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.

Richard W. Painter, Former Chief White House Ethics Lawyer, Visits Cardozo

The former White House lawyer and author on government ethics Richard Painter spoke on Presidents’ Day at Cardozo, as part of The Jacob Burns Center for Ethics in the Practice of Law speaker series. Painter was sharply critical of the Trump administration and gave a detailed description of issues he would have if he were in the counsel’s office today. The Burns Center lecture series has offered distinguished speakers on issues that probe the ethical challenges confronting government lawyers in the Trump era.

Attorney Jeanne Curtis Joins Cardozo as Director of Cardozo/Google Patent Diversity Project

Cardozo School of Law is proud to announce Jeanne Curtis has joined the law school staff, as the director of The Cardozo/Google Patent Diversity Project, a new initiative for the law school. Curtis will also serve as a visiting assistant professor.

Morelli Trial Team Preps a Full Trial in Regional Competition

February 16, 2018 - Cardozo hosted the New York Regional Competition (the regional round of The National Trial competition) February 9-11, with the law school’s Benedict Morelli trial team front and center. The National Trial Competition is the largest mock trial competition in the country, attracting teams from more than 140 law schools and over 1,000 law students each year. Cardozo was proud to host the regional round with two teams of students from the Morelli Trial Team participating in arguments on a civil wrongful death case.

P*LAW Week Offers Diverse Panels; INSPIRE! Awards Given Out

January 26, 2018 - Cardozo’s Center for Public Service Law is an integral part of the community at the law school, and this year’s Public Service Law Week (P*LAW) was filled with sessions and speakers embodying the spirit of public service.

P*LAW is a weeklong intensive that takes place each year as part of January Lawyering Skills Month. Approximately 100 students participate as legal practitioners, and community advocates and organizers address important issues such as youth representation, prisoners’ rights, immigration and environmental law. 

Cardozo Law's International Law Program One of Top in Country in preLaw Magazine Ranking

January 24, 2018 - In preLaw magazine's ranking of the top international law programs in the country, Cardozo Law received an A grade, making it among the top in the country. The magazine ranked schools based on their course offerings, clinics, real-world opportunities and student groups. 

Read the story on page 52 of preLaw magazine. 

Cardozo Law's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program Top in Country in preLaw Magazine Ranking

Professor Lela Love, Director of the Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution  

January 24, 2018 - Cardozo School of Law's Alternative Dispute Resolution program, the Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution, received an A+ rating by preLaw magazine in their winter 2018 issue. Cardozo Law is the only school to receive an A+ for their ADR program. 

Cardozo received the ranking for its expansive dispute resolution offerings.

Cardozo Law's Government and Public Defender/Prosecutor Programs Ranked Top in Country

Each year, Cardozo students travel to Washington, DC as part of the Lawyering in DC program. 

January 24, 2018 - Cardozo School of Law's government law program is ranked number 11 in the country in preLaw magazine's winter 2018 issue. The ranking is based on the number of Cardozo graduates (12.1 percent) who landed jobs in the government law field, as well as school curricula and debt/loan repayment options.