For Immediate Release

Contact:
Shari Ireton
News and Media Relations
University of Washington School of Law
206.685.9002

2009-10-15

Endowed Professorship Honors UW Law Dean Emeritus Hjorth

Ron HjorthDean Emeritus & Garvey Schubert Barer Professor Ron Hjorth

Generous gifts from alumni and friends of the UW School of Law have established the Dean Emeritus Roland L. Hjorth Endowed Professorship in recognition of Hjorth's 45 years of leadership and service to the school. The announcement of the professorship was made at Hjorth's retirement celebration on October 2, 2009.

Hjorth, the school's 12th dean, is noted for raising both public and private funds for the construction of William H. Gates Hall. He was a beloved dean who guided faculty, students, alumni, and friends to reaffirm the law school's historic commitment to a diverse faculty and student body.

The purpose of the Hjorth Endowed Professorship is to attract and retain distinguished faculty in the law school.

Gifts to help grow the Hjorth Professorship fund are still being accepted and can be made on-line.