March 3, 2014 - Cardozo School of Law journals are once again ranked among the top in the country by the Washington & Lee University School of Law Journal Rankings. The project, considered the pre-eminent source for law journal rankings, obtains its results based on the number of times journals have been cited—measuring their impact on legal scholarship.  

The Cardozo Law Review was ranked 26th in the U.S. in the category of “All Subjects” and “General.” The Law Review has been busy this school year, hosting an upcoming event examining the Roberts Court with Jeffrey Toobin, Miguel Estrada, and Paul Smith; and putting on their annual Bauer Lecture on March 17 featuring Louise Melling of the ACLU. They also planned a successful alumni party on February 11. Issue 4 of Volume 35 of the Law Review is scheduled to come out in April.

The Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal was ranked 2nd nationwide in the category of “Arts, Entertainment and Sports,” and 7th in “Intellectual Property.” The AELJ’s recent publication includes articles on subjects like copyright, privacy in the digital world, and challenges for patent and antitrust laws from Derek Khanna, Lilian Edwards and Edina Harbinja, Daryl Lim, David Tan, Enrique Armijo, and Derek Fincham. The journal’s yearly symposium will be held on April 4, “Data Privacy & Transparency in Private and Government Data Collection,” and they will host an event April 10 tentatively titled “Reform of U.S. Cultural Property Policy: Accountability, Transparency, and Legal Certainty.”

The Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution is #8 in the nation in the broad field of “Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution.” This year, the Journal hosted the seventh annual AALS ADR Section Works-in-Progress Conference in November. Twenty-two ADR scholars from around the country came to the two-day event to make presentations about their currently scholarly projects. The CJCR also received a $100,000 grant from its founding Editor-in-Chief Jed Melnick to support the annual symposium, now called the Jed D. Melnick Annual Symposium. After a fall symposium on Bioethics, Healthy Policy, and Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Age of Obamacare, a special Symposium issue with a focus on bioethics has been published (Winter 2014). The Journal continues to enjoy working with and publishing articles by many of the nation's foremost scholars and practitioners of mediation, negotiation, and arbitration, including, this year, Robert A. Baruch Bush (Hofstra), John Lande (Missouri), Andrea Kupfer Schneider (Marquette), Nancy Schultz (Chapman), and S. I. Strong (Missouri), to name just a few.

The Cardozo Journal of International & Comparative Law is ranked #5 in “Comparative Law.” This fall, CJICL co-hosted the second Semi-Annual Fashion Law Symposium, entitled “This Season in Fashion Law: Tackling Challenges in Sourcing & Technology.” They were honored to continue the tradition, and look forward to future CJICL involvement while heightening Cardozo's presence in the fashion law industry. This March, they are co-hosting the International Dispute Resolution Symposium, which will include panels on mediation and arbitration in the international sphere, as this is a “hot topic” in the legal realm today. In the most recent volume, they have published articles and notes on a variety of topics, including procedural changes at the International Criminal Court, U.N. involvement in biological and chemical weapons usage, international adoption, human rights violations, environmental treaties and the ivory trade, and differential treatment of women in the workforce. Published authors include K. Lee Adams (John Marshall), Andrew M. Bell (Duke), Thomas Hansen (US International University - Africa), and Mark Goldfeder (Emory).