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    05.06.15 Immediate Impact Scholarships: Transforming Lives NOW
    Brooklyn Law School

    Immediate impact scholarships, or prizes, provide current-use funds to recruit deserving students to Brooklyn Law School - students who are capable of and committed to making a difference in their professions and communities. Named for the donors who have generously funded them, these scholarships provide exceptional distinction to recipients throughout their legal careers. Moreover, they provide BLS the resources needed to ensure a strong incoming class, thereby providing an immediate impact to both student recipients and the Law School.

    To date, eight alumni have established immediate impact scholarships, including Oliver "Red" Morse ’50, BLS Board Member Robert Kaufman ’57, Jack Glaser ’60,  BLS Board Member Debra Humphreys ’84, Barbi & Warren Lazarow ’86, David Woll ’87, and Frederick E. Curry ’03.  The contributions from immediate impact scholarships, along with the funds raised on BLS Giving Day, allow BLS to offer new aid grants to over 315 students.

    Jack Glaser ’60, Senior Partner at Trolman, Glaser, & Lichtman, has generously created a current use scholarship to help recruit Hispanic students to BLS: “Establishing a Scholarship to help qualified students attend our alma mater is especially gratifying.  This donation was motivated by a desire to support BLS, whose role was vital in launching my own long and successful career as a personal injury lawyer.

    In making this gift, I directed that it be targeted for the benefit of qualified Latino and Latina students.  These students and I share a common background.  I am the son of working class immigrants and was the first to attend college and law school.  For the most part, the students, to whom this scholarship is dedicated, are also first generation immigrants, seeking upward mobility and a rewarding career.  I view this as an opportunity to express my gratitude to the Hispanic community as they constituted the majority of my clients.  Time after time they placed their confidence in me.  I am glad now to give something back.  What better place to educate deserving students than Brooklyn Law School.”

    Mr. Glaser has been in practice as a plaintiff's personal injury lawyer, representing victims of serious accidents and medical malpractice his entire career. He has tried cases to verdict in nearly every trial court in New York City and has argued appeals in the Appellate Division and in the Court of Appeals, the highest court in New York State.

    The immediate impact scholarships founded by other BLS alumni, including Frederick E. Curry III ’03 and Oliver "Red" Morse ’50, have been established specifically to recruit minority students to Brooklyn Law School. Mr. Curry’s scholarship was created to help attract African American students, while Mr. Morse’s gift – included in his estate – will help fund a minority student’s education. This support of minority students continues BLS’s long-standing commitment to promoting diversity in the legal profession, having long opened its doors to women, foreign students, children of working families and immigrants, and the less advantaged.