​Faculty Endowed Professorships and Chairs

The School of Law is rising to the challenge of recruiting and retaining high-quality faculty members with a renewed focus on establishing additional endowed professorships and chairs to retain our best faculty, and to recruit the top experts in new and expanding legal fields to ensure students receive the training that they need and deserve.

Endowed chairs and professorships are essential tools in reaching our goals of being recognized as one of the strongest and most vibrant law schools in the country and sustaining the important contributions our faculty make to teaching, scholarship and public service.

Roy Brooks, Warren Distinguished Professor of Law

Roy Brooks, Warren Distinguished Professor of Law

Ways to Support Faculty Endowed Professorships and Chairs

By endowing a Faculty Professorship or Chair, you have the opportunity to honor or memorialize anyone you choose, including family members, law school professors, mentors or inspirational colleagues. Professorships and Chairs can also be named to highlight legal subject areas, practice areas or an area of the donor's interest

Your support will allow USD School of Law to:

  • Recruit and retain distinguished faculty
  • Fortify curricular departments at USD School of Law and provide for future and long-range planning for the law school
  • Secure the on-going mission of the law school to be a top-ranked legal institution by enhancing the reputation of the faculty and thereby improving the independent rankings for the law school in the State of California
  • Ensure the law school is well equipped to educate and inspire top students for generations to come
  • Help to meet the growing instructional and academic needs of the law school while simultaneously lessening the need for increased tuition

$50,000 Minimum Pledge:
5-Year Annual Named Professorship*
$10k annual distribution to a current/existing faculty member
*Not an endowed fund

$500,000 - $1M:
Endowed Professorship
For a current/existing faculty member

$2.5M - $3.5M:
Endowed Chair (current position)
For a current/existing faculty member

$5M - $7M:
Endowed Chair (new position)
New faculty position in designated area

Learn more in the Faculty Endowed Professorships and Chairs brochure.

USD School of Law Faculty Endowed Professorships and Chairs

  • Price Chair / Professor in Public Interest Law
  • Fellmeth-Peterson Faculty Chair in Child Rights
  • George E. Barrett Professorship in Law & Finance
  • Class of 1975 Endowed Professor
  • James A. Darby Teaching Fellow in Legal Drafting
  • Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation Fellow in Constitutional Originalism
  • Herzog Research Professor
  • Lawrence Irving Distinguished Senior Teaching Fellow
  • Lyle L. Jones Professorship in Competition and Innovation Law
  • Stanley Legro Visiting Professor in Environmental Law
  • Annsley and George Strong Professor-in-Residence for Trial Advocacy
  • Warren Distinguished Professor of Law
  • Don Weckstein Professorship in Labor and Employment Law
Begin quote I provide funding to USD Law School because I believe more practical training in advocacy can distinguish the law school. I also believe that the law school management under Dean Ferruolo has demonstrated great stewardship of scarce resources. USD Law may be small but they are innovative, nimble and strategic in distinguishing themselves. They execute quickly. My funding has had a visible, immediate impact at USD Law. That is rarely the case. – George Strong, '74 (JD)

For more information, please contact:

Director of Development
(619) 260-5955