Justice Judy funds scholarships to New York law school she attended – Boston Herald
“Judge Judy” Sheindlin donated $ 5 million to New York Law School, where she, her daughter and granddaughter attended.
The donation will fund the tuition and books of 10 women per year, as well as a summer job grant after their first year, the school said.
Sheindlin, whose courtroom TV show “Judge Judy” ended in September after a 25-year run, now hosts “Judy Justice” on Amazon. She graduated from New York Law School in 1965 and her daughter Nicole Sheindlin graduated in 1993. Granddaughter Sarah Rose is expected to graduate this spring.
Women represent 62% of the student body at the law school.
“We mark (Sheindlin) as a great achievement for the law school,” said Anthony W. Crowell, Dean and Chair. “It’s a testament to discipline, hard work, tenacity and what we call the New York grain.”
In an interview with Law.com, Sheindlin reflected on what it was like to go to law school as a woman in the 1960s.
She said she transferred from Washington College of Law, now known as American University Washington College of Law – where she was top of her class – during her freshman year because she was getting married, “And that’s what you did back then – you followed the companion. “
At New York Law School, “my advisor, who was a professor, introduced himself and asked me, ‘Why are you taking the seat of a man who will use this for a living? “” Said Judy Sheindlin, 79.
She said she was one of only five women in her sophomore year of law school.
“New York Law School was not a good place for women,” Sheindlin said. “It was a parrot of the culture of the time.”