Telecom entrepreneur Albert E. Cinelli ’55 has made a $5 million gift to establish the Albert and Lois Cinelli Business Law Fund in support of the J.D./MBA program. The new fund enhances the business law curriculum and provides support for scholarships, learning opportunities, and faculty research. Cinelli is chairman of MetroNet, the telecommunications company he founded in 2005 and that serves 13 states. The endowed fund is Cinelli’s second major gift to Columbia Law School: His $3 million contribution pledged in 2005 established the Albert E. Cinelli Enterprise Chair to support faculty members teaching courses that train leaders for the business world. The chair is currently held by Professor Ronald Mann.
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