A named professorship or research fund are lasting gifts that can help attract renowned faculty members to Columbia Law School.
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A named professorship signifies Columbia Law School’s belief in a faculty member’s past contributions and future promise. Endowment earnings pay for salaries, benefits, research and administrative assistants, equipment, publications, and other expenses related to our faculty member’s work.
Professorships enable the University to make a permanent, substantial commitment to a researcher or clinician and his or her area of intellectual interest.
- $3,500,000 endows a tenured faculty position in a specific area of law.
- $3,000,000 endows a Professor of Law, awarded to a faculty member in any area of law.
Faculty Research Fund
In addition to teaching, scholarly research is an integral part of a faculty member’s career. A named research endowment underwrites a professor’s research project. Donors will have the opportunity to meet the professor whose work is being funded and hear first-hand about their research. A donor’s support would also be acknowledged by name in any resulting publication.
- $250,000 provides permanent funding for a named faculty research fund.