• Bringing Law To Life: New Guidelines for Solitary Confinement

    Commitment to Social Justice
    Professor Alex Reinert won a settlement to end solitary confinement of juveniles and others in NY State prisons. As a teacher he says "I strive to reach every one of my students."
  • Real World Engagement
    The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Professor David Ravicher's challenge to gene patents. Prof. Ravicher teaches patent law and his case prevents corporations from patenting human genes that they isolate in laboratories.
  • Scholarship with Impact
    Professor Myriam Gilles testified at a the Senate Committee hearing as an expert in support of the proposed Arbitration Fairness Act.

At the heart of any great law school is its faculty. At Cardozo Law our world-class faculty members will know your name. Cardozo offers its faculty and students and environment that nurtures growth, creativity, serious scholarship and real-world engagement.

The charged and robust intellectual atmosphere here promotes ideas and initiatives that help shape the legal landscape. The scholarship and ambition of our faculty, representing every major field of law, is evident throughout the school and motivates students in the classroom. Professors are quoted in the news frequently, and many have active blogs, contribute articles and op-ed pieces to major media outlets, and are actively sought for academic conferences nationally and internationally. Preeminent lawyers and legal practitioners are frequent guests, meeting with students and sharing their experiences.

Faculty work with students on a wide range of academic events and conferences that bring to the school leaders in law, media, entertainment, finance and government to share their expertise and opinions with students. Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor, John Paul Stevens, Stephen G. Breyer and Sandra Day O’Connor have been featured at Cardozo events in the past three years. Renowned trial lawyers Theodore Olson and David Boies visited Cardozo to discuss some important constitutional cases, including their joint case challenging California's Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.

Six law journals provide unique opportunities. They include three journals ranked in the top 25—the Cardozo Law Review, the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution, and the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, which is ranked first in the country for arts, entertainment and sports law and first in the state of New York for intellectual property law.