Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University recently dedicated the “Abrams Fensterman Lobby,’ named for the law firm that has long supported the law school and its students.
“We as a firm are truly honored by this recognition from Hofstra Law” Howard Fensterman, the firm’s managing partner, said in a statement. “We are proudly committed to continuing our support of the law school and their talented and dedicated students.”
Members of Abrams Fensterman, including the 27 Hofstra Law alumni working at the firm, routinely serve as adjunct professors and guest speakers, and participate in the law school’s mentorship programs and mock interview events.
“We are grateful for visionaries like Howard Fensterman, and everyone at Abrams Fensterman for their investment in Hofstra Law and their commitment to mentoring, training and hiring our students,” Hon. A. Gail Prudenti, dean of Hofstra Law, said in a statement. “Their support ensures these efforts will continue to grow far into the future.”
The dedication of lobby is part of Hofstra Law’s “Vision 2020 Campaign.” Alumnus Samuel J. Ferrara, class of 1994, executive partner at Abrams Fensterman, served as a member of the campaign’s leadership board.
The lobby is a multifunction space that is a place for students to study and collaborate as well as a gathering space for law school receptions, including graduation and community-focused events.
The campaign raised nearly $22 million, far surpassing its initial goal of $12.5 million and stretch goal of $17.5 million. The campaign supports Hofstra Law’s efforts to recruit outstanding and diverse students; provide scholarships to help students defray cost of attendance; expand cutting-edge programs in areas such as legal technology; create new interdisciplinary programs with Hofstra’s graduate schools; and make a difference in the community through its clinics and centers.