Making a Difference

Enduring Gifts

Brooklyn Law School’s endowed scholars program is rooted in the generosity of generations of alumni and friends of the Law School. In these uncertain economic times, our graduates are entering a challenging employment environment. It is more important than ever that we support their ambitions and help reduce their debt burdens. Our goal is to increase the number of our scholarships by ten percent every year until we reach 200 scholarships by 2015. When establishing an endowed scholarship, donors have the opportunity to name the fund in honor or in memory of someone who has touched their lives. Listed below are our new scholarships this year. We hope they inspire you to contact Jean Smith at (718) 780-0638 to discuss how you can do more for the next generation of BLS students.

Read the full list of scholarships.

  • The Omer Foundation Scholarship, established by the Omer Foundation and Jay R. Fialkoff, Class of 1976, is awarded to a student of good academic standing, who is blind or visually impaired, or is living with a physical disability. Preference is given to a blind or visually impaired student.

  • A scholarship established by Steven S. Elbaum, Class of 1974 and Bruce E. Fader, Class of 1974, to be awarded to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence, and who, as Steven and Bruce did, is working while attending law school full-time.

  • A scholarship in honor of Hyman Goodman, Class of 1939, established by his daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn Goodman and Michael Moser and his grandchildren, Sam and Sarah Moser. Hyman Goodman was a respected sole practitioner, admired for his humor, compassion and professionalism. The scholarship is awarded to a student in need of financial assistance who participates in the Brooklyn Law School Clinical Program.

  • Howard Rothman, Class of 1971, an outstanding Tax Partner with the law firm of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, has established this scholarship with his wife, Joan in grateful appreciation to Brooklyn Law School. A scholarship is awarded annually to one or more deserving full-time or part-time students.

  • A scholarship established through the trust of Beverly C. Smith, ’53 and Charles B. Smith, ’51 to provide scholarship assistance to women students who attend the night session and who are employed in full-time jobs during the day.

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Vice Dean Michael Cahill 
Acting Director of Development
Brooklyn Law School
250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: (718) 780-7943
Email: michael.cahill@brooklaw.edu

Special thanks to alumni, friends and family who gathered on the Intrepid to honor BLS trustee emeritus Robert B. Catell’s distinguished 50-year career.