Dave Fields, a University dean who serves as special counsel to Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, has announced that he is leaving $1 million to CUNY Law School — the largest bequest in its history. The money will be used equally to support student scholarships and faculty development, including conferences and training courses.
“Dave’s generosity through this gift will have an enormous impact on our ability to provide critical financial support to students and faculty alike,” said CUNY Law Dean Michelle J. Anderson. “He has been a champion of CUNY Law and our mission since it was established.”
Fields, a non-teaching member of the faculty, has also served as an associate dean there. Regarding his gift, he said: “Now is the time to support public interest law training. Now is the time to help our students, faculty, and staff work to improve the world.”
As a result of his bequest, the auditorium in the Law School’s new building at 2 Court Square will be named the Fields Auditorium.