UCLA School of Law Receives Endowment from the Family of Allan C. Lebow ‘72 to Support ‘Whither the Court’

August 16, 2016 – UCLA School of Law has received a gift of $300,000 from the family of alumnus Allan C. Lebow to permanently sustain “Whither the Court: The Allan C. Lebow Annual Supreme Court Review,” a colloquium the school holds each fall to preview the U.S. Supreme Court’s upcoming term.

The Allan C. Lebow Endowed Fund was established in memory of the 1972 graduate of the UCLA School of Law by his parents, Sanford Lebow and the late Shirley Lebow, and siblings Brian, Carol and Steven Lebow. In addition, Cindy Lebow ’73, Allan Lebow’s widow, has been a strong supporter of “Whither the Court” and her late husband’s legacy at the law school.

“Whither the Court is a favorite event of many students and alumni at the law school,” said UCLA School of Law Dean Jennifer L. Mnookin. “It offers everyone an opportunity to hear UCLA Law faculty and other experts highlight the most important cases on the Supreme Court docket, and it’s marvelous that this UCLA Law tradition is now permanently endowed.”

Allan Lebow was a distinguished member of the UCLA Law Review and participated in one of the law school’s earliest public interest clinical programs at the Center for Law and Social Policy in Washington, D.C. He also received his undergraduate degree from UCLA in Political Science (with honors) in 1969. 

Following graduation, he became a partner at the Los Angeles law firm Wyman, Bautzer, Rothman and Kuchel, where he practiced corporate and bankruptcy law.  He died in 1978 at the age of 30 in an airplane crash while traveling to a court appearance. 

“Creating a forum for active intellectual discussion and public policy arguments is a fitting tribute to Allan’s academic and professional interests and achievements,” said his father, Sanford Lebow.

The 2016 “Whither the Court” event is scheduled for Aug. 25; registration is required.