At Cardozo School of Law, we believe in Justice for All. But we don’t just believe it. We practice it. Our clinical students advocate for the elderly, immigration rights, people with disabilities, children, victims of abuse, accessibility, and those who were wrongfully incarcerated.
Justice For All
Immigration Justice Clinic
Robert Cook and Stacy Moses
A United States Army veteran was deported until Stacy and Robert’s efforts brought him home.
Stacy and Robert represented an honorably discharged army veteran who came to the U.S. as a child and was deported for a non-violent conviction back to a country he had not lived in for over 30 years. Their work helped bring him home to the U.S. so that he could care for his ailing mother.
Criminal Defense Clinic
Working her first case in the clinic, Zoe helped earn a plea deal for a client.
Zoe's clinical experience began with a challenging two-fold case that required her to quickly establish a trusting relationship with a young client and persuade the assistant district attorney to re-offer an expired plea deal. Along with the support of her clinical partner and faculty advisor, Zoe successfully convinced the ADA to re-offer the expired plea deal. With the offer now back on the table and an ominous trial date rapidly approaching, Zoe advised the client that accepting this deal was in his best interest. Zoe's work helped earn the client's freedom and sharpen her legal acumen.
Bet Tzedek Civil Litigation Clinic
Isabelle Markoe and Bailey Cook Dailey
Bailey and Isabelle represented a school-aged child with Down syndrome and severe physical disabilities, helping him attain a Medicaid waiver that he had been unable to secure despite meeting the qualifications. They helped navigate the complicated legal system and advocated for this young child to ensure he received the care he deserved in his home.
The Innocence Project
A client spent 20 years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit. Tatiana’s work at the Innocence Project helped earn his freedom.
Securities Arbitration Clinic
Through his clinical work, Doug assists those who were misled about their investments to get their money back, while seeking justice against bad-faith brokers and advisors.
The Perlmutter Freedom Clinic
Maya and the Perlmutter Freedom Clinic team seek justice for their client in a high-profile case.
Maya and the clinic are currently working to free their client, who was imprisoned for a crime that evidence shows he didn’t commit. The verdict in this highly-publicized 2005 case remains controversial due to questionable evidence and an alternative suspect present at the scene. Maya and the Perlmutter team continue to focus on earning a new trial for their client and clearing his name.
Bet Tzedek Civil Litigation Clinic
Arielle Dana and Ezra Littlewood
Arielle and Ezra are fighting on behalf of a child with developmental disabilities.
Along with the team at Bet Tzedek, they are working on an administrative proceeding for a child with developmental disabilities denied access to a Medicaid program. This child’s family does not have access to other types of legal help. They are seeking justice to get him the services he deserves.
Civil Rights Clinic
Betsy Ginsburg, Clinical Professor of Law & Director of Civil Rights Clinic
The Civil Rights Clinic focuses on the intersection between civil rights and the criminal justice system, shedding light on important but too often-overlooked issues such as unconstitutional prison conditions and police brutality.
Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic
Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum, Clinical Professor of Law & HRAP Faculty Director
As part of the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights (CLIHHR), the Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention (HRAP) Clinic provides students with hands-on legal training under the supervision of clinical professors and faculty members. The HRAP Clinic trains the next generation of human rights advocates while offering students the opportunity to make a difference. The Clinic adheres to the Institute’s three-part strategy of preventing genocide and mass atrocities, recognizing that it implies protecting populations and rebuilding during and after crisis.