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Fall 2012

 

Volume 38, No 2

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Table of Contents  Featured Article


Cornell Law School Receives $25 Million Gift

by OWEN LUBOZYNSKI  |  ILLUSTRATIONS by LEIGH WELLS
On June 6, during the Cornell Law School Reunion Alumni and Faculty Lunch, Stewart J. Schwab, the Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law, announced that the Law School had received the largest gift commitment in its history: $25 million from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. The endowment created by this gift will be used to support faculty research, specific national and international program activities, student scholarships, and other initiatives.

 

“This truly monumental gift is one of the most generous in the history of American legal education,” said Schwab. “It will enable us to implement our vision of Cornell Law School as a small law school with a world-class faculty sending out a fair number of graduates who lead lives of distinction and service in numerous fields and arenas throughout the world. This gift inspires all of us in the Cornell Law School community to redouble our efforts to be a center of excellence for legal education.”

Cornell University president David J. Skorton noted that the gift will make an indelible impact on the Law School and contribute to the success of the current Cornell NOW capital campaign. “The Law School is a vital part of the intellectual strength of Cornell University,” he said. “This gift will allow the Law School to further enhance its interdisciplinary scholarship and programs that enable Cornell University to engage with the world.”


The $25 million gift takes its place beside support from Myron Taylor, class of 1894, and Jane M.G. Foster, LL.B. ’18, who also made transformative gifts to the Law School. Schwab added that the gift “is a profound investment in the people who will teach and study at Cornell Law School in the years to come.”


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