​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

  • Annsley and George Strong Professor-in-Residence for Trial Advocacy
  • Class of 1975 Endowed Professor
  • Don Weckstein Professorship in Labor and Employment Law
  • Fellmeth-Peterson Faculty Chair in Child Rights
  • Herzog Endowed Scholars
  • Herzog Research Professor
  • Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation Fellow in Constitutional Originalism
  • Lyle L. Jones Professorship in Competition and Innovation Law
  • Price Chair / Professor in Public Interest Law
  • Richard S. Shaw Endowed Professorship in Tax Law
  • Richard and Kay Woltman Professor of Finance
  • Stanley Legro Visiting Professor in Environmental Law
  • Warren Distinguished Professor of Law
  • University Professorship
Begin quote In 1963, I received a Master of Laws in Taxation degree while teaching at NYU Law School. There I learned how vital advanced-level legal education is to become well qualified as a lawyer specializing in taxation law. With forty years as an adjunct professor in USD School of Law, Master of Laws Taxation Program and with my experience as Chair of both the California and ABA taxation sections, I can appreciate how important it is that the USD School of Law maintains the highest level of excellence in specialized education for lawyers in tax law. This is sustained by assuring the law school has the best tax law faculty available to retain its nationally recognized high standard of tax law education. With this in mind, it has been my privilege to establish the Richard A. Shaw Endowed Professorship in Tax Law at USD. – Richard A. Shaw

For more information, please contact:

Director of Development
(619) 260-5955