Cardozo Named One of Billboard's Top Music Law Schools for 2019

Billboard named Cardozo School of Law one of the top law schools in the country for training lawyers in the music industry. Cardozo is ranked among law schools around the nation, including Harvard and University of California, Berkley.

Billboard also recognized six Cardozo alumni on their top music lawyers list:

Jason Boyarski '00, Partner, Boyarski Fritz

Cardozo Welcomes the J.D. Class of 2022

Integrity, generosity, grit and joy were the guiding themes of Dean Melanie Leslie’s welcome to the Class of 2022 for their first day of orientation.

Dean of Admissions David Martinidez kicked off the day in the newly renovated Jacob Burns Moot Court Room, highlighting the accomplishments and diversity of the 313 students in the incoming Fall and May-entering J.D. class.

Class of 2019 Gives Back to Cardozo

Cardozo’s 3L Class Gift is an annual tradition at the Law School. Led by a student committee, these individuals dedicate their efforts to enhancing engagement and fundraising efforts among classmates, friends and family in our community.

30 percent of the 2019 class (99 students) donated to the gift, in addition to a handful of parents, alumni, and friends of this year’s graduates. As a result, the 2019 Class Gift raised more than $40,000. This was a record-setting year and a tremendous display of both financial support and appreciation to the Cardozo community!

Cardozo Hosts 41st Commencement

 A star-studded line-up kicked off Cardozo’s 41th Commencement Exercises. Graduates received J.D. and LL.M. degrees at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall on May 28.

Ira Dizengoff ’92, Chair of Cardozo’s Board of Overseers, welcomed graduates and their families by reminding them that “we are what we repeatedly do.”

Randall Rothschild '97 Talks Real Estate, Law and Business

Dean Melanie Leslie interviewed Randall Rothschild ’97 on April 9 as part of the Pathways speaker series. Rothschild discussed how Cardozo prepared him for a career in the real estate industry. His roles have evolved from law to business and finance, and he offered tips for how to maintain a good work-life balance.

Randi Weingarten ’83, a Crusader in the Fight for Worker’s Rights and President of the 1.7 million member American Federation of Teachers, Talks of Her Passion for Public Service

Dean Melanie Leslie interviewed Randi Weingarten ’83, President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), in front of an audience of students, faculty and staff on March 20.

“Having a law degree is an opportunity that opens a bunch of doors,” said Weingarten.

Cardozo Women on the Rise in Real Estate

Three alumna real estate attorneys offered a penthouse view of their field: from high-end Las Vegas deals to navigating a male-dominated practice. Dean Melanie Leslie moderated the March 18 panel, which was co-sponsored by the Center for Real Estate Law & Policy and the Cardozo Real Estate Association.

Risa C. Letowsky '02, Partner at Duval & Stachenfeld LLP, developed her passion for real estate by watching her father work on construction sites. She said she turned down offers in other areas of law until she got her top choice of real estate.

Michael Wildes '89 Sworn in as New Mayor of Englewood

Michael Wildes '89 was officially sworn in on January 14 as the new Mayor of the City of Englewood. 

Michael Wildes is a Managing Partner with the immigration law firm of Wildes and Weinberg PC in New York City, Miami and New Jersey. He serves as Counsel to Lincoln Center, and several international/corporate law firms. He was also an adjunct professor at Cardozo from 2011-2013.

Wildes begins a three year term as Mayor. He previously served Englewood as its mayor from 2004-2010.

Parvin Aminolroaya ’08 Elected Partner at Seeger Weiss; Becomes Seeger Weiss’s Fifth Current Cardozo Alum to Make Partner

Parvin K. Aminolroaya ’08 has been promoted to Partner at Seeger Weiss LLP. Ms. Aminolroaya has been an attorney at Seeger Weiss for a decade, working on class action and other major federal complex litigations.

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