Our LL.M. program attracts accomplished attorneys from all around the United States and the world, all of whom choose to meet the challenges of a globalized legal profession by pursuing their LL.M. degrees at Cardozo School of Law.  They bring a diversity of skills, strengths, and interests to the classroom, making Cardozo more dynamic, engaging, and productive. 

Spring 2014 Incoming Class

Total 11
Full-time 8
Part-time 3
International 10
Domestic 1
Comparative Legal Thought 0
Dispute Resolution & Advocacy 2
General Studies 5
Intellectual Property 4

Represented Countries (11): China, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Moldova, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. 


Fall 2014 Incoming Class

Total 43
Full-time 40
Part-time 3
International 32
Domestic 11
Comparative Legal Thought 4
Dispute Resolution & Advocacy 2
General Studies 21
Intellectual Property 16

Represented Countries (20): Albania, Austria, Bolivia, China, Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Georgia, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Nepal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, United Kingdom, United States, and Venezuela.


Meet a few of our LL.M. students:

Miguel A. Medrano Azpiroz, Mexico
General Studies

Mr. Medrano received his law degree from University of the Americas, Puebla, Mexico. He was in charge of the Criminal Affairs, Detentions and Missing Persons at the Department of Protection for Mexicans of the Consulate General of Mexico in New York, where he provided consular assistance and consular protection to Mexican nationals in criminal proceedings.

Emanuele Bardazzi, Italy
General Studies

Mr. Bardazzi received his law degree from Universita degli Studi di Pisa.  He holds masters degrees in both business law and alternative dispute resolution.  Prior to his arrival at Cardozo, he had his own practice in Italy, specializing in corporate law, bankruptcy, judicial debt collection, and litigation.

Heeman Chae, Korea
General Studies

Mr. Chae received his law degree from Seoul National University School of Law and further training from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of Korea.  Prior to attending Cardozo, he was a public prosecutor specializing in white-collar crime cases such as public corruption, corporate crimes, and financial and securities fraud.

Sandra Danowsky, Sweden
Intellectual Property

Ms. Danowsky received her law degree from the University of Stockholm.  She is an associate at Setterwalls advokatbyra in Stockholm where she works on intellectual property and dispute resolution matters.  Prior to attending Cardozo, she completed a judicial clerkship in the Swedish district court system.

Daniel Deccache, Brazil
Dispute Resolution and Advocacy

Mr. Deccache received his law degree from Faculdade Metropolitanas Unidas in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Prior to attending Cardozo, he was a lawyer at Deccache Advogados Associados where he worked on civil and commercial litigation matters as well as national and international arbitrations.

Alexandra Denger, Switzerland
Intellectual Property

Ms. Denger received her law degree from the University of Basel and is also admitted to the Bar in Switzerland.  She was legal counsel for Spirig Pharma Ltd of Switzerland, drafting and negotiating agreements, acting as trademark counsel and advising in a wide variety of legal matters such as employment law, competition law, health care law, and advertising regulations.

Deirdre Gadsby, UK
General Studies

Ms. Gadsby is a litigation solicitor who practiced employment and labor law in the United Kingdom for several years.  She received her legal training from the BPP Law School and University of Westminster.  She holds an LLM in Labour Law from Queen Mary, University of London, and graduated with honours in Management Studies from the University of West Indies.  She has also taught corporate law and business law courses at the University of Westminster and provided LLM academic support for Liverpool John Moores University.

Surakhbayar Galsan, Mongolia
General Studies

Mr. Galsan received his law degree from the law school of The National University of Mongolia.  Prior to enrolling at Cardozo Law, he was Partner and Managing Director of a Mongolian law firm.  He has extensive experience in corporate and commercial law and has served clients on a variety of matters pertaining to tax law, labor law, natural resource and mining issues, and foreign direct investment. 

Castor Gonzalez-Escobar, Venezuela
Intellectual Property

Mr. Gonzalez received his first law degree from Universidad Santa Maria in Caracas and an LLM in Intellectual Property from Universidad de los Andes in Merida, Venezuela.  Presently, he is a partner of the law firm, GR LEX, dealing with matters concerning unfair competition, infringement of Intellectual Property Rights and litigation.  He has taught and given lectures on copyright law, intellectual property law, and anti-counterfeiting.  He is active in numerous international Intellectual Property associations.

Nakia Hansen, US
Intellectual Property

Ms. Hansen received a JD from Temple University and a BA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She is a social/new media strategist who has advised organizations such as The College Board, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.

Neta Hassidim, Israel
Dispute Resolution and Advocacy

Ms. Hassidim received her Law degree and MBA from the College of Management in Tel Aviv. To complete her law degree Ms. Hassidim Earned a competitive position at at Weinstock, Zecler & Co., one of Israel’s leading Antitrust Law firms. Prior to attending Cardozo, she was in-house counsel and executive director of Office Plus (Tel Aviv), a worldwide service that owns and operates 1000+ shared worksites, offering full-service amenities to clients.

Phyllis Kaufman, US
General Studies

Ms. Kaufman received her law degree from Cardozo and her BA in anthropology from Bryn Mawr.  She is producing director and co-founder of Outside the Wire, a social impact company that uses theater and other media to address public health and social justice issues.  She was a partner in the media/entertainment practice groups of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz and Fish & Richardson.

Claire Lebe, France
Intellectual Property

Claire Lebe received her Master 1 in Business Law from Universite Paris-I, her Master 2 Professionnel in IP/IT Law from Universite Paris-Sud XI, and her Mastere Specialise from EM Lyon Business School.  Prior to attending Cardozo, she was an IP associate at Baker & McKenzie, Paris.

Giselda Metaliaj, Albania
General Studies

Giselda Metaliaj received her first law degree from the University of Tirana and her LLM in IP law from the University of Turin.  She has worked as a judiciary officer for the Prosecutor Office of Tirana District, a legal specialist for the Albania Ministry of Justice, and most recently as head of the Unit for Broadcasting Rights and Copyrights at the Albanian Audiovisual Media Authority.

Ruhy Narang, India
Intellectual Property

Ms. Narang received her law degree from the University of Delhi.  Prior to attending Cardozo, she worked as legal manager for Copal Partners, a Moody’s Corporation company, and as corporate counsel for Evalueserve.

Maria Paz Zarzar Encina, Chile
Dispute Resolution and Advocacy

Ms. Zarzar Encina received her first law degree and graduate certificate in Family Law from Universidad Diego Portales, Chile.  She also earned a graduate certificate in litigation and new procedures from Universidad Catolica de Chile.  She has been a litigator for SIV Abogados, representing clients in family law, civil law, and criminal law cases.  Most recently she worked as a family law attorney at Corporacion de Asistencia Judicial de Chile, representing low income defendants.   She has been a member of the Pro Bono Arbitration Program at Universidad Diego Portales since 2010.

Manuel Wegrostek, Austria
Intellectual Property

Mr. Wegrostek received his law degree from the University of Vienna Faculty of Law.  Upon graduation he worked in Singapore, Liechtenstein, and Zurich.  Most recently, he worked as an associate for the Vienna firm, Gassauer-Fleissner Attorneys at Law, where he specialized in IP and competition law. 

Aida Zerai, France
Intellectual Property

Ms. Zerai received her masters in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Paris VIII and her masters in Economics and Health Management from La Sorbonne.  She was the legal counsel for the Office of Licensing and Technology Transfer for Paris hospitals, and was responsible for managing the intellectual property assets of Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris.