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.

Professors Getgen Kestenbaum, Rona Involved in Creation of UN Book Addressing Child Involvement in Armed Groups in Contemporary Armed Conflict

Professor Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum and Professor Gabor Rona were involved in the creation of a new book launched this week, Cradled by Conflict: Child Involvement with Armed Groups in Contemporary Conflict.

Professor Weisberg Selected as Chair of Executive Committee for the AALS

Professor Richard Weisberg was selected for the following institutional appointments for 2018-19: Chair, Executive Committee, Modern Language Association, Section on Literature and the Law and Member, Executive Committee, AALS Section on Law and the Humanities

Professor Weisberg Interviewed for Two Upcoming Documentaries

In early February, two filmmakers visited Cardozo to interview Professor Richard Weisberg about recent projects.

Professor Wright Testifies on Blockchain Technology in Front of U.S. House Science Committee

Professor Aaron Wright testified before the U.S. House Commiteee on Science, Space, & Technology on various topics surrounding blockchain technology. He discussed the capabilities of blockchain, including its use for smart contracts, and the potential for the technology to impact a range of industries, improve commercial activity, transform capital markets and democratize capital.

Professor Yablon Plenary Speaker at Corporate Law Teachers Conference in Australia

Professor Charles Yablon was the plenary speaker at the annual conference of the Corporate Law Teachers Association of Australia in Melbourne. His talk was titled “Innovation, the State and Private Enterprise: A Corporate Lawyer’s Perspective.” It was attended by corporate law teachers from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, India and other Asian countries.

In Front of U.S. House Science Committee, Professor Wright to Provide Testimony on Blockchain Technology

Professor Wright will testify at the Subcommittee on Oversight and Subcommittee on Research and Technology Hearing: Beyond Bitcoin: Emerging Applications for Blockchain Technology.

Professor Aaron Wright Talks About Blockchain in the Classroom

Professor Aaron Wright spoke with The New York Law Journal about blockchain technology's path into law school classrooms, with Cardozo amoung numerous schools now offering training in the blockchain technology sector.

Wright said, “I think it may be the technology that brings all that learning that’s occurred over that 20 plus years to the mainstream. All those ideas for computational law, this is an application of that.”

Professor Wright Comments on Tokens and Securities Law

Attorneys who intentionally misadvised clients or failed to advise disclosure that a token was a security to investors could be fined, according to an article on Bloomberg's Big Law Business and Professor Aaron Wright thinks these lawyers may be at risk of malpractice. “I can’t imagine this will end pretty for our sector. It could be pretty gruesome," he commented.