Skip to main content | section navigation

The Online Version
of the Magazine
of Cornell Law School


Fall 2012


Volume 38, 2



White Pixel
In This Issue:


A Message from the Deanby Stewart J. Schwab

"During June Reunion, the Law School announced the largest single gift commitment in our history and we broke ground on the first expansion and renovation of Myron Taylor Hall in twenty-five years. This fall, we celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Legal Information Institute (LII), co-founded by Peter Martin and Tom Bruce," writes Dean Stewart J. Schwab.

Cornell Law School Receives $25 Million Gift
by Owen Lubozynski

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 received the largest gift commitment in its history: $25 million from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.

Written in Stone
by Kenneth Berkowitz

The story of Cornell Law is a story of growth, of change, of an institution continually renewing itself. From 1887, when a Department of Law formally opened in Morrill Hall, to the summer of 2012, when ground was broken outside Myron Taylor Hall for the first major renovation in decades, the school’s aspirations have been closely reflected in the bricks and mortar of its campus.

LII@20: Cornell Law School's Enduring Giftby Paul Miller and Judith Pratt

In Internet time, twenty years is an eternity. So when Cornell Law School's Legal Information Institute celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year, it is no ordinary milestone.

Myron Taylor Hall,
Ithaca New York 14853