UM Alumni Donate Money For Law Student Lounge

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UM School of Law

As students at the University of Miami School of Law during the late 1980s, Scott Kornspan and Susan Fleischner would have liked a study lounge where they could get acquainted.

The two lawyers wound up finding each other, dating and marrying anyway, but the couple wanted to make it easier for other UM law students in the future.

The power couple—he a partner at Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, and she a former longtime Greenberg Traurig shareholder—donated an undisclosed amount of money to create the Scott and Susan Fleischner Kornspan Study Lounge, a 24/7 academic space on the first floor of the new Student Activities Center.

Modeled after Ivy League study halls, the Kornspan lounge features natural wood tables, soft upholstered chairs, private cubicles and display cases for student artwork. It can accommodate up to 80 students.

"We've always given money to the University of Miami," said Scott Kornspan, who attended both undergraduate and law school at the private Coral Gables university. Kornspan also has created a student scholarship that will bear the family name.

The $50 million Student Activities Center opened Aug. 30, 2013, and features meeting rooms for student organizations, a new two-story Rathskeller meeting place, a ballroom and a Starbucks.

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