Politico: "New York Faces Hometown Hit From Trump," Professor Markowitz Weighs In

Professor Peter Markowitz comments in the article on whether he thinks de Blasio should be meeting with Trump about immigration. "The president seems motivated to use immigration to divide communities and rile his base by activating kid of the worst instincts in people," Markowitz said. "That said, that doesn't mean that in all circumstances we shouldn't try to have a conversation. I am pessimistic but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't try."

Professor Wright in Bloomberg Law on Blockchain's Impact on Law Firms

January 9, 2018 - Professor Aaron Wright is quoted in Bloomberg Law on blockchain's impact on law firms. The article states that lawyers have become more and more interested in blockchain law over the past few years. 

"The more people started looking at blockchain technologies, the more it became clear that what we're talking about its reimagining the way we do commerce," said Wright in the article. "A big part of that equation is the legal industry and lawyers."

Intensive Trial Advocacy, ITRANS in Full Swing at Cardozo Law

In January, 130 Cardozo students participate in one of the most intense and longest running trial boot camp programs in the country. The Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP) is a key component of Cardozo’s hands-on training, turning the courtroom into a learning laboratory where students can put their practical skills to work and gain invaluable input from top trial attorneys and professionals in the field.

Innocence Project Frees Wrongfully Imprisoned Man; Immigration Justice Clinic Works to Prevent Deportation

December 21, 2017 - The Innocence Project and the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office together sought and achieved justice this week for Mark Denny, a New York City man who spent nearly 30 years behind bars for rape and robbery. He was set free after prosecutors asked to vacate his conviction because he had been falsely identified.

Bet Tzedek Clinic Gets Preliminary Relief for Young Girl with Disabilities

November 17, 2017 - The Bet Tzedek Civil Litigation Clinic’s preliminary injunction request was granted in a case involving a young girl with cerebral palsy. The girl’s parents, represented by Professor Leslie Salzman and Samantha Smith ’18, sued the NY State Department of Health, claiming that the Health Department uses an uneven standard to improperly refuse to provide Medicaid patients with medically necessary speech-generating devices. The girl’s parents wanted the agency to cover a device known as the Tobii I-12, which can track eye movement.

Professor Markowitz Speaks To Vox On Effort To Give Every Detained Immigrant A Lawyer

Soon, under the Safe Cities Network, every eligible immigrant who gets detained in a dozen more cities will have access to a lawyer to help fight their immigration court case.

City Council, With Help From Immigration Justice Clinic, Ensures Immigrant Safety While Using City Services

Starting November 1, 2017, New York City’s immigrant community no longer has to worry about the threat of deportation when accessing city services, regardless of their immigration status. Thanks to the work of a coalition of immigration activists and legal service providers, including Cardozo School of Law’s Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic, the NYC Council passed a bill prohibiting city agencies from misusing resources to help federal immigration enforcement. 

Cardozo Student Samantha E. Smith '18 Represents Young Patients Needing Speech-Generating Devices

At a preliminary injunction on October 11 and 12, Cardozo School of Law student Samantha E. Smith '18 of the Bet Tzedek Civil Litigation Clinic represented a proposed class of New York State Medicaid beneficiaries who need speech-generating devices from Medicaid to enable them to communicate.

Kukin Program Team Wins Top Honors at Carey Center/FINRA Triathlon

Cardozo’s Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution sent a team to the Carey Center/FINRA Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon and won first place at the competition, which took place at St. John’s University in Queens during the weekend of October 13.

Professor David Weisenfeld and 3L students Michael DiTrapani, Natalie Freeman, David Cherman and Josh Saccurato all served as coaches for the team, and the students who competed were 2L students Nicholas Anselmi, Derrick Ng and Alexander Sable.