Jeanne Curtis Appointed Director of The Cardozo-Google Project for Patent Diversity

The Patent Diversity project is a new program at Cardozo, funded through a $200,000 grant from Google. It was created with the goal of increasing the number of U.S. patents issued with women and other minorities as named inventors.

Cardozo Law Launches Data and Privacy Law Master’s Degree

A Master of Studies in Law designed for non-lawyers for careers in regulation, compliance, and e-discovery.

Cardozo to Accept GRE Scores For 2018 School Year

As part of an ongoing effort to attract applicants with science and technology backgrounds, Cardozo School of Law announced today that it will begin accepting Graduate Record Exam (GRE) test scores in addition to LSAT scores for applicants to its 2018 May and fall entering classes. The decision will open the door for future lawyers interested in Cardozo’s robust offerings in intellectual property and technology law.

Cardozo/Google Project for Patent Diversity Launches

Grant From Google Helps Launch the Cardozo/Google Project for Patent Diversity

Initiative to help women and U.S.-born minority entrepreneurs obtain patents

Cardozo Professor Aaron Wright to Lead Blockchain Technology Coalition with Focus on Smart Contracts

NEW YORK, NY, USA – August 14, 2017 –Today the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) announced that 14 leading law firms and academic institutions joined the EEA’s existing major corporate members to form Legal Industry Working Group.

“We are thrilled to see robust interest in blockchain technology by forward-looking law firms and institutions,” said Aaron Wright, Chair of the EEA Legal Industry Working Group, Associate Clinical Professor and Co-Director of Cardozo Law School’s Blockchain Project and co-founder of the smart contract project OpenLaw.

Cardozo Welcomes Maria Saez-Tatman as Dean of Students

Dean Melanie Leslie is proud to announce that Maria Saez-Tatman will become the new Dean of Students of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Saez-Tatman, who will join Cardozo in late August, is a proven leader in higher education administration. Her career has focused on student services including career planning and professionalism training.

“We are delighted to welcome Maria to the Cardozo team,” said Dean Melanie Leslie. “Her experience, leadership and strategic vision will undoubtedly be tremendous assets to Cardozo students.” 

Vanita Gupta, Obama's Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, to Speak at Commencement

Dean Melanie Leslie has announced that former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Vanita Gupta will be the graduation speaker at the Cardozo School of Law 2017 commencement ceremony, which will take place on May 24 at 6 p.m. at David Geffen Hall in New York City's Lincoln Center.

The NY Times: Federal Lawsuit Filed by Cardozo's Civil Rights Clinic and Other Organizations Challenges Solitary Confinement

Three death row prisoners filed a complaint in a federal class action lawsuit on behalf of all death row prisoners at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. The lawsuit seeks to reform the prison’s policy that automatically places all prisoners sentenced to death — even those who cannot be executed under current Supreme Court standards — in prolonged isolation for the entirety of their incarceration and with no opportunity to challenge their placement.

Abuses by Border Patrol Related to Trump Administration Executive Order on Immigration: Complaint Submitted to DHS Inspector

A complaint documenting the systematic deprivation of rights at airports around the country over the past ten days in connection with Donald Trump’s January 27, 2017 executive order was submitted last night by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.