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.

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.

Professor Ginsberg Comments in Newsweek on Deadline to Reunite Separated Families

Professor Betsy Ginsberg, director of Cardozo's Civil Rights Clinic, was quoted in Newsweek regarding the court-ordered deadline to reunify separated families—a result of the public outrage over Trump administration immigration policies that subsequently resulted in thousands of children being forcibly removed from their parents and sent to detention centers across the country.

Two Cardozo Clinics Win Client’s Criminal Appeal and Release from Prison; A Third Cardozo Clinic Fights to Keep Him in the Country

The first Cardozo clinic won his appeal. The second Cardozo clinic convinced the jury in a two-week-long retrial that he was not guilty. Now that their client is finally out of prison, a third Cardozo clinic is fighting to adjust his immigration status in order to keep him in the country with his wife and family.

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.