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Volume 19 | Number 1 | Spring 2012 Dean Nora V. Demleitner

A Momentous Gift and a New Name for Hofstra Law School

Interim Dean Eric Lane Editor-in-Chief Kenneth J. Selvester Senior Writer Courtney K. McGrory Contributors Andrew E. Berman, Andrew Clark, J. Scott Colesanti, David A. DeCicco, Rachel Denney, J. Herbie DiFonzo, Elizabeth M. Glazer, Eric Lane, Eric Lesh ’11, Kristen McMahon Photography Kristina Dalton, Tony Lopez

MAURICE A. DEANE ’81 IS ANYTHING BUT a typical law school valedictorian.

Design Tobie-Lynn Accardi, Kim Poulos

Before enrolling in Hofstra Law School at

Assistant Dean for External Relations Lisa Berman

the age of 50, Deane forged a long and highly successful career as the

Director of Development Christine M. Lunsford

man who built Endo

Director of Alumni Relations Jodie Sperico

Laboratories into one

Associate Dean and Dean for Professional Development Victoria Roberts ’90

held pharmaceutical

Assistant Dean for Career Services Michael J. Ende

to DuPont, where he

of the largest privately companies in the nation and facilitated its sale continued to work until his retirement. But Deane

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did not slip quietly into retirement. Instead he embarked on a new career as a Hofstra Law student and laid the foundation for a 30-year relationship with Hofstra. This year, that remarkable relationship culminated in a $20 million gift to the school and the naming of

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Hofstra Law as the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. “Naming a school is among the highest honors a

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university can bestow — something reserved for those who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment and dedication to an institution. There are few people who

HOFSTRA LAW REPORT, Hofstra Law’s magazine, is published once a year by the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.

fit that description better than Maurice Deane,” said Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz, former professor and dean of the School of Law.

Opinions expressed are those of the authors and editors and do not reflect official positions of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law or Hofstra University. © 2012 by the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

Rededicating the school in Deane’s honor is a natural extension of the long history shared by the man and the 4

Hofstra Law Report, Spring 2012