“I’m especially proud to receive this award from Cardozo which has been known for its work on behalf of peace and justice for many years,” said Sir Paul McCartney, who received the International Advocate for Peace Award from the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution, at yesterday’s commencement.
Award acceptance speech at the Cardozo Class 2019 Law School Graduation:
Paul McCartney and Michael Wildes. In 2011, he became an adjunct professor at Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
Michael’ father Leon Wildes attracted worldwide fame in 1972 when he successfully defended John Lennon and Yoko Ono from a deportation attempt by the US government.
In 2016, Leon Wildes wrote a book, John Lennon vs. The USA, which recounted the details of the Lennon case. Michael wrote the book’s foreword.