Benjamin Cardozo

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See also Wikipedia's article about "Benjamin N. Cardozo".

Benjamin Nathan Cardozo CC 1889 was a Supreme Court justice. He was a distinguished undergraduate, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He then attended the law school for a time, but when the school decided to extend the length of the program from two years to three, in 1891, he dropped out rather than complete the extra year. Ironically, a law school downtown - which has a now-standard three year JD program - is now named after him.

From 1928 to 1932 Cardozo also served as one of the university trustees, much to the ire of University President Nicholas Murray Butler, who did not much like Jews.