Columbia Law School Sets New Fundraising Record

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August 10, 2007 – Columbia Law School recorded its highest level of philanthropic support during the past fiscal year, raising more than $37 million, Dean David Schizer announced today.
The contributions will help fund seven new professorships, faculty research, financial aid, student loan repayment and public interest work.
Classes celebrating reunions during the past year shattered attendance, participation and fundraising records, and the participation rate for the Class of 2007 reached 75 percent, Schizer said.
Dean Schizer said the generosity of alumni and friends ``advances the legacy of Columbia Law School well into the future and allows us to continue to recruit the best faculty and students that the world has to offer.’’
Columbia Law School, founded in 1858, stands at the forefront of legal education and of the law in a global society. Columbia Law School graduates have provided leadership worldwide in a remarkably broad range of fields – government, diplomacy, the judiciary, business, non-profit, advocacy, entertainment, academia, science and the arts.
Led by Dean Schizer, Columbia Law School joins traditional strengths in international and comparative law, constitutional law, administrative law, business law and human rights law with pioneering work in the areas of intellectual property, digital technology, sexuality and gender, and criminal law. The Law School offers J.D., J.S.D. and LL.M. degree programs to a diverse student body.