Former pharmaceutical executive Maurice Deane gives $20 million to Hofstra University law school
Long Island Business News
September 19, 2011
Hofstra University is naming its law school after Maurice A. Deane, a former Endo Laboratories executive and law school graduate who made a $20 million donation, the university’s biggest single gift.
Hofstra said it’s renaming its roughly 40-year-old law school the Maurice A. Deane School of Law after the former pharmaceutical company executive, former Hofstra Law valedictorian and chairman emeritus of the university’s board of trustees.
Deane recently made a $20 million commitment to the law school, where he and his wife Barbara already endowed a Distinguished Professorship in Constitutional Law and a law school scholarship. Their names also adorn the school’s law library.
“I think it’s going to be transformative for the law school. The law school’s already on an upward trend in terms of student credentials and faculty,” Hofsta University President Stuart Rabinowitz said. “This will be a big boost in terms of attracting the best law school students around the country.”
Law School Dean Nora V. Demleitner said the donation will provide an ongoing stream of revenue, benefiting the school and students seeking to attend.