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.
The National Law Journal lists Cardozo among the top 50 schools with the highest percentage of 2015 graduates in what the publication describes as the "gold standard for lawyer jobs." The New York Law Journal says, "Cardozo Law Dean Melanie Leslie attributed the improving fortunes of its graduates to a 'top-to-bottom' review of its placement strategies as well as reviewing where growth is occurring in the New York legal market. 'The key has been understanding the job market and providing the right information and connections to our graduates,' Leslie said."
New York Times - However, the dismissal of charges does not undo the damage to the reputations of the so-called Brownsville Five, teenagers ages 14 to 18, including one who is my client. Because they were tried in adult court, their names were made public and were reported widely in the news media, smearing them for the rest of their lives.