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The USC Gould School of Law announced yesterday that it received a $13 million gift from alumnus Richard Chernick and his wife, Karla. The gift will be used to support Gould’s building fund endowment and is the single largest gift the law school has received in its 122-year history.

Chernick earned his JD from USC Gould in 1970. He is vice president and managing director of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (JAMS) arbitration practice. Additionally, he has served as a lecturer at USC Gould since 2014.

President Carol Folt explained, “Richard and Karla Chernick are tremendous friends to the USC Gould School of Law, and bring great heart, compassion, and vision to its community. Because of their generosity, our law school can continue on the path to constructing a new state-of-the-art environment for our students and faculty, as well as expand the school’s critical and cutting-edge programs. This growth will keep USC Gould among the most forward-looking law schools in our country.”

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