Columbia Law School
Building on a Great Tradition of Learning
A graduate of both Columbia University and its Law School, Jerry Greene was a loyal and enthusiastic alumnus. Jerry and the Foundation funded the rebuilding of the Law School, the modernization of classrooms, and the establishment of scholarship funds and endowed professorships at the Law School.
In more recent years, the Foundation provides support for students and faculty alike with expanded learning opportunities and access to education through the following endowed funds:
Greene Scholarship Challenge. This first-of-its-kind scholarship fund matches new gifts to encourage donors to participate in building a permanent source of scholarships for promising students. If the gift is matched to its full potential, the Law School will be able to establish 50 new scholarships.
Greene Public Service Scholars. This program provides outstanding students with full-tuition scholarships, allowing students to prepare for and embark on careers in government, nonprofit organizations, academic, social entrepreneurship, or community development.
Greene Clinical Professorship. This gift further enhances the Law School’s considerable commitment to experiential learning. Elora Mukherjee, who directs the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, is the first Jerome L. Greene Clinical Professor of Law.
Additionally, the Jerome L. Greene Professorship in Transactional Law, the Michael I. Sovern Scholarship, and the Lance Liebman Scholarship were all made possible thanks to the previous generosity of the Jerome L. Greene Foundation.
Meet The Jerome L. Greene Clinical Professor of Law
In 2017, the Jerome L. Greene Clinical Professor of Law was established to expand the School’s already significant opportunities for students to learn and practice essential legal skills as part of their clinical education. Elora Mukherjee and her students have successfully represented hundreds of migrants and refugees who have fled violence in their home countries.
Since she founded the clinic in 2014, Mukherjee has chosen cases where the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic can add meaningful value to advancing the rights of their clients. She is also sure to select challenging projects that offer Columbia students rich learning experiences.
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