At the heart of Michigan Law's excellence is its distinguished faculty, who are widely known for their cross-disciplinary strengths and influential scholarship. The Law School wants to ensure that our faculty are recognized for their worth, fully equipped to reach their professional goals, and able to associate with the most outstanding colleagues and peers.
Endowed professorships, or chairs, have long been viewed as a hallmark of academic quality and a time-honored way to recruit and retain scholars with exceptional records of achievement. Professorships allow Michigan to remain competitive in this crucial area of quality. By making a gift to endow a professorship, a donor also makes a prominent and permanent investment in Michigan Law. Donors may name the chairs for themselves or for anyone else whom they wish to honor.