On May 14, 2013, Mayor Michael Bloomberg presented to Arthur N. Abbey with New York Law School's President's Medal of Honor. The award is given annually to the Law School's most outstanding and accomplished alumni and its most generous benefactors, and acknowledges those who have made significant contributions to the history of the Law School by their exemplary professional lives and their generosity.

"Receiving New York Law School's President's Medal of Honor from Mayor Bloomberg at the 2013 graduation, and at center stage at Lincoln Center is the honor and distinction of a lifetime," said Mr. Abbey. "What makes me most proud today are the members of the Class of 2013. Their hard work and perseverance entitles them to now join the ranks of graduates of this great institution. I know they will use their NYLS education to achieve great personal success and to make the world a better place."