Yeshiva University (Cardozo)

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55 Fifth Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10003

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#64 Best Law Schools


#26 in Part-time Law

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The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University has an application deadline of April 1. The full-time program application fee at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University is $75. The part-time program application fee at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University is $75. Its tuition is full-time: $51,778 per year and part-time: $51,778 per year. The student-faculty ratio is 14.1:1. The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University has 162 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is a New York City-based institution with particularly high rankings for its intellectual property law and dispute resolution programs, as well as for its part-time law program. It has special programs in Holocaust and Human Right studies, Jewish Law and Interdisciplinary Studies, and a program in Family Law, Policy, and Bioethics, among others. For students interested in a joint degree program, Cardozo teams up with the Wurzweiler School of Social Work to offer a joint J.D./master of Social Work program, and with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine for a joint J.D./master in Bioethics program.

The school was named after former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo, who, according to the law school, was “renowned for his integrity, social consciousness, and elegant opinions”—values on which the school says it was founded. Located in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, the law school is also home to the Jacob Burns Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, the Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center on Corporate Governance, and the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy.

Outside of class, law students can relax in the Kathryn O. and Alan C. Greenberg Center for Student Life, and have the option to live in the law school’s residence hall, The Alabama. There are also a variety of student organizations to consider, including OUTLaw and the Black Asian Latino Law Students Association. Legal journals at Cardozo Law include the Cardozo Law Review, the Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender, the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, and the New York Real Estate Law Reporter.

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Year founded 1976
Public/private Private
Law school designation National


Application deadline April 1
Full-time program application fee $75
Part-time program application fee $75
Admissions phone (212) 790-0274
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 162
Student-faculty ratio 14.1:1
Total faculty 176

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 983
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 398


Tuition and fees

full-time: $51,778 per year
part-time: $51,778 per year

Room and board $18,700


Employed at graduation2 31.0%
Median private sector starting salary $75,000
Median public service starting salary $53,000


Total volumes and volume equivalents 590,764

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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