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Cornell Law School Receives $25 Million Gift

Ithaca, NEW YORK, June 8, 2012
On June 8, during the Cornell Law School Reunion Alumni and Faculty Lunch, Stewart Schwab, the Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law, announced that the Law School has received a $25 million commitment from a generous 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.

Dean Schwab Announces $25 Million Gift (at 3:12)

"This is a truly monumental gift that will enhance the quality of Cornell Law School for generations to come," said Dean 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 Cornell University. This gift will allow the Law School to maintain and enhance its overall quality and its interdisciplinary scholarship and programs that enable Cornell University to engage with and better the world."

-- Owen Lubozynski