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alumni & development info 2011-2012

top 3 employers of bu law alumni Goodwin Procter LLP – 88 alumni Ropes & Gray LLP – 71 alumni Ernst & Young – 59 alumni number of alumni donors In fiscal year 2011, 1,918 alumni donated to the School of Law, a participation rate of

9.44%.

leadership giving societies President’s Circle: $25,000 or more President’s Associates: $10,000 - $24,999 Dean’s Club: $5,000 - $9,999 Fellow: $2,500 - $4,999 Barrister: $1,000 - $2,499 law school endowment (As of June 30, 2011) Market Value - $54,378,584 Total Income from Endowment - $1,738,972

alumni by region 474

south (ar, la, ms, nm, ok, tx)

339

northwest (ak, or, wa)

295

1,091

midwest (ia, il, in, ky, mi, mn, mo, oh, wi)

1,323

southeast (al, fl, ga, nc, sc, tn)

mountain/plains (co, id, ks, mt, nd, ne, sd, ut, wy)

1,741

9,091

1,911

new england (ct, ma, me, nh, ri, vt)

3,882

metro new york & u.s. territories (nj, ny, pr, vi)

west coast (az, ca, hi, nv) middle atlantic (dc, de, md, pa, va, wv)

1,666

all international

number of endowed professorships 5: Philip S. Beck Professorship, Robert B. Kent Professorship, Paul J. Liacos Professorship, Austin B. Fletcher Professorship, William & Patricia Kleh Visiting Professorship in International Law

 notable alumni  David E. Kelley, Esq. (J.D. ’83) BU Law alumni are employed throughout the world A screenwriter and television producer, best known by law firms and companies from large to small. Our as the creator of Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, The alumni have risen to the ranks of managing partner, Practice, Ally McBeal, L.A. Law, Boston Legal and department chair, chief executive and general counHarry’s Law sel; they are also dedicated public servants. Here are a few of our most recognizable graduates:  Ambassador Gary F. Locke (J.D. ’75, Hon. ’98) The first Chinese-American to serve as U.S. ambas Senator Edward W. Brooke sador to China; formerly a two-term governor of (LL.B. ’48, LL.M. ’50, Hon. ’68) Washington state and Secretary of the U.S. DepartThe first African-American to be elected by popular ment of Commerce vote to the U.S. Senate  Senator Judd A. Gregg (J.D. ’72, LL.M. ’75) Former U.S. Senator for New Hampshire and former governor of New Hampshire

 Honorable Sandra L. Lynch (J.D. ’71) The first woman appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and to serve as chief judge of that court

 Barbara Jordan (J.D. ’59) The first African American woman to be elected to the  Peter McCausland, Esq. (J.D. ’74) President and CEO of Airgas Inc., the largest disTexas Senate and the first African American woman tributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases in from the South to be elected to the U.S. House of the United States Representatives, is now the subject of a postage stamp issued by the United States Postal Service

 Irving H. Picard, Esq. (J.D. ’66) Partner at Baker Hostetler, and trustee in the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC  Shari E. Redstone, Esq. (J.D. ’78, LL.M. ’81) President of National Amusements and vice chairman of CBS Corporation and Viacom  Honorable Chase T. Rogers (J.D. ’83) Chief justice for the Connecticut Supreme Court  Honorable Ojetta Rogeriee Thompson (J.D. ’76) The first African-American woman appointed associate justice for the Rhode Island Superior Court; appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in March 2010  David M. Zaslav, Esq. (J.D. ’85) President and CEO, Discovery Communications Inc., the world’s number one nonfiction media company


number of endowed scholarship funds 125 endowed scholarship funds with principal

total law fund dollars raised (Our fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30.)

market values ranging in size from $7,760 to $2,945,476.

$1,200,000 $1,000,000

amount of scholarship aid provided by the endowment and overall

$800,000

The financial aid available from the income of endowed scholarship funds is approximately $800,000. This represents 8% of our total financial aid budget for 2011-2012.

$600,000 $400,000

fundraising priorities Annual Fund Scholarships Public Interest Internships

minimum endowment and gift fund levels $50,000 - Current use expendable fund $100,000 – Endowed fund $2,500,000 – Endowed professorship alumni volunteer opportunities Alumni Association’s Executive Committee Reunion Class committees Law Firm Challenge representatives Young Alumni Chapters 1L Mentor Program Hosting regional alumni events Public Interest Project’s Annual Auction Guest speaker for a student group Guest speaker for Career Development events Mock-Interview Program and Resumé Clinics Moot Court Judge Pro Bono Program

$200,000 0

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

alumni donors by region 33

117

south (ar, la, ms, nm, ok, tx)

midwest (ia, il, in, ky, mi, mn, mo, oh, wi)

19

114

northwest (ak, or, wa)

southeast (al, fl, ga, nc, sc, tn)

20

mountain/plains (co, id, ks, mt, nd, ne, sd, ut, wy)

159

957

212

west coast (az, ca, hi, nv)

new england (ct, ma, me, nh, ri, vt)

middle atlantic (dc, de, md, pa, va, wv)

373

35

metro new york & u.s. territories (nj, ny, pr, vi)

all international

giving to bu school of law gifts made by credit card or online

planned giving and additional contact information

617.353.3118 www.bu.edu/law/alumni/giving/gift/form

Glenn D. Vivian, Director of Planned Giving Development & Alumni Relations 595 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 617.353.2214 gvivian@bu.edu

gifts of stock contact information Giliane Bader-Wechseler, Associate Director Stewardship and Donor Relations Development & Alumni Relations 595 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 617.353.6347 gbaderwe@bu.edu

Cornell L. Stinson, J.D., Assistant Dean Development & Alumni Relations Boston University School of Law 765 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 617.358.5351 cstinson@bu.edu

www.bu.edu/law/alumni

Alumni & Development Info 2011  

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