Members of the law school community made numerous investments in the success of the law school during the 2021–22 academic year, fueling the school’s vision of being the best return on investment in legal education and helping to redefine what it means to be a national law school. Among those gifts are:
- Dozens of former students and colleagues established the Thomas A. Eaton Scholarship Fund, benefiting law students who have overcome significant adversity and who show great promise of making substantial contributions to the public good and the legal profession. The fund honors Eaton, Hosch Professor of Law Emeritus, who taught at the School of Law from 1979 to 2018.
- More than 100 donors memorialized 1985 alumnus Randall D. “Randy” Quintrell with a scholarship that will be awarded to law students who have shown a commitment to environmental law.
- John (J.D.’77) and Becky Douglas made an additional pledge to their named student support fund, assisting law students with spouses and/or families.
- Darren W. (J.D.’90) and Laura Penn made a pledge to create the Penn Family Scholarship Fund.
- Randall “Mace” (J.D.’92) and Warren R. “Wit” (J.D.’92) Hall made a pledge to establish the Mace and Wit Hall Jr. Class of 1992 Scholarship Fund, aiding law students who have faced a significant disadvantage or hardship.
- Michael L. Goldberg (J.D.’97) furthered his support of law students by making an additional contribution to the Michael Louis Goldberg Scholarship Fund, assisting law students who participated in high school or collegiate athletics.
- Keith W. (J.D.’75) and Frederick W. “Fritz” (J.D.’12) Vaughan made a gift supporting the work of the Georgia Law Review, which will now operate out of an office bearing their names. Notably, Keith and Fritz are the only father-son duo to both serve as editor-in-chief of the Georgia Law Review.
The law school would also like to acknowledge several anonymous gifts supporting its students:
- $100,000 scholarship to memorialize Marvin Devereaux, who was a friend of the donor who wishes to remind the law school community that the most important people in their lives may not be those who advance their legal careers.
- $1.4+ million to the Kenneth M. Henson Distinguished Law Fellowship, honoring the late 1947 School of Law graduate.