Yeshiva University

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
55 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003

LSAT: 160 - 166
GPA: 3.42 - 3.74
Enrollment: 1124
Application Deadline: 4/1

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is located in a vibrant neighborhood in Greenwich Village, just blocks from Union Square. Founded in 1976 by Yeshiva University, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law 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.”

A typical entering class includes students from a diverse background coming from 34 states and 10 foreign countries. Over half of the 2010 entering class were women. 

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.

Tuition: $46,794
Median grant awarded: $21,000
Percent receiving grants: 59.6%
Bar Passage Rate/State Rate: 89.52%/86.51%
Post-grad employment rate: 88.1%
Average first-year class size: 50
Minority enrollment: 22.7%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 15.3