A rising star among law schools, Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University, New York City, welcomed the Class of 2021, comprising of more than 300 diverse students hailing from 27 states and more than a dozen countries.
Some of them have undergraduate and Ph.D. degrees, while others have already been experiencing the working world. What they all have in common is the love for law and a desire to make a difference in the world.
The Class of 2021 showed brilliant scores in the application process – the best scores since 2012. The median LSATs were 161, while median GPAs were 3.52.
It’s an exciting time for the Class of 2021 members, who were officially welcomed on their first day of orientation by Dean of Admissions David Martinidez and Dean Melanie Leslie. Dean Martinidez encouraged the first-year students, saying that all of them “have what it takes to thrive at our school”.
Dean Leslie talked about the fact that people will see them as educators and depend on them for help “through life’s toughest moments”, but also emphasized that the best friendships are born in law school.
Attorney Chris Seeger ’90 also addressed the students, sharing his own law experiences and assuring the Class that everyone’s nervous at first, but there’s nothing to worry about if they believe in what they do.
Cardozo will provide the Class of 2021 with a powerful and transformative experience that sets all the members up for success. They’re incredibly excited to start and take all the opportunities the legal industry presents. We wish them all the best!