CAMPAIGN UPDATE: GordonDerr honors Peter Buck '73 with gift

Peter Buck '73The Seattle land use and real estate law firm of GordonDerr LLP recently honored UW law school alumnus, and former Buck & Gordon partner, Peter Buck '73 with the creation of the Peter L. Buck Public Interest Law Association (PILA) Grant in Environmental Law.

"The Peter Buck Grant is a generous endowment that will support and fund public interest legal work with an environmental focus for years to come," said PILA co-president Stephanie Kotecki. "We appreciate the dedication to public interest and the support for law students evidenced by this gift, and are honored to administer the grant."

The GordonDerr gift, which will provide one full PILA grant each year to a UW law student for projects that relate to the environment, is in honor of Buck's passion for helping young lawyers, as well as his expertise in environmental law.

"Pete has always enjoyed mentoring students from the law school, and GordonDerr (formerly Buck & Gordon) has a great history of supporting PILA," said Jay Derr, friend and former partner of Buck. "GordonDerr is proud to carry on this tradition."