Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Alumni Gifts

Dennis Block, Brooklyn Law School Class of 1967, and Jeffrey Feil , BLS Class of 1973, have each donated $1 million to Brookly Law School to support student scholarships and public service programs. Block's donation will establish the Block Judicial Intern Fellows program, which will support students who spend the summer interning with federal judges. "One of the best experiences a law student can have is to intern for a federal judge," Block said. "It gives a student an opportunity to study the judicial decision-making process and to build writing and analytical skills." He supported the founding of the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law and teaches mergers and acquisitions as an adjunct professor. Block has previously contributed to student scholarships.

Feil made his gift through the Charitable Lead Annuity Trust of Louis Feil, named for his father. The money will supplement $1.25 million that the Feil family donated last year to create the Gertrude and Louis Feil Scholarship Fund. The law school already has a 22-story residential building named after Feil. "I am grateful for the training I received at Brooklyn Law School," Feil said. "Every day I use the skills I acquired there to analyze complex real estate transactions. I want to help students take advantage of the opportunities the law school offers, just as I did."

The Alumni Directory, which is on Reserve at the BLS Library Circulation Desk, states that Block is a Senior Partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and that Feil is President of the Feil Organization. For more information, see the BLS announcement here.

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