 2017 Section E
Fall 2017 Section F
FIRST CLASS ASSIGNMENTS
ELEMENTS OF LAW: FIRST CLASS MEETINGS (updated 8/14/17)
Your first class meeting of Elements of Law will be held during Orientation on Monday, August 21. First class assignments and textbook information from your Elements professors are posted below:
Sections A, B, D & E (Professor Ed Stein)
Professor Stein - First Meeting Memo
Professor Stein - Elements Required Reading, part 1
Professor Stein - Elements Required Reading, part 2
Professor Stein - Elements Required Reading, part 3
Professor Stein - Elements Required Reading, part 4
Sections C & F (Professor Leslie Newman)
Professor Newman - First Meeting Memo and Assigned Reading
Other first-year classes will begin on Monday, August 28. We will post additional first-year assignments later in the week.
CIVIL PROCEDURE (updated 8/19/2017)
Please see below for first class assignments and/or syllabi forwarded by your professors:
Section A: Professor Suk - First Class Assignment
Section B: Professor Reinert - First Class Assignment
Section C: Professor Yablon - Introduction and First Class Assignment and Syllabus 1
Section D: Professor Suk - First Class Assignment
Section E: Professor Suzanne Stone - First Class Assignment/Syllabus 1
Section F: Professor Reinert - First Class Assignment
TORTS (updated 8/20/17)
Section A: Professor Engler - First Week Assignment
Section B: Professor Weisberg - First Week Assignment
Section C: Professor Martin Stone - First Class Assignment and Supplementary Materials
Section D: Professor Sebok - Introduction and First Class Assignment
Section E: Professor Sebok - Introduction and First Class Assignment
Section F: Professor Buccafusco - Syllabus and First Class Assignment
PURCHASING BOOKS (updated 8/14/17)
Barnes & Noble (purchase new and used books)
The Barnes & Noble Union Square North is located just a few blocks away at 33 East 17th Street. The academic section of the bookstore is on the 4th floor, and is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The bookstore will carry all required Cardozo Law casebooks and has a list of the books your professor has ordered. You may click here to view the booklist from Barnes & Noble which was updated at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, 8/14/17.
We recommend that you do not purchase books for your legal writing section until after your first section meeting. Your legal writing professor will inform you as to which books you will need.
Also, be advised that Cardozo's SBA has worked to make used casebooks available to incoming students. Please refer to the attached spreadsheet which will continue to be updated:
Cardozo I.D. card photographs will be taken at the Security station in the Law School lobby. These photos will also be used for classroom seating charts and an internal student directory. Photos may be taken during the following times:
Monday, 8/14 – Wednesday, 8/16: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8/17: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.; 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Friday, 8/18: 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.; 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
To avoid long lines, we suggest coming in to have your picture taken earlier during the week of August 14, if possible. Please note that you will be required to show your I.D. each time you enter the building.
Please click here for more information about documents you must submit, including final transcripts, Dean's Certification forms, and immunization forms.
PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION CAREFULLY to make sure you submit all required documents. Below are answers to some common questions:
-Final transcripts: Transcripts submitted to LSAC during the admissions process do not fulfill our requirement. The Registrar requires an original copy of your final official transcript, indicating receipt of your undergraduate degree.
-Dean's Certification: We require a completed dean's certification form from every undergraduate and graduate school you attended full-time for at least one academic year.
NYS requires two doses of measles, and one dose of the mumps vaccine and one of the rubella vaccine. If you had the MMR vaccine, your records must indicate TWO doses or proof of immunity.
Students must also either show proof of the meningitis vaccine within the last 5 years or opt to review the information regarding the risks, and sign and date Cardozo's waiver. Vaccines received prior to August 2012 do not fulfill the vaccine requirement for meningitis.
Download the four administrative forms that you need to complete and return to us at Orientation on Thursday, August 17. You may also complete the forms and email them back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your student file will not be complete without these forms.
Hard copies of the administrative forms are available in the Office of Admissions throughout the week of August 14. The Admissions Office is located in Room 1168 on the 11th floor. These forms are due back to us on August 17.
To assist all domestic and international students in avoiding unanticipated medical costs, Cardozo requires all students registering for 6 or more credits per semester to maintain health insurance coverage that meets the Law School’s criteria. Cardozo requires that students participate in the Student Health Insurance Plan (administered by Academic Health Plans), unless they are covered by personal insurance that meets specific criteria. Entering students must either enroll in the student health insurance plan, or request a waiver online by the deadline of September 8, 2017.
More information and instructions on how to enroll or request a waiver are available here.
You will need your Student ID number to make any health insurance selections. The Office of Admissions has provided your Student ID number via email. If you are unable to locate it, you may look up your Student ID number by clicking here and entering your last name and SSN.
Any questions about the student health insurance plan should be sent directly to our provider -- Academic HealthPlans Customer Service at 855-850-4192, email@example.com, or visit cardozo.myahpcare.com.
CARDOZO EMAIL ACCOUNT
Earlier this summer, you should have received a separate email providing information on how to access your Cardozo email account. If you did not receive an email providing you with your Cardozo email account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also look-up your email address at yu.edu/findid.
We look forward to welcoming you to Cardozo soon! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Admissions at email@example.com or (212) 790-0357.