Dean's Scholarship Initiative Reaches Its First-Year Goal

San Diego (July 12, 2013) - University of San Diego School of Law successfully reached its goal of raising $500,000 to support student scholarships for the Dean’s Scholarship Initiative.

The Dean’s Scholarship Initiative is a 3-year effort to raise $500,000 for each of the next three years to increase overall funding for student scholarships. USD School of Law alumni and friends donated a total of $515,496 to support the three goals of the Dean’s Scholarship Initiative, including:

  • $250,000 for Alumni Honor Scholarships to attract the highest quality students to attend USD School of Law;
  • $150,000 for Alumni Leadership Scholarships to retain top students and reward those who show potential for leadership; and
  • $100,000 for Alumni Summer Legal Work Grants to subsidize non-paying summer internships in the legal field.

Fundraising for the Dean’s Scholarship Initiative will continue over the next two years. If you are interested in supporting this effort, you can make a gift online or contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at (619) 260-4692.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law enrolls approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 81 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.