School of Law receives $20 million gift from Donald Bren

January 01, 2007 law_opening_library

Donald Bren continued his support of UCI with a $20 million donation to the School of Law in 2007. “This gift provides tremendous momentum for our new law school,” said then-Chancellor Michael V. Drake. “The endowment will help us attract renowned legal scholars who will educate future leaders, serve the Orange County community, and help our university quickly ascend the ranks of leading law schools in the country.” The same year, Erwin Chemerinsky was named founding dean.