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UCLA School of Law Receives $1 Million Gift to Establish Tony Pritzker Environmental Law and Policy Briefs

Lauri Gavel 
Director of Communications 
UCLA School of Law 
(310) 206-2611 

LOS ANGELES, March 5, 2008 – UCLA School of Law has received a gift of $1 million to establish and support the Tony Pritzker Environmental Law and Policy Briefs, which will serve to influence and provide expert analysis on legislation, academic research, corporate actions and the public dialog on urgent and important issues impacting the environment.

“UCLA School of Law is a leader in environmental law and this significant gift will foster an interdisciplinary approach to addressing critical environmental concerns,” said Dean Michael H. Schill. “The publication and dissemination of the Pritzker Policy Briefs will be instrumental in impacting the decisions made by government and corporate leaders on issues affecting the environment.” 

The Pritzker Policy Briefs will be published annually by UCLA School of Law in conjunction with researchers from a wide range of academic disciplines as well as the broader environmental law community.  They will be circulated to an audience including decision-makers in government and private industry, academic leaders and scholars, environmental advocates, policy makers and the general public. 

Anthony “Tony” Pritzker is an active member of and a leader in the Los Angeles community. He is a managing partner and co-founder of The Pritzker Group, a private investment firm representing Pritzker family interests, and he serves as chairman of AmSafe Partners. Mr. Pritzker is a trustee of Cal Arts, serves as a Director for Heal The Bay and is a member of the Dartmouth Board of Overseers.  For his stewardship, Tony has received honors from Friends of Sheba Medical Center in Israel, Young Presidents’ Organization and the Brandeis Bardin Institute. He established the Anthony Pritzker Family Foundation in 2002, supporting health organizations, human services and Jewish agencies.

“I am delighted that this gift will further strengthen the work and research in environmental law and policy at UCLA School of Law,” said Tony Pritzker. “My family and I look forward to working with the law school to further protect our planet and to make this world a better place.”

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Founded in 1949, UCLA School of Law is the youngest major law school in the nation and has established a tradition of innovation in its approach to teaching, research and scholarship.  With approximately 100 faculty and 970 students, the school pioneered clinical teaching, is a leader in interdisciplinary research and training and is at the forefront of efforts to link research to its effects on society and the legal profession.