The library’s New Jersey Reference Room has been renamed the Clive S. Cummis New Jersey Reference Room
as a result of a $100,000 gift by Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. Speaking at the room’s dedication, Steven E. Gross, chair of the firm, stated: “Clive was driven to succeed and that drive created one of the most successful law firms in New Jersey. It is our hope that this room will serve as a tribute to his amazing spirit.”
A Class of 1978 alumnus
has launched the C. Willard Heckel Scholarship at Rutgers School of Law–Newark with a $25,000 pledge. Scholarships will be awarded with an aim to recruit out-of-state students based on a combination of academic merit, financial need, and community service. This donor is hoping that other alums who had the honor of knowing Dean Heckel as a teacher, Dean, public servant, mediator, and friend will be encouraged to contribute to this fund.
For more information on the Heckel Scholarship or to make a gift to this scholarship fund, please call the law school Development Office at 973-353-5094.Frank and Marilyn Askin
have made a gift of more than $115,000 to establish the Frank and Marilyn Askin Endowed Fund for Clinical Legal Education. The endowment will help fund conferences, the publication of materials on the work of the clinics, the establishment of clinical fellowships, and related events and programs intended to advance clinical legal education at the law school. Read the Spotlight story about the gift by Frank Askin ’66 and Marilyn Askin ’70.