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UCLA Law receives a $1 million commitment from alumnus Bruce H. Spector ’67 and Debra Spector to create the Bruce H. and Debra Spector Endowment Fund for Faculty Excellence


UCLA School of Law has received a $1 million commitment from alumnus Bruce H. Spector ’67 and his wife Debra to create the Bruce H. and Debra Spector Endowment Fund for Faculty Excellence. The landmark gift – the largest ever given to promote overall faulty excellence – was inspired by Bruce’s law school experiences, including time spent as a member of UCLA Law Review. It will help secure the stature of UCLA School of Law by supporting efforts to recognize, recruit and retain outstanding faculty members.

“I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to study under such a wonderful faculty, which included Jesse Dukeminier, Ken Karst, Murray Schwartz and Bill Warren, among others,” Bruce said. “I hope this gift will be instrumental in ensuring that UCLA School of Law’s faculty remains as outstanding as those at other top law schools in the country.”

In honor of his service as senior editor of UCLA Law Review, a portion of the gift will be used to fund the renovation of the former law review office. The newly-modernized space will be renamed The Bruce Spector Conference Room, and will be used to host a variety of gatherings including small conferences, board meetings, colloquia and other social, educational and public events. The Spector Room will become a natural focal point for many of the school’s important activities.

Bruce is a member of the UCLA School of Law Board of Advisors, and both he and Debra devote a significant amount of their time to a variety of community and charitable undertakings.

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