Law School Completes Outstanding Fundraising Year
UC Davis School of Law raised nearly $1.5 million in private support during the 2009-10 fiscal year, topping the $1 million mark for the fourth time in the past five years despite one of the most challenging economic environments in decades.
The 2009-10 fiscal year also saw the accomplishment of several significant development objectives, including:
- Successful achievement of the first phase of the Mabie Challenge participation goals that resulted in a commitment of an additional $400,000 from the William and Inez Mabie Foundation to the King Hall Expansion and Restoration Project.
- Attainment of the fundraising objective for the John D. Ayer Bankruptcy Chair. The endowed chair will honor Professor Jack Ayer, a longtime professor of bankruptcy and commercial law courses at the Law School and a mentor to many of the nation's leading bankruptcy lawyers and judges.
- Establishment of the Central Valley Foundation/McClatchy Lecture on the First Amendment. The inaugural lecture in the series, featuring Pamela S. Karlan, the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law and Co-Director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at Stanford Law School, is scheduled for September 29.
- Achievement of more than $5.5 million in total fundraising for the King Hall Expansion and Renovation project, leaving less than $2.5 million to be raised during the project's renovation phase.
- A 73 percent participation rate from the Class of 2010 in giving to King Hall. Once again we received 100 percent support from the King Hall faculty (fifth year in a row), and 100 percent support from the King Hall Alumni Board, and the new Dean’s Leadership Council.
During the 2009-10 academic year, private support helped to fund the construction of King Hall's new east wing, provide support for student scholarships and activities, fund the Law School's award-winning clinical programs, library services, moot court and mock trial competitions, as well as other programs and activities that help enable UC Davis School of Law to continue to offer the best in legal education to today's students despite the increasing uncertainty of state support.