2002-06-29 / Community

Residents Get J.D. Degrees

Residents Get J.D. Degrees

Eliot P. Alony and Joel Granik received J.D. degrees at the 24th commencement of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University on June 7. The ceremony took place at Avery Fisher Hall of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

The keynote speaker, Judge Jack B. Weinstein, Senior United States District Judge of the Eastern District of New York, spoke to 319 men and women who received J.D. Degrees, and the 53 who received LL.M. degrees. He told them they are, "the first line of defense in our democracy." He touched on current national concerns such as terrorism, the Enron scandal, the care of the mentally ill and elderly, and urged the graduates to be activists. He also reminded them that as they face an uncertain future, much as the Law School’s first graduating class did in 1977, they will succeed, "as has the school and the first graduates. From its history you should take courage about your future."

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, located in New York City is well known for its prolific and high profile faculty as well as top-ranked programs in intellectual property, corporate and criminal law, entertainment and communications law, legal theory, and Jewish law. The Law School’s clinical program has been cited as one of the best in the country and includes the Innocence Project, directed by Professor Barry Scheck. Cardozo has graduated nearly 7,500 students since its founding in 1976. For more information about Cardozo log on to www.cardozo.yu.edu.

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