Cardozo Law News Brief: March 26, 2021

In The News

Prof. Rebecca Ingber Testifies Before House Rules Committee on Reforms to the War Powers Resolution

“The United States is at war today with groups in countries that Congress has never determined the nation should be fighting. This is not how these decisions are supposed to work,” says Ingber. Read more»

Prof. Ekow Yankah Joins WNYC to Discuss Challenges in Prosecuting Hate Crimes in Wake of Anti-Asian Attacks

“[Hate crime] statutes can struggle to make sense of people whose motivations are complicated, mixed, overlapping, include real elements of hatred, but aren’t the only element that drove them to violence,” says Yankah. Listen here»

Prof. Alex Reinert Speaks to Slate on SCOTUS Decision in Torres v. Madrid

“The case was, in short, a bullet dodged: A decision against Torres would’ve had ‘more significant impact’ by diminishing litigants’ ability ‘to seek accountability for excessive uses of force,’” says Reinert. Read more»

Prof. Kathryn Miller Discusses NY Marijuana Bill’s Impact on Minority Communities in The City

“What does continue to happen is that police officers use their observations of people using marijuana or claim to smell the smell of marijuana as an excuse to have an interaction with that person,” Miller says. Read more»

Jhaton White ’22C Elected First Black Editor-in-Chief of Cardozo Law Review

“The school has been around since the 1970s and has had Black students, but to see a Black student take the reins of such a relevant law review—I think it speaks volumes about what Black law students are capable of,” White tells Read more»

Moot Court Honor Society Team Places Second at Regional Round of INTA Competition, Advances to Nationals

Cardozo’s team included Oralists Nigel Pura-Bryant and Matthew Jacobs; Head Coach JoHanna Rothseid ’21C, Assistant Coaches Mendel Epstein ’21C and Tiffany Cheung ’21C; and Opposing Brief Writers Elizabeth Soclof ’22C and Matthew Nosenchuk ’22C. Read more»

Merchant & Gould to Fund IP Diversity Scholarship

“We are very grateful to Merchant & Gould for their generosity,” says Dean Melanie Leslie. “Cardozo is committed to supporting diversity and this generous gift will help students build careers in the powerful field of Intellectual Property law.” Read more»

Faculty News & Scholarship

  • Prof.Peter Goodrich discussed “‘Jurisliterature’, An Analysis of the Role Literary Figures in Legal Decisions” during the Nirma University Institute of Law International Conference on Language, Law and Literature on March 23.
  • Prof. Deborah Pearlstein’s forthcoming article in the Georgetown Law Journal, “Lawyering the Presidency,” is now available on SSRN.
  • Prof. Alex Reinert joined the Lawfare Live podcast to discuss Qualified Immunity in the Federal Courts on March 24.
  • Prof. Ed Zelinsky was cited by the Sixth Circuit in Nolan v. Detroit Edison Co.


The Importance of Design Protection
Wednesday, March 31 at 6 p.m.

Cardozo Law Review presents Journal Week
Monday, April 5 to Friday, April 9

  • Details to come

International and Comparative Law Review Spring Symposium: Is Censorship Necessary to Protect Democracy?
Monday, April 5 at 12 p.m.

Systemic Racism & Evidence Law: Beyond Neutrality
Tuesday, April 6 at 6 p.m.

  • Presented by Cardozo’s NLG Chapter.

FAME and Sports Law Society: A Discussion with Courtney Hall
Wednesday, April 7 at 6 p.m.

The Power of Licensing and Collaborations in Fashion and Entertainment
Thursday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m.

The Entrepreneurial Attorney: Key Career-Building Considerations
Friday, April 9 at 12 p.m.

Framing Britney Spears, Adult Guardianship and an Artist’s Control over Her Work
Monday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Dean’s Speaker Series: A Conversation with Bess Chiu ’09C
Wednesday, April 14 at 12 p.m.