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Gift from Law School Alum Endows Program Devoted to Constitutional and Public Law

Duke University has received a $5.46 million gift from Rick Horvitz ‘78 and his wife Erica Hartman-Horvitz to permanently endow a Duke Law School program devoted to constitutional and public law.

The Program in Public Law will be renamed the Richard A. Horvitz Program in Constitutional and Public Law. 

The gift will bring the Horvitz’ cumulative donations to the Program in Public Law to more than $10.4 million and their lifetime support of the Law School to now more than $15 million. 

“We are so grateful to Rick Horvitz and Erica Hartman-Horvitz for this transformational support, which will help Duke continue to offer one of the pre-eminent constitutional law programs in the nation,” said Duke University President Vincent E. Price. “Building on a history of strength in constitutional and public law at Duke, the Horvitz Program will support a community of expert scholars in the field, and help students and the public understand the role constitutional and public law plays in our system of government.”