Cardozo open house events include programming tailored to students of color and LGBTQ+ students, but open to all. Guests have the opportunity to: explore our academic programs, learn about the admissions process, and meet our faculty and staff. Guests also have ample opportunities to learn about the student experience from members of OUTlaw, Cardozo’s LGBTQ+ student organization, and the Minority Law Students Alliance (“MLSA”).
Cardozo allows applicants to submit an optional essay regarding personal characteristics or any other factors (economic, social, physical, educational, or cultural) that they would like the Admissions Committee to consider as part of its review.
Yeshiva University, in its efforts to maintain a diverse workforce, will advertise its open positions with state workforce agencies as well as a number of local and national organizations that support veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities and individuals from other protected groups. Our open positions are shared with several organizations that specifically work to support LGBTQ+ communities. We are also a member of a higher education recruitment consortium that does outreach to individuals from these communities.
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Yes, per the employee health insurance policy for a given year.
Covered services are offered to both students and their spouses/partners.
Yes, per the student health insurance policy for a given academic year.
All students have the option to seek professional counseling services at the University Counseling Center. Yeshiva’s Counseling Center offers short-term individual counseling, psychiatric assessment and short-term medication managements, referral services, crisis intervention and emergency services.
The Counseling Center is here to consult with you on a confidential basis, free of charge. Our staff of qualified and caring professionals provide a calm and objective listening ear, and can help you address any issues or concerns.
The law school has multiple single-stall gender-inclusive bathrooms throughout the building. The bathrooms are labeled “Gender Neutral”. The locations for these bathrooms and accessibility are published in the student handbook.
Sexual Orientation, Gender, and Law
Credits: 2 Pre/Corequisite: None
This course looks at legal issues relating to sexual orientation and gender, especially questions relating to lesbian, gay, and bisexual rights; women’s rights; and the rights of transgender people. The course looks at both constitutional and statutory issues, with particular attention to issues relating to speech, families, reproduction, and discrimination.
OUTlaw is Cardozo’s pioneer student group for LGBTQ+ students and their allies. OUTlaw organizes meetings, educational panels, and social activities to advance LGBTQ+ rights and issues. One of the group’s prominent events is an annual reception in which the E. Nathaniel Gates Award, established in honor of a beloved Cardozo professor, is presented to notable Cardozo LGBT alumni. The administration co-sponsors events with OUTlaw through the Office of Diversity & Inclusion.
The Office of Career Services (“OCS”) welcomes partnerships and co-sponsorship with student groups on programming. OCS will provide funding for programs, events, and conferences that have a career-oriented subject.
Yes, mandatory for all students
OUTlaw Alumni was created to support diversity and foster community in LGBTQ+ alumni from Cardozo with the goal of promoting social events, networking opportunities, career help, and more. The OUTlaw Alumni group works closely to support and mentor Cardozo OUTlaw students often co-sponsoring events and bridging the gap between alumni and students. As part of the student’s Gates Event, OUTlaw Alumni help to fundraise towards the LGBT Fund’s Paris Baldacci Scholarship for Outstanding Student Work in LGBT Rights.
Cardozo’s Office of Career Services (“OCS”) provides a dedicated OCS Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives who works in conjunction with Cardozo’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion to develop resources and programming, in addition to providing advice to students and alumni regarding placement. OCS also provides resources targeting students and alumni of diverse backgrounds, including the OCS Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Guide and provides information about, and access to, a broad range of initiatives, including career fairs, fellowships, internships, and scholarships.