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Law Prof’s Donation Gets Him Naming Rights to Harvard Law School Restroom

Posted Feb 8, 2012 9:01 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Berkeley law professor William Falik has obtained naming rights to a restroom at Harvard Law School with a $100,000 donation.

Falik told Above the Law and the Daily Californian blog that he obtained naming rights after discussions with the school’s dean at the time—Elena Kagan. Outside the restroom in Harvard’s new Wasserstein Hall is a plaque identifying the “Falik Men’s Room” as a result of a gift by Falik, a 1971 alum.

“I have a name that doesn’t go many places,” Falik told the Daily Californian. “I think it’s somewhat humorous to have my name outside of a men’s room.”

Falik already has a history of restroom naming rights. He made a large donation to the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, which named the “Falik Gentleman’s Lounge” in his honor. He tells the Daily Californian he also donated $125,000 to Berkeley law school and may get a restroom there named in his honor.

Above the Law says Falik made his fortune as a lawyer and real estate developer.

Hat tip to Huff Post College.

Related coverage:

USA Today: “Colleges sell naming rights to bathrooms”

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