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.

Cardozo Welcomes the Class of 2021!

August 16, 2018 - Excitement, nervous energy and a sense of opportunity were in the air as the members of Cardozo’s Class of 2021 arrived for their first day of orientation. Students mingled over a breakfast spread before gathering in the Jacob Burns Moot Court Room, where Dean of Admissions David Martinidez and Dean Melanie Leslie officially welcomed Cardozo’s newest class to the school.

Above the Law Features Cardozo/Google Patent Diversity Project's Efforts to Close the Patent Gap

At the forefront of these efforts is the recently launched Cardozo Patent Diversity Project, which aims to “to build relationships with governments, agencies, local, state and national bar associations, premier technology organizations and entrepreneurial networks” in the hopes of building a “sustainable network of pro bono lawyers for patent work both now and in the future.”

Dean Leslie Appoints Professor Michael J. Burstein as Vice Dean

Professor Michael J. Burstein will become the Vice Dean of Cardozo School of Law effective August 1, 2018, succeeding Professor Myriam Gilles, who is stepping down after serving with distinction as Vice Dean for two years. Professor Burstein is a distinguished member of the Cardozo faculty where he helps lead its nationally ranked Intellectual Property and Information Law program. He writes about intellectual property, innovation policy, and law and entrepreneurship, and teaches courses in patent law, corporate law and property.

Cardozo Hosts CrimFest! 2018

July 18, 2018 - 86 criminal law scholars from around the country visited Cardozo July 16 and 17 for Crimfest! 2018, an annual gathering of criminal law and procedure scholars. Professor Jessica Roth, who helped organize the event, said it has “become a centerpiece of the criminal law scholarly community.”

The event included 23 panels over the course of two days. Cardozo faculty members Jessica Roth, Kyron Huigens, Kendea Johnson and Ekow Yankah, served as panel presenters and moderators for some of the workshops.

Louis D. Brandeis Award and Order of the Coif 2018

Congratulations to Yael Y. Mandel, the 2018 recepient of the Louis D. Brandeis Award for the highest GPA.

Congratulations to all the members of the class of 2018 who were elected to the Order of the Coif.

U.S. Appeals Judge Tells 2018 Graduates, “It’s Not About You”

“Justice happens when you take the time to look in a client’s eyes and learn what it feels like to be on the receiving end of the judicial system.”

Cardozo Hosts 40th Commencement

Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall served as the backdrop on a hot day in May for Cardozo’s 40th Commencement Exercises, held May 29. Sixty-six students received LLM degrees, and 275 received JD degrees.