Cardozo Clinic Gains Immigration Law Victory

Jenny Alcaide '16 speaks during a press conference on November 14 on the bill she and her colleagues largely wrote, changing NYC law related to immigration detainers. 

Cardozo Clinic Gains Immigration Law Victory 

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) out of Rikers initiative produces groundbreaking city legislation.

Cardozo Law's Indie Film Clinic Honored as Top 15 Most Innovative in U.S. by PreLaw Magazine

Cardozo Law's Indie Film Clinic Honored as Top 15 Most Innovative in U.S. by PreLaw Magazine

Cardozo Immigration Justice Clinic Involved: DHS Hit With Immigration Lawsuit

Washington Post - "This point is an important moment to push for action because the administration has made so many statements that they’re going to act, but they keep delaying and delaying," said Thomas Fritzche, a clinical teaching fellow at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University in New York. Fritzche is one of the attorneys representing the network.

Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund to Support The Indie Film Clinic at Cardozo School of Law

NEW YORK, NY – The Indie Film Clinic at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, which provides free legal services to New York independent filmmakers, has received a $750,000 grant from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.

Cardozo Alumna Helps Win Innocent Prisoner's Freedom

As a student in the Innocence Project clinic, Rachel Pecker '13 helped win Michael Morton's freedom after he spent 25 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. The Innocence Project was started in 1992 at Cardozo Law by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld. It pioneered the use of DNA evidence to prove the innocence of those who have been wrongly convicted.

Immigration Justice Clinic Instrumental to Making This Happen: NYC Council Bill Challenges Detainment Orders

Wall Street Journal - Jenny Alcaide, of Cardozo School of Law's Immigration Justice Clinic, said the bill "puts New York City at the vanguard of a national movement to use municipal power to promote immigrant rights and racial justice."

Human Rights and Genocide Clinic Wins Victory in Ecuador: Time for Individuals to Request Asylum Extended

In Decision No. 002-0524, the Court declared Articles 27, 33, and 48 of Presidential Decree 1182 unconstitutional, extending the time for individuals to request asylum from 15 days to three months and the time to appeal from three to 15 days.

Blog: More than Two-Thirds of Minors Appearing in U.S. Immigration Courts Not Represented by an Attorney

Global Post - That reality is part of what drives the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP), launched November last year. The program aims to provide legal counsel for all poor immigrants in New York City and is based on a 2011 study, which found that legal counsel was a major factor for successful outcomes in immigration cases.

Life in the Box: Youth in Solitary Confinement

In the upcoming issue of Cardozo Life, we profile the Cardozo professors and students who have been working to expose and end the use of solitary confinement in corrections systems. Check out a sneak peak: 

 

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.