Cardozo Student Housing Options

 Cardozo offers two housing options for its students. The Benjamin is a University-owned residence hall located one subway stop away at Lexington Avenue and 29th Street. We also have an arrangement with a privately-owned real estate company to house Cardozo students at the Alabama residence, located on Fifth Avenue and 12th street.  Both residence halls offer fully-furnished, air conditioned units ranging from studios to three-bedooms. More informaton is available below.
Please note:  The Benjamin and the Alabama have separate application processes.  Please refer to the relevant sections below for application instructions.
Students intending to use financial aid toward living expenses such as rent should contact the Office of Student Finance ( before signing a lease in order to review the options available. 

The Benjamin Residence Hall

Cardozo Law School opened its newly updated residence hall, the Benjamin, in fall 2016. The Benjamin is a university-owned eight story building on Lexington Avenue and 29th Street in Manhattan in the midtown-east neighborhood known as Rose Hill, a ten-minute subway ride from the law school. Students may apply for three kinds of furnished rooms, all of which have air conditioning, WiFi, Smart TVs, and access to a laundry room, exercise room, a large ground floor common area with comfortable lounge seating, a top-floor solarium study room, and a rooftop patio with views of the City. Please click here to see photos of the common areas.

The Benjamin Residence Hall 2018-19 Options & Rates

Option A: A studio with private bathroom, and access to a kitchen on the floor that is shared with one other studio unit.

Option B: A room in a two bedroom suite with a shared kitchen and bathroom. 

Option C: A room in a three bedroom suite with shared bathroom and kitchen. Please click here to view floor plans. The Benjamin 2017-2018 Rates:

Please click here to view floor plans.

The Benjamin 2017-2018 Rates:

Studio with shared kitchen 

Two-bedroom suite $9,500/semester per person
Three-bedroom suite $9,000/semester per person

Please note, pets are not permitted in the Benjamin.  Smoking is prohibited in all student rooms and all common areas, including hallways and stairwells

The All-New Alabama Residence

Apply to live in the Alabama by visiting this site.
Please note:  The application process for the Alabama is separate from that of the Benjamin.
Located on West 11th Street off Fifth Avenue, just one block from Cardozo, units in the Alabama is available to all Cardozo students starting in the fall of 2018. 
Located in the heart of Greenwich Village on a beautiful historic street, the Alabama offers studio, one, two and three bedroom units, starting at $2,300 per month per bedroom. The building has 24-hour security, a welcome lobby with a fireplace and couches and a TV, fitness center, conference/study room, study areas, and laundry facilities. All units have a full living room and kitchen. All rooms are furnished and include free wireless internet and cable TV with over 200 HD channels. Air conditioning units are provided in every bedroom and living room. Some upper floor units have views of lower Manhattan.
The Alabama was sold last year to a firm that specializes in providing premier housing to students. Cardozo students will be given first choice for occupancy in the fall semester of 2018, on a rolling basis depending on availabity. All Cardozo students including rising 2L's, 3L's and LLM's are welcome to apply. To submit an application, or for more information, please click here.

Finding Off-Campus Accommodations

Many students find housing in Greenwich Village, Tribeca, SoHo, and other neighborhoods near the Cardozo campus. The school is conveniently accessible to many bus and subway lines, and is a short subway or bus ride to Penn Station and Grand Central Station. Students can commute easily from other New York neighborhoods where rents are relatively inexpensive. The Housing in New York Guide provides information regarding New York City's various neighborhoods and tips on finding an apartment in the metropolitan area. An updated Guide will be posted here in April.
Additionally, there are organizations in New York City that specialize in providing temporary or long-term housing to students and interns.  Some of these resources are listed below.
Summer housing opportunities for students:
Fall/Spring housing opportunities for students:

In Need of an Apartment or Roommate?

Members of the Cardozo community may list their available apartments and/or interest in finding a roommate by joining their entering-class Facebook group, which you will be invited to join later this spring.