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.

Should A.I. Computers Be Named As Inventors on Patents? Professor Brett Frischmann Weighs In

Brett Frischmann is skeptical. In an email, Frischmann, the Microsoft visiting professor of information and technology policy at Princeton University and a professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, told Seeker he wasn't convinced that granting A.I. systems patents would optimize innovation and have a positive economic impact.

Professor Christopher Buccafusco Speaks to WSJ on Copyrighting of Graffiti: "McDonalds Has a Graffiti Problem"

But proving that may not be so simple, said Christopher Buccafusco, an intellectual-property scholar at Cardozo School of Law in New York who isn't involved in the case. For Ms. Berreau to prevail, he said, she’ll have to show that McDonald’s interior designers copied the “SACE” logo and also prove that the tag in question possesses an originality distinguishable from generic graffiti.

Professor David Rudenstine’s Book, "The Age of Deference: The Supreme Court, National Security, and the Constitutional Order" Sparks Vibrant Debate

A panel of distinguished experts captivated a packed Jacob Burns Moot Court Room on September 19 with a robust and lively discussion of the Supreme Court’s approach to the executive branch in cases involving national security over the past seven decades.

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.

Professor Buccafusco Talks About U.S. Supreme Court Cheerleading Uniform Copyright Case

Professor Christopher Buccafusco discusses the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case involving copyright and cheerleader uniforms. 

Professor Michel Rosenfeld's Book Excerpted by "Le Monde"

Professor Michel Rosenfeld's book Democracies sous stress: les defis du terrorisme global (Democracies Under stress: The Challenges Posed By Global Terrorism) was published on October 5, 2016 by Presses Universitaires de France (PUF).

Professor Alexander Reinert on "Right to Yelp Act"

According to the article in the SF Chronicle, Professor Reinert called the Speak Free Act unconstitutional in testimony before the House, and said that it "could 'impose significant barriers to important civil rights and public interest litigation,' and intrudes into states' rights.

"NYC Project Shows Value of Legal Aid in Immigration Court": Professor Peter Markowitz Quoted in Crime and Justice News

Crime and Justice News - “No family can have a loved one locked up and deported, simply because they can’t afford counsel,” says Peter Markowitz, director of the Immigration Justice Clinic at Cardozo School of Law. “That’s not justice, and we don’t do that in New York.”