Brownstein Creates Endowed Fellowship For Law Schools

by Jon Hormachea

By Tony Flesor, LAW WEEK COLORADO

Colorado’s two law schools will continue their focus on experiential learning with the help of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck.

On May 1, Brownstein announced that it was giving a gift of $500,000 to be split evenly between the University of Colorado Law School and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. The donation is the largest that either law school has received from a law firm. The gift will create endowed fellowship programs that play to both schools’ strengths for decades to come.

Brownstein co-managing partner Adam Agron said the gift is years in the making. The conversation started before Agron took over as managing partner, in fact. The gift came out of a developing discussion between the schools’ deans and the law firm about what the schools could be doing better and differently.

There’s no question of the phenomenon in the legal industry around declining law school applications and the tough job market for new graduates since the economic downturn, Agron said. “Schools are looking to reinvent themselves.”

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