Can Blockchain Revolutionize the Real Estate Industry? Professor Wright Says in the NY Times He's Skeptical

“I am skeptical of some of the claims about the impact of blockchain” on real estate, said Aaron Wright, a professor who created the Blockchain Project at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and coauthored “Blockchain and the Law: The Rule of Code.”

Leymah Gbowee Receives International Advocate for Peace Award

April 27, 2018 - Leymah Gbowee visited Cardozo April 27 and received the International Advocate for Peace Award from the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution.

Gbowee's activist efforts helped end the Second Liberian Civil War through her organization Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace. She won the 2011 Nobel Prize for Peace and currently serves as Executive Director of the Women, Peace and Security Program at the Earth Institute at Columbia University.

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.

Walter Shaub, Former Director of U.S. Office of Government Ethics, Visits Cardozo

Shaub is currently Senior Director for Ethics at the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the accountability of candidates and public officials.

Richard W. Painter, Former Chief White House Ethics Lawyer, Visits Cardozo

The former White House lawyer and author on government ethics Richard Painter spoke on Presidents’ Day at Cardozo, as part of The Jacob Burns Center for Ethics in the Practice of Law speaker series.

P*LAW Week Offers Diverse Panels; INSPIRE! Awards Given Out

January 26, 2018 - Cardozo’s Center for Public Service Law is an integral part of the community at the law school, and this year’s Public Service Law Week (P*LAW) was filled with sessions and speakers embodying the spirit of public service.

P*LAW is a weeklong intensive that takes place each year as part of January Lawyering Skills Month. Approximately 100 students participate as legal practitioners, and community advocates and organizers address important issues such as youth representation, prisoners’ rights, immigration and environmental law. 

Luxury Brand Attorneys Discuss Challenges During Panel Discussion

Cardozo’s FAME Center hosted “The Business of Luxury” panel Tuesday night, which included a panel of attorneys for major brand holding groups speaking about the legal issues facing their companies—issues such as licensing, IP asset sales, endeavoring to take national or regional brands “global,” and legal and regulatory challenges posed by utilizing social media as a means for marketing and promoting brands.

The event was co-sponsored by FAME and the Cardozo Law Alumni Association Fashion Law Group.  

Learning From the Masters Series Begins as Cardozo Hosts Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

December 4, 2017 - Attorney General Eric Schneiderman urged Cardozo law students to be part of the next great transformational movement in American politics. New York state’s top lawyer was the speaker at Cardozo’s first Learning from the Masters lecture series sponsored by The Benedict Morelli Trial Team Program, on December 4, 2017.

Professor Wright Quoted on Coindesk.com

Professor Aaron Wright was quoted in an article on coindesk.com which detailed the discussion during “Structuring Legally Compliant Token Sales.” The panel event was organized by The Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center and the Cardozo Tech Talk series.

Wright claims the courts will not separate the coin from the SAFT (Simple Agreement for Future Tokens). He said they will look at the whole process.

In a conversation with CoinDesk afterwards, he said, “That's the law.”

"Democracy Talks" Kicks off With Panel

Political gerrymandering—it occurs throughout the country and is the subject of a notable United States Supreme Court case called Gill v. Whitford.