In 2012 the University of Miami launched its second major fundraising campaign in ten years – Momentum2. Enriching the student experience, funding scholarships and research programs, and recruiting more world-class faculty members and scholars are the major goals of Momentum2. The campaign also will support programs that benefit the community, allowing the University to partner with organizations and enhance the well-being of citizens, be it in education, health care, or economic stability.
Our strategic location, distinguished faculty, comprehensive curriculum, and international outlook, makes Miami Law a living laboratory for global legal education. We prime our graduates for success in a profession that, increasingly, transcends borders. Momentum2 will enable Miami Law to:
We seek funds to provide substantive support for our novel Legal Corps Postgraduate Fellowship Program, which provides stipends to recent graduates taking unpaid posts in the government or nonprofit sectors. Click here to see a list of naming opportunities.
An infusion of financial resources will help develop initiatives that foster entrepreneurial skills, collaborative programs focusing on specialized fields, and full use of new technologies. There will also be many naming opportunities in a major structural addition to the School of Law, part of a proposed and much-needed renovation.
The Momentum2 Law School Campaign Committee Chairs are:
Wayne E. Chaplin, JD '92, Chair
Larry Hoffman, JD '54, Vice Chair
Carolyn B. Lamm, JD '73, Vice Chair
With funds made available through the generosity of UM Trustee Wayne Chaplin, JD '82, Chair of both the Momentum2 and Visiting Committees, Miami Law has launched the Chaplin Challenge. The Chaplin Challenge will be used as a match to double any new donation directed to scholarships.
Tod Aronovitz, JD '74, has made a significant contribution to create The Honorable Sidney M. Aronovitz Scholarship Fund, in honor of his late father. Read article about donation.
The bankruptcy clinic is named in honor of the Hon. A. Jay Cristol, JD '59 and Chief Judge Emeritus of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Miami and his late wife. Read article about donation.
A $1.5 million gift by Steven Mariano, the CEO and chairman of Patriot National Insurance Group Inc., will enable students who were undergraduate business majors to earn three degrees -- a J.D., an LL.M. in taxation, and an M.B.A. -- in four years. Read about donation.
Thanks to a substantial gift from the Greenberg Traurig firm, our Graduate Program in Real Property Development has been renamed the Robert Traurig/Greenberg Traurig Graduate Program in Real Property Development. Read more.
Donations to the Law School provide scholarships, fellowships, and other incentives. We gratefully acknowledge all the contributors listed in our past Honor Roll of Donors.