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In the nearly 50 years since Stephen Ross LLM ’66 earned his Master of Laws in Taxation at the Law School, he has built a truly impressive career. After developing a successful tax practice, Ross transitioned to the business world and became a global leader in real estate as founder and chairman of Related Companies, then entered the world of professional sports as owner of the Miami Dolphins. He is also a committed philanthropist, as evidenced by a recent major gift to NYU School of Law.

Ross’s $20 million gift—most of it in the form of a bequest—is the largest single gift ever received by the Law School. It will provide crucial support for top priorities, including scholarships and other financial aid.

Ross’s engagement with the Law School takes many forms, from collaborating with students and faculty to tackle racism and bullying in sports to speaking before hundreds of students to share lessons of leadership drawn from his career.

“Steve is a wonderful friend to the Law School, and I am thrilled and grateful to have his extraordinary support,” said Dean Trevor Morrison. “Steve speaks powerfully about the value of his NYU legal education to his career success. By giving back in this way, he ensures opportunities for future NYU Law students to make their own marks on the world.”

Pictured above: Ross’s legal adviser Martin Edelman, Ross, Morrison.

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