Duquesne University law school receives $50 million donation

SHANNON: DUQUESNE UNIVERSITYS LAW SCHOOL GETS A FIFTY MILLION DOLLAR DONATION AND A NAME CHANGE. ALUM THOMAS KLINE COMMITTED THE DONATION TO THE 111-YEAR-OLD LAW SCHOOL IN A FORMAL CREMONY TODAY. THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY KEN GORMLEY UNVEILED A SIGN BEARING THE NEW NAME, THE THOMAS R. KLINE SCHOOL OF LAW OF DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY. THE 50 MILLION DOLLARS WILL GO TOWARDS STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS, FACULTY GRANTS IN TEACHING AND SCHOLARSHIP, AND THE LAW SCHOOLS BAR PREPARATION PROGRAM. THOMAS KLINE IS A FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE KLINE AND SPECTER LAW FIRM. THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL RANKS HIM IN THE NATIONS TOP TEN LITIGATORS. AND HE SAYS HE OWES HIS SUCCESS TO DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY AND ITS LAW SCHOOL THAT NOW BEARS HIS NAME. I RECOGNIZED THAT DAY THAT THIS WAS HOME, THIS WAS HOME, THE STUDENTS WERE ME, AND IT WAS JUST A TRANSFORMATION OF TIME. BUT IT WAS HOME AND SO HERE I AM TODAY BACK HOME. SHANNON: THOMAS KLINE’S DONATION IS

Duquesne University’s law school receives $50 million donation, new name

Duquesne University said its law school has received the single largest commitment in the history of the university.Watch the report from the Bluff: Click the video above.The $50 million gift was announced Wednesday, along with a new name for the 111-year- old law school: Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University. Kline committed the donation in a ceremony at the Power Center on Duquesne’s campus. The money will go toward student scholarships, faculty grants in teaching and scholarship, and the law school’s bar preparation program. A 1978 graduate of the law school, Kline is a founding partner of the Kline & Specter law firm and has been ranked among the nation’s top ten litigators by the National Law Journal. He

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