Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

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Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is located in a vibrant neighborhood in Greenwich Village, just blocks from Union Square. A private Jewish institution founded in 1976, it is noted for intellectual property law and alternative dispute resolution, as well as the nationally recognized Innocence Project.

With a diverse selection of internships and externships, Cardozo students benefit from a curriculum that offers a strong balance of theory and practice through more than 130 courses.

In 2011, Cardozo offered a new groundbreaking clinic: the Intellectual Property Program. The Indie Film Clinic provides 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, former Cardozo dean and professor of law.

Cardozo also recently launched the Fashion, Arts, Media & Entertainment Law Center. It offers courses, experiential learning opportunities and externships in fashion, media, entertainment, the arts, film and sports law. Also, the new Cardozo Data Law Initiative prepares students for careers in information governance, e-discovery, data privacy, social media law and cybersecurity.

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.

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75th Percentile1613.66
25th Percentile1553.15
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time$56,796$56,796
Living Expenses
Median grant$35000
Percent receiving grants83.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 89.00%
NJ Employment86.52
Bar Passage85.07%
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Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business, Corporate, Banking
Criminal Law and Procedure
Entertainment Law
Family Law/Child & Family
Governmental Affairs and Regulations
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Public Policy
Real Estate Transactions
Tax Law