Bringing Law To Life: New Guidelines for Solitary Confinement



Dec 16, 2015

A lawsuit filed by Professor Alex Reinert, along with the New York Civil Liberties Union and the law firm Morrison & Foerster, has led to far-reaching changes in the way state prisons use solitary confinement. The settlement with New York State will reduce the number of inmates held in solitary confinement, eliminate solitary as punishment for all minor violations, limit the duration of most solitary sentences, and increase rehabilitative features in solitary and end most of its dehumanizing aspects.


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Jan 5, 2015

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.

Dec 4, 2014

My New York: Alexandra Simmerson '14

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.

Nov 12, 2014

Shawna Benston '14 and Michelle Chu '15 are the winners of a writing competition held by the Elder and Special Needs Law Journal, which is a publication of the NYSBA's Elder and Special Needs Section.

Oct 14, 2014

Cardozo Alumna Helps Innocence Project Win Michael Morton's Freedom After Wrongful Conviction

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.

Sep 22, 2014

Jon Henes, Cardozo School of Law, “Don’t Look Back, Today is the Day” - September 10, 2014

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.

 

Sep 10, 2014

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.

 

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