Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Monday, November 7, 2005


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Southwestern Law School Receives Professorship Grant


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles has received a $250,000 grant from The Marshall and Margherite McComb Foundation establish the Justice Marshall F. McComb Endowed Professorship, the school announced Friday.

The endowment was created to help the law school attract and retain outstanding faculty members, provide important recognition and additional financial support for the teaching, scholarship and professional service activities of the recipient, the school’s press release explained, adding that it is also intended to help advance the law school’s ability to realize greater overall excellence in the future.

The criteria for the selection of the McComb Professor will place emphasis on excellence in teaching, scholarship and service to Southwestern and its students, as well as service to the legal profession, the school said. The McComb Professorship will become an honor bestowed on a member of the full-time faculty on an annual basis, the school’s press release said.

By establishing the McComb Professorship, the McComb Foundation continues an established relationship with the school. The school’s library is named for the late justice, who was a member of the California judiciary for half a century, serving on the California Supreme Court during the last two decades of his tenure on the bench.

The McCombs and the McComb Foundation have also funded scholarships for members of the Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, campus expansion efforts, and other projects and activities at the law school.


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