Couple donate $33M to Michigan Law for student financial support

- Couple donate $33M to Michigan Law for student financial support

Law Schools

A Miami couple have agreed to donate $33 million to the University of Michigan Law School, and the money is earmarked to help ease student debt.

Lisa and Chris Jeffries’ donation is the largest in the law school’s history, and one of the largest donations ever made to a U.S. law school, according to a University of Michigan news release. and the Associated Press have coverage.

Chris Jeffries, a 1974 Michigan Law graduate and co-founder of the mixed-use real estate development company Millennium Partners, said in a statement that his time in law school was formative.

“I’m especially interested in paying the way forward for students who lack financial resources, and this gift will allow them to have opportunities and experiences they otherwise wouldn’t be able to,” the statement reads.

Law school scholarships, financial aid, summer programs and debt management will be funded by the Jeffries’ donation, according to the release. They also donated $2.5 million in 2015 toward a 1L summer funding program and $5 million in 2007 to build a structure named South Hall. The university’s board of regents approved a request Thursday to rename the building Jeffries Hall.

Be Sociable, Share!

Follow Us!

Author: Edward Lott

Edward Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A. is president and managing partner of Allentown-based ForLawFirmsOnly Marketing, Inc., a local search and digital marketing agency that offers clients lead generation, local seo and Google Maps Domination. Ed has been a digital entrepreneur since 1994, having discovered very early the opportunities the Internet offered. After having spent over two decades helping attorneys grow their practice, Ed joined the staff of ForLawFirmsOnly Marketing as President and Managing Partner, where he is expanding the agency’s cutting-edge services to the legal market. A true marketing futurist, Ed's vast experience working directly with attorneys has given him a unique perspective on law firm marketing not found in many other digital marketing agencies. Ed has reshaped the offerings of ForLawFirmsOnly to focus on growing law firms through a holistic approach to digital marketing evident in the reformulated lead generation processes now in place. Want to learn more about ForLawFirmsOnly Marketing, their lead generation programs, or just talk to Ed about his visions for helping law firms grow? Call him at 855-943-8736.

Scroll Up