Sullivan & Cromwell Partners Give Their Alma Mater More Than $500,000 For Public Service Scholarship

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Sullivan & Cromwell

    NEW YORK, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The thirteen New York University School
 of Law graduates who are partners of Sullivan & Cromwell will donate more than
 $500,000 to their alma mater to create the Sullivan & Cromwell Public Interest
 Scholarship.
     "It is a particular source of pride that all of the NYU School of Law
 graduates, who are now partners in one of America's oldest and most
 prestigious law firms, have recognized the critical need to strengthen public
 interest law and, at the same time, have found such a meaningful way to assist
 the institution that trained them," said John Sexton, dean of NYU School of
 Law.  "This gift is distinguished by altruism, generosity, a responsibility to
 assist tomorrow's public interest lawyers, and a real desire to make the world
 a better place."
     The Sullivan & Cromwell Public Interest Scholarship will fund students in
 the NYU Law School's Root-Tilden-Kern Public Service Scholarship Program, an
 esteemed and highly competitive program, established in 1951, which offers
 unique educational opportunities to outstanding law students committed to
 public service.  The Sullivan & Cromwell gift comes at a particularly salutary
 moment in the history of the Root-Tilden-Kern Program, which has struggled
 during the past few years to maintain its financial ability to train talented
 students in public service careers.
     "My hope is that this gift will set an example for others who have the
 means to give back to their alma mater," added Sexton.
     Sullivan & Cromwell partner Bill Williams, a member of the Class of '61
 and the NYU School of Law Foundation Board, maintains that private sector
 support of such scholarships is critical as well as a wonderful way of
 supporting one's alma mater.
     "I believe law firm partners have a responsibility to support their law
 schools' financial aid programs, particularly in areas of tremendous need such
 as public interest law," said Williams.  "I urge partners in other firms to
 evaluate their giving philosophy, and to give where it will do the most public
 good.  That's the message of our gift to NYU."
 
     Founded in 1879, Sullivan & Cromwell has approximately 600 lawyers,
 including 139 partners.  The firm has offices in New York, Washington, Los
 Angeles, Palo Alto, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing and
 Melbourne.
 
 

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    NEW YORK, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The thirteen New York University School
 of Law graduates who are partners of Sullivan & Cromwell will donate more than
 $500,000 to their alma mater to create the Sullivan & Cromwell Public Interest
 Scholarship.
     "It is a particular source of pride that all of the NYU School of Law
 graduates, who are now partners in one of America's oldest and most
 prestigious law firms, have recognized the critical need to strengthen public
 interest law and, at the same time, have found such a meaningful way to assist
 the institution that trained them," said John Sexton, dean of NYU School of
 Law.  "This gift is distinguished by altruism, generosity, a responsibility to
 assist tomorrow's public interest lawyers, and a real desire to make the world
 a better place."
     The Sullivan & Cromwell Public Interest Scholarship will fund students in
 the NYU Law School's Root-Tilden-Kern Public Service Scholarship Program, an
 esteemed and highly competitive program, established in 1951, which offers
 unique educational opportunities to outstanding law students committed to
 public service.  The Sullivan & Cromwell gift comes at a particularly salutary
 moment in the history of the Root-Tilden-Kern Program, which has struggled
 during the past few years to maintain its financial ability to train talented
 students in public service careers.
     "My hope is that this gift will set an example for others who have the
 means to give back to their alma mater," added Sexton.
     Sullivan & Cromwell partner Bill Williams, a member of the Class of '61
 and the NYU School of Law Foundation Board, maintains that private sector
 support of such scholarships is critical as well as a wonderful way of
 supporting one's alma mater.
     "I believe law firm partners have a responsibility to support their law
 schools' financial aid programs, particularly in areas of tremendous need such
 as public interest law," said Williams.  "I urge partners in other firms to
 evaluate their giving philosophy, and to give where it will do the most public
 good.  That's the message of our gift to NYU."
 
     Founded in 1879, Sullivan & Cromwell has approximately 600 lawyers,
 including 139 partners.  The firm has offices in New York, Washington, Los
 Angeles, Palo Alto, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing and
 Melbourne.
 
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