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Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

Overview

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Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
50%
Number students applying:
2,913
Number students accepted:
1,452
First-year attrition rate:
700%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
162
Median:
159
25th percentile:
155

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.67
Median:
3.47
25th percentile:
3.25

Financial Profile

Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $53,570 $53,570
Non-resident $53,570 $53,570
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $26,401
Off Campus $26,401                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
1,022
Number students enrolled full-time:
947
Number students enrolled part-time:
75
Number of first-year students:
320

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
42%
% Women students:
51%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
10%
% Minority students:
26%
% International students:
4%

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
6
Names of law journals:
Cardozo Law Review, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution, Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender, Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law, Cardozo Public Law, Policy and Ethics Journal
% of students involved in law journals:
42%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
25%
% of students in field placements:
62%
% of students in simulation courses:
70%

Curriculum Strengths

Media-Entertainment/Intellectual Property,
Dispute Resolution,
Criminal Justice,
Family Law,
Public Interest Law

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 57% 223
National Employment Rate 2013 54% 216
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer NY 85% 278
State 2nd Largest Employer NJ 4% 13
State 3rd Largest Employer FL 2% 8
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer NY 80% 250
State 2nd Largest Employer NJ 7.7% 24
State 3rd Largest Employer CA 2.9% 9

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
0
Law Firm 2-10
15.4%
Law Firm 11-25
5.1%
Law Firm 26-50
2.9%
Law Firm 51-100
3.5%
Law Firm 101-250
3.5%
Law Firm 251-500
4.2%
Law Firm 501+
9.7%
Law Firm Unknown Size
0
Business & Industry
19.3%
Government
6.4%
Public Interest / Service
7.7%
Clerkships Federal
1.3%
Clerkships State / Local
3.2%
Education / Academia
0.3%
Other
0

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 NY 85% 85%
State 2 IL 100% 88%
State 3 MD 100% 81%
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 NY 85% 82%
State 2
State 3
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 NY 88% 85%
State 2
State 3

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Private
Part-time:
Yes
Affiliation:
Jewish
Feeder School 1:
Feeder School 2:
Feeder School 3:

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Link to Survey:

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School Information

55 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
Region:
Northeast
Main Phone:
212-790-0200
Admissions Phone:
212-790-0274
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Matthew
Diller
Undergraduate:
AB
School:
Harvard University
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Harvard University
Graduate Degree:
School:
Director of Admissions:
David
Martinidez
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
Manhattanville College
Law Degree:
School:
Graduate Degree:
MA
School:
New York University

Reputation Profile

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