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.

Congratulations to the Winners of the Monrad G. Paulsen Competition

The Monrad G. Paulsen Competition is an intramural moot court competition where 2Ls and 3Ls earn an academic credit. Students must write a brief based on a criminal law problem written by members of the Moot Court Honor Society and then compete in oral arguments.

Dean Melanie Leslie Addresses Incoming Students (video)

Dean Melanie Leslie spoke with Cardozo's incoming class of 2019 at orientation on Thursday, August 18, 2016. The students, who are part of the school's 40th class, learned about Cardozo's history of ambition, innovation, leadership and activism. "It's our 40th year, so I want to talk about the things that have made the law school great," said Dean Leslie. "The four values that characterize us and explain why we're different than other law schools."

Cardozo Day-One Welcome for the Class of 2019 (video)

Members of Cardozo's class of 2019 took time out from meeting faculty and their fellow students to talk a bit about why they chose the law school. 

Cardozo Celebrates 40 Years with Public Events and Reflections on Major Milestones

A lot has happened from Cardozo Law's founding in 1976 to the first day of classes in 2016. The school kicks-off a year-long celebration to highlight the enormous achievements made by our faculty, alumni and students over 40 years.

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 Law’s Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic Assists Win in European Court of Human Rights Nondiscrimination Case

The Cardozo Law Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic joined Minority Rights Group and Human Rights Watch in an amicus curiae brief in support of Pilav’s claims.

Class of 2016 Celebrates Commencement

The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law class of 2016 celebrated a joyous commencement on May 31, 2016 at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center.

Cardozo School of Law Announces New Dean of Career Services, Neil Sirota

Dean Melanie Leslie has announced that Neil Sirota will become Cardozo’s associate dean of career services this June.

Benjamin Ferencz Awarded Cardozo's International Advocate for Peace Award

He brought Nazi war criminals to trial, negotiated reparations for concentration camp victims, and went on to be one of the founders of the International Criminal Court. On April 11, 2016, Cardozo students awarding the International Advocate for Peace Award had the privilege of hearing Benjamin Ferencz describe his work in detail.