Jack G. Clarke Institute for the Study & Practice of Business Law - Endowed Funds
Thomas Christopher established this endowment to provide annual funding for instruction, research, and programming developed by the Jack G. Clarke Institute for the Study & Practice of Business Law, with preferences for content related to entrepreneurship, business creation, emerging technologies, and collaborative initiatives between the faculties of Cornell Law School and the Cornell Tech campus in New York City.
Jack G. Clarke Institute for the Study & Practice of Business LawJack Clarke LL.B. '52 gave the foundational endowment of the Business Law Institute in 2007 to create "a venue for students to learn from nationally-recognized academics, senior lawyers, regulators, and business leaders," whose collective teaching would provide "a three-dimensional, nuanced view of the business world and the legal issues that affect it."
Neil V. Getnick and Margaret J. Finerty Business Integrity Fund Neil V. Getnick A.B. '75 J.D. '78 and the Honorable Margaret J. Finerty J.D. '78 established this endowed fund in 2010 to support programs, scholarship, and initiatives relating to business integrity, with a special emphasis on affirmative civil enforcement pursuant to the qui tam provisions of the Federal and state False Claims Acts, and to the citizen-initiative provisions of other whistleblower laws ( e.g. the IRS, SEC, and CFTC whistleblower laws, respectively) as a distinct set of activities within the Clarke Business Law Institute.
Marcia L. & Mark L. Goldstein Fund for the Business Law Institute Marcia Goldstein A.B. '73 J.D. '75 and Mark Goldstein B.S. '72 M.B.A. '75 J.D. '76 established this endowed fund in 2006 to support initiatives of the Clarke BLI particularly in the area of faculty recruitment and retention.
Thomas M. Jones Business Law Institute FunDTom Jones J.D. `75 established this endowment in support of annual programming offered by the Clarke Business Law Institute, including conferences, guest speakers, and the Transactional Lawyering Competition.
Barbara B. and Jack L. Lewis Discretionary Fund for the Business Law Institute Barbara Lewis B.S. '65 M.A.T. '67 and Jack Lewis J.D. '69 established this endowed fund in 2007 to provide general support to the Clarke Business Law Institute.
Joseph T. McLaughlin Dean's Discretionary Fund for the Business Law Institute Joseph McLaughlin J.D. '68 established this endowed fund in 2008 to provide general support for the Clarke Business Law Institute.
Sheldon Thomas Schoff Business Law Institute Fund Thomas T. Adams J.D. '57 and Richard L. Mason, Esq., established this endowed fund in 2007 as co-trustees of the Sheldon T. Shoff Trust to support the Clarke Business Law Institute.
Mark A. Underberg Business Law Institute Fund Mark Underberg A.B. '77 J.D. '81 established this endowed fund in 2007 to provide general support for the Clarke Business Law Institute.
Michael I. and Ellen N. Wolfson Business Law Institute Fund
Michael I. Wolfson, B.Ch.E. `64, LL.B. `67 and spouse Dr. Ellen Wolfson established this fund in 2014 specifically to support and recognizing research by Cornell Law School faculty that is related to the programming, curricular offerings, and/or scholarly concerns of the Clarke Business Law Institute. The Wolfson Business Law Institute Fund also includes a provision for granting research stipends to individual members of the faculty, at the discretion of the Allan R. Tessler Dean of Cornell Law School.