AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas School of Law today announced that the international law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. has become a Gold Law Partner in the School's Law Partners program.
The Law Partners program is a highly important stewardship program at UT Law. The funds are dedicated to assisting the School in its efforts to recruit and retain faculty members. As a Gold Law Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. has pledged an annual gift of $30,000 per year for 10 years.
"We are honored by the investment Fulbright & Jaworski is making in our law school. Their firm stands for excellence in the legal community and legal education, and they back their commitment with time and money. We are truly thankful for their support," said Dean Bill Powers.
"Fulbright is proud to support the excellence of the University of Texas School of Law. UT Law's preeminence depends on recruiting and retaining first-rate faculty," said Linda Addison, '76, a senior partner at the firm and one of the top litigators in the U.S.
For more than half a century, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. has been an important supporter of UT Law. This week the firm will honor one of its partners, James B. Sales, '60, with a UT Law teaching courtroom that will be named for Mr. Sales (see link below). This year the firm provided a generous grant to fund UT Law's new first- and second-year student society program. The Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio offices are members of UT Law's 100% Giving Clubs, an annual fund honoring those firm offices where each UT Law alumnus is a donor. Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P. has also endowed UT Law's award-winning advocacy programs and the Fulbright & Jaworski professorship. Through the generosity of the Anderson Foundation, the the main courtroom at UT Law, the state-of-the-art Eidman Courtroom, is named for Kraft W. Eidman,'35. Mr. Eidman was a former Managing Partner of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. and served as a president of the University of Texas School of Law Foundation.