The Wasserstein family has made a $25 million gift to Harvard Law School to support construction of Wasserstein Hall, the new academic center of the Harvard Law School (HLS) campus, Dean Elena Kagan announced today (March 22). The gift is the second biggest in the Law School’s history.
Wasserstein Hall will be adjacent to a new student center and clinical center facilities, which together will be the most ambitious building project in the history of the Law School.
“I am profoundly grateful to the Wasserstein family for their generosity and vision,” said Kagan. “This new gift will have a dramatic and long-lasting impact on the Law School, and particularly on the educational experience of our students. For generations to come, Wasserstein Hall will enable us to perform better our essential mission of training great thinkers and leaders.”
“Our family is pleased to make this contribution to this dynamic institution, which will continue to educate many of America’s leaders,” said Bruce Wasserstein HLS ’71 and CEO of Lazard LLC.
The Wasserstein family has been a longtime supporter of the Law School, especially its public interest activities.