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Cardozo School of Law to Accept GRE Scores For 2018 School Year

Expands Admissions for Students Interested in IP and Technology Law

As part of an ongoing effort to attract applicants with science and technology backgrounds, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law announced that it will begin accepting Graduate Record Exam (GRE) test scores in addition to LSAT scores for applicants to its May 2018 and Fall 2018 entering classes. The decision will open the door for future lawyers interested in Cardozo’s robust offerings in intellectual property and technology law.

“We are on the cutting edge of law and technology with expanded programs in bitcoin, cybersecurity, data law and more,” said Dean Melanie Leslie. “The opportunity to accept both the GRE and the LSAT could not come at a better time for applicants and for Cardozo.”

Cardozo will accept either LSAT or GRE scores, or both, on a trial basis during the 2017-2018 admissions cycle. Cardozo uses the scores as part of a comprehensive and holistic review of each applicant’s strengths and potential for success.

Cardozo offers nationally renowned programs in emerging technologies, information, internet and privacy law. Its faculty includes professors with extensive backgrounds in STEM fields including:

  • Professor Aaron Wright, author of "Blockchain and the Law: The Rule of Code," and director of Cardozo’s Tech Startup Clinic and Cardozo’s Blockchain Project
  • Professor Felix Wu, director of the Cardozo Data Law Initiative, who holds a doctorate in computer science and teaches privacy law and trademark

“At Cardozo we are dedicated to recruiting an intellectually curious and diverse student body with a wide variety of academic and professional interests,” said David Martinidez, the dean of admissions. “Accepting the GRE lets us welcome a greater number of highly qualified candidates with academic backgrounds in the life sciences and engineering and who may not have the resources to finance or study for multiple entrance exams.”