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Melanie Leslie

Melanie Leslie

Professor of Law & Codirector of the Program for Family Law, Policy, and Bioethics




Professor Leslie is the coauthor of both a leading trusts and estates casebook and Concepts and Insights in Trusts and Estates (both published by Foundation Press). Her scholarship has focused on wills, trusts and fiduciary duties in the trust, corporate and nonprofit contexts. She has been a visiting professor at New York University Law School, and will visit Columbia Law School in spring 2008.

Before joining the Cardozo faculty, Professor Leslie clerked for Justice Gary S. Stein of the New Jersey Supreme Court and was a litigation associate at the law firm of McCarter & English.

Professor Leslie graduated magna cum laude from Cardozo, where she was executive editor of the Cardozo Law Review.

Professor Leslie teaches Property, Trusts and Estates, Nonprofit Corporations, Child, Parent & State, and Evidence.