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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Mar 15, 2019

Students in the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic, together with co-counsel at the American Immigration Council (Council), filed a suit in New York federal court last week that could prevent deportation for immigrants with pending cases.

“Our case is challenging the government’s attempts to withhold information about these systemic deficiencies” said Geroline Castillo, a 3L in the immigration clinic who filed the suit. “These problems deny litigants due process.”

Mar 12, 2019
Professor Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum, director of the Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic and Professor Lela Love, director of the Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution, traveled to Amazonas, Brazil in February to train federal prosecutors. They conducted an intensive two-day training on strategic advocacy and mediation in social-environmental conflicts, with one day focused on litigation and one on dispute resolution.
The federal prosecutors protect the indigenous people and lands in the Amazon. 
Nov 16, 2018

A group of eight students, supervised by Professor Lindsay Nash and Teaching Fellow Hannah Robbins, will be on the ground in Dilley, Texas this week, to represent asylum-seeking women and children being detained in the 2,400-bed family detention center. This is the third such trip by the Cardozo clinic since February 2017, and is part of an effort galvanized and supported financially by individuals in the Cardozo community.

Nov 16, 2018

Cardozo students continue to be seen on the front lines of justice. The Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic, along with The Bronx Defenders and The New York Civil Liberties Union, filed a lawsuit November 15 to stop ICE’s unlawful practice of jailing 1000-2000 New Yorkers each year for months without providing them access to the judges who have the power to rerelease them.

Jul 27, 2018

New York City’s Rent Freeze Program (RFP) freezes the rents paid by lower-income elderly and disabled rent-regulated tenants—in many cases for decades—and provides landlords with tax credits to cover the portion of the legal regulated rent not being paid by the tenant.

Tenants must renew their RFP benefits every two years, but some eligible tenants may be unable to complete the renewal process because of their disabilities. When this happened, Cardozo Law's Bet Tzedek Clinic stepped in to help.

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