The Deans’ Cup is an annual charity basketball game between the law schools of Columbia University (CLS) and New York University (NYU). First held in 2002, the game raises money for public interest and community service organizations at both universities and is sponsored by many large New York City law firms. A game between faculty members of the two schools is held at halftime. The game is the single largest law school event in the United States, and has raised more than a half million dollars for public interest foundations at the two law schools.
The 2014 edition of the Deans' Cup was played on March 25 and raised over $20,000. NYU suffered a heartbreaking 74-56 loss to Columbia. NYU's five-game-long winning streak snapped, but it still leads the series 9-4. The 2015 edition will be held at NYU's Coles Sports & Recreation Center in the Spring.