Yeshiva Law School

The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is the law school of Yeshiva University, located in the New York City borough of Manhattan. The school is named for Supreme Court Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo. Cardozo is a relatively new law school, having graduated its first class in 1979. Cardozo's success as a young school has been remarkable, leading some to characterized Cardozo as a "rising star" among law schools. While Cardozo is noted for its strengths in a variety of areas, its Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution programs are exceptionally well known. Most of Cardozo's 9,000 alumni reside in the New York metropolitan area, and they have a considerable presence in New York City. However, some Cardozo graduates pursue their careers internationally and many can be found across the country in 43 states.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.cardozo.yu.edu/
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) lawinfo@yu.edu
Location (Location) New York, NY
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1976
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : 74
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 159
Median GPA : 3.42
Acceptance Rate : 53%


Yeshiva Law School Admissions

Yeshiva Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 53% of its applicants. Comparatively, Cardozo is Significantly Higher than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2020 2691 1401 (52.06%) 288 (10.7%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 3.15 3.42 3.62
LSAT 156 159 161

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $54,895 $54,895
Part Time $54,895 $54,895
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: $26,725
Living off-campus: $26,725
Living at home: $26,725

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : 09/01
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 04/01
Application Fee : $50

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Yeshiva Law School Community

Yeshiva Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Cardozo is Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 73
  • Part Time : 110

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 83
  • # Minority Faculty : 16

RATIO

12.7 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : Yes
  • Graduate Housing : No
  • Law Specific Housing : Yes

Yeshiva Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Cardozo-Yeshiva University 1L section size is 21% larger than law schools in New York and 37% larger than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Yeshiva Law School: 233
New York Average: 184
PRIVATE School Average: 146
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 1352
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 254
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 501
  • Law Journals : 318
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 8.8%
  • Second Year : 1.5%
  • Third Year : 0.3%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

Yeshiva Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Cardozo-Yeshiva University class of 2015 had an employment rate of 83% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

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In 2015, 93.3%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 49.0%
  • Business: 25.0%
  • Government: 10.0%
  • Public Interest: 10.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • New York: 85%
  • New Jersey: 4%
  • Florida: 2%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 93.3%
  • First Time Takers: 385
  • Average School: 85.5%
  • Average State: 78.6%
  • Pass Difference: 6.9%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • New York : 78.6%
  • Passed : 307 of 359 (85.5%)
  • State Average : 78.6%
  • Difference : 6.9%