Cardozo School of Law - New York City

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Cardozo School of Law - New York City

Bringing Law to Life “

Number of professors

Number of students

Student-faculty ratio

6.1 : 1

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Cardozo Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association.

The law school is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

Ranking and Awards

General rankings

  • U.S. News & World Report ranked Cardozo 53rd out of 198 law schools.
  • 25th - "Gold Standard" jobs (full-time, long-term jobs requiring bar passage that are not funded by the school).
  • 32nd - Faculty Scholarly Impact
  • 37th - Highest Percentage of Grads Hired by the 100 Largest Firms

Specialty rankings

  • 9th - Dispute Resolution
  • 12th - Intellectual Property
  • 10th - LL.M./Master of Laws
  • 11th - Government and Public Defender/Prosecutor
  • Top 10 - Music Law
  • "A" - Tax Law
  • "A" - International Law
  • "A+" - Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • "A" - Business Law

Miscellaneous rankings

  • 1st - Most Journal Cites for an Arts & Entertainment Law Journal (2nd in Scholarly Impact and 3rd in Cites by Courts)
  • 1st - Per Capita Productivity of Articles in Top Journals, 1993-2012, for Law Schools Outside U.S.
  • News Top 50
  • 5th - New York State Bar Pass Rate (2013)
  • 15th - Most Prolific Faculty
  • 22nd - Most Cited Law Review
  • 31st - Most SSRN Downloads

Bar examination passage rates

In 2017, 85% of the law school's first-time test takers passed the bar exam. 94.81% of 2019 graduates who sat for the bar exam passed within two years of their date of graduation.

Notable alumni

Geoffrey Bowers
Plaintiff in one of the first AIDS discrimination cases to go to public hearing

John Dalli
Partner at Dalli & Marino, LLP

Sandra J. Feuerstein

District Court Judge, Eastern District of New York

Sonia Gardner

Hedge Fund manager and the co-founder of Avenue Capital Group

Ron S. Geffner

Former SEC enforcement attorney and partner at Sadis & Goldberg

Rachel Hirschfeld

Ánimal rights activist and lawyer

Eddie Huang

Taiwanese American restaurateur, actor, attorney, writer and clothing designer

Grace Meng

US Congresswoman

Barbara Olson

Lawyer and conservative television commentator who was killed in 9/11

Juliette Passer

President & General Counsel at PanaManagement Corporation

David Samson

President of the Miami Marlins

Josh Saviano

Now a practicing attorney, Saviano played Kevin Arnold's best friend, Paul Pfeiffer, in The Wonder Years.

Pam Sherman

Columnist also known as "The Suburban Outlaw"

Randi Weingarten

President of the American Federation of Teachers

Ivan Wilzig

Techno musician