Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall served as the backdrop on a hot day in May for Cardozo’s 40th Commencement Exercises, held May 29. Sixty-six students received LLM degrees, and 275 received JD degrees.
Thanks to the hard work and generosity of the entire Cardozo community, the 22nd annual Cardozo Public Service Auction brought in $620,000, smashing last year's record. The auction's success means that 254 Cardozo students (every eligible student) will receive a generous $4-5,000 stipend to work in areas of public interest law over the summer. In fact, over the past ten years, every eligible student has received a summer stipend, meaning hundreds of Cardozo students and graduates have been able to fulfill their dreams of gaining work experience in the public service sector, thanks to the financial support of the law school.
This year's auction marks the 11th year in a row that the public service auction has broken its fundraising record. Due to the auction’s stellar turnout, students will be able to serve the greater good working in international human rights, at nonprofits providing legal services to underserved communities, with federal, state and local government agencies, and with judicial chambers around the country.
The success of the auction is due to the collective commitment of our law school students, alumni, faculty, administration, Board of Overseers, parents, friends and Cardozo staff—and to our Board Chair Emerita, Kathy Greenberg ’82, whose dedication to the Public Service Auction and to Cardozo’s public service programs inspire us always to greater efforts on behalf our students.