Our parent Yeshiva University has successfully petitioned the Supreme Court for a temporary stay of a state trial court’s preliminary injunction requiring it to allow a Pride Alliance student organization at its undergraduate religious school. Unlike Yeshiva University’s undergraduate division, which has a religious educational program, the law school has a secular curriculum and a diverse population, and the University’s policy has no bearing on the law school or on our vibrant student OUTLaw or LGBTQ+ alumni organizations. Cardozo’s faculty, staff and leadership are proud of our school’s long history of support in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights. We have a deep and steadfast commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We recognize that LGTBQ+ students and alumni play a critical role in our community and believe that inclusion and equality are cornerstones of legal education.
Dean Melanie Leslie has called on the community to show support for our LGBTQ+ students, staff and faculty at this time. We encourage open dialogue and compassionate understanding for the LGBTQ+ community here and at the university.
The Cardozo Law community is committed to protecting the rights of the LGBTQ+ population at the law school and in society at large.