2007-2008 Annual Report
2007-2008 Annual Report
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Dean Paul G. Mahoney

Dean's Message

LAST YEAR, 52 PERCENT OF OUR GRADUATES MADE GIFTS TO THE LAW SCHOOL, marking the third consecutive year we have surpassed the 50 percent mark. We also set new records for total annual giving and unrestricted giving.

Your generosity is part of a culture of collegiality and community that deserves to be called the American Ideal in Legal Education. With your help, we can secure our place as one of the nation’s greatest law schools. That is an extraordinary goal for an institution that has so recently made the transition from a state-supported law school to one relying solely on tuition and private giving. While our private peers have a much longer history of substantial private support, we are catching up rapidly with the help of the most loyal and generous group of alumni in the country.

Those of us who are privileged to teach or study in Charlottesville see daily evidence of the difference your support makes. We are deeply grateful.

David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law
Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law