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Fordham Names Matthew Diller New Dean of Law School
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Summary: Fordham Law School announced this week that long-time faculty member Matthew Diller will return to the school as dean. 

Matthew Diller, the dean for the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, has been named the new dean of Fordham Law School, according to a press release from Fordham Law School.


The announcement was made by Fordham on Monday. The school said that Diller will begin work as the law dean with the next academic year.

To read more about the Cardozo School of Law, click here.

The president of Fordham, Joseph M. McShane, S.J., said the following in a release from the school:

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“Matthew Diller possesses a rare combination of vision, practicality, experience, integrity, and a deep (and proven) commitment to justice and the service of others that makes him the ideal dean to lead Fordham Law School into the future. In Dean Diller we have someone who has met many of the challenges facing legal education in the current climate and who has built a reputation as a strong fundraiser. Moreover, he is a consensus builder who can bring people together to move an institution forward. We are delighted to have him back home at Fordham.”

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Diller previously taught at Fordham Law. He was a member of the school’s faculty for 16 years. He has been dean at Cardozo since 2009.

Diller earned his law degree from Harvard Law School and worked at the Legal Aid Society for seven years prior to joining the faculty at Fordham Law.

In the release, Diller said the following about returning to Fordham Law:

“I have loved being part of the extraordinary Cardozo community. Returning to Fordham where I began my career in teaching has special meaning to me and am honored to have the opportunity to follow Mike Martin and other great academic leaders who have served as deans at Fordham Law,” Diller said. “I look forward to working with Father McShane, my colleagues on the faculty and in the administration and with Fordham’s vibrant students and alumni.”

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