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.

Professor Alex Reinert Named Max Freund Professor of Litigation & Advocacy

Professor Alexander Reinert has been named the Max Freund Professor of Litigation & Advocacy, the chair formerly held by founding faculty member Arthur Jacobson.

Class of '19 Graduates Elected to Order of the Coif

Cardozo School of Law is proud to recognize 27 members of the Class of 2019 who have been elected to membership in the Order of the Coif. The Order of the Coif is an honorary scholastic society, which encourages excellence in legal education by fostering a spirit of careful study, recognizing those who as law students attained a high grade of scholarship, and honoring those who as lawyers, judges and teachers attained high distinction for their scholarly or professional accomplishments.

Yael R. Alyeshmerni

Shelley Attadgie 

Agnes K. Baik

Elana A. Bengualid

Cardozo Issues Statement on the Military Ban on Transgender Individuals

Inclusion is at the heart of Cardozo Law School’s community. The recently imposed government ban on transgender individuals serving in the military poses a problem for all institutions of higher learning committed to non-discriminatory practices. This new policy is antithetical to Cardozo’s core beliefs about inclusion and diversity in hiring.

Cardozo Kicks off "19 at 100" Celebration

Cardozo’s yearlong “Women’s Votes, Women’s Voices: The 19th Amendment at 100” event series kicked off on June 4, 2019 – exactly 100 years since the United States Congress granted women the right to vote by passing the 19th amendment on June 4, 1919.

Dean Melanie Leslie started the night by paying homage to the martyrs of the suffrage movement. She said the goal of the series is to reflect on how far women’s rights have come.

Floersheimer and Burns Faculty Unpack The Mueller Report

The Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Law and the Burns Center for Ethics in the Practice of Law hosted a panel titled “Unpacking the Mueller Report” with Cardozo professors offering their analysis on the investigation and aftermath.

Professor Jessica Roth offered her perspective on the criminal angle of the report, focusing on the possible presidential conspiracy with the Russian government and obstruction of justice. Although Mueller didn’t find sufficient evidence, Roth acknowledged what she called the “remarkable coincidences” noted in the report.

Cardozo Launches Data-Focused Online Master of Studies in Law Degree

The online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) in Data and Privacy Law is Cardozo’s first program with Noodle Partners. Click here to read the article about the program. 

Professor Kate Shaw Releases New Book on Reproductive Rights

Professor Kate Shaw is one of three editors, along with Melissa Murray and Reva B. Siegel, for a new book called Reproductive Rights and Justice Stories, part of the Law Stories Series. The book is comprised of 12 chapters discussing topics, such as contraception and abortion, through case law, illustrated through the background of social movements and government actions in history. The volume highlights the change in law in different periods of time.

Statement in Response to the Hate Crime Committed in Poway, California during Passover Services

Statement in Response to the Hate Crime Committed in Poway, California during Passover Services

We join with the people of Poway, California in condemning the horrific hate crime committed today in their community, and we mourn for all the victims and their loved ones. That the attack took place on a sacred day for people of the Jewish faith inside a house of worship reminds us all that we must vigilantly fight anti-Semitism in all forms.