Brad Sears to be the Inaugural David Sanders Distinguished Scholar

Williams Institute & UCLA Law Thank David Sanders for $2 Million in New Gifts

Brad Sears to be the Inaugural David Sanders Distinguished Scholar

We are thrilled to recognize former Williams Institute Founders Council member and part of the UCLA Law family, David Sanders.  David and his partner of forty years, beloved UCLA School of Law Professor Jesse Dukeminier, have made over $4 million in gifts to the UCLA School of Law and the Williams Institute.  This year, David Sanders is generously giving $2 million to endow the David Sanders Distinguished Scholar, the Rand Schrader Endowed Fund, and the Dukeminier Awards Journal.

“I am personally honored and deeply touched,” said Brad Sears, “to become the David Sanders Distinguished Scholar after I leave my Executive Director role this summer.”





The Rand Schrader Endowed Fund will support a Chair or Distinguished Scholar at UCLA School of Law to be named after Judge Rand Schrader.  The holder of the position will be a scholar dedicated to the issues that Judge Rand Schrader, a pioneering civil rights activist, leading member of the California Bar, and UCLA School of Law alum, cared so deeply about–including civil rights, LGBT rights, HIV/AIDS law and policy, and diversity in the judiciary.



The Dukeminier Awards Journal recognizes the best sexual orientation and gender identity legal scholarship published each year.  The goals of the journal are to encourage scholars to write about sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy and provide access to each year’s best scholarly materials for lawyers, judges, and policy makers.

Thank you, David, for $2 million in new endowment gifts to the Williams Institute and the UCLA School of Law!

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