Albany Law School Receives $1.25 Million in Gifts to Establish 3 New Endowed Scholarships

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Albany Law School announced today that it has received gifts totaling $1.25 million from three members of the Board of Trustees. The gifts provided by James E. Hacker ’84, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Dan S. Grossman ’78, Chair of the Development Committee and Secretary of the Board, and Jack Withiam ’74, Vice Chair of the Development Committee, will establish three new endowed scholarships. The money will be added to the Law School's endowment, creating lasting legacies that will benefit generations of students. 

"Our Trustees are remarkable in their unfailing support of our law school," said Alicia Ouellette, President and Dean. "Gifts to student scholarships are essential as we continue to compete with our peers to enroll a class that is highly credentialed in undergraduate achievement, LSAT scores, and diversity in all measures."

As the cost of a legal education continues to climb, Albany Law School remains committed to enrolling and educating a diverse pool of talented students. Endowed scholarships ensure that the most promising students can attend Albany Law, regardless of their economic status. 

"Mr. Hacker's gift is designated to support a black or Hispanic student in honor of John E. Higgins ’89, Mr. Grossman will support a student of the New York City Public Schools and a graduate of a SUNY college or university, and Mr. Withiam's gift will go to any deserving student with need at Albany Law," said Jeffrey Schanz, Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

Albany Law School has an endowment of approximately $65 million and is in the planning stages of a comprehensive capital campaign.

The Law School offers the J.D. degree—the traditional law degree—as well as master's degrees, including a fully online master's, and LL.M. degrees.