Apr 01, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and high court judges from the U.K., Germany and the European Court of Human Rights kicked off a two-day conference on comparative constitutional approaches to civil liberties at Cardozo on March 31.Dean Melanie Leslie welcomed the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) in opening remarks on a day dedicated to the memory of the late Norman Dorsen, an innovator in the field of comparative constitutions.


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Jul 16, 2019
Curtis Flowers, tried six times for the same crime by the same local prosecutor, won his SCOTUS case on race discrimination in jury selection. Professor Ekow Yankah commented to Bloomberg Law, "It’s clearly a step forward...but when the court "goes out of its way to say this is an extraordinary case, that’s a discouraging signal.”
 
Jul 8, 2019

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

Jul 8, 2019

Cardozo’s 3L Class Gift is an annual tradition at the Law School. Led by a student committee, these individuals dedicate their efforts to enhancing engagement and fundraising efforts among classmates, friends and family in our community.

30 percent of the 2019 class (99 students) donated to the gift, in addition to a handful of parents, alumni, and friends of this year’s graduates. As a result, the 2019 Class Gift raised more than $40,000. This was a record-setting year and a tremendous display of both financial support and appreciation to the Cardozo community!

Jun 27, 2019

Professor Stewart Sterk's article "The Demise of Federal Takings Litigation" was cited by both the majority and the dissent in the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion on Knick v. Township of Scott, dealing with compensation for private property owners when the use of that property is taken from them by state or local governments, under the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment. 

Read the Supreme Court's opinion here.

Jun 25, 2019

Justice John Paul Stevens sat down with Professor Kate Shaw for a telephone interview, marking the recent publication of his memoir, “The Making of a Justice: Reflections on My First 94 Years.”

Read the complete interview here.

Jun 19, 2019

Professor Deborah Pearlstein's article in the Spring 2019 edition of the Harvard National Security Journal, "Getting Past the Imperial Presidency," explores ideas about what Pearlstein calls "redesigning our approach to the empirical study of executive branch decision-making. And it suggests we may need to rethink what mechanisms may most effectively constrain the 'imperial presidency' in the years ahead."

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