June 8, 2012, Ithaca, N.Y.: Today Cornell Law School announced that it has received a $25 million commitment from an anonymous donor. The payout from the endowment created by this gift will be used to support faculty, program activities, student scholarships, as well as other activities specified from time to time by the Dean of the Law School.
“This is a truly monumental gift that will enhance the quality of Cornell Law School for generations,” said Cornell Law School Dean Stewart Schwab. “It is one of the most generous gifts in the history of American legal education, and 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. It inspires all of us in the Cornell Law School community to redouble our efforts to be a center of excellence for legal education.”
President David Skorton expressed his gratitude as well. “The Law School is a vital part of the intellectual strength of Cornell University. This gift will allow the Law School to further enhance its interdisciplinary scholarship and programs that enable Cornell University to engage with the world.”