Why to Give: Supporting Faculty

The Law School is really nothing more than the sum of our people, and our faculty is a large part of that equation. If you’ve read this far, we probably don’t need to tell you about how brilliant and productive our faculty members are, nor how talented in the classroom, nor how influential on both contemporary legal thinking and on our future generations of law students—this is nothing new to you.  You know that our faculty members at every level are in great demand as extraordinary scholars and teachers, and that the ability to keep them here, to help them be at their most productive, and to attract the next generation is critical to continuing the Chicago Law experience into the future. 

Your gift to the Annual Fund and faculty funds supports our superb faculty in more ways than you might imagine. Contributions from alumni and friends sustain our world-class scholars and teachers through support for endowed chairs, competitive faculty salaries, and support for groundbreaking research projects. Your gifts support the empirical research of faculty members such as Anup Malani '00 as he does complex modeling of the effects of regulation on the pharmaceutical industry. Your gifts support travel for international scholars like Tom Ginsburg, whose work has substantial influence on the constitutions of nations all over the world. Your gifts support interdisciplinary work from faculty members such as Emily Buss, who worked with twelve Chicago Law students to develop a comprehensive plan for solving some of the most pressing legal and social issues in our foster care system, and Alison LaCroix, whose historical analysis of the Federalist period is changing the way legal scholars look at our nation’s founding.

Your experience at the Law School was shaped by stellar teaching and by regular interaction with our incredible faculty. Your support can ensure that the future of Chicago Law is the sum of these exceptional teachers and scholars, and the ones we will recruit to stand on their shoulders.