Fordham Law

Professor Matthew Diller to Receive Medal of Recognition

May 10, 2009

Matthew Diller, Cooper Family Chair in Urban Legal Issues and Co-Director of the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics, will receive the Dean's Medal of Recognition. The award will be presented to him at Fordham Law's graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 17.

Professor Diller joined the Fordham Law faculty in 1993. After sixteen years of remarkable contributions, he will be leaving the Law School to become dean at Cardozo Law School.

"For sixteen years, Matt has been the heart and soul of this Law School—an extraordinary teacher, a brilliant scholar, someone powerfully devoted to public service, a colleague without peer, and a superb academic leader," said Dean William Michael Treanor. "I am more grateful to him than I can say for his wonderful work as associate dean for academic affairs. His brilliant vision, his profound commitment to Fordham Law, and his astonishing gifts had the most profound effect on this Law School. Cardozo is fortunate indeed."

In 2002, Professor Diller was recognized by the Fordham Law graduating class with the Eugene Keefe Award for outstanding contributions to the Law School, and in 2000, he received the Louis J. Lefkowitz Award for the Advancement of Urban Law from the Fordham Urban Law Journal. In 1991, he received the legal services award from the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Professor Diller will begin his deanship on August 1. He will be the sixth dean to lead Cardozo, succeeding David Rudenstine.

Contact: Stephen Eichinger