Fordham Law

NY Supreme Court Judge Receives Inaugural Teaching Award

May 07, 2009

Adjunct Professor Mark Dillon '84 received the first Adjunct Teacher of the Year award and will be officially presented with the prize at the Law School's graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 17.

Hon. Mark Dillon, associate justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, became an adjunct faculty member in 2007. He teaches a course on New York Practice. Judge Dillon was first appointed to the Supreme Court in 1999; his experience on the bench spans over two decades.

"We created the adjunct teaching award this year to recognize the great contributions of our adjunct faculty and to honor their superb teaching," Dean Treanor said. "I cannot think of a better person to win the first award than Judge Dillon."

Justice Dillon has been an active civil litigator and trial attorney in state and federal courts in the greater New York City area, at the White Plains firms of Cerussi & Spring, and at Dillon & Sarcone, LLP, where he received the highest attorney category rating of Martindale-Hubbell.

Justice Dillon has lectured frequently at CLEs dealing with civil procedure, appellate practice, medical malpractice, matrimonial law and criminal law. He has written extensively on matters of civil practice in court decisions and in legal publications.

Justice Dillon received his B.A. from Colgate University and his J.D. from Fordham Law.

Contact: Stephen Eichinger