Thank you so much to those of you who have made a gift to the Law School since last July. On top of the dramatic decline in state funding, gifts to the Law School’s annual fund are down approximately 14% from last year. The annual fund, Partners in Excellence, provides general support for many purposes, including student scholarships, that uphold the level of excellence the Law School is known for across the world. Your generosity is needed now more than ever. Please take a moment to think about the Law School’s powerful influence on your life and make a gift before the end of our fiscal year on June 30. Thank you again.
To commemorate his 80th birthday last summer, Judge David S. Doty ('61) established a Law School scholarship fund in his name to help reduce the debt of graduates and to encourage students who, like himself, enter law school with previous career experience. He learned the importance of leading by example in the military, the Judge said, and he hoped that his gift would encourage others to support students, especially in light of the drastic decrease in state funding for education in recent years.
“I loved meeting C. Paul Jones and his daughter Sara. I’ve faced adversity similar to what he has overcome and hope to, like him, give back one day. And Sara has become a friend and mentor.”