Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

Category: Graduate school | State: New York

About Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

Cardozo is a world class law school located in the heart of New York City. The school is proud of its rigorous theoretical coursework and the fact that our students get more real world practical opportunities than most schools in the country. Our faculty is ranked 29th in the country for scholarship. Cardozo has consistently been ranked as a top ten law school in Intellectual Property and in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Our alums are well represented in many fields including deep connections in the creative industries of media, fashion, entertainment, and technology. The school is the birthplace and home of 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. Veterans and service members will appreciate our supportive community including how accessible and deeply engaged our faculty members are in the success of their students.


Top Degrees


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 $56,226 $56,226
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 $6,294 $6,294
Totals N/A N/A $83,990 $83,990
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • 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
  • Customized student orientation program for military students
  • Mentoring/on-boarding programs for new military students or veterans
  • Tuition discounts specifically for military students
  • 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