Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is located in a vibrant neighborhood in Greenwich Village, just blocks from Union Square. It is noted for intellectual property law and alternative dispute resolution, the nationally recognized Innocence Project and the Center for Public Service Law, among others.
With a diverse selection of internships and externships, Cardozo students benefit from a curriculum that has a strong balance of theory and practice.
This year, Cardozo is offering a new groundbreaking clinic in the Intellectual Property Program. The Indie Film Clinic will offer independent filmmakers, directors and producers the legal expertise to succeed in a digital era that is constantly changing and challenging the established rules, said Matthew Diller, dean and professor of law.
“The class of 2013 was chosen from the largest pool of applicants in our history — over 5,500 strong,” Diller said. “They have the highest combined LSAT scores and the highest GPA of any incoming class.”
The school has a strong public service program with dedicated staff and a depth of offerings. preLaw magazine gave it a B+ for public service.
Graduates taking the bar exam for the first time in July 2009 achieved a bar pass rate of 91 percent, well above the state average. Of the class of 2009, 93.1 percent were employed nine months after graduation, fourth best in the region.
Published Spring 2011