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Honoring Peter Paul & Mary

Last evening Cardozo Law School’s Journal of Conflict Resolution presented Peter Paul and Mary with their 2015 International Advocate for Peace Award. (Peter Yarrow accepted the award on the group’s behalf.)  They were recognized as active participants in the civil rights … Continue reading

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The 1st Supreme Court Justice to Attend Law School

On September 20, 1845, President James Polk nominated Levi Woodbury to the United States Supreme Court.  He served on the Court until 1851.  He was the first Supreme Court justice to attend law school.  He studied at Tapping Reeve’s Litchfield … Continue reading

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A Diverse Student Body Better Prepares Future Lawyers

On this date in 2003, the United States Supreme Court decided the case Grutter v. Bollinger.  Barbara Grutter was a white, female, resident from Michigan.  She sued the University of Michigan Law School after she was rejected.  She claimed that … Continue reading

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Is Grading a Student On a Curve Unconstitutional?

Two first-year law students sued their school after being expelled.  They received failing grades in their contracts class, and as a consequence, didn’t maintain above the (required) 2.0 (or “C”) grade point average.  They alleged their contract grades were so … Continue reading

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