May 22, 2007
Wasserstein Family Gives $25 Million to Harvard Law School for Academic Center
From the press release:
The Wasserstein family has made a $25 million gift to Harvard Law School to support construction of Wasserstein Hall, the new academic center of the Harvard Law School campus, Dean Elena Kagan announced today. The gift is the second biggest in the Law School’s history.
The Wasserstein family has been a longtime supporter of the Law School, especially its public interest activities. In 1990, the family established the Wasserstein Fellows Program, which brings public interest lawyers to campus to meet with and mentor current students. In 1996, the family endowed the Morris Wasserstein Professorship of Public Interest Law, now held by Professor Elizabeth Bartholet, in honor of Morris Wasserstein, a businessman, inventor and philanthropist.
As a result of the new Wasserstein gift, the Law School’s current "Setting the Standard" campaign has now raised more than $342 million. The campaign will be completed in June 2008, and is expected to exceed its ambitious $400 million goal.
Editor's Note: Good things happen to good law schools. Great things happen to great ones. [JH]
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