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Creighton University’s School of Law in Omaha, Neb., is celebrating its 100th anniversary with three major gifts totaling $6 million. The president of the school, the Rev. John Schlegel, said the law firm of McGrath, North, Mullin and Kratz pledged $1 million for an endowed chair in business law. David Hefflinger is president of the firm and a Creighton alumnus. “We hope that this gift provides an impetus to others during the centennial year for the law school,” Hefflinger said. George and Susan Venteicher also pledged $1 million for an endowed scholarship that will support second- and third-year students who have displayed high ethical standards and professionalism. C.L. Werner, Gail Werner-Robertson and the Werner family for pledged $4 million to create the Werner Institute in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Werner-Robertson earned a law degree from Creighton in 1988, and serves on the university’s board of directors. The institute will seek ways to change the process of complaint resolution. Copyright 2004 Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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