February 13, 2019 | Fix the Court: Evaluating the Non-Partisan Movement for Supreme Court Reform

Co-sponsored by the Cardozo chapter of the American Constitutional Society and the Cardozo Federalist Society


A panel discussion on reforms proposed by Fix the Court to increase accountability and transparency. Fix the Court is a national, non-partisan grassroots organization founded by Gabe Roth in 2014.

March 7, 2019 | Talk by Professor Duncan Hollis

Co-sponsored by the Floersheimer Center and the IP Program at Cardozo


A talk by Professor Duncan Hollis of Temple Law School. More information forthcoming.

March 15, 2019 | Cardozo Law Review Symposium: Ten Years After Iqbal: Perspectives on Policy, Procedure, and Substance

Co-sponsored by the Floersheimer Center and the Cardozo Law Review


This Symposium will bring together leading practitioners and academics to reflect on the continued and evolving impact of Ashcroft v. Iqbal, on the 10th anniversary of the decision. The event will highlight a variety of perspectives through panels focusing on Iqbal through the lenses of rule-making, substantive law, empirics, and practice.

March 31 & April 1, 2019 | A Passion for Civil Liberties: Building on the Legacy of Norman Dorsen

Co-sponsored by the Floersheimer Center and the International Association for Constitutional Law, in conjunction with the US Association of Constitutional Law


with special guests:

Stephen Breyer, Justice, US Supreme Court

Brenda Hale, President, UK Supreme Court

Susanne Baer, Justice, Constitutional Court of Germany

András Sajó, past Vice President, European Court of Human Rights


This roundtable will celebrate the life and legacy of Norman Dorsen (1930-2017), a preeminent civil libertarian scholar, advocate, and organizer.  Dorsen was a member of the IACL Executive Committee, the founding president of the US Association of Constitutional Law, the founder and Editorial Director of the International Journal of Constitutional Law (I.CON), and a co-author (with Baer, Mancini, Rosenfeld and Sajo) of the casebook on Comparative Constitutionalism (2016).

For over half a century, Norman Dorsen carved out an exceptional career path combining advocacy, organizational leadership, and trend-setting legal scholarship. He argued many landmark constitutional cases involving civil liberties in the US Supreme Court, including the first case before that Court on the issue of abortion.

Professor Dorsen was the president of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) from 1976-1991, and the Frederick I. and Grace A. Stokes Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program at New York University School of Law, where he specialized in Constitutional Law, Civil Liberties, and Comparative Constitutional Law.

By concentrating on subjects at the core of Norman Dorsen’s legacy, the Roundtable will be comprised of three panels. The first of these will be a panel of judges from Supreme or Constitutional Courts from different jurisdictions that will concentrate on an agreed upon subject of particular current interest relating to civil liberties, and  that will be conducted in a question and answer format with the moderator posing questions and facilitating the conversation among the participating judges. The remaining two panels will be comprised of scholars from diverse jurisdictions who will tackle contemporary issues and challenges in crucial areas of rights’ protection: equality and free speech.

Full program to be shared shortly. Please email maura.gingerich@yu.edu with any questions.