A Gift to Carolina Law, An Investment in North Carolina’s Future

“Jerry’s generosity will allow Carolina Law to recruit the strongest teachers and students in the country."

“Jerry’s generosity will allow Carolina Law to recruit the strongest teachers and students in the country."

The UNC School of Law has received the largest single cash gift in the school’s history from North Carolina business icon Jerry Wordsworth. The unrestricted gift supports the school’s mission to prepare outstanding lawyer-leaders. Like all gifts to Carolina Law, it is an investment in the future of North Carolina and the nation.

“Although I am not a lawyer and did not graduate from UNC, I believe that lawyers who hold to the highest ethical standards, are committed to public service, and understand business are critical to the future of our country. I wanted to play a part in making sure other business entrepreneurs and communities have access to the best legal counsel,” said Wordsworth.

Private gifts like Wordsworth’s enable the law school to pursue opportunities quickly as they arise, in support of thriving professional development programs and experiential learning opportunities.

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