"Do what you love. Attorneys spend a lot of time at their desk, a lot of time handling other people’s problems and issues, a lot of time away from their family. If you don’t truly love your job, the stress of spending all that time is compounded.”
The little-known story of William Sulzer, the only New York governor ever impeached, gets a full telling in a new book by Jack O’Donnell ’10 – a project that began as an independent-study project when the author was at SUNY Buffalo Law.
The firm has pledged a corporate contribution of $250,000, to be paid over five years, to endow a faculty scholar position. It also has challenged its 90 or so equity partners to match that amount in their personal giving.
Alumni who worked in the Law School’s Women, Children, and Social Justice Clinic as students tend to be fiercely loyal to the clinic and its faculty. Now, with an ambitious fund-raising goal, organizers are hoping that their enthusiasm is catching.
Looking back on his career, Richard Lipsitz ’43 says, “I finally came to the point where I realized that I owe a lot of my success in my life and my career to the Law School, and it was a sensible thing to leave some money to it.”
Continuing a tradition of generosity at a critical juncture in their lives, members of the Law School’s Class of 2013 left something behind at Commencement: a collective gift that will ease the financial burden for a law student who follows them.