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.

Cardozo Restructures Upper Level Curriculum

CARDOZO SCHOOL OF LAW RESTRUCTURES UPPER LEVEL CURRICULUM

·       New Professional Tracks Designed to Prepare Students for Legal Employment

·       Practical Lawyering To Be Required of all Students

·       Immersion and Simulation Courses Expanded

Human Rights and Genocide Clinic Releases Amicus Brief Calling on Ecuador to Revoke Decree on Refugees

Ecuador should revoke a presidential decree that includes provisions that violate basic rights of refugees provided for by international law, The Refugee Representation Project of the Human Rights and Genocide Clinic said today.

Professor Scheck Organizes the First Public Defender's Forensics College

Public defenders from around the country are gathering at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law from June 8 to 13, 2014, to train in the most current complex forensic science issues. Cardozo Law and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) hosted the inaugural, first-of-its-kind NACDL-Cardozo Law National Forensic College (NFC), with an aim in ultimately significantly decreasing the number of people incarcerated via wrongful convictions.

David Samson '93, President of Miami Marlins, Elected as New Chair of the Cardozo Board of Overseers

Dean Matthew Diller announced today that David Samson ’93, President of the Miami Marlins, has been elected Chair of the Cardozo Board of Overseers.

Aaron Wright '05 to Direct New Tech Startup Clinic at Cardozo Law

Professor Wright is a Cardozo alumnus who co-founded the highly successful wiki-based company ArmchairGM, a sports database that was sold to Wikia in 2006.

Human Rights & Genocide Clinic Releases Compendium Detailing Blasphemy Laws Challenging Human Rights Worldwide

Human Rights First and the Human Rights and Genocide Clinic of Cardozo Law School today released the first publicly available compendium to outline blasphemy laws from around the world. The compilation is a useful tool for human rights defenders, governments, civil society leaders and legal experts working to combat abuses created by blasphemy laws that permit the prosecution of individuals for defaming or insulting religions.

Cardozo Data Law Initiative Launches

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Groundbreaking Program Will Offer Legal Training in Information Governance, E-Discovery, Data Privacy, Social Media Law, and Cybersecurity.

Vice Dean Edward Stein Stepping Down, Professor Melanie Leslie to Become First Alumna to Serve as Vice Dean

Dean Matthew Diller has announced that Edward Stein will step down from his role as Vice Dean on July 1, 2014, and Professor Melanie Leslie will become the first Cardozo School of Law graduate to take over the Vice Dean position.

CJCR Honors Jed Melnick '99, Names its Annual Symposium the Jed D. Melnick Annual Symposium of the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution

In recognition of distinguished alumnus Jed Melnick’s service to the law school and his generous gift in support of the Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution, Dean Matthew Diller has announced that the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution’s annual symposium will now be titled the Jed D. Melnick Symposium of the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution.