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Class of 2014 Breaks Participation Record

Gift funds new post-graduate public interest fellowship.


The annual 3L Class Gift Campaign at Boston College Law School broke all Boston College graduation gift participation records, galvanizing a record-breaking 96 percent of third-year students in support of the Law School while also creating a meaningful legacy for future graduates.

“I’ve been helping student leaders raise funds for the graduation gift since 2006, and it’s exciting to see the 3Ls respond to the common mission of giving something back to the school they love,” says David Weinstein ’75, trustee of Boston College and member of BC Law’s Dean’s Advisory Board. “This year’s record participation rates are a credit to the leaders’ hard work and the strong community spirit the 3Ls fostered throughout their BC Law careers. Looking ahead, this 3L giving community lays a solid foundation for future philanthropic engagement that will continue to strengthen BC Law for generations to come.”

The students’ gifts, combined with the generous match provided by Weinstein, will fund a BC Law Public Service Fellowship for the Class of 2014, and will be awarded next year to a member of the Class of 2015. To recognize and reward their fundraising achievement, the Law School is funding a similar fellowship to a student from this year’s class. “This accomplishment is remarkable,” said Dean Vincent Rougeau, who hopes that this new benchmark will inspire future classes. “These are the stories that speak volumes about how special BC Law is.”