University of Michigan Law School gets $33M for students

Published 12-06-2018

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The University of Michigan Law School is receiving $33 million, which officials say is the largest gift in its history and entirely intended for students.

The gift announced Thursday comes from Chris and Lisa Jeffries. Chris Jeffries is a 1974 law school graduate and co-founder of Millennium Partners, a real estate development company.

The couple previously gave $5 million toward the building of the law school's South Hall, which the Ann Arbor school's governing board renamed Jeffries Hall.

The money announced Thursday is intended for scholarships, financial aid, summer programs and debt management. Chris Jeffries, who lives with his wife in Miami, says in a statement that he's "especially interested in paying the way forward for students who lack financial resources."

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