Cardozo Celebrates 40 Years!

Activism: A faculty that challenges norms and pursues social justice

Innovation: Creating programs and initiatives that are game-changers

Leadership: A world-class faculty of leaders in scholarship and advocacy

Ambition: Faculty, alumni and students making a difference in people's lives

See Dean Melanie Leslie's Message


Forty years ago, in the heart of New York’s Greenwich Village, Cardozo Law School opened its doors and began a remarkable journey marked by leadership, innovation, activism and ambition. Cardozo is renowned as a top-ten law school in intellectual property and information law, as well as in alternative dispute resolution. It is the birthplace of the Innocence Project as well as the Center for Rights and Justice. A pioneering law school, it’s innovative programs include the Cardozo Data Law Initiative, the Tech Startup Clinic, the Indie Film Clinic, and the FAME Center for fashion, arts, media and entertainment law.

Cardozo will host a series of public talks and lectures celebrating 40 years.

CardozoLawTalks/ 40 Events

January 2017

An Interview with Music Legend Clive Davis (January 19, 2017)
The FAME Center for fashion, art, music and entertainment law presents Cardozo alumni Julie Swidler, General Counsel for SONY Music, interviewing the five-time Grammy winning music producer.

February 2017

An Interview with Real Estate Lawyer Richard Mack (February 2, 2017)
The Center for Real Estate Law and Policy presents a discussion on the impact of demographics on the real estate market

March 2017

War of the Words? A Perspective on Comic Books (Date TBD)
The Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal's annual Spring Symposium will discuss transactional issues facing comic book creators and publishers.

Fall 2016 CardozoLawTalks/40 Events

September Events

John Lennon vs. The USA (September 7)
A discussion of the new book documenting the legal fight to keep John Lennon and Yoko Ono from being deported

A Conversation with Fashion Icon, Isaac Mizrahi on fashion, business and law (September 12)
From the FAME Center for Fashion, Art, Media & Entertainment

Tech Talk: Crowdfunding and the Increasing Democratization of Capital Markets (September 13)
Presented by the Samuel & Ronnie Heyman Center on Corporate Governance and the Cardozo Tech Talk Series

The Online Art Auction Market: New Game, New Rules 
Presented by The FAME Center & the Cardozo Art Law Society: (September 13)

The Age of Deference: The Supreme Court, National Security, and the Constitutional Order (September 19) 
A discussion on David Rudenstine's groundbreaking new book with Adam Liptak of the New York Times, former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, and Professor Deborah Pearlstein of Cardozo


October Events

Give Me a (C). The Supreme Court's Game-Time Decision of Whether Uniforms and other Fashion Designs Can be Copyrighted (October 13)
Presented by Cardozo's Intellectual Property & Information Law Program

Video Games and eSports in New York (October 20)
Legal and industry professionals from the New York City area in the fields of video games and eSports speak about challenges in the industry and the legal profession


November Events 

A Conversation with Sheila Nevins, HBO Documentaries (November 8)
Sponsored by the FAME Center and the Indie Film Clinic

Fashion Tech Pop-Up Clinic (November 9)
Fashion and technology startp-up entrepreneurs get an overview of legal issues from lawyers related to their field

America's Brave New World of Predictive Policing (THIS EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2017)
As police departments across the country develop new tools for tracking social media the concept of predictive policing has become a concern. Who is monitoring social media within police groups, and how is that information being used? This conference will raise significant themes about current practice and their impact on civil liberties.

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