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                             The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva
                             University in New York, NY
                             [By Heather Jung]
                             Founded in 1976, Yeshiva University’s school of law is named for Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo, who served on
                             the Supreme Court from 1932 to 1938. Cardozo was the second Jewish justice to be appointed to the Supreme Court and was
                             renowned for, according to the school’s website, his “integrity, social consciousness, and elegant opinions.”

Since opening its doors a little more than 20        learning experience but do not count toward           and Genocide Clinic, Securities Arbitration
years ago, the school has quickly risen through      the concentration itself. The concentrations          Clinic, and Telecommunications Workshop.
the ranks to become one of the most well-            offered by Cardozo are:
respected law schools in the country. U.S.                                                                 Cardozo’s educational quality is evidenced
News & World Report has listed Cardozo as                •    Commercial Law                               by graduates’ employment statistics. The
number 52 on its list of the top 00 law schools.        •    Constitutional Law and Rights                class of 2006 reported a 98.4% employment
                                                         •    Corporate Law                                rate within nine months of graduation, and
“Cardozo has always been progressive, yet                •    Criminal Law and Procedure                   graduates entered a wide array of sectors.
now it is evolving at an unprecedented rate,             •    Family and Matrimonial Law                   60.36% went into private practice, 6.57%
keeping pace with the world’s changes-from               •    Intellectual Property and                    entered the corporate/business field, 3.9%
the legal implications of new medical and                     Communications Law                           went into government, 4.73% began working
communications technology to the shifting                •    International and Comparative Law            for public-interest organizations, 3.25%
dynamics of global business and politics-while           •    Litigation                                   began judicial clerkships, 0.59% entered
deepening its commitment to social justice and           •    Property and Real Estate                     the military, and 0.59% entered academia.
ethical practice,” Dean David Rudenstine said            •    Taxation                                     Average starting salaries ranged from
in his state of the law school letter.                                                                     $49,000 to $03,422 per year.
                                                     In addition to concentrations, students with
During the 2006-2007 school year, Cardozo            particular avenues of interest can further            Dean of Admissions David Martinidez sums
had a total (J.D. and LL.M.) enrollment of           their educations through Cardozo’s LL.M.              up Cardozo’s location best: “Cardozo is
,08. This year’s first-year class (the class       degree programs. These programs are open              located in vibrant and historically rich
of 2009) enrolled 352 students from a pool           to both domestic and international students,          Greenwich Village, which makes for a
of more than 4,500 applicants. There are 50          who may enroll on either a part-time or               comfortable and welcoming neighborhood
full-time faculty members, ensuring a low            full-time basis. In order to earn their LL.M.         for its students. New York is also home to
student-to-faculty ratio.                            degrees, students must complete 24 credit             many multinational corporations, prestigious
                                                     hours if they are enrolled full-time or three         law firms, excellent academic institutions
Students pursuing their J.D.s at Cardozo             years of study if they are attending part-time.       and libraries, and some of the world’s best
are allowed to choose from a variety of              There are currently three LL.M. degrees               restaurants, night life, theater, and art.
concentrations and pathways (which are not           available: General Studies, Comparative               Cardozo students have the world’s greatest
formal concentrations). According to the             Legal Thought, and Intellectual Property.             city at their fingertips.”
school’s 2005 course guide, concentrations
are “akin to an undergraduate major” but are         Bringing its commitment to social                     On the net
completely optional.                                 consciousness into play, the school is home
                                                     to the renowned Innocence Project. The                Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
A student can graduate with one                      Project was founded in 992 by professors   
concentration or two. In order to qualify for        Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld. The
a concentration, a student must take at least        nonprofit legal clinic seeks to exonerate             The Innocence Project
five courses in that subject area, including         those who are wrongfully held in America’s  
all of the basic courses. Each concentration         prisons. Other clinics available to students
includes “associated courses,” which are             include the Family Court Clinic, Holocaust            Greenwich Village
optional classes that enhance the student’s          Restitution Claims Practicum, Human Rights  


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