The nonprofit University of Texas Law School Foundation has been a vital supporter of the state’s premier law school since 1952, supplementing faculty pay to help recruit and retain top talent, underwriting student scholarships and even chipping in wine for fundraising receptions.
Thanks to generous donors, the foundation has amassed stocks, bonds and other assets totaling $213 million. It has contributed $75 million to the School of Law in the past 11 years, helping it compete with other leading law schools around the nation for faculty members.
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Ralph K.M. Haurwitz has covered the University of Texas and other public universities since 2004, and has written extensively about their administrative and governing practices.