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.

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Professor Dan Ravicher's Challenge to Gene Patents

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a major case that invalidates patents on two genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The case was brought by Professor Dan Ravicher of Cardozo School of Law, along with the ACLU.

Prof. Barbara Kolsun Quoted in the WSJ on Alibaba's Controversial Admission to the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition

The Wall Street Journal - Roughly two dozen brands and other IACC members have privately expressed support in emails and phone calls for Michael Kors’s position but are reluctant to be named because they are working with Alibaba on removing counterfeits, according to Barbara Kolsun, a former IACC chair and a professor at the Cardozo School of Law in New York.

Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World

April 18, 2016 - Students and faculty joined Linda Hirshman, author of the best-selling book Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World, for a fun and informative coversation about these two monumental justices. Ms. Hirshman was joined by Professors Kate Shaw and Julie Suk. The talk, which was followed by a book signing, was presented by the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy at Cardozo School of Law. 

From Harper Collins

Prof. Ekow Yankah Voted Onto Board of the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights Under the Law

Professor Ekow Yankah has been nominated and voted on the board of the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights Under the Law, one of the country's oldest and most important civil rights organizations.

Prof. Kate Shaw Speaks to ABC News on the Supreme Court Immigration Case

ABC News - This case involves the administration’s 2014 announcement that it intends to grant “deferred action” — essentially, temporary relief from the threat of deportation — to millions of people living in the United States without legal status.

Prof. Marci Hamilton Quoted in The Guardian: Windows Closing for Clergy Sex Abuse Victims to Sue Catholic Church

The Guardian - “We went through decades when powerful institutions, including a lot of religious institutions, ignored the signs that children were being sexually abused and finally, we’re turning the tide on that,” said Marci Hamilton, a professor at Cardozo School of Law. “The only way we can possibly get justice for these victims is to permit them to revive their civil statutes of limitations.”

The Promise of a 'No-Jail' Recommendation: Prof. Jonathan Oberman's Op-Ed in the NYLJ

New York Law Journal - On its face, removed from the defining historical and social context, Thompson's recommendation has much to commend it.

Prof. Jessica Roth Quoted in The New York Times: Experts See Risks, and Logic, in Skeloses’ Appeal for No Prison Time

The New York Times - Jessica A. Roth, a former federal prosecutor who teaches at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, said that because the recommendations of the probation office, the prosecution and the defense can have “an anchoring effect” on a judge, there may be “a strategic benefit” for the defense to seek probation, to try to “set that anchor low.”

Prof. Ellen Yaroshefsky Quoted in the The News Tribune: Ethics Probe Clears Lindquist, But New Allegations Arise

The News Tribune - “Assuming it’s true, it’s unethical, a misuse of power and an indictable offense,” said Ellen Yaroshefsky, a professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. She directs ethics courses within the school and consults on legal ethics for other organizations, including the American Bar Association.