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.

Professor Ed Zelinsky: The Continuing Benefits (and Costs) of the Giving Pledge

OUPblog - The recent news about charitable contributions in the United States has been encouraging. The Giving Pledge, sponsored by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, Jr., recently announced that another group of billionaires committed to leave a majority of their wealth to charity.

Professor Alex Stein in The Huffington Post: Reproductive Malpractice and the U.S. Military

The Huffington Post - Today, servicewomen see combat almost as their male counterparts and a greater proportion of women are commissioned officers. And many of these committed servicewomen start families while serving their country. Shockingly, however, they lack basic protection against even the most egregious malpractice during pregnancy.

Professor Marci Hamilton: Reform Should Follow Historic Steps by Scouts

Philadelphia Inquirer - Indeed, the time has come for a full accounting by all organizations responsible for child sex abuse. There is only one reliable route to accountability and full disclosure to the public: legal justice.

The National Center for Access to Justice at Cardozo in The American Lawyer - The Justice Gap: How Big Law Is Failing Legal Aid

The American Lawyer - Put another way, there's just one legal aid lawyer for every 8,893 low-income Americans who qualify for legal aid, according to the Justice Index, a project of the National Center for Access to Justice at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Professor Marci Hamilton on NPR: For Same-Sex Marriage Opponents, The Fight Is Far From Over

NPR - The battle is likely to be about more than bakeries, printers and flower shops. Marci Hamilton, a law professor at Yeshiva University's Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, says that the Supreme Court decision clearly makes exemptions for churches and ministers who don't want to preside over marriages of same-sex couples.

Professor Betsy Ginsberg in Capital New York: The Long Path to Reform at Rikers

Capital New York - Betsy Ginsberg, now the director of the civil rights clinic at Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law, litigated Ingles. She said that the problem with the private settlement between the city and the plaintiffs—which did not result in a court order, and certainly no monitor—was that “enforcement, and the looming power of the court, was not in the picture there."

Michel Rosenfeld Named University Professor of Law and Comparative Democracy

Cardozo Law Professor Michel Rosenfeld has been appointed a University Professor at Yeshiva University, becoming one of a prestigious few to be granted this honor for achieving outstanding goals in teaching, publications and research.

Professor Barry Scheck in the Daily News: Ending the Era of Wrongful Convictions in New York State

New York Daily News - For a decade, New York has failed to enact reform that would address two leading contributors to wrongful conviction: eyewitness misidentification and false confessions. There have been dire consequences.