The J.D. program at Cardozo School of Law offers a world-class legal education with one of the most vibrant field placement programs in the country. Our Intellectual Property and Information Law Program is ranked #7 in the country. Alternative Dispute Resolution ranks 6th. Cardozo has a strong reputation in the New York legal world with new programs that bring students into the heart of business and law. Expanding new programs include: The FAME Center for fashion, art, media and entertainment law; The Cardozo Data Law Initiative, connecting students to work in digital media, cyberlaw and e-discovery; and the Center for Rights & Justice, comprised of over 25 initiatives in public interest law.
Cardozo produces creative problem-solvers, responding to new business models, on the forefront of global and technological advances. Connections to the real-world through externships and clinical education provide unique exposure and job prospects. An engaged community, led by professors who care about their tudents, places Cardozo in the forefront of legal scholarship and practice. Cardozo Law School provides an entrepreneurial spirit of innovation for tomorrow's leaders.
Clinics include the Innocence Project, which transformed the criminal justice system with the use of DNA evidence; The Indie Film Clinic, where Cardozo students provide legal services to New York City filmmakers; The Tech Startup Clinic; The Youth Justice Clinic; the Civil Rights Clinic and ten other clinical opportunities. Combined with field clinics and externships Cardozo's field placements are among the highest in the country, meaning that every student has opportunities to experience the New York legal landscape during their law school years.
At Cardozo, you will live and study in the heart of Manhattan, with hundreds of points of contact to top-tier legal practitioners. Cardozo Law School is situated in one of New York City's best neighborhoods where getting around New York easy and fun.
We invite you to move forward with the diverse and dynamic community of Cardozo Law School.