Diversity Funds

Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at the University of Georgia School of Law

At the Law School, we embrace the University of Georgia's commitment “to be a diverse campus that is enriched and informed by the personal, cultural, and intellectual differences of its students, faculty, staff, and visitors.” That commitment forms part of our mission and is reflected in our motto - Prepare. Connect. Lead. We prepare future professionals who are reflective of, and sensitive to, an increasingly diverse society. We connect those future professionals with those who preceded them and helped to build the bridges they now cross. Through this work, we help to produce leaders of bench, bar, business and government equipped to serve in an increasingly globalized society. Through your continued support, the funds listed below will continue to make an impact on diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

  • Chester C. Davenport -
    • Chester C. Davenport Memorial Endowment: The purpose of the Fund is to provide scholarships, fellowships, and distinguished law fellowships to students within the School of Law. Preference will be given to graduates of Georgia-based historically Black colleges and universities and to those who demonstrate characteristics consistent with Chester C. Davenport’s legacy, including, but not limited to, academic excellence, courage, determination, and a trailblazing spirit.
       
    • Chester C. Davenport Scholarship: The purpose of the Fund is to support educational diversity at the University of Georgia School of Law in honor of the School’s first African American graduate. The scholarship is limited to students who will contribute significantly to the diversity of the student body, including because they have overcome significant disadvantage or hardship, because they have a close familiarity with prejudice and poverty, because they have demonstrably encountered these conditions, or members of groups historically underrepresented in law school and the practice of law.
       
    • Chester C. Davenport BLSA Support Fund: The purpose of the Fund is to support the Black Law Students Association within the School of Law. Support shall include such activities as on-campus conferences, travel to conferences or to competitions, year-end banquet, and other student-related activities.
       
  • Benham Scholars Program: The purpose of the Fund is to provide support for the Benham Scholars Program at the School of Law. The Program was created to attract and support diverse students, particularly those from legally underserved areas, who might think law school is beyond their reach.
     
  • Robinson Scholars Program Fund: The purpose of the Fund is to provide support for the Robinson Scholars Program at the School of Law. The Program was created to enhance diversity in the legal profession by recruiting and providing long-term support to students from legally underserved communities. Consideration will be given to students who wish to serve the State of Georgia through public interest work.
     
  • Judge Horace J. Johnson Memorial Endowment: The purpose of the Fund is to provide support of the Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr. Lecture on Race, Law and Policy; co-sponsored by the School of Law and the School of Public and International Affairs to honor the late jurist, who was a trailblazer for the Black community in Georgia. This lecture series provides an opportunity for our campus community to hear from thought leaders at the intersection of race, law, and policy. 

 


The Law School Advancement Office welcomes the opportunity to talk with donors about making gifts to existing funds or creating new funds to benefit the law school.  For more information, please contact the Law School Advancement Office at (706) 542-7639 or lawgifts@uga.edu.