The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School received a $50 million gift from the Robert and Jane Toll Foundation. It will be used to fund scholarships for students interested in pursuing careers in public interest or government. The scholarships will cover all three years of law school and allow the students to participate in the Toll Public Interest Scholars and Fellows Program.
The gift ranks in the top ten of largest gifts ever received by a law school and it will allow Penn Law to increase the number of funded public interest scholarships from seven to 14.
Ted Ruger, Penn Law’s dean, explained, “The goal is for those students to graduate with very little debt so they have the financial flexibility to take more impactful jobs, jobs which usually pay much less than private practice.”