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To commemorate the 20th anniversary of September 11, we wanted to get an idea of what it was like at Cardozo Law on that particular day and the days and weeks that followed. Within this publication are the responses we received from our call for memories. There are 22 contributors. These contributors include members of the Classes of 2002, 2003, and 2004. There are faculty and staff members, some who were working at Cardozo at the time, and some who were employed elsewhere. These contributions have been very lightly edited for length and clarity and broken up to provide a narrative structure.

In addition to the memories, we have a conversation between Dean Melanie Leslie and Professor Stew Sterk, who was Interim Dean on September 11, where they discuss what it is like to lead a law school during extraordinary times. Finally, to complete this memory capsule, we are including excerpts from the Spring 2002 issue of Cardozo Life. The first article includes the remarks from the memorial service for two members of the Cardozo community we lost that day: Barbara Bracher Olson ’89 and Andrew Zucker ’99. The second article highlights the ways Cardozo alumni helped during September 11 and the days, weeks, and months that followed.

Thank you to our contributors:

Enrique Elliot Adler, Class of 2002

Daniel Biene, Class of 2002

Lester Brickman, Professor of Law (Emeritus)

Benjamin Charkow, Class of 2003

Waleed Diab, Class of 2004

Gary J. Galperin, Adjunct Professor of Law

Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum, Clinical Associate Professor of Law; Director, Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic; Faculty Director, Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights

Jennifer Golden, Director, Office of International Services, Yeshiva University

Peter Goodrich, Professor of Law; Director, Program in Law and Humanities

Julie Interdonato, Adjunct Professor of Law

Sarah Jones, Class of 2002

Randi (Szalavetz) Katz, Class of 2002

Barbara Kolsun, Professor of Practice; Director, Fashion, Arts, Media & Entertainment (FAME) Law Center; Class of 1982

Burton N. Lipshie, Professor of Practice and Director of Advocacy Skills Training

Lela Love, Professor of Law; Director, Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution; Director, Cardozo Mediation Clinic

Matthew Maron, Class of 2004

Rockwell Reid, Class of 2004

Gabor Rona, Professor of Practice

David Rudenstine, Sheldon H. Solow Professor of Law

Robbi Smith, Director of Externships & Field Clinics

Sherri L. Toub, Class of 2003

Edward Zelinsky, Morris and Annie Trachman Professor of Law

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The Cardozo Memory Project: 9/11