Conviction: How Kian Khatibi '14 Turned a Nearly Decade-Long Wrongful Prison Sentence Into the Drive to Earn a Law Degree

In the upcoming issue of Cardozo Life, we profile Kian Khatibi '14, who was convicted and sent to prison for almost 10 years for two stabbings he did not commit. Khatibi graduated from Cardozo School of Law this May. View a sneak preview of the article.

 

Meet the New Vice Dean, Melanie Leslie

Cardozo law alumna and professor Melanie Leslie took her post this summer as the school's new vice dean. Read about her rise from Cardozo Law student, to professor, to vice dean in the upcoming issue of Cardozo Life:

 

Game On: Cardozo's Sports Law Stars

In the fall 2014 edition of Cardozo Life magazine, we profile six alumni who are big names in the sports law field. Check out their stories:

 

Rachel Pecker '13 on Helping Free Michael Morton as an Intern at the Innocence Project

Cardozo alumna Rachel Pecker '13 worked on the case as a student and intern in the Innocence Project. Here, she recounts her experience on the case, and what it was like to be there when Morton was freed.

Cardozo Honors for the Class of 2014

Summa Cum Laude

Harry R. Kaplan
Elin B. Lassen
Matthew F. Longobardi
Yan Slavinskiy (Brandeis Award)


Magna Cum Laude

David Samson '93, President of Miami Marlins, Elected as New Chair of the Cardozo Board of Overseers

Dean Matthew Diller announced today that David Samson ’93, President of the Miami Marlins, has been elected Chair of the Cardozo Board of Overseers.

Law School Alumni Going Strong

Young Island - For myself, the event was not only fun and a great way to reconnect with my classmates, but an opportunity to meet other Cardozo alumni, learn about their experiences and get some great advice. I was happy to see how approachable and kind everyone was, and I had great conversations with alumni from each class.

22nd Cardozo Public Service Auction Smashes Fundraising Record

Thanks to the hard work and generosity of the entire Cardozo community, the 22nd annual Cardozo Public Service Auction brought in $620,000, smashing last year's record. The auction's success means that 254 Cardozo students (every eligible student) will receive a generous $4-5,000 stipend to work in areas of public interest law over the summer

Inspire! Awards Honor Those Dedicated to Indigent Defense

The Inspire! Awards on January 30, 2014 honored community members dedicated to providing the highest quality defense representation to those unable to afford an attorney.

Hon. Martin Shulman '81 and Arthur M. Luxenberg '84 Honored at Annual Alumni Dinner

Cardozo Law congratulates our alumni of the year, Arthur M. Luxenberg '84, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. and Hon. Martin Shulman '81, Associate Justice, Appellate Term, 1st Judicial Department Justice, Supreme Court, New York County.