Cardozo Law and Columbia Law to Host Colloquium on Religious Conflict

Professor Michel Rosenfeld, co-organizer of the upcoming colloquium "Citizenship, Religion, Identity" 

In Spring 2018, Cardozo School of Law and Columbia University Law School will host a colloquium on religious conflict. The first meeting on January 18 will be hosted at Columbia, the second will be hosted at Cardozo, and the location will alternate until the end of the semester. Cardozo Professor Michel Rosenfeld is organizing the colloquium along with Professor Jamal Greene of Columbia and Professor Susanna Mancini of Bologna University Law School.

Student Profile: Keegan Stephan, Legal Activist

Cardozo Law student and prominent political organizer Keegan Stephan '19 on his realization that "it's the lawyers doing the most critical work" in social justice movements.

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.”

Cardozo Law Named 14th Best Law School for Practical Training in Nation, 1st in New York

The magazine obtained its data for the ranking from the ABA, and based their rankings on the number of clinical positions filed compared to the number of students enrolled in the school. 

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.