Sunday, November 17, 2019
Top Row L-R University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. Bottom Row L-R Pepperdine University Rick J. Caruso School of Law and University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law.
Law.com, What's In a Name for Law Schools? Money. Lots of It.:
In the past month alone, the University of Pennsylvania’s law school received a record-breaking $125 million from the W.P. Carey Foundation to become the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, or “Carey Law;” Pepperdine University got $50 million from real estate developer Richard Caruso and is now home to the Pepperdine University Rick J. Caruso School of Law; and the University of Kentucky plans to rebrand its law school as the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law in honor of the new namesake’s $20 million gift. ...
[H]ow much would it take to get your name on Harvard Law School? An informal poll of 10 law deans and legal education experts this week yielded estimates ranging from $150 million to $1 billion, though most predictions fell in the range of $200 to $500 million. A few said the famed Cambridge school likely would never rebrand.
Law.com, Law School Naming Rights 60 Years in the Making:
[W]e’ve compiled data on the 23 donations that led law schools to rebrand in honor of their patrons. Our list kicks off in the 1960s with the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, but the action really picks up in the 2000s. And although there are some outliers, most of the recent naming donations fall between $20 and $50 million.
- USC Gould (1960s)
- Nova Southeastern Broad (1989): $3 million
- Arizona Rogers (1998): $115 million
- UNLV Boyd (1998): $30 million
- Florida Levin (1999): $10 million
- Ohio State Moritz (2001): $30 million
- SMU Dedman (2001): $20 million
- Utah Quinney (2001): $30 million
- Denver Sturm (2003): $20 million
- Indiana Maurer (2008): $35 million
- Hofstra Deane (2011): $20 million
- Indiana McKinney (2011): $24 million
- Maryland Carey (2011): $30 million
- Chapman Fowler (2013): $55 million
- Drexel Kline (2014): $50 million
- Montana Blewett (2015): $10 million
- Northwestern Pritzker (2015): $100 million
- George Mason Scalia (2016): $30 million
- Pace Haub (2016)
- Villanova Widger (2016): $25 million
- Pepperdine Caruso (2019): $50 million
- Kentucky Rosenberg (2019): $20 million
- Pennsylvania Carey (2019): $125 million
- Update: South Dakota Knudson (2020): $12.5 million