Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

Last Updated June 10, 2022
55 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003, United States
Phone: 212.790.0274

Policies and Practices that Impact the Student Experience

Nondiscrimination Policy

This school has a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of:

  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity
  • Gender Expression

Chosen Name

Chosen name can be used throughout the admission process.


  • Faculty and staff are allowed to include in email signatures
  • Students can indicate in materials they must complete before orientation.


Students are eligible for general diversity and inclusion financial aid based on:

  • Sexual Orientation

Resources and Opportunities

  • LGBTQ+ student organization(s)
  • Funds for LGBTQ+ student organization(s)                 
  • Peer mentoring specifically for LGBTQ+ students                 
  • Emergency Funds that LGBTQ+ students can request if they are in crisis     
  • Funds for students to attend the Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair

Classroom Experience

  • Offers courses that focus exclusively on LGBTQ+


  • School has a diversity, equity, and inclusion faculty committee
  • School has faculty member(s) who conduct research primarily focused on LGBTQ+ topics


This law school provides all-gender-inclusive restroom(s) and all-gender-inclusive single-occupancy restroom(s), which include the following features:

  • In main law school building
  • In the law library
  • ADA accessible

Local Community

  • LGBTQ+ specific events   
  • Pride events 
  • Readily identifiable LGBTQ+ owned businesses         
  • Readily identifiable LGBTQ+ friendly businesses (e.g., pride flag sticker)    

Navigating Cardozo Law School

Questions about financial aid

Student Finance
Jon Goldberg

Questions about LGBTQ+ resources available on and/or off campus

Diversity and Inclusion
Bobby Codjoe

Questions about usage of chosen name or pronouns

Student Life 
Francesca Acocella

Questions about connecting with LGBTQ+ student organization(s)

Diversity and Inclusion
Bobby Codjoe

Questions about connecting with LGBTQ+ alumni

Outlaw Student Group

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