Arizona law firm Gammage & Burnham and members of the firm have made contributions to the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in support of the “A New Day in Court” initiative, as well as the creation of a new endowed scholarship, providing financial assistance to students pursuing their legal education.
The first gift of $50,000, supports A New Day In Court, the college’s largest capital project in over a decade, which will update University of Arizona Law’s current courtrooms that were originally built in the late 1970s, creating fully functional, state-of-the-art spaces that give students proper courtroom settings in which to learn and practice. The college’s advocacy program will also be renamed the Thomas Mauet Advocacy Program, in honor of Arizona Law Professor Emeritus and renowned trial expert Thomas Mauet.
When construction is completed, speakers will present from the Gammage & Burnham podium, an upgraded space in one of the college’s two new courtrooms.
Groundbreaking for the project is set to begin on January 2, 2024.
The second gift from Gammage & Burnham and its members established the Gammage & Burnham Endowed Scholarship. This fund will provide financial aid to deserving J.D. students at the College of Law alleviating the financial burden associated with pursuing a legal education. The scholarship was initially funded with over $25K and is fully endowed and will continue to increase in the future.
The inaugural scholarship recipient, awarded to full-time JD students with an interest in practicing law in Arizona after graduation, is first-year law student Zalen Isaacson.
“I am greatly honored to be the recipient of the Gammage & Burnham scholarship,” said Isaacson. “I grew up in Tucson, and I have always wanted to build my career in Arizona. Receiving this scholarship from a law firm with such strong roots in the state has given me a great start.”
Isaacson’s current goal while in law school is to get exposure to as many different types of law as possible, so he can best decide on a practice area. He is particularly interested in taking classes on commercial and corporate law.
“I look forward to connecting with attorneys from Gammage & Burnham and learning more about their diverse areas of practice,” added Isaacson.
Speaking on behalf of Gammage & Burnham, double wildcat Mike King (BA ’75, JD ‘79) expressed the firm’s commitment to advancing legal education and supporting the development of future legal professionals. “We are delighted to partner with University of Arizona Law to provide students with the tools they need to succeed in the legal field. These contributions reflect our dedication to fostering the growth of the legal community and ensuring that financial constraints do not hinder the pursuit of legal education.”
Gammage & Burnham
Celebrating 40 years since its founding, Gammage & Burnham continues to get the job done because they know Arizona — its laws, values, customs, and people. Since 1983, the firm has played an integral role to help shape the dynamic growth of the state alongside many of its core organizations.
Gammage & Burnham is locally owned and operated by a team of dedicated professionals, and its reach extends to all corners of Arizona, throughout the United States, and internationally with connections and experience that are as deep as their roots. The firm continues to be ranked in Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report, as well as being recognized in Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and Chambers USA.
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Scholarships at University of Arizona Law
Arizona maintains one of the lowest law school tuition rates in the country. Last year, roughly 92% of JD students received a scholarship. For more information on how to get involved with the University of Arizona Law’s scholarship program, contact Senior Director of Development Megan O’Leary at email@example.com or give directly through the link below.
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