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UCLA School of Law Receives $1.5 Million to Establish The Pete Kameron Endowed Chair in Law

Lauri Gavel                                     
Director of Communications 
UCLA School of Law 
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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1, 2008 - UCLA School of Law has received a $1.5 million commitment from The Shapiro Family Charitable Foundation to establish the Pete Kameron Endowed Chair in Law in honor of the long and distinguished career of Pete Kameron, a noted philanthropist and legendary music industry figure.  The chair will be awarded to a legal scholar of the highest academic and professional caliber whose work addresses issues that have an impact on, or are related to, music, entertainment or intellectual property law.

Pete Kameron, whose legendary accomplishments in the entertainment industry span 65 years, is highly successful as a music publisher, artists' manager, television producer, record company executive, concert and theater producer, film score supervisor, and founder of LA Weekly and LA Style magazines.  Desiring to share his good fortune, Kameron and his close friend Ralph Shapiro have already established the Pete Kameron Fund and Pete Kameron Scholarship Fund at UCLA School of Law to provide support for students from all backgrounds who are committed to a career in music, entertainment and media law.  Kameron also worked with the Shapiros to establish the Gait Analysis Laboratory at the UCLA Medical Center.  

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