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Other Funds

Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression (2011) Established by a gift from Floyd Abrams, LL.B. 1959, to support the activities of the Institute.

Edward L. Barlow Law & Media Fund (2010) Established by a gift from Edward L. Barlow, B.A. 1956, LL.B. 1964, to provide support for law and media-related programming at Yale Law School.

Tom and Andi Bernstein Fund for Human Rights (2008) Established by Tom Bernstein, B.A. 1974, J.D. 1977, and his wife, Andi, to further the study and advancement of human rights scholarship and activism at Yale Law School.

Ralph S. Brown Fund for Special Student Needs (1998) A fund supporting student organizations pursuing new initiatives that reflect the interests of Ralph S. Brown, B.A. 1935, LL.B. 1939, former Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law. These interests might include individual rights and liberties; intellectual property and the protection of ideas; local government and community development; and the environment.

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP SPIF Fund (2010) Established by the firm of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP to support annual summer public interest fellowships (SPIF).

The Francis Coker Fund (1963) Established in memory of Francis Coker by gifts of his classmates and friends. To endow funds to provide salaries for teaching assistants in the Law School’s first-year small-group program.

Jonathan E. Colby ’71 Fund for Globalization (2007) Established by a gift from Jonathan E. Colby, J.D. 1971, to support globalization initiatives at the Law School.

Arthur Bliss Dayton Fund (1970) Bequest of Arthur Bliss Dayton, Ph.B. 1911.

EMIKA Fund for Public Service Initiatives (2008) Established by a gift from Meridee A. Moore, J.D. 1983, to support public service initiatives at Yale Law School, including Summer Public Interest Fellowships, postgraduate public interest fellowships, and public service clinical opportunities, with a preference for supporting students and projects that relate to the intersection of social justice, law, and trade.

Joseph M. Field Fund (1990) A gift from Joseph M. Field, LL.B. 1955, to establish a fund to support social functions within the Law School to promote greater social interactions within the Law School community.

Sol and Lillian Goldman Family, Advocacy for Children and Youth Clinic Fund (2008) Established by a gift from the Sol Goldman Charitable Trust, to support the activities of the clinic.

Joel I. Greenberg Residential Facilities Fund (2008) Established by a gift from Joel I. Greenberg, J.D. 1973, to support the new Law School residential space at 100 Tower Parkway. Annual income from the fund will support general maintenance, improvements, and student life in the building.

Arthur Groman Trial Advocacy Fund (1994) Established by Arthur Groman, LL.B. 1939, and Occidental Petroleum, Inc., his client for over forty years, to enhance the teaching of litigation skills at Yale Law School. The fund supports distinguished practitioners and judges in teaching and mentoring.

Lewis Gruber Memorial Fund (1972) Bequest of Lewis Gruber.

Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights (2011) Established by a gift from Patricia and Peter Gruber to support the Law School’s annual Global Constitutionalism Seminar and to establish the Gruber Distinguished Global Justice and Women’s Rights Lectures and the Gruber Global Justice and Women’s Rights Fellowships.

Geoffrey Gund Program in Legal Writing (1990) Established by a gift from Geoffrey Gund, LL.B. 1972, to support a program in legal writing.

Howard M. Holtzmann Endowment Fund for International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution (1992) Established by Howard M. Holtzmann, J.D. 1947, to support research and study of arbitration, conciliation, and other means for resolving disputes involving international, commercial, or public international law issues.

Samuel and Anna Jacobs Criminal Justice Clinic (2004) Gift of the Samuel and Anna Jacobs Foundation to support the work of the clinic.

The Moses Harry Katcher Fund for Litigation Training (1998) Given by Gerald D. Katcher ’50, a banker, in memory of his father, a noted trial lawyer, to support instruction in trial skills and substantive courses in which litigation issues figure prominently.

Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Discretionary Fund (1985) A gift in honor of the Honorable Nicholas deB. Katzenbach, LL.B. 1947, professor of law, attorney general of the United States, undersecretary of state of the United States, and senior vice-president, law and external relations, of the International Business Machines Corporation, from the International Business Machines Corporation and numerous individuals, to be used or accumulated and used, at the discretion of the dean, for the benefit of the Law School and of its faculty, students, library, and physical plant.

Kirkland & Ellis Fund for the Study of Private Law (2015) Established by gifts from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Yale Law School alumni, and other members of the firm, to support the study of private law.

Knight Law and Media Scholars Program (2007) Established by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to train legal journalists and media lawyers.

Hillard Kreimer Legal Aid Fund (1985) Established by Seth Kreimer, B.A. 1974, J.D. 1977, and Sarah Kreimer, B.A. 1977, in memory of their father, Hillard Kreimer, LL.B. 1949, to provide stipends for students working with a law school clinical program during the summer following their first year.

Charles S. Mechem, Jr. ’55 Fund for Student Activities (1998) Established by a gift from Charles S. Mechem, Jr. LL.B. 1955, to provide support for student activities and arganizations within Yale Law School, with a preference for those activities and organizations dealing with Sports Law and Entertainment Law.

Law and Media Fund (2007) Established to train legal journalists and media lawyers.

Selma M. Levine Memorial Fund (1975) Gift of partners, classmates, family, and friends of Selma M. Levine ’47, in addition to her own bequest and a separate gift by Louis F. Oberdorfer ’46. For support of students and attorneys holding fellowships in the Legal Services Organization or other clinical programs at the Law School.

Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellowship and Fund (1997) Established by the friends of Arthur L. Liman, LL.B. 1957, in recognition of his dedication to public service in the furtherance of justice. At least one Liman Fellowship is awarded annually, enabling its holder to work full-time for a year in a law-related endeavor designed to further the public interest. All graduates of Yale Law School are eligible. The Liman Public Interest Fund supports selected non-Fellowship projects undertaken by qualifying organizations.

Ludwig Community and Economic Development Program (2005) Established by a gift from Eugene Ludwig, J.D. 1973, and his wife, Carol, to support the work of the clinic.

Mary A. McCarthy Memorial Fund (1990) An endowment established by family, friends, and colleagues to honor the memory of Mary Abigail McCarthy, clinical professor of law, by improving the quality of legal services afforded to the underprivileged through enhanced student clinical experiences.

Alvin S. Moody Memorial Fund (1968) Gift from Alvin S. Moody, LL.B. 1936, in memory of his father, Alvin S. Moody. The income to be used to support student summer employment in government.

Lizabeth Moody and Alan Buchmann Fund (2007) Established by a gift from Lizabeth Moody, LL.B. 1959, for the study of law and religion.

Charles M. Nathan 1965 Fund for the Study of Corporate and Commercial Law at Yale Law School (2006) Established by Charles M. Nathan, LL.B. 1965, to support the study of corporate and commercial law at Yale Law School.

David Nerkle Family Scholarship Fund (1995) Established by family, classmates, and friends in memory of David Nerkle, J.D. 1979, his wife, Bibiana Hernandez, and their son, David Gustavo Nerkle, to support awards to financially needy students who exhibit special interest in international law and economic development. Preference is given to second-year law students interested in summer work, and graduating students who intend to pursue a career in international law.

Robert F. Puzniak Scholarship (1980) Annual gift from Robert F. Puzniak to assist students who are employed by a U.S. Attorney’s office during the summer recess in enhancing their legal skills.

Sanford and Catherine Rosen Public Interest Law Scholarship Fund (2011) Established by a gift from Sanford Jay Rosen to support one or more J.D. candidates at Yale Law School working in public interest summer jobs.

Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund (2005) Established by a bequest of Oscar M. Ruebhausen, LL.B. 1937, to support projects or programs that will increase student access to intellectual stimulation and social perceptions beyond standard law school programs, and to support innovative legal or social policy research.

Zelia and Oscar Ruebhausen/Debevoise & Plimpton Fund (2005) Established by a bequest of Oscar M. Ruebhausen, LL.B. 1937, and augmented by members of the Debevoise & Plimpton firm, honoring Oscar’s wife, Zelia, to support student intellectual activities, social motivation, or creative interests, or to support productive interaction among the students and the Yale Law School faculty.

Charles Hitchcock Sherrill Fund (1937) Gift from John A. Hoober, LL.B. 1891, in honor of Charles H. Sherrill, B.A. 1899.

S. Kinnie Smith, Jr. Fund for Law and the Environment (2008) Established by a gift from S. Kinnie Smith, Jr., B.A. 1953, to support programs at Yale Law School that relate to the intersection of law and the environment.

Sterling Law Fellowship (1929) A bequest from John W. Sterling, B.A. 1864.

Larry and Joyce Stupski Public Interest Support Fund (1997) Created by a gift from Larry Stupski, J.D. 1971, and Joyce Stupski, husband and wife, to provide endowed support of entrepreneurial public interest activities of Yale Law School students and graduates. Preference is given to nonadversarial activities that promote public education.

Thomas Thacher Fund (1923) Gift in honor of Thomas Thacher, B.A. 1871, from his son, Judge Thomas D. Thacher, B.A. 1904, Sarah McC. G. Thacher, and daughter-in-law, Eunice B. B. Thacher.

Mark David Turkel Memorial Fund (1986) Established in memory of Mark David Turkel, J.D. 1973, by his family and friends. To supplement the salary of a student working for a public interest organization during the summer.

Morris Tyler Moot Court Fund (1994) An endowment established by members of the family of Morris Tyler, LL.B. 1929, a leading lawyer and public citizen of New Haven, to fund the Yale Law School Moot Court program in perpetuity.

Bert W. Wasserman Workshop in Law and Finance (2007) Established by a gift from Craig Wasserman, B.A. 1982, M.A. 1982, J.D. 1986, in honor of his father, to support a series of corporate law workshops administered through the Center for the Study of Corporate Law at Yale Law School.


Craig Wasserman ‘86/Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Corporate Law Fund (2013) Established by the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and the Yale partners of the firm in memory of their colleague, Craig Wasserman ’86, one of the nation’s leading corporate attorneys and an original member of the Center’s Board of Advisors, to support the alumni breakfast program in New York, which features panel discussions on current topics in business law by members of the bar, business and investment communities, public officials and faculty.


Weil, Gotshal & Manges Corporate Law Roundtable Series at Yale Law School (2005) Established by a gift from the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges to support roundtable discussions on various issues of corporate law.

The T. Girard Wharton Summer Internship (1979) Gift of the partners and friends of T. Girard Wharton, LL.B. 1928, income to provide students with summer work opportunities in legal aid offices, legal assistance programs, and public interest law firms.

The Yale Law Journal Fund (1926) Contributions from editors and former editors for the benefit of The Yale Law Journal.