Fordham Law

Fordham Law Exceeds $12 Million in Fundraising

September 12, 2007

Fordham Law announced fundraising earnings of more than $12 million for the past fiscal year, more than three times the Law School's average annual fundraising total.

Fordham Law raised a record-breaking $20 million last year in honor of the School's Centennial. In fiscal year 2004, the School raised just more than $4 million dollars, reflecting traditional giving levels. In this, the year following the Centennial celebration, the $12 million mark is an unparalleled accomplishment, since institutions typically fall below their normal standards after a year of fundraising around a goal.

Dean William Michael Treanor said the fundraising success of the last two years is demonstrative of the continued generosity of Fordham Law alumni. 

"This is an extraordinary achievement," Treanor said. "Due to the efforts of our remarkable staff, faculty, and dedicated alumni, Fordham Law has met a level of success that law schools across the country envy and it is yielding remarkable benefits for the law school and our students."

"This achievement is a tribute to the extraordinary leadership of Julie Lucas, Assistant Dean for Institutional Advancement and Assistant Vice President for External Affairs, and her team," he said.

The fundraising allowed Fordham Law to create a second Leitner Family Chair in International Human Rights, and to expand the school's international competition program, which is already recognized as one of the finest of its kind in the world. Additionally, funds provided by alumni donations and community contributions went toward enhancing Fordham Law's scholarship offerings.

"The leadership and commitment of Fordham Law's alumni has been remarkable," Lucas said. "We are extremely fortunate to be the beneficiary of their dedication and generosity which enables us fulfill our mission, 'in the service of others.'"