Stephanie Alvarez-Jones '18 Selected as a Law Student of the Year by The National Jurist

The publication honors 20 law students across the nation who "contributed the most to their law schools and communities in the past year.""

Morelli Trial Team Preps a Full Trial in Regional Competition

February 16, 2018 - Cardozo hosted the New York Regional Competition (the regional round of The National Trial competition) February 9-11, with the law school’s Benedict Morelli trial team front and center. The National Trial Competition is the largest mock trial competition in the country, attracting teams from more than 140 law schools and over 1,000 law students each year. Cardozo was proud to host the regional round with two teams of students from the Morelli Trial Team participating in arguments on a civil wrongful death case.

Cardozo Student Samantha E. Smith '18 Represents Young Patients Needing Speech-Generating Devices

At a preliminary injunction on October 11 and 12, Cardozo School of Law student Samantha E. Smith '18 of the Bet Tzedek Civil Litigation Clinic represented a proposed class of New York State Medicaid beneficiaries who need speech-generating devices from Medicaid to enable them to communicate.

Student Profile: Keegan Stephan, Legal Activist

Cardozo Law student and prominent political organizer Keegan Stephan '19 on his realization that "it's the lawyers doing the most critical work" in social justice movements.

Kukin Program Team Wins Top Honors at Carey Center/FINRA Triathlon

Cardozo’s Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution sent a team to the Carey Center/FINRA Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon and won first place at the competition, which took place at St. John’s University in Queens during the weekend of October 13.

Professor David Weisenfeld and 3L students Michael DiTrapani, Natalie Freeman, David Cherman and Josh Saccurato all served as coaches for the team, and the students who competed were 2L students Nicholas Anselmi, Derrick Ng and Alexander Sable.

Goodreault and Jawahar Draw Top Honors at Annual Paulsen Competition

Jessica Goodreault '18 and Naomi Jawahar '18, were the First Place and Second Place Oralists at the annual Monrad G. Paulsen Competition October 10. Goodreault also won Best Brief and Goodreault, second place, for Briefs.

Why Law? 12 Law Schools, Including Cardozo, Participate in Video About the Value of a Law Degree

September 20, 2017 - As law schools across the nation continue to manage rapid change, Dean Melanie Leslie and 11 other law school deans, with the help of their students, came together to highlight how the next generation of lawyers will make a difference in their communities and in the profession.

Maricela Gonzalez '18 represented Cardozo and was asked to answer a simple question: “Why Law?” Her answer, as well as others, serves as an important reminder for practicing attorneys, current law students, and those considering law school about the value of a law degree.

Criminal Appeals Clinic Wins New Trial for Client

Cardozo’s Criminal Appeals Clinic won a new trial for a client who was serving a 7 ½ year sentence for possession of a weapon he used to defend himself. The appeal in the case of People v. Luis Bonilla was briefed and argued by Patricia Zapata ‘17 and supervised by Clinic Director Stanley Neustadter. 

Class of 2020 Begins its Cardozo Journey

Cardozo Law’s Class of 2020 arrived en masse for the first day of orientation, which kicked off with a welcome breakfast and words of encouragement from Dean Melanie Leslie and Dean of Admissions David Martinidez.

“As of this moment you are Cardozo law students,” said Dean Martinidez. “And you are members of the legal profession.”