2008-2009 Annual Report
2008-2009 Annual Report
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Dean Paul G. Mahoney

Dean's Message

The Law School's annual giving campaign for 2008-09 was a remarkable success despite substantial headwinds from the financial markets and the broader economy. In all, 8,057 of our graduates, the largest number ever, made gifts to the Law School. For the fourth consecutive year, our alumni participation rate topped 50%. Although our focus was on participation in light of the uncertainties plaguing the economy and the legal profession, we also exceeded the prior year’s gift revenue.

The continued support you showed during the most difficult and worrisome economic climate in decades has left all of us in Charlottesville amazed and profoundly grateful. I doubt there is another law school in the nation that can say its alumni and friends contributed in greater numbers and aggregate dollar amounts in 2008-09 than the year before. I simply cannot thank you enough.

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