Hugh F. Culverhouse, Jr. Accelerates Gift to UA Law School

March 19, 2019

In celebration of the recent recognition of the Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. School of Law at The University of Alabama as the eighth highest ranked public law school in U.S. News & World Report’s list of the nation’s best law schools, Hugh F. Culverhouse, Jr. is accelerating a $5 million payment on his $25 million pledge. The payment comes well in advance of the four-year schedule for Culverhouse’s record-setting donation. Overall, the Law School is ranked 25th in the nation.

Hugh F. Culverhouse, Jr.

Hugh F. Culverhouse, Jr.

“We rose to 25th out of all law schools. But, more importantly, we’re the eighth best public law school, and that, to me, is key,” Culverhouse said, referencing the Law School named in his honor last year. “The ranking is an accomplishment that made me say, ‘I want to acknowledge how well that Law School has done,’ and so I advanced $5 million,” Culverhouse said.

The University announced in September 2018 that Culverhouse was pledging $25 million to the Law School to establish an Endowment for Excellence, and he plans to fulfill the last $5 million of his pledge later this year, two years ahead of schedule.


“We continue to be grateful for Hugh’s investment in the future of the Law School,’’ said Dr. Mark E. Brandon, dean of the Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. School of Law.  “Like Hugh, we are bullish about our future.”