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Campaign Funding Priorities and Naming Opportunities

The Seize the Day campaign is a comprehensive effort begun in September 2006 and scheduled to be completed by August 2014. All gifts to the Law School during this time count toward the $200 million goal. There are several areas of emphasis in the campaign—some general and some specific—which build on UT Law’s current strengths. In general, support for faculty, students, facilities and programs is always welcome. Specifically, UT Law will use the campaign to position the school to be an international leader in legal education as it relates to energy, innovation and capital markets, biomedicine and healthcare, women in the law, entrepreneurialism, corporate governance, Latin America, and various forms of public interest law.

Many naming opportunities are available in a wide range of amounts in the Seize the Day campaign to recognize permanent endowments and significant current-use gifts. The campaign seeks also to invigorate alumni participation in the Annual Fund, and those gifts will be recognized at various levels that are named for important leaders in the history of the Law School.

  • New Academic Centers

    • Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law

      Name Program$10,000,000
      Endowed Faculty Chair$1,000,000
      Visiting Scholar, Professor or Practitioner $1,000,000
      Lecture Series$500,000
      International Conference (every 2 years)$500,000
      Professorship$300,000
      Faculty Fellowship$150,000
      Faculty Excellence Endowment$100,000
      Non-endowed (current use) giftsmany levels
    • Latin American Initiative

      Name ProgramTBD
      Visiting Scholar, Professor or Practitioner$1,000,000
      Full-Ride Scholarship (including stipend)$750,000
      Full-Tuition Scholarship$500,000
      International Conference (every 2 years)$500,000
      Non-endowed (current use) giftsmany levels
    • Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurialism

      Name Program $5,000,000
      Endowed Faculty “Super Chair” $2,000,000
      Visiting Scholar, Professor or Practitioner $1,000,000
      Lecture Series $500,000
      International Conference (every 2 years) $500,000
      Professorship $300,000
      Faculty Fellowship $150,000
      Faculty Excellence Endowment $100,000
      Non-endowed (current use) gifts many levels

      Campaign gifts to date:
      John and Elizabeth Massey Fund for Law, Innovation and Capital Markets

    • Center for Women in Law

      Founder Level Funding$50,000 over up to 10 years
    • Corporate Governance Center

      Name Program$5,000,000
      Visiting Scholar, Professor or Practitioner$1,000,000
      International Conference (every 2 years)$500,000
      Non-endowed (current use) giftsmany levels
  • Student Support

    • The Justice Corps

      Name Program$10,000,000
      Two 2-year Fellowships$1,000,000

      Campaign gifts to date:
      Julius Glickman Justice Corps Fellowship

    • Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)

      Name Program$8,000,000
      Endowed Loan Repayment Award$500,000
      One Current Use LRAP Award
      (paid over 3 years)
      $60,000
    • Pro Bono Program

      Name Program$3,000,000
      Non-endowed (current use) giftsmany levels

      Campaign gifts to date:
      Mithoff Fund for the Pro Bono Program
      Harry Reasoner Pro Bono Fund

    • Long Career Launch Program

      Campaign gifts to date:
      The Joe R. & Teresa L. Long Career Launch Program

    • South Texas Initiative

      Endowed Post Graduate Fellowship$500,000
      One Current Use Fellowship
      (paid over 3 years)
      $60,000
      Endowed Full-Ride Scholarship
      including stipend)
      $750,000
      Endowed Full-Tuition Scholarship$500,000
      3-year, Full-Ride Current Use Scholarship
      (incl. stipend)
      $100,000
      3-year, Full Tuition Current Use Scholarship$75,000
    • East Texas Initiative

      Two 2-Yr. Justice Corps Fellowships$1,000,000
      Endowed Post Graduate LRAP$500,000
      Current Use 2-Yr Justice Corps Fellow$110,000
      One Current Use LRAP
      (paid over 3 years)
      $60,000
    • Endowed Scholarships and Fellowships

      Endowed Full-Ride Scholarship
      (including stipend)
      $750,000
      Endowed Full-Tuition Scholarship$500,000
      Endowed Presidential Fellowship$100,000
      Endowed Presidential Scholarship$50,000
      Endowed Graduate Fellowship$50,000
      Endowed Scholarship$25,000

      Campaign gifts to date:
      Sloan B. Blair Memorial Scholarship
      Thomas Relyea Boone Endowed Scholarship
      Hagans Family Endowed Scholarship
      Linda and Barry Hunsaker, Jr., Scholarship in Law
      Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Kern, Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Law
      Gilbert I. “Buddy” Low Scholarship
      Jon P. Newton Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law
      Judge Robert M. Parker Scholarship
      Max and John Roy Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law

    • Annual Scholarships

      3-year, Full-Ride Current Use Scholarship
      (incl. stipend)
      $100,000
      3-year, Full Tuition Current Use Scholarship$75,000

      Campaign gifts to date:
      Rex Baker Scholarship

  • Faculty Support

    • Faculty Excellence (Retention and Recruitment)

      Name Program$10,000,000
      Non-endowed (current use) giftsmany levels

      Campaign gifts to date:
      Joe Jamail Faculty Excellence Fund

    • Faculty Research and Publishing Fund

      Name Program$10,000,000
      Visiting Scholar, Professor, or Practitioner$1,000,000
      Non-endowed (current use) giftsmany levels
    • The Stanley Johanson Fund for Teaching and Scholarship

    • Faculty Chairs and Other Support

      Endowed Faculty Chair $1,000,000
      Endowed Professorships$300,000
      Endowed Faculty Fellowships$150,000
      Faculty Excellence Endowments$100,000
      Visiting Scholar (Current Use)$100,000
      Non-endowed (current use) giftsmany levels

      Campaign gifts to date:
      The James A. Baker, III Chair in the Rule of Law and World Affairs
      Richard Dale Endowed Chair in Law
      George McMillan Fleming Chair in Health Law & Policy
      Judge Robert M. Parker Chair in Law
      Dean John F. Sutton, Jr. Chair in Lawyering and the Legal Process
      Stephen L. Tatum Scholar

  • Facilities

  • Tarlton Library

  • General Academic Program Funds

    • Endowment Funds

      Lecture Series$500,000
      Library Technology Fund$500,000
      International Conference (every 2 years)$500,000
      Library Acquisition Fund$100,000
      Clinic Travel Fund$100,000
      Book Fund Endowment$10,000

      Campaign gifts to date:
      Marvin G. Shwiff Program Fund for Negotiation

    • Current Use Funds

      2-4 yr Lecture Series sponsor
      ($25K-$50K/year)
      $100,000
      Non-endowed (current use) giftsmany levels