Matthew Diller is the current dean and Paul Fuller professor of law at Fordham University School of Law. Matthew is a prominent scholar of social welfare law and policy. He has lectured and written extensively on the legal dimensions of social welfare policy, including public assistance, Social Security, and disability programs and on disability law and policy. His articles have appeared in the Yale Law Journal, UCLA Law Review, Texas Law Review, and Michigan Law Review. Dean Diller began teaching at Fordham Law in 1993. He was the Cooper Family Professor of Law and co-director of the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics. From 2003 to 2008, he served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. He has received the Louis J. Lefkowitz Award for the Advancement of Urban Law from the Fordham Urban Law Journal (2000), the Eugene J. Keefe Award for outstanding contributions to the Law School (2002), and the Dean’s Medal of Achievement (2009). Prior to being appointed Dean at Fordham Law, he served as Dean at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law from 2009 to 2015. Dean Diller is a member of the Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services in New York and is chair of the Task Force’s Committee on Law School Involvement. He also serves on the board of the Legal Aid Society of New York and the executive committee of the New York City Bar Association. He is a member of the Judicial Institute on Professionalism in the Law and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. In 1991, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York honored him with a legal services award. In 2014, the AALS Section on Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities awarded him the Deborah L. Rhode Award for his leadership in legal education and public service.
In this On The Road report from ABA Annual Meeting 2017, Matthew Diller and John Feerick talks about John’s influence in the creation of the 25th Amendment and his professional experience.