Class of 2020 Graduation Gift

Weinfeld Program

What is the Weinfeld Program?

The Weinfeld Program was instituted in 1989 by the New York University School of Law as a way to honor the legacy of one of the Law School’s finest alumni, Judge Edward Weinfeld ’21. The Program recognizes alumni and friends whose generosity exemplifies Judge Weinfeld's extraordinary dedication and commitment to the Law School. With a membership of more than 1,000 members, the Weinfeld Program is the NYU School of Law’s most prestigious donor recognition group.

Weinfeld Information Sheet (pdf)

Why join the Weinfeld Program?

The growth and success of the Weinfeld Program has played a critical role in meeting the Law School’s ongoing needs and has been responsible, in large part, for the significant advances in legal education the Law School has made over the last several years. By providing critical funding, members of the Weinfeld Program support student scholarship and financial aid, clinical legal education, student journals, the Law Library, and more.

The Law School provides special occasions for members of the Program to meet throughout the year to network and celebrate the Law School's accomplishments. Members are invited to a variety of unique programs, which include distinctive events focused on legal education, social gatherings, and receptions for visiting dignitaries.

In recognition of their commitment to the Law School, the names of Weinfeld members are prominently displayed on the Weinfeld plaque in Vanderbilt Hall, receive special recognition at Law school events, and are invited to special receptions and programs held at the Law School throughout the year. Additionally, each year the Law School honors the members of the Weinfeld Program at a gala black-tie dinner, which has become the signature Weinfeld event.

How do I join the Weinfeld Program?

Current graduates of the Law School are invited to join the Weinfeld Fellows at a discounted rate. By pledging to make a gift of at least $20.20 for three years, followed by two pledge payments of $1,000 each within 5 years of graduation, students may become Weinfeld Fellows. The membership becomes effective this year. Non-graduate donors must give in excess of $5,000 to join the Weinfeld Program, so this is a very exciting opportunity for members of our graduating class.

For further information on the Weinfeld Program, please contact:

Carleigh McFarlane at (212) 998-6401 or by email at

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