Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Marquette University Law School has received a $51 million gift that it will use to build a new school facility in Milwaukee, Wis. Making the donation were Raymond and Kathryn Eckstein, who met at the school. Raymond, a shipping magnate, graduated from the law school in 1949, the same year Kathryn received her bachelor’s degree in speech from Marquette University. The initial estimate is $80 million for the new 180-square-foot facility, which will be named for the Ecksteins. The school, a Catholic Jesuit institution, plans to raise the remaining money necessary for construction by year’s end. The gift to Marquette law school, the biggest ever made by individuals to a college or university in Wisconsin’s history, far exceeds other notable donations to law schools made recently. In March, the Wasserstein family gave $25 million to Harvard Law School. (Bruce Wasserstein is the chairman of ALM, the parent company of The National Law Journal). Last year, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gave $33 million to the University of Washington School of Law.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]


ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.