Drexel University's law school is being named for a prominent trial lawyer who donated $50 million, the largest gift in the Philadelphia school's history.

University officials announced Wednesday the institution will be known as the Thomas R. Kline School of Law.

Kline has focused on personal injury, medical malpractice and whistleblower cases during his three-decade career. He is also a trustee of the private university.

His gift includes a historic bank building downtown that will house a trial advocacy center.

Kline says the law can help victims rebuild their lives and force institutions to reform their ways.

Drexel's law school was originally named for alumnus Earle Mack in 2008 after he pledged $15 million. His name was dropped when university officials said the school needed a stronger foundation.