Matthew Diller will leave his position as the dean of Cardozo School of Law at the end of the academic year in June 2015 to become the dean of Fordham Law School, where he spent 16 years as a professor and associate dean.
In the My New York video series, students and alumni speak about their professional and personal connections to New York City. In this video, Cardozo Law alumna Alexandra Simmerson '14 talks about studying fashion law in New York City.
As a student in the Innocence Project clinic, Rachel Pecker '13 helped win Michael Morton's freedom after he spent 25 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. The Innocence Project was started in 1992 at Cardozo Law by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld. It pioneered the use of DNA evidence to prove the innocence of those who have been wrongly convicted.
Jonathan Henes '96 visited Cardozo Law in September 2014 to talk to students about his road to success, saying "you never want to stop growing, you always want to continue to grow." His talk was part of the Dean's Speaker Series lunchtime events.
In the upcoming issue of Cardozo Life, we profile Kian Khatibi '14, who was convicted and sent to prison for almost 10 years for two stabbings he did not commit. Khatibi graduated from Cardozo School of Law this May. View a sneak preview of the article.