Founded in 1976 by Yeshiva University, one of the finest research universities in the United States.
Cardozo’s faculty is known for being widely-published legal scholars, most of whom have also practiced law. They are accessible and invite ongoing dialogue with their students--inside and outside of the classroom. In addition, nearly half of the faculty also hold advanced degrees in other disciplines, making them particularly qualified to provide a fully-rounded and rigorous legal education. Cardozo students also benefit from a curriculum that has a strong balance of theory and practice. The Law School’s clinical program offers experiences in criminal, corporate, family, human rights, and immigration law, as well as others, and internships, externships, and job opportunities are diverse and abundant in the city that never sleeps.
There are certain qualities that set Cardozo apart and give it a unique character. Among them are flexibility and the desire and drive not to be complacent but to constantly improve for the benefit of students and society—all with New York as a back drop. Cardozo’s special, nationally known programs—among them the Innocence Project, Intellectual Property Law Program, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Holocaust Claims Restitution Clinic--combine intellectual excellence and a visionary edge that is helping to shape the legal landscape.