Duke Law Awarded $10 Million Challenge Grant from The Duke Endowment
The Duke Endowment has given a $10 million award to Duke University to create new financial aid opportunities in the Law School and help remove economic barriers for students to study law and launch their careers. The challenge grant will provide matching funds for endowments supporting scholarships, summer and post-graduate public interest fellowships, and loan repayment assistance.
Minor Shaw, Chair of the Board of Trustees at The Duke Endowment, said, “James B. Duke’s original vision for Duke University included the training of lawyers and the Endowment is delighted to support this continuing tradition.”
The grant will help the Law School continue to attract a diverse student body and enable more students and recent graduates to pursue their interest in public service, said Duke University President Vincent E. Price.
The grant will help the Law School continue to attract a diverse student body and create more opportunities for students to go into public service.
“I am deeply grateful for this transformational grant, which will prepare law students for careers that can uplift our region and the world,” Price said. “It will advance the shared priorities that have guided our partnership with The Duke Endowment for nearly a hundred years.”