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Aug 16, 2019

August 15, 2019 - 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 245 students in the incoming Fall J.D. class.

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!

May 29, 2019

 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.”

Apr 12, 2019

Dean Melanie Leslie interviewed Randall Rothschild ’97 on April 9 as part of the Pathways speaker series. Rothschild discussed how Cardozo prepared him for a career in the real estate industry. His roles have evolved from law to business and finance, and he offered tips for how to maintain a good work-life balance.

Mar 22, 2019

Dean Melanie Leslie interviewed Randi Weingarten ’83, President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), in front of an audience of students, faculty and staff on March 20.

“Having a law degree is an opportunity that opens a bunch of doors,” said Weingarten.

Mar 21, 2019

Three alumna real estate attorneys offered a penthouse view of their field: from high-end Las Vegas deals to navigating a male-dominated practice. Dean Melanie Leslie moderated the March 18 panel, which was co-sponsored by the Center for Real Estate Law & Policy and the Cardozo Real Estate Association.

Risa C. Letowsky '02, Partner at Duval & Stachenfeld LLP, developed her passion for real estate by watching her father work on construction sites. She said she turned down offers in other areas of law until she got her top choice of real estate.

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