Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

Category: Graduate school | State: New York

About Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

Cardozo School of Law is a top law school located in New York City. About1,000 J.D. and LL.M. candidates are enrolled each year, and the school provides hands-on experience in one of the world_s leading cities for law, business, finance, media and culture. Founded in 1976 by Yeshiva University Cardozo has a national reputation for its top-caliber faculty and innovative academic programs including the FAME center for fashion, art, media and entertainment. Cardozo is consistently ranked a top ten law school in Intellectual Property and in Conflict Resolution. The school is the birthplace and home to the Innocence Project.

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Why attend Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

Our real world opportunities for clinical education bring Cardozo students into all fields of practice, led by faculty members who are innovators in their fields. The entrepreneurial spirit of innovation will shape whatever field of law you pursue_whether you become a criminal lawyer, a corporate litigator, a human rights advocate or legal counsel for a new media startup. Cardozo offers hundreds of points of contact with top-tier legal practitioners and opportunities to connect with legal professionals in and around New York City.


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A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition N/A N/A $54,325 $54,325
Fees N/A N/A $570 $570
Room N/A N/A $14,000 $14,000
Board N/A N/A $5,700 $5,700
Books N/A N/A $1,200 $1,200
Other Expenses N/A N/A $5,605 $5,605
Totals N/A N/A $81,400 $81,400
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Signed the VA's Principles of Excellence for serving veterans and service members
  • Waives the admission application fee for military students and veterans
  • Provide admissions events or special admissions information sessions customized for prospective students who are military service members
  • Mentoring/on-boarding programs for new military students or veterans
  • Compliant with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act")
  • Active duty or reserve military student returns without penalty after deployment
  • Returning student receive reimbursement or remission of course fees
  • Offers accelerated courses (i.e., 6-8 weeks course completion time)
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Full-time veteran counselors or advisors on staff
  • Specialized career guidance counseling or other programs to help military students identify careers to pursue
  • Industry-employer relationship programs available to active duty military students and veterans to assist with post-graduate employment outcomes