February was an extremely successful month for Cardozo’s moot court, as second-year students Rachel Lubert and Rebecca Hagenson of the Moot Court Honor Society won Vanderbilt University’s prestigious National First Amendment Moot Court Competition and Jeremy Sussman and Andrew Pak, also 2Ls, took top honors at George Mason University’s Henry G. Manne Moot Court Competition for Law & Economics.
The academic year ended on an extremely high note for Michel Rosenfeld when he received word that on June 4, 2004 French President Jacques Chirac signed a decree awarding the Cardozo professor the Legion of Honor, the French government’s highest and most prestigious award.
The crisis in Darfur, Sudan, was the focus of a panel discussion at Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law on Oct. 26, 2004.
The Leonard and Bea Diener Institute of Jewish Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and the Rebecca Ivry Department of Jewish Studies at Stern College for Women will host an international conference, “Between Rashi and Maimonides: Themes in Medieval Jewish Law, Thought, and Culture,” November 21-23.
Paul D. Brusiloff was elected a member of Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Board of Directors at a meeting held in early September.
Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor urged graduates of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law to pursue careers in public service in a commencement address she delivered June 1 at the school’s 26th commencement exercises at Avery Fisher Hall. Justice O’Connor was awarded a Doctor of Laws degree by Yeshiva University at the commencement, conferred by president Richard M. Joel, in what was a first for Cardozo.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, which ended segregation in the nation’s schools, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University will sponsor a series of events. They will be held at the Law School, 55 Fifth Avenue at 12th Street, and are open to the public. For more information, call 212-790-0310.
The Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, will be the featured speaker at the 26th commencement of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University at 3:00pm on Tuesday, June 1, 2004. At the ceremony, which will be held at Avery Fisher Hall of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 333 men and women will receive J.D. degrees and 45 will receive LL.M. degrees.
Battles over the appointment of federal judges are as old as the republic itself, but recently they have intensified. Few things are more important to the functioning of a constitutional democracy, particularly one that gives courts the power of judicial review, than how judges are selected. Jurocracy and Distrust: Reconsidering the Federal Judicial Appointments Process will gather leading academics to assess the law and politics surrounding this issue at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University at 55 Fifth Avenue at 12th St. The symposium is on Monday, March 22 from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm and is free to the public with advance reservations.
Kathryn O. Greenberg, Esq. was unanimously elected chairman of the board of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University at a meeting held early in March. She succeeds Earle I. Mack, who held the position since 1992. This marks the first time in Cardozo’s history that the chairman comes from the ranks of its alumni. Ms. Greenberg is a 1982 cum laude graduate of the law school.