Dean Diller Receives AALS Rhode Award for Achievement in Public Service

Recognizing Dean Matthew Diller’s leadership in legal education and public service, the AALS Section on Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities awarded him with the 2014 Deborah L. Rhode Award. Dean Diller has a decades-long record of distinguished work in public service, which includes legal representation, scholarly research, public advocacy, and innovative leadership in legal education.

Professor Deborah Pearlstein on Huffington Post Live: Should The U.S. Start Negotiating With Terrorists?

Huffington Post Live - Before James Foley's execution, the Islamic State demanded a $312 million ransom which the U.S. refused. Should America change its policy against negotiating with terrorists? And why did the U.S. make a deal for Bowe Bergdahl but not Foley?

Professor Richard Weisberg: Hobby Lobby and the First Amendment

OUP Academic - The recent Hobby Lobby decision, which ruled that corporations with certain religious beliefs were no longer required to provide insurance that covers contraception for their female employees — as mandated by Obamacare — hinged on a curious piece of legislation from 1993.

Revamped Cardozo Courses Stress Practical Skills

New York Law Journal - After spending the past year testing potential changes to its second- and third-year curriculum, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is rolling out new and revamped offerings this fall with an emphasis on practical lawyering skills.

Professor Marci Hamilton on the Hobby Lobby Decision: A Minefield of Extreme Religious Liberty

New York Times - In her dissent on Monday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stated that the "court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield."

Professor Deborah Pearlstein: Bombing Iraq Doesn’t Just Pose Serious Questions of Domestic Law

Opinio Juris - My blogospheric colleagues have begun debating whether the Administration has sufficient domestic legal authority to proceed with what the Times has called a “targeted, highly selective campaign of airstrikes against Sunni militants in Iraq” – reportedly now under contemplation.

Professor Barry Scheck: Is this the year NY acts to prevent wrongful convictions?

Newsday - With 29 exonerations since 1989, New York State has the third-largest number of wrongful convictions overturned by DNA testing in the country.

NYLJ: Cardozo Law Launches Data Law Initiative

New York Law Journal - The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law announced Thursday that it will offer a Data Law Initiative program this fall, with the goal of graduating tech-savvy lawyers to help businesses and law firms as more of the world's data and communication moves online.

Vice Dean Edward Stein Stepping Down, Professor Melanie Leslie to Become First Alumna to Serve as Vice Dean

Dean Matthew Diller has announced that Edward Stein will step down from his role as Vice Dean on July 1, 2014, and Professor Melanie Leslie will become the first Cardozo School of Law graduate to take over the Vice Dean position.

Professor Ekow Yankah One of Top 50 Under 50 Lawyers

Congrats to Professor Yankah!