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ARCHIVED ANNUAL REPORTS

Dean Paul G. Mahoney

Dean's Message
The Law School brought its capital campaign to a strong finish on June 30, 2012. Our annual giving participation rate during the last year of the campaign exceeded 50% for the seventh consecutive year. Of the $173.9 million raised over the eight years of the capital campaign, nearly half represents unrestricted gifts and pledges, the lifeblood of our day-to-day operations. We use unrestricted funds primarily to support our critical human capital—faculty and students.

Given the financial and economic turmoil that we all experienced during the latter half of the capital campaign, the fact that we finished well above target and that our average participation rate in the most recent four years was two percentage points higher than in the prior four years are nothing short of astonishing. Our alumni and friends answered the call, and for that all of us who work and study in Charlottesville are deeply grateful.

PAUL G. MAHONEY, Dean
David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law
Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law