Tuesday, February 18

UCLA alumnus Lowell Milken gives law school $10 million

Following a $10 million donation from alumnus Lowell Milken on Tuesday, the UCLA School of Law plans to expand existing programs and continue to pursue private donations until at least 2012, officials say. Read more...


School of Law Dean Rachel Moran stands with businessman, education reform advocate and alumnus Lowell Milken, who donated $10 million.

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UCLA School of Law gets $10 million donation from alumnus Lowell Milken

The UCLA School of Law received a $10 million gift Tuesday, the largest in its history. The donation from businessman and education reform advocate Lowell Milken, the school's Public Service Alumnus of the Year in 2009, will provide funds for a new business law institute, additional student scholarships and faculty retention. The donation has enabled the law school to fulfill and even exceed fundraising goals under its $100 million Campaign for UCLA School of Law, according to a statement from the school. "This critical campaign and the transformative gift from Lowell Milken show that our students, alumni and friends share the vision and values that define us as a great public law school, and their ongoing support will help us to overcome the often dour predictions prompted by the state and national budget crisis,” said Rachel Moran, dean of the UCLA School of Law. Read more...

First part of California DREAM Act signed into law Monday

Undocumented students in California will soon have financial aid options with Gov. Jerry Brown’s signing of one of two parts of the California DREAM Act into law Monday night. AB 130 allows undocumented students to receive financial aid from private sources in the University of California, California State University and California Community College systems. "Today, signing this DREAM Act is another piece of investment in people, because people are what drives the culture, the economy, the state and our country," said Brown, minutes before the signing. The bill, authored by Assemblyman Gilbert Cedillo, passed in the Senate on July 14 and will become law on Jan. Read more...

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