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Sharing Success: Law Alumni Fund Scholarships

Emory University School of Law alumnus C. Robert Henrikson 72L and his wife, Mary Henrikson, have given another $2.5 million in scholarship funding to help defray the costs of an Emory legal education for minority students. The couple established a minority scholarship endowment at the law school 10 years ago. Their new gifts are increasing student diversity and—combined with support from many other alumni and friends—building a culture of philanthropy at Emory Law with the power to realize the school’s vision for excellence in legal education, research, and practice.

Private support for Emory Law reached $26 million during Campaign Emory, and the momentum continues. Dean Robert A. Schapiro’s top priorities for ongoing philanthropy include increasing unrestricted giving to the Law School Fund for Excellence, which helps fund scholarships, interdisciplinary studies, exceptional programs, and practice opportunities.

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Dean’s 2013 Priorities

Philanthropy at Emory Law is growing strong thanks to the momentum created by Campaign Emory, says Dean Robert A. Schapiro. Alumni and friends are connecting their charitable goals with the work of the school, and their investments are shaping legal education, research, and practice opportunities in significant ways.

Among the dean’s priorities for philanthropy at the law school this year are the following. 

Build the endowment. Emory Law’s endowment remains significantly lower than those of peer institutions, many of which have endowed funds ten times larger. 

Increase overall scholarship funding. Scholarships help make an Emory legal education accessible to the best students and ensure they are financially able to explore the many career options open to them. 

Create more scholarships for minority students. Scholarship funding for talented minority students helps Emory Law attract a student body that better reflects the world outside the campus gates, and all students become better prepared to meet the challenges of a complicated society.

Generate support for the Law School Fund for Excellence. Gifts to the dean’s discretionary fund support scholarships, interdisciplinary studies, exceptional programs, and practice opportunities. 

Strengthen interdisciplinary efforts such as the health law program

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