Bet Tzedek Clinic Students Lead Pop-up Clinic for Assemblyman Taylor

On Monday, October 7th, the students in the Bet Tzedek Civil Litigation Clinic held an Advanced Directives Pop-Up Clinic for constituents from New York State Assemblyman Al Taylor’s Northern Manhattan district.  The Pop-Up Clinic was held in the senior center at Dr.

Indie Film Clinic Hosts Pop-Up Event at Ghetto Film School in the Bronx

The Indie Film Clinic hosted a pop-up event at Ghetto Film School (GFS) in the Bronx on Thursday, offering free legal services to independent filmmakers.

Immigration Justice Clinic FIles Suit Against DHS

The Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic filed a lawsuit on April 25, 2019 against the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) under the Federal Tort Claims Act on behalf of James Busse.  Mr. Busse is a United States citizen who was wrongfully arrested and detained by federal immigration authorities for over two months.

Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic Files FOIA Suit

Students in the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic, together with co-counsel at the American Immigration Council (Council), filed a suit in New York federal court last week that could prevent deportation for immigrants with pending cases.

“Our case is challenging the government’s attempts to withhold information about these systemic deficiencies,” said Geroline Castillo, a 3L in the immigration clinic who filed the suit. “These problems deny litigants due process.”

Human Rights Clinic and Dispute Resolution Program Join Forces to Help Indigenous People in Brazil

Professor Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum, director of the Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic and Professor Lela Love, director of the Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution, traveled to Amazonas, Brazil in February to train federal prosecutors. They conducted an intensive two-day training on strategic advocacy and mediation in social-environmental conflicts, with one day focused on litigation and one on dispute resolution.
The federal prosecutors protect the indigenous people and lands in the Amazon. 

Immigration Justice Clinic Back in Texas Representing Immigrant Asylum Seekers - Students and Faculty Working Into Thanksgiving Holiday Providing Legal Support to Women And their Children

A group of eight students, supervised by Professor Lindsay Nash and Teaching Fellow Hannah Robbins, will be on the ground in Dilley, Texas this week, to represent asylum-seeking women and children being detained in the 2,400-bed family detention center. This is the third such trip by the Cardozo clinic since February 2017, and is part of an effort galvanized and supported financially by individuals in the Cardozo community.

Cardozo Clinic Students Sue I.C.E. - Suit Claims Jailing Immigrant New Yorkers for Months Without a Hearing is Unconstitutional

Cardozo students continue to be seen on the front lines of justice. The Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic, along with The Bronx Defenders and The New York Civil Liberties Union, filed a lawsuit November 15 to stop ICE’s unlawful practice of jailing 1000-2000 New Yorkers each year for months without providing them access to the judges who have the power to rerelease them.

Bet Tzedek Clinic’s Class Action Settlement Restores Rent Freeze Benefits for Up to 20,000 Elderly and Disabled Lower-Income NYC Tenants

New York City’s Rent Freeze Program (RFP) freezes the rents paid by lower-income elderly and disabled rent-regulated tenants—in many cases for decades—and provides landlords with tax credits to cover the portion of the legal regulated rent not being paid by the tenant.

Tenants must renew their RFP benefits every two years, but some eligible tenants may be unable to complete the renewal process because of their disabilities. When this happened, Cardozo Law's Bet Tzedek Clinic stepped in to help.