Floersheimer Conference Celebrates Free Speech and Stanley Fish

Lively debates over the First Amendment sparked discussions between scholars and the public at the Floersheimer Center’s daylong event “Hate Speech, Fake News, and Post-Truth in the Age of Trump.” The conference celebrated Floersheimer Distinguished Visiting Professor Stanley Fish’s latest book The First: How to Think About Hate Speech, Campus Speech, Religious Speech, Fake News, Post-Truth and Donald Trump (Atria Books, 2019).

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Speaks at Cardozo Conference on Civil Liberties

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and high court judges from the U.K., Germany and the European Court of Human Rights kicked off a two-day conference on comparative constitutional approaches to civil liberties at Cardozo on March 31.Dean Melanie Leslie welcomed the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) in opening remarks on a day dedicated to the memory of the late Norman Dorsen, an innovator in the field of comparative constitutions. The dean noted that, “Norman Dorsen was a good friend to Cardozo Law School,” recalling Dorsen’s work with Prof.

Cardozo Hosts CrimFest! 2018

July 18, 2018 - 86 criminal law scholars from around the country visited Cardozo July 16 and 17 for Crimfest! 2018, an annual gathering of criminal law and procedure scholars. Professor Jessica Roth, who helped organize the event, said it has “become a centerpiece of the criminal law scholarly community.”

The event included 23 panels over the course of two days. Cardozo faculty members Jessica Roth, Kyron Huigens, Kendea Johnson and Ekow Yankah, served as panel presenters and moderators for some of the workshops.

The Fair Housing Act After 50 Years: History, Impact and Future

Cardozo School of Law celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act this week with a symposium addressing the history and impact of the legislation.

Scholars Gather at Cardozo to Discuss The Talmud Translation

The text of the Talmud, a central text of Rabbinic Judaism, is the focus of an international translation project which began as the idea of University of Rome law professor Clelia Piperno. One volume is currently available to read in Italian. The translation of the remaining text will continue over the next eight years.

Piperno approached the Italian education ministry with the idea for the project in 2010.

Cardozo Hosts 2017 Intellectual Property Scholars Conference

Cardozo’s Intellectual Property and Information Law Program will host the 17th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference on August 10 and 11, 2017.

Professor Christopher Buccafusco, director of Cardozo’s Intellectual Property and Information Law program, said, “IPSC is the largest annual gathering of scholars studying intellectual property law. The conference brings together leading academics from around the world to discuss their new research and to receive feedback from others.” 

Cardozo Law Hosts Global Leadership in Law & Business Program

Cardozo’s Global Leadership in Law & Business for Non-U.S. Lawyers, sponsored by the department of Graduate & International Programs, started its ten-day conference July 10. The agenda for the program, now in its second year, seeks to give international lawyers a comprehensive overview of the U.S. legal system, covering topics such as corporate law, transactional law, ethics, data law, privacy and intellectual property, among others.

Forensic College Focuses on Science and Strategy

DNA evidence is commonly seen in courtrooms. But the tools and strategies to analyze it are constantly changing and improving. This week’s Forensic College, co-sponsored by Cardozo Law and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, offers insight and discussion of forensic issues and how those issues are treated in a courtroom setting. 

Cardozo Law Hosts Symposium Focused on Rights of the Disabled

The struggle of people with disabilities, and the barriers they face in civic and social activities, was the focus of discussion February 23, at Cardozo Law’s daylong symposium “Personhood and Civic Engagement by People with Disabilities.

The symposium was presented by the Cardozo Law Review, Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy, and Center for Rights and Justice.

Cardozo’s Professor Kate Shaw Talks With MSNBC’s Chris Hayes About the Future Under Trump

The uncertain future of the Trump administration has many Americans wondering just what to expect over the next four years. Chris Hayes, journalist, commentator and host of the MSNBC show All In With Chris Hayes, spoke with Cardozo professor Kate Shaw, co-director of the school’s Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy, Tues., Jan.