NYTimes on Doctoroff Business Leadership Program

Doctoroffs to Give University of Chicago Law School $5 Million

The University of Chicago Law School is expected on Wednesday to announce a $5 million gift to create a business leadership program.

The gift, from Daniel L. Doctoroff, chief executive of the financial data and media company Bloomberg L.P., and his wife, Alisa Doctoroff, president of the UJA-Federation of New York, will create a program that combines law and business classes at the university. It will make available a group of core business courses for all law students, and provide a select group of 15 students per class with a special curriculum, including advanced seminars and an assigned mentor who will provide one-on-one counseling.

“The University of Chicago has a distinguished tradition of scholarship that spans the boundaries of law and business,” the university’s president, Robert J. Zimmer, said in a statement. “Dan and Alisa Doctoroff’s generous gift will allow more students access to that scholarship, and help prepare them for effective leadership across a broad array of enterprises.”

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