USD School of Law Raises $225,000 in Fourth Annual Big Give

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San Diego (May 4, 2017) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law recently announced the results of its fourth annual Big Give, a 36-hour online fundraising campaign that took place on April 26 and 27 to raise funding for student scholarships, academic programs, and other key initiatives at the law school. 249 alumni, friends, faculty, and staff donated a total of $225,903, benefiting more than 20 areas of the law school.

"Thank you to all of our alumni and friends who supported the Big Give. The success of the Big Give was truly a collective effort," said Dean Stephen C. Ferruolo. "Thank you to our matching gift donors for their impressive leadership: Derek K. Aberle, '96 (JD), Stephen P. Doyle, '84 (JD), Steven R. Hunsicker, ’75 (JD), C. Edward Miller, '69 (JD), and an anonymous donor."

The Big Give supported the Dean’s Scholarship Initiative by raising more than $186,000 to fund scholarships for current and prospective law students.

The campaign kicked off with a celebratory reception, the Big Give Bash, on Wednesday evening at RJS LAW. Hosted by alumnus, Board of Visitors member, and adjunct faculty member, Ronson J. Shamoun, '98 (BA), '02 (JD), '03 (LLM), the Bash raised over $22,000 towards the campaign's totals. Law Firm Challenge firm, Gomez Trial Attorneys, and Board of Visitors member, John Gomez, ’89 (BBA), co-sponsored the kick-off event. 

The success of the Big Give brings USD School of Law closer to its goal of raising $31.5 million during Leading Change: The Campaign for USD

For full results from the Big Give, click here. 

About the University of San Diego School of Law

The University of San Diego (USD) School of Law is recognized for the excellence of its faculty, depth of its curriculum, and strength of its clinical programs. Each year, USD educates approximately 800 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 84 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 35th nationally and 6th on the West Coast among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 24th nationally and 6th on the West Coast 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.

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