Cardozo Welcomes the J.D. Class of 2022

Integrity, generosity, grit and joy were the guiding themes of Dean Melanie Leslie’s welcome to the Class of 2022 for their first day of orientation.

Dean of Admissions David Martinidez kicked off the day in the newly renovated Jacob Burns Moot Court Room, highlighting the accomplishments and diversity of the 313 students in the incoming Fall and May-entering J.D. class.

Valedictorian Shelley Attadgie '19 Recognized With Felix Frankfurter Award

Shelley Attadgie '19 is the 2019 recipient of Cardozo's Felix Frankfurter Award. This award is presented to a J.D. graduate who exercises outstanding academic achievement, maturity, responsibility, diligence and judgment.

Class of '19 Graduates Elected to Order of the Coif

Cardozo School of Law is proud to recognize 27 members of the Class of 2019 who have been elected to membership in the Order of the Coif. The Order of the Coif is an honorary scholastic society, which encourages excellence in legal education by fostering a spirit of careful study, recognizing those who as law students attained a high grade of scholarship, and honoring those who as lawyers, judges and teachers attained high distinction for their scholarly or professional accomplishments.

Yael R. Alyeshmerni

Shelley Attadgie 

Agnes K. Baik

Elana A. Bengualid

Cardozo Hosts 41st Commencement

 A star-studded line-up kicked off Cardozo’s 41th Commencement Exercises. Graduates received J.D. and LL.M. degrees at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall on May 28.

Ira Dizengoff ’92, Chair of Cardozo’s Board of Overseers, welcomed graduates and their families by reminding them that “we are what we repeatedly do.”

Camila Lopez Receives 2019 Whitlock Scholarship

Camila Lopez ’19 has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Mark Whitlock Scholarship.

ADR Competition Honor Society Wins at Home and Abroad

ADR Competition Honor Society students made their mark in recent weeks at several different competitions, both at home and abroad.

Two Cardozo teams made it to the semifinals round of the 2019 Fordham National Basketball Negotiation Competition, an interscholastic negotiation competition hosted by the Fordham Sports Law Forum, on February 22 and 23. The competition consisted of head to head negotiations, with negotiation problems that are based on real world scenarios relating to the NBA.

Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic Files FOIA Suit

Students in the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic, together with co-counsel at the American Immigration Council (Council), filed a suit in New York federal court last week that could prevent deportation for immigrants with pending cases.

“Our case is challenging the government’s attempts to withhold information about these systemic deficiencies,” said Geroline Castillo, a 3L in the immigration clinic who filed the suit. “These problems deny litigants due process.”

Women in Tech Law Talk Careers in NYC’s “Silicon Alley”

New York City attorneys offered strategies for female law students preparing to navigate the tech law industry at Women in Tech Law (WiTL)’s event “Fireside Chat with Women in the Tech World” on March 13. The panelists discussed the unique challenges women face when entering the tech industry.

“Tech is a place where one point of view dominates,” said Shelina Kurwa, Technology Media Associate at Proskauer Rose LLP. She said women often practice taking on others’ perspectives, which can be an asset in the evolving world of technology.

Students Showcase Their Work in Human Rights, Divorce Mediation and Securities Arbitration Clinics

Dean Melanie Leslie offered Cardozo’s clinic students the opportunity to recount their experiences with hands-on clinical work, through a series of luncheon presentations for faculty and staff.

Cardozo offers eleven clinics that allow students to gain real-world experience in different practice areas of law.

The February 6 luncheon included presentations from three groups of clinic students, representing the Divorce Mediation Clinic, Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic and the Securities Arbitration Clinic.

Alumni/Student Mentoring Program Offers Benefits to Mentors and Mentees

21 mentors and mentees, all participants in Cardozo’s alumni/student mentoring program, came together for a networking event and panel on October 3, at the offices of Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP.

Spearheaded by the Offices of Alumni Affairs and Career Services and co-chaired by Noel Williams ’87 and Eric Hochstadt ’03, the program allows current law school students to connect with Cardozo alums in the professional legal world.