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UCLA School of Law has created an endowed fund of more than $1 million to support student scholarships at the law school in honor of the late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell. The Chris Cornell Scholarship Fund honors Cornell's commitment to justice, human rights and advocacy for those in need.

As part of an award-winning 30-year career as a singer, songwriter and performer, Cornell wrote and recorded the title song for The Promise (2017), the first feature film to illuminate the story of the Armenian genocide. All proceeds from the film have gone towards human rights causes, including the founding of the Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law. The Promise Institute awarded the first Cornell scholarships to students in the incoming class of 2019-20.

Additional friends, fans and associates of Cornell, as well as all who support UCLA Law's commitment to access and excellence in legal education, are encouraged to contribute to the fund.

"Chris Cornell was a legendary artist and a very generous person," said UCLA Law Dean Jennifer L. Mnookin. "This fund is a tribute to his memory, and we hope it is an inspiration for others to support causes greater than themselves."

Donate now, or learn more by contacting Margo Thole, Executive Director of Development, UCLA School of Law, (310) 206-1061 or

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