Penn Law School has received several large donations totaling $5.7 million to support the school’s scholarship programs, the school announced Monday.
The group of donations comes amid the recent launch of the school's “Power of Penn Law: Advocates for a New Era” Campaign, which aims to increase accessibility, alleviate student debt, and hire innovative faculty members.
1985 Penn Law graduate Osagie Imasogie and his wife Losenge Imasogie are the largest donors, giving $3 million to endow the “Imasogie Professorship in Law & Technology." The position is open to scholars whose work connects both law and technology.
Imasogie, who is a member of the Penn Law Board of Overseers, also serves as co-chair of the “Power of Penn Law: Advocates for a New Era" Campaign.
Penn Law also received three other alumni donations to fund various scholarships. 1970 Penn Law graduate Mark Solomons gave $1 million to the school to create a scholarship open to all Penn Law students regardless of need.
1989 Penn Law graduate Eric Friedman and the Joseph H. Flom Foundation gave a combined $1 million to establish the Penn Law Youth Advocacy Scholars Program. The program will award full scholarships to students who plan to spend their careers advocating for young people. The Flom Foundation provides grants to various causes related to youth and education.
Penn Law also received $700,000 to create a need-based scholarship fund from 1966 Wharton graduate and 1969 Penn Law graduate Cary M. Schwartz and 1967 College graduate Elaine Schwartz. The Schwartzes have also funded two other scholarship programs in the past, which are open to students regardless of need.
In 2015, Penn Law received more than $12 million in donations to establish scholarship programs and to support public interest programming.