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ALUMNI


Alumni Admitted to Supreme Court
Be A Leader Of The Alumni Association
Connect with Cardozo On-Line
Law Review Alumni Party
Make Sure You Are Listed in the New Directory
Parents Visit for Brunch & Tour
Capital Campaign Supports Lobby and Library Renovations
Naming Gift Opportunities in the Campaign for Cardozo
Parents Participate in Cardozo’s Future
Annual Fund Has Record Year
Support Cardozo’s Public Interest Law Programs
Letters



Alumni Admitted to Supreme Court
On March 20, 12 Cardozo graduates met in Washington, DC for admission to the US Supreme Court. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor joined the group for breakfast, and Marci Hamilton, Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law, made the motion for the group. If you would like to be admitted next year, please call the Office of Alumni Affairs at 212-790-0293. The next Cardozo group admission will be held on March 31 and April 1, 2003. To be eligible, you must be admitted to practice for three years. While in Washington, DC, Dean David Rudenstine and administrators caught up with local alumni. The law firm of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker hosted a reception, thanks to the efforts of Jeff Ifrah ’92.

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Jessica Bassuk ’96 Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Jennifer Bassuk ’96.

Back row (from left): Aryeh Guttenberg ’79, Judah Prero ’96. Middle: Lisa Lee ’94, Ya Fang Cheng ’94, Sharon Adams ’94, Alisa Yamnarm ’94. Front: Maria Park ’95, Tali Sehati ’98, Joel Zand ’93, Jessica Bassuk ’96, Romilda Crocamo ’91(J.D.) and ’00 (LL.M.). Not pictured: Irene Feldman ’88. Back row (from left): Aryeh Guttenberg ’79, Judah Prero ’96. Middle: Lisa Lee ’94, Ya Fang Cheng ’94, Sharon Adams ’94, Alisa Yamnarm ’94. Front: Maria Park ’95, Tali Sehati ’98, Joel Zand ’93, Jennifer Bassuk ’96, Romilda Crocamo ’91(J.D.) and ’00 (LL.M.). Not pictured: Irene Feldman ’88.



Be A Leader Of The Alumni Association
In June, the Alumni Association Executive Committee will conclude its first two-year term. This is a perfect time to consider a leadership role. If you would like to see your ideas come to fruition, call Barbara Birch, director of alumni affairs, at 212-790-0293.


Connect with Cardozo On-Line
The Cardozo On-Line Community is up and running, and you are encouraged to take advantage of this excellent resource. The On-Line Community allows alumni to locate other graduates using an online directory. The directory can be searched by class, geographic region, or area of practice, in addition to offering other valuable resources. To register today, visit the alumni web page at www.cardozo.yu.edu/alumni and click on On-Line Community.


Law Review Alumni Party
More than 125 current and past editors of the Law Review, members of the faculty, and administrators celebrated at Abigael’s on West 38th Street at the annual alumni party. Among the attendees were: (all from left)


Craig Brody ’00 and Tani Cohen ’03 Craig Brody ’00 and Tani Cohen ’03


Timur Slenim ’99 and Jason Vogel ’99 Timur Slenim ’99 and Jason Vogel ’99
Susan Schwab ’00 and Prof. Stewart Sterk Susan Schwab ’00 and Prof. Stewart Sterk


Jeremy Samson ’02, Martha Griffin ’03, Jordana Lambert ’03, Peter Luneau ’03 Jeremy Samson ’02, Martha Griffin ’03, Jordana Lambert ’03, Peter Luneau ’03


Make Sure You Are Listed in the New Directory
The Office of Alumni Affairs has engaged Harris Publishing Company to produce a new Cardozo alumni directory. Please take a moment to complete and return the questionnaire, which you should have received in the mail. Your updated information can then be included in this important reference. You may choose to exclude information from the printed directory by indicating your preferences on the form. You may also update your record online; refer to your questionnaire to access the online version. Thank you for your cooperation in making the directory a useful resource.


Parents Visit for Brunch And Tour
Current students and their parents spent a Sunday at Cardozo this fall. They toured the building to see the latest renovations, sat in on clinic workshops, and during brunch enjoyed a special address by Cardozo Board member and US Senator Frank Lautenberg (at right). Parents were led by tour guide Deborah Ginsburg ’03.
Tour Grouip
US Senator Frank Lautenberg


Capital Campaign Supports Lobby and Library Renovations
Capital Campaign Supports Lobby and Library Renovations As the Campaign for Cardozo enters its final phase, several donors have made gifts and pledges totaling $16.5 of the $25 million needed for capital improvements during phase one of the campaign. Rachel Sussman, a longtime friend and donor of Yeshiva University, has pledged more than $380,000 towards the renovation of the library entrance.
Among other generous gifts are $100,000 commitments from Rachel Warren ’92, Cardozo Board member and a partner at Davidoff & Malito, and Nate Kacew ’98, president of The Gifted Portfolio, making them the newest members of the Jacob Burns Pillars of Justice Society. Graduates who pledge gifts of $100,000 payable within five years are invited to join this group, named for Cardozo’s late board chairman.
Alumni who wish to make a gift of $100,000 but desire a more flexible time span in which to fulfill their pledge are invited to join the Scales of Justice Society. For more information about the Campaign for Cardozo or either giving society, contact Debbie Niederhoffer, director of development, 212-790-0270.


Naming Gift Opportunities in the Campaign for Cardozo
$5 Million and above
• To name the renovated lobby
• To name an academic center

$3 Million and above
• To name the 11th Street residence
• To endow an academic program, such as the
    Intellectual Property Law Program
• To endow a clinic: Bet Tzedek, Criminal Law,
    Criminal Appeals, Tax, Mediation, or Holocaust
    Claims Restitution
• To endow the dean’s chair

$1 Million and above
• To endow a professorial chair
• To name a floor:
    2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th, 11th
• To endow a full scholarship fund
• To endow a fund for curricular innovation

$500,000 and above
• To endow a faculty research fund
• To name the dean’s suite
• To name the board room
• To name the 59-seat lobby classroom

$100,000 and above
• To endow a partial scholarship
• To name a high-tech classroom
• To endow a student internship
• To name the Intellectual Property Research
    Collection, the New York Research Collection,
    or the Legal & Jurisprudence Research
    Collections

$25,000 and above
• To name faculty and student offices
• To name seminar rooms

Below $25,000
• To name chairs in the new Moot Court Room
• To name collections in the library


Parents Participate in Cardozo’s Future
The Parent’s Annual Fund has raised nearly $20,000 to support a variety of projects, including clinics, public interest summer stipends, the loan repayment program, and the building fund. Parents of students and alumni play an important role at Cardozo by giving time, resources, and gifts. A number of parents also serve on the Cardozo Board of Directors. To learn how you can become more involved or to make a donation, please contact Melissa S. Cohen at 212-790-0270. Mail donations to The Parents Annual Fund, Cardozo, 55 Fifth Avenue, Room 1049, New York, NY 10003.

Annual Fund Has Record Year
Annual Fund Has Record Year The alumni Annual Fund is having its most successful year ever, but your participation is still needed! Gifts made before June 30 will significantly improve the Law School’s ability to offer scholarship funds to incoming students, or you may direct your gift to any other area of need. When considering a gift, please keep in mind the following:
• The more alumni who give to Cardozo, the greater our leverage when asking for foundation support.
• As Cardozo’s reputation grows, so does the prestige of your degree.
• Every gift counts, regardless of the amount.
• Each gift made to Cardozo is used for Law School needs and no other.
The Law School, in the midst of a capital campaign, is raising significant funds for building improvements and other areas of great need. However, this does not replace the need for annual support from alumni. The Annual Fund is one way to give at any level. Please use the Annual Fund envelope to make your gift today.


Support Cardozo’s Public Interest Law Programs
Cardozo is dedicated to helping students who wish to pursue careers in public interest law. The Law School recognizes the struggle of financing an education and pursuing a career in this demanding field. Consider the following:
FINANCING AN EDUCATION AND CAREER IN PUBLIC INTEREST LAW*
Average Indebtedness of US Law School Graduate:    $    87,898
Average Starting Salary of US Law School Graduate:     $    80,000    (Private Sector)
Average Starting Salary of US Law School Graduate:     $    34,000    (Public Sector)
Monthly Net Income for Person Earning $34,000/year:     $    2,074
Monthly Debt Service on $87,898 Indebtedness:    $    1,078    (10-year plan)
Monthly Salary Remaining for Living Expenses:    $    996
Cardozo helps two ways:
• A Public Interest Summer Stipend Program encourages students to engage in public interest and public sector legal internships. Grants of $3,250 are awarded to first- and second-year students who have secured unpaid summer internships with public interest and public sector law offices. Awards are based upon demonstrated commitment to and/or background in public interest law, in combination with financial need.
• The Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) is designed to encourage and support graduates to pursue careers in public interest law. In their first years out of law school, graduates with large educational debts who enter public interest law may apply for grants to help pay their loans.

When making an Annual Fund gift, you may designate either of these programs to support those Cardozo students and graduates pursuing work in the public interest arena.

* All numbers are taken from the National Association for Public Interest Law’s document Loan
    Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAPs) Overview and are for the year 2000.


Letters
Thank you for providing me with the Summer 2001 issue of Cardozo Life.  I appreciate receiving the publication for my review and placement in my chambers’ library. I would certainly welcome and seriously consider applications for positions of law clerk from your top qualifying students who may be interested in such a postgraduate position.
Kermit Edward Bye
United States Circuit Judge
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
Fargo, ND


I am writing to tell you of one of ours that should be trumpeted in the next issue of Cardozo Life.  I have enclosed the 11/5/01 issue of People magazine. Jackie Haberfeld [on page 114 in that issue] is a Cardozo graduate (1991); she is an incredible person who has, in the wake of the September 11 tragedy, truly shone as a hero. At Cardozo, Jackie was SBA president. She is a motivated person who makes things happen, but more than that she is a phenomenal human being who is incredibly intelligent with a huge heart. I am lucky to have her as a friend. Cardozo is lucky to count her among its alumni.
Stacey Richman ‘01
Law Offices of Murray Richman
NYC
This letter inspired the story on pp. 25–29, in which Ms. Haberfeld and other Cardozo heroes are featured.