Northwest Public Television - “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.”
Professor Alexander Reinert of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law joined the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), Covington & Burling LLP, and attorney Michael Winger representing the plaintiffs in a United States Supreme Court case to be argued in January 2017. They filed their brief this week defending an appellate decision that the lawyers argue is critically important as a deterrent against the future use of executive power to engage in religious and racial profiling and torture.
December 20, 2016 The New York Times - Professor Peter L. Markowitz joined a group of more than 100 advocacy organizations in writing a memo to President Obama asking that he pardon green card holders with minor criminal records before he leaves office.
Many professionals will tell you that studying theory doesn’t compare to doing something for real. That sort of experiential teaching is central to one of Cardozo’s most innovative programs: ITAP, the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program.
On December 10, 2016, Congress approved legislation that will make it easier to reclaim art confiscated during World War II. According to The New York Times, "the measure will loosen, and standardize across the country, the statute of limitations on claims for the return of looted art."