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.

Professor Myriam Gilles' Article Chosen for High Distinction Award

Professor Myriam Gilles' article The Day Doctrine Died: Private Arbitration and the Rule of Law is the sole article awarded High Distinction by the Pound Civil Justice Institute's 2019 Civil Justice Scholarship Award. Her article was picked for its ability to demonstrate the impact of forced arbitration on the rule of law. She will be honored at the American Association for Justice's winter convention in Miami in February.

Professor Shaw's Cornell Law Review Article Cited in National Law Journal

Deepak Gupta Gets Call to Argue Position Trump's DOJ Abandoned

By Tony Mauro 

If doing something twice in a row makes a trend, then the court launched a significant one on Monday afternoon.

The court announced that Deepak Gupta of Washington’s Gupta Wessler was “invited to brief and argue” as amicus curiae “in support of the judgment below” in a Social Security case from Kentucky captioned Smith v. Berryhill.

Professor Getgen Kestenbaum's Report on Blasphemy Laws Cited on CNN

Professor Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum's United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) report Respecting Rights? Measuring the World's Blasphemy Laws was cited in a CNN article on Ireland's vote in referendum to remove the offense of blasphemy from its constitution. 

Professor Stewart Sterk Named Sixth Most-Cited Property Law Faculty in the U.S.

Professor Stewart Sterk was listed as the sixth most-cited property law faculty in the U.S. from 2013 to 2017 by Brian Leiter's Law School Reports. He had 315 citations in that time period. Congratulations to Professor Sterk!

Professor Rona Calls for Regulation of Private Military Industry in Just Security

There’s no ambiguity about their culpability under U.S. law. While a state’s military forces have a license under the international law of armed conflict to kill enemy combatants in war, there is no such “privilege of belligerency” for non-state fighters, including private contractors.

Professor Ginsberg, in Radio Interview, Discusses Importance of Books in Prisons

Professor Betsy Ginsberg did a radio interview on the Michael Slate Show about the widespread practice of banning books from prisons, about Heather Ann Thompson's Pulitzer Prize winning book Blood in the Water, and the lawsuit challenging its ban in Illinois prisons. 

Listen to Professor Ginsberg's interview on the Michael Slate Show. 

Professor Zelinsky in Law360 on New Procedure for Reviewing Treasury Tax Regulations

The participation of outside groups in OIRA’s review process, however, doesn’t necessarily mean they will have much influence on regulations. There are many other avenues available to those seeking to shape guidance or legislation, said Edward Zelinsky of the Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Cardozo Honors Professor Arthur Jacobson with a Festschrift

Professor Arthur Jacobson, who has taught at Cardozo for 40 years, was honored Thursday, October 11 by his colleagues, with a daylong festschrift celebrating his work. 

Professor Richard Weisberg organized the event, which included three panels: Panel 1 focused on The Normativity of Jewish Law; Panel 2, Hermeneutics; and Panel 3, Loyalty. Several Cardozo professors including Professors Yankah, Fish, Stone and Schroeder served on panels. Former Deans Paul Verkuil and Monroe Price were guest speakers.