Founder’s Day Tree Planting Ceremony Commemorating Professor John C. Jeffries Jr. ’73

In 1970, the University instituted an annual tradition of planting a tree on Founder’s Day to honor an individual who has made significant and lasting contributions to the University. The 2020 Founder's Day planting, which was rescheduled to this fall, will pay tribute to Professor John C. Jeffries Jr. ’73, who has dedicated his professional life to the University. Among his many roles at UVA, Jeffries has been dean of the Law School, senior vice president for University advancement and a counselor to President Jim Ryan ’92, as well as a member of the law faculty for more than four decades. Jeffries currently serves as a David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law. The ceremony will include remarks from Ryan; Worthy Martin, chair of the Arboretum and Landscape Committee; and Jeffries.

Spies Garden
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Law School
University of Virginia