Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Professor Dan Ravicher's Challenge to Gene Patents

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a major case that invalidates patents on two genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The case was brought by Professor Dan Ravicher of Cardozo School of Law, along with the ACLU.

Women in Tech Law Talk Careers in NYC’s “Silicon Alley”

New York City attorneys offered strategies for female law students preparing to navigate the tech law industry at Women in Tech Law (WiTL)’s event “Fireside Chat with Women in the Tech World” on March 13. The panelists discussed the unique challenges women face when entering the tech industry.

“Tech is a place where one point of view dominates,” said Shelina Kurwa, Technology Media Associate at Proskauer Rose LLP. She said women often practice taking on others’ perspectives, which can be an asset in the evolving world of technology.

Floersheimer Center and CDLI Host Tech Talk on International Cyber Laws

Duncan B. Hollis, Professor of Law at Temple Law School, talked election hacking, fake news and setting global cybersecurity standards at “The Emergence of Global Cybernorms” event on Thursday. Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy Co-Director and Cardozo Professor Deborah Pearlstein led the discussion. The event was also sponsored by the Cardozo Data Law Society.

Hollis mentioned many of the threats present in today’s cybersphere, including the increasing absence of humans in technology.

Sports Law Symposium Focuses on Legalization of Sports Betting in NY State

Elected officials, an Olympic athlete, prominent sports law attorneys and high-profile agents rounded out the speaker panels at Cardozo’s 7th Annual Sports Law Symposium on March 1, sponsored by the FAME Center and Cardozo’s Sports Law Society.

The first panel discussed the legality of sports betting. New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. and Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow have been strong proponents of mobile sports betting as a potential source of revenue for the state.

“It’s low-hanging fruit,” said Pretlow. “It’s something we can do.”

Fashion Law Symposium: Sustainability, E-commerce and More

From posture-correcting leggings to vegan fabric, Cardozo’s Fashion Law Symposium on Feb. 26 explored the array of innovations and issues shaping fashion law today. The FAME Center and Fashion Law Society hosted the daylong event, which included speaker panels on topics such as Instagram influencers of fashion, artificial intelligence in e-commerce and much more.

Students Showcase Their Work in Human Rights, Divorce Mediation and Securities Arbitration Clinics

Dean Melanie Leslie offered Cardozo’s clinic students the opportunity to recount their experiences with hands-on clinical work, through a series of luncheon presentations for faculty and staff.

Cardozo offers eleven clinics that allow students to gain real-world experience in different practice areas of law.

The February 6 luncheon included presentations from three groups of clinic students, representing the Divorce Mediation Clinic, Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic and the Securities Arbitration Clinic.

ITRANS Offers Transactional Skills Boot Camp for Law Students

Cardozo’s ITRANS program, an innovative two-week immersion course in which students gain essential transactional skills needed for effective client representation, just completed its sixth year, with 31 students participating.

P*LAW Week 2019 Brought Local Leaders to Inspire Students

Cardozo’s annual Public Law Advocacy Week took place at Cardozo Law from January 28 through 31. Judy Dahl, a 2L at Cardozo, organized this year’s programming on behalf of the Center for Public Service Law, which covered topics such as efforts to ban LGBTQ conversion therapy, education, reproductive rights and changes in the landscape around immigration. Speakers included elected officials, housing advocates and a range of other public service representatives. Events throughout the week saw great turnouts from students.

Cardozo’s Two-week Courtroom Boot-Camp Trial Course Finishes 36th Year

Cardozo’s ITAP is one of the toughest trial advocacy programs in the country. This month 55 Cardozo students spent two weeks experiencing every aspect of conducting a trial— and they did it in front of judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys from around the country who critiqued each student’s performance.

Lyor Cohen Speculates on the Changing Music Industry, Forbes reports

Lyor Cohen's appearance at Cardozo on December 5 was the subject of a feature on

“The music business used to be an audio business, and then it became an audiovisual business," Cohen said. "Now, I think it’s going to become a visual audio business.”

Cohen, the Global Head of Music for YouTube and Google, was interviewed by Cardozo alum Waleed Diab  '04, Director of North America Record Label Business Development for YouTube and Google.