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Campaign Funding Priorities and Naming Opportunities

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurialism

The proposed Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurialism is designed to make UT Law School a leader in law-centered interdisciplinary research and teaching that promote the institutions and practices—supported by the rule of law—that encourage sound links between capital markets and innovation. The rule of law is a key element for economic stabilization and growth. The Center will recognize the importance of public policy and the rule of law in its impact on the capital markets, economic development, and the accompanying higher standards of living.

The Center will host roundtable discussions that bring together students, faculty, and experts working in the field; initiate, sponsor, and publish research; and promote the development of interdisciplinary courses and cooperation between the Law School and other relevant entities within the University of Texas. Future plans for the Center include a proposed “super chair” to attract an internationally renowned scholar in the field of law, innovation, and capital markets, and the funding of distinguished visitor appointments.

Elizabeth S. and John H. Massey have donated $2 million to establish the Massey Fund for the Study of Law, Innovation, and Capital Markets at the University of Texas School of Law. The Massey Fund underwrites the Massey Prize in Law, Innovation, and Capital Markets: a $100,000 prize to be awarded biennially to the scholarly book or article that has made the most important contribution to the understanding of law, innovation, and capital markets. The Massey Prize, which will call for the submission of relevant books and articles written or translated into the English language from around the world, will be presented every two years at a major conference to be held at UT Law School.

Naming Opportunities

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
Faculty Fellowship$150,000
Faculty Excellence Endowment$100,000

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

If you are interested in discussing this opportunity, please contact Timothy Kubatsky, Executive Director of Development, at (512) 232-1939, or