USD School of Law Announces $1M Gift to Establish Women’s Legal Clinic

Women's Legal Clinic

SAN DIEGO (September 23, 2019) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law has received a gift for $1M to establish a Women’s Legal Clinic.  The gift was arranged by Una Davis and alumnus Jack McGrory, ’81 (JD),  through an anonymous donation from a charitable estate making gifts in Southern California.

This new Women’s Legal Clinic will launch January of 2020 and initially focus on serving family law needs, including domestic violence restraining orders, child custody, and dissolution.  The Women’s Legal Clinic joins the ten direct client-service clinics that USD School of Law currently offers the San Diego community. 

“We are delighted to receive this gift, which will expand our clinical offerings and meet the legal needs of women, men, and families who are the victims of human trafficking,” said Stephen C. Ferruolo, Dean.  “Thanks to Una Davis and Jack McGrory for making this possible.” 

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 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 law 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 36th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 29th nationally in past-year 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, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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