The George Washington University law school's endowment is a collection of separate funds established over the years to support the Law School's teaching and research activities, scholarships, libraries, and a wide variety of lectures, programs, and activities.
Gifts to the endowment are lasting. The principal of the gift is invested and only the annual income is used for a designated purpose. Such gifts thus support a donor's interests beyond his or her lifetime and ensure permanent support for important educational and research activities of GW Law.
The endowment is invested under policies established by the George Washington University Board of Trustees. Investments are selected with the assistance of nationally recognized managers, and performance is closely monitored by the University's financial officers and the Board of Trustees.
The Jamie Grodsky Prize for Environmental Law Scholarship commemorates the life of Professor Jamie A. Grodsky who passed away in May 2010. The prize recognizes an original paper by a GW Law student in the environmental field as judged by a panel. The Grodsky Prize is presented in conjunction with the annual J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Conference.
GW Law alumni and friends are honoring Jeanette Michael through the establishment of a scholarship fund named for the distinguished public servant and alumna of the Class of 1975. The fund establishes an endowment to support scholarships providing financial assistance to qualified African-American Juris Doctor degree candidates enrolled at the law school.
The George Washington University Law School alumni and friends are honoring Murray J. Schooner, MA'74, a well-known figure in the government contracting community and father of GW Law Professor Steven Schooner, LLM '89.