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William H. Neukom Fellows Research Chair in Diversity and Law

The William H. Neukom Fellows Research Chair in Diversity and Law

The William H. Neukom Fellows Research Chair in Diversity and Law, established in 2014, is dedicated to the values of diversity in the legal profession, the creation of communities of equity and opportunity, and the provision of equal justice through law. It was created  to lead the ABF’s empirical research on law and legal processes, relating to issues of diversity and inequality that woman, people of color, people with disabilities, and persons from the LGBTQ community face in the justice system. The Neukom Fellows Research Chair was made possible through generous gifts from William H. Neukom, Walmart, the Microsoft Corporation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Sidley Austin Foundation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Kirkland and Ellis LLP, and The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. 

2015-16 Chair: Rachel F. Moran, UCLA School of Law

2016-17 Chair: Laura F. Edwards, Duke University

2017-18 Chair: Angela Onwuachi-Willig, University of Iowa College of Law

The American Bar Foundation is the world's leading research institute for the empirical study of law: we have an  established track record of research on legal diversity, equality of opportunity, and equal justice. We have vital connections with the organized bar, the legal academy, and legal employers. The ABF is dedicated to the values of diversity in the legal profession, the creation of communities of equity and opportunity, and the provision of equal justice through law.

The Neukom chair was created to build upon the work of the ABF’s Research Group on Legal Diversity, a network of scholars who conduct empirical research on diversity in the legal profession and institutions of justice, as well as the impact of diversity on legal processes and institutions. The Neukom Chair will investigate urgent questions surrounding diversity in the legal profession, as well as equal justice and opportunity, and will build on the Research Group in Legal Diversity’s work to pursue a larger research program.

For additional information about this initiative, please contact , Director of Development.

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Donor Acknowledgements

The ABF gratefully acknowledges these founding pledges and contributions made to the campaign to endow The Fellows Research Chair in Diversity and Law. Donors listed below at all levels, are gratefully acknowledged as "Founding Contributors."

Walmart Microsoft Northrop Grumman
Kirkland and Ellis LLP Sidley Autin LLP  
     

Founding Visionaries ($50,000 and more)

Founding Champions ($25,000 to $49,999)

  • Ellen J. Flannery
  • David S. and Debra Houghton

Founding Leaders ($10,000 to $24,999)

  • Mortimer M. Caplin
  • David A. Collins
  • Debby and Jimmy K. Goodman

Founding Partners ($5,000 to $9,999)

  • Laurel G. Bellows
  • Paula E. Boggs
  • Michael H. Byowitz
  • John J. Creedon
  • Doreen D. Dodson
  • George S. Frazza
  • William C. Hubbard

Gold Founders ($2,500 to $4,999)

  • Roxanne B. Conlin
  • Jean and Leonard Gilbert
  • Michael J. Horvitz
  • William G. Paul
  • Wm. T. Robinson III
  • Jennifer Stephen
  • E. Thomas Sullivan

Silver Founders ($1,000 to $2,499)

  • T. Maxfield Bahner
  • Brooksley E. Born
  • Timothy W. Bouch
  • George B. Cauthen
  • Sandra J. Chan
  • Alec Y. Chang
  • Renee DeMoss
  • Hon. Bernice B. Donald
  • Joseph M. Drayton
  • Kenneth W. Gideon
  • Roy A. Hammer
  • Barry C. Hawkins
  • John P. and Anne M. Heinz
  • Dr. and Mrs. John Holliman
  • Sara A. Kelsey
  • Loren Kieve
  • Paul W. Lee
  • Myles V. Lynk
  • Donna Melby
  • Jack H. Olender
  • Joseph M. Potenza
  • Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock
  • John S. Siffert
  • James M. Sturdivant
  • Paul Vizcarrondo
  • Chaim Wachsberger
  • Hon. Sol Wachtler
  • Rita W. Warner
  • Pauline A. Weaver
  • William F. Womble
  • Douglas R. Young
  • Jenner & Block
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in honor of Carolyn B. Lamm

Bronze Founders ($250 to $999)

  • Anonymous
  • Mark D. Agrast
  • Susan F. Appleton
  • Dennis W. Archer
  • Hon. Del W. Atwood
  • Donald I. Baker
  • Taylor L. Baker, Jr.
  • Arlena M. Barnes
  • Janice G. Barone
  • Fredrick H. Bates
  • Nicholas J. Bertschy
  • Tom Bolt
  • Sharon Y. Bowen
  • David R. Brink
  • Robert M. Carlson
  • Carlos Cebollero
  • J. Michelle Childs
  • Bradley Clary
  • John F. Cogan
  • Michael A. Cooper
  • William T. Coplin, Jr.
  • Timothy A. Coyle
  • Sarah J. Crooks
  • William F. Cunningham
  • Mark W. Curnutte
  • David J. Cynamon
  • J. Mason Davis
  • K. A. Day
  • Thomas J. DeMarino
  • Richard DiSalle
  • Lauren B. Edelman
  • James J. Elacqua
  • Jo Ann Engelhardt
  • Laura V. Farber
  • Stuart A. Forsyth
  • Paul E. Freehling
  • Greg L. Gambill
  • F. John Garza
  • Sharon S. Gerstman
  • Janice L. Gradwohl
  • Patricia L. Glaser
  • Richard C. Godfrey
  • Janice L. Gradwohl
  • Maurice B. Graham
  • Dahlia M. Gutierrez
  • Phoebe A. Haddon
  • Harry S. Hardin
  • Nicole D. Harris
  • Audrey B. Harwell
  • Thomas Z. Hayward, Jr.
  • Katherine A. Hesse
  • Barry E. Hill
  • Angela M. Hinton
  • Kay H. Hodge
  • Paula H. Holderman
  • Kathleen J. Hopkins
  • C. Timothy Hopkins
  • Lembhard G. Howell
  • Justin M. Johnson
  • Kile W. Johnson
  • William D. Johnston
  • Charles E. Jones
  • Howard Kenison
  • James A. Keller
  • Linda A. Klein in honor of Jimmy Goodman and David Houghton
  • William F. Kroener
  • Susan B. Lindenauer
  • Evan L. Loeffler
  • Mitchell A. Lowenthal
  • Donald R. Lundberg
  • Martin W. Lybecker
  • Barbara M. Lynn
  • Laurie L. Malman
  • John R. Marks
  • James S. Moody
  • Robert M. Morgenthau
  • Kay C. Murray
  • Frank X. Neuner
  • Cheryl I. Niro
  • Randall D. Noel
  • Jennifer L. Parent
  • Donald F. Parsons
  • Richard Pena
  • Steven F. Pflaum
  • Lonnie A. Powers
  • Llewelyn G. Pritchard
  • Beverly J. Quail
  • Sarah E. Redfield
  • Paul L. Reiber
  • Pamela J. Roberts
  • Carlos A. Rodriguez-Vidal
  • Elizabeth Roth
  • William J. Rowe
  • Charles M. Rowland
  • Donna W. Rucker
  • Irma S. Russell
  • William T. Russell, Jr.
  • Ernestine S. Sapp
  • H. Richard Schumacher
  • Miriam Shearing
  • Kathleen Sherby
  • George M. Simmerman
  • John S. Skilton
  • Donald D. Slesnick
  • Mary L. Smith
  • Margaret D. Stock
  • Carleton O. Strouss
  • Barry Sullivan
  • Christina M. Tchen
  • Richard B. Teitelman
  • Larry D. Thompson
  • Paul H. Titus
  • Joseph P. Tomain
  • J. David Tracy
  • Reginald M. Turner
  • Alan Van Etten
  • Keith W. Vaughan
  • Darlene A. Voracheck
  • Justin P. Walder
  • Owen B. Walsh
  • Robert A. Weeks
  • David C. Weiner
  • W. Scott Welch
  • Steven A. Wellvang
  • Thomas S. Williamson
  • Jimmy Wu
  • Gwynne A. Young
  • Stephen N. Zack
  • Diane L. Zimmerman

Founders (less than $249)

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Federico C. Alvarez
  • Jonathan D. Asher
  • Harold and Susan Baer
  • Steven L. Barghols
  • Deborah A. Barnes
  • Malcolm Beyer
  • Jap W. Blankenship
  • Ilene Lin Bloom
  • Lyle R. Bratton
  • William H. Brown
  • Thomas G. Brown
  • Alice A. Bruno
  • Christopher J. Carey
  • Hon. Avern Cohn
  • A. Hamilton Cooke
  • Nora V. Demleitner
  • Shari Diamond
  • Gregory L. Dillion
  • Robert D. Dinerstein
  • William A. Drennan
  • John W. Dunn
  • John R. Dunne
  • Hon. Dorothy Eisenberg
  • J. David Ellwanger
  • Hubert A. Farbes
  • William L. Felstiner
  • Christina A. Fiflis
  • Michael L. Fox
  • Damon L. Gannett
  • Howard B. Gelt
  • Thomas E. Geu
  • Jeffrey B. Golden
  • Terence Halliday
  • Mark I. Harrison
  • Geoffrey C. Hazard
  • Robert H. Henry
  • William R. Holzapfel
  • Richard R. Howe
  • Procter Hug
  • Steven R. Hutchins
  • Candace M. Jones
  • Raymond D. Jones
  • Robert J. Kapelke
  • Paul G. Karlsgodt
  • Marvin L. Karp
  • Beth A. Klein
  • Kimberly A. Knox
  • David B. Lewis
  • Michael E. Lindsay
  • Pierce Lively
  • Karen L. Long
  • Lucinda A. Low
  • John W. Madden
  • Andrew J. Markus
  • E. Gregory Martin
  • Michael G. Martin
  • Kathleen S. McLeroy
  • Marcia M. McMurray
  • Harry B. Mendenhall
  • Paul T. Moxley
  • Sharon F. Murphy
  • Peggy A. Nagae
  • Margaret A. Nelson
  • Lynn K. Neuner
  • Laura Beth Nielsen
  • John W. Norman
  • Timothy M. O'Brien
  • Alice Paylor
  • Joy L. Phillips
  • Burnele V. Powell
  • Diana L. Powell
  • Franklin L. Robinson
  • Joseph J. Roszkowski
  • Claudia S. Saari
  • Diana M. Savit
  • Roger D. Schwenke
  • Jon M. Sebaly
  • Susan P. Shapiro
  • David N. Simmons
  • William N. Shepherd
  • Theodore W. Small
  • Robert M. Steptoe
  • Elizabeth S. Stong
  • Ellen Y. Suni
  • David Swank
  • Katherine Tamblyn
  • Harvey M. Tettlebaum
  • Roger P. Thomasch
  • James W. Tippin
  • Jerry Tubb
  • Lucinda Underwood
  • Anthony Van Westrum
  • Sylvia H. Walbolt
  • Peter D. Willis
  • Harry A. Woods
  • Lorman Education Services

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