Cardozo Law creates a new Center for Rights and Justice.
It’s a rare opportunity to see a lawyer prepare for what could be a landmark case. But in February Cardozo students seized the chance to do just that when they attended a mock trial in the Jacob Burns Moot Court Room. There, Professor Alexander Reinert faced a five-judge panel of professors and attorneys who hammered him with questions in advance of his upcoming oral argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The issue raised by the case, McGowan v. United States of America, was whether a federal prisoner may bring a damages action against the government to remedy the violation of his First Amendment rights.
Via regblog.org—RegBlog’s founding in 2011 was an ambitious, creative, and prescient undertaking. It was also very much a sign of the times, reflecting the increasing comfort with—and saturation by—social media throughout society.
Federal agencies, too, were leaping on this bandwagon. In 2010, the Federal Web Managers Council, an interagency group of web managers working to improve the United States governments’ online presence, created a timeline to trace the federal government’s embrace of social media. The first item, somewhat pathetic in retrospect, is from April 1, 2002, when the White House Easter Egg Roll was live-streamed. The next item does not appear for another two years, but the timeline is increasingly crammed with developments in the ensuing years.
Cardozo School of Law's Legal Tech Day, a day-long series of panel discussions aimed at information governance professionals, featured "'Big Data' and its Legal Impacts," hosted by the Cardozo Data Law Initiative. It was one of two panels held that day that comprised the latest offering in the law school's continuing Tech Talks series. READ MORE
Celebrating 40 Years
Activism: A pioneering commitment to hands-on learning and social justice
Innovation: Programs and Centers that set new standards, from the Innocence Project to the FAME Center and Indie Film Clinic
Leadership: A world-class faculty dedicated to students, scholarship and advocacy
Ambition: A community of highly ambitious and successful alumni and students
THE AGE OF DEFERENCE
A panel of distinguished experts captivated a packed Jacob Burns Moot Court Room on September 19 with a robust and lively discussion of the Supreme Court’s approach to the executive branch in cases involving national security over the past seven decades. Legal scholars on both sides of the issue traded arguments surrounding everything from the Founding Fathers’ penchant for secrecy, to modern practices of interrogation, preventative detention, and the National Security Agency’s metadata collection program.
Sports law- a big, exciting, high-profile field full of public personalities, multi-million dollar companies, media coverage and national attention. But, according to Cardozo's alumni practicing in sports law, the field is more layered than the big games- and the big money that surrounds them. Lawyers in sports law need to not only love the game, but also possess a passion for what it means to do deals in the business of sports, says David Samson '93, president of the Miami Marlins. "It is a business, even if the business happens to be in the paper every day." READ MORE
Kenneth Carter '98, counsel at CloudFlare, was honored as the top corporate counsel in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Timesand the Silicon Valley Business Journal. The awards ceremony, held on March 10, 2016, highlighted counsel who "steer their companies through uncharted territory." Carter won in the "Private Company" category.
Carter was hired as CloudFlare's first in-house lawyer, where he leads legal affairs, public policy, government relations and trust & safety. CloudFlare is a leading Internet performance and security company. The company is on a mission to build a better Internet, and is changing the way that 2 billion people worldwide access information.