For media inquiries, please contact:

John DeNatale, Assistant Dean of Communications and Public Affairs, or 212.790.0237
Jacqueline Reeves, Assistant Director of Communications and Public Affairs, or 212.790.0837


The Cardozo logo is used on all publications, clothing, and stationary to help  reinforce Cardozo’s visual identity and recognition. The logo, which is in a font called Veljovic, can be used by itself, or can be used with the line of type beneath it. The line of type is in a font called Frutiger. Veljovic and Frutiger are the fonts that are used in most publications. The horizontal version of the logo is for print materials only. The stacked version is for digital communications only.

The official Cardozo blue color is PMS 7460. Other approved and acceptable colors for print projects are silver PMS 7543, black, and white..  The downloadable artwork in jpeg format you’ll find below is suitable for print projects using a white background. If your design calls for a color background, you will need to request additional files from the Office of Communications and Public Affairs.

The downloadable artwork in png format is suitable for all web design projects.

Logo in jpg format







Logo in png format


Faculty Photos

The Law School has a limited selection of photos of events and members of the Cardozo community, including most full-time faculty members. They are available in jpeg format with a resolution of 300dpi. Please be aware that if you use any of our images you must credit Yeshiva University. Send us an e-mail at indicating why you need the photo, and the Office of Communications and Public Affairs can e-mail the photo to you.

About Benjamin N. Cardozo

Benjamin N. Cardozo, born in 1870 in New York City, was a U.S. Supreme Court justice renowned for his integrity, social consciousness, and elegant opinions. Cardozo rose to prominence during 23 years of private practice, becoming known as a lawyer’s lawyer before appointment to the New York State Court of Appeals in 1914. During his tenure there he became the nation’s best known and most admired state court judge. He added to his reputation through highly acclaimed off-the-bench writings, of which the most important is The Nature of the Judicial Process (1921). By asking and answering the monumentally simple question, “What is it that I do when I decide a case?” he helped many see the judicial role with greater clarity.

In 1932, President Herbert Hoover appointed Cardozo to succeed Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. on the Supreme Court. In his six years as an Associate Justice, he handed down opinions that stressed the necessity for the law to adapt to the realities and needs of modern life.

The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is founded on the values its namesake cherished and the ideals he served, and like him, seeks to further a tradition of legal practice that evolves with the times.

Dean's Bio

Matthew Diller is a prominent scholar of social welfare law and policy and has been Dean of Cardozo School of Law since 2009.

Diller 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, with articles in the Yale Law Journal, UCLA Law Review, Texas Law Review, and Michigan Law Review. He received an A.B. in 1981 and a  J.D. in 1985, both magna cum laude, from Harvard University, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He then clerked for the late Honorable Walter R. Mansfield of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He worked for the Legal Aid Society in New York, where he was a staff attorney in the civil appeals and law reform unit.

Diller is a member of the Chief Judge’s 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 is also a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York’s Task Force on New Lawyers in a Changing Profession.  He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Diller served as a member of the board of directors of Legal Services NYC, from 1999 to 2009, serving as vice chair from 2003 to 2007. He was a member of the executive committee of the poverty law section of the Association of American Law Schools and was chair in 1999-2000. From 2000 to 2008, he was also a member of the board of directors of The National Center for Law and Economic Justice. In the fall of 1999, he was scholar in residence at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law.

Prior to being appointed dean at Cardozo, he was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Fordham School of Law (2003 to 2008). He was the Cooper Family Professor of Law and co-director of the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics at Fordham and was honored in 2009 with the Dean's Medal of Achievement, received the Eugene Keefe Award for outstanding contributions to the school in 2002, and 2000 received the Louis J. Lefkowitz Award for the Advancement of Urban Law from the Fordham Urban Law Journal. Dean Diller began teaching at Fordham in 1993.

In 1991, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York honored him with a legal services award.

Fact Sheet

Established: 1976
Type: Private
Dean: Matthew Diller
Location: New York City, New York
Residence Hall: The Alabama
Publications: Cardozo Law Review; Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal; Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution; Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law; Cardozo Public Law, Policy, and Ethics Journal; Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender
Clinics: Securities Arbitration Clinic, Bet Tzedek Legal Services Clinic, Criminal Appeals Clinic, Criminal Defense Clinic, Divorce Mediation Clinic, Family Court Clinic, Housing Rights Clinic, Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic, Labor and Employment Law Clinic, Mediation Clinic, Securities Arbitration Clinic, Tax Clinic, The Guardianship Clinic, The Indie Film Clinic, The Innocence Project, Human Rights and Genocide
Field Clinics: Art Law Field Clinic; City of Newark Field Clinic; Consumer Debt Protection Field Clinic; Health Care Reform Field Clinic; Immigration Law Field Clinic; MFY Legal Services, Inc; New York State Attorney General: Social Justice Division; Special Education Law and Advocacy Field Clinic