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.”

Indie Film Clinic Hosts Pop-Up Event at Ghetto Film School in the Bronx

The Indie Film Clinic hosted a pop-up event at Ghetto Film School (GFS) in the Bronx on Thursday, offering free legal services to independent filmmakers.

Longtime Former Cardozo Professor Alex Stein Chosen for Israeli Supreme Court

Co-Directors of Cardozo's Israeli Supreme Court Project comment below on the news of former Cardozo Professor Alex Stein's appointment to the Israeli Supreme Court.

Professor Reinert Settles Multi-Million Dollar Class Action Solitary Confinement Case Against NYC

Congratulations to Professor Alexander Reinert, Director of Cardozo’s Center for Rights and Justice. Along with the civil rights law firm Cuti Hecker Wang, Professor Reinert negotiated a multi-million dollar class-action settlement on behalf of more than 450 people subjected to solitary confinement in New York City jails. After 15 months of negotiations the City agreed to pay nearly $5 million to settle the case.

Cardozo/Google Project for Patent Diversity Launches

Grant From Google Helps Launch the Cardozo/Google Project for Patent Diversity

Initiative to help women and U.S.-born minority entrepreneurs obtain patents

Class of 2020 Begins its Cardozo Journey

Cardozo Law’s Class of 2020 arrived en masse for the first day of orientation, which kicked off with a welcome breakfast and words of encouragement from Dean Melanie Leslie and Dean of Admissions David Martinidez.

“As of this moment you are Cardozo law students,” said Dean Martinidez. “And you are members of the legal profession.”

Video: Looking Back At 40 Years of Cardozo

Look back at 40 years of Cardozo Law through the eyes of the school's alumni and deans. Featuring Dean Melanie Leslie '91, Mark Yagerman '79, Stephen Breitstone '82, Ira Dizengoff '92, Emily Tisch Sussman '08, Monroe Price (Dean, 1982-1991), and Professor David Rudenstine (Dean, 2001-2009).

CRJ Offers Preview Screening of PBS Film on Rikers; Talkback with Filmmaker and Prison Official

Marc Levin, an independent Emmy-award winning filmmaker, and Bill Moyers, renowned journalist and commentator, came together last year with the idea to make a documentary about Rikers Island prison. The Center for Rights and Justice presented a discussion and preview screening of the Bill Moyers Film Rikers, which premieres on PBS in May. Rikers Island is home to several notorious New York City jails known for their culture of violence and inhumane living conditions.

Abuses by Border Patrol Related to Trump Administration Executive Order on Immigration: Complaint Submitted to DHS Inspector

A complaint documenting the systematic deprivation of rights at airports around the country over the past ten days in connection with Donald Trump’s January 27, 2017 executive order was submitted last night by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

NY Times: Cardozo Immigration Justice Clinic Report Says Customs Inspectors Violated Rights of Travelers with Visas

Visiting Assistant Professor Lindsay Nash filed a report with the inspector general for Homeland Security detailing what two legal advocacy groups call “systemic abuses and violations of the rights of individuals lawfully entering the United States” after an executive order banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries.