The George Washington University Law School announced on July 17 that it received from the Dee J. Kelly Foundation a $1.25 million gift to support its operations. The gift from the foundation—named for Dee Kelly, Sr., J.D. ’54, a prominent Texas lawyer, power broker and political figure—will create the Dee J. Kelly Foundation Fund.
In recognition of the foundation’s generosity, the university will rename the Law School Learning Center (LLC) the Dee J. Kelly Law Learning Center. Mr. Kelly’s three children—Cindy Kelly Barnes, Dee J. Kelly, Jr., and Craig L. Kelly—are in charge of the foundation.
“All of us at George Washington are deeply grateful to the Dee J. Kelly Foundation for this generous gift, which will benefit the faculty and students of GW Law for generations to come,” said GW President Steven Knapp. “Naming the Law Learning Center in Dee Kelly’s honor creates a living legacy for a great man who was also one of our most distinguished alumni.”
GW Law, long recognized as one of the top law schools in the country, pursues a distinctive research and learning mission that engages the leading law and policy questions of our time and provides students with an education that will position them to help change the world. Accredited by the American Bar Association and a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools, GW Law was founded in 1865 and was the first law school in the District of Columbia.