Earlier today, The University of Chicago Law School received a $13 million gift from 1973 alum David Rubenstein. This gift will bolster the Rubenstein Scholars Program. This program provides full-ride law school scholarships. As a result, the new gift should fund about 20 scholarships for each of the Classes of 2023, 2024 and 2025.
David Rubenstein is a cofounder of the Carlyle Group. With this latest contribution, his total gifts to Chicago Law now top $46 million since 2010. Rubenstein credits his own full-ride scholarship with allowing him to forge his career path. Likewise, we believe his scholarships are integral to the law school’s high rankings. Make no mistake about it. Applicants will accept a full-ride scholarship to Chicago Law over a non scholarship offer to Yale, Harvard or Stanford.
As Dean Thomas Miles summarized, “The Rubenstein Scholars Program has been an extraordinary boon to the Law School. The [program] continues to attract students who have outstanding academic credentials and who excel in our classrooms and clinics. Now its graduates are becoming outstanding leaders in the legal profession and beyond.”