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.
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.
Dean Melanie Leslie has announced that Jennifer Kim will serve as director of externships, overseeing the law school’s field clinics and externship programs. Kim brings to the job her experience as a lawyer, clinical legal educator and Cardozo career counselor.
Dean Melanie Leslie has announced that Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin will become the Director of the Indie Film Clinic and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at Cardozo School of Law. Ms. Greenberg-Kobrin will also serve as Senior Fellow and Director of the Leadership Program at the Heyman Center for Corporate Governance.
In New York City, an immigration public defender system developed in conjunction with Cardozo Law School and funded by the New York City Council attempts to address this problem by providing legal assistance to detainees through the Bronx Defenders, Brooklyn Defender Services and the Legal Aid Society.
The Public Service Stipend raises money for students so that they can pursue otherwise uncompensated internships in the public sector. It is supported in part by the Annual Public Service Auction. In this video, some of the recipients of the stipend talk about their experiences.