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.

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.

Indie Film Clinic Hosts Pop-Up Clinic for NYC Filmmakers

As the Tribeca Film Festival takes New York City by storm, Cardozo’s own Indie Film Clinic had a role in the action as they presented, in partnership with Tribeca Film Institute, a pop-up clinic which offered free legal advice to filmmakers around the city.

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson Visits Cardozo

Thursday, April 19 - Cardozo’s Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic welcomed Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, who served under President Obama from 2013-2017.

Secretary Johnson also served as Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York from 1989 to 1991. From 1998 to 2001, he was General Counsel of the Department of the Air Force under President Bill Clinton. Currently, he is a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

Governor Andrew Cuomo Visits Cardozo, Signs Democracy Protection Act

Wednesday, April 18 - Governor Andrew Cuomo signed New York State’s Democracy Protection Act into law, at Cardozo School of Law with Dean Melanie Leslie, Yeshiva University President Dr. Ari Berman, renowned First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams, students, and faculty looking on. 

The new law will require greater transparency for digital political advertisements during New York elections.