Professor Peter Markowitz Helps Draft Memo to President Obama Asking to Pardon Some Green Card Holders

December 20, 2016 The New York Times - Professor Peter L. Markowitz joined a group of more than 100 advocacy organizations in writing a memo to President Obama asking that he pardon green card holders with minor criminal records before he leaves office. 

Luis Mancheno, Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Immigration Justice Clinic on Public Radio International: "I Know You Voted For Trump For a Better Future. But Please Don't Forget My Future."

Trump has also pledged to pass the First Amendment Defense Act during the first 100 days of his administration. The law prohibits the government from taking action against anyone who “believes or acts in accordance with a religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman.”

Cardozo Law Receives $1 Million for Human Rights Clinic from Benjamin Ferencz, Legendary Nazi War Crimes Prosecutor

The donation will go toward Cardozo’s Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic, which will be renamed the Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic.

Cardozo's Bet Tzedek Clinic Represents Children in Need of Speech Generating Devices in Suit Against NY Health Dept

The New York State Department of Health wrongly denies speech-generating devices and access aids to Medicaid-eligible children and adults who need these devices to treat their expressive communication disabilities, a proposed class action lawsuit says.

Criminal Appeals Clinic Registers Victory; Ruling Expands Right of Defendant to Cross-Examine Police Witnesses on Prior Misconduct

Reversing a conviction for gun possession based solely on police testimony, the ruling expanded the right of a defendant to cross-examine police witnesses about prior, though not necessarily criminal, misconduct. Elsa Mitsoglou '14, briefed and argued the appeal at both the Appellate Division and the Court of Appeals.

Cardozo School of Law Announces Jennifer Kim as Director of Externships

Dean Melanie Leslie has announced that Jennifer Kim will serve as director of externships, overseeing the law school’s field clinics and externship programs. Kim brings to the job her experience as a lawyer, clinical legal educator and Cardozo career counselor.

Dean Leslie Announces Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin as Director of the Indie Film Clinic

Dean Melanie Leslie has announced that Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin will become the Director of the Indie Film Clinic and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at Cardozo School of Law. Ms. Greenberg-Kobrin will also serve as Senior Fellow and Director of the Leadership Program at the Heyman Center for Corporate Governance.

Immigration Justice Clinic Work Praised In NY Times Op-Ed

In New York City, an immigration public defender system developed in conjunction with Cardozo Law School and funded by the New York City Council attempts to address this problem by providing legal assistance to detainees through the Bronx Defenders, Brooklyn Defender Services and the Legal Aid Society.