Friday, September 21, 2018
UA Law School Named for Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. in Recognition of $26.5 Million Donation:
The University of Alabama School of Law announced today a $26.5 million donation from prominent business executive and attorney Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr.
To honor Culverhouse’s impact and generosity, the UA School of Law will now bear his name, becoming the Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. School of Law at The University of Alabama.
The commitment includes a $25 million gift, the largest in the University’s 187-year history. The gift will be funded over four years; more than $11.5 million of the total donation has already been received.
The donation was announced today in a campus ceremony and includes a $1.5 million gift Culverhouse made in 2017 to establish the Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. Endowed Chair in Constitutional Law, which serves as a foundation for a program in constitutional studies. ...
The gift will establish the Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. School of Law Endowment for Excellence and will enable the law school to develop innovative programming, expand its physical presence, increase scholarship support for students, provide additional educational and career opportunities for students and support a 21st century law library, said Dr. Mark E. Brandon, dean of UA’s School of Law.
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Culverhouse is not a graduate of the University, but has strong family ties to the school. He said the donation will be used to help law students graduate debt-free.
"I believe this law school should not be simply talked about as a public law school," Culverhouse said, "I think it should be included within the top law schools, all of them. I think this can be in the top ten to fifteen law schools in America."