Dean Diller Receives AALS Rhode Award for Achievement in Public Service

Recognizing Dean Matthew Diller’s leadership in legal education and public service, the AALS Section on Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities awarded him with the 2014 Deborah L. Rhode Award. Dean Diller has a decades-long record of distinguished work in public service, which includes legal representation, scholarly research, public advocacy, and innovative leadership in legal education.

Court Delays Stall Extradition of Former Salvadoran Colonel; Professor Blum Comments in National Catholic Reporter

"... We're talking here about mass murder, about conspiring to commit a massacre — one of the worst crimes in El Salvador's history — not securities fraud."

"War By Any Other Name? It's Still War" Professors Rona and Getgen Kestenbaum in Opinio Juris

The Geneva Conventions are clear that the use of force by one state against another constitutes an international armed conflict, i.e., a war. Congress has never said otherwise, and so, both domestic and international law dictate the same conclusion: the United States and Syria are at war.

Cardozo Law Launches Blockchain Project: Focus on Legal and Policy Elements

Dean Melanie Leslie announced the creation of a new initiative called The Blockchain Project, created by Associate Clinical Professor Aaron Wright, a leader in legal education in the field of law and technology.

Professor Michael Herz on Cardozo's Pop-up Class, The First 100 Days: The Trump Administration & The Rule of Law

Professor Michael Herz is one of the faculty members teaching in a 10-week class designed to address the particulars of the Trump Administration’s policies and actions.

Professor Herz analyzes presidential power, and the role of the other branches of government.

“The focus of my class is on what an agency is, what authority it has and what authority the president has over the agency, and how a president may find it difficult to translate his vision into agency action which will withstand judicial review and be legally effective.” - Professor Michael Herz

Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic Contributes to Report Advising Sri Lanka on Missing Person's Investigations

Cardozo Law students Daniel Koburger '17 and Thomas Laverty '18, as part of the Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic, contributed research support to the report, outlining how Sri Lanka’s newly established Office on Missing Persons (OMP) can most effectively locate, identify and return those who disappeared during the nation’s 26-year civil war.

Dean Leslie Announces Professor Myriam Gilles as New Vice Dean

Professor Myriam Gilles has been appointed vice dean of Cardozo School of Law for a one-year term effective August 29, 2016.

Cardozo Law Announces the Creation of the Center for Real Estate Law & Policy

“The Center for Real Estate Law & Policy will help bridge the gap between classroom and practice, and will work to prepare graduates to tackle the full range of legal and business issues that confront New York’s vibrant real estate industry,” said Professor Stewart Sterk, director of the center.

Intensive Transactional Lawyering Program (ITRANS) Immerses Students in Transactional Work

The course simulates a real-life negotiation, and students learn and apply the skills of drafting, client consultation, matter management and negotiation.