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.”

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Jun 13, 2019

Professor Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum, director of Cardozo's Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic, spoke with U.S. News & World Report about the importance of a good clinical experience in law school for aspiring human rights lawyers. "The first thing a human rights legal employer will look for on the resume of a law student or a recent grad is whether the person participated in a human rights law clinic," she said. "A recent law grad is unlikely to be a viable candidate for human rights law positions if he or she did not take a clinical course in human rights.

Jun 11, 2019

Professor Adams co-authored a book review for Justin Driver's The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court and the Battle for the American Mind. The review explored the role of schools in constitutional law: "[Public school cases] go to the core of the nation’s values. Yet constitutional law scholars have largely ignored education law as a distinct area of study and importance."

Read the full review, titled "Equality of Opportunity and the Schoolhouse Gate"

Jun 11, 2019

Professor Barbara Kolsun narrated a Talks on Law presentation about trademarking color. "That Tiffany blue box...can you trademark a color? The answer is yes although it may not be so easy," she said. "The key is whether the color acts as a source identifier. You look at a Tiffany box and you think, Tiffany. You look at a woman walking down the street and you think, Christian Loubutain."

Jun 11, 2019

In a piece focusing on President Trump's desire to pardon military and contractor personnel accused or convicted of war crimes, Professor Gabor Rona wrote, "President Donald Trump’s inclination to grant pardons to several military and contractor personnel accused or convicted of war crimes may itself be a violation of the laws of war, if not a war crime...As the commander of these soldiers, and perhaps even of the Blackwater contractor, the President, himself, has a responsibility to punish, if not prevent, violations of the laws of war committed by his subordinates."

Jun 11, 2019

The Hill published an article on the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission overseeing regulation of big tech companies.

Professor Sam Weinstein said, “I don’t think there’s any lack of will at the agencies. If they thought they had a winning case, they would bring one. My feeling is the agencies are just limited by the courts.”

The Hill article can be read here.

Jun 11, 2019
Professors Betsy Ginsberg and Alex Reinert wrote in a Daily News op-ed that the attention generated by Paul Manafort’s potential transfer to Rikers threatens to obscure the conditions experienced every day by far less privileged people held there. “Every day, people held on Rikers Island, mostly poor, black and brown, will confront brutality, neglect and material deprivations that betray the Constitution’s admonition that punishment cannot precede conviction.

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