2004-2005 Annual Report
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ARCHIVED ANNUAL REPORTS


Dean's Message

2004–2005 ANNUAL GIVING SETS ANOTHER RECORD.

Over forty-nine percent of our graduates gave to the Law School in last year’s annual giving campaign. That’s the highest participation rate in the history of the Law School and almost certainly the highest of any law school in the nation.

Dean JeffriesThat we are part of a great public university makes this achievement all the more remarkable. Historically, graduates of public universities often assumed that they “gave at the office” when they paid taxes. Today, of course, the Law School is financially self-sufficient. We receive no state funds, but rely completely on tuition and private giving. In that respect, we are just like Stanford or Yale or Columbia . Indeed, in terms of breadth of alumni support and commitment, those schools now take a back seat to us.

The following pages show the many ways your gifts matter. All of us who are privileged to work and study in Charlottesville are keenly aware of the role of our alumni in making this institution what it is today and in supporting our ambitions for the future. We are deeply grateful.

Dean John C. Jeffries, Jr.