Design legend Kenneth Cole visited Cardozo on April 17 as part of the FAME Center and the Fashion Law Society’s “Being an Accessory to Change” event. Dentons sponsored a reception immediately following the event.
Cole was interviewed by his daughter Emily Cole, attorney and Columbia Law graduate. He spoke about the beginning of his career in fashion, his work in the community and running a creative brand in the modern age.
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.
Duncan B. Hollis, Professor of Law at Temple Law School, talked election hacking, fake news and setting global cybersecurity standards at “The Emergence of Global Cybernorms” event on Thursday. Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy Co-Director and Cardozo Professor Deborah Pearlstein led the discussion. The event was also sponsored by the Cardozo Data Law Society.
Hollis mentioned many of the threats present in today’s cybersphere, including the increasing absence of humans in technology.
Elected officials, an Olympic athlete, prominent sports law attorneys and high-profile agents rounded out the speaker panels at Cardozo’s 7th Annual Sports Law Symposium on March 1, sponsored by the FAME Center and Cardozo’s Sports Law Society.
The first panel discussed the legality of sports betting. New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. and Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow have been strong proponents of mobile sports betting as a potential source of revenue for the state.
“It’s low-hanging fruit,” said Pretlow. “It’s something we can do.”
From posture-correcting leggings to vegan fabric, Cardozo’s Fashion Law Symposium on Feb. 26 explored the array of innovations and issues shaping fashion law today. The FAME Center and Fashion Law Society hosted the daylong event, which included speaker panels on topics such as Instagram influencers of fashion, artificial intelligence in e-commerce and much more.
Cardozo’s ITRANS program, an innovative two-week immersion course in which students gain essential transactional skills needed for effective client representation, just completed its sixth year, with 31 students participating.
Cardozo’s annual Public Law Advocacy Week took place at Cardozo Law from January 28 through 31. Judy Dahl, a 2L at Cardozo, organized this year’s programming on behalf of the Center for Public Service Law, which covered topics such as efforts to ban LGBTQ conversion therapy, education, reproductive rights and changes in the landscape around immigration. Speakers included elected officials, housing advocates and a range of other public service representatives. Events throughout the week saw great turnouts from students.
On November 19, Stuart Weitzman entertained and inspired law students, anecdote after anecdote. He shared his life lessons in business: learn and grow from challenges; think outside the box; and collaborate through “advantageous partnerships.” The event was organized by Rachel Zilberfarb ’19, Clara Chasles ‘19, Simone Dvoskin ’20 and Hallie Cohen ’20, through the Cardozo Fashion Law Society and FAME Center.