J.D. PROGRAM - Yeshiva University

J.D. PROGRAM - Yeshiva University
J.D. PROGRAM - Yeshiva University
             INSIDE:5 Our Unique View of Legal
             Education 8 You’ll Take Manhattan

             –-a Magnet for Legal Talent 13 Career
             Support from Day One 18 A Rich and
             Broad Curriculum 31 Leadership in

INNOVATION   Public Service 33 Hands-On Learning:
             Clinics, Practical Opportunities,
             Journals, and Conferences 44 Our
             Outstanding Faculty Are Here for You
             49 Inclusion Unites Us 50 Our Global
             Alumni Network Will Work for You
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As a longtime faculty member, alumna and now dean, I am proud of Cardozo’s
intellectual vigor, creative and entrepreneurial spirit and deep connections to the   Cardozo takes you
                                                                                      where you want to go.
New York City legal community. There is a unique Cardozo spirit that permeates
all aspects of the legal education we offer. I invite you to come for a visit.

—Melanie Leslie ’91, Dean and Professor of Law
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      Cardozo nurtures lawyers who
      are powerful problem solvers
      and creative thinkers.

The Cardozo approach to legal education combines the highest level of intellectual
engagement between students and faculty with an ambitious and practical
approach to the application of law. We hold a commitment to the words of the great
Supreme Court Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo, who said that “the final cause of law
is the welfare of society.” Cardozo faculty members teach the legal fundamentals
with exceptional skill and passion. They also teach their students how to creatively
apply the law to their clients’ lives and how to anticipate and address cultural shifts
that call for legal responses.
    Lawyers make a difference in people’s lives every day and provide solutions
to our society’s deepest challenges. Cardozo students don’t just digest the law:
they wrestle with it, challenge it and learn to shape it.

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We have a unique
    approach to
    legal education.
    To thrive and achieve career success in today’s legal
    landscape, law students must acquire a set of
    complementary skills that are equal parts intellectual
    and practical. Our renowned faculty provide a
    superb grounding in both the essential principles

    that underpin our justice system and their practical
    application. They are highly ethical practitioners,
    committed to teaching the values of sound legal
    theory in the pursuit of justice for all.
                                                                After taking a few years off after
       Cardozo students build on this academic founda-
                                                                undergrad, I was nervous to jump
    tion through hands-on learning, experiencing the
                                                                back into school, but Cardozo
    real challenges and opportunities they will
                                                                seemed like the perfect fit. From
    encounter in their legal careers. Cardozo is well
                                                                their central location in the heart
    known for clinics that consistently secure substantial
                                                                of New York City to their amazing
    results for clients as well as for extensive experiential
                                                                faculty and their renowned
    opportunities off campus.
                                                                programs such as the Innocence
       There is no better place to hone these skills than
                                                                Project and the FAME Center, I
    New York City, a business and legal center where
                                                                knew I needed to be a part of such
    opportunities for our students are practically
                                                                a vibrant community. Of course,
    limitless. Here at Cardozo, you’ll gain a critical legal
                                                                the work is challenging, but I find
    perspective that prepares you for success whether
                                                                that we have an incredible amount
    you practice around the corner or across the globe.
                                                                of resources, so I feel supported
                                                                rather than overwhelmed. It’s been
                                                                a great time thus far, and I can’t
                                                                wait to see what the next few

                                                                years have in store.

                                                                Jenny Barajas ’21

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                                                                                                  New York City
                                                                                                  has it all.

                                                                                                  Cardozo will
                                                                                                  open doors
                                                                                                  for you.
                     A MAGNET FOR LEGAL TALENT                                                    Cardozo is vitally linked to the
                                                                                                  creative energy of New York City.
                                                                                                  You’ll study law at the crossroads
                                                                                                  of Greenwich Village and Union
                                                                                                  Square—two of New York City’s
                                                                                                  historic and iconic neighborhoods,
                                                                                                  legendary as creative hubs for
                                                                                                  artists and writers and now the
                                                                                                  home of innovative startups.

                     Cardozo Law is well connected.                                               Students can walk to SoHo, the
                                                                                                  Lower East Side, Washington
                                                                                                  Square and Tribeca. On lower
                                                                                                  Fifth Avenue, students take in
                     Our location in the heart of Manhattan provides students with
                                                                                                  sights and locations where history
                     unparalleled options and opportunities.                                      was made in literature, music,
                                                                                                  labor rights and LGBTQ rights
                         Our faculty—lawyers and scholars at the top of their fields—bring        and where cafés, bistros,
                     the city into our classrooms by scheduling guest appearances with their      independent films at the IFC
                                                                                                  Center, art galleries, the Strand
                     renowned New York City colleagues and other experts. Out-of-classroom        bookstore and boutiques abound.
                     opportunities, including judicial, business and public-service externships   On University Place, you can
                                                                                                  find shops, restaurants and the
                     as well as conferences and networking events, give students an edge on       Union Square Greenmarket.

                     their careers. When it’s time for a study break, New York’s world-class
                     museums, theater, dance, music and sporting events are at your door-
                     step. And whether you will practice law in New York City or elsewhere,
                     Cardozo’s connections, including our 14,000 alumni, will help you
                     navigate your first career moves.

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Our campus is
                                     New York City.

                                                                                   Everything you need is at our 55 Fifth Avenue location, a modern environment
                                                                                   within a beautiful pre-war Beaux Arts building.

There’s no place like New York
City to start a career as a public
interest lawyer. There are so many
different communities here to
serve and learn from, and
                                             Cardozo’s location is a magnet for
                                             top legal talent—and that’s to your
                                                                                   CLASSROOMS AND STUDENT CENTER
                                                                                   Cardozo’s classrooms, library, student lounges and
                                                                                   study areas all have high windows with sweeping
                                                                                   views of Manhattan. The wood-paneled moot
                                                                                   courtroom is the interior centerpiece of the ground
                                                                                   floor where students gather for orientation, events
                                                                                                                                           materials, the library provides access to an ever-
                                                                                                                                           expanding collection of advanced electronic data
                                                                                                                                           sources to facilitate student and faculty research.
                                                                                                                                           Students work collaboratively in 19 group-study rooms,
                                                                                                                                           one of which features a unique electronic table that
                                                                                                                                           is adjustable for those with disabilities. Nearby
                                             benefit. From our Federal Courts      and lectures. The Fifth Avenue lobby provides           libraries at The New School and The Cooper Union
Cardozo is at the cutting edge of
                                             class to our Indie Film Clinic,       comfortable furnishings where students meet and         are available to Cardozo students on Saturdays when
providing high quality, pro bono
                                             Cardozo students take full            study while looking out on the Village streets of       the Cardozo library is closed for the Jewish Sabbath.
representation to the city’s most
                                             advantage of the wealth of legal      lower Fifth Avenue and 12th Street. The lobby is also

vulnerable residents.
                                             opportunities and robust connec-      a hub for many event receptions in the evenings.        RESIDENCE HALLS
                                             tions that New York City and          The third floor houses the Kathryn O. and Alan C.       Many Cardozo students choose to live in The
                                             Cardozo provide.                      Greenberg Center for Student Life. The school is        Benjamin, a university owned and operated residence
                                                The law school is a short          located midway between the famous arch of Wash-         hall of furnished studio apartments and two- and
Elizabeth Wu ’18
                                             subway ride from the criminal and     ington Square Park and the Flatiron Building.           three-bedroom shares. The seven-story space on
                                             civil courts, Wall Street financial                                                           Lexington Avenue and 29th Street is a 10-minute
                                             giants, the United Nations, major     LIBRARY                                                 subway ride from the law school and offers an
                                             media conglomerates, innovative       Occupying four floors of Cardozo’s building, the Dr.    exercise room, roofdeck with views of the Empire
                                             technology startups, fashion          Lillian and Dr. Rebecca Chutick Law Library is the      State Building and a solarium study room. Another
                                             houses, public service and            nexus of student and faculty scholarship at Cardozo.    option is The Alabama, a privately owned building
                                             government organizations, arts        Librarians, many of them lawyers, teach advanced        on East 11th Street—just around the corner from the
                                             institutions and of course the        legal research courses and are deeply engaged with      law school—which offers students studios and one-,
                                             largest law firms in the country.     the school’s scholarly efforts. In addition to its      two-, and three-bedroom apartments with a fitness
                                             Our students and faculty are          holdings of books, periodicals and audio and video      center, study rooms, laundry, Wi-Fi, and cable.
                                             connected to it all.

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Cardozo’s Office of Career Services
was extremely helpful in preparing
me for the on-campus interview
process for large law firms. OCS

helped me through every step of
the process: deciding on which
firms to apply to, how to best
present my resume and how to
compare offers from firms.
Through Cardozo’s on-campus
interview program, I landed a job
at my dream firm, Fried, Frank,
                                      FROM THE START

Harris, Shriver, & Jacobson.

Dylan Bolduc ’20
                                                  At Cardozo Law, helping
                                                  you map your career path is
                                                  our job from day one.

                                      We’re with you every step of the way. Throughout your time at Cardozo, you’ll
                                      have a designated career counselor who will get to know you, help you define your
                                      legal interests and match them to a career path. You’ll also have access to the
                                      entire team of counselors at the Office of Career Services, all of whom have
                                      practiced law and have expertise in a range of professional areas. For those who
                                      wish to work in the public interest, our Center for Public Service Law works hand-
                                      in-hand with students and employers to make employment connections.
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Our Graduates Get Great Jobs
 We are at                                                                                                                             Employers know the value of a Cardozo law degree.

 your service.
                                                                                                                            Cardozo graduates are sought after in every sector of the legal industry,
                                                                                                                 from the largest law firms and financial compliance offices to in-house legal departments
                                                                                                                             at major fashion houses to district attorneys’ and defenders’ offices.

                                                                                                                                         Our excellent track record of placing students
 Career support starts when you arrive                                                                                                   in highly competitive and rewarding positions
                                                                                                                                             has been acknowledged by a number
 and continues throughout your three
                                                                                                                                                     of legal publications.
 years at Cardozo. Here are some of the
 top career resources and activities

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 you’ll find here:

 JOB HUNT CHECKLIST                                                                           #                                                                                           #
 P     On-campus and office-based interviews with

       law firm, corporate, government and nonprofit
       employers throughout the year                                                                    in the nation for                                                                               in the nation for

 P     Workshops on resumes, cover letters and
       interview skills
                                                                                                   “gold standard” legal jobs
                                                                                              (full-time jobs requiring bar passage,
                                                                                                    not funded by schools)*
                                                                                                                                               #                                               placing graduates in full-time
                                                                                                                                                                                                      jobs at law firms with
                                                                                                                                                                                                      over 100 attorneys*

       Events and discussions with judges and
       attorneys from all fields regarding clerkships,
       internships, summer associate positions and       Cardozo students bring a special

       postgraduate employment                           intensity of purpose, enthusiasm,
                                                         and thoughtful approach to solving
                                                                                                                                                       in New York City

 P     Weekly talks where practitioners—from
       music-streaming companies to tax accounting
                                                         clients’ legal issues. Jones Day
                                                         has been hiring Cardozo students
                                                                                                                                                   for “gold standard” jobs*

                                                                                                        87                                                                            11
       firms to the ACLU—talk with students about        for many years. Cardozo alumni

       their jobs                                        are partners in Jones Day offices

                                                         in New York and elsewhere,

 P     Annual forums where private-sector lawyers,
       government prosecutors and nonprofit and
                                                         and there is a critical mass of
                                                         graduates working as associates

       public service lawyers meet students              across our practice areas.

                                                                                                             of the class of 2017 landed                                       in the nation for government law programs
                                                                                                              full-time jobs that require                                      based on the number of graduates (12.1%)
                                                         Harold Gordon ’88                           bar passage or are J.D. Advantage and not                                   who landed jobs in the government law
                                                         Partner, Jones Day                                        school-funded.*                                              field, program curricula and the school’s
                                                                                                                                                                                    debt /loan repayment options**

14   CARDOZO.YU.EDU                                                                                                              *National Law Journal, April 2018 | **PreLaw Magazine, Winter 2018
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                                                                 Kelley Drye & Warren              Musa-Obregon & Associates         Syed Kabir, Attorney at Law      Eigen Technologies            PUBLIC INTEREST /                    Office of the District Attorney,
                                                                 Kenyon & Kenyon                   Olshan Frome Wolosky              Tamir Law Group                  EisnerAmper                   GOVERNMENT                           Bronx County
                                                                 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton    Ortoli Rosenstadt                 Tand & Associates                Ernst & Young                 Alabama Appleseed Center for         Office of the District Attorney,

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Law and Justice                      Kings County
                                                                 Kirkland & Ellis                  Oved & Oved                       Taylor IP                        Exiger
                                                                                                                                                                                                    American Cybersecurity Institute     Office of the District Attorney,
                                                                 Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum       Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton     Tenenbaum Law                    Fiduciary Trust Company
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Boom!Health                          Queens County
                                                                 Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel   & Garrison
                                                                                                                                     Tesser, Ryan & Rochman           FilmNation Entertainment                                           Office of the New York State
                                                                 Krantz & Berman                   Pavia & Harcourt                                                                                 Brooklyn Defender Services
                                                                                                                                     Tetzlaff Law Offices             Francois et Mimi                                                   Attorney General
                                                                 Kudman Trachten Aloe              Pechman Law Group                                                                                Brooklyn Legal Services
LAW FIRMS                        Dealy Silberstein & Braverman                                                                       The Carbajal Law Firm            Fuzz Productions                                                   Office of the Public Defender,
                                                                                                   Peckar & Abramson                                                                                Corporation A
Abrams Fensterman                Dechert                         Labaton Sucharow                                                    The Law Firm and Mediation       Gindi Equities                                                     Palm Beach
                                                                                                   Peter L. Cedeño & Associates                                                                     Center for Family
Abrams Garfinkel Margolis        DelZotto, Zorzi                 Ladas & Parry                                                       Practice of Alla Roytberg        Goldman Sachs                 Representation                       Prisoners’ Legal Services of
Bergson                                                                                            Proskauer Rose                    The Law Office of Fred                                                                              New York
                                 Dentons US                      Law Office of Craig Relles                                                                           Horizon Media                 Center for Independence of the
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer                                                                            Pryor Cashman                     Lichtmacher                                                    Disabled, New York                   Project Citizenship
                                 Desmarais                       Law Office of Jonathan T.K.                                                                          HSBC
& Feld                                                           Cohen                             Queens Law Associates             The Law Office of Stan Weber                                                                        Republic of Korea Army
                                 Douglas & London                                                                                                                     Hyundai Heavy Industries      City Harvest
Alexander Morelli                                                Law Office of Lawrence Komsky     Radulescu                         The Law Offices of David                                                                            State of Connecticut Judicial
                                 Eiges & Orgel                                                                                                                        IBM Corporation               Community Service Society
Allen & Overy                                                                                                                        Zaslavsky                                                                                           Branch, Superior Court
                                 Einbinder & Dunn                Law Office of Stephen H. Palitz   Reiss Sheppe                                                                                     FINRA
                                                                                                                                     The Law Offices of Kevin         Ink Property Group                                                 State of New York Unified Court
Alston & Bird                                                    Law Office of Theodore N. Cox     Riddick & Associates
                                 Fabiani Cohen & Hall                                                                                H. Cohen                         Investment Technology Group   Global Justice Center                System Appellate Division,
Anderson Kill & Olick                                            Law Office of Zev Brachfeld       Rinaldi, Finkelstein & Franklin                                                                                                       1st First Judicial Dept.
                                 Faust Goetz Schenker & Blee                                                                         The Law Offices of Ted Sofer     Jefferies Financial Group     Hampden County District
Antonelli & Antonelli                                            Law Offices of Dawud Nelson       Ritholz Levy Sanders, Chidekel                                                                   Attorney’s Office                    Superior Court Of New Jersey,
                                 Feinstein Raiss Kelin Booker                                                                        The Schutzer Group, Attorneys    J.P. Morgan Chase
Arenson Dittmar & Karban         & Goldstein                     Law Offices of Gabriel            & Fields                                                                                         Immigration Center for Women         Essex Vicinage
                                                                                                                                     at Law                           Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
A.Y. Strauss, Attorneys At Law                                   Mendelberg                        Riveles Wahab                                                                                    and Children                         Superior Court of New Jersey,
                                 Feuerstein Kulick                                                                                   The Seiden Group                 KPMG
Baker Botts                                                      Law Offices of Gell & Gell        Robert Wisniewski                                                                                Immigrant Justice Corps              Hudson Vicinage
                                 Fish & Richardson                                                                                   The Serbagi Law Firm             Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Baker McKenzie                                                   Law Offices of Kirk & Teff        Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi                                                                  Jasa Legal Services                  Superior Court of New Jersey,
                                 Fox Rothschild                                                                                      Torino & Bernstein               Macquarie                                                          Middlesex Vicinage
Balestriere Fariello                                             Law Offices of Michael E.         Rodier Law Offices                                                                               Lambda Legal
                                 Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen                                                                          Valle Makoff                     Madison Commercial                                                 Superior Court of New Jersey,
Ballon Stoll Bader & Nadler      & Loewy                         Pressman                          Romer Debbas                                                                                     Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
                                                                                                                                     Venable                          Real Estate                                                        Morris Vicinage
Barasch McGarry Salzman          Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver   Law Offices of Neal Howard        Rosenberg & Estis                                                                                Media Law Resource Center
                                                                 H. Rosenberg                                                        Vigorito, Barker, Porter &       Marwood Group USA                                                  Superior Court of New Jersey,
& Penson                         & Jacobson                                                        Rubin, Fiorella & Friedman        Patterson, Nichols, & Porter                                   Miami-Dade County Public             Ocean Vicinage
                                                                 Law Offices of Regina Skyer                                                                          McKinsey & Company            Defender’s Office
Barton                           Gallet Dreyer & Berkey                                            Sands Law Offices                 Vincent Volino                                                                                      Superior Court Of New Jersey,
                                                                 & Associates                                                                                         Morgan Stanley
Bernstein Liebhard               Gallo Vitucci Klar                                                                                                                                                 National Labor Relations Board       Passaic Vicinage
                                                                 Law Offices of Richard Sands      Santamarina & Associates          Wachtel Missry                   Munich Reinsurance America    Nassau County District
Berry Appleman & Leiden          Garson, Segal, Steinmetz,                                         Schlam Stone & Dolan              Wade Clark Mulcahy                                                                                  Superior Court Of New Jersey,
                                 Fladgate                        Law Offices of William Pryor                                                                         NBC Universal                 Attorney’s Office                    Somerset Vicinage
Bortstein Legal Group                                                                              Schneider Buchel                  Ween & Kozek
                                 Gartner + Bloom                 Levine Desantis                                                                                      New York & Company            Neighborhood Defender Service        Superior Court of New Jersey,
Boudwin, Feigenbutz,                                                                               Schultis Law Group                Weg & Myers
                                                                 Levine Lee                                                                                           Paxos                         of Harlem                            Union Vicinage
& Associates                     Gelis Law Group
                                                                 Littman Krooks                    Scott Legal Services              Weil, Gotshal & Manges                                         New Jersey Division of Criminal      The Bronx Defenders
Boyarski Fritz                   Gell & Gell                                                                                                                          PricewaterhouseCoopers
                                                                                                   Sedlmayr and Associates           WeissLaw                                                       Justice, Appellate Bureau
Brand Glick Brand                Gerard Fox Law                  London Fischer                                                                                       PVH                                                                The Legal Aid Society
                                                                                                   Seeger Weiss                      Wexler & Kaufman                                               New Jersey Office of the Public
Brown Moskowitz & Kallen         Getz & Braverman PS             Lowenstein Sandler                                                                                   Rainbow                                                            The Legal Aid Society of
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Defender, Bergen County
                                                                 Martin Clearwater & Bell          Seward & Kissel                   White & Case                                                                                        Westchester County
Bruns, Brennan & Berry           Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher                                                                                                              Razor & Tie                   New York City Administration
                                                                 Mayer Brown                       Seyfarth Shaw                     White, Nisar and Hilferty                                                                           The New York County District
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner      Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell                                                                                                         Reservoir Media Management    for Children’s Services
                                                                                                   Shamberg Marwell Hollis           Wigdor                                                                                              Attorney’s Office
BurgherGray Jaffe                & Peskoe                        McAloon & Friedman                                                                                   SalSon Logistics              New York City Commission on
                                                                                                   Andreycak & Laidlaw                                                                                                                   Transgender Legal Defense &
                                 Goodwin Procter                 McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert                                           Wildes & Weinberg                Société Générale              Human Rights
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft                                                                      Shearman & Sterling                                                                                                                   Education Fund
                                 Gordon & Silber                 & Berghoff                                                          William Schwitzer & Associates                                 New York City Council
Cahill Gordon & Reindel                                                                                                                                               Sotheby’s                                                          Unified Court System
                                                                 McGivney, Kluger & Cook           Shiboleth
                                 Greenberg Traurig                                                                                   Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf   Syneos Health                 New York City Human Resources
Canter Law Firm                                                                                    Sidley Austin                                                                                                                         Urban Justice Center
                                                                 McLaughlin & Stern                                                  Wood Smith Henning & Berman                                    Administration
Cardi & Edgar                    Greenblum & Bernstein                                                                                                                The Bean                                                           U.S. Army JAG Corps
                                                                 Meister Seelig & Fein             Simon Lesser                                                                                     New York City Human Resources
Carter Ledyard & Milburn         Grover & Fensterstock                                                                                                                The Blackstone Group          Administration,                      U.S. Bankruptcy Court,
                                                                 Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein         Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Cassin & Cassin                  Grubman Shire Meiselas                                                                              BUSINESS OR INDUSTRY             The Box House Hotel Group     Office of Legal Affairs              Eastern District of New York
                                 & Sacks                         & Breitstone                      Sinel & Associates
Cleary Gottlieb Steen &                                                                                                              8of9 Consulting                  The Orchard                   New York City Law Department         U.S. Court of Appeals,
                                 Halperin & Halperin             Mendes & Mount                    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher                                                                                                         Second Circuit
Hamilton                                                                                           & Flom                            Abrams Media                     Thomson Reuters               New York State
                                 Harwood Reiff                   Milbank, Tweed, Hadley                                                                                                                                                  U.S. Department of Justice
Clifford Chance USA                                              & McCloy                          Sperber, Denenberg and Kahan      AIG                              Town Residential              New York State Excelsior
Cohen Schneider                  Heiberger & Associates                                                                                                                                             Program                              U.S. District Court, Eastern
                                                                 Milstein Law Group                Stagg, Terenzi, Confusione        AirSwap                          Tower Legal Staffing
                                 Hogan Lovells US                                                                                                                                                                                        District of New York
Cole Schotz                                                                                        & Wabnik                                                           TravelClick                   New York State Public
                                                                 Mintz & Gold                                                        Alt Legal                                                                                           U.S. District Court, Southern
                                 Howard M. Cohn & Associates                                                                                                                                        Employment Relations Board
Cooper & Dunham                                                  Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky   Stern & Schurin                   Authentic Brands Group           Tuff City Records                                                  District of New York
                                 Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss                                                                                                                                          New York State Supreme Court,
Covington & Burling                                              and Popeo                         Stroock & Stroock & Lavan         BlackRock Title                  Versa Capital Management                                           U.S. Marine Corps JAG
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Appellate Division, First Judicial
Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams         Jones Day                       Morgan, Lewis & Bockius           Subin Associates                                                                                 Department
                                                                                                                                     Bravado International Group      Victory Wholesale Group                                            Wisconsin State Public
& Sheppard                       Jun Wang Law Offices Jun Wang   Morici & Morici                   Sullivan & Cromwell                                                                              Northern Manhattan                   Defender’s Office
                                                                                                                                     Broadway Technology              Warner Music Group
Cozen O’Connor                   Kasowitz Benson Torres &        Motley Rice                       Sullivan Papain Block McGrath                                                                    Improvement Corporation              WNET New York Public Media
                                                                                                                                     Cammack Health                   William Morris Endeavor
Cravath, Swaine & Moore          Friedman                                                          & Cannavo                                                                                        Office of the Colorado State
                                                                 Mound Cotton Wollan &                                               Chubb                            Yellowstone Capital
Davis Polk & Wardwell            Kazerouni Law Group             Greengrass                        Sutherland Asbill & Brennan                                                                      Public Defender

                      Cardozo students gain a
                      deep understanding of
                      legal essentials that last them
                      throughout their careers.
                                                                                        Cardozo professors are not only
                                                                                        invested in ensuring that students
                                                                                        learn the material but, and I
                                                                                        think more importantly, they are
                                                                                        invested in the materials them-
                                                                                        selves. Many of them are on the
                                                                                        forefront of thought in their
                                                                                        respective fields and are more
                                                                                        than happy and willing to bring
                                                                                        those thoughts into the classroom

 The law school blends rigorous legal theory with a passion for practical experience,   for debate. This not only makes
                                                                                        classes exciting but also brings
 offering stellar academic courses and specialty programs in a wide spectrum of legal   to light cutting-edge issues,
                                                                                        which in turn better reveals how
 fields. We complement these fundamentals with rich experiential opportunities and
                                                                                        the law operates outside of
 electives that enable you to customize your J.D. degree and pursue your career

                                                                                        the classroom.

 goals. From courses in technology and cybersecurity to real estate and business law,
 civil rights, consumer rights and LGBTQ rights, Cardozo prepares students for
                                                                                        Jared Grubow ’19
 today’s legal environment and tomorrow’s opportunities.



                            Students may choose a professional
                            concentration to focus on specific
                            career goals. Each concentration

Cardozo is an
                            consists of required courses, and        INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
                            electives and suggested clinics, field   AND INFORMATION LAW
                            clinics and skills courses.
                                                                     Cardozo Law has one of the most robust intellectu-

intellectual power-
                            Business Law                             al property programs in the United States, taught
                            Civil Litigation                         by faculty leaders with expertise in every aspect of
                            Corporate Compliance and                 IP, including internet privacy law; blockchain
                            Risk Control                             technology; scientific patents; music, fashion, sports

house, driven by
                            Criminal Justice                         and entertainment law; and international trade. Our
                                                                     IP curriculum includes advanced study in copyright,
                            Data Law
                                                                     internet, trademark and patent law.
                            Dispute Resolution

our inspired faculty
                            Family and Children’s Law                FILM: In the Indie Film Clinic, the only one in a
                            Intellectual Property and                New York City law school, students provide free legal
                            Information Law                          services to independent documentary and narrative
                            International and Comparative Law        filmmakers working on social justice issues. The

and supported by the
                                                                     clinic also advises filmmakers through a partnership
                            Public Law, Regulation, and
                            Government Affairs                       with the Tribeca Film Institute.

                            Real Estate
                                                                     TECH: In the Tech Startup Clinic, students help new
                            Rights and the State
                                                                     tech companies with their legal and business

ambitions of our
                            Tax Law                                  challenges while learning about IP, corporate,
                                                                     contract, tax and labor and employment issues.

                                                                     FASHION: The Fashion Law Practicum pairs

incredible students.
                                                                     Cardozo students with students from FIT (Fashion
                                                                     Institute of Technology). Together they work out
                                                                     a plan to build and protect a fashion brand.

                                                                     MUSIC: A partnership with the music rights organiza-
                                                                     tion BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) makes possible the
Melanie Leslie ’91                                                   Cardozo/BMI Entertainment and Communications
Dean and Professor of Law                                            Law Moot Court Competition. Every year, students
                                                                     take on a highly complex music rights case and argue
                                                                     before music industry professionals who choose
                                                                     the winners.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS                                                                                                                                                                           ACADEMIC PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

                                                               THE FAME CENTER FOR FASHION, ARTS,
                                                               MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW

                                                               Creative Lawyers for Creative Industries
                                                               The FAME Center provides students with access       BUSINESS AND
Fashion, Arts, Media and Entertainment Law                     to companies and professionals in creative
                                                                                                                   CORPORATE LAW
(FAME)                                                         industries. It helps students find externships in
Creative industries need creative lawyers, and that is         companies such as Kate Spade, Forbes and Sony
                                                                                                                   New York City is the world’s leading financial and
why Cardozo graduates abound in the fields of                  Music Group that build on classes offered in
                                                                                                                   commercial center, making it the ideal place to study
music, arts, entertainment, media, sports and fashion          music, entertainment, sports, and fashion law.
                                                                                                                   corporate, securities and commercial law. Our broad
law. Through rigorous coursework and hands-on                  It also presents numerous networking events
                                                                                                                   course curriculum, taught by well-known experts in
learning, students are exposed to New York’s                   throughout the year, featuring legal movers and
                                                                                                                   the field, is complemented by hands-on experiences,
unparalleled creative industries while learning about          shakers from creative industries. Recent talks                                                              SELECTED COURSES AND CLINICS
                                                                                                                   such as the 10-day Intensive Transactional Lawyer-
IP, employment law, digital media, finance, taxation,          have included music executive Clive Davis                                                                   Advising Boards of Directors
                                                                                                                   ing Program, the yearlong Securities Arbitration
licensing, compliance and mergers and acquisitions.            discussing his representation of icons from                                                                 Alternative Business Entities
                                                                                                                   Clinic and the Tech Startup Clinic. Recent extern-
                                                               Aretha Franklin to Bruce Springsteen. Fashion                                                               Antitrust
                                                                                                                   ships have taken students to Morgan Stanley,
Blockchain Project                                             designer Isaac Mizrahi discussed fashion and law                                                            Bankruptcy: Debtors’ and Creditors’ Rights
                                                                                                                   Westwood One and MTV.
As blockchain technology changes the way we think              as did the CEO and chief counsel for Michael                                                                Corporate Drafting
about international financial transactions, Bitcoin,           Kors. MSNBC host Chris Hayes                                                                                Corporate Finance
                                                                                                                   Concentration in Business Law
and cryptocurrencies, Cardozo is at the forefront of           discussed the Trump administration’s attacks                                                                Corporate Tax
                                                                                                                   Students in this concentration graduate with sharp
understanding the rapid changes invoked by cryto-              on the press.                                                                                               E-Commerce
                                                                                                                   analytical and contract drafting skills, a deep
currency and Bitcoin required in law and regulation.                                                                                                                       Ethics for a Business Attorney
                                                                                                                   understanding of key areas of law and a feel for
The project offers students and practicing lawyers                                                                                                                         Federal Income Tax
                                                                                                                   current business problems—from navigating complex
multiple avenues to gain expertise in this revolution-                                                                                                                     International Trade
                                                                                                                   U.S. securities laws to understanding international
ary and transformative technology.                        SELECTED COURSES                                                                                                 Mergers and Acquisitions
                                                                                                                   business law in light of new technologies and
                                                          Copyright                                                                                                        Negotiations
                                                                                                                   shifting political dynamics. Cardozo Business Law
Cardozo Data Law Initiative                               Internet Law                                                                                                     Securities Arbitration Clinic
                                                                                                                   graduates emerge from law school prepared for
Prepare for an in-demand career in the rapidly            Patent Law                                                                                                       Securities Regulation
                                                                                                                   careers in transactional work, business counseling
expanding fields of information governance,               Trademark Law                                                                                                    White-Collar Crime
                                                                                                                   and commercial litigation in both for-profit and
e-discovery, data privacy, social media law and           Advertising Law
                                                                                                                   nonprofit settings.
cybersecurity. Through coursework, practical              Cultural Heritage
training and real-world exposure, Cardozo students        Cybersecurity: A Practical Approach
                                                                                                                   Concentration in Corporate Compliance
are well positioned to fill the growing need for          Entertainment Law                                                                                                     HEYMAN CENTER FOR CORPORATE LAW
                                                                                                                   and Risk Control
cutting-edge legal representation.                        Fashion Law                                                                                                           & GOVERNANCE
                                                                                                                   Compliance attorneys make sure that financial
                                                          First Amendment
                                                                                                                   institutions follow the law and avoid legal risks.
Cardozo-Google Patent Diversity Project                   IP Business and Transactional Law                                                                                     The Heyman Center is our hub for studies and
                                                                                                                   To gain practical experience, students benefit from
The first program of its kind at any law school in the    Law of Surveillance                                                                                                   events related to corporate law and governance.
                                                                                                                   Cardozo’s partnerships with major financial
country, this new project was created to increase the     Media Law                                                                                                             It runs the comprehensive Heyman Scholars
                                                                                                                   institutions and regulatory agencies, including
number of women and members of minority groups            Social Media Law                                                                                                      Program, in which selected students interested
                                                                                                                   JP Morgan Chase, the U.S. Securities and Exchange
who receive patents. The law school provides legal        Sports Law                                                                                                            in corporate and securities law issues have
                                                                                                                   Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory
assistance to people seeking patents.                     Startup Law                                                                                                           special opportunities to interact with profession-
                                                                                                                   Authority and the New York Office of the Attorney
                                                                                                                                                                                al and academic leaders through mentorship and
                                                                                                                   General, among others.
                                                                                                                                                                                social events, professional development training
                                                                                                                                                                                and assistance with internships and externships.
        One of the top Intellectual Property Law Programs in the nation
                                            U.S. News & World Report

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ACADEMIC PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS                                                                                                                                                                       ACADEMIC PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS


 The 2016 presidential election launched an era of
 intense public discussion and debate over the U.S.
 Constitution. Controversies over travel bans,
                                                                                                              ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE
 immigration restrictions, presidential powers and
 conflicts of interest have highlighted the importance,   FLOERSHEIMER CENTER                                 RESOLUTION (ADR)
 flexibility and complexity of this living document       FOR CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY
 that guides our legal system. Other major areas in                                                           In an era increasingly characterized by cyberbully-
                                                          Students with a keen interest in the Constitution   ing, road rage and extremism as well as by interna-       REAL ESTATE LAW
 the public eye include the role of special prosecutor
 and the ethical guidelines that apply to government      find inspiration in the many events hosted by       tional violence and aggression, the skills used in
                                                          this center, including speaking engagements and     mediation and dispute resolution are vital legal tools.   The New York City real estate market is among the
 officials and whistleblowers.
                                                          conferences. Recent convenings have addressed       Cardozo’s ADR program is recognized worldwide for         largest and most complex in the world. Here, lawyers
    In our classrooms, expert faculty interpret the
                                                          hate speech and the culture wars, civil liberties   its curricular offerings and hands-on training that       address universal questions related to where and
 rights of states and Congress, prosecutorial power
                                                          in the age of terrorism and taxing the church.      equip students with skills leading to a certification     how we live, whether they represent individual
 and the power of the judiciary, giving students a
                                                                                                              that they can put to immediate use.                       renters or multinational construction firms. Cardozo
 deep appreciation of how critically important it is to
                                                                                                                  Cardozo offers three pioneering mediation clinics     students have an opportunity to understand real
 understand the mechanisms of government. The
                                                                                                              and a weeklong Intensive Mediation Advocacy               estate transactions by studying with some of the
 Cardozo faculty includes five constitutional scholars
                                                                                                              Program under the supervision of Professor Lela           most experienced lawyers in the field. The real
 who have clerked for the U.S. Supreme Court.
                                                                                                              Love, director of the Kukin Program for Conflict          estate concentration offers courses, a seminar,
                                                                                                              Resolution and a widely recognized leader in the          electives and externships in New York law firms and
                                                                                                              field. Many ADR students participate in the highly        real estate investment firms.
                                                                                                              regarded Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution.             Rounding out the academic experience are events
                                                                                      Supreme Court                                                                     sponsored by the Center for Real Estate Law. Recent
                                                                                      Justice Sonia                                                                     talks include The Art of a Successful Deal: Both
                                                                                      Sotomayor                                                                         Sides Must Win and The Impact of Demographics,
                                                                                                              SELECTED COURSES
                                                                                      participated in a                                                                 Consumer Behavior and Government Regulation
                                                                                                              ADR in the Workplace
                                                                                      conversation with                                                                 on the Real Estate Market. In addition, students
                                                                                                              Advanced Mediation Practicum
                                                                                      students at the                                                                   write for the monthly Cardozo-based New York Real
                                                                                                              Arbitration Law: Theory and Practice
                                                                                      school.                                                                           Estate Law Reporter, working with faculty to summa-
                                                                                                              Divorce Mediation
                                                                                                              Collaborative Family Law                                  rize and analyze court decisions.
                                                                                                              International Commercial Arbitration
                                                                                                              Interviewing and Counseling
                                                                                                              Mediation Clinic                                          SELECTED COURSES

                                                                                                              Negotiation Theory and Skills                             Alternative Business Entities

                                                                                                              Securities Arbitration Clinic                             Construction Law
                                                                                                                                                                        Co-ops and Condominiums
                                                                                                                                                                        Land-Use Regulation
                                                                                                                                                                        Real Estate Finance
                                                                                                                                                                        Taxation of Partnerships


                                                                                                                    Kate Shaw is a professor of law
                                                                                                                    and the co-director of the

                                                          CRIMINAL LAW                                              Floersheimer Center for
                                                                                                                    Constitutional Democracy. She

 INTERNATIONAL LAW                                        Cardozo offers one of the most robust criminal law        clerked for Supreme Court Justice

                                                          programs in the country.The growing movement to           John Paul Stevens during the

 The dynamic and rewarding field of international         reduce mass incarceration and address racial              2007 term. She previously

 law enables students to delve into numerous              disparity in criminal proceedings makes criminal law      worked in the Obama Office of

 overlapping specialization areas as well as to travel    a vibrant area for study today. It is also an area        White House Counsel as associate

 and learn about new cultures. Whether your passion       where major legal shifts are under way, many of           counsel to the president. She is

 is human rights, intellectual property, immigration,     them led by states moving away from some of the           a contributor on ABC News

 trade or comparative law, students can construct         harsher practices of previous decades, such as            covering the Supreme Court and

 a path at Cardozo that is rich in curricular content,    reforming bail systems and decriminalizing                legal issues on Capitol Hill.

 experiential opportunities and semester-abroad           marijuana. Cardozo offers a very broad range of
 programs to help prepare for global practice.            criminal law and procedure courses taught by faculty
                                                          who are former federal and state prosecutors and
                                                          defense lawyers. They approach the subject from
 SELECTED COURSES AND PROGRAMS                            both a pragmatic real-world perspective and from
 Anti-Terrorism and Criminal Enforcement                  a rich theoretical one. That translates to solid career
 Arab-Israeli Conflict                                    skills for our students, many of whom go directly
 Business Immigration, Workforce and Compliance           into jobs at district attorneys’ or public defenders’
 European Legal Systems                                   offices after graduation.
 International Business Transactions                          Highly diverse experiential learning programs
 International Criminal Law                               give students the skills they need to hit the ground
 International Dispute Resolution                         running. They include the Innocence Project,
 International Human Rights                               Prosecutor Practicum, Criminal Defense and
 International Trade                                      Criminal Appeals Clinics and U.S. Attorney’s
 Joint J.D./LL.M Degree with Sorbonne Law School, Paris   Office externship as well as Cardozo’s signature
 Law of War and Contemporary Conflicts                    Intensive Trial Advocacy Program.
 Vichy and the Holocaust

                                                          SELECTED COURSES
                                                          Civil Rights Clinic
                                                          Criminal Defense
                                                          Criminal Law
                                                          Advanced Criminal Law
                                                          Criminal Procedure I and II
                                                          Prisoners’ Rights
                                                          Prosecutor Practicum
                                                          White Collar Crime

ACADEMIC PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS                                                                                                                                                      ACADEMIC PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

                                                                                            FAMILY LAW, BIOETHICS, AND
                                                                                            HEALTH CARE LAW

                                                                                            Same-sex marriage and surrogate motherhood are
JURISPRUDENCE &                                                                             among the many ways in which social transforma-
LEGAL THEORY                                                                                tion and technology have made family law one of the
                                                                                            most captivating and innovative areas in which to
Cardozo offers students a rich and vibrant intellectu-                                      practice. Families have long turned to lawyers for
al community, and jurisprudence and legal theory                                            help with complex personal matters such as adopting
                                                                                                                                                      SELECTED COURSES & CLINICS
are at the heart of it. For those fascinated by the                                         a child or intervening when a relative should no
                                                                                                                                                      Bronx Defenders Services, Family Defense Practice
philosophy and history that underpin legal principles,                                      longer drive or manage money.
                                                                                                                                                      Children and the Law
these courses, taught by internationally renowned                                              Cardozo has a long tradition in family law: A
                                                                                                                                                      Collaborative Family Law
thinkers, encourage deep exploration of these ideas.                                        significant proportion of students take courses in this
                                                                                                                                                      Divorce and Family Mediation
    Students explore topics such as law and morality,                                       subject, and as a result, we have a strong alumni
                                                                                                                                                      Divorce Mediation Clinic
theories of punishment and sexuality. Leading                                               network practicing in this area. Students in this
                                                                                                                                                      Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
intellectuals, including the American legal theorist                                        concentration graduate fully prepared to represent
                                                                                                                                                      Family Law
and public intellectual Stanley Fish, Slovene philoso-                                      the families of today and the families of the future.
                                                                                                                                                      Juvenile Justice
pher Renata Salecl and German philosophy professor                                             Several hands-on opportunities—especially the

                                                                                                                                                      New York Family Law Drafting and Procedure
and post-Holocaust author Bernhard Schlink, have                                            Mediation Clinic, Bet Tzedek Clinic (helping
                                                                                                                                                      Sexual Orientation and the Law
deep and long-lasting ties to Cardozo Law through                                           elderly clients and those with disabilities),
                                                                                                                                                      Special Education Law and Advocacy Field Clinic
teaching and research.                                                                      Divorce Mediation Clinic and Bronx Defenders
                                                         You can be a very good lawyer                                                                Trusts and Estates
                                                                                            Family Defense field clinic—perfectly complement
                                                         by being a technical, relentless
                                                                                            the curriculum.
                                                         thinker. But you can’t be a
SELECTED COURSES                                                                               Cardozo Law is the only law school—anywhere—
                                                         great lawyer without thinking
Authority and Liberty                                                                       to offer a J.D. and M.S. in bioethics jointly with
                                                         deeply about the law. Great
History of Western Law                                                                      a medical school. This program, offered with
                                                         lawyers have at least a touch
Jewish Law                                                                                  YU-affiliated Albert Einstein College of Medicine,

                                                         of the philosopher in them.
Jurisprudence                                                                               provides a distinct advantage for attorneys interested
Law and Film                                                                                in the expanding opportunities in health care law.
Law and Literature                                                                             Students may alternatively enroll in the
Law and Religion                                                                            Certificate Program in Bioethics and Medical
                                                         Professor Ekow Yankah
                                                                                            Humanities, offered in conjunction with the
                                                                                            Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics. About
                                                                                            25 law students each year attend a series of
                                                                                            seminars with professionals in health care law,
                                                                                            chaplaincy, social work and other disciplines,
                                                                                            learning the foundations and the skills needed in
                                                                                            this growing field.

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I am so excited and honored to

                                                    LEADERSHIP IN

have the opportunity to work with
and learn from the ACLU’s
Criminal Law Reform Project. I’ve
been passionate about fighting for
change in our criminal justice

system ever since I was a kid and
had the misfortune to watch this
system fail my older brother.
Cardozo’s Public Service Stipend
Program gives students like me a
chance to learn how we can be a
part of this fight after we complete
law school. I’m grateful to be a
part of a community that

encourages this type of work.

Bernardo Caceres ’20

                                                 Public Service is in our DNA.
                                                 Public service is at the very heart of the Cardozo experience. It has been
                                                 since we opened our doors in 1976. Throughout your studies at Cardozo,
                                                 you will have many opportunities to work for access to justice for those in
                                                 need. Students have worked to help win exoneration for innocent prisoners
                                                 on death row, pursued asylum cases and sought restitution for Holocaust
                                                 survivors. Many Cardozo students each year are steeped in the legal ave-
                                                 nues to social justice while actually working to achieve it for their clients.

                                       The Center for Public Service Law provides guidance and support to students wishing to pursue public service and
                                       organizes regular programming for the entire law school community on public service topics. The Center also supports
                                       all public service events and helps students make valuable connections for externships.

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 In the Classroom

                                                           PUBLIC SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS

 and Community                                             Public Service Law Advocacy Week
                                                           Every year the law school devotes a full week in
                                                           January to public service, offering daily panels and
 Many Cardozo Law faculty are deeply involved in

                                                           workshops with prominent legal practitioners and
 fighting for social justice inside and outside of court   community advocates addressing issues such as
 instilling in students an appreciation of the critical    domestic violence, LGBT rights, prisoner’s rights,
 role that lawyers play in achieving justice for those     immigration reform and education reform.
 in need. Students interested in human rights and

 social justice can choose to participate among dozens     Public Service Summer Stipend Program
 of courses, clinics, externships, panels                  The Public Service Summer Stipend Program raises
 and symposia, brown-bag lunches, clubs, journals          money to support stipends for students working in
 and other activities.                                     summer internships at public interest organizations

    Cardozo students run many public-service               and government agencies in the United States
 organizations that let you turn your passion into         and beyond.
 action. The Public Service Scholars Program, a
 prestigious and selective three-year program, offers      Loan Repayment Assistance Program
 specialized training.                                     Cardozo Law provides annual forgivable loans to
                                                           graduates working in public service for up to six

                                                           years after graduation to help them overcome their
                                                           educational debts. The Laurie M. Tisch Loan
                                                           Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) means that
                                                           students can pursue their dream careers immediate-
                                                           ly after graduation. Cardozo’s particularly expansive
                                                           LRAP supports graduates who work not only for
                                                           nonprofit organizations but also for government
                                                           agencies, including prosecutors’ offices.

The Innocence Project helped me
better understand not simply the
law but the social science issues
leading to wrongful convictions.

I wasn’t merely refining my
research and writing skills, I was
working for individuals who were
wronged by a system that was
supposed to protect them. When
there is an exoneration, I feel
a great sense of pride in knowing
that somehow I contributed to
that. I am eager to continue this
work and better prepare myself
to change the system that led to

these miscarriages of justice.

Eugenia Fowlkes ’20

                                      Hands-on learning gives
                                      our students a
                                      real-world edge.
                                      Cardozo Law offers groundbreaking clinics, externships and trial
                                      experiences that help bring the law to life and allow students to chart
                                      the course of their careers. Cardozo Law students don’t just learn
                                      about securing justice for clients. They achieve it. You’ll put
                                      classroom learning to work while you’re still in law school and gain
                                      the skills you need to hit the ground running after graduation.

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                                                                                                                                             CRIMINAL DEFENSE CLINIC                  MEDIATION CLINIC
                                                                                                                                             Students learn the intricacies of        Students help disputing parties find
 IN-HOUSE CLINICS                                         CLINIC STUDENTS:                                                                   criminal defense and the unpredict-      agreeable resolutions in Brooklyn
 Cardozo offers 11 in-house clinics taught by full-time   • interview clients and witnesses                                                  ability of trials by representing        and Manhattan Small Claims Courts,
 faculty that enable students to work on real cases       • draft pleadings and briefs                                                       clients in court cases from start to     Civil Court and community mediation
                                                                                                    BENJAMIN B. FERENCZ
 with significant social impact while they are still in   • conduct discovery                                                                disposition.                             centers.
                                                                                                    HUMAN RIGHTS AND ATROCITY
 law school.                                              • counsel clients
                                                                                                    PREVENTION CLINIC
    From the Immigration Justice Clinic, where            • mediate                                                                          DIVORCE MEDIATION CLINIC                 SECURITIES
                                                                                                    Named after the great Nuremberg
 Cardozo students have helped hundreds of immi-           • draft and negotiate contracts                                                    By applying a commonsense,               ARBITRATION CLINIC
                                                                                                    trial lawyer who presided over the
 grants win release from detention or avoid deporta-      • argue motions or appeals and conduct                                             problem-solving lens to help families    Students advocate for small investors
                                                                                                    largest Nazi war crimes case after
 tion, to the Innocence Project, where they have            hearings in court                                                                through this difficult transition,       who have lost money due to fraud,
                                                                                                    World War II, this clinic engages
 helped exonerate more than 200 innocent prisoners,       • negotiate settlements                                                            students have helped more than           malpractice or mistakes on the part
                                                                                                    students in pursuing U.S. and
 Cardozo’s clinics provide students with some of          • incorporate new businesses                                                       350 people navigate separation           of brokerage firms and investment
                                                                                                    international litigation and advocacy
 the best opportunities for real-world legal training                                                                                        and divorce.                             advisors. The clinic has recovered
                                                                                                    to prevent war crimes, protect
 in the nation.                                                                                                                                                                       more than $1.6 million, every penny
                                                                                                    populations and rebuild societies
    Clinic students meet one or two days a week in                                                                                           INDIE FILM CLINIC                        of which went back to clients who
                                                                                                    in the aftermath of atrocities.
 the classroom, with students typically spending                                                                                             Students learn transactional skills      had been victims but could not afford
 multiple days each week working on their cases,          Students at Cardozo’s Innocence Project                                            while providing legal services to        a lawyer to take on major financial
                                                                                                    BET TZEDEK
 meeting with clients or partner organizations            worked on the case of Mark Denny,                                                  makers of independent and                institutions.
                                                                                                    LEGAL SERVICES CLINIC
 together with their teammates.                           who was released in 2017 after 30 years                                            documentary films with social
                                                                                                    Students represent elderly and
                                                          in prison for a crime he did not commit                                            justice themes.                          TECH STARTUP CLINIC
                                                                                                    disabled clients in cases ranging from
                                                                                                                                                                                      Students provide legal services to
                                                                                                    eviction to health care coverage.
                                                                                                                                             INNOCENCE PROJECT                        new technology-based companies in
                                                                                                    They recently litigated a class action
                                                                                                                                             Cardozo is the birthplace of this        New York City, guiding them through
                                                                                                    lawsuit protecting tens of thousands
                                                                                                                                             world-renowned program. Students         entity formation, intellectual property
                                                                                                    of low-income older adults and people
                                                                                                                                             work with prisoners, crime labs,         issues, funding questions and
                                                                                                    with disabilities from rent increases
                                                                                                                                             prosecutors and others to free           commercialization strategies.
                                                                                                    in New York City.
                                                                                                                                             wrongfully convicted prisoners
                                                                                                                                             using DNA technology and modern
                                                                                                    CIVIL RIGHTS CLINIC
                                                                                                                                             forensics. Since the project’s
                                                                                                    Students investigate new cases,
                                                                                                                                             inception, students have helped
                                                                                                    counsel clients, draft pleadings and
                                                                                                                                             to win the release of more than
                                                                                                    appear in court seeking constitutional
                                                                                                                                             200 people.
                                                                                                    protections for clients, often for
                                                                                                    issues involving prison conditions or
                                                                                                                                             KATHRYN O. GREENBERG
                                                                                                    police brutality.
                                                                                                                                             IMMIGRATION JUSTICE CLINIC
                                                                                                                                             Students represent immigrants
                                                                                                                                             before federal immigration authorities
                                                                                                                                             and U.S. courts of appeals. Cardozo’s
                                                                                                                                             clinic participants have stopped
                                                                                                                                             deportations of unaccompanied
                                                                                                                                             minors fleeing violence in Latin
                                                                                                                                             America, secured visas for victims
                                                                                                                                             of human trafficking and helped
                                                                                                                                             immigrants win asylum.

FIELD                                                                                                                         EXTERNSHIPS
                                         CONSUMER RIGHTS                            delinquent acts are both held
                                         Students work with legal services          accountable and afforded an               Externships are an excellent way
                                         offices to protect the rights of           opportunity for rehabilitation.           to explore career options, and
                                         low-income consumers against                                                         Cardozo offers one of the largest
In Cardozo Law’s competitive and
                                         predatory practices.                       NEW YORK CITY LAW                         programs in the United States.
intensive semester-long or yearlong
                                                                                    DEPARTMENT, LABOR AND                     Each year, more than 250
Field Clinics, more than 250 students
                                         DEPARTMENT OF                              EMPLOYMENT LAW                            students choose from opportu-
each year branch out into dozens of
                                         FINANCIAL SERVICES                         Students work on all aspects of civil     nities in public-service nonprofits
areas of the law. They work in legal
                                         Students work in this state regulatory     litigation, including claims of First     —from the grassroots to major
offices and take on real client
                                         department that is keeping pace with       Amendment retaliation; gender, race,      cultural, health care and social
responsibilities under close super-
                                         dramatically evolving financial            age and disability discrimination;        justice institutions—as well as
vision by practitioners who also teach
                                         products and services.                     and violations of the Equal Pay Act.      businesses, government offices
seminars at the law school.
                                                                                                                              and federal or state courts.
                                         FEDERAL CRIMINAL                           NEW YORK STATE OFFICE                        Cardozo’s New York City
                                         PROSECUTION                                OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL,                  location provides students with
                                         Students work in the Criminal              SOCIAL JUSTICE DIVISION                   unparalleled chances to pursue
                                         Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office     In the one of the largest and most        these areas of interest under the
                                         for the Southern District of New York,     powerful state legal offices in the       careful supervision of leaders
Students conduct research, work
                                         one of the busiest and most respected      country, students work in civil rights,   in their fields.
with clients and observe live
                                         in the nation.                             labor and environmental protection.
mediation sessions at organizations
that specialize in conflict-resolution
                                         HEALTH-CARE REFORM                         SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW
                                         Working in high-profile health law         AND ADVOCACY

                                         offices, students help low-income          Students work at Advocates for
                                         New Yorkers navigate health                Children and collaborating organiza-
Students work with arts institutions,
                                         insurance claims and appeals.              tions, representing and assisting
including the Whitney Museum of
                                                                                    with cases on behalf of low-income        I always knew that I wanted to
Art, the Brooklyn Academy of Music,
                                         IMMIGRATION LAW                            families seeking appropriate              make a difference in the world.
and Christie’s, on issues of cultural
                                         Students working in nonprofit              educational services.                     Working with the United States
management, stewardship and
                                         organizations help with applications                                                 Environmental Protection Agency
                                         for asylum, permanent residence,           TAX LAW                                   allows me to do just that, while
                                         T and U visas (for trafficking and         Working in taxpayer centers and           my academic and practical
                                         other crime victims) and citizenship.      with selected private practitioners,      experiences at Cardozo have
                                                                                    students represent and assist on          prepared me to perform with
Through a unique model of holistic
                                         NEW YORK CITY LAW                          behalf of low-income clients.             confidence, poise and curiosity.
representation, students gain
                                         DEPARTMENT, APPEALS DIVISION                                                         My first assignment at the intern-
litigation experience, representing
                                         Students are assigned real appellate                                                 ship centered on concepts I had
low-income families in high-stakes
                                         cases to research and draft from start                                               just learned in class. There is
child neglect proceedings.
                                         to finish on a variety of civil matters.                                             a great sense of accomplishment
                                                                                                                              when your knowledge from the
                                         NEW YORK CITY LAW                                                                    classroom transitions into

                                                                                                                              real-world career experiences.
                                         JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
                                         In Family Court, students help to
                                         ensure that juveniles who commit

                                                                                                                              Melissa Mertz ’20
SKILLS MONTH                               PROGRAMS INCLUDE:                        HONOR SOCIETY
There are not enough days in the           • Intensive Mediation Advocacy           Members of Cardozo’s Moot Court
week for Cardozo Law students to             Program (IMAP)                         Honor Society participate in approxi-
take advantage of all of the               • Negotiation Theories and Skills        mately six national and regional
experiential learning opportunities                                                 competitions each semester. The
                                           • Intensive Transactional Lawyering
available to them. So during the             Program (ITRANS)                       student-run organization prepares
January midyear break, students can                                                 participants to write advocacy briefs
                                           • Introduction to Financial
participate in offerings that provide        Statements (I-FinS)                    and make powerful oral arguments.
intensive skills-based training                                                     Structured like a publication, with
                                           • Collaborative Family Law
applicable to many areas of the law.                                                selected writers, editors and oralists,
                                           • Advanced Legal Research
                                                                                    the Honor Society hosts competitions
INTENSIVE TRIAL                                                                     —such as the Cardozo / BMI Moot
The popular Intensive Trial Advocacy       OTHER HANDS-ON
                                                                                    Court Competition, a unique
                                                                                    entertainment-law contest—and             Cardozo laid the foundation
                                                                                                                              of how to think like a lawyer.
Program (ITAP) is a cornerstone of                                                  selected students participate in
Cardozo’s practical skills curriculum.     OPPORTUNITIES                            national and regional competitions.
In this two-week “boot camp,”

                                                                                                                              The tipping point was the
second- and third-year students learn      LAW JOURNALS                             ALEXANDER FELLOWS
cutting-edge strategies from leading       Working on a journal is one of the       PROGRAM
trial attorneys and judges who come        best ways to develop legal research,     A highly selective program, this

                                                                                                                              Intensive Trial Advocacy Program:
to Cardozo from across the country to      writing and analytical skills. Cardozo   judicial clerkship, offered every
teach this rigorous course simulating      is home to student-run journals that     semester, enables students to clerk
the intensity of a trial and to critique   publish articles by distinguished        for a federal judge in chambers five
students’ work.
   In small groups, students practice
direct and cross examinations,
                                           academics and practitioners along
                                           with student notes and comments.
                                                                                    days a week. Students research
                                                                                    and prepare memoranda, participate
                                                                                    in conferences and draft opinions.
                                                                                                                              that solidified that I wanted to
                                                                                                                              do trial work. It gave me
                                           Courts often cite Cardozo journal
interviewing and preparing witnesses,      articles and notes in decisions.         A weekly seminar, usually led by
selecting juries, dealing with                                                      a federal judge, gives students an

                                                                                                                              real-world experience and a
evidentiary issues and preparing for       Cardozo Law Review                       insider’s view of the day-to-day
and presenting bench and jury trials.      Cardozo Arts & Entertainment             operations of a court. Graduates of
The course ends with students              Law Journal                              the program have an advantage in

                                                                                                                              comfort level going into
conducting a full jury trial.              Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution   securing postgraduate clerkships.

                                           International Comparative, Policy
                                           & Ethics Law Review
                                           Cardozo Journal of Equal Rights
                                           and Social Justice
                                           Law and Literature
                                                                                                                              the courtroom the first time.
                                                                                                                              Portia Downing ’03
                                                                                                                              Essex County Assistant Prosecutor

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                                                                            Vibrant intellectual debate
                                                                            outside the classroom
                                         Cardozo Law has more than 40
DEMOCRATS CARDOZO DISPUTE RESOLUTION     dynamic organizations, through     New York City is a magnet for legal and business experts, and hundreds of
SOCIETY CARDOZO ENVIRONMENTAL LAW        which students meet like-minded    events each year expose students to far-reaching subjects and of-the-moment
SOCIETY CARDOZO FALL MENTORS CARDOZO     peers, learn about new areas of
                                         the law, provide public service    debates in law and society.
                                         and participate in a range of
CARDOZO INTERNATIONAL LAW SOCIETY        activities. These groups also
                                                                            CONFERENCES, SYMPOSIA AND PANELS
CARDOZO JURIST CARDOZO LABOR AND         provide opportunities to network
                                                                            Noted leaders in law, finance and politics have
                                         with alumni and faculty through
EMPLOYMENT LAW SOCIETY CARDOZO                                              spoken at recent events, including U.S. Supreme        TECH TALKS
                                         lectures, panels, dinners and
LAW & INTERNET CLUB CARDOZO MAY          other social events.
                                                                            Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and John Paul           • Blockchain & the Law
                                                                            Stevens, former U.S. attorney for the Southern         • 3D Printing and Patent Law
                                                                            District of New York Preet Bharara, former secretary   • The Future of Net Neutrality and Broadband
CARDOZO STARTUP SOCIETY CARDOZO                                             of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security              Privacy
STUDENTS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS CARDOZO                                           Jeh Johnson, and former U.S. secretary of Housing
WOMEN’S LAW INITIATIVE COURTROOM                                            and Urban Development Julian Castro. Other visitors    FASHION LAW TALKS
                                                                            have included prominent journalists, authors,          • A Conversation with Fashion Icon Isaac Mizrahi
ADVOCATES PROJECT ENTERTAINMENT LAW                                         fashion designers, filmmakers and music executives.      on Fashion, Law and Business
SOCIETY FAMILY LAW CLUB GAMING LAW                                                                                                 • Fashion with a Conscience
SOCIETY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT                                           RECENT CONFERENCES, PANELS AND SPEAKERS                • What’s in a Name? Three Designers Talk About
                                                                            • Art as an Asset Class: Transactional Concerns for      the Risks and Rewards of Calling a Brand by
LAW SOCIETY JEWISH LAW STUDENTS                                               Art-Market Participants                                Their Name
ASSOCIATION KOREAN AMERICAN LAW                                             • Cardozo Sports Law Symposium                         • An Evening with Stewart Weitzman
STUDENTS ASSOCIATION LATIN AMERICAN                                         • Clive Davis, Legendary Music Executive and
                                                                              Record Producer, Discusses His Career Highlights
                                                                            • Ethical Pitfalls and Pratfalls in Corporate
LOUIS D. BRANDEIS CENTER FOR HUMAN                                            Representations
RIGHTS UNDER LAW, CARDOZO CHAPTER                                           • New York Voter Protection Training Seminar
                                                                            • Powering Change: Women in Innovation and
                                                                              Creativity (World IP Day event)
MUSLIM LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION                                             • The Fair Housing Act After 50 Years
NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD OUTLAW                                               • The Innocence Project’s Impact After 25 Years:
PHILOSOPHY AND LAW SOCIETY REAL ESTATE                                        Law, Policy, and the Courts
                                                                            • The Israel Supreme Court at a Moment of
LAW ASSOCIATION SOUTHEAST ASIAN LAW                                           Transition, with Justices Miriam Naor, Elyakim
STUDENTS ASSOCIATION STUDENT ANIMAL                                           Rubinstein, and Salim Joubran
LEGAL DEFENSE FUND SUSPENSION                                               • The New Counterterrorism and Countering
                                                                              Violent Extremism: Speech Regulation, Private
REPRESENTATION PROJECT TAX LAW SOCIETY                                        Companies and Free Expression

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