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New Merit-Based Scholarship Fund Aids 1Ls

Charles I. (Casey) Cogut L’73, a Partner with Simpson Thacher & Barlett in New York, and his wife Ellen F. Cogut, made a gift of $100,000 to establish The Charles I. and Ellen F. Cogut Endowed Scholarship Fund at the Law School. The fund will provide merit-based financial support to a first-year law student. In 1998 Mr. Cogut established the Seymour Lichtenstein Scholarship Fund at the Law School in honor of his father-in-law. Cogut heads the merger and acquisition practice at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett where he specializes in domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, and leveraged buyouts. He joined the firm in 1973 and became a partner in 1980. From 1990 to 1993 he served as the Senior Resident Partner in the firmís London office. Cogut is currently a member of the firmís Executive Committee, and serves as a member of the University of Pennsylvania Law Schoolís Board of Overseers.

STUDENTS HONOR SADIE T. M. ALEXANDER WITH A GIFT FROM THE CLASS OF 2002

At commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2002 held at the Kimmel Center on Broad Street, graduates presented Dean Michael A. Fitts with a check for $3,200. The majority of participating class members designated the gift for the Sadie T. M. Alexander Professorship in Law, a chaired professorship in civil rights that students, alumni and friends have been working to establish at Penn for several years. Sadie Alexander, the first African American graduate of Penn Law School is memorialized annually with a conference and dinner sponsored by the Black Law Students Association (BLSA).

 
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