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Now is The time Now is the time to be inspired by our past, the time to dream about our future, the time to act upon our ambitions. Now is the time for greatness.
Campaign for UCLA School of Law
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UCLA School of Law stands at a unique time in its history. Founded in 1949, our school quickly emerged as one of the most important, innovative and inspiring law schools in the nation. We are renowned for our extraordinary faculty, our collegial culture and our pursuit of excellence in all its forms. Our faculty is among the best in the nation. A destination for renowned scholars and practitioners, UCLA Law draws superior scholars and teachers from across the country and around the globe. They come here because they know that, in a society where innovation equals impact, UCLA Law is a laboratory for fresh thinking and new ideas. We are proud of where we stand, but must continue to nurture the faculty we have and attract the next generation of faculty leaders. Our programs are extraordinary. Blending rigorous analysis of legal doctrine with theoretical insights from a broad range of perspectives and fields, lively classroom instruction with vigorous hands-on learning, they prepare new lawyers to face the challenges of a rapidly changing society. These programs do more than just engage students; they inspire them to use their skills to make a positive difference in their communities and beyond. Our students never cease to amaze me. It goes without saying that they are bright. They are also extraordinarily ambitious, committed and accomplished. In keeping with our mission as a great public law school, many are the first in their families to go to college or professional school, and they appreciate the privilege of attending one of the greatest law schools in the nation. Competition â€” for resources, top students and illustrious faculty â€” has never been more intense. Now more than ever, we must keep our momentum going. We must re-double our efforts to move our school forward and make the great leap into the highest tier of American law schools. Philanthropic leadership is absolutely crucial if we are to retain our role in shaping the brightest legal minds of this and coming generations. We have set the standard for greatness among American law schools; it is up to us to preserve that standard and to set the bar ever higher. I strongly believe the time to act is now, and I hope we can count on your guidance, your support, your passion and your involvement. As honored alumni and friends of UCLA School of Law, you have demonstrated deep commitment to maintaining our standard of excellence, and to leveraging what we have built into something even more remarkable. Now is the time to join us as we reach for new heights.
Michael H. Schill Dean and Professor of Law
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A Place for Greatness One of the finest institutions for graduate legal education in the United States, UCLA School of Law offers superior classroom and clinical instruction in a uniquely dynamic and collaborative environment. A Tradition of Innovation
A History of Service
UCLA School of Law is the youngest major law school in the nation. From its founding in 1949, its energy, vitality and entrepreneurial ambition set it apart, encouraging students and faculty to create new traditions in the study and teaching of law.
As a public institution committed to equality of access and opportunity, UCLA School of Law reflects and serves the world around it. Dedicated to meaningful public service, graduates occupy distinguished positions across government and nonprofit sectors.
An Inspiring Community Attracting top students and internationally renowned faculty from across the country and around the world, UCLA School of Law is an exceptional academic and scholarly community. Its members come together in a collegial and supportive atmosphere that fosters excellence by providing the tools necessary to achieve it. World-class facultyâ€™s teaching challenges and inspires, and their pathbreaking interdisciplinary scholarship has profoundly influenced legal thought.
Ivory Tower Meets Real World A leader in bridging the gap between what goes on in the classroom and what lawyers do once they have their degree, UCLA School of Law integrates theory and practice. As students learn from professors whose knowledge and expertise place them at the forefront of legal thought, they simultaneously gain crucial hands-on experience that prepares them for future careers.
A Focus on Impact From human and civil rights to business and entertainment, from technology and communications to real estate and the environment, UCLA School of Law is a proving ground for cutting-edge research and ideas that shape the way we live.
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Classroom as Global Crossroads UCLA School of Law is intimately linked to the nationâ€™s most vibrant, diverse and engaging urban landscape. Part classroom, part laboratory, the city is an unrivaled canvas for experimentation and discovery.
Limitless Possibility Engaging students and faculty in the critical issues that face a global society, UCLA School of Law offers an unparalleled range of academic programs and areas of specialization. These include: Business Law and Policy Program Center for Law and Economics Clinical Law Program Critical Race Studies Program David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law & Policy Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment Empirical Research Group Entertainment and Media Law and Policy Program Evan Frankel Environmental Law and Policy Program Globalization and Labor Standards Intellectual Property International and Comparative Law Program International Human Rights Program Law and Philosophy Program Native Nations Law & Policy Center Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate UCLA-RAND Center for Law & Public Policy Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy
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Ken Ziffren | JD, 1965
When I attended UCLA School of Law, I knew I was part of something special. Here we were students, faculty and administrators in a public university less than two decades old, daring to compete with long established and wealthier private and public schools around the country. We were nonetheless determined to make our mark both at the school and in the world around us. Four decades later, it’s déjá vu all over again, but with an urgency not felt before. Although the quality of the school remains high amongst its peers, state funding has fallen precipitously. During the last decade, state support plummeted to only 37%, and we fear it will continue to erode. Our endowment is the lowest of the top 20 law schools in the country. In these challenging times, we must not only maintain but also improve our attractiveness to current and prospective students, faculty and those who run the cutting-edge programs and curriculum that the 21st century demands of a law school. This is the urgent reason for our $100 million fundraising campaign. Ours is an institution built on merit, not means, and the real measures of success are the individual achievements of students and faculty and how they, and the school’s programs, contribute to society. In addition to admitting those with unquestioned credentials, we reserve admissions slots for disadvantaged applicants, providing them unrivaled opportunity regardless of their financial limitations — the same opportunity that many of us had in the past when tuition and living costs were low. With the cost of tuition almost $30,000 per year, this commitment to access requires resources well beyond our current level of funding. In the “silent” phase of our campaign, thanks to Dean Schill, a dedicated staff and renewed vigor from the alumni, friends and faculty, we have broken fundraising records each year. Now, as the formal campaign begins, we must do even better. To stand still is to fall behind; we must build an endowment to ensure a future of excellence for the generations to come.
Ken Ziffren, ’65 Campaign Chair Ziffren, Brittenham, Branca, Fischer, Gilbert-Lurie, Stiffelman, Cook, Johnson, Lande and Wolf, LLP
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Who We Are We are a school that provides opportunities. Our alumni come from a wide range of backgrounds and distinguish themselves in their academic and professional careers. They are business titans and entrepreneurs, legislative leaders and crusaders for social justice. They are working lawyers, judges, professors and government advocates. No matter their position, and whatever their chosen field, they are joined together by their drive for greatness, their commitment to excellence, their dedication to their communities and their gratitude to UCLA School of Law. UCLA Law
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A LIFELONG LESSON FROM UCLA Ralph Shapiro, Class of 1958
Advice to current students: Take advantage of the wonderful faculty and get to know your classmates. Proudest achievement: Meeting a great lady (at UCLA!) and having a family. Something learned in law school: How to organize facts and think like a lawyer. What makes a good lawyer: Know what you know, and when to refer a matter out to someone who knows better. Job held during law school: Teaching accounting. I loved it!
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ralph shapiro | JD, 1958
Leading By Example Ralph Shapiro sets the standard for giving back
alph Shapiro considers himself a fortunate man. On the eve of World War II, Ralph Shapiro and his family left their native Lithuania and made the long journey to East Los Angeles. The immigrant son of a tailor, Ralph was not predestined to become a lawyer; as he explains, “In my neighborhood there were no lawyers — I never even knew they existed.” Like most of the working-class kids in Boyle Heights, Ralph could not afford an expensive college education, and so he applied to the best public school around — UCLA — which, at the time, was “practically free.”
tells it, “I am fortunate to have received a great education, and feel privileged to be able to help others get the same chance I had.” Ralph and Shirley, his wife of 50 years (and UCLA alumna), are true philanthropic leaders. In addition to providing
His philosophy is one of giving back: I am fortunate to have received a great education, and feel privileged to be able to help others.”
It was as a UCLA undergraduate that Ralph was exposed to a broad range of career possibilities and where he set his sights on UCLA’s School of Law. He juggled a packed academic schedule while holding a full-time job, and still managed to serve as president of his third year class. Even then he knew the importance of leadership. As president he encouraged 100% participation in the student association. He recalls vividly, “One of my colleagues was stubborn and refused to pay the $2, so I put up the money for him!”
This leadership and ability to get the job done foreshadowed Ralph’s approach to supporting the very institution that gave him the skills — and the opportunity — to succeed. His philosophy is one of giving back; as he
extraordinary financial support, which includes the Shapiro Endowed Chair in Environmental Law, numerous endowed scholarships and program funds and an emergency loan fund, the Shapiros are active in the life of the school. Ralph and Shirley serve on boards across campus and, at the law school, Ralph has served as president of the Alumni Association and on the Board of Advisors. In recognition of their tireless efforts, Ralph was named Alumnus of the Year and the school’s courtyard is dedicated in the Shapiros’ honor. A lifetime of leadership, giving back and good fortune continues to encourage Ralph’s energy and enthusiasm. “I’m thrilled to be able to help,” he says. “This is an exciting place!”
At UCLA Law, the faculty and programs are unparalleled. And it’s an awesome feeling to know you’re part of a big community. We’re supported and encouraged every step of the way. People here — students, faculty, staff — are like a family, and so approachable.
— Tamia Perez, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Islamic and Eastern Law
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Antonia Hernandez | JD, 1974
Striving To Make a Difference Antonia Hernandez blazes a trail of social change
hen it comes to finding role models, Antonia Hernandez has never had to look very far. Growing up in East Los Angeles after emigrating from Mexico, Antonia knew her parents were extraordinary people. What they lacked in education they more than made up for in natural intelligence and incredible strength of character, putting all seven of their children through college and instilling in them the value of a strong work
Legal Assistance (CRLA). During her time at UCLA Law, Antonia forged lasting relationships with professors whom she grew to know as mentors and friends. It was these relationships, encouraged by faculty who “really care” about their students and constantly “challenge their imagination,” that “legitimized” her curiosity and inquisitiveness, cementing her comfort level with “questioning everything and not taking things at face value.” After putting herself through law school working four nights per week, Antonia continued her social justice work, accepting positions at the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice and, later, the Los Angeles Legal Aid Foundation. Her impressive achievements as an advocate won her national prominence: The first Hispanic American ever hired as counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, she eventually became president and general counsel of MALDEF before being named to the top job at the California Community Foundation, one of Southern California’s most influential philanthropies.
Antonia offers advice to current UCLA Law students: “Grab life, and always be there fighting for change.” ethic and a commitment to public service. Their emphasis on “having a charitable heart, working hard and doing good deeds” would prove to be the defining focus of Antonia’s professional life. As a UCLA undergraduate, Antonia became active in the civil rights movement; this activism, and her desire to “use the law to improve people’s quality of life,” pointed her in the direction of law school. While at UCLA School of Law, she continued her community involvement, spending summers working for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and California Rural
Antonia sees the law as the “perfect tool to achieve an ideal society,” and believes firmly in “changing the system from within.” Her passion for advancing the rights of society’s most vulnerable members comes across when she offers advice to current UCLA Law students: “Grab life, and always be there fighting for change.”
UCLA Law is a great training ground. It gave me the opportunity to do legal reconstruction work, post-Katrina, in New Orleans and to help groups of disenfranchised people in Brazil. UCLA Law helped put my law school experience into a national and global context.” — NaShaun Neal, Black Law Students Association, Past Co-Chair
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A LIFELONG LESSON FROM UCLA Antonia Hernandez, Class of 1974
Advice to current students: Deal with bumps in the road one at a time. Proudest career achievement: Using the law to improve peopleâ€™s quality of life. Family life: Married to Judge Michael Stern; three children. Something learned in law school: How to put myself in other peopleâ€™s shoes and look at life through different lenses. Loves about UCLA Law: Its collegiality, camaraderie and openness.
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A LIFELONG LESSON FROM UCLA Kim Wardlaw, Class of 1979
UCLA faculty influence: Professor Kenneth L. Karst. Something learned in law school: Set goals and work hard to achieve them. Proudest career achievement: Being elevated to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Most challenging part of being a judge: The 24/7 nature of the job — I’m never not a judge. Advice to current students: Hold onto who you are and the lessons you’ve learned at UCLA Law; laugh a lot. Currently reading; “What It Takes,” by Richard Ben Cramer; “The Nine,” by Jeffrey Toobin.
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Judge Kim Wardlaw | JD, 1979
Raising the Bar of Excellence Honorable Kim McLane Wardlaw fulfills a lifelong dream
rom the moment she first told people, as a child, that she wanted to be a judge, Judge Wardlaw knew where she was headed. The daughter of a Scotch Irish father and a Mexican American mother, she was no stranger to discrimination, fielding “unkind remarks and behavior” from classmates and even her own extended family. Witnessing such unfairness helped Judge Wardlaw, from an early age, develop a keen sense of justice, one that has defined her personal and professional life.
generous financial aid package of scholarships, loans and work-study, and she eagerly accepted. Judge Wardlaw’s lifelong ambition of becoming a federal judge made law school a required next step, and her positive experience as an undergraduate made UCLA School of Law the natural choice. In addition to outstanding faculty and lifelong friends, what she found there was an encouraging, supportive environment that sent a clear message: There was “nothing about being a woman or being Hispanic that would keep me from doing anything I wanted in my life.”
From an early age, Judge Wardlaw developed a keen sense of justice, one that has defined her personal and professional life. Denied the dream of a college education by a high school counselor who told her Mexicans could not attend college, Judge Wardlaw’s mother was determined to give her own children the opportunity she never had. An avid reader and excellent student, Judge Wardlaw was equally committed to pursuing her education, and was drawn to UCLA by its stellar academics, its tremendous school spirit and “John Wooden’s basketball team,” which she cheered on from her living room in San Jose, California. Judge Wardlaw’s parents could not afford the high costs of a major university, but UCLA presented her with a
Judge Wardlaw took that message seriously, parlaying her impressive academic achievements (Law Review, Alumni Association Outstanding Student Award, Order of the Coif) into an even more impressive career. After achieving partnership at the prestigious law firm O’Melveny & Myers — where she met her husband, Bill — she was nominated to the United States District Court for the Central District of California; two years later, she was elevated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Achieving her dream has only deepened Judge Wardlaw’s dedication to UCLA Law, which “made a difference in my life.” She feels an obligation to give back and support the school as it continues to grow and provide an affordable world-class education.
During my first year, I had an accident that required surgery. I couldn’t type, and my colleagues helped take notes for me! The people here are amazing, and UCLA Law is a premier school — after graduating, you are VERY competitive. I would encourage anyone to come here.”
— Ian McLean, Managing Editor, Law Review
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james D. C. barrall | JD, 1975
Rising to the Challenge Jim Barrall rallies alumni and inspires participation
im Barrall spent his early years moving around the country, but it was at UCLA School of Law where he found a lifelong home.
As a philosophy major at UC Davis, Jim naturally gravitated to ideas and problem solving, and thought the law would be a good avenue for their practical application. And so, degree in hand, he headed south and enrolled at UCLA, thus poised to become the first lawyer in his family. Drawn by its strong academic reputation and the fact that it was one of the few schools he could afford, Jim sought to make the most of his time at UCLA Law. For Jim, law school was a complete experience, not just academic and intellectual, but also social. It was at UCLA Law that Jim developed an affinity for tax. True to his roots as a philosopher, it was the concepts, not the number crunching that attracted him. His training at UCLA Law served him well: Upon graduating, he immediately started as a tax lawyer, quickly developing an expertise in employee benefits and executive compensation. Today, Jim chairs the Global Benefits and Compensation Group at Latham & Watkins LLP, one of the nation’s largest and most well-respected firms. He is particularly proud that UCLA Law has built a world class tax faculty.
As one of its most ardent boosters, Jim speaks fondly of UCLA Law’s unique “culture of openness.” He cites its warmth, collegiality and the accessibility of faculty as key to his own success and as primary reasons for his continued involvement as a law school supporter. In 2002, he helped found the Law Firm Challenge, which inspires UCLA Law alumni to make regular, annual contributions to the school. Under Jim’s leadership, the Challenge has annually set new records for alumni participation.
He is particularly proud that UCLA Law has built one of the best tax law faculties in the country. Jim’s ongoing dedication to UCLA Law also stems from his belief that lawyers are truly blessed and have a special obligation to invest in their communities. And as he sees it, it’s no accident that large numbers of our alumni feel similarly. “The law school encouraged us to be involved and committed,” he says. Without a doubt, Jim Barrall took that lesson to heart.
Growing up, UCLA was a dream school — one of the most desirable, and the hardest to get into. I am surrounded by successful people who have lofty goals — UCLA Law really does attract the cream of the crop! There’s no question that a degree from the law school gives you instant credibility in the legal community and beyond.” — Dave Kwon, Student Bar Association
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A LIFELONG LESSON FROM UCLA James D. C. Barrall, Class of 1975
Best law school memory: Meeting my wife Carole (a UCLA undergraduate). Something learned in law school: Importance of relationships and leadership. Proudest career achievement: Leading a group of spirited, talented and collaborative people as head of Latham & Watkinsâ€™ Global Benefits and Compensation Group. Advice to current students: Take ownership of your personal and professional development. Area of potential growth for new lawyers: Tax, because itâ€™s constantly changing. UCLA Law faculty influence: Professor Michael Asimow.
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A LIFELONG LESSON FROM UCLA Victor MacFarlane, Class of 1978
Proudest business accomplishment: Opening up the institutional investment world to urban real estate investment opportunities. UCLA faculty influence: Fred Slaughter. Family life: Married to Thaderine; five children. Something learned in law school: To persevere no matter what the odds. Most influential book: Jack London’s “Call of the Wild,” because it led me to the library. Advice to current students: Work hard, but don’t become so focused on your studies that you lose your perspective on life.
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victor MacFarlane | JD, 1978
Investing in Communities Victor MacFarlane and the art of doing good by doing well
s a child in Middletown, Ohio, Victor MacFarlane was raised by a single mother who worked at a local military base. Finances were tight and space even more so in the tiny apartment Victor shared with his mother, brother and sister. Eager to provide her children with a better life, Victor’s mom made his education a priority and sent him to a boarding school in New Mexico that allowed her to pay what she could afford for tuition.
with an MBA — Victor made his way into real estate, eventually launching his own investment firm and helping to bring institutional capital to properties in inner-city neighborhoods. His belief that
His time at UCLA Law helped Victor develop “a way of thinking and analyzing” that would prove invaluable in his future career.
College presented another opportunity and another economic hurdle. Victor worked his way through the University of New Mexico and then came to UCLA to obtain a law degree as a way to further a career in business. At UCLA School of Law, Victor did double duty, excelling academically as he worked to pay for tuition and cared for his young son. Often unable to afford a babysitter, Victor would bring his son to campus, where law school staff helped watch him while Victor was in class. To this day, Victor remains grateful for the school’s support, which enabled a “single, poor father” to face — and overcome — serious challenges. His time at UCLA Law helped Victor develop “a way of thinking and analyzing” that would prove invaluable in his future career. Armed with a J.D. — which he followed
investments could be both beneficial to local communities and good business made Victor a pioneer in urban development. Today, Victor leads one of the world’s largest real estate investment managers, overseeing $20 billion in assets. He got his start in real estate while at UCLA Law, scraping together $10,000 to buy a duplex; his portfolio has grown to include major urban developments in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. And he has become majority owner of the professional soccer franchise D.C. United. Though his means may be greater, Victor has not forgotten his modest beginnings. His urban developments continue to make a difference in low-income communities, and his experience shows that a strong work ethic and a first-class education are the real building blocks of success.
The UCLA Law network is strong. When I was looking for a job, I was overwhelmed by the opportunity to choose from over 300 of the top law firms in the country. And my classmates were all really supporting each other; we’re a very close-knit group.” — James McGrath, 3L Class President, Chief Managing Editor, Women’s Law Journal
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Scott, Alexandria and Bryan Dominguez | JD, 2003, 2004, 2005
Inspiring High Achievement Hard work, faith and family drive the Dominguez’s success
osé and Pepita Dominguez immigrated to the United States in the early 1970s, eager to build a family and to provide their children with the benefits of an American education. Settling on the outskirts of Los Angeles, they became active in their local Catholic parish, where their five kids attended parochial school. A lifetime of hard work and struggle made clear to José, a machinist, that having a formal education would help pave the way for
its national reputation, its cosmopolitan location and its community focus as a public institution, Scott, Alexandria and Bryan Dominguez all landed at UCLA Law within a year of each other. Their close relationship and mutual dedication to academic accomplishment made them ideal roommates, and the three siblings shared an apartment for the duration of their law school careers.
UCLA Law provided each of them with indispensable skills and experiences that “opened doors” and helped them “make a difference.” his children’s future success, and he dedicated his small earnings to maximizing their opportunities for learning. In 1983, José died suddenly, leaving Pepita to provide for their young family. Like her husband, Pepita was driven by a commitment to educating her children. Working as many as three jobs at one time and even forgoing healthcare, she was able to provide her kids the tools they would need to thrive. It was Pepita’s single-minded drive for educational excellence that led three of the Dominguez clan to UCLA School of Law…at the same time! Attracted by its affordability (each of them received scholarships),
UCLA Law provided each of them with indispensable skills and experiences that “opened doors” and helped them “make a difference in other people’s lives.” Post-law school, Scott pursued his interest in government service, ultimately accepting a position with Los Angeles County Counsel. Alexandria went to work at prominent law firm Jones Day, which encourages her passion for pro bono work. And Bryan fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming a firefighter. With their family’s love and encouragement — and UCLA’s extensive “network of support” — Scott, Alexandria and Bryan have enjoyed a level of success exceeding even José and Pepita’s wildest expectations.
UCLA Law has prepared me for a career in social justice. I spent my summers doing refugee rights work in the Middle East and Africa, which was incredibly fulfilling. It was important to me to choose a law school committed to serving the greater public good.
— Claudia Peña, Vice President, Student Bar Association
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A LIFELONG LESSON FROM UCLA
Scott, Alexandria and Bryan Dominguez, Classes of 2003, 2004, 2005 Extracurricular involvement: Law Fellows Program, helping prepare high-potential undergraduates for a career in law; UCLA Law student body president; various sports. UCLA faculty influence: Assistant Dean Elizabeth Cheadle. Undergraduate degrees: Georgetown University; California State University, Long Beach; Boston College. Favorite law school memories: Studying together, going to the gym together, making dinner together. Advice to current students: Follow your heart and do what you think is right.
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Meeting the Challenge Our goal is to raise $100,000,000 in private contributions to secure a future of excellence. And to support the strategic plan, which seeks to: Attract the strongest and most diverse student body possible Prepare our students for fulfilling careers in the public and private sectors Build a world-class faculty and promote the production of knowledge Expand academic courses and areas of specialization to address emerging issues facing our local, national and global community The Need
With the smallest endowment of any major law school, UCLA School of Law has fewer resources to compete with its elite peers for outstanding faculty, innovative programs and talented students. Repeated state budget cuts have diminished public support, making the law school even more reliant on private contributions. State support, which in the past provided nearly full funding, fell in 2008 to less than 37% of the school’s resources. In the face of these cuts, the school has had to vastly increase tuition and fees. To ensure continued accessibility for all students of merit regardless of economic background, UCLA School of Law must have the ability to offer scholarships to those in need and must have an endowment from which to provide that critical student support.
In a short period of time, UCLA School of Law has emerged as a national leader among this country’s most esteemed graduate legal institutions. Its continued rise will be directly linked to the philanthropic vision of its alumni and friends whose support will make the critical difference in UCLA School of Law’s ability to maintain — and exceed — its current level of excellence. Only the active participation of alumni and friends will enable us to grow our endowment and propel UCLA School of Law on a path to financial stability and continued academic superiority. An investment in UCLA School of Law will help us take a giant step forward in sustaining this law school so that it reaches its fullest potential.
Your support is absolutely vital as, together, we take UCLA School of Law to new heights of greatness.
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A Rising Barrier to Opportunity Student fees are going up — compare yours with today’s! UCLA School of Law — Historical Annual Fees for California Residents Academic Year 1949-1950 1950-1951 1951-1952 1952-1953 1953-1954 1954-1955 1955-1956 1956-1957 1957-1958 1958-1959 1959-1960 1960-1961 1961-1962 1962-1963 1963-1964
Law Fees $70 $70 $70 $74 $78 $80 $84 $84 $100 $128 $136 $136 $136 $166 $196
Academic Year 1964-1965 1965-1966 1966-1967 1967-1968 1968-1969 1969-1970 1970-1971 1971-1972 1972-1973 1973-1974 1974-1975 1975-1976 1976-1977 1977-1978 1978-1979
Law Fees $236 $236 $158 $158 $158 $214 $344 $464 $464 $464 $466 $466 $472 $514 $780
Academic Year 1979-1980 1980-1981 1981-1982 1982-1983 1983-1984 1984-1985 1985-1986 1986-1987 1987-1988 1988-1989 1989-1990 1990-1991 1991-1992 1992-1993 1993-1994
Law Fees $780 $838 $876 $1,248 $1,436 $1,382 $1,386 $1,386 $1,458 $1,518 $1,662 $2,164 $3,272 $3,874 $4,503
Academic Year 1994-1995 1995-1996 1996-1997 1997-1998 1998-1999 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 *
Law Fees $6,812 $7,107 $7,862 $7,728 $7,784 $10,972 $11,110 $11,156 $13,361 $17,011 $22,113 $24,581 $25,457 $27,056 $31,113
*projected as of 10/2007
How We Compare UCLA School of Law’s endowment compared to peers Top 20 Law Schools — Endowments in Millions of Dollars (2006)
Boston U $42
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Endowing the Future You can thank UCLA School of Law and make a difference by giving to any of the following areas of need: Faculty Support
Supporting the recruitment and retention of stellar faculty is central to our school’s ability to excel. Establishing additional endowed chairs through this campaign will ensure that UCLA remains competitive with our peer schools and that our faculty continues to be composed of the finest scholars in the nation. Conferring an endowed chair is the highest honor a university can bestow upon a member of its faculty. Endow an academic chair to recognize and honor the work of our most illustrious faculty members, and to allow UCLA School of Law to attract and retain top talent from around the globe.
UCLA School of Law is home to innovative and important academic programs and research centers — which produce cuttingedge scholarship and prepare students with practical, relevant training to face tomorrow’s legal challenges. Your support is deeply valued in the further development of these programs, and may be directed to any of the following areas, among others:
Student Scholarships Scholarships rank among our very highest priorities. Recognizing academic excellence and economic need through meaningful financial assistance is a hallmark of UCLA School of Law’s ongoing commitment to supporting students. Create a scholarship fund in your name or your family’s name and help qualified and deserving students benefit from an exceptional legal education.
Annual Fund Annual Fund contributions are essential to the daily operations of the school and must be maintained throughout the campaign. Consider making a gift to the Dean’s Circle, which offers benefits to donors including membership in the UCLA Chancellor’s Associates honor society, invitations to the Annual Dean’s Circle Dinner and other attendant benefits.
Capital Improvements and Naming Opportunities Naming opportunities exist at all levels for the UCLA School of Law campaign, including scholarship funds, academic programs, centers, classrooms and other physical spaces at the School of Law.
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usiness Law and Policy Program B Center for Corporate Governance Center for Law and Economics Civil Litigation Clinical Law Program Critical Race Studies Program David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment Empirical Research Group Entertainment and Media Law and Policy Program Evan Frankel Environmental Law and Policy Program Globalization and Labor Standards Intellectual Property International and Comparative Law International Human Rights Program Legal Ethics and Study of the Profession Law and Philosophy Program Native Nations Law & Policy Center Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate UCLA-RAND Center for Law & Public Policy Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy
Law Firm Challenge The Law Firm Challenge is central to the school’s alumni giving and participation rate. This Challenge is a pace-setter among our peer schools and has been the primary driving force in elevating our alumni giving rate into national leadership levels. Your gift to any area of the campaign will qualify as part of the Law Firm Challenge.
$100 million impact Academic Programs and Research Centers
20 Endowed Chairs, Faculty Retention and Support Funds
Endow and Name Programs, Centers and Institutes
30% 38% 30% direct Student Support
Student Scholarships and Awards, Public Interest Internships, Fellowships, Loan Forgiveness Program
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With youth, energy and ambition, UCLA School of Law charts a course to a limitless future. It is a future that challenges us to think creatively, plan strategically and act confidently. Together, we can reach new levels of greatness.
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