Alabama law school receives 1.5 million for endowed chair
Nov. 12, 2017
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama School of Law has received a $1.5 million gift to fund a Constitutional law chair.
The law school was gifted by a Florida attorney and investor Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. and with his father Hugh Culverhouse Sr., who is a 1947 graduate of the school, Al.com reported . The gift will establish the Hugh F. Culverhouse, Jr. Chair in Constitutional Law and serve as a foundation for a center for constitutional studies.
Culverhouse said the gift came from his love of the Constitution and his respect for law school dean Mark E. Brandon's devotion "to the study and teaching of the U.S. Constitution."
"My love comes from being a trial lawyer since 1975 and seeing the document live in my work as a federal prosecutor and as a federal criminal defense attorney," Culverhouse said. "As I matured, I realized the importance of the Constitution in providing checks and balances in governing this nation. This document is ever moving in its interpretation and yet never moving in its principles."
Culverhouse has donated more than $7 million to The University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration. He also donated more than $2.5 million to the Crimson Tide Foundation.