New York Law School receives $10 million from Arthur, Diane Abbey

New York Law School (NYLS) has announced a $10 million gift from alumnus Arthur Abbey (’59) and his wife, Diane, one of the largest donations in the law school’s 132-year history.

The funding will support scholarships, academic and bar success, and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, as well as an expansion of programs designed to increase access to justice and support the most vulnerable in our communities. In recognition of the couple’s $17 million in cumulative giving to the school—including a previous gift to establish the Diane Abbey Law Institute for Children and Families—NYLS will rename its main academic building Abbey Hall.

“New York Law School profoundly changed my life, giving me a degree that allowed me to have a rewarding career, and thus the ability to give back to new generations of law students,” said Arthur Abbey. “I am always in awe of our alumni, and the impact of the law school’s programs and faculty. NYLS will continue to graduate leaders in our profession who transform the world and understand that our calling is one that is always in service to others.”

(Photo credit: New York Law School)