Dean Diller Receives AALS Rhode Award for Achievement in Public Service

Recognizing Dean Matthew Diller’s leadership in legal education and public service, the AALS Section on Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities awarded him with the 2014 Deborah L. Rhode Award. Dean Diller has a decades-long record of distinguished work in public service, which includes legal representation, scholarly research, public advocacy, and innovative leadership in legal education.

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.

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.

Gow W. Mosby, Jr. Receives 2018 Whitlock Scholarship

Gow W. Mosby, Jr. ’18 has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Mark Whitlock Scholarship.

The Whitlock Scholarship was established by the friends and family of Mark Whitlock '10, who passed away from brain cancer when he was a student at Cardozo. Mark’s family sought to celebrate his life and honor his spirit with this scholarship. It is designed to recognize an outstanding, third-year J.D. student who, through the force of individual effort, energy, spirit and initiative, contributes to and/or expands and strengthens student life and community at Cardozo.

Wright Co-Authors Blockchain and the Law

Professor Aaron Wright, founder and director of Cardozo’s Tech Startup Clinic, has co-authored Blockchain and the Law, which is a bestseller on Amazon’s science and technology and network storage and retrieval administration book lists.

The book explores the development and goals of blockchain since its inception in 2009, and its myriad of uses which include expedited payment systems and smart contracts. Wright and co-author Primavera de Filippi also explore ideas for new governance and regulations being put into place to effectively protect the technology and its users.

Leymah Gbowee Receives International Advocate for Peace Award

April 27, 2018 - Leymah Gbowee visited Cardozo April 27 and received the International Advocate for Peace Award from the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution.

Gbowee's activist efforts helped end the Second Liberian Civil War through her organization Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace. She won the 2011 Nobel Prize for Peace and currently serves as Executive Director of the Women, Peace and Security Program at the Earth Institute at Columbia University.

Cardozo Raises $187,000 on Giving Day: A Celebration of Heroes

Cardozo School of Law celebrated 2018 Giving Day, part of Yeshiva University‘s larger donation campaign, for a 24-hour period starting Wednesday, April 25 through Thursday, April 26, 2018.

The Giving Day campaign theme campaign was “Cardozo Heroes” and the #CardozoHero Lounge was set up in the lobby with superhero costumes available for fun photo-ops.