The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is the law school of Yeshiva University, located in the New York City borough of Manhattan. The school is named for Supreme Court Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo. Cardozo's success as a young school has been remarkable. Among the top 100 law schools, only two schools are younger than Cardozo, which graduated its first class in 1979.
While Cardozo is noted for its academic strengths in numerous areas of
study, its Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution programs are
particularly well-reputed and consistently ranked within the top ten in
the country by U.S. News. The school is also home to the Innocence
Project, run by Cardozo Professor Barry Scheck, known for using DNA
profiling to help free innocent prisoners. The project is frequently
reported on in the national news, and its work has been instrumental in
some high-profile cases. Many of Cardozo's 12,000 alumni reside in the
New York metropolitan area, and they have a considerable presence in New
York City, although many Cardozo graduates pursue their careers
internationally and can be found across the country in 50 states.