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Texas A&M University acquired the School of Law in August 2013, fulfilling a key goal in the university’s Vision 2020 strategic plan. Texas A&M aims to build a different kind of law school. Rather than focus solely on the classroom experience, the School of Law seeks to integrate a wide range of high-impact learning opportunities with a first-rate legal education, providing students with training for their entire careers as attorneys and their future roles as community and global leaders. Our exceptional teachers innovate by creating opportunities for students to engage and collaborate in many areas, including experiential learning in an international setting. The School of Law has significantly moved 100 places in law school rankings over the last three years. Its intellectual property program is currently ranked No. 7 nationwide, and its dispute resolution program is ranked No. 13. We now need to accelerate our momentum to transform the School of Law into a leading institution that can contribute to the state, the nation and the world.

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FUNDING PRIORITIES

Fund a new building and parking facility in Fort Worth, Texas ($150 million)

This building could be constructed on the existing law school property and will help us meet the demands of increased growth. Naming opportunities begin at $50,000. Donors can also buy and name a brick for $100 each. Gifts of $25,000 and above qualify for a 1:1 match by the university for a limited time.

Endow 10 chairs ($10 million), 10 professorships ($5 million), and support other faculty opportunities

Recruiting excellent faculty capable of enhancing the curriculum, developing new programs that can produce net revenue, and expanding our scholarly footprint is vital to the success of the school. Retaining the best of the existing faculty also requires chairs and professorships. Chairs are $1 million, but can be established with a $500,000 gift by leveraging 1:1 matching funds from the university. Professorships require a $500,000 endowment, but can be established with a $250,000 gift by utilizing 1:1 matching funds for a limited time.

Create additional Dean's Scholarships ($3.125 million)

The School of Law needs scholarships to recruit students who are passionate about learning and becoming ethical lawyers. Law schools across the country are competing for the same bright minds and distinctive students. In 2013, just after the school was acquired, the School of Law had only three endowed scholarships to offer students. Since that time, donors have generously given to help us increase our endowed scholarships to eighteen. Our goal is simple—to offer every law student a scholarship. Create a Dean’s Scholarship with a $62,500 gift and leverage your gift with the university’s limited-time 1:1 match to create a $125,000 endowment.

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To support the School of Law and learn about endowment opportunities, contact Myke Holt.

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Myke Holt

Senior Director of Development
Texas A&M Foundation
(800) 392-3310 or (817) 212-4061
mholt@txamfoundation.com

Myke is senior director of development for the School of Law. She assists donors in identifying the areas and programs in the school where their support will enhance Texas A&M's capability to be among the best universities. Myke joined the Foundation in January 2014.