Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University is located on lower Fifth Avenue in New York City’s Greenwich Village.
Cardozo School of Law provides a world-class legal education that encourages and supports creative thinking and effective action in all fields of law. Cardozo is renowned for the creation of the Innocence Project as well as its visionary programs in Intellectual Property and Information Law, and alternative dispute resolution. Recent innovative programs include the Cardozo Data Law Initiative and the Tech Startup Clinic and the Indie Film Clinic. Cardozo’s FAME Center provides leadership in fashion, arts, media and entertainment law. Cardozo is celebrating 40 years with a focus on foundational values of leadership, innovation, activism and ambition.
The law school offers approximately 1,100 J.D. and LL.M. candidates a comprehensive legal education in the midst of one of the world’s leading cities for law, business, finance, media and culture.
Cardozo offers 15 clinics, as well as field clinics and other practical opportunities for students, providing over 400 field placements for students each year.
Founded in 1976 by Yeshiva University, one of the finest research universities in the United States, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law has a national reputation for a top-caliber faculty and an innovative academic program that includes a wide range of exciting and practical opportunities. The school’s faculty members are known for being widely published legal scholars, as well as for being actively engaged in the pursuit of social justice. They invite ongoing dialogue with their students—inside and outside of the classroom. Almost half of the faculty hold advanced degrees in other disciplines, making them particularly qualified to provide a well-rounded and rigorous legal education.
Cardozo is noted for its academic strengths in numerous areas of study, and U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks its Intellectual Property & Information Law Program and Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution among the top law schools in the country. The school is also home to the Innocence Project, directed by Cardozo Professor Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld. To date the Innocence Project has helped free over 350 wrongly convicted prisoners.
Cardozo Law is a secular school that seeks to educate people of all faiths and backgrounds. Yeshiva University is an independent university reflecting the Jewish tradition of helping to heal the world. Cardozo’s community is diverse and welcomes people from all nationalities and religions. Cardozo students are not required to participate in any faith-related courses. Unlike the law school, Yeshiva University’s undergraduate divisions focus on providing an education that is both religious and secular. The university’s Jewish tradition expresses itself at the law school in the dedication to the ethical practice of law and the pursuit of social justice. Students from all religions, backgrounds and of all sexual orientations are welcome at Cardozo School of Law.
The Cardozo community is open and personal. The animated debate in its classrooms and hallways is welcoming and respectful of diverse perspectives and backgrounds. And every day, students and faculty recognize the critical role attorneys play in protecting the rights of all people, around the world.