$100 Million Gift for Northwestern Law School

October 23, 2015

Northwestern University on Thursday announced a $100 million gift for its law school from an alumnus, J. B. Pritzker, and his wife, M. K. Pritzker. The law school will be renamed in their honor.

Northwestern said the gift is the largest ever to any law school. That claim depends in part on how one counts. A donor to the University of Arizona law school, the late James E. Rogers, pledged $115 million for the law school, which is now named for him. Rogers met his pledge, but did so in multiple gifts, which a Northwestern spokesman cited as the reason its gift was larger.

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