Curious, creative, and committed to the craft. These words describe the people you’ll meet at Fordham Law School.
Located in the heart of New York City, Fordham Law is a vibrant, collaborative, and diverse community of dedicated faculty and engaged, hands-on students who are working together to master the law, understand its role in advancing justice, and make sure that justice is accessible to all. Our approach combines a grounding in enduring legal principles along with emerging theories, techniques, and technologies. We’re creating a community of compassionate and highly capable lawyers who have a larger goal in mind: to make a difference for our profession, society, and world.
Fordham Law professors share the big ideas that drive their work.
We asked eight members of our faculty about the big ideas that drive their work, how these ideas can be used in our society today, and how legal scholarship can make a real impact.
The topics are wide-ranging and include frontline workers’ rights; privacy and crime control; rethinking mutual fund voting; modernizing the constitution; the complexities of bias; the regulation of global trade and its relationship to migration; the changing power dynamic between cities and states; and the impact of inequalities in the nonprofit sector. Watch all Big Idea videos here.
Dean Diller explores the importance of connection and how the Law School’s dedication to service uniquely prepared the Fordham community to weather the past year's storm.
It has been a time of enormous challenges and extraordinary upheaval marked by personal losses and an unprecedented disruption to the way we live our lives. “As we emerge from this era, we have come to understand how critical community and connection are for us to thrive,” says Dean Matthew Diller. “We have a renewed understanding of how we need to affirmatively nurture, build, and treasure our connections and attachments to each other.”